A New Venture

Who loves LuLaRoe?

No, I’m not about to start selling it. I’m not a salesperson. I just can’t commit to direct sales, trying to convince people they need this or that.

But I have purchased my fair share of Lula. The sizing though… Size up in this, size down in that. So confusing! Then there’s the “hacks,” ie various ways to wear a single shirt, dress or skirt. But will those hacks look good on my plus size body? Do I really need to size down in a Perfect Tee even though I’m a bigger girl. Should I order it and potentially have to deal with a return? I had all these thoughts recently when I hosted an online popup. My wonderful consultant is thin, so she can easily and comfortably wear all the clothes she sells, and all the hacks look amazing on her (seriously, love her styling!). But I have a very different body, so I took to YouTube to see if I could find some more insight.

LulaRoe Maxi Skirt, as a dress, on the 4th of July.

And I found Amos Trombetto. She has a body similar to mine. I can relate to her. Her videos were so helpful. She shows how the different materials stretch and move. She shows how different sizes look on her body. Which helped me see how things would look on my body. I have never really been one to turn to YouTube videos (except for a hair tutorial once), but she was so helpful! I’ve watched many of her videos since, and have started watching Stitch Fix and Gwynnie Bee unboxings, as well as some try-ons from various stores.

I look for the women who seem to have my kind of style and/or my kind of body. I am a more casual dresser. I am not eccentric. I don’t know how to do makeup and I don’t have good hair. I try to look nice, but I’m definitely not like many of the YouTube ladies I have found. I have a hard time finding someone “like me.”

Top and vest: Rue 21, Shorts: Maurices

So I have been thinking I may have found my niche. I am planning to start doing some type of clothing reviews, probably both on YouTube and on here. I just signed up for Birchbox (because maybe I’ll learn a little about makeup and skin care) and will do an unboxing when it arrives.

I’m not sure how to pull it off. Time, children, lighting, where to shoot, equipment. So I will play around with different things and it will probably take some time for me to get my first video up. But I’ll do it!

So that’s my new venture. I will certainly keep you updated and hope to have your support!

(I’ll have to do something about my adorable little photo bombers. 😉 )

Top: Rue 21, Shorts: Maurices

7 thoughts on “A New Venture

  1. I am also not a size 2 and appreciate seeing fashion how it looks in real life. I think you may be onto this as a niche, especially if it brings you joy. I loved the pictures with the kids in them.


  2. This is such an excellent idea and you are the perfect person to do it. So much of the stuff I see is eccentric or too modern (only suits for one season) or just takes too much time.
    I think you’ve got some great skills!


  3. I love Lula too. You pictures look fine in the backyard setting that they are in. I think people like the “real life” pictures rather than the staged ones inside anyway. Make sure to put your stuff on Pinterest too. Great idea and have fun with it!


  4. Great post. Thanks for being transparent. I think it’s important for moms to take time to make themselves look nice and feel nice. We deserve to look good too! I’ve never tried Lula, but I do see their advertisements on Facebook. Direct sales scares me too lol. I think you look nice in all of the looks but my fav is the one with the vest.


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