I keep getting added to all these Facebook parties. You probably have been too. You know the ones- the ones with the so-called “buttery” leggings that come in all the interesting prints. A lot of these prints are a bit loud for my taste and my initial response was something like “Thanks, but no thanks”.
But then my friend Heather launched her new business. And I watched as she put together these absolutely adorable outfits. Like these:
I loved her style and it got my attention. Although I still wasn’t ready for those wild leggings- I decided to take the plunge and order a shirt. I’d won a contest and had a discount, so it seemed like a good chance to see what all the hype was about.
I ordered this shirt, known as an “Irma”:
And guess what?
I love it!!!
The print and colors are beautiful, it’s super soft and comfy, and I love that it can be dressed up for a night out or dressed down to chase my kids at the playground. When I wear it I feel comfy but also cute and put-together.
Maybe I do like this LuLaRoe thing after all!
What is LuLaRoe?
LuLaRoe is a clothing company that strives to make comfortable, modest, clothing for women. Each day, they create 150 new prints. In each of those prints, they make 2,500 pieces of clothing in various styles and sizes. These items are then distributed to the consultants, like my friend Heather, to sell. After those 2,500 pieces, that print is never used again.
This exclusivity of prints has created what is commonly referred to as “unicorn” prints. These are prints people love and are often in high demand, which can make them hard to find. Apparently, some people even turn to places like eBay to find their unicorn print, where they may pay 3 or more times what the retail price is.
LuLaRoe is only sold through consultants, like Heather. The entire company is founded on the premise of allowing moms to stay home with their kids while they own a business and earn an income.
I was shocked when Heather told me that the start-up cost for becoming a consultant with LuLaRoe is around $5,000. That’s a hefty price tag compared to other multi-level-marketing companies! Here’s why:
LuLaRoe consultants own 100% of their own business. They are treated like boutique owners. They purchase the merchandise they want to sell at a wholesale price and then sell it at retail. That is a distinct difference from other MLM companies.
LuLaRoe and the Military
Because of its popularity, income earning potential, and it’s portability, the business of LuLaRoe is rapidly growing among the military spouse community.
My own friend, Heather, is a former military spouse herself. Her husband served 8 years in the United States Marine Corps (she was married to him for 6 of those years). They have 3 sons, each of whom was born in a different state, courtesy of the military and the frequent moves it requires.
Heather’s husband only separated from the military a few months ago and she says she already misses the community of other military spouses. She says the bond she had with her military spouse friends is one that will last a lifetime. Those friends became family to her, especially because her own family lives overseas in England.
I have specifically chosen to feature Heather today because I think she is a reminder to us to support not just the military spouses who are currently serving, but those whose families have recently left the service too.
That transitional time from military back to civilian can be a very difficult time for families both emotionally and financially. Thankfully Heather’s family is making the transition quite well, in large part because of LuLaRoe.
Heather says that LuLaRoe has been such a blessing to their family. They have been able to pay off debts and now have their first ever family vacation planned, thanks to the income LuLaRoe is providing!
Heather has also been able to meet people and develop friendships with others in her new city through LuLaRoe, which has been an added bonus of the business!
The Best Part
When you talk with Heather or visit her Facebook group, you can tell she has so much FUN with LuLaRoe. I think she has been so successful largely due to how much she enjoys what she’s doing. It’s contagious and makes you want in on it too- and now you can be!
Heather is offering a FREE DRESS to one of our lucky Servant Mama readers! The “Julia” is my personal favorite, but you will get to choose whatever style and print you like best. All you have to do to enter is comment below with which style of dress is your favorite! If you’re the winner, which style of dress would you be most likely to choose: Julia, Carly, or Nicole?
(Photo credits: LuLaRoe.com)
The best part of LuLaRoe for Heather is being able to help all women feel comfortable and confident, regardless of their size. LuLaRoe carries XS- 3X sizes because all women deserve to look and feel their best.
So go ahead and check out Heather’s Facebook page and feel free to message her any questions you might have and make sure to share this post with your LuLa loving friends so they can have a chance to win a new dress too!
***This giveaway is now CLOSED, but Heather’s Facebook page is still going strong, so check it out!!!
PS- If you are a military spouse and want to see your business featured here, contact me!