What is better than buttery soft leggings and pretty dresses that do not wrinkle? That is right: not much. I adore my closet full of simply comfortable clothes, but it is time to say goodbye LuLaRoe. Read more to see where I am going next.
Bless Lives and Strengthen Families
If you are looking for a hateful, bashing blog post from a bitter ex-retailer, you are in the wrong place. I am so grateful for LuLaRoe and all the opportunities and experiences it brought me and my family. I am a completely different person than I was a year ago when I was a stay at home mom of two searching for a purpose and longing for something that was only mine. That was the moment a friend of mine started selling LuLaRoe.
She blew it out of the water and I knew I wanted in on that deal. I had a couple pieces of LuLaRoe from hosting a popup and the never ending generosity of giveaways and loved them. I loved the comfort and how I could wear all the styles through pregnancy and postpartum. I loved their mission statement and the heart of the founding family. There were so many positives and I could not wait to get started.
I did all the preparation in my six weeks in the queue. Bought racks and hangers and all the other things needed to start a business. My launch party was great. I met new friends, reconnected with old friends and made some money hustling cute clothing. Life was good.
Why say Goodbye?
However, I had two young children. At the time I started, I had two under two and they demanded quite a bit of attention. LuLaRoe required a lot of time and dedication, but so did my children and household. Soon, my priorities were all kinds of jumbled. I would leave dishes in the sink to work my business because it was just that much more fun to make outfits. I would stay up all hours of the night taking pictures and posting in multi consultant groups and then would be short the next day because of endless exhaustion. There was no issue with working LuLaRoe, but rather my time management skills that made my own life difficult. I overestimated my own capabilities and eventually had to come to terms with the fact that I am not super woman and I can not do all the things.
When I worked the business, I made money. Plain and simple. It was fun, but it was not easy. I forgot to account for the fact my lovely, beautiful, curious children would love the clothing as much as I did. My son would take all my Cassies (pencil skirts) off my rack and bury me in them saying “ooooooo, pretty!” My fuzzy critters were not allowed in the LuLaRoe Room and so naturally, that was their favorite room. My sweet little daughter who was just learning to crawl thought the tags were delicious! None of this was the fault of LuLaRoe, but rather the dynamic of my own household.
I started not wanting to work at all when they were awake. If you have multiple young children, you know how often both of them are asleep at one time. This left me tired, cranky and irritable. Over time, I realized that while LuLaRoe was an amazing opportunity, it was just not the best option for my family at that time.
Thank you, LuLaRoe
I want to be clear: I do not regret a thing. I LOVED my time with the business. New opportunities and experiences were around every corner. Even while I must say goodbye LuLaRoe, I want to be clear that there is still so much love in my heart for everything. I will not forget. My experiences are forever burned into my story.
- Thank you LuLaRoe for every opportunity.
- Thank you LuLaRoe for introducing me to Suite Sassy Pants.
- Thank you LuLaRoe for introducing me to Color Street.
- Thank you LuLaRoe for teaching me to reach for the stars.
- Thank you LuLaRoe for the dozens of new friends and countless new connections.
- Thank you LuLaRoe for helping me provide for my family.
- Thank you LuLaRoe for taking us to California for the first time.
- Thank you LuLaRoe for all the lessons learned.
- Thank you LuLaRoe for all the fantastic memories.
- Thank you LuLaRoe for my fabulous closet of adorable clothes.
- Thank you LuLaRoe for being my launching point for my future.
Goodbye LuLaRoe. Thank you.
What is next?
At Vision 2017 (LuLaRoe’s Convention), I was introduced to a brand new company called Color Street. I originally joined it as a side hustle to keep my nails pretty during live sales and use as giveaways for my regular customers. However, things exploded. I sold more Color Street than LuLaRoe that first month. Suddenly, I started building a team.
Now, I have several dozen ladies under me and I decided my time was much better spent training them to be successful than trying to focus on LuLaRoe. I built a community called the Glitter Tribe where we can all hang out and chat mom life. I started training to become an Affiliated Bradley Method Teacher. This blog became reality. This is my new life and it is a much better fit for our family.