LuLaRoe Key Piece #8: Julia Dress, Black and Grey

 LULAROE CAPSULE CHALLENGE | KEY PIECE #8 JULIA DRESS BLACK AND GREY

LULAROE CAPSULE CHALLENGE | KEY PIECE #8 JULIA DRESS BLACK AND GREY

A Julia Dress For All Occasions

This isn't the first time I've sung praises for the ever versatile, slightly sexy LuLaRoe Julia dress. This black and grey number, courtesy of LuLaRoe Kate & Jamie, is no exception. LuLaRoe Julia boasts a classic shape, a super flexible fit and blank canvas sensibility that seamlessly shifts from from day job to date night to dry cleaning pickup with a simple switch of accessories.

LuLaRoe Julia Is Away From Her Desk Right Now

 LULAROE CAPSULE CHALLENGE | KEY PIECE #8 JULIA DRESS BLACK AND GREY

LULAROE CAPSULE CHALLENGE | KEY PIECE #8 JULIA DRESS BLACK AND GREY

Shop Office Extras 

LuLaRoe Julia Never Splits the Bill

 LULAROE CAPSULE CHALLENGE | KEY PIECE #8 JULIA DRESS BLACK AND GREY

LULAROE CAPSULE CHALLENGE | KEY PIECE #8 JULIA DRESS BLACK AND GREY

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LuLaRoe Julia Runs 5K Errands  

 LULAROE CAPSULE CHALLENGE | KEY PIECE #8 JULIA DRESS BLACK AND GREY

LULAROE CAPSULE CHALLENGE | KEY PIECE #8 JULIA DRESS BLACK AND GREY

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Many thanks to LuLaRoe Kate & Jaime for LuLaRoe Key Piece #8: Julia Dress, Black & Grey

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 LuLaRoe Kate and Jaime

LuLaRoe Kate and Jaime

  1. Read this: From Hater to Fan Girl, My LuLaRoe Capsule Challenge
  2. Now this: LuLaRoe Key Piece #1: Perfect Tee, Striped
  3. Next: LuLaRoe Key Piece #2: Julia Dress, Coral
  4. Another: LuLaRoe Key Piece #3: Sarah Cardigan, Heather Grey
  5. One more: LuLaRoe Key Piece #4 Azure Skirt, Black
  6. And this: LuLaRoe Key Piece #5 Julia Dress, Black and White Print
  7. There's more: LuLaRoe Key Piece #6 Cassie Skirt, Cheetah Print
  8. Can't stop now: LuLaRoe Key Piece #7 Print Leggings

Love LuLaRoe? On a unicorn hunt? Wonder where I scored that awesome cheetah print Cassie skirt? Talk to me! (And dammit if you've read this far, click the little heart below!)

xoxo Jenn

LuLaRoe Key Piece #7: Print Leggings

 LuLaRoe Capsule Challenge | Key Piece #7 Print Leggings

LuLaRoe Capsule Challenge | Key Piece #7 Print Leggings

That Time I Said I'd Never Leave My House in LuLaRoe Leggings

In this video I claimed that I'd never, ever leave my house in LuLaRoe leggings. Well. People can change. After spending several months deeply entrenched in the wacky world of LuLaRoe, I've eased back on that policy - a little.  

How to Leave Your House in LuLaRoe Leggings

Scenario #1: Pop of Print

When wearing LuLaRoe leggings out of your home for the sake of fashion (not an oxymoron!) it is advisable to treat the print like flair. Think accent wall, not flying unicorn wallpaper. 

 MappCraft | LuLaRoe Capsule Challenge | Key Piece #7 Print Leggings

MappCraft | LuLaRoe Capsule Challenge | Key Piece #7 Print Leggings

Scenario #2: Namaste What?

A few seconds pursuing the OTHER "Lu-" leggings retailer will reveal a bevy of printed leg wear for triple the price of your $25 pizza pants. My point? Wear LuLaRoe to yoga. They are stretchy, comfortable and a yoga studio is among the safest spaces on the planet to wear weird printed pants without fear of ridicule. 

 MappCraft | LuLaRoe Capsule Challenge | Key Piece #7 Print Leggings

MappCraft | LuLaRoe Capsule Challenge | Key Piece #7 Print Leggings

Scenario #3: Holiday Whimsy

Nothing says light-hearted like cherub print leggings on Valentine's Day. Just take them off before hubby gets home. Whimsical is adorable for the kindergarten class party but it's not going to earn you a new Yurman bracelet. 'Na mean?

Seriously, the holiday prints have my heart. They are cute, comfy and fun - especially when you are celebrating holidays with small children. Let's hope LuLaRoe does a better job with Valentines than it did with Christmas. This isn't a disco. All I wanted was some peppermint print leggings.

 MappCraft | LuLaRoe Capsule Challenge | Key Piece #7 Print Leggings

MappCraft | LuLaRoe Capsule Challenge | Key Piece #7 Print Leggings


Many thanks to LuLaRoe Cheryl Holloway for LuLaRoe Key Piece #7: Printed Leggings

If you are just joining the LuLaRoe Capsule Challenge - BACK UP!

  1. Read this: From Hater to Fan Girl, My LuLaRoe Capsule Challenge
  2. Now this: LuLaRoe Key Piece #1: Perfect Tee, Striped
  3. Next: LuLaRoe Key Piece #2: Julia Dress, Coral
  4. Another: LuLaRoe Key Piece #3: Sarah Cardigan, Heather Grey
  5. One more: LuLaRoe Key Piece #4 Azure Skirt, Black
  6. And this: LuLaRoe Key Piece #5 Julia Dress, Black and White Print
  7. There's more: LuLaRoe Key Piece #6 Cassie Skirt, Cheetah Print

Love LuLaRoe? On a unicorn hunt? Wonder where I scored that awesome cheetah print Cassie? Talk to me! (And dammit if you've read this far, click the little heart below!)

xoxo Jenn

LuLaRoe Key Piece #6: Cassie Skirt, Cheetah Print

 MappCraft Capsule Challenge: LuLaRoe Key Piece #6 | Cassie Skirt, Cheetah Print

MappCraft Capsule Challenge: LuLaRoe Key Piece #6 | Cassie Skirt, Cheetah Print

Oh Hey, Sassy Cassie

I'm not gonna lie, I like the LuLaRoe Cassie skirt (courtesy of LuLaRoe Consultant Lorean Bradley). Like, a lot. 

And like nearly every other garment in the 10 Piece LuLaRoe Capsule Challenge, I was incredulous. At first touch, the LuLaRoe Cassie fabric is stiffish and vaguely puffy. Sizing is equally confounding. This cheetah print Cassie skirt is an XS. I wear a 28 pant. That's a three size deferential. Also, the LuLaRoe Cassie skirt is long. I am short. Understandably, concern.

Surprise, surprise! The extra length keeps the Cassie from riding thigh high after a 4 yard trot, which is the case with all of my other unstructured pencil skirts. Sure, the waistband reaches my bra, but Cassie's slim fit makes it hardly noticeable under a tunic top.

The best thing about Cassie? She's a sassy little shape shifter. Throw Cassie around your neck and presto! Infiniti scarf. Throw on a strapless, pull her up and bang! Tunic tube top.

What's not to love?

Sassy Cassie: Classic

 MappCraft Capsule Challenge: LuLaRoe Key Piece #6 | Cassie Skirt, Cheetah Print

MappCraft Capsule Challenge: LuLaRoe Key Piece #6 | Cassie Skirt, Cheetah Print

Worn as intended, the LuLaRoe Cassie is a classic pencil skirt. For this look I played DJ Print Mix and threw on a cheetah print + graphic stripe mash up. I layered on my army green Joie Anorak jacket and accessorized with a crackle metallic YSL Muse tote, gold DVF strappy block heel sandals and my orange Hermes Collier de Chien cuff. 

Sassy Cassie: Infiniti Scarf

 MappCraft Capsule Challenge: LuLaRoe Key Piece #6 | Cassie Skirt, Cheetah Print

MappCraft Capsule Challenge: LuLaRoe Key Piece #6 | Cassie Skirt, Cheetah Print

Layered on top of a solid LuLaRoe Julia dress, the Cassie shape shifts into a perfectly paired print scarf. That's a foolproof LuLaRoe outfit formula for you right there: Solid Julia dress + print Cassie skirt.

Sassy Cassie: Top Swap

 MappCraft Capsule Challenge: LuLaRoe Key Piece #6 | Cassie Skirt, Cheetah Print

MappCraft Capsule Challenge: LuLaRoe Key Piece #6 | Cassie Skirt, Cheetah Print

As a slightly fitted tube top, Cassie's shape is the perfect complement to Azure's A-line. Not feeling it? Swap them and you've got a completely different outfit.

Imagine this: 1 outfit featuring 3 Cassies: One as a skirt, one as a tube top and another as an infiniti scarf. MIND BLOWN.


Many thanks to LuLaRoe Consultant Lorean Bradley for LuLaRoe Key Piece #6: Cassie skirt, cheetah print

If you are just joining the LuLaRoe Capsule Challenge - BACK UP!

  1. Read this: From Hater to Fan Girl, My LuLaRoe Capsule Challenge
  2. Now this: LuLaRoe Key Piece #1: Perfect Tee, Striped
  3. Next: LuLaRoe Key Piece #2: Julia Dress, Coral
  4. Another: LuLaRoe Key Piece #3: Sarah Cardigan, Heather Grey
  5. One more: LuLaRoe Key Piece #4 Azure Skirt, Black
  6. And this: LuLaRoe Key Piece #5 Julia Dress, Black and White Print

Love LuLaRoe? On a unicorn hunt? Wonder where I scored that awesome cheetah print Cassie? Talk to me! (And dammit if you've read this far, click the little heart below!)

xoxo Jenn

LuLaRoe Key Piece #5: Julia Dress, Black & White Print

LuLaRoe Key Piece 5: Julia Dress B/W Print

Put Me In Coach!

With her casual cool baseball sleeves, crazy comfy fabric and layer loving lines, LuLaRoe Key Piece #5: Julia Dress, Black & White Print, complements of LuLaRoe Consultant Cheryl Holloway, is undisputed wardrobe bench strength.

While sexy Julia Coral is game for cocktails and chill; Julia B&W Print is a pinch hit player you can count on -- no matter what curve balls the week throws your way. 

Manic Monday 

 LuLaRoe Key Piece #5: Julia Dress, Black & White Print | The throw it on solution to manic Monday mornings

LuLaRoe Key Piece #5: Julia Dress, Black & White Print | The throw it on solution to manic Monday mornings

The good ole work week welcome: You woke up late, can't find matching socks for the kids and the last thing you have the brain cells to brainstorm is an outfit. LuLaRoe Julia B&W Print steps up to the plate! Throw on a bright scarf (to wake up your face) and a heel (to look like you tried) and slide right into the home office. SAFE!

Thirsty Thursday

 LuLaRoe Key Piece #5: Julia Dress, Black & White Print | Sassy When She Wants to Be

LuLaRoe Key Piece #5: Julia Dress, Black & White Print | Sassy When She Wants to Be

Work From Home Thursday! Best. Day. Ever. No mad rush to beautify by day break; you don't bother to bathe until 4. Then it's off to entertain your therapist for an hour followed by dinner and drinks with a bestie. LuLaRoe Julia B&W Print can play this game! Casual cute always and extra sassy with accessories, LuLaRoe Julia B&W Print holds her own - on and off the field. 

Weekend Warrior

 LuLaRoe Key Piece #5: Julia Dress, Black & White Print | Your busy Saturday style strategy

LuLaRoe Key Piece #5: Julia Dress, Black & White Print | Your busy Saturday style strategy

Whoever came up with expression "Working for the Weekend" wasn't a working mom. Saturday is double header of household duties and child chasing. LuLaRoe Julia B&W Print shows up in the clutch, helps you swoop up kids from soccer and sweep up the clubhouse with ease - and style. It's been a long day, Momma. Toss a few back and curl up on the couch with your iPhone - you earned it. 


 MANY THANKS TO  LULAROE CONSULTANT CHERYL HOLLOWAY  | LULAROE KEY PIECE #5: JULIA DRESS, BLACK & WHITE PRINT

MANY THANKS TO LULAROE CONSULTANT CHERYL HOLLOWAY | LULAROE KEY PIECE #5: JULIA DRESS, BLACK & WHITE PRINT

Many thanks to LuLaRoe Consultant Cheryl Holloway for inspiring this series AND for LuLaRoe Key Piece #5: Julia Dress, Black and White Print

If you are just joining the LuLaRoe Capsule Challenge - BACK UP!

  1. Read this: From Hater to Fan Girl, My LuLaRoe Capsule Challenge
  2. Now this: LuLaRoe Key Piece #1: Perfect Tee, Striped
  3. Next: LuLaRoe Key Piece #2: Julia Dress, Coral
  4. Another: LuLaRoe Key Piece #3: Sarah Cardigan, Heather Grey
  5. One more: LuLaRoe Key Piece #4 Azure Skirt, Black

Love LuLaRoe? On a unicorn hunt? Wonder where I scored that awesome cheetah print Cassie? Talk to me! (And dammit if you've read this far, click the little heart below!)

xoxo Jenn

LuLaRoe Key Piece #4: Azure Skirt, Black

LuLaRoe Key Piece #4: Azure Skirt, Black

Meet Azure: World's Most Versatile Skirt

I've got a whole lotta of love and one critical piece of constructive advice to share about LuLaRoe Key Piece #4: Azure Skirt, black, courtesy of LuLaRoe Consultant Amy Homan.

So Right, It's Wrong

First, the bad news. Azure is sized all sorts of wrong.

Actually - no. Azure is sized all sorts of right. 

Confused yet? 

By the time Amy contacted me to offer up a black Azure skirt for the capsule, I thought I'd finally wrapped my head around LuLaRoe's cray interpretation of the metric system. In real life I wear a 6/28 pant. In a LuLaRoe Cassie skirt, I float away in a M. So naturally I requested an XS Azure. 

Imagine my frustration when I pulled on my new Azure and it fit like, well, an XS. Tight.

Lesson:  Order your true size in Azure. 

The Good News

Azure is the most versatile skirt ever! I styled it as a skirt, as a trapeze top, over a Julia dress and under a cinched Perfect Tee. In every instance - power proportions!  

Take a look.

The Woman Who Wore 2 Skirts

 LuLaRoe Key Piece #4: Azure Skirt, Black - As a Top over Cassie Skirt

LuLaRoe Key Piece #4: Azure Skirt, Black - As a Top over Cassie Skirt

For my first act, I styled Azure as a trapeze top over a cheetah print Cassie skirt (courtesy of LuLaRoe Consultant Lorean Bradley). See what I mean about power proportions? When worn as a top, Azure's fitted bodice and swingy hem make it a perfect strapless accompaniment to the slim lines of a Cassie skirt. Throw on a cropped jacket and you could get away with this outfit at the office. After 5, lose the blazer and head for happy hour.

 LuLaRoe Key Piece #4: Azure Skirt, Black under Cassie Skirt as a Top

LuLaRoe Key Piece #4: Azure Skirt, Black under Cassie Skirt as a Top

Let's say happy hour ended at 8AM, on someone else's couch. No Judgement! No worries! After a simple shirt to skirt swap and shoe switch, no one's the wiser. It's a totally different outfit! Who says a cheetah can't change its spots? 

I'm So Over Julia

 LuLaRoe Key Piece #4: Azure Skirt, Black under Julia Dress as a Top

LuLaRoe Key Piece #4: Azure Skirt, Black under Julia Dress as a Top

Outfit #3 features yet another garment re-interpretation: my girl Julia Coral as a top under Azure. A scarf-turned-belt adds detail at the waist while cheetah wedges remind your co-workers about your true nature and last week's wild Wednesday night.  

A Cinch to Style

 LuLaRoe Key Piece #4: Azure Skirt, Black Under Cinched Perfect Tee

LuLaRoe Key Piece #4: Azure Skirt, Black Under Cinched Perfect Tee

For the last look of this collection, I play up Azure's classic a-lines with a billowy bottomed Perfect Tee. At first attempt, Azure + Perfect Tee was an imperfect pairing; the top's handkerchief hem just, well, hung. With one little twist (at the mid-back on the inside of the Perfect Tee, adhered with a hair tie) the proportions are perfected. A cinch to style!

Next up: LuLaRoe Key Piece #5: Julia Dress, Micro Print

 LuLaRoe Key Piece #5: Julia Dress, Micro Dots

LuLaRoe Key Piece #5: Julia Dress, Micro Dots


If you are just joining us for the LuLaRoe Capsule Challenge - BACK UP!

  1. First, read this: From Hater to Fan Girl, My LuLaRoe Capsule Challenge
  2. Now this: LuLaRoe Key Piece #1: Perfect Tee, Striped
  3. Next: LuLaRoe Key Piece #2: Julia Dress, Coral
  4. One more: LuLaRoe Key Piece #3: Sarah Cardigan, Heather Grey

Love LuLaRoe? On a unicorn hunt? Wonder where I scored that awesome cheetah print Cassie? Talk to me! (And dammit if you've read this far, click the little heart below!)

xoxo Jenn