So if you're following me on Facebook at all you probably know that I have a new love. Yes, it is mutual in case you're wondering.
Basically it's muh closet. Well, not all of it but this new little section where I hang my LuLaRoe. (LLR). Ok, it's just my LLR.
But for real. Since we've found each other we've gone so many places, met some wonderful people, and been so comfy and cozy and warm.
If you aren't already familiar with the company I am delighted to tell you about it, because it has made such a ....cue cliche term here.... PROFOUND IMPACT ON MY LIFE.
After having two children emerge from my insides; leaving me less than unscathed; you could say I've had a love-hate relationship with my clothing. Love in the purely sarcastic sense.
I cannot begin to estimate how many items of clothing I own that I never wear. And I mean "NEVER"; quite literally. My closet has not been a functioning warehouse for my duds but more or less a shrine to a the body of my twenties - once had but not appreciated. Oh the times I complained a little extra hip or booty and what I wouldn't give for just that little extra bit now. *le sigh
For the last oh I dunno 6 years or so, I've resigned to my husbands tees around the house and my sister's Torrid hand me downs when I did finally find the nerve to crawl out from under the rock that's become my roof. I say rock with all seriousness because it has been a heavy weight on my shoulders. My poor husband is the kind of person who likes to visit and run around with a smile on his face all the time and he had all but quit asking me to go with him because it looked a little something like this:
Him: "Hey hon, I've got to run to Wal-Mart, wanna ride with me?"
Me: (either one of two outcomes) 1. "Uh, yeah...give me a couple minutes" 20 minutes and 10 outfits later - through tears - on the floor of the closet - *sniffle, *sniffle "just go ahead, maybe next time"
OR 2. "Nooo....I don't feel like it" [translation: I don't have anything to wear. TO WALMART.]
I mean, have you seen the "People of Walmart" website?? Clearly there is no dress code.
Enter my sister's new business. Oh I swore up and down when I went to help her with it that I was not buying into another work-at-home "opportunity". Especially one which sold less-than-cheap stuff. [Or would it be more-than-cheap. Um...not free or close to it, ok, and ya'll know that's my jam.]
I took pictures for her, watched her play around with it on social media. And accepted an outfit as trade for helping and put it on to go clearance shopping at Old Navy. But while I was there, in said outfit... I stopped shopping the disposable clothes on the closeout racks and took note of how I felt.
A. Attractive -people wanted to know where I got my leggings.
B. Bold - I don't usually wear anything with a print
C. Completely Covered.
D. Drapey - hey this hides the area that normally bulges, but isn't
E. Energized - I could run errands for days like this!
F....it I need to tell people about this stuff!
So I took a HUGE leap of faith and found a place willing (or ignorant) enough to give me a loan. I didn't have a paycheck, we lived off my husband's money. Yet I was determined to let other women know getting dressed doesn't have to be a struggle. I barely remember the way I was before and it's easy to laugh about it now, but the truth is I was dealing with some pretty severe anxiety and depression from not getting out enough. And why? because I was trying to put pants on?? So to those who say leggings aren't pants...you know what? You might be right. But they get me out of the house and into the world, living life again. And that's enough for me.
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Lularoe Love With Crystal
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