Wardrobe Staples with LuLaRoe

Wardrobe Staples with LuLaRoe - The Dressed Aesthetic

We all love to have those special pieces – the ones waiting patiently in the back of our wardrobe, ready for a flick of tulle and a twinkle in your eye that promises a special occasion. But let’s be honest – more often than not, we find ourselves reaching for things in our closet for the every day. For our hectic workweek, our busy weekends. And that’s where these beauties come in: Our wardrobe staples.

I don’t often discuss wardrobe staples – mostly because I feel that everyone’s needs are different and the Lord of the Rings “10 Closet Items to Rule Them All” kind of concept is a bit lost on me (I mean, who else needs a 1950’s ballgown and a shark dissecting outfit in their must haves? I’m assuming just me). Despite the fact that my every day is more like everyone else’s “only on a special occasion” kind of day, I do feel there are certain items that we can all have on hand. The garment to unite all women the world over. Because no matter what, we all need those items in our closet that we can build 10 outfits around in under 60 seconds. That will do the heavy lifting and keep you looking fabulous. I’m talking, dear readers, about the Pencil Skirt.

Awhile back, I worked with the lovely Angela of LuLaRoe, and reviewed a few of their amazingly comfy pieces. In the parcel, Angela was also kind enough to include this perfect pencil skirt – The Cassie. And as my current black pencil skirt was on her last leg (well, thread), it couldn’t have been more timely….

Wardrobe Staples with LuLaRoe - The Dressed Aesthetic

Wardrobe Staples with LuLaRoe - The Dressed Aesthetic
Outfit styled using Dressed for iPhone

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I went with a size M in the Cassie skirt (which corresponds to about a 10-12 US on their size chart). I think this style runs on the small side, because other than being a smidge roomy in my natural waist, I found the fit to be spot on. She measured at a waist of 29-32″ and hips of 36-40″ (I have about a 27-28″ waist and 39″ hips). I’m pretty sure sizing down to my normal S would have been uncomfortably tight. She was also 24″ from waist to hem,  which hit me right at the curve of my knees (in my opinion, where all fitted skirts should hit me). Like the maxi skirt I tried previously, this also had that lovely wide waistband – I could wear it at my natural waist and not feel as thought I was tugging it down all day to get extra length.

In addition to having all of the normally-fabulous features a pencil skirt should have (namely, that it hugs your curves and gives you a derriere for days), this one in particular I’m really smitten with. It’s made of a stretchy knit (which I have come to learn LuLaRoe is known for), but still holds its shape and doesn’t make my booty do all of the work. It also has a really unique texture of geometric shapes that adds some visual interest. In addition to being go-with-everything-black, the subtle pattern gives her a bit of an extra zsa zsa zoo.

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And it’s just not a photoshoot without a classic Willie photobomb…

This has been my first week at a new job – and I’m always on the hunt for comfortable but professional workwear (and the occasional glittery shoe). I’ve always thought pencil skirts were ideal for work, especially cause you can take them for a night on the town afterwards without too much of a costume change. Plus, the basic black was the perfect backdrop for unique accessories that found their way under my tree this Christmas (I mean, pizza purse? Nuff said….)

The Cassie skirt retails for $35 and can be bought through LulaRoe consultant Angela’s FB group. You can purchase directly on photos of the garments on her page (And if you DM Angela and mention my blog, she has special pricing for my readers!). To purchase an item from Angie’s page, here’s a quick rundown:

  1. Click “Info” at the top of the group page on your iPhone (from a computer, just go straight to #2)
  2. Click “Photos” then “Albums” (if you click here, it’ll take you straight there)
  3. When you see an item you like, in the right size, you can leave a comment with what you want and they’ll direct you to a form to fill out and will send you an invoice.

Like all of LuLaRoe’s items, the Cassie skirt comes in a wide variety of prints (including some super cute polka-dotted numbers). Angela is sold out this Cassie skirt currently, though I’m told it will be restocked soon. There are also a bunch of other styles of skirts and dresses in stock – which you can check out here. To keep up to date with new items (and they sell quickly!), you can check in with Angela on Facebook and Instagram.

As for me, I’ve got to go treat the sidewalk like a runway now. Also, I’m suddenly craving pizza…

 

xoxo

Outfit Details:
Cardigan: Modern Millie
Cassie Skirt: c/o LulaRoe
Tights: Modcloth
Handbag: Gift, Betsey Johnson
Shoes: Gift, Irregular Choice

Lip Color: Ruby Woo

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4 comments on Wardrobe Staples with LuLaRoe

  • Karen

    Once again, I adore this shape on you – just for a change from your divine collection of dresses. It really suits you, the shape works perfectly and I love this skirt with the yellow and with the fabulous tights and shoes combo! I have really enjoyed your posts on the start of your new life and job – well done on making the transition so far, and I hope the term continues to go well! Belated Happy New Year! Kx

    • kara@dressedapp.net (author)

      Thank you! I agree it’s always nice to make a change! And I really love it too. 🙂 I’m so glad you’ve been loving the trials and tribulations of our latest crazy adventure. It’s been chaotic at times, but I’m really excited to see where it takes us (and the blog) now that we’re finally settled. 🙂 Happy New Year to you too! xx

  • Kristina

    Ooh, I know Katie of Butterfly Loves Snapdragons also sells LuLaRoe and loves them! I found one of their dresses at the thrift store once (it looked brand new) and it was SO comfortable! I wish I would have kept it!

    I have yet to find a pencil skirt I love, but being post-baby-two and having more stomach than most people expect, it’s not the most comfortable garment right now! I do love the silhouette it gives, though. I suspect I just need to find the right figure-skimming top to go with it!

    That cardigan is DARLING.

    • kara@dressedapp.net (author)

      I was totally introduced to them at the end of last year and I’m hooked. Literally like wearing a hug. 🙂 And I firmly believe that we all have our perfect pencil skirt (i.e., the purple floral one from your “Breaking the Rules” post way back when was AMAZING on you! Seriously, it was so good I still remember it over a year later!) 🙂 xxxx

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