It happened just a few years ago maybe?

Not sure.

As I scrolled through nightly Facebook posts of food pics, memes, OODs, beach shots, Starbucks selfies, dogs, more beach shots, baby announcements, baby arrivals, baby's first food, and baby's first birthday parties {the majority of those were mine, lol}...there emerged an interesting pic from my friend {JNW}.

This effervescent gal is my sorority sis - a fellow New Yawka who also landed in the middle of the Midwestern cornfields for college and was equally as smitten by everything due south of 75. I use the term effervescent for rare cases. It's so spectacular of a word to me, that I only bestow it upon the cream of the crop.

So... I think she's pretty special.

There I was - 9 p.m. - RHONJ on the tellie - casually soaking up a little bit of prime time FB action with a bowl of Wegmans Chocolate Nutty Cone to my right. In a Newsfeed filled with commonalities, there reigned a royal gem of a post.

What exactly am I looking at here? 

Are those her gams?

Is this a ... legging selfie? {#leggie}

Class was in session. I was about to be schooled.

There stood a snapshot of "buttery soft" leggings, as she described. "LuLaroe" to be exact. {Lula-what?} Very interesting. Very interesting, indeed, I thought. You see, I'm a leggings chick. A deeeeeeply devoted mother hen to those angels. Always have been. Always will be. I don't care what age you are - rock em if YOU want to.

But...let's get one thing clear. 

I envision my future Nursing Home closet filled with florals, bursting with brights and primping with polkas. Drawers filled with capri-length cuties to match California caftans. Thirty-One cubes stocked with stripes for Grammie D. Shelves tipped with tunics to romance my ruby reds.

As {JNW} went on to praise this brand, something about the term "buttery soft" found its rightful spot in the back of my mind. I meant to ask her more about them, but in recent years, my memory has shrunk down to the wee size of a single pellet of Nerd candy.

I forgot!

Fast forward a few years - this year, to be exact - and LuLaroe leaped her whimsical way back into my life. I kept getting invited to online "Pop Up" shops. I saw a fun friend of mine "gRoeing" throughout her pregnancy {Hi Shan!}. Another friend of mine commented about her "Cassie" {umm...is that code for something?!} One more showed how she turned a skirt into a SCARF?!!

Bah! I realized this was the stuff of magic my homegirl {JNW} posted about. Now I remember! So, I turned to the 'Book and asked my peeps to gimme the scoop so I can be in the Lula loop.

And, wow did they shovel up some schtuff.

30 or so of my Tootsies filled me in on lovely LuLa. Each new comment notification was like my Birthday morning. All da feels, ya know? Gimme more. I need more! Pics they shared of their favorite Lula pieces were the icing on the cake.

You know the kind.

Here are the deets...

1. LuLaRoe specializes in classy COMFORT. {Bend 'n stretch, yo.}

2. They offer lines of dresses, tops, maxis, shawls...and...LEGGINGS. {Remember what I said...who the H cares how old you are. Wear the damn leggings!}

3. They only make so many pieces of a certain pattern. {Wah!!! But, that means you might be the only sweetie rockin' cupcake-print legs at preschool pick up. You go, sugar.}

4. Can't find the pattern you LOVE anywhere? Well, sassypants, that print is now called your Unicorn - that's LuLa slang for an elusive little slice 'o sparkle that you just have to have. {Keep the faith. You'll find her someday, babe.}

Found mine. Big and bold, baby!

5. It's pricey. And, I'm one frugal fox. Never in my LIFE did I ever think I'd be telling people to go buy $25 leggings and $30-plus shirts. Ever. Could you imagine what you could buy in the Target Dollar Aisle with that? I could redecorate my living room! Plan 3 birthday parties! Put mason jars in every inch of my house! In the words of Uncle Jesse Katsopolis...lawd have mercy. I digress though. You HAVE to try on these clothes to know what I mean. Go 'head. Do it, honey. {#investment}

6. Skip Panera 2 times a month...give up a few coffees...wait for that new J-Law movie to come out on Redbox. Before you know it...there's a piece of LuLa at your doorstep. {You didn't need that broccoli cheddar bowl, boo. But, you DO need a chevron, arrow and paisley Amelia.}

7. There's no storefront. You have to find a consultant to buy your LuLa goodies. {Befriend these lil fairy godmothers. Stat!}

8. You can host or attend an in-home or online "pop-up" shop. {Do both!}

9. You can also snatch 'em up on eBay too. {But, if your friend sells LuLa...support her instead.}

10. Not sure about your size? See if you can find a multi-consultant event, a friend who's a fan or stop by a party. Don't be scared. Lots of "inventory" will be there, so you can take your pick. {Wear a maxi dress to the fitting. If there's no dressing room, you'll have easy access to slap on those leggings right underneath or put a dress on right over the top. Easy peasy lemon squeezy.}

11. Get yourself an Irma and a Perfect T. Depending on your height, both will cover your toosh and fall mid-thigh. Both have sleeves that go to the elbow. The Irma is more flowy, all around, and the Perfect T is more fitted at the top. {Swoon.}

12. They have a kids' collection. {Gah!!!!}

13. They have a Mommy and Me collection. {Double GAH!!!}

14. Join VIP Facebook groups. Consultants will frequently post their stock, and they'll often host giveaways. {See? I told ya they are little angels! Good luck!}

Look how it could be wrapped!

15. Go on YouTube and watch some of the reviews. My faves are by a gal {DD} who shows you how to re-style some classic LuLa pieces. Totally worth a look. Subscribe while you're there! {Click here}

16. I was a little worried about the "One Size" leggings. Umm...suuure, that little rosebud there is going to keep its shape and not turn into looking like an extra large sheet pizza. {Incredible. I still dough not believe it!}

If you made it this far, thanks doll! I'm no LuLa expert, and I will forever remain a nerdy newbie, but I had to take time tonight to share my spin on things. This cute company has captured my attention, so it was time for us to dish. I'll pop back here every so often to update that lofty list, but in the mean time...live life leggy, love!

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