This morning marks off the beginning of LuLaRoe's annual conference for its retailers, Vision 2018. Last year, I had only been a retailer for a couple of months when Vision rolled around, so I couldn't attend, both for financial reasons and child care reasons (my husband was deployed at the time). I also hate to fly, but that was a minor reason last year not to attend...
This year, though, I was going! I was going to meet everyone on my team (most live on the west coast). I was going to meet all those amazing people I follow on Instagram! I was going to be inspired and my business was going to flourish!! I even purchased my ticket for this year's Vision when they were first available for purchase! I WAS GOING!!!
That is, until a couple months ago, when the fear crept in. The fear of getting on an airplane!! The fear of not knowing anyone there, the fear of putting too much financial strain on my family when my husband will be retiring from the Navy in a few months. But mostly the fear of flying. Everytime I thought about getting on that airplane, major anxiety would set in. Extreme anxiety. So I cancelled my Vision ticket. And I was okay with that decision. Until today.
Today, as people are posting on IG about packing, and arriving, and all the amazing things that will be happening over the next few days, I am having MAJOR FOMO (Fear of Missing Out). I want to get on an airplane and fly across the country and meet all these people, and learn all the things (and try on the JEANS!!!). But I can't, its too late! I scared myself out of a major opportunity!! And now I am kicking myself!!
How many times do you look at your LuLa and think,"How amazing would it be to have a pair of LuLaRoe Jeans to go with this shirt?" I do it all the time!! I'll grab the one pair of jeans I am comfortable in, and head out the door, but am never completely satisfied with my choice!
Well, our wish is their command!! LuLaRoe is launching My Denim! They will have them available for retailers to try them on at Vision 2018 next week, and I am having major #FOMO. But I am going to give you as much information as I can, and will update as more information becomes available!
Did you know that Patrick, LuLaRoe's Chief Merchant and Head of Production, was a denim designer before joining LuLaRoe? He started his own denim brand, and has worked with several large retailers designing denim, including Forever 21. Tony Hawk Apparel, Wet Seal, and Hot Topic. The man knows his denim! He has worked tirelessly to make LuLaRoe My Denim fit perfect to all sizes and shapes. He even fits them on a model of each individual size. What does that mean? Each size of the jean is custom cut to fit that size. Most designers make one shape and then scale it to the appropriate size, which is why it is so hard for a curvy girl to find jeans that fit appropriately.
At the time of this writing, I am not sure how sizing will work. I believe they will be by waist measurement, with two lengths. They will be form fitted, as you can tell by the pictures, but with amazing stretch!! I can't wait to get mine in, and to try them on!! Who else is excited???