The first month since onboarding with Lularoe

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We got our Lularoe inventory the second week of October, and spent the first two weeks working on our Facebook VIP Group and photographing our inventory. We officially launched online October 23rd with a soft launch of several of our items.

For those who are new to Lularoe, when you join the company you place an order in the $5000 range, and they select the clothing that you receive. Lularoe limits the prints they produce to 5000 pieces in each print, so you rarely get the same print twice, and you have no control over what prints you receive. So everytime you receive new inventory you have to photograph it if you want to sell it online.

As we have gotten things photographed and started selling in our group I have some experiences to share with you. First of all, this is a lot of work! It has taken hours and hours to photograph our inventory, and get it ready to sell. We have had a couple of in person pop-ups where we take the clothes and show them in your home to your friends. This has it’s own challenges as loading and unloading the inventory is physically challenging, and inventory management is hard. We are selling stuff online, and at pop ups, and we have to manually remove the inventory from our online catalog so we don’t sell it again once we have sold it at an in person pop up.

Having a partner has been crucial, as we have been able to split the responsibilities somewhat. I certainly don’t see how you could do it on nights and weekends if you work another full time job! I understood what this process would be like because I have been selling online for 14 years, but even with that it has been a lot of hard work.

But are we making any money? I don’t think I can give an accurate accounting of the money that can be made yet, we have been reinvesting our earnings, and got a slow start due to family issues we are dealing with.

This is so so fun though! The prints are so fun, the leggings are unique, and it is like Christmas every time we open a box of inventory. The customers have loved what we have shown them, everyday we are getting more people in our group, and we have been having a great time.

I am excited to see where this goes!

Jumping on the Lularoe Band wagon!

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I have had a blast buying and wearing the fun Lularoe leggings! I have been talking to my sister since the beginning of the year about getting a fun, trendy clothing line in to complement TheBlingThing.com. We thought about it, and decided to join the Lularoe team. It is weird! It is so popular that you send in your paper work, and it takes like 2 months to even get your call to sign up! We signed up August 6th, and we are still waiting for our phone call to be able to put in our initial order.

While we wait in the queue list we have been busy getting our VIP group going on facebook. BlingSistersVIP. Come join us! We are having fun doing free giveaways, drawings, movie trivia, and fashion tips while we wait for our inventory. Why are we doing this? Because we want to build our shopping group, and we want you to refer your friends to shop with us too. We’ll make it worth your while!

So, come and see what the fun is all about, I do have to warn you the Lularoe addiction is contagious!

Nine Ways to wear a blanket scarf this fall!

Blanket scarves are the hottest trend for this fall! I have photographed them in so many different ways. You can wear them as a neck scarf, as a poncho, as a wrap, put a belt around it, wear it as a skirt, or under your favorite pair of lularoe leggings.

We added a belt to one of our looks, but you could add a brooch, or your favorite pendant. Or why not wear it as a wrap, they are certainly big enough!

This plaid blanket scarf is available at TheBlingThing.com Here are a few ways we are wearing ours this fall and winter. How are you wearing yours?

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Tan on in this Raisins coral bikini top!

raisins shayla bandeau This Raisins bandeau bikini top is perfect for getting your tan on without tan lines! You can take the band off, and wear it without for a smooth line free tan!

This bikini top has removable padded cups, and comes in cup sizes! So you can pull the pads out, or wear them to fill out the top to your liking.

**Amazon pays us a small commission for directing you to the listing if you order from my post**

This fun purse is adorable!

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I found the most fabulous purse when I was on vacation in florida! The last couple months I have had so many people ask me where I got it, that I looked through my sources, and found it to offer to you at retail.

I have sold 3 to my pals locally, it is that hot! It is inspired by a famous designer, and the quality is fantastic. It isn’t a knock off, just inspired by a famous designer. I bought 3 different styles and sizes.
This is the one I bought.

We also have one that is a little smaller available.

The quality of these bags is fantastic! I have been carrying mine for months! It has an optional shoulder strap, so you can carry it as a cross body. I carry mine on my shoulder, but the strap is handy if you need it. Ths style is so popular right now, you need this bag!

GirlBoss Flip Flops!

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girl boss flip flops Hey girl bosses! These flip flops are on the short list of must haves! Only the coolest girl boss can wear these, and I had to have them when I saw them online. I found them on amazon here Chatties Sole Searching Womens Girls Boss Flip Flops (M 7-8) and I had to have them! So adorable for the Girl Boss in your life. This link is an affiliate link, which means if you order them from my link, amazon pays me a few pennies in commission. I ordered these with my amazon prime subscription, and should have them in a couple days! Gonna wear them with my new swimsuit on my vacation.

Change up your outfit with interchangeable snap jewelry!

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IMG_4847500209[1]If you are looking for an inexpensive way to accessorize your outfits, you may want to try snap jewelry. The concept behind it is you buy a ring base, and then you interchange the tops.

We offer a Stretchy Ring Base on our site, because it gives you a lot of options, and you don’t have to know the ring size of the person you are buying it for. Stretchy rings are great to wear on different fingers, and if you have issues with your fingers swelling, you don’t have to worry about your ring fitting.

The interchangeable snaps easily snap on and off to create different looks. You can make different rings, bracelets, even necklaces with these interchangeable snaps.

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How to Select a Mothers Day Gift

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With Mothers Day just around the corner, I thought I would take a few minutes to give you some tips on how to choose a gift for your mom. People tend to get really stressed when they start thinking about what to get their mom as a gift. The most important thing to remember when selecting a gift for your mom is to think about your moms favorite things to do, and her personality. The first thing I would do when I was working as a personal shopper is ask the client what the gift recipient, in this case your mom, what she likes to do with her free time. Does she like to go to movies? How bout tickets to the movie theater she likes to frequent. Does she like to go get a manicure? Why not get her a gift card to the local spa for a day of pampering.

Another thing you could consider is her hobbies. Does she like to read, or is she a sports enthusiast? Buy her a new book, or something that will help her to pursue her sport. Most people love to talk about their hobbies, this is a great way of getting her to tell you what she wants. Use this as an opportunity to be creative, and you can do this on any budget. For example, if your mom loves to garden, you could buy her a new pair of gardening gloves, a beautiful perennial to plant in her garden, or a weekend away to visit the gardens of a favorite place.

Finally, time is the one thing all moms love. If you can’t be with her on Mothers Day, how bout facetiming her, or sending her a handmade card? The gift all moms want? Your time.


Wonder Woman Flip Flops are the Bomb Diggity!

wonder woman flip flops I freaking love these! I am all about empowering women, and helping us to be the best we can be! There is some of Wonder Woman inside all of us. I did order these through amazon, and paid for them but here is a link for you Wonder Woman Flip Flops if you want to order them. I will get a few pennies for my recommendation, but of course that isn’t why I am recommending them.
The current trend for patriotic themed stuff is so hot, I have a great purse and some other things that will look great with them. I think I will take them on my vacation with me!

Dieting Sucks!

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If you are following this blog you will recall that I started an accountability challenge in a group I am in. The challenge is to exercise a minimum 15 minutes per day. I have been charting my progress in a Bullet Journal each day.
It is just a simple one, I put an x in the box each day, but wow is it satisfying to check that box. Today is day 11, and I havn’t done my exercising yet but I will. It has been tough a few days, especially after the weekend nights when I have been out partying with friends, but I am going to keep at it for the 30 days!
On top of exercising 15 minutes everyday I started a low carb diet on Monday, and that has been very hard. I love bread. If I could marry bread, I think I would. I love potatoes, it has only been 4 days and I swear I am grieving the loss of the potato.
I hope this part gets easier, because I am really having a tough time with it. Maybe as I start to see results, It won’t suck as badly!