I just wanted to take a minute to chat with y’all about boxing day!
I showed up early… and… … crickets.
The markdown racks had the same products and were priced in the same way as the online selection. I wouldn’t take the time to go to your local store unless you know there is something special going on. I have gone in years past, and there are usually better deals in-store and/ or the in-store discounts are deeper than online. Not so this year.
As we saw, there are some online deals as well. The first one I’d like to point out is something I mentioned in my last post where I said that it was pretty, but over-priced. The “All That Shimmers” scarf is now on sale on Lululemon’s website:
I wanted to take some time to talk about some new favorites and some items I am simply not digging. Enjoy!
So happy that Lululemon has some surprises in store for the holiday season. Here’s a pretty:
I was so happy to see the return of the Runderful Long Sleeve. This sold well last year, and the fitted design is both flattering and feminine.
I mentioned that I was interested in these in a previous post and wanted to show you them. These Wool Swiftlies are great. I bought one in Black Cherry and it was exactly what I was looking for: a slightly warmer Swiftly with the same look and a slightly more luxurious (soft) feel.
Here they are in all their glory: The Luminosity Line. Specifically, this color is called: Luminosity Foil Print Black Silver/Black. And, like the title of this post says: Yes, they’re pretty. Sometimes, I prefer to not buy into any hype- but I legitimately like these and it is likely that I will at LEAST own the Speed Up Shorts. Also shown: Speed Up Tights, Energy Bra, Run Times Shorts. I really love these!
Another thing I am completely enamored with:
These are gorgeous. I hope to find them in my closet next to my other party pants, I mean Tech Mesh Wunder Unders.
Enjoying this pattern of Speed Up Tights:
I also wanted to pick a couple of things I did not like. These pants have a 29″ inseam. They’re designed to hit a little above the shoe-line area and, since these are Rulu, and probably decently warm, I don’t desire a warm pant that doesn’t cover my ankles completely. If these go on sale, I may consider them as an early Autumn pant, since Rulu is one of my favorite fabrics. UPDATE: I DID get these ON SALE marked down from $108 to $69! I tried them on and, I guess I am short enough that these DO cover my ankles!
The next thing is just over priced, in my opinion:
It IS made out of Merino Wool, so maybe it isn’t technically over-priced, given the quality and Lululemon brand-name, but I can’t justify $98 for a scarf that doesn’t absolutely “wow” me. This is cute, but… not $98 worth of “cute.” UPDATE: This did show up in WMTM on boxing day.
Finally, I don’t love this one. The cut would not flatter me, and I dislike the floral pattern on the arm, although, I do recognize that that is the primary feature and namesake of this top. It is simply not made for me, and along with the Run Rulu Run pants, this top is on my WMTM prediction list. I do think that the scarf still has a chance to sell without a discount, we’ll see!
Thanks for stopping by, and for continuing to do so- regardless of the fact that I haven’t been consistent with my writing. I love to write, and have started another few projects, so I’ve been focussing on those. I might even get the chance to share them here, so keep an eye out for that!
I have been working a lot lately, and putting in quite a few hours of overtime while I’m at it. However, the slow season is coming up and I am going on vacation soon!
I have not been following the uploads as much, but there have yet to be any bright colors, with the exception of the Fluorolace Multi print, which I do not care for. Hydrangea Blue is also nice, but it is a muted blue, not a bright or neon color, which is what I would like to see. I do recommend picking up a pair of the Tech Mesh tights if you do not already have them. They remain popular and they transition well from yoga to #YOLO. My local store calls them “Party Pants.” They certainly are. I have them in Submarine and Hero Blue.
I am interested in trying the Swiftly Wool Pullovers. I love Swiftlies, and would appreciate something a little warmer for winter jogs. The Stand Out Sherpa 1/2 Zip will go on sale later. If you don’t have any of the “Stress Less 1/2 zips,” I love the design, but the fabric of this year’s models is less soft than the previous year’s version. I would still say go ahead and get one if you are on the fence and don’t have one already. I also love those Extra Mile LS’s I spoke about in my last post.
Anyways, I did want to give a little “life update,” and say hello, since it has been a while. I hope that Lulu surprises us with a bright pink, like Paris or Raspberry Glo, but I am not optimistic. Thank you to the extra 1,000 people who came and visited my blog today to read my piece on LuLaRoe– that was unexpected! I appreciate all of my readers, thank you all for stopping by!
I am so happy that I finally get to do another one of these articles! It is no secret that I’ve been somewhat disappointed with most of Lululemon’s offerings this past little while. But TODAY, I am proud to report that I have found love again! Their last couple of uploads have added a few items that I absolutely love and I can’t wait to share my favorites with you today.
The first item that has “piqued” my interest is the Kitsilano Long Sleeve in Coco Pique:
Coco Pique is back, my friends. I am definitely excited. This version is slightly thinner, in my opinion, but perhaps that is item-dependent. So, maybe if we see some Wunder Unders they’ll be thicker. As a layering piece, I think it’s perfectly acceptable for the fabric to be a little lighter than the Coco Pique I am used to, especially since it felt equally luxuriously soft.
The next item I am excited about is the Rest Less 1/2 Zip. I have a couple of the Rest Less pullovers in my closet from last year, and I am happy to see that they’ve come up with a new iteration of an item I’ve enjoyed. Plus, the Black/White and Black/ Dark Cast colors are so cute! There is also a Black/ Armory, which is shown in the close up photo below, as you can see there is a green tone to it. Not for me, but I love the other two! Note: They did not yet have this in my local store, so I haven’t tried it on- yet, looking forward to seeing it next time I stop in!
Next up! Shape Up Pullover. I think we were all waiting for the day we’d see Nulu in tops. I was so excited to try this on because the Nulu fabric is really the softest thing that Lulu offers these days- even more soft than Rulu, IMO. Although, I could be imagining that. Rulu IS really soft too. Bottom line: This item does not disappoint. The lines are fantastic. They give real shape to your figure. One thing that is difficult to see on the website is that there is a seam under the bust line. I think it adds to the shape of the garment, but it is difficult to see, given all the crossed arms in the photos online. There are thumbholes, and the hood is great too! This one’s a keeper!
The next item that I would like to share is The Extra Mile Long Sleeve. For me, for a long time, Lululemon always meant “going the extra mile” in terms of details. The thing that attracted me to the clothing was the innovation and the details. This item has details.
Thumbholes and Cuffins, Shoulder and Wrist rouche-style details, Reflective piping on the arms, small zip-up pocket. Perfect.
I also noticed that outerwear has popped up on the website. Last time I was in the store- two days ago- they had not yet received it. I will be trying whatever we get on in-store if/when it arrives. I have high hopes this season given what I’ve seen the last couple of uploads.
It is evident that Lululemon’s Rainbow Reflective Splatter Print is popular. The Speed shorts, which retailed at Sea Wheeze this year for $128 CAD, have been selling online for hundreds of dollars.
They, in my opinion, are the most gorgeous item that Lululemon has put out in… years? They have really outdone themselves.
I am literally in LOVE with all of the things. Especially the Speed Shorts and Speed Tights. I had a conversation with a my mother-in-law that went along the lines of “What would you do with $800- other than buy these pants?” Responses included: Pay the mortgage, pay my car note for 3 months, – buy 12 pairs of REGULAR Speed Shorts? The dollar amount acknowledged- These are totally gorgeous and I am stoked for anyone who can get their hands on them. I hope they get plenty of love & wear. 🙂
Hello everyone! Happy Sunday Funday! I haven’t been in a Lululemon for a while- because, frankly, things were not grabbing my attention. But I did see the new pattern and wanted to try on something to see if I liked it. It somewhat reminds me of the last confetti pattern that came out (capoeira-multi), although it isn’t even remotely similar in person at all.
Initial thoughts on these are that, much like the capoeira pattern: they are not for me. But the fabric on these is gorgeously soft, and I didn’t find that the pattern sheered out on the [ahem] larger parts of me. They are 69% Nylon and 31% Lycra, lined in white. The length is perfect for me, hitting just below the knee. Overall, I love this style, the “Wunder Under HR 1/2 Tight *F” is awesome! However, the pattern is not. I walked out with the Tech Mesh Wunder Unders in Submarine instead.
What do you think of the Culture Clash pattern? Let me know in the comments.
Today, I want to write about one of my all-time favorite pieces: The Define Jacket. I was recently browsing the Lulu website, looking for my next Define jacket purchase and I decided to first browse through the recent reviews. That’s when I noticed two things: This jacket has a 4-Star overall rating, and many of the newest reviews are 1-2 stars. I decided to dig a little and I went through the first 5 pages of the most recent reviews and put the number into a spreadsheet. After about 160 entries, the average rating was 3.1 stars. This makes more sense than the 4-star overall shown, given what I had been reading in the reviews. Because the design of the Define jacket was not adjusted during the relaunch that occurred a couple of years back, Lululemon has included reviews as old as 2009, which, as we all know represents a sort of gilded age of Luon.
Unfortunately, many of the new reviews cite pilling as the reason for a low-rating. Some reviewers even have older Define jackets that they’ve had for many years that have not pilled, yet their new Define jackets have pilling issues. Fortunately, pilling can be addressed using a fabric depiller. (Canadians, click here) However, it is not right that a $118 jacket pills so easily. So, for now, I’m sort of on the fence about buying a new one. Although, if I had to choose: I LOVE the “Submarine” color 🙂
What do you think about the reviews? Do you think it’s disingenuous for Lulu to include the oldest reviews in the online rating? Or do you think it’s fair given that they didn’t change the design of the product? Are you surprised that so many people are having issues with pilling? Why do you think this is happening? It is due to the change in the fabric or is it perhaps an issue with fabric washing or care? I’d love to hear your opinions in the comments below!