Sunday, July 26, 2009

In Praise of Deep Navy, Try On Reviews, and Other Thoughts

The change of seasons is a great time to pick up bargains on the markdown rack. Lululemon's fall collection is starting to arrive in the stores now and the leftover spring and summer stuff is getting marked down by a serious amount. Over the past few weeks I have been accumulating pants in Deep Navy and coordinating tops in Mac N Cheese Yellow and Deep Navy Amica Stripe pattern. So far I have bought the Groove Down Crops, Groove Down pants, a Deep Navy Stripe Flow Y bra which I pair with a 3 set tank in yellow, white and navy, and Athletic Deep Vs in yellow and another in the navy stripe. All items were 40-50% off. Today I picked up a Yohari Jacket in Deep Navy with Snorkel Blue gingham accent for nearly 50% off! The Yohari is a great jacket - loose fitting and long enough to cover your rear. It also looks great with jeans.

Deep Navy is a great color; it makes a nice change of pace from wearing black all the time and it's dark enough to camouflage butt sweat. I am psyched to see it is making a return on the Fall/Winter palette.

I also picked up a Lulu Gym Bag tote in Bon Bon red for 30% off. I loved this tote when it first came out. It will be great for the beach and as an all around tote.

Try On Reviews

HOT SET BRA. A bandeau style bra designed for hot yoga. I thought it was very comfortable but it was too small for my boobtastic chest. I wouldn't mind seeing it in a size 12 and perhaps a little longer with thicker straps for us larger chested gals. It was flying out of the stores I visited.

RUN ULTRA PANT Great pair of technical pants for running or walking. Very light and comfortable.

TARTAN! The Lululemon website shows a Remix hoodie in a green tartan but my store had Wonder Unders and Groove Pants trimmed in that color, too. I can't wait to see what other tops pop up in this print - so fun!

Wishes for the Fall Season

* I hope some new Athletic Deep Vs show up soon in interesting prints and great colors. Deep Vs are pretty much sold out everywhere.
*I cannot wait to see tops in Chili red. I also love Potion Purple, Power Purple, and the fall teals, Stitch and Oasis.
* I hope the 3 Set Tank comes back in new colors. I have two of them and love to pair them with a coordinating Flow Y bra for extra support. The 3 Set Tank has a classic cut, is very comfortable, and makes great use of large blocks of color.

Yohari Jacket Product Features:
  • It can be a jungle out there, but this jacket will get you to your class in style
  • Semi-fitted jacket shows off the best and moves with you
  • Longer length covers the bum and pairs perfectly with tights
  • Deep pockets to stash your stuff in
  • Waist drawcord and elastic keeps the jacket in place
  • Made with luon, our signature fabric
  • Zipper guard keeps the zipper end from irritaing your chin
  • Chafe resistant - flat seams
Hot Set Bra Product Features:
  • Get set & ready to go to hot yoga in this bra!
  • Made with power luxtreme
  • Three hooks to adjust straps as you choose
  • Light & anti stink circle mesh bra
  • Soft exposed elastic for ease of movement & comfort
Run Ultra Pant Features:
  • Lightweight warm-up pant for track days
  • Swift fabric with 4-way stretch for total mobility
  • DWR finish to protect from light rain
  • Back vents for ventilation
  • Soft wicking waistband with drawstring & elastic for support
  • Zipper pocket to secure your cards & keys
  • Hidden front waistband pocket
  • Hem drawcord can be cinched at ankle or knee to keep the mud off
  • Chafe resistant - flat seams