Monday, April 19, 2010

Cute New Stuff - Flashback Skirt, Latin Dance Top & Pant, Do It All Short

Latin Dance Pant & Top in Dark Denim
Latin Dance Top in Raw Blue and Black
 The Latin Dance Pants look like Coal Denim or maybe blue denim

The Latin Dance pant are made of denim luon. They are a lot flashier than I would wear to the gym but I think they are fun. They are $108. I really like the Latin Dance top, though. It's made of luon light and is $52. I would like a short shrug like that but one that ties in the front. I'll have to look for this in the store.


Flashback Skirt - Totally Cute!
The new Flashback skirt is $48.

Flashback Shorts - $48


New Flashback Crops


Do It All Shorts
Finally, a short that isn't so short it exposes your lady parts! I like these shorts. They are $68 (rather steep).

Modern Racer Tanks - $42

Mynah Jacket in Black with Passion

White Run Like The Wind Pullover

31 comments:

Pattybea said...

Well...perhaps I'll take a look at the shorts...other than those none of this is my cup of tea. A bit too juvenile looking for my tastes. Good for the budget!!

On another note, wore my gather and crow crops for the first time--love them. Look and feel good.Maybe a bit too high waisted. Went looking for another pair and my store was out of my size :(

Runner Leana said...

Love the look of the Do It All shorts! Just wish they weren't $68 though!! :(

CJRun said...

I'm sorry, but I nearly DIED when I saw the "latin dance" ensemble. It's a a bit...costume-y. Apparently Lulu designers don't watch Project Runway ;)

ellesmommy said...

Awesome update! Thanks so much. I'm actually very happy that I don't like any of these new items; gives me a little longer to go until my next purchases. :)

Lacey said...

The flashback skirt is cute! Do they not have it in grey and passion? It looks like it comes in white and passion instead.

And I laughed out loud when I saw the latin dance pants as well CJRun! Soooo ugly!

Momof5 said...

Me too -- the latin dance outfit is just silly --it reminds of the Bia Brazil or Brazil Sul clothes that are too racy and tight in all the wrong spots -- and the super flare -- PUH-LEEZE -- is that even practical for anything other than Dancing with the Stars --

I do like the flashback skirt though -- that is a cute outfit --

Side not from me too -- Astro Crops -- LOVE them!

Momof5 said...

You know I just noticed about the Flashback shorts--Nike had shorts exactly like that oh about 5 years ago -- made in french terry -- with the same striped waist band -- I am not sure about the other colors -- But I know there was the white with passion (nike just called it orange) and the black with white -- I had them --I think they were $19

m i s s . k r i s t a said...

I can't believe the Latin Dance stuff... Perhaps it would work for Latin Dance... but I sure hope that's the only place those pants would be worn.
Not a fan AT ALL. Ick.

Pattybea said...

Oh yes Momof5--Love the astro crops too!!

Anonymous said...

The Latin Dance pants are freaking hideous - like seriously the most trashiest thing I've ever seen. I'm thoroughly disgusted.

Marci said...

I don't like the Latin dance stuff...why can't they come out with more mainstream athletic stuff for cycling like a jersey or even short sleeve running tees? These items have markdown written all over them.
I do like the Flashback skirt though, but I am tired of sweat crops/hoodies.

pilatesmom said...

Love the flashback skirt!

lmhagood said...

Latin Dance Pants: WTF? Is this Lulu? It looks so tacky.... especially with the stitched in fly on the front...very strange. Why do they come up with something like these hideous pants when we've all been requesting so many other BETTER suggestions for performance wear? I don't get it....I'm perplexed...

Silver lining - I like the look of the Do It All Shorts...I wonder what the fabric is...

Anonymous said...

The Do It All Short look the same as the Hip Hop Crop....I wonder if they are the same material? Can't wait to read your try on review (hint, hint)!

Pattybea said...

Re: Run like the wind pullover...just what every woman needs an accent color on the backs of her arms so they look bigger...huh?? It boggles my mind that they do this when upper arm fat/size/jiggle factor is a major concern of most women...

pilatesmom said...

The Do It All shorts look like a casual wear short. The last two summers they came out with the adventure shorts which are my go-to casual shorts in the summer - cute/comfy/flattering and (while great for walking or hiking) non-performance looking.

Momof5 said...

Does the Do it all shorts remind anyone else of maternity shorts? Maybe i have spent to much time in maternity clothes -- but the thickness of the waist band just reminds me of all the maternity shorts I have had -- I am just not feeling them -- When I am not pregnant - -I don't want clothes that make me look/feel it!! LOL!

Anonymous said...

The Latin dance top looks strange layered over the tanks.

Does anyone know if the Flashback skirt bottom is made of Luon or other technical fabric? Or if it has compression shorts?

ChiRunner said...

The flashback skirt looks to be made out of the same fabric as the hoodie, crops and shorts - french terry. Which means that its unlikely they have built-in shorts underneath. In the past, Lulu-s terry skirts have not had shorts attached.

Anonymous said...

Oh my god ....
This stuff is horrible. Those latin pants are hilarious and the shorts/skirt/jacket all look like Juicy couture knock offs. Really bad.
I own 29 pieces from Lululemon and looking at these products makes me wish I never got suckered into buying their products in the first place.

Anonymous said...

I don't like the flashback stuff either. And oh yeah, Selena called- she wants her pants back. It's JLo the early years..

Pattybea said...

Anon 10:00--Don't feel bad...they made beautiful stuff in the past-worth having and wearing let's hope this phase passes.

My store was completely out of my size in gather and crow crops so I ventured to another store... They had the latin dance pants out so I asked the guy--what do you think of these?? He says, "We've had them for a week and not one person has tried them on. We are thinking of sending them up to the Alderwood store because they have Zumba classes there". Methinks even Zumba participants will not wear this get up. This stuff is for the stage. I did not say this out loud...

Also unlike my normal store--they had all their flashback stuff on sale except the jackets and the skirts. I asked him--isn't all of this fairly new? He says, "well, it was supposed to arrive a lot earlier in the year and now we need to make room for the lighter weight summer stuff". Hmmm...

Anonymous said...

@anon 11:45 - I wonder if the Zen Wraps arrived 'late' too. The Flashback pants/crops/shorts (not the new colours) were $19 at my lulu. I feel like if I am willing to wait it out, a lot of lulu's new stuff will make it to loot in fairly short order.

Re: the Latin outfit, I'll admit I don't dance or do Zumba, however, I sorely miss lulu's classic styles that were also unique, that a regular person could wear. Lately I feel like to wear lulu's newer styles I either have to be college-age (or younger) or be really willing to put myself out there with the weirder styles.

Anonymous said...

Speaking as someone who has taken a Zumba class and done salsa dancing for three years, I would not be caught dead in the Latin dance pants. They just look tacky to me. The top is interesting but is too much money for a little scrap of material I would have to layer over something else. I would be embarrassed to show up to class wearing this.

I'm not too keen on all the 80s-inspired stuff either. I am a child of the 80s and I don't need to see it again.

Sparky said...

GENERAL QUESTION: Where do you get all these photos from? Do you take them yourself, and if so, what store were these items at?

Like I said, my home store is Glendale or Pasadena, but I'm curious what store you find most worth your while? You said Irvine is one you visit regularly being in O.C...any other good ones you like the best in the LA/OC area?

Anonymous said...

wow. None of these items are tempting me at all. Wish they would bring back the run: speed skirt with the pleats on the back. It was far more flattering than this new skirt. I'm glad I bought two of them this past winter.

Anonymous said...

I LOVE the Latin Dance top! I think it looks perfect to wear over my power Y tanks. Can't wait to get that piece. Don't care for the pants....or the flashback stuff. NMS.

LuluAddict said...

@ Sparky - I get the photos from Facebook. The best stores in Southern California are the Newport Beach Store and the Santa Monica stores. They get the largest selection and some of the test items - like the No Limit Tank - I got mine back in September. They are the biggest. I visit Irvine a lot because I live in Orange County and the Irvine and Newport Stores are the closest.

Wow, Momof5 - Flashback stuff for $19? I am jealous! I am going to keep checking back to see if the Namaste pants get marked down that far. I can always use $19 sweatpants.

Interesting, Pattybea, about the late-arriving items. The Flashback stuff is kind of light weight. I can see using it on cooler summer evenings.

Runner Leana said...

I tried on the Do It All shorts last night and I was not blown away. Definitely not enough to pay $68 for them. Maybe if they were $20 or $30 less then yes. I think they are the same material as the Dance Studio Pant.

And the latin stuff is just laughable. Is that a belated April Fool's joke?

Momof5 said...

@Luluaddict - The NIke shorts were $19 that look EXACTLY the same as the flashback -- not the actual flashbacks -- so no need for jealousy!!! I am limited to online and ebay so I am jealous of you and your plethora of lulu choices -- i was just making a point of the fact the Nike had these same shorts out a few years back for way cheaper -- and in the exact same colors!

Anonymous said...

Regarding the latin dance top and pants..Umm, all I can say is WTF???? Why lulu why? Is this seriously the best that you could come up with? HIE-E-OUS!!!!