Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Pic - Yoga Harem Pant / Crop & Store Trip Report

I think this the yoga harem pant. It looks a little shorter on this woman than in the previous photos. Maybe it is the crop version. Hmmm.The picture speaks for itself.

I went to the store today to see what's new and return my lolo Push UR Limits. I like the tank but I have three of them and decided I didn't need another one. I am hoping some cute new stuff comes in for fall. The educator told me they are expecting a lot of running pullovers to show up soon.


I tried on the Awareness tank. My store only had to a size 10 and I think that is the largest size they make but the tank runs a little big. I thought is was a very comfortable tank but I couldn't get over the look. I felt that I was wearing an apron or smock. I pulled the tank down to make it less bubbly at the bottom and it made it look better in front but the puckers on the back elastic just make it look weird and cheap. The wide straps on the circle mesh inner tank are super comfortable but offer no support. They are just a wide band of very stretchy elastic that is the same as used in the Run Fast short. The tank is pretty long when you pull it down - it came down to my crotch. I like the look of the inner tank - the neckline is kind of squared off. Lululemon should just make the inner tank and leave the shell off.

I also tried on the Modern Crew Neck Tee but the fit and feel reminds me of a cheap Russell tee. I just don't get the appeal of Lululemon's cotton tee shirts. They are expensive for what they are and very plain (I didn't try the print on it was not attractive) - no decorative stitching, no unfinished edges, and a very blocky fit. I think there are a lot better tee shirt companies out there, at least in the US and LA area.

There was no other new stuff for me to try on. The store had a couple of returned Effortess hoodies - they didn't get any in yet - and one person bought one of them when I was there.

The stuff on the markdown racks was a bunch of Groove pants for $89 which isn't really much of a markdown and Groove shorts for $34. Other than that, nothing has been marked down that hasn't been marked down for awhile.


canadian eh said...

Sigh. I'm sad & depressed.

FEW823 said...

I also returned my push your limits. I had the gray/river rock, but i already have a gray stripe and a gray with black, so i figured i didn't need a third.

i did get the tadasna pants in black/river rock. I LOVE them. I love the Rock Out Pant but never purchased them because they are too low rise for me. These are great because of the higher rise. The length works great on me (I'm 5'7/5'8ish) I got them in my usual groove size (6)and I do have a little bit of chunky thighs, but they still worked. I thought that they would only look good on tall skinny legs. I am a little worried that the waist band might be too thick and show under my tanks, but I'll test that out at home.

I didn't see any grooves on sale at my store, but they did have a bunch of shorts, swifty rbs, and CRBs. I got an angel blue and wish blue one for $29 each.

Anonymous said...

I love the modern crew neck shirts. I had to size down but I bought one in every color. Hope they upload the prints online :)

Michelle Q said...

I was at the NB store today and tried on the Awareness Tank - it was a hot mess on me. I like the tanks that don't hug the belly, like the Fouette, but this was ridiculous. Way too bubbly in the front.

I did succumb, though, to the Tadasana pants in black/lolo. I love the higher rise and the skinny/flared legs. When the educator told me they would retain the drawstring even when hemmed (I'm such a shorty!) I was hooked.