Sunday, October 31, 2010

Cabin LS and Dance Sweatpant II - A Winning Combo

I wore my new black/gray Cabin LS and my Dance Sweatpant to my son's early morning soccer game today. I can't say enough good things about the Cabin LS. I don't think I've ever paid full price for one of Lululemon's cotton tees before but this one was so cute and warm I had to get it. I initially thought the reversible idea was kind of a gimmick but today I turned the shirt around to reverse to the gray side. I'm pretty sure I am going to get another one but I can't decide between the blue or the white one. Hmmm. I also must throw in some love for the Dance Sweatpants. I bought these around mother's day last year from the markdown rack and they have become my favorite cool weather pants. They are a little dressier than regular sweats but still extremely comfortable.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Lululemon Halifax Video Showing Run Dash LS & Cabin LS

Thanks to reader, RunningOnCoffee - here is a video showing the Run Dash LS and Cabin LS tops. It can be helpful to see the clothes in motion. There are also a couple of men's items discussed.

More Pics of Poncho Stripe, Haze, Persimmon Items (Update)

Haze/Coal, Persimmon/Coal, Wish/Poncho Multi Stripe, Very Violet Power Ys and Matching Groove pants (click to enlarge)

Wish Poncho Multi Stripe Flow Y

 New Wish/Poncho Stripe Grooves with the Stand Strong Tank (see post below for pics of the tank)

NEW! Stand Strong Tank - Updated with More Photos

Hey honey - move your hair! We can't see the new tank.

This tank looks very promising - I'm liking the thicker straps and the slimming vertical seaming. I wonder if you wear your own bra or not.  Drats! I will post more photos of it as I find it.

It's made of Power Luxtreme. It has the same back as the Power Dance Tank which is super comfortable. I am liking it!

Make Still Pants in More Colors, Please!

The Still and Be Still pants are my daily pants this time of year but I only have four pairs - Teak Brown, Coal, Static Charcoal, and Black. If they came in more colors, I'd get them, particularly a khaki green or a very dark gray. I wouldn't mind a pair in pinstripe, like the new Wunder Unders. Years ago, Lululemon made pinstripe Still Pants (and Grooves).

Make Still Pants in Pinstripe, too, please!

Here are some photos of older Still/Be Still pants:

 Still Crops in Pinstripe (see, they did exist)

 Burgundy Stills

Deep Navy Amica Stripe - These are wild. I've been trying to get my hands on pair of these for years, now.

Mud and Heathered Classic Sport Gray Jersery.


Branch Brown - would love this color to come back

Run: Dash Crop Now On Website

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think the Dash crops have been recently snuck on to the website. They are showing (0) feedback so that's usually an indication of a newly posted item and I can't remember seeing them as part of Thursday's upload.Anyway, for those of you who were looking for them, they're here now.

Dash crops run long:

Random Photos of the Newest Stuff - Peace of Mind Vest, Lilac Centered Pose Tank, Live Simply Pant

I am a sucker for a photo showing a nicely coordinated outfit. Here is one that I like a lot. I can totally picture wearing this to watch my kids play soccer on a cool fall day, going to visit the mile high apple ranches (not orchards, mind you, we have apple ranches in California  ;-)  ) in Oak Glen, CA, or taking the kids trick or treating tomorrow night.

 Peace of Mind Vest, Teal Zeal LS Run Swiftly, Dance Studio Pants (?), and matching Striped Brimmed Beanie

Lilac Centered Pose Tank - I liked the Centered Post when I tried it on. The Lilac is very pretty.

A high quality photo of the newest Fast in Flight Bag - the outside of this one is the wooly feeling material not nylon

High quality photo of the new chunky scarf - so that's how to use the pocket. I still think $68 is a lot for a scarf

 Wunder Under Pants

Push UR Limits in Teal Zeal (with Gather and Crow Crops)

Live Simply Pant

Friday, October 29, 2010

Distressed SE Scuba - Too Distressed for $128

I happened to see this Scuba in the store this afternoon. SoCal has only gotten the Plum, Lilac, Wish, and Black so far so this was an internet return. I could see why after I studied it. The distressed edges of the hoodie were truly distressed not just unfinished. The worst area was right at the top of the Luluemon logo in the front - the part formed by the ribbed material where it's joined together by the zipper. It looked like someone rubbed the ribbed material until a hole was formed. I can only imagine that area getting worse with wear. I can't believe this hoodie is $29 extra for a design that will only get nastier and more worn with age. I am so not a fan of this design.

Try On Report - Happy Heat Tank - Boobtacular!

I took out my new Plum Scuba today wishing it was cooler so I could wear it and I discovered the security tag was till on it. Of course, I had to take a trip back to the store to have them remove it - such an unwanted chore. Not! My local stores didn't have too many new things since I had been there three days ago but I got a chance to try on the Coal/Persimmon Happy Heat tank. Wow. All I can say is that if you want male attention, you need to buy this tank. Somehow it makes your entire chestal region look larger than it is. The puckered seams in the front also seem to make your waist look narrower, imparting an hourglass effect to your figure. This tank also came with the cups. Unfortunately, the tank only goes to a 10 so it was a bit snug on me and I spilled over in the armpit region but I was surprised on the whole how well it fit particularly since I am a DD up top. It is a very figure enhancing tank without showing a ton of cleavage. I think it's fine for low impact activities.

Photos of New Colors - Static Wish Blue CRB, Haze/Coal CRB, Poncho Power Y, Static V.Violet CRB

Static Wish Blue CRB on the Right 
Combo Haze/Coal CRB - Haze on front, Coal on the Back

OK, I'm not really getting the purpose of one color on the front and another on the back. I was thinking of getting the Haze CRB but I would much prefer a solid version.

Wish Blue/Poncho Stripe Power Y - I may have to get this one

Static Very Violet CRB (it's solid Very Violet on the back)

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Snorkel Blue Coming Back, Too. And Passion & Lime (Update)

This is from an Australian product alert, a Snorkel Blue Scoop Neck:

The color code for this new Scoop Neck Tank is SBMS. I'm not sure what the MS stands for. SB is Snorkel Blue. The MS stands for Microstripe. This is definitely a new Scoop Neck tank because the matching Knockout Shorts are already on the website:

Although it's hard to tell from the tiny photos, the "microstripe" looks similar to the "wee" stripe as in my favorite heathered coal wee stripe. Yay!

There are also a pair of Passion/Passion Miscrostripe Knockout shorts:

Some sort of stripes or maybe a static is also showing up in the Poncho Stripe pattern:

What is that green? I know my local stores have had headbands in the green for awhile now.

Comparison of Fruity Tootie and Senorita Pink

A woman posted a photo of her Heathered Fruity Tootie Gratitude Wrap and a Senorita Boobs on a Wire Bra on Facebook to give people an idea of the difference between the two colors. I happen to have two luon items of those colors so I thought I'd post mine to help you out.  It's not the best photo but it will give you an idea of the difference. This photo was taken outside with my iPhone in late afternoon light. I love Fruity Tootie and am glad to see it back.

Senorita Pink is on the left and Fruity Tootie is on the Right

Creepy Lululemon-Related Story

There was disturbing story on Gawker yesterday regarding Lululemon pants. Here are the first couple of paragraphs of the article:

"Here's a fun hobby: Covertly filming women's butts in tight pants or leggings and posting them to YouTube. A Canadian university was recently struck by a wave of this "upskirt-lite" voyeurism. But secretly-filmed butts are all over YouTube."

"This week campus security at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia issued a warning about some pervert secretly filming female students and posting the videos to YouTube. Though news reports initially didn't link to the account, it was easy to figure out the user was one LeggingSpy. For months, LeggingSpy had stalked college girls with a video camera as they walked around wearing leggings. Then he uploaded clips with catchy titles like "A$$ Closeup: college teen girl caught wearing black Lululemon leggings spandex pants". Leggingspy's channel had over 340,000 views by the time it was shut down."

"Police and media attention seems to have driven LeggingSpy into hiding, but there are plenty of other creepy a$$ men on YouTube. (Though none appear to have LeggingSpy's in-depth knowledge of legging manufacturers.)" 

Plum Dash LS Update - Not in US GEC Yet

I got a product notice from an NYC store saying they had the Plum Dash LS (I also got a Canadian PA that said they had it, too) so I was hoping that meant it was in the GEC, too. Unfortunately, it was not.

I just had to comment on what a nice voice Ryan from the GEC has. Like most American women, I'm big on men with Australian or British accents but I'd make an exception for Ryan's cute Canadian accent.  ;-)

Could this be Ryan?

Pic - Poncho Stripe Power Y & Info About New Colors

Update - I just got a product notice from a SoCal store. The new CRB colors are:  Static Wish Blue, Static Very Violet, Haze with Charcoal (? not sure about the Charcoal part, I don't see Charcoal in the photo below), Persimmon. The new colors for Power Ys are: Persimmon with Coal, Haze, Very Violet, Multi-Poncho Stripe, Static Wish Blue, Static Very Violet.

PLUM Run Dash LS Update - I got a product alert from a NYC store, they are saying they have the Plum Dash LS in the store. That must mean it will be in the GEC soon, right? I'll have to call again. They said they didn't have it earlier today. 

Oooh, the new Poncho Stripe items are hitting the US. This is from the Bend, OR showroom. BTW, why are the showrooms getting stuff before the regular stores? Last week, the Laguna Hills showroom got the new Dash LS before the Newport store which is one of the biggest selling Lululemon stores in Southern California, if not the state.

The color code for this tank is MUPS/WSHB for Multi-poncho stripe/wish blue. I am a sucker for wide stripes. I really like it, even if it is a little beachy.

The same store also posted a photo of the new Haze CRB. I love this color. There could be other new colored CRBs under it - static wish and perhaps static very violet (thanks, ChiRunner) lilac although it looks a little dark for static lilac but not dark enough for static plum.

Today's Upload - No Plum Dash LS but Some Goodies

I'm surprised the Happy Heat tank made such a quick appearance since it only showed up in stores this week. It looks very cute on all the models but no size 12 so I won't be getting it. Even if it came in a 12, the models are showing quite a bit of cleavage so I'm afraid it might be a bit too cleavagetastic for my girls.

The other colors of the Heart Tank have shown up. The plum is definitely my favorite of the group. I really liked this tank when I tried it on and probably would get it if it came in a 12. The 10 was just a bit too snug through the belly but I may pick it up if it goes on sale.

The Static Plum Power Y made a web appearance. This is the one I bought and returned when the Power Dance Tank came out. I really like this color. I may have to buy it again.

 The Lilac Space Dye Power Y also made it's web appearance. I love this one, too.

A Scuba in one of my favorite pinks, Fruity Tootie, was uploaded. I don't mind this pink coming back at all. It's a really fun pink and works well with Persimmon.

The Dog Whisperer Pant was uploaded using the new model photo. Love the full on front and backside view! I much prefer the relaxed stance to the old firing squad version:

The eye-catching Purple Ombre Plaid Fast in Flight Bag showed up today, too. I love gym bags with wild prints.

The "This Just In Album" has not been uploaded to Facebook yet, so I will hold out hope the Dash will show up later but I doubt it. I'll keep checking. What did you get today?