Sunday, December 12, 2010

Sparkle Scuba and Rumors of a Manifesto Cuddle Up

There is a Sparkle Gray Scuba for sale on eBay that is in available through Lululemon strategic partner studios. The seller is from the US. I assume it will be in stores soon. People on Facebook are seeing the sailor stripe items in their local studios, too, so I assume those will hit the stores soon. Also, there was a comment on Facebook that a manifesto Cuddle Up is coming out soon.

Lululemon BEST OF 2010 - My Picks

Ugh, it's hard for me to pick a favorite new technical piece this year. My favorite new technical piece is definitely going to be a tank. It's hard for me to decide which. I have a group of favorites - I've bought three Push UR Limits, three Zoom Singlets, two SE Circle Mesh CRBs (would get more except for limited colors), and I bought two Power Dance Tanks. I also like the Heart Tank and Energy SL a lot but just have bought one of those to date due to color limitations. Those would be my personal picks.

However, I think I will have to pick the Power Dance Tank as my favorite new tank. It's supportive, super comfortable, breathable, lightweight, and gives good coverage. It works on large or small busted ladies and both slender and not-so-slender figures. It's very versatile - you can wear it to spin or yoga or to weight lift. All in all it is a great tank and I hope to see more. I wish I had bought the other two colors because they are impossible to find now.

Power Dance Tank - My Pick for Best New Technical Piece of 2010

For accessory, I choose the Baseball Running Hat. I probably wear a Lululemon hat at least 4 days a week. It's great to cover bed-head when you are running the kids to school or keeping the sun out of your eyes at soccer games. Love, love, love this hat. I hope they come out with more, particularly in Wish Blue and other blues. My other favorite accessory would be a Mesh Headband but they are not new to this year.

Baseball Running Cap - My Pic for Best Accessory of 2010

My top pick for the best new casual piece of 2010 is probably the choice of a lot of people, the Scuba Hoodie. I wasn't ever a Remix Hoodie fan and couldn't understand how some people could love them enough to amass 18 in their closet but all my issues with the Remix were addressed in the Scuba - longer length, softer material, not so boxy. I am now a huge Scuba fan and slowly building my collection. I don't think I'll ever get to 18 but I might get to half a dozen or so. My other favorite casual item is the Cabin long sleeve Tee.

Scuba Hoodie - My Pick for Best New Casual Piece of 2010

Finally, my favorite new color of 2010. It is a tie between Heathered Coal Wee Stripe - I think I have four items with that pattern - and Static Wish Blue. However, Static Wish Blue is a lot of fun, so that is going to be my choice.

Static Wish Blue -  My Pick for Best New Color

Tell us your picks, either in this post or the last one.

BEST OF 2010 Nominations

So I've been thinking we should review the year and pick our favorite Lululemon item we've bought this year. I have so many that I think it's only fair to break it into at least three categories: technical wear, casual wear, and accessories.The item has to be new for this year. It can be back from a hiatus but something like Groove pants can't be your favorite item. I went through the archives and I've listed the new things I've talked about but I know it's not a comprehensive list. As a bonus we can also discuss Best new color like Static Wish or Heathered Coal Wee Stripe. To help you decide, consider whether you have bought multiple versions of the same tank, bottom, or jacket and if you reach for the same item multiple times a week.

To summarize, nominate: 1) Favorite Technical piece, 2) Casual Piece, 3) Accessory 4) Favorite New Color

JANUARY: All Out Tank, Hot Class Tank, Energize Pant, Cheer Gear Remix, Principle Jacket, Running Visor, Dhristi Bra, Flight Running Bonnet.

FEBRUARY: Flashback Pullover, Flashback Crops, Clarity Vest, Tank on Me Tank, Namaste Pant, Pick Me Up Bra, Too Cool Tunic, Go with the Flow Tank, Devi Crops/Pant/Jacket, Astro Pant, Biker Groove Short, 1st 5 Minute Pullover, Sway Jacket, Sneak a Peak Short, Team Spirit LS, I Just Wanna Run Tank, Pep Tank, Zoom Knee Short, Zoom Bike Short, Zoom Crop

MARCH: Inner Strength Tank, Exhale Jacket, Run for Run Tank, Sheer Delight Tank, Pranothana Crops, Purity Jacket, Layer Me Bra, Pick Me Up Bra, Push UR Limits Tanks, Hot Yogi Tank, Zen Wrap, Run Energy SL Tank, No Limit (wide distribution)

APRIL: Elevate pants, Run Like The Wind Singlet, Get It Started Jacket, Free 2 Be Jacket, Mynah Crop, Mynah Jacket, Latin Dance Top, Latin Dance Pant, Flashback Skirt, Vita Tank Org, Namaste Coverup, Organic Rib Tank, Energy Short Sleeve Top, Vita Crop, Vita Bra

MAY: Half Moon Crop, Half Moon Jacket, Sun Salutation Tank, 50 Rep Bra, Run Sun Blocker Top, Bliss Tank, Run With It Crop, Seek the Peak Jacket, Zoom Singlet Tank, Tracker Short, Tracker Tight, Move Me Pant, Twisted Shoulder Tee, Gather Dance Strap Bra, Stow N Go Jacket, Run Baseball Cap.

JUNE: Halter Hoodie, Spring Fling Tank, Twisted Dress, Twisted Tank, Double Racerback Tank, Shanti Crops, Run With It Vest, Knotty Tank, Gather Dance Strap Bra, Circle Mesh CRB

JULY: Light Me Jersery/Tank/Shorts/Skirt, Cross Train Pullover, Mindful Shorts, Polocrosse Pants, Rock Out Pant, Fouette Tank, Commit Tank, Run Reflection Vest, Revitalize Skirt, Iconic Wrap, Scuba Hoodie, Recharge Tank, Track and Field Jacket, Free To Be Bra, Dance Crop, Fireside Jacket/Pant, Inspire Crop.

AUGUST: Cobra Crop, Run Fast Crop, Eagle Tank, Modern Crewneck, Eagle Short, Swiftly Short, Community Jacket/Pant, Revitalize Tee, Power Within Short, Journey Jacket, Run Fast Shorts,  Scuba Shaped Hoodie, Ulta Crop, Vinyasa Toque, Peace of Mind Vest, Express Yourself Wrap, Art Hoodie Series, Tadasana Pant, Effortless Hoodie, Sage and Twist Pant, Awareness Tank, Audrey Jacket, Yoga Harem Pant.

SEPTEMBER: Inspire Pullover, Run Cross Train Crop, Personal Best Singlet, Swell Jacket, Personal Best Skirt, CRB Mesh Back, Effortless Pant, Inspire Jacket, Insight Tank, Run Ultra Pant, Personal Best Tee, Run Reflection Pullover, Peace of Mind Jacket, Alignment Pant, Bust Stops Here Bra, Flow and Go Tank, Escapade Jacket, Tadasana Jacket, Mindful Tank.

OCTOBER: Pinnacle Jacket, Power Dance Tank, Dog Whisperer Jacket/Pant, Centered Post Tank, Power Pose Crop, Run Dash Tight, Belt It Out Pant, Heart Tank, Live Simply Tee, Awareness Wrap, Cuddle Up Jacket, Hot Racer Bra, Happy Heat Tank, Cabin LS Tee, Dash Tank, Live Simply Pant, Dash LS, Stand Strong Tank

NOVEMBER: Express Yourself Wrap, Candelight Tank, Yogini Dance Pant, Outward Bound Pant, Dash Pullover, Yogi Dance Tank, Run Balance Pullover/Baselayer, Live Simply Jacket, Gym Essential Kit, Alpine Pullover, Post Run Pullover, Alpine Tight, Hustle Tank, Challenge Tank/Jacket/Pant/Crop, Foundation Tank, Yogi Dance Jacket, Ruffled CRB, Chai Time Pullover, Cuddle Up Pant, Liberty Tee, Awareness Wrap.

DECEMBER: Fast Forward Jacket, Inner Awareness Tank, Rejuvenate Jacket, Lift Your Spirits Jacket.