Friday, February 10, 2012

Photos: Flow N Go Tanks, Hatha Crops (Vomit), Apres Run Anorak, and More

The new Flow and Go tanks are out in four colors - black, white, aquamarine, and deep indigo. They are $64. I am not a Flow and Go fan. It took me three tries to put it on correctly when I first ordered one. The neck strap pulled on my neck and it just revealed to much skin for me but these tanks have a cult following among some lulu fans. If you like the No Limit and similar tanks you should give this one a try. It's a very sexy tank and great for hot yoga or hot days. (Thanks to Tracey for the last two photos.)

More harem-style crops (oh goody). These are the Hatha Crops and I think they are on a dude but I can't tell from this photo. I honestly don't care. I won't publish anymore photos of fugly harem pants. I want lulu to give up already trying to make these happen. I don't care that they are popular in Europe. I'll give you some free tips lulu, make more Ebb and Flow crops and Ebb and Flow pants and maybe Ebb and Flow bike-length shorts. They are selling like hotcakes. Work on clothes for CrossFit. Make some more freaking Ta Ta Tamers already.

 A rare Apres Practice Anorak photo. I was hoping to try this on today but my store did not have it. From what I have read people are liking it.

Time for some cute outfits - a Practice Freely tank with a coordinating Chase Me Skirt. I like it.

You can just see the top of her Adjust Me bra in Quiet Stripe peeping out the top of her Chase Me tank, paired with coordinating Quiet Stripe Speed Shorts.

The Aquamarine Chase Me Tank shown with new black and Aquamarine Speed Shorts - cute!

These girls match each other. I love the black and pink combos. Paris Swiftly LS with coordinating Inspire crops and a black Practice Freely tank shown with Paris Wunder Under crops.

Do people buy sneakers to match their lulu? Every day I spot photos where some girl's sneakers perfectly match her outfit, whether it's Paris or Aquamarine. I need to go shoe shopping asap. Shown is the Paris Pack and Go Pullover.

I like the Deep Indigo Denim Wunder Unders with the white Practice Freely tank a lot. Maybe I need to go back and try those WUs on again. They are so cute.

I like Aquamarine paired with Deep Indigo. This is the Aquamarine Get Fit tank and Wee Are From Space/Deep Indigo Inspire Crops. I saw the Wee Are From Space Chase Me Crops today and the pattern is pretty wild up close. I think the Inspires are a little more muted for some reason. I didn't see them in the store today.

For you pinkaholics, these are a couple of Pig Pink tanks paired with the new reversible Paris Wunder Under crops. The stores are showing lots of pink outfits in honor of Valentine's Day.

I looked for the Full Expression tee in my store today but didn't see it. It looks nice on this girl. I want to say she is wearing it with Deep Indigo Denim Wunder Under pants.

NEW! Cool Racerback Curved Hem Rib, Also NEW Cool Racerback Rib

This is from an Australian product alert so it's not here yet - it's the CRB in Curved Hem Rib.  It comes in black, fossil, and paris pink. Interesting.

This CRB is just a Ribbed one with a normal hem. It's coming in Fossil, Black, and Lavender Dusk.

Today's Shopping Trip

I got to try a bunch of the latest arrivals on today. The surprise result was that I went home with a pair of the Black Wee Stripe/Heathered Black/Black reversible Wunder Under crops. I don't buy new bottoms that often since I have nearly everything for my needs but these felt so soft and good on that I had to have them. I took the tags off as soon as I got home and have been wearing them since. I confess I feel very daring wearing them since they are non-black and a pattern to boot. I've broken out of my black crop box in a big way - lol.

Anywhoo, one reason I grabbed these off the rack was that they felt very soft, softer than a regular pair of Wunder Unders and almost like a pair of pique WUs. They also reverse to all black which makes them versatile. I thought the wee stripe pattern camouflages imperfections on the back of the leg pretty well, better than pique. The fit is either slightly large or the material stretchier than typical Wunder Unders because they feel looser than my other pair of black Wunder Unders. You might want to consider sizing down. They are $78 and go up to size 12.

I also tried on the Deep Indigo/White Denim Wunder Under crops. I've been lusting after them in all the photos I have seen. They fit on the snugger side - like typical denim luon. The denim luons have less stretch than regular luon. I really liked the look but the material felt rough against my skin and they felt like they would be too warm for cardio workouts.

I tried on the Practice Freely and really liked it. I am not comfortable revealing so much of my midsection but if you like the Flow and Go and No Limit tanks you should check this one out. I love the v-neck on this tank.

For some reason I thought the Switch Back shorts were made of luxtreme but it's really two swift layers sewn back to back. Only the waistband is made of luxtreme. The price is $68.

Side One (left): Heathered Aquamarine Wee Stripe, Side Two (right): Solid Aquamarine - verrrrry subtle difference

Stitching at the thumb hole on the reverse side - it looks like it's on inside out
I tried on the Switch Back half zip in Aquamarine and really liked it. The running luon is super soft and I love the ribbed luxtreme side panels. That being said for $108 I expect my pullovers to come with cuffins and thumbholes. I also would like a zip pocket. I know that isn't possible since it's "reversible" but that's what I want. The reverse color in the Aquamarine version is very subtle. The main side is heathered aquamarine and white wee stripe and the other side is solid Aquamarine. There is no strip of reflective material down the back of the reverse side. Some of the stitching on the reverse side is rather clunky. In the photo above you can it looks like I have my sleeve on inside out. I do like reversibility in my bottoms, especially when it comes to buying a colored waistband but I don't know if I really need it in my tops. I like it in the Turn Around LS but I would have bought the top without it. I thought the fit was true to size.

I tried on the Get Fit tank in Aquamarine and Fossil. I like this tank style a lot and already have a black one but I don't care for the colors it comes in now. I would love one in the upcoming orange or ultra violet colors.

Inkblot CRB on left, Every Yogi on right
I also tried on the new Every Yogi tank in the Inkblot print. The Every Yogi version is darker and has less white in it than the CRB, as you can see in the photo above. I was surprised how large this tank fit compared to the Modern Racerback, the Every Yogi's predecessor. I usually size down to a ten in the Modern Racer so initially grabbed that but it was very large in the armholes and loose at the waist not to mention long. I ended up going down another size to an eight. I was thinking of getting this until I tried on the black wee stripe Wunder Unders. I certainly hope the fit on the Every Yogi tee shirt isn't similarly changed from that of the Lively Crewneck. I was just beginning my love affair with Lively Crewneck tees and will be bummed if the Every Yogi doesn't fit as nicely.

Lastly, I tried on the new Adjust Me bra. The bra portion is very similar to the Cross My Heart, as you can see in the photo. I think the Adjust Me has slightly better support since the straps have a little less give in them.

Flow and Go Tanks Are Back!

Just a quickie post because I need to eat lunch but Flow and Go Tanks are back. I'll update in a bit.