Thursday, February 28, 2013

My Collection: The Vintage Tanks

Top row, left to right: White Stellar Tank (like a CRB with a built in bra but made of full weight luon), Terracotta Repose, Jelly Bean Spark, White Spark, Fatbird Floral Dance Twisted Tank, Black Dance Twisted Tank.

Bottom row, left to right: Kiss Chipper Print Move Tank (organic cotton), Three Set Tank in Persimmon, Senorita and Pretty Pink, Pretty Pink Gather V, Fruity Tootie Athletic Deep V, Power Purple Athletic Deep V.

37 comments:

Anonymous said...

Cool! I wonder if I'd be able to remember the names of my tanks... OT, but I was thinking the other day how nice some of the new colors would have been in a DSJ. Frond and Inkwell would have made lovely DSJs. Sigh.

Seattlite said...

Oh Man.. Spark.. Beautiful Spark.. I miss youuuuu <3

jen said...

LLA, I'm really enjoying you showcasing your collection. Can we see more? Pants? Crops? Jackets? Thanks!

LuluAddict said...

@ Seattlite - I know!! The Spark is the one I wish they'd bring back the most. The Repose is super cute and comfy, too. Both those tanks are just perfect - sexy back, higher front but not chokingly high. The only tweaks I'd make is add the bra cup pockets, of course, and add a slight amount of length. Other than that, they are perfect, and perfect for women with larger chests.

@ anon 8:24 am - I have a spreadsheet to keep track. I had to look up a couple this morning. ;-)

Anonymous said...

And u are showing these because.....?

LuluAddict said...

@ anon 9:29 am - People said they liked seeing photos of my collection but feel free to skip over those posts.

Anonymous said...

Why are some people on here so rude and nasty eg anon 9:29? Why bother saying anything at all?? I feel so sorry for miserable people like you.

Anonymous said...

RUDE!

Anonymous said...

Luluaddict, I'm loving the posts of your collection! Id love to see how you style outfits using your pieces. Those spark tanks look interesting.

Anonymous said...

love your posts! love your blog! thanks for all your hard work!

Anonymous said...

LLA - you are very patient...and polite! I think A LOT of people are enjoying seeing these, so THANK YOU...and please ignore people that go out of their way to be rude. It seems pretty simple...if you don't care to look, don't. :-)

Canadian eh said...

Love. Keep 'em coming. Would love to see your all time favourites. I have a Persimmon/Kiss Invisible Cloak that sat in loot for a month before I finally felt sorry for it and ordered it.. I have never had so many compliments on a piecce of clothing EVER. Also don't know what I ever did before the Will pants came out.

Anonymous said...

Because its LLA's blog and she can post whatever the hell she wants?

Anonymous said...

Love seeing your collection. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

I love seeing your collection! Thanks for all your hard work in running this blog :)

Anonymous said...

the old dance studio jackets continue to sell well on ebay - but i think this one is fake... i've never seen lulu have a color named as simply "blue"
http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-with-tags-Size-4-Lululemon-Dance-Studio-Jacket-in-Blue-/111020242509?pt=US_Womens_Athleticwear&hash=item19d952764d

Anonymous said...

Love all these clothing posts!!! Makes me wish I had been a lulu fan a long time ago instead of now. :(

M.E.L.R. said...

Beautiful LLA! I love seeing them. Thanks for sharing. Glad to know I'm not the only nerd to track clothes in a spreadsheet....

Marlies said...

Love seeing the vintage stuff! Keep it coming!

And thanks again for this blog! I know it's gotta be a ton of work!

Anonymous said...

I LOVE seeing collection photos, thanks for posting!! :D

Anonymous said...

Wonderful, this might inspire some of the LULU designers that lurk your blog to do a classic LULU comeback.
Hyper organized engineer's brain keeping track of your LULU. I am really enjoying seeing your collection, keep it up.

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Carrie Rae said...

I was impressed with TJ Maxx today. I bought a pair of soft slate grey yoga leggings with a diamond gusset and a pair of neon pink (like flash) crops that were thick and not see through. For $15 each I don't care if the seams fray, the material pills, the waistband stretches out, or the color bleeds.

It kind of put things into perspective for me. I thought I was buying colorful clothes that looked cute and was made to last. My expensive $100 lulu WUs are sheer, show imperfections, and will degrade overtime. I can buy 6 pairs that fulfill my requirements instead of the price of one.

It's been real Lulu, but until you give me a good REASON to spend 6 times more than your competitors... I'm going to politely decline.

Anonymous said...

I love seeing your collection! I think it would be so cool if your readers could submit pictures of themselves in their favorite lulu outfits and you could post them once a week, or something like that. I guess it might be a lot of work for you... but just had to throw the idea out there. :)

Anonymous said...

Just like others have stated before me, I think it's wonderful to see your collection and some vintage pieces that I've never seen before. Love your blog and bring on more photos of your collection ! :) Love your blog ! It's so much fun and nive to see what's coming in stores/on line soon. ;)

Anonymous said...

Thanks LLA, interesting to see. Definitely would check out a Stellar Tank if they brought it back. As someone else commented, maybe it will inspire LLL.

Agree 9:29 is rude.

Anonymous said...

Agreed! I noticed that too

Marlies said...

by the way, that's awesome that you track your stuff in a spreadsheet. i would be hard pressed to post photos of my "collection" as then there would be proof on the internet of my LLL addiction and I might have my credit card confiscated... ;-)

Anonymous said...

I think Anon @9.29 might be jealous of your collection LLA. How often do you wear these pieces? I love my LLL and have a bit myself but always feel guilty buying more cos I'm supposed to ‘already have enough’. How often would you wear these pieces? Again congrats on a great collection.

LuluAddict said...

@ anon 6:48 am - Most of these tanks I wear in the summer. The older ones like the Stellar, Repose, Spark, 3 set, and Gather V are for mostly around the house.The Repose and Spark don't have the cup pockets and I need the coverage in the lighter colors. The Athletic Deep Vs get trotted out for workouts whenever I am feeling old school.

RunLikeTheWind said...

I enjoy seeing all the gear-new and old. I'm in denial about my clothes-buying habit and refuse to call it a "collection." But, I do save all the hang-tags, which is really just one step away.

Jennifer said...

I love seeing these posts too. Helps me decide on new purchases when comparing to previous favorite, ex what may have staying power. I also track my purchases to keep my home insurance inventory up to date and also because Im nerdy and think its fun to track my clothing collection. I use bento. This blog totally saved me when I went to the warehouse sale and since they cut tags, I could research here colors and names of products!

Anonymous said...

Seeing your LLL collection (which I think is totally cool - thanks for sharing!) only reiterated my belief that I personally don't need a lot of LLL. I work out a few days a week, usually running or Bikram, and I wash my laundry at least every two weeks, so I need at most six athletic. But really, I don't even need six outfits because I wash my Bikram clothing ASAP so it doesn't smell. And with my running clothes, I don't tend to sweat a ton when running, so I'll wear a sports bra and my thicker running tights a couple of times each before washing them. If they don't smell when it comes time to put them on, I'm totally fine with re-wearing them. It may be gross, but I think washing clothing more than necessary just adds undue wear and tear. I don't run outdoors during the winter, so I don't need winter specific running clothing. I don't run in shorts - during the summer I just wear thinner tights. I need a few other items for other athletic endeavors that I do from time to time, like a long sleeve shirt for hiking in the fall, or a good windbreaker/waterproof jacket for cycling. I'm over my phase of wearing loungewear as everyday clothing since it makes me feel really sloppy (and it makes it easier for me to gain weight when my clothing is elastic and it expends with me). One pair of wide-leg lounging pants is enough. So really, at most, I need maybe 10 items of clothing from LLL or a similar store. I also only by the classic, basic pieces typically in black because I'll never not be willing to wear black. I'll only occasionally buy in colors I know I'll love forever, like a maroon/burgandy color like bordeaux drama or a turquoise, but those aren't common LLL colors. I don't buy pinks or purples, or blues because I know it's only a matter of time before I'm tired of them. I don't want trendy exercise clothing any more than I want trendy everyday clothing because I have no more desire to buy a new workout wardrobe annually than I have a desire to buy a new wardrobe annually. Or, if I do get something trendy, I want it to be cheap - a reflection of the fact that I won't want to wear it in a year or two (and really, trendy items don't have the same resale value as the classics). Basically, if I owned as much LLL as you, I'd feel like I'd wasted my money because there's no need for it given my current lifestyle. There's no judgment on folks that do own a ton, because I know that my stance is a reflection of my own personal choices, and that's true for everyone. My priorities and my spending are directed elsewhere. I spend a shitton on rent cause I want to live in the heart of the city I live in, and my commuter bike is, relatively speaking, really expensive. And I spend a lot of money on groceries, so to each her own.

Anonymous said...

Anon 9:14 thank you. Your post inspired me to curb my weekly spending on lulu clothes I don't need, don't really wear or if I do, then no more than once a year (because of how much I have accumulated), or don't really love but still bought because everyone was talking about how fantastic it was or because I was afraid of it selling out before I could make up my mind on whether I wanted to own a piece or not.

This is how most of my stuff is still new with tags or new without tags (so husband don't see they are indeed still new after months) and asks why I "need" to buy more when I haven't worn what I have.
Sometimes I want to sell them but I realize I'm either too lazy to be taking pics, posting tem on ebay and then be running to the post office to mail packages, or I'm emotionally attached to them, and fool that ill be wearing them "one day".

I have pieces that were originally under $70 but sell for over $200 online (used). Mine are NWT, but not even this motivates me into selling them. I am an impulse addict easily influenced by blogs's comments and opinions. The worst of the worst.

Anonymous said...

yeah, i'm with 9:14 as well. i do not wear workout clothes when not working out since i enjoy wearing pretty dresses on the weekend and must wear professional clothes (pants and blouses) most work days. i ebay at least quarterly since i only really ***need*** 12 tops, 6 bottoms and about 5 jackets a season. this blog actually helps me edit my collection. however, i can't get rid of my purses and their boxes/papework even if i haven't worn them in a years. guess i'm more of a purse addict:) good thing they only "upload" each season and not every week!

Anonymous said...

No problem with 9:14's comments. However people want to allocate their money is their choice. I myself am not out of control and I'm sure I have less gear than others--definitely less than 1:07. And 1:07 you admit it which is good. Sounds like you could make a lot of money back if you just get organized about eBay (I don't eBay sell myself) or even just sell on your local craigslist. That's what I do. Bit of a hassle with emailing and meeting up but I've actually only ever had serious buyers pay my firm prices.

My gear gets washed immediately after running (all year long, yes I have 2 Run Bundle Up Jackets from md. Best winter running jacket ever), Bikram, hot Vinyasa Flow, Ashtanga. My gear is not allowed to sit dirty/sweaty, ever. I have a fair amount of stuff. I do occasionally sell items locally. I admit what's not getting chosen/worn and just commit to moving on. What I do keep--even if considered “too much” in some mathematical, practical way--all gets worn for hard core working out. I like to rotate my stuff so it's not constantly getting worn and each article subject to constant wear/tear/wash. With regular rotation all year long, the life of the items is prolonged. As well, given LLL's deteriorating quality, I'm happy to have the amount that I do. If I stop purchasing due to ugly designs or bad quality (which is the sad road LLL is taking with may items), I'm content with what I have. It'll last a long time until I really have to move on or until LLL gets its act back together.

Anonymous said...

I work out at least 5 days out of the week and I also do competitive sailing, so I use my gear a lot, and I put a lot of wear and tear in the gear that I have. I think yoga is the one activity that I don't abuse my workout clothes. I like to have a bunch of choices in terms of my workout gear, it motivates me to push harder. I also wash my stuff soon after a workout, I sweat a lot so there is no way I can wear the same outfit 2 or three days in a row.


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LuluAddict said...

Some women have giant shoe collections, purse collections, makeup collections. I have a big lulu collection. To each his own. I like having a variety of workout clothes to choose from and when I get bored with certain styles/colors/prints I sell them off. Since I am a stay at home mom I wear lulu most all the time since it is so comfy. My kids are in sports so lulu is comfortable to wear when hauling chairs and umbrellas to go watch their tournaments, whether in 40-degree or 80-degree weather so I get a lot of use out of most of my lulu clothes. One thing about lululemon is that it retains pretty good value so after I am done with it I can sell it and get back some of the money I paid for it.