Sunday, February 16, 2014

NEW Inspire Crop Colors and More






Some new colors in the Inspire crops - solid Cadet Blue (first photo) and the ones with the Vintage Pink waistband look like they are Cadet Blue Black/Soot 1/8 stripe (could be hyperstripe, I suppose, since the stripes look close together). Also shown in the top photo is a Heathered Cadet Blue Swiftly tank. I have the SS in this color and really like it, it's soft and thick. I was thinking I might like a Cadet Blue pair of run crops to wear with it since black crops don't do it justice. I definitely want to try out the striped Inspires.

New Hi Low Shine Tights. Shown with Cadet Blue Forme and Vintage Pink WAFS Power Y.



Camo Power Y in the top photos and All Sport bra in the bottom photo.


New colors in the headbands, including a close up of the new denim print. I still don't have a name for that print.

From Australia, the Lightened Up Pullover in Very Light Flare.



Om Onward leg warmers and scarves.



1/8 Stripe Bali Breeze/Clear Mint stripe Pace Setter skirt.

From Australia, a Vintage Pink Ebb to Street tank. Shown with Hi Low Wunder Unders in Double Diamond print (I think).

After Asana Pant, Vintage Pink Wee Space Power Y, and Cadet Blue Forme Jacket.





Mountain Light Tank and Vintage Pink Wee Space Wunder Under crops.




28 comments:

Anonymous said...

Just ordered pigment blue in the flows and now wanting the cadet blue inspires...I'm thinking the striped ones are wee stripe black because the 1/8 stripe cadet blue is on the trim of the solid cadet blue inspires. I'm wanting the new denim WUs also... Ugh!

Anonymous said...

The vintage pink/pow pink crops are black wee stripe. They are on the Australian Web site.

Anonymous said...

Hi LLA - I tried on the hyperstripe inspires today that have the vintage pink accents in a Philadelphia area store and I believe it is black and soot stripes not cadet blue. They didn't feel very compressive to me though so I did not get them. I'm glad I didn't if there is a cadet blue pair coming. Love that color.

They also had the camo flow y bra but it felt very polyestery to me.

Anonymous said...

I am confused, you mention a Camo Power Y in top photo but I only see a Flow Y bra. Are you saying one of those models has a Power Y on under that jacket?

Anonymous said...

Inspire crops are so boring to me.

Would love to see a vintage pink CRB and the wafs version too.

Anonymous said...

Can anyone suggest what they would wear to a half marathon in 40 degree (F) weather with light rain?

I have the speed tights of all 4 materials, rulu long sleeves and half zips, the hustle rain jacket, fluff off pullover, and various tanks and short sleeves. I try to stay away from racing in swiftlies because I've gotten snags from pinning my race bib on them.

LuluAddict said...

@ anon 6:18 pm - thanks! And what a bummer. I am dying to the 1/8 cadet blue stripe to make it the Inspire line.

Anonymous said...

yeah i'm wanting a crb in the vintage pink but may get the one that they have can't remember its name .... sorry anyhow there is a tank i like i will get in that gorgeous pink color :), sure wish they would have done current red again i'd love that in a crb- hemmed mine decided i like them long so i sold it and now i have severe remorse :( I really wish they would do a cardinal red now that would make me very happy.

Anonymous said...

I was in a hurry so I didn't look closely enough to remember the color code on the new print. I was basically checking to see if it was coal tinted canvas and it wasn't. It was something I didn't recognize. I think it was PPSI or something?

Anonymous said...

Where oh where are the compression crops?? Is LLL not making anymore? Can they please get their ACT together? Runners are asking for these crops/ tights and they're not making!

Anonymous said...

Here in Canada on the CTV news they had a report on how lulu has banned people from buying online because they re-sold some items on eBay or on Facebook groups and then later apologized saying they had gone to far....
I am not sure why lulu would care about the sale of "used" clothing but do understand their concern for items new with tags selling well above retail. If people are willing to pay on these sites $128 for $72 WUC's or $65 for a $42 CRB, what's stopping them from increasing their prices?? I would if I were them, people are obliviously willing to pay that much more.

Anonymous said...

I'm dying for some red too!!

arsarca said...

Brushed luxtreme speed tights, a couple of layers of something (a swiftly t and then a rulu layer?) and a shell for the rain. I scorch when I run — just did a winter triathlon at - 14°C in one more layer than what I just mentioned, though most were merino wool. You should try out your outfit beforehand for a run, though. (And in fact I recommend merino wool, like Icebreaker, far more than LLL for all colder weather pursuits. I freeze while wearing LLL base layers once I get wet — which is actually potentially dangerous situation for you considering the conditions you're describing.)

Anonymous said...

Anon@7:45, I'm an avid runner! I love that you are doing a half! I tend to run hot, so I always slightly underdress. I'd rather start a race a little cold than be too hot and sweaty. 40 degrees is my cut off point for wearing long tights. (Depending on wind chill, I would wear either crops or tights. I like wearing my Run Marathon tights with CEP calf sleeves--which for my short legs is like wearing really compressive tights). At 40 degrees, that distance and with some rain, I would wear whatever your most compressive tights are, not your warmest (when fabric gets wet, it stretches, and you don't want to have your wet tights pulling from your legs with added weight. At that temp and distance, 40 degrees is my hubby's cut off point for shorts and tights. Depending on wind chill he will wear either shorts with calf sleeves or tights. (He usually goes with shorts and calf sleeves).

As far as jackets, the Hustle Rain jacket is pretty heavy duty. For light rain, it could be a bit much. I tend to bring several jacket options with me to a race (as well as various shirts and bottoms.). I would definitely stay away from wearing anything down in the rain. If want to stay warmer and dry before the race starts, bring a big, plastic lawn and leaf bag with you. I cut a hole in the top for my head, and I wear that until right before the gun goes off. When you discard it, be sure you do so on the side of the road and not where anyone will trip on it. I have a friend who doesn't like the Hefty Couture look, so she just brings some ratty old sweatshirt to wear over everything and then discards it at the start.

I would wear a light water resistant jacket and a short sleeved shirt under it for light rain, a goretex shell and short sleeve jacket for heavy rain. I hate running in hats, but if it is raining fairly hard, I wear a goretex baseball hat to keep the rain out of my eyes. If it's just a drizzle, I forgo the hat. My hands are the one thing that are always cold! I run in gloves, and I like using those Little Hotties, disposable hand warmers (I buy a big box of them in the fall at Costco). If you use them open them up and put them inside your gloves or a pocket about an half hour before you go outside--they need to warm up in a closed space before they are useful. I ditch them during the race when I don't need them any more. (If it's colder--20's or 30's, I hang onto them the whole time).

Do not wear cotton sox! Wool or tech fabric is the best. Wet feet do not like cotton! I also lube up areas that are prone to chafing or blistering (my feet, under the band of my sports bra, at my waist if I'm carrying a fuel belt). Some people use Vaseline or Body Glide. I like 2 Toms Blister Shield.

As far as pin holes ruining your Lulu, I hear you! I have a race number belt, it goes around my waist and has two cords the number goes through with cord locks. I haven't used safety pins in years. I have seen people with rust stains on white singlets from wearing safety pin during sweaty marathons. So safety pins are a big no for me.

I tend to never do anything new before a race that I didn't do in training--no new shoes, new clothes, new types of gels or chews or eating anything weird the day before or for breakfast on race day.

The most important thing is just relax and have fun! Running a half is a great accomplishment, it is such an empowering distance. You will probably be able to hook up with a group of other people who are running your pace, and the time will fly by! Good luck! (Sorry this was so long!)

stylista diva said...

I'm with @anon 8:50pm. I find the Inspires from last year to be more compressive than this year. Change in material maybe? I didn't feel much difference between the luxtreme (cut the crop) and power luxtreme (inspires) materials this time around.
Really liking the cadet blue inspires and the wee stripe with the pink. If the material is on the thin side though, I will pass. OT Still hoping the CRB will come out in Bali Breeze and Camo already.

Anonymous said...

I kind of want the after asana pants. Will need to try but I'm digging them.

Shannon said...

High low shine tights!!!! Where or where are those from and when can I get them in Canada!!??? LOVE my shine tights but the amount of compression in the fabric makes them slide down at the top when I walk and sit in muffin area zone over time. Constantly hiking them up...these would be amazing in the high low waist!!!!

mer w said...

@ anon 7:45
For your race I would wear shorts, a long sleeve swiftly and a light rain jacket over top! That way you can tie your jacket around your waist if you get too hot. Maybe buy a cheap $5 pair of sweats to wear before your race and then you can just toss them on the side right before the start? And for snags I have the perfect solution! Buy a small pack of tiny industrial magnets, probably at a hardware store, and use magnets to secure your bib not the pins! I've done that for my past few races and it is seriously a life saver! Hope that helps :) good luck!

Anonymous said...

I suspect not too many of us can wear the wee space green WUC and the vintage pink wee space Power Ys. I tried both on. Being blonde and pasty white, one looked like green puke, the other like orange/pink puke on me. I'm very excited though about the cadet blue Inspires! I love Inspires b/c they have the most mesh on the legs, great for sweaty work-outs. I also swooped on a half price Yin to my Yang cardi and the Mula Bundle jacket (what an unfortunate name!) on the week-end. The cardi was surprisingly warm, soft, comfy, and looked good on me. I had to drop from a 10 (my usual Scuba size) to a 6. The green jacket reminded me of the 80's -not my favourite fashion époque. I bought it though and am happy with it.

Anonymous said...

The girl wearing the Camo piece under her tank must be wearing the All Sport Bra in Camo that sold out online very quickly. I bought it the night it as uploaded and love! Best bra for running any distance. I agree with any of you that have said there is a major void of compression tights & crops. We need the Run A Marathon Collection back!

Anonymous said...

I meant to write "short sleeved shirt" under my goretex jacket, not "short sleeved jacket". I like Swiftly's. And yes, I saw a thing on Ourdailylemon's blog about using the magnets, but I've never used them before. My number belt works great and it has a pocket for extra stuff (like electrolytes or Chomps that don't fit in the gel pockets of my Lulu bottoms--I usually carry my Gu in them or my iPod in the right one.

Anonymous said...

I also bought the mula bundle wrap today for $59 in a local Philadelphia store. I posted the other day about trying the yin to my yang cardi and liking it. I went to a second store today to see if they had it in the darker grey in my size - which they did. While I was trying it on I noticed the mula bundle wraps also marked down so I tried it and loved it! I think it looks really cute on and very hip. I like it unzipped. I sized down one from a 4 to a 2 because the middle section was very baggy as were the arms in the 4.

Anonymous said...

I'd rather be in a knee length crop. None of LLL"s knee length ones in the past couple of years have compared to the quality of my "older" ones. I've passed on them all. Glad I'm stocked up. Run Marathon, Run Fast & Free and Run Excel are my favourites, especially the Excel.

Anonymous said...

Thanks so so much!! This was super helpful - so glad for this supportive community! :)

Anonymous said...

Thanks everyone for the tips on my upcoming half!! Hearing your preferences and race tips were so helpful and encouraging!

janine57 said...

I agree my run coach would say shorts tee shirt. My first half I wore crops long sleeve technical shirt ( not real thick. A swiftly would work great and for the rain a lightweight wind breaker. It will be freezing at the start go to good will and buy throw away seat pants and jacket. Before you start take off the pants and about a mile down the road toss the jacket. Race organizers pick them up and recycle. Take tube socks for gloves and when warm toss them. I might wear a baseball hat and shades if it's pouring. Good luck you'll have a blast!

Anonymous said...

If it's raining or damp and cool, cotton anything is really bad, when it gets wet it stretches and then with sweat it gets clammy and yucky.


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Davina said...

Does anyone have the navy blue inspire crops in their local stores? It is not available anywhere and I am DYING to get my hands on these! If anyone knows how to get these crops please let me know!
Thanks so much!!