Thursday, February 25, 2010

Real Life Pics - Sneak a Peak Short, Sway Jacket, Pranotthana crop, Clarity Vest

Sway Jacket and Pranotthana crop from front - blah!
I think the stripes are what makes this outfit ugly and cheap looking because the back view is much better:

Much cuter from the back

Sneak a Peek Short - proportions all wrong
Good idea, bad execution. 

Clarity Vest - See Through!
This photo illustrates how see-through the Clarity Vest is. The new 1st 5 Minutes Pullover is made of the same, see-through material. These two items are way overpriced for what you get. Buyer beware.

Two In One Dress

Two In One Dress - Cute, Normal, Versatile - Wow!

Lululemon uploaded the super cute, normal looking, versatile Two In One Dress today. What is going on? No ruching, pleats, cowl necks, slits, or manifesto print plastered all over it. Just a nice, sleeveless tee shirt dress for summer in sedate colors at a not too insane price. Way to go, Lululemon!

Store Trip Report - Bought a I Just Wanna Run Tank, Tried on Astro Pants & Run: Team Spirit LS

I Just Wanna Run SL Tank - Lagoon

All the goodies uploaded today inspired me to make a trip to my local store to try on the I Just Wanna Run SL Tank again. I ended up buying one in Lagoon. I also bought it TWO sizes down from my normal size. I probably would have only bought one size down but the store was out of size 10s and I didn't feel like driving over to the other store or ordering on line. I have narrow shoulders and this tank runs so large in the armpits that it took a size 8 before the armpits and back fit right. The top as I bought it is a lot more form fitting than in the model photo but not skin tight because of all the pleating. I guarantee the model sized down at least one size from her normal size unless she has shoulders like a linebacker. I think the tank looks a lot better with a snugger fit. Everyone who buys this should size down at least one size.

I also brought my Aqua Striped Flow Y from last spring with me to see if Lagoon goes well (it does) with last season's Caribe, Gulf, Aruba, and Seaspray since I have a couple of bras, a headband and a pair of Grooves with those colors. This tank looks great with a Not So Deep V bra which fits almost perfectly under it. Only a tiny bit of the racerback peeks out on either side of the racerback of the tank.

I am looking forward to testing this top out in spin class.
 Aqua Flow Y from last spring

 I Just Wanna Run in Real Life - Tang Light
Run: Team Spirit LS
I tried on the Run: Team Spirit LS also. I liked it a lot but didn't think I would get enough use out of it since I work out mainly indoors and I am always too hot rather than too cold. The other reasons I didn't get one is that I don't care for the color selections. I'm not a huge fan of black silverescent because of the noticeable stripes of silver. The Chirp was too see through for me and I don't have any other Chirp items to match. Finally, and this is probably TMI but I know the Lagoon would showcase pit stains like no ones business.

I tried on the Astro pants while I was there because I wore a pair of Coal Be Still pants and I always like to try on tops with black pants. I like the Astro pants a lot but I thought the luon felt thinner than normal. I also thought this was the case with a pair of Grooves with the Lithograph Iris waistband I tried on at Christmas time. However, the Energize pants that I bought a month or so ago has regular weight luon. It's odd how Lululemon is going back and forth between luons. I wonder if it is deliberate or dependent on the factory the item is made in.