Thursday, June 30, 2011

New Let It Loose Tank Colors

Posted on the This Just In Facebook group - new colors in the Let It Loose tank: Surge/Surge Wee Stripe Let It Loose (not sure why lulu made such a similar version to the solid Surge LIL) and Heathered Dewberry/Dewberry Wee Stripe. (Thanks to Jillian)

Today's Shopping Trip

Instead of ordering from the website today I took a trip to the store to try on the things I was thinking about getting (the wee stripe Power/CRBs, Groove crops, Astro WUs). I really liked the Astro Wunder Unders and for those of you who like the Astro waistband and WU crops I think this is a great hybrid. It was super comfortable and I think I liked it better than regular Wunder Unders. A few of the Facebook store sites called them Limited Edition so if you like them you might want to get them. If they sell well, which I think they will, they will probably be back again but not for awhile. I have enough crops for my workout needs so I did not end up getting a pair today but I did like them a lot.

I also tried on the Heathered Blurred Gray Groove crops, which are reversible. I contemplated long and hard as to whether to get these because I really like the puckered rectangle waistband. I decided I could live without them for now since I have enough crops.

I also tried on the Heathered Coal Wee Stripe Stride. I was tempted by it. It's very showy and I have quite a few Heathered Coal Wee Stripe items but I've bought two new Defines in the past month so I don't really need this one. However, I was going to give Heathered Black another try but the store didn't have it this time. It didn't show up on the website today, either, but neither did the HCWE. Maybe they'll show up next week.

I tried on the Surge Wee Stripe CRB and really, really like it. The wee stripe really dilutes the intensity of Surge to more of a sky blue and it reminded me a lot of Angel Blue from last summer, a color I really loved. I was very tempted to get this CRB. However, I mainly use CRBs for casual wear instead of gym wear so I couldn't justify getting it.

I also really liked the Citron Wee Stripe CRB. I was even more tempted by this color since it looks really nice with Wren and coordinates with a pair of Grooves I have that have Citron in the waistband. I reluctantly walked away from this CRB. I may change my mind and go back and get it. I do tend to shy away from lighter colored CRBs because they are a bit more revealing.

I did end up getting the Black Wee Stripe Power Y. I use Power Ys for the gym (with another bra layered underneath for more support) and casual wear in the summer. I just love neutral blackish tops like this. They aren't quite black so you don't look like a ninja but it looks super cute with black bottoms.

I also saw the new Ta Ta Tamer in Royalty. The color reminded me a lot of Bold Blue except a bit dimmer. Just like Dewberry is a dimmer version of Potion Purple, Royalty is dimmer than Bold Blue. When I say dimmer, it's as if you were looking at Bold Blue on your computer and someone turned down the brightness on the monitor. 

There were quite a few things on sale at the store I went to. The Grapeseed and Surge Cross Train caps were marked down to $19.  I was a little bummed since I bought one last week on the website to send to my sister for her birthday. The Willpower Short Sleeves were marked down to $49 and so were some remaining V-neck Swiftlys. Light Up bras were marked down but not a lot. Deep Breath tanks in Grapeseed and one other color were $39. The Paradise shorts were marked down. Nothing was a super bargain - just the first cut of markdowns. Last year there were big markdowns on the Friday before Canada Day/4th of July weekend so keep an eye on the website. Lulu has been doing big We Made Too Much uploads around dinner time (~6 pm ish Pacific Time). They may not do the same thing this weekend but with all the markdown in the store I'd bet it's pretty likely.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Upload Thursday Wishes

I don't think I am going to make it to the store this afternoon so I hope this tank gets uploaded tomorrow. It's the black wee stripe Power Y.

I might also order these new Groove crops with the Heathered Blurred Gray waistband.

I think tomorrow's upload might be pretty big. The stores got a bunch of new tops in Wee Stripe and a few new Strides.

I wonder if these new Defines will show up - the HCWE (heathered coal wee stripe) and the Heathered Black. The Heathered Black is super pretty. There is also a Heathered Black In Stride Jacket if you don't like the Define:

Heathered Black/Black Wee Stripe In Stride

I think the Surge Wee Stripe CRB (shown with matching Heathered Coal/Surge Wee Stripe Groove crops) is super pretty. I don't think it works for my coloring but I still want to try it on. I don't think there is a similar Surge Wee Stripe Power Y but it would be nice if there were.

Quite a few other cute things came out this week - what are you all looking for?

Photos of the Latest

Solid black Astro Wunder Unders

Coal Wee Stripe In Stride. It looks so different from far away.

Heathered Black/Black Wee Stripe In Stride.

I think the Free Fall crops look pretty good on this woman. Maybe because she has a slightly fuller figure.

Cute Dewberry and coordinating pieces outfit.

I'm hoping to visit the store this afternoon to check out the Black Wee Stripe Power Y and the HBG Groove Crops. We'll see how much bribing I have to do to my kids, though.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

New Black/Heathered Blurred Gray Groove Crops

New Groove Crops - Black / Heathered Blurred Gray
I know this version of the Groove Crop probably isn't very exciting to most of you but I love the pleated rectangles waistband on the Grooves. I have a few Heathered Blurred Gray tops so I might get this to have a matching pair of bottoms. I know a lot of people say their waistbands don't show but sometimes my tops creep up when I do cardio or bend over on the weight machines. Moreover, one reason I love the Groove crop and pants is that they are reversible to all-black so if you don't have a coordinating top, you can turn them inside out.

My newest Groove pants - I love that all the color is on the bottom row so it's more likely to peep out from under your top.

4th of July/Canada Day Heads Up

Just an FYI - Lots of markdowns hitting the stores and a few new things have been re-stocked on the website today. It might be good to check the website more frequently this week, especially starting on Friday and most especially in the late afternoon (I've probably jinxed it now). Lululemon did a big Loot (aka, We Made Too Much) upload last year over the 4th of July/Canada Day weekend.

More Photos of the Latest

Another photo of the new Magnum/Ghost Scuba. It's the kind that turns into a pillow.

I'm kind of at a loss as to what color this is - black microstripe? heathered blurred gray/coal?- This is the Coal Wee Stripe / Coal (CSW/Coal) In Stride. There are a couple of similar looking In Strides Out Now:

Heathered Black/Black Wee Stripe In Stride

Coal Heathered Blurred Gray or CSW/Coal- not sure what this color code is Coal Wee Stripe/Coal

No wonder I was getting confused. Thanks to Donna from the TJI board, here is a good photo showing Heathered Black / Black Wee Stripe (left) and Coal Wee Stripe/Coal (right) side by side.

Photo of the Heathered Black/Black Wee Stripe In & Dewberry Wee Stripe In Strides
I like this combo a lot - Dewberry Speed shorts and Dewberry Wee Stride

These new Groove crops are identified as Coal/Surge Wee Stripe but the coal looks heathered to me. Here is a close up:

Maybe Lululemon is changing how coal looks or these are slightly mislabled. Whatever the case, I like the color. Here they are in an entire outfit:

Coal Groove crops with Surge Wee Stripe CRB
Love this combo - Surge Wee Stripe CRB and Coal/Surge Turbo Short

Monday, June 27, 2011

More Photos of the Latest

Free Fall Crop Product Details:
  • Feel free to do what you want in this loose, dropped crotch boyfriend style crop
  • Made with 4-way stretch luon® - breathable, soft coverage
  • Stretch drawcord to cinch waist
  • Tight lower leg gathers over your calf
  • Flat seamed for chafe resistance & comfort
  • Preshrunk
  • Heathered Blurred Gray, Black, Coal

New Color - Royalty. It looks pretty close to Bold Blue.

Black Wee Stripe In Stride Jacket

Product Details for the Warrior 1 Hot Bra:
  • Low support and low coverage this bra will move with you through your second set of postures
  • Made with power luxtreme™ - inherent wicking, quick drying, 4-way stretch, high LYCRA® content for maximum support
  • Open front and back allows for maximum breathability
  • Adjustable straps for range of movement
  • Mesh inner support comes with removable cups
  • Flat seamed for chafe resistance & comfort
  • Preshrunk
  • Surge, Black, Dewberry
  • 4-10
 New Groove Crop waistbands

New Blurred Gray (? - not sure of the color. Maybe Coal?) pillow Scuba.

So far, except for the Black Wee Stripe Power Y, it looks like my wallet is safe for another week.

Photos of the Latest to Hit the Stores - Warrior 1 Hot Bra, Free Fall Crops, and New Colors of Old Favorites

New Free Fall Crops. They are made of luon and I'd guess most likely light luon. They look like a combo of last year's Vita crops and Here I Am crops, neither which were big sellers. They look comfy but no way I'd pay $86 for around-the-house-only pants.

Vita crop - made of organic cotton. Bought on markdown for $9.
Here I Am Crop - made of luon light - Bought on markdown for $24
New Warrior 1 Hot Bra. I like the double strap support. I might have to give this a try. It might not look very good under a CRB (too many lumps) but it might be good to layer under other tops. Although, calling it a hot yoga bra probably means it only goes to a ten.

The Warrior 1 Hot Bra and Free Fall crops.

Nice close up of the Surge Wee Stripe CRB, shown with the stitching on the outside. The Surge Wee Stripe is paired with the Free Fall crops.

New Scoop Neck in Heathered Dewberry and solid Dewberry.

New Passion Stripe Scuba

Heathered Coal Groove Crops.

New In Stride jacket in Dewberry Wee Stripe. The right side is a photo of the Surge Wee Stripe CRB.

Black Wee Stripe Power Y. I am going to have to try this on. I have a "thing" for black Power Ys. The Power Y is a staple of my summer around the house/around town wardrobe. I add a Flow Y or Energy bra underneath for the gym.

Ctiron Wee Stripe CRB

Dewberry Seaspray print speed short

New Boogie and Turbo short colors.