Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Refresh Snap Up Organic Jacket - Hmmm, Errrr, Well.....

My husband and I went to the Norton Simon Museum of Art in Pasadena on Monday and while we were in the area I took the opportunity to visit two Los Angeles area Lululemon stores that I've never been to before - the Pasadena store and the Glendale store. I thought the Glendale store was slightly larger and had a more varied collection of stuff. They also had the largest collection of headbands I have ever seen. It's like this store gets all of the headbands for the Southern California region. If you are a headband junkie like me this is the place to go.

I didn't have much time but I tried on a Remix Light Hoodie. There has been a lot of Facebook love for this jacket. It is nice and light and longer than the regular remix. I was looking for the Coal Gray "love" jacket but they didn't have it in my size - drats! I tried on the purple remix light hoodie with contrast stiching in red and orange but felt the stitching made the jacket look too young for me. I also thought the purple fit smaller than the black version.

I tried on the Refresh Snap Up Jacket shown in the above picture. I posted an educator photo instead of the website photo to give you an idea of what this jacket will look like on a normal person's body. I found the jacket really, really long, bulky, had gathers in weird places that bunched up oddly and just couldn't arrange it to look right on me. I am 5' 5" and take a size 10-12-14 in Lululemon so perhaps it is better suited to tall, thin, leggy types. I kind of found it to be the Slanket of sweat jackets. Even though it looks like a real outdoorsy jacket, it is made of cotton so it is very lightweight - similar to the remix light - and will not provide much warmth on days below 65 degrees unless you wear warm layers under it.