Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Some Goodies Today!!!

Oh my, I am so happy to see the Circle Mesh versions of the Cool Racerback!!! Circle mesh is so cool to work out in. I'm a little bummed it only comes in black and white but I ordered a black and am considering ordering the white, too. The only problem with the white is that is is very see through.  I bought a white Run: Like the Wind Singlet on markdown a couple of weeks ago and it is a basically a circle mesh tank with a

luxtreme flap. Even though the flap is silly looking, I love how cool the tank is for spin class. However, without the flap, you could see pretty much every detail on the Champion Powerback bra I wear underneath. The Champion bra isn't a bra that is designed to be worn stand alone like most of lululemon's bras are so I'd feel funny wearing it underneath such a see through tank. I'll have to think about the white one some more. I love the circle mesh tank idea, Lululemon - please make more in more colors!!!!

Circle mesh is very breathable and cool. However, be careful with it since it snags more easily than lightweight luon. Also, on me, and a few others, the chitosan anti-stink finish on the circle mesh seems to retain rather than repell odors. It's not a problem if you wash the garment after each use, though.


The I Just Wanna Run showed up in Wish Blue, along with Citron and Pig pink, and is super pretty. I prefer the look of the Run: Energy SL so that means there will be no Energy in this color. Hmmm, to order or not to order. I suspect the Citron and Pig will be on the see-through side, similar to how Chirp was.

The Run: With It crops finally showed up on-line. I am bummed they only go to a ten otherwise, I'd probably order a pair. However, the Zoom crops and Zoom knee shorts are available to the twelve. I am considering the Zoom knee shorts. Anyone have these and have any feed back on them?

New colors of the Zoom: Knee shorts have shown up but the plain black have not been replenished. I am considering getting the potion version but only have one potion top to match with it. I have lots of purple tanks but the stripes make it hard. Dang, that is why I always buy the plain black.

New Defines in Wish, Citron, and Pig showed up. I like the Wish Blue the best and the zipper is not as noticeable as in the other colors.

All in all, a very happy upload for me.

Oh yes, there was a tank and matching bra uploaded that subsequently disappeared. It's in the new colors, so it will certainly show up soon. The skirt is also new. The material looks on the shiny side, so I'd guess they are made of luxtreme. The tank looks like it has a drawcord at the bottom.

The tank looks like a mix of the Conditioning tank (the edging and luxtreme abdomen) and the Hot Class tank (the top):
Conditioning Tank

Hot Class Tank

30 comments:

mollywaffles said...

mystery tank & bra came in wish blue, pig, and black. There was no name to it when it was briefly in the FB photo album. It's not fresh in my head any more... but it had thin straps. The bra reminded me a little of the hot yoga bra, general shape-wise. Only had a front view... front reminded me of the front of the mynah tank. straps were a little thicker than mynah straps though, i think. Looked like it had some kind of detail down the middle, same color but maybe different fabric? It was fitted.

mollywaffles said...

Ps, I love the wish blue I Just Wanna Run SL...but I have an Energy SL on the way in angel blue, and from the sounds of it - it seems like you find the Energy to be more flattering than the IJWR.

Anonymous said...

www.lulumum.blogspot.com

I know you and her seem to have a rivalry but she posted pictures of the mystery items which are worth checking out.

mollywaffles said...

Oooh thanks for the other blog link. She must have been fast saving those pictures to her computer! If they're showing the tank with a run skirt it must be a new singlet...hmmm

Anonymous said...

twisted dress just showed up in Loot! at $69 (down from $88--wow, what a bargain...NOT). didn't that come out just a few weeks ago?

LuluAddict said...

I shamelessly stole the mystery tank photos from the lulumum blog. It's a cute tank, but it looks like another one not meant for more endowed women. If it makes it to my local store, I'll definitely try it on.

@ mollywaffles - I do prefer the look of the Energy over the IJWR. I can't figure out why the energy is $6 more, though.

However, now that lululemon has come out with circle mesh CRBs, I don't know if it's worth it to spend $10/$16 more on the IJWR /Energys for a tank that is similar in level of breathability /coolness. The mesh CRB will be something that can pass as street wear whereas I'd feel funny wearing the very athletic-looking Energy/IJWR outside the gym. I do like the look and feel of the Run: Energy, though.

I am happy that Lululemon had some surprises in this upload. It's such a let down when everything uploaded is what we've been seeing in the facebook store photos.

LuluAddict said...

@ mollywaffles - why do you say the new tank must be a singlet? Because the run tops don't come with built in bras? Hmmm, I was wondering if it had a built in bra but it kind of look like it has the cup pockets, especially if you look at the pink version. If it's a singlet, I am excited but don't know if my more beefy Donna Karan sports bra will work underneath the straps.

Anonymous said...

keep an eye on Loot! looks like they're doing that upload now. ta ta tamers just popped up at $29.

Becky said...

What about the pants the model is wearing with the new mystery bra? Are they new too?

mollywaffles said...

Maybe it would be more accurate to say I *hope* it's a singlet! But you're right, the more I look at the picture, the model is a little smooshed so there's probably some kind of built in support... in which case I wouldn't buy it. I've managed to wear my real sports bras with the Zoom Singlet, but comparing pictures of the two tanks, the mystery tank may be lower cut, and you're right- probably wouldn't work so well.

Maybe it would be worth trying out the circle mesh CRBs for cheaper... I'd want lighter colors for summer, but I don't want it to be totally see-through either. Maybe a Circle Mesh CRB in wish blue?? Glad to hear I wasn't the only one with some issues with the Chitosan Anti-Stink.

mollywaffles said...

Thoughts on the flashback skirt now in loot? I ordered the flashback jacket yesterday. I need to leave the house now so i don't make any more impulse purchases.

Becky said...

@mollywaffles...
I think those Flashback skirts are very short... I know for myself, I have the black Flashback shorts, and took the folded up part out, and let them down and hemmed them. I found the black ones to be so much shorter than the white or gray ones (that I also have). I think the skirt would be so short, and with having no liner, personally I have no interest in flashing everyone one (no pun intended, LOL).

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LuluAddict said...

@mollywaffles - do a search (on this blog) on flashback skirts. They have shown up before and there are lots of comments about them. I think people said they were *very* short.

pilatesmom said...

@mollywaffles: flashback skirt = very, very, very short. If you "slightly" bend over you'll show bootie.

Neph said...

@Anonymous: The twisted dress has been out for about a month where I am. It looks really cute, but it fits weirdly...the seams twist to the sides (hard to explain) and wrap under in a bubble hem.

I think you need to size up for it not to feel like it's "tugging", but then the underlayer doesn't cover a bra properly. That was my peeve with the modern racer dress too. The modern racer tank covers a racerback bra perfectly...the dress isn't cut the same way at all. Anyway...not a bargain at $69 dollars.

pilatesmom said...

@Neph:
I had the same sensation when I tried on the twisted dress - a tugging/twisting uneasy feeling.

pilatesmom said...

OK, so I ordered both the black and white circle mesh CRBs. We'll see about the white...

Also, ordered the I just wanna run in bold blue - ordered both the 2 and the 4. I'm a 6 but remember trying on a 6 when they first came out and it was sooooo huge. Don't know if I need to go down one or two sizes. I also prefer the run energy and have a few but I'm loving this fabric in wish so I'll give the wanna run another try. Finally got the run with it crops in grey/wee stripe. Already have one pair and love them. Love the wee stripe trim and contrast stitching.

The new bras/tanks look really cute, especially in those color combos. I got the hot yogi bra that just went on sale and this new bra looks very similar to it. Gotta warn ya - I'm an A cup and there is "just" enough room for me in that bra. I don't think even a B would fit it.

LuluAddict said...

@Pilatesmom - I got an I Just Wanna Run when they first came out and I bought two sizes down - the 8 so it fit properly through the shoulders/armpits. (If you look in the photo of the wish blue one, you can see her bra peeking out over the tank in the armpit area) This makes it more form fitting through the tummy and hips but since it's pleated in from being a little snugger in the tummy doesn't matter. I take one size down in the Run: Energy.

Anonymous said...

Love the mystery tank and skirt. Do they have them in Newport Beach, LuluAddict? Going there on Friday and crossing my fingers!!

But if it's not good for the busty, not going to be a big seller in SoCal, lol!

ChiRunner said...

I also picked up the I Just Wanna Run - in both black and wish blue. I don't remember them having size 2 before in this top, so I was excited to see it in that size. I'm generally a 4 in Lulu tops and this one definitely runs big and the 4 looked ridiculous on me. So I hope the 2 will work better.

Was this always available in a 2 and I just missed it? Or is the IJWR in size 2 a new thing?

Zanna said...

ChiRunner, you are right. The IJWR didn't come in a size 2 previously. I remember this as my sister was a regular size 4 and it was huge on her and they didn't have a size 2 made at that time.

momof5 said...

Received my Vita tank today from loot -- I got Angel -- and I must say - I really love it -- its very flattering and pretty -- I am kinda bummed that I didn't snag the passion or potion as well -- oh well!! You guys should consider it if anymore pop up!

Also got my savage half moon crops and love them too -- very comfy and cute!

Ordered the black new CRB -- although not a huge fan of CRB's ---I love the fabric for summer!!

Zanna said...

I posted a link of the new Tank of the FB page. I can't seem to post a link here as it usually gets cut off. Its called the Light Up Tank. Think its available in some stores in the US.

Anonymous said...

I went to the Park Royal store today in West Vancouver and they didn't really have very much in Loot. They did have some new cycling stuff- a jersey and some crops. I think they are called Light Me Up?? That's the first I had seen or heard about them.

pilatesmom said...

The light up tank looks super cute from the back too!!

Luvlulu said...

@pilatesmom- have you worn a coal luxtreme crop before? I have the run with it in black and really want to get another color. I am so worried about sweat marks on coal. I believe some people have said that doesn't happen on luxtreme but want to confirm.

@luluaddict-I tried on the Run: Zoom knee short and love the feel. I am 5'2" and the length came a little past my knee. I think they would be great for someone taller or with a longer leg.

I am going to order the define jacket in wish and the black circle mesh CRB. I wish we knew if they were going to come out in new colors but I think I'll get the black since white is so sheer. Really looking forward to trying that one on. Sounds super light weight for summer. I am really enjoying the run swiftly tanks. I was so hesitant to try them but love them for spin or real sweaty cardio.

pilatesmom said...

@luvlulu:
Yes, I've worn coal luxtreme bottoms. Yes, they do show sweat but much less than other lighter greys, org cotton, or coal luon (still, it does show).

Dori said...

Thank you for this. Just ordered my circle mesh Cool Racerback in black!

M said...

I really want the wish blue define jacket but it looks so purple online. can someone describe the color to me better? i prefer to be more a deep blue and don't mind a hint of purple...but the lulu website picture looks all purple!