Thursday, March 10, 2011

Today's Upload - Lighter Than I Expected

The Unicorn Tears Inner Strength sold out very quickly. I hope those of you who wanted one were able to get it. I briefly contemplated it, but will hold out for the UT Scoop Neck. I think I need the black neckline to frame my face because the UT on me was overwhelming.

The Unicorn Tears Downtime Jacket is totally wild and a type of print that I would wear for maximizing visibility when cycling. It's fun but not something I would get. As some people have written it reminds them of the 80s and I have to agree.

Not all the newest Swiftlys were uploaded but this one looks washed out compared to how it looks in person. The sleeves are very definitely pink. It's probably the prettiest swiftly I've seen yet.

Did many of you order the Pure Balance jacket? I love mine! I wore it all day yesterday - first to spin, then to shop, and then to watch my son's soccer scrimmage game. It's like a luon Scuba except way softer. I love the big pockets I can stuff my hands into when I get chilled. I was a little hesitant to get it because I'd rather buy two or three tanks instead of one jacket but I really like this one.

I thought there would be a ton more stuff showing up today, especially with all the new CRBs showing up in the stores. I think the Stratus Wunder Unders and latest Groove Wunder Unders still haven't shown up yet, have they? Where are the Wren Still crops I have read about? Where are the silver luon Wunder Unders I spotted in Carlsbad weeks ago? Weird.

Mini Rant - It drives me absolutely bonkers when I see wrinkles in the tanks like this and it HAPPENS ALL THE TIME. What the hell is the photographer looking at when he takes the photo?  What is the web content editor looking at? Where is the attention to detail? The Facebook Lulu This Just In site has turned into a bit of a fashion parade with many people posting their outfits of the day. And you know what? They all wear the clothes better than the web model. ALL. Every last person. The clothes are the right size - not baggy, not loose, and not wrinkled. I don't know what's going on but the blond model always has wrinkles in her tops. Arghhh.

What did you all order today?

41 comments:

Anonymous said...

What!? The pure balance jacket came on? I've been sitting on the site refreshing for 2 hours! How did I miss it omg i;m going to die.

Anonymous said...

I'm so happy I got the Inner Strength in the Unicorn Tears! It sold out within 15-20 mins. of being uploaded. I missed out on the Hot Class in Violacious last week so this makes up for it! I tried on the Pure Balance Jacket in my store yesterday, but I'm not sure if I like the thicker feeling luon. It almost feels like wearing scuba gear. It's super cute though! I was hoping that new tank, Pure Focus, was going to get uploaded. Will be stalking my store form this one!

Anonymous said...

@8:52, the Pure Balance is in the jackets area. For some reason, it's not under the this just in section.

Anonymous said...

@ 8:52 - It never showed up in the This Just In section, only the jackets section. And I think the US side only?

Anonymous said...

Yea I'm in canada and I dont see the pure balance!! I'm heartbroken!

Anonymous said...

I couldn't get to the computer until a little bit into the upload, and I was able to get a UT CRB into my cart, but it was sold out as soon as I clicked on my cart. I'm not too heartbroken...I was a bit leery of buying online and getting a bad distribution of print.

amber said...

My wallet was safe today, but that's probably a good thing because I've already added several pieces to my collection this month. :P

The only thing I'm still obsessed over is the lilac snow pacesetter pullover. Any word on if/when we'll see that in the US? I've checked all of my large local stores (El Segundo, Santa Monica, BH) and none of them have even received it yet. Boooo!

Anonymous said...

So where are all the new colors of CRBs? It seems like it's been forever since they had any solid color ones out.

LuluAddict said...

I would think more CRBs will show up next week. However, keep an eye on the website, I have a feeling they might sneak them in during the week since the upload was kind of light.

@ amber - I don't know about the lilac Pacesetter pullover in Southern California. I think the stores here are supposed to be warm weather so I don't know if we'll get any more cold gear. I was shocked the Static Wish Pacesetter LS hasn't shown up.

ChiRunner said...

Nothing for the third week in a row - pretty sure that's a record for me! I was really hoping for a restock of the Pacesetter LS in Sprinkler and would have grabbed the new Pure Focus Tank had that been uploaded.

I wonder when they'll start getting the spring run stuff in? Seems like the majority of the new stuff is more yoga/gym focused ...

Anonymous said...

is the pure balance jacket tts or size up?

Anonymous said...

I sat by my computer from 6 after the hour on, as soon as i could after a work call - and I still missed the darn tears Inner Strength tank! I am so irritated with the way we're supposed to work our lives around a company's items. I decided not to order it in another color OR the 2 other tanks in my bag, because it is just ridiculous. I thought they got rid of phone orders to solve some of their inventory issues?!?!?!?! Not living near a store, it's pretty frustrating. Nike is getting my next order, since I'll actually need something that's available for purchase.
Sad, given I've been a loyal Lulu buyer for years...

Anonymous said...

I agree that the new short sleeve swiftly is such a pretty color combo in person. However, watch out if you have ANY and I mean ANY imperfections in the midsection because this light a color in the swiftly will show EVERY bit of it.

I'm officially UT obessesed. I have the stratus crops, CRB, hot class bra, hot yogi shorts, speed shorts. I think it is a little much in the jacket so I'll pass on that and I don't know if I'll get another tank in it because I reach for my CRBs so often. Also, I really don't want to order UT online because the patterns vary drastically from one piece to the next and I like to pick mine out.

Also ordered: special edition CRB ruffle, arise in vio.

I'm thinking about the pure balance jacket in white.

Luna said...

I ordered lilac snow swiftly SS.

Anonymous said...

YES! Went on the us side and sent it to my dads us border address!!! :D

Anonymous said...

I am getting frustrated because you do not have time to think and must process your order immediately. If I had waited until the end of the upload, I would not have got my UT inner strength...so I end up doing multiple orders. I was really surprised not to see the stratus wunder unders for when I called the GEC earlier this week she said a lot of people were inquiring about it and to look at the website for thursdays upload:( Also, the lilac snow and snorkle Run swiftly are in the tops section and not the This just in

Anonymous said...

As much as I dislike the blonde model (more diversity please!), I don't think it's so much that she's not pulling the clothes down enough -- I think it's that she has a small waist relative to her ribcage and hips, and that might be what is causing her to have wrinkles in that area with everything she models. That's definitely not a problem for me! My torso is more square shaped.

Anonymous said...

I went to my Newport Beach store and picked up Pure Balance Jacket along with SE Wunder Unders with sheer luon, they are a perfect match

alisa said...

as a former model, my guess is that the fit model they use to make the clothes has a longer torso than the model they use for the photographs. That explains the wrinkling. I have a shorter torso myself & find that many lulu products are cut quite long in the torso, and if so, they wrinkle up because of the excess fabric for my body type. often fit models have wonderful figures for making the clothes on, but don't always photograph as well, which is why most, if not all companies employ both.
And on a side note, I finally caved & got the Savasana Wrap, which I do love, but am still waiting for the Gratitude Wrap to return as I missed out on that one. I'm really hoping they bring it back!

amber said...

Thanks luluaddict for the tip about the pacesetter. Maybe I'll try the GEC just to see where in the US it might be hiding out. I love that color so much and think a luon pullover would be a nice addition for spring/fall.

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Anonymous said...

An educator told me that there is a static snorkel pacesetter coming at some point too...I think that color would be fab!

Jenny said...

I got:

1)the downtime jacket in the light color with stripes
2)Instride in the Violaceous
3) Inner strength tank in Viol
4) Cool racerback(with grey on back)
5) Pure Balance tank in Viol
6) Cool racerback with ruffles(but reading the reviews i'll have to see if it rides up!)

Now i feel like i got too many solids!?

Anonymous said...

The Pure Balance Jacket isn't uploaded on the Canadian site. SO sad. I went to the american site about 5 minutes after the upload and found it there, switched to the Canadian site while on the page and it says "sold out" for all three colours. There's no WAY that it's completely sold out in all three colours when I was watching so closely for it all morning... they must have just forgotten to upload the inventory onto the Canadian site. :*(

Anonymous said...

Just got my DSC's from last weeks upload (yes, takes a full week to get to me) and wow, they are glorious! They feel like silky magic! Haha... okay, that might be much, but they rock and will be perfect for hot summer days! Though when I laid my size 8 WU's over the 8 DSC's they are WAY bigger. I'm glad that I also ordered a 6 just in case because those will be the ones that I keep.

Leeza said...

I got the Inner Strength tank in snorkel blue but now I'm not sure it's gonna work for me I am 36C and some tops are a little challenging is it a tighter fitting tank? :-/

Heather said...

I ordered the pure balance jacket in coal, can't wait to get it! But I was so sad that the power Y wasn't uploaded. I must have been living under a rock not to realize that you can't call GEC to make a phone order anymore, it is all online. That is terrible for those of us who live far away from a store. Now I am down to one option. So unfair!!! If they are going to take away the phone sales they should make it so you can call a store and do a charge send. Seriously, they are killing me!

ellie said...

I got a couple of things today from last week's upload: The Stride Jacket in white with coal strata accent, and then the Coal Strata Power Y to go with it. I also ordered the Pure Balance Tank in black. I have the Define Jacket on hold for me in Violaceous at my nearest showroom. I got the hot class tank in violaceous last week and I want the jacket to match.
I almsost bought the Unicorn Tears Inner Strength but decided against it. I have two printed tanks from Lulu and I tend to reach for those the least. So while the prints always seem to get so much excitement, I try to hold off as I don't tend to wear them as much.

Paloma said...

I was really hoping to grab a Pure Balance tank today, but alas my size sold out too fast! I did snag a Coal Strata Get Focused though! Really looking forward to trying to the babydoll style for yoga :)

Side note: Does anyone have any tips on catching items in the "We Made Too Much" section? Stuff really flies out of there fast!

Anonymous said...

Has anyone had experience with the Run Swiftly in Blue? I have one of the running long sleeves that was released at Christmas time (can't remember the name, but it's running luon with the ruffle part by the shoulders).. anyways..it's in snorkel blue, and when I sweat, it turns a greenish colour under the arm pits. I was wondering if anyone had this problem with the Run Swiftly?

Anonymous said...

I haven't had the pleasure of seeing the unicorn tears in person... and we all know how computers distort colours... what are the coordinating colours? flush? coal? is it violiceous or another purple? I would love the CRB but Id like to be able to layer with something!

LuluAddict said...

I think the colors in the Unicorn Tears are flush, coal, violiceous, and perhaps split pea and I'm not sure about the yellow color.

Zanna said...

Just the Define Jacket & Get Focused Tank. I really want the Pure Focus Tank, UT Scoop Neck and Run Record Breaker Crops. After that I hope I can take a hiatus from buying stuff.

Anonymous said...

Wow the Inspire tank in Violicious is sold out in every colour in Canada, glad I got mine earlier today! I also got the Violicious Define and the dark grey scuba...Does anyone else vary a lot in lulu sizes? I can fit into a size 6 in everything, but today's order was a Scuba in a 4, Define in a 6, and the inner strength in an 8. And I wasnt guessing my sizes, these are what they are in lulu!

Anonymous said...

Hi Luluaddict,
I am sure you get product notifications but the El Segundo store has the UT Scoop already.

Debbie said...

I purchased a couple of Arise bras today; I've been looking for a sports bra with that skinny back for a long time and was very happy to make my purchase. It looks like they completely sold out in all sizes very shortly after my order was confirmed! That's just insane. I mean I know we are all glad we purchase unique or exclusive items, but makes it really hard for busy women to make that special purchase. There are a lot of us not located close to a store or other retail outlet. I'm not one who was looking for a Unicorn Tears item, but I know lots were, and they sold out so quickly on the site, you cannot buy them on the store, and I saw some on Ebay for over $100. I don't know what to think about that. I very much enjoy wearing Lulu, but there are lots of very excellent, very technical fitness lines now, some with even better quality, and many with much better fit. I do not see a whole lot of Lulu in my very active city at all. A lot more Brazilian brands, Bia Brazil is huge, as is Goddesswear.

On a different note - I really appreciate this blog as it has helped me with some fit & color questions I had about some different items since I cannot get into a store to try things on.

Anonymous said...

HOLY LOOT UPLOAD, BATMAN! 9PM EDT...TONS OF STUFF!

Anonymous said...

I agree with you on the fit of the Lulu model's clothes. However, it's really grating on me that the same people keep posting their photos on the Lulu This Just In page, and all photos of their breasts. Do we need to keep seeing that, just so that everyone will tell them how great they look?

Anonymous said...

Does anyone think the downtime jacket will come back in the UT? It shows it is sold out in both Canada and US I did not think that would go that fast? Thanks

Rachel said...

Re: the silver wunder unders. Got mine in Atlanta 2 weeks ago. Went by yesterday and they are all gone. Probably been sold out for a week or so. I'm 7 mos new to lululemon and I'm sooooo glad I got those WU's. Prefer the silver to the other 2pair I own. Love them!!!!

LuluAddict said...

@ Anon 7:21 pm - I heard from an extremely reliable source that the opening of the SCP store has been moved to late April now.

@ anon 7:24 - check my product notices and Santa Monica, Pasadena, and Manhattan Beach put them in their emails. I'd assume all the LA ones had them but call to make sure.