Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Today's Shopping Trip - Wren CRB Love

I went to the Newport Beach store today hoping to come home with at least the Pink Mist Energy Bra and maybe the Pink Mist Power Dance Tank but instead went home with the Wren CRB. The Newport store did not have the Pink Mist or White Energy bras out and I don't know if they even received them but they are still upacking. I will most likely pick up the Pink Mist Energy bra on this week's upload if it shows up.

I tried on the Pink Mist and Surge Power Dance tanks but decided I could live without another since I already have two Power Dance tanks. (Economic writers worry about Lululemon's "brand fatigue" but I also experience "design fatigue" and like to have a variety of tank styles to wear). I really like the look of Pink Mist space dye and may get the Power Y in that color or maybe the Scoop Neck. I like Surge a lot and will look for other tanks to get in this color. Just like in the web model photo, you can see through the pink mist sheer luon a little bit. I don't think it was truly awful but I prefer more opaque tops. The Pink Mist Space Dye Power Dance bra portion is definitely made of luon, not luxtreme like in the other versions of this tank (no matter what the hang tag says).

Mind Over Matter Tech SL



Last year's Energy SL Tech Tank

I tried on the Mind Over Matter Tech SL in Tango. I love this color in the silverescent circle mesh. However, I'm not a huge fan of the tank. I know many people have said it fits TTS but I thought it fit very roomy and very square through the entire torso - very similar to last year's Energy SL tank or even looser - and very big in the chest such that you probably could size down one size if you aren't super busty. If you are super busty this might be an excellent tank for you. The back racerback portion is very wide and it totally hides the straps of an Energy bra. The shoulder straps are also wider than the Energy SL which I didn't care for on me. I did like the ruffle detail on the back and the ruffles on the front didn't bother me as much as I thought it would. It's a nice tank but something about the cut just bugged me. I think I would like it much better if the front shoulder straps were narrower and the waist nipped in a bit more like on the Energy. I probably wouldn't be so picky if I didn't already have two Energy SLs sitting in my closet. It is a very nice lightweight, breathable, and comfortable tank. If you are large busted and looking for a loose fitting lightweight tank for hot summer workouts, I think the Mind Over Matter SL will fit the bill for you.


The neckline of the Tango Mind Over Matter Tech SL has static Tango detailing - very subtle but very cute.

I tried on the It's A Cinch Crops and people are right, it fits very large and there seems to be extra fabric in the crotch area. If you are a person who has a bedonkadonk bottom these might work well for you. Also, if you wish lululemon made size 14 or 16 in bottoms, try the 12. It will probably fit fine. I was really hoping these would feel like my beloved Yoga pant which really hugs your bottom but they don't so these are a pass for me.


Wren CRB with Teak and Anise Headbands
When I've seen the photos of the Wren CRB and MRB I thought the color might wash me out like when I tried on the Wren In Stride. However, the CRB looked really nice against my skin tone, brunette hair and green eyes. This is one of those colors that looks nice with a lot of skin to contrast against.  The photos of the Wren CRB don't really do it justice and if you are at all interested get it.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi LuluAddict, Did you see any new Push Ur Limits? Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Part 2: Or any crops in Wren or Heathered Wren, other than the Sing,Floss,Travel Crop? I'm hoping for Wonder Unders. Thanks again. :)

Pattybea said...

I went to the store today...have not been for awhile as I am cutting back on Lulu...

Tried on the pink mist dance tank and it is too pajama like for me. However, to be fair I am not a fan of the blousy tanks.

I did buy the MOM pullover in static gray. Just the right amount of stitching and contrast color. I am thinking of adding a bit of weekend jogging to my exercise routine and this will be perfect for Seattle mornings.

Also picked up a coal all sport bra and ordered the flush in loot. Feels like a better bra to jog in. First Lulu purchase in awhile...

Anonymous said...

LOL I happened to be at the mall with my father and he too thought the pink mist dance tank looked like pajamas. I wanted to get it anyway and loved the look, but did anyone else think the sheer luon felt way more delicate/thin in the pink mist? I felt the surge one and it definitely felt thicker. I left without it as I loved the pink colour but don't want to baby something like this.

Anonymous said...

@anon 4:41- The pink mist ones felt the same as the Pure Focus Tank in white. Very delicate and thin. I have both. Hand washed them with a little woolite-seems fine. Nice on a very hot day, (like today in the central coast of CA!)but have to agree that they are very thin. The fabric of Pure Focus in Coal/Black Citron Tinted Canvas etc is also thicker than the white ones,(like the Power Dance of pink mist and surge and black). Wonder why Lulu is doing different fabrics for same style tops?

Anonymous said...

love the wren crb! must have! already have the MRB for casual wear but really love the wren color!

LuluAddict said...

@ anon 3:35 - I didn't notice the new Push UR Limits but I was looking for the Power Dance and Pink Mist Space Dye Scoop Neck. The only Heathered Wren crops I saw were the Backbend Crop. I am hoping to see a Heathered Wren Still Crop or Still Short or even Still pants but I am thinking crops/shorts for the warmer weather now.

The CSS MOM pullover is nice. For some reason I thought it was running luon but it's luxtreme. I didn't try it on. It's heading into summer and I always end up selling my long sleeve luxtreme tops because they ride up on me.

Now that you mention it, Pink Mist sheer luon is very nightie-like. LOL. Maybe that is why I didn't get the Pump-Me-Up feeling I like to get from my workout clothes. It was telling me, go-back-to-bed. ;-)

Anonymous said...

I tried the pink mist InStride jacket and it feels thin, you can see the color of your tee under the jacket. I think I am starting to feel brand fatique too many people are wearing the same thing.