Thursday, June 30, 2011

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.

9 comments:

yogibabe said...

I too, did a lot of contemplations before making my final selections. I ended up with the heathered black/dew berry/dew berry wee stripe Astro Wunder Under crops and the Dew berry Wee Stripe Power Y. I practically live in crops for my almost daily yoga practise, so I convinced myself that another pair of crops to add to my already mountainous pile is justifiable! I did NOT get the very cute BLACK/HEATHERED BLURRED GREY Groove Crop with the puckered rectangle waistband. I thought heathered black of the Astros is very stylish and different than most of my crops. Also, closed my eyes on the wee striped CRBs and the black wee stripe Power Y. Willpower...must be strong!

LuluAddict said...

I think you will really like the Astro WUs. I find WUs to be a bit long, especially in the summer when I like to switch to shorter crops, so I passed on them today. I'll probably regret it. I should have tried on the heathered black ones, though. I'll have to remember to give them a try next time.

Anonymous said...

In regards to the Surge Wee Stripe CRB, what does it looked like on the reverse side? Any fancy stitchings or...?

Anonymous said...

LLA, thanks for the info on the Surge Wee stripe CRB in the previous blog. :) Not much of "reversability" on that one!

Anonymous said...

Is it custom/normal for Canada to get items the US does not? Even thought it is summer, the US site did not get the Sing, Dance, Floss, and Travel jacket in surge or heathered navy. What about the All Sport Shorts? Has anyone seen these items in US stores? Where are the rest of the vibrant summer colors? It is July, and I still see purples and teals. Oranges, Hot Pink, White, Greens?

Anonymous said...

@anonymous 8:50pm. The US also gets quite a few things that the canadian side doesn't get either... For the record, us canadians never got the navy SFT either, I've been waiting for it, but yes we did get surge. :(

Anonymous said...

I'm waiting for the groove with the gorgeous HBG waistband to be available in a pant. I'm all over that one!!

Anonymous said...

regarding heathered navy SFTJ - you do not miss a lot if you cannot get it. it looks really ugly in person. i hope this helps:)

Anonymous said...

I think the heathered Navy SFT is beautiful in person and has become my favorite piece, just need it to warm up. I used a lot of constraint like you did Luluaddict. Put a lot of things back that before I would have purchased mindlessly. Not sure why!