Saturday, December 17, 2011

My Universe Is Not Making Sense - My Husband Went Back For a Second Pair Today


I thought my husband was out returning bottles with the kids this morning when I got a text from him saying he'd bought a second pair of the Work to Play Pant IIs. My husband venturing by himself into a lulu store? To shop for himself?  My universe has stopped making sense. I confess I am a little weirded out his new love of pricey clothes. This isn't the same guy I married who likes to hunt for markdowns at TJ Maxx. As long as he doesn't start shopping for sports cars and sending me flowers for no reason everything should be ok, but I'm a little freaked out. I need to mentally realign a little - I am used to being the sole lulu enthusiast in this family.

12 comments:

MonkeyGirl said...

Those pants are great.

OT, got the Still Groovy quilted black bag for $79 and mini check coal/black define and couldn't be happier. Decided against getting the bag when it was on sale online for $69, but regretted it later. It was in store for more, but still on sale, so I went with it. It feels lighter than some other groovy bags, and is so classic. The mini check define feels very cozy. I have a feeling it will get a lot of use this winter.

Anonymous said...

Lol! Love it.

Alicia said...

LOL! This is too funny! I agree, when my husband said that lulu was really nice when he want to a real store (we only have a showroom) I was alarmed. It's a double edged sword the hubby lulu love.

LuluAddict said...

@ monkey Girl - I LOVE my Retro Groove gym bag - love! It's my 4th lulu gym bag and my favorite so far - big opening, perfect size, classic style - just love it!

Anonymous said...

That's so funny! Especially the contrast between returning bottles and laying out piles of cash at Lulu.

My addiction is new, and I'm a bit sheepish about it with my boyfriend, who knows me as a thrift store/clearance rack hound and whose ex-wife was a shop-a-holic who maxed out all their credit cards. He will never spend Lulu-level cash for clothing.

But I did show him my stash today (well, a representative sampling; it was a mega-splurge). He was verrry appreciative of the way the Recognition Pant (heathered coal/black heathered coal mini check) shaped my evolving Pure Barre butt (I also got black/elevation space dye), and curious about the little pocket in the back of the Run: Your Heart Out pullover (heathered...periwinkle mini stripes?).

Perhaps one day I'll replace his ratty running shorts with something Lulu. But for now, it's my obsession alone.

Anonymous said...

LOL! Well I guess I'm one of the odd ball 'Hubbies'. I seem to have as much if not more lulu then my lovely wife. For yoga, outdoor activites, and these types of pants I can wear to work, yes, buiness casual, regardless of logo on the leg are just fine. In fact they look better then most 'kaki' pants, and get more compliments too. Better fit and function, yes more $$ but in life you get what you pay for. Great site, I visit often, just wish there were more info on the mens line. Hubbies can be luluaddicts too! :)

Anonymous said...

LLA you blogging about your husband's new found love with lululemon, made me ventured today into buying three items online for mine, as his upcoming B-Day present: Pacific Run LS, Kung Fu Pant, and the Tight Tight Tech Fleece. He's not a runner, or a yogi. He's actually never been to a gym, but he hikes, rides, skydives, snowshoes, and skies. He's very outdoorsy (as most guys in Switzerland are) so the LS shirt and the tights would be great layering pieces, while the Kung Fu pants seem very comfortable to just hang around the house all year-round. And best of all, lulu prices are less expensive than any sport brands available here, although returns/exchanges are never an option. So I'm keeping my fingers crossed for everything to fit him well.

Anonymous said...

@anon 6:39am - there is a site for men called lulumen and the website is http://lulumen.blogspot.com/

Enjoy!

Anonymous said...

This is embarassing, but I love the product but tend to discourage my husband from shopping at lululemon. First, I don't think he wants to wear something that has "lulu" in the brand name. Second, our trips are like the ones to Victoria's Secret. I prefer to go myself because he's often not sure where he should look (at the floor). Usually, the very friendly (and uninhibited) girls in hot yoga shorts and bra tops that greet us (even when it's 34 degrees outside) are a little too much for what I'd like my hisband to see while shopping. Plus, the fitting room doors swing open and closed and let's just say it's like the other shoppers welcome his presence either... please let me know that I'm not alone here....

Anonymous said...

Yes, sometimes it's a bit much. I've definitely walked into stores where the barefoot yogi in matching white top and crops might pose a threat. I prefer that my hubby gets his Under Armour from th Sports Authority... plus I think he would have a heart attack not from the half naked girls in the fitting room, but the prices for some of the items (that's my little secret).

Anonymous said...

My ex-boyfriend called a lululemon store "Hooters" b/c there were two girls in the window in various poses wearing not much at all. Hence, he's my ex... but point is sometimes the store does feel a little more like Victoria's Secret than Niketown. Probably best if your husband, boyfriend or whatever stays away (also depends greatly by location). i live by Garden State Plaza in NJ and it's definitely NOT a show there. Service could be better, but at least they are not running around hald undressed.

LuluAddict said...

@ anon 5:47 pm - LOL. Cans are a 5 cent deposit and 2 liter bottles are 10 cents so it all adds up. He got $42 on this trip - so that's a CRB right there! ;-) I'd prefer we get the cash, though, rather than "donate" it to our city or the trash service.

@ anon 1:28 pm. 1:38pm, & 2:05 pm - Maybe I better make sure to accompany my husband on all his future trips to lulu. ;-) You are right, the girl educators are often pretty cute.