Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Photos: Deep Indigo Grooves, Inkblot and More

I really like how Aquamarine looks with Deep Indigo in the top photo. She is wearing an Aquamarine Cool Racerback, Inkblot print Arise bra, and Deep Indigo/Inkblot Groove pants.

The back of the Aquamarine LS Swiftly shown with Deep Indigo, I believe, Groove pants.


I'm pretty sure the Inkblot CRB is paired with Deep Indigo bottoms in both these photos. That is one thing holding me back from getting this top - I don't totally love how it looks against black bottoms.

I love the peep of Paris Pink against the Inkblot print Wunder Unders in this photo. I have a hard time envisioning what tops work with the patterned bottoms.

A bustier woman in the Push UR Limits tank. This is a flattering and functional tank.

51 comments:

Jenn @ Run It My Way said...

The inkblot tank kind of looks like the Every Yogi Tank- it's hard to tell, as they're so similar! I'd love to hear what anyone who has seen the Every Yogi tank thought of it- what it feels and fits like!

Fetsywetsy said...

Ooooh hoo hoo! I am LOVING the aquamarine with the inkblot grooves. I rarely pay full price for anything from Lulu, but I might have to make an exception for those pieces. Beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Is the aquamarine swiftly very sheer? It looks like it is on the website.

Also, I went to the Chicago warehouse sale. I got some amazing things for my size (size 4 was picked over). I went Friday after work (only 20 minute line) and Sunday when there was no wait. Honestly, all the things I got was pure luck (like some awesome astro pants for $39!). I definitely would NOT have flown in for the event. Crazy!

It was annoying to see some 8 years shopping for themselves. They should stick to the Justice store perhaps. Blah.

Anonymous said...

What is wrong with an 8 year old wearing lulu? Sounds like jealousy. Obviously the parent's can afford it so why not. Who wouldn't want their kid to be living in pure comfort? I know many kids who wear lulu to school every single day (under the age of 10) and then come home and put on a new lulu outfit for dance, gymnastics, etc. Nothing wrong with it!! It's the beauty of hemming.

Anonymous said...

I tried on the Quite Stripe Wunder Unders and the butt was see through. Sad, because they are so pretty.

Anonymous said...

When you wear aquamarine with the indigo it will bleed.

I do not want to look like an 8 yr old either it is not jealously but just common sense.

Anonymous said...

If you don't want to look like an 8 year old then don't wear stretchy athletic wear. That's what kids wear, brand name or not.

Anonymous said...

What 8 yr old needs $100+ article of clothing? It's not jealousy, it's more of I don't need to be wearing the same outfit as a child. Plus, not ALL their workout clothes are stretchy athletic wear.

Lulu themselves have said that children/teenagers are not their demographic. That's why they have the Ivvia (or whatever it's called brand). I'm in my late 20's and I think I'm shopping in the right store. It's not like I'm walking into Charolette Russe and annoyed that an 8 yr old has the same top. Oh well. It's not like fury or jealousy like the previous poster said, it's just weird. *shurg*

Anonymous said...

Just wait until that 8 year old is 16 years old and is expecting chanel and prada from her parents. Parents are creating monsters that way!

Anonymous said...

Luluaddict--I am interested in seeing real life pictures of the Apres Practice Anorak, if you come across any. I love the Swift fabbic and I really liked the details in that jacket. I did order one but it won't get here til Saturday.

Anonymous said...

I like the inkblot in all the pictures but when I tried on the WU pants in the store, I did not like them at all. The biggest problem I would have is the pattern placement. One pair in my size had one mostly white leg and one heavily patterned leg, yuck!! It would probably be very hard to find a pattern placement on any of these pieces I would be happy with. :( Take a look at the inkblot Flow Y Bra on the website, couldn't they have come up with a better pattern placement than that? One white boob and one patterned boob--see I couldn't deal with that! lol!

Anonymous said...

anon 10:56 Really?, I don't think stretchy athletic wear is reserved for young kids,yoga pants are for all age groups. The young kids are buying the Scubas I won't touch them.

Anonymous said...

I am just wondering, realistically, what size Lulu could an 8 year old actually wear?

Anonymous said...

"Who wouldn't want their kid to be living in pure comfort?" Please tell me anon @10:05 is joking. Please. And I'm sure there are much cheaper options for children that are just as comfy as Lulu, but more practical since the child will quickly outgrow and/or stain/ruin something expensive. Even if I had the money, I can guarantee you I wouldn't be buying Lulu for my young child!

Momof5 said...

@LLA -- how do the ebb and flow crops fit -- are they TTS or do you suggest sizing down - compared to Wu's? Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Ok, so my choices are--a shirt that is going to bleed all over me, itself and everything it touches, (paris pink, flash, pigment blue, deep indigo)or a shirt that everyone can see through (aquamarine, pig pink, anything with white)?? Decisions, decisions !!

Anonymous said...

I'm also wondering how sheer the aquamarine swiftly is. It looks really really sheer. Too sheer for me.

Anonymous said...

Do you think the indigo groove pants will come in tall?

Anonymous said...

I buy lulu for my girls. Size 2 or 4. Everything is hemmed when purchased and when they are outgrown they are passed down to the younger girl. They are both under 10. They are skinny like sticks, but tall girls. Yes, the pants may not be skin tight on them, but in my opinion they look better that way on a child.

They also live in Ivivva and Triple Flip, which really are similar in price all things considered. Now that these stores have grown substantially they wear more of Ivivva and Triple Flip, but do still wear lulu pants and the odd define, scuba, etc.

I don't judge kids wearing wal-mart or old navy clothing so I wish you wouldn't judge mine. I find it insulting. Target markets are just targets, they are not written in stone. If somebody likes something they shouldn't be judged. As professionals we can afford this clothing, and that's what we choose to buy. Are you also going to judge myself and my kids because they wear Uggs instead of wal-mart "fake" uggs? Again, I would never judge another child or parent based on clothing choices (unless sexually inappropriate). Then, I might have some concerns.

The comments regarding children wearing lulu are disrespectful and I have seen them here before. Let's keep it about the clothes ladies (and not how awful harem's look in general or how awful kid's look in lulu please!) We've heard it all before. I don't see 45 year old's wearing lulu getting frustrated at the 20 year old's wearing the same design. I find it to be much the same principle.

Anonymous said...

Eight year olds in lulu?? If they are already in adult clothing, they must not be using it for any form of exercise. Yikes!

Anonymous said...

Anon 12:19 - I bet you've also given your spoiled kids iphones and ipads as well. You're teaching your kids that rthey can have whatever expensive things they want and they won't value them. The only people who should be wearing lulu are the people who EARN the money for the clothes.

Anonymous said...

OMG, I just bought the quiet stripe WUs today. I never thought in a million years I would get them. I am not big on patterns, especially on bottom, but I'm in love. They are SO flattering, especially on the bum. Everyone needs to run out and try them on asap!

Anonymous said...

anon 12:19 no one is judging kids wearing Lulu just passing the comment it looks weird when you see an adult wearing it and than a kid wearing the same thing. Look who is judging and getting all sensitive!

Anonymous said...

Love how anon 12:19 says "let's keep it about the clothes ladies" and then says "and not how awful harem's look in general or how awful kid's look in lulu please!"

Guess what, that IS talking about the clothes.

Anonymous said...

I just want to say... regardless if it's LULU or not, work out clothes are expensive. Nike, adidas, reebook, beyond yoga, brazilian active wear and more--- all expensive. Sometimes, I just wish work out clothes would be cheaper, so I go to marshalls!!! :) Since it's easier to find work out clothes on sale at marshalls, but you can only find mass marketed brands like the nikes and reeboks at TjMaxx or a ross and marshalls- So, we get this persona that lululemon is premium since it's not found at stores like a Marshalls. In a sense, lululemon is a premium work out brand just like Nike, adidas, and reebok. The only difference is, it's not at marshalls or major sporting goods, so we put lululemon in high regards. At the end of the day, I hope NONE OF us judge someone based on their work out clothes. I don't judge individuals based on what they wear. If I judge based on clothing, I better have a good reason to, and sometimes we have to take a step back to think about why we are judging someone if they are wearing or not wearing a certain brand.

Anonymous said...

Anon 12:19,
I think you're taking this a little too personal. It's not even the cost part of lulu that makes it weird. It's just the fact it *is* more of an young woman/adult store.

You say the kids should wear whatever they want as long as it's nothing sexual, buh uh, do your daughters read some of the marketing Lulu uses? I hope that a 8 yr old doesn't isn't concerned about camel toe or some of the other marketing tactics Lulu has used. (Doesn't offend me, but again, I am an adult)

I, too, have seen little girls(as in elementary school) saying things like "OMG! My mom was too cheap to buy me the stride jacket I wanted!!!Wtf!"

It's one thing if a mother occassionally buys a pair of pants or something for their daughter from Lulu. But I think it's so annoying seeing children demand to be decked from head to toe in Lulu.

As for the ugg comparison, well, they make uggs for babies, so they actually market to EVERYONE. Last I checked, Lulu doesn't make onesies.

Jess said...

Enough about kids in lulu, who cares.

Does anyone know how much the print distribution varies on the inkblot WU's?

Anonymous said...

@12:34 So, are those quite strip WU's really that cool?! OH my goodness, i just kept looking at them thinking they may not go well with my body type. Ok, If you don't mind describing how tall you are that would help. I'm 5'4 with a wide load :) = think I can still pull it off? lol. Thinking about trying those on!

Anonymous said...

We aren't juding the kids wearing Lulu, we're judging the mothers who BOUGHT it for them!

Anonymous said...

Jess who cares? kinda rude don't you think?

Anonymous said...

I'm wanting to buy a pair of groove pants but am concerned about the pilling issue people have had. I own 2 pairs but purchased them a LONG time ago so I'm assuming the quality of the fabric has declined. Can anyone here who has purchased them recently (within the last 6 months or so) share their experience? Thanks so much :)

Anonymous said...

The last time I checked Marshalls they had a moisture wicking top in the same material as the Swiftys for $10.00. The only difference in the top there was no Lululemon status symbol on the top. Kids are only wearing it because of the status symbol keeping up with the kid next door.

Anonymous said...

My Astros are pilling after 3 cold water washes.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous @ 12:57 - I am 5'4" and curvy (definitely have a Kim K.-like butt) and I thought they looked pretty good on me. I am usually a size 6 in WU's, and the size 6 in Quite Stripe fit me, but I ended up sizing up to a size 8 because the butt was a lot more see-through in the size 6. It is still a bit see-through in the size 8, but I am going to see how noticeable it is with nude underwear and wearing a longer shirt before I decide if I am going to keep them or not. But definitely try them on! I was pleasantly suprised with how flattering they looked. :)

Anonymous said...

Anon @ 1:20 - Really? That's what I'm afraid of :( Yet the Tadasana pant (my second choice) reviews don't mention pilling issues and it's luon as well. What gives?

Anonymous said...

@1:27 Oh my goodness, i'm a size 6 in WU too, so for sure i'm going to try these on in a size 8 cause if you're telling me they look good on you- they must look good! Ohhh, that's the trick? nude undies and not white? lol :) Thanks so much for the help.

groovegirl said...

@ anon 10:01 am - re: the Aquamarine swiftly, I tried it on yesterday (the Beverly Hills store has the tank version). It was very thin, but not see-thru or sheer. I'd say a tad thinner than the teeshirt swiftlys. However, they didn't have an Aqua version in the teeshirt for me to try.
Speaking of Kim K, I heard she was at the Calabasas lulu store Sunday shopping. Just had to share bc that made me lol.

Anonymous said...

Kids under 10 should not fit into women's clothing. I am in my late 30's and I wear a size 4, so how can an 8 year old wear that? That is disturbing! Put them on a diet plan and get some age appropriate clothing.

Natalie said...

LuluAddict - Thanks so much for all of your updates and store trip reports! Lulu addicts such as myself live for these, and they only feed into our Lulu addictions! :o)

Has anyone tried on or seen in person, the Wunder Under Crops in Quiet Stripe White Deep Indigo? Are they see thru? I can't decide if I want to purchase them, and I can't get to the store right away! It's such a bummer that the only tank that Lulu could come out with to match them is the Ebb and Flow tank in Deep Indigo! WTF?!

Anonymous said...

I say enough with the lulu/children talk and let's help eachother out. Everyone's entitled to their opinion. I get that. But I think telling a mother how she should dress her children is crossing a line, personally. She's not being "too sensitive" as you say. She's being attacked and judged. Not cool ladies. Let's play nice and turn this hostile, judgemental thread into a more positive direction.

Cari said...

@Natalie- I tried on the quiet stripe WU crops on Sunday and they were darling. They were not seethrough on me when I did the bendover test. I thought they were so cute on, but I passed on them because I did not have any tops to pair with them. 2 educators had them on in the store and they looked adorable on both ladies.

Anonymous said...

anon 2:10 Please take your own advice.

Anonymous said...

Anon @ 2:10....Touche

Tara said...

Anon 2:10 you couldn't have said it better! I completely agree. Let's move on ladies and get some positive vibes going on.

Whether or not I would dress my kids in lulu is irrelevant. I feel sorry for anon 12:19. She was stating an opinion is clearly being attacked.

As to anon at 2:00- my sister is 10 and is over 5 feet and wears a size 8 ladies shoe. She is underweight for her height and she wears a size 2 lulu (although loosely as anon 12:19 also stated)

Let's move on and celebrate the wonderful world of lulu!

caitlin said...

The lady at the bottom photo with the black push UR limits tank... are her shoes for sale? LOL. CUTE boots :O)

yogibabe said...

I did ordered the Quiet Stripe WU crop this AM. I am a 2 or 4 (depending on fabric and/or pattern) abut I purposely ordered the 4, since this is white base. Never worried about "seeing through" with the bend over test. The fabric will be stretched too thin in the bum area if the size selected is a size too small. That was the rule that I was educated on when I purchased my first lulu "eons" ago! Makes perfect sense to me. And always wear nude thongs with lighter colored tights, at least that works for me. Also ordered the Ebb and Flow crop in deep indigo and the Yin To You crop in Inkblot. Curious to see how those will fit me . Remebered reading that the Ebb&Flow fits tight, so I went with 4 on that too. Already spent a lot this morning, so I thought why not just go for it and bought the Ebb and Flow tank in deep indigo and the inkblot Power Y! ;) Hopefully I'll get a nice pattern distribution on those inkblots. It doesn't bother me what people claimed this pattern looked like, I think it's pretty! :) Has anybody tried on the new PUL without circle mesh on the back panel? Any huge difference between the old and new? Hoping that we'll see more colors with the PUL. I'm just over the pinks!!!

Anonymous said...

For QUIET STRIPE questions--(easier than listing you all)

I'm the original comment about them and I really do love them that much! Im 6ft tall and slender, but a bit larger in my legs than the rest of me (very tiny on top, a littler curvier on bottom). I wear 6 in all of the wunder unders and stuck with a 6 in these. However, I have a almost non existent pancake bum so I didn't have to worry about stretching. These aren't the least bit see through for me and actually "lift" my bum up. Something about the lines, but I look like I have a great bum, rather than no bum. The lines are just thick enough, yet thin enough, and they are spaced perfectly to be flattering on most bodies (there was a shorter girl trying them on at the same time and they looked great on her). Overall I really do think they look great and am happy that lulu FINALLY did something right=)

StaciStaci said...

I too tried on the WU in quiet stripe and was surprised at how cute they are. I am between an 8-10 on winder under. I bought the yin to you in the ink blot but in a 10 - the sales associate was rude to me and told me I needed a 10. Oh well, I really couldn't tell much of a difference. Tried on the quiet stripe in a 10 to try to avoid the shiny-means-they're-too-small effect. I didn't get them because I thought I'd stain them! Haha.

Anonymous said...

So I'm curious, do we need to worry about the quiet stripe WU bleeding? Anyone had issues with this yet? Thanks a bunch!

MonkeyGirl said...

@Caitlin- Pretty sure the boots in the last pic are Minnetonka. I have a similar pair- REALLY comfortable!

Fetsywetsy said...

Oh my God...I really need to pay more attention to the comments on this blog...this is hilarious. I think this can all be simplified: if you don't think children should wear Lululemon, don't buy it for your own. If you honestly have a problem with wearing clothing that is similar or the same to something you saw on a child, get over yourself. If it's comfortable and you like it, it shouldn't matter who else is wearing it. 'Nuf said.