Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Today's Shopping Trip

I got to try on the Apres Run Anorak today. I really liked it. I think it's made for milder climates, though. As someone noted on one of my lulu boards, it's probably as warm as the Hustle jacket but if you layer with warmer tops, you can probably wear it at temps 40F and up. I was tempted to get it but I can't justify it for our climate. It's also a bit utilitarian looking and I want something a little cuter, prettier. I tried on the Deep Camo Herringbone (as pictured) and thought that color was very pretty. I thought it ran a very roomy true to size or even on the large side. I tried on the next size down but then the arms became too tight. I think this is a jacket you want to leave room for layering.

I also ended up buying the black Camo Cool Racerback today. The photo above shows the black camo next to the Wren camo. Wren camo is very army-ish looking. I don't think this batch of camo CRBs is nearly as thin as the last batch but it is on the sheerer side. If CRBs fit you snug across the chest, the color of your bra is going to show through a bit if it's lighter than the tank. The thinness works better for me for spin class. I find regular luon light CRBs too hot for spin. The fabric content is 94% polyester, 6% lycra. I ended up returning the Silver Spoon Power Y I ordered last week. The luon is super soft but I think that makes it super stretchy. The neck area kept gaping open on me, a problem I don't normal have in the Power Y, and I think it's due to the straps being too stretchy in that fabric.

5 comments:

Cari H said...

I had the same problem with the silver spoon Power Y. I adored the feel of the material, but the fit was off for me. I had gaps around my armpits and the bra cups were really noticeable on me. I went home with the black camo CRB instead.

Anonymous said...

i want a black camo too!! I don't think it's avaiable on the website yet.. I wish there is a lululemon close to where I live.. three hour drive for me. ;D

LuluAddict said...

@ Cari H - I had that same problem with the first Silver Spoon Power Y I tried on - it gaped at my armpits and at the neck. Power Ys NEVER gape at my armpits. The second one I ordered from the website was better but still gapped at the neck. I did try the next size down, which was much better in the armpits and neck but too tight on the tummy. In a white top, a tight tummy looks doubly worse.

yogibabe said...

I however, am lucky enough that the silver spoon fits the same as all my other Power Ys. No gape issues and I got my usual size. The stripe distribution is prettier than on the web model, with the darker stripe on the top, before the neckline and straps. This makes the different width stripes on those parts pops out more. Hope we will get the same pattern with the pigment blue (like on the lulu pants web page) or any other colors. Flash actually will be fetching to me! It tones down the neon bright color a bit. :) And yes, the fabric feels softer too.

Anonymous said...

In the pic above showing the 2 racerback tanks, is the top or bottom tank the wren camo color? And which camo color would go better with the Paris pink camo shorts?.... (By the way pics of the pink camo shorts I've seen so far show the camo being very dark grey/black, much darker than the camo tanks above- were there a few variations of camo for the shorts?) TIA!!!