Friday, April 6, 2012

More Meditation Pullover and City Practice Pant Photos, Fit Review of Tame Me Tank, Quickie Store Trip Report



A few more photos of the new Meditation Pullover. I didn't see this when I was at the store today. It's shown with the black slub denim City Practice Pant.

My Tame Me tank came yesterday. I really, really like it. I was afraid it would be tight in the chest since the Chase Me tank was but it fits perfectly - not too snug at all. It fits a roomy true to size, perfect for running. The straps stay on my shoulders and a Ta Ta Tamer fits under it perfectly. It's a figure-flattering, very lightweight tank. I would go back and order another one but it's sold out in my size. I hope it's coming out in additional colors. I plan on running in it this weekend.

I don't think I mentioned this but I ran in my new visor on Thursday. It's very lightweight and comfortable. I wouldn't say it felt noticeably cooler than running in one of my other lulu hats but it was only in the mid-60s. If you are in the market for a visor, definitely check this one out.

I made a quick trip to the Fashion Island store today to return the Heathered Concord Grape CRB I ordered from the website. I didn't try anything on. I was hoping to see the April Wee Are From Space (WAFS) Multi CRB and the Flash Tame Me Tank but they didn't have those. They didn't have the new SE Swiftly tops either. They had the new Blurred Blossom Every Yogi, Stuff Your Bra Tanks, new Recognition pants in white denim and the April WAFS waistband but that was about it. They had all three new colors of the Swiftly headband so I got the Menthol and Concord Grape. I have six of these now so I think I'm done buying these. I hope some swiftly tops and other tanks show up in Menthol. It's a fun color.

Comparison of Menthol to Aruba and Beachy Green. The Menthol Swiftly headband is in the middle. The darker color is Beachy Green, the lighter, Aruba.

37 comments:

Sara said...

Did you see the City Fit pants in the store? I like them a lot! Hoping that some purple crops come out this weekend (WU or Ebb & Flow)! With the tank, do you find any pulling with the pleat in the back? Thanks!

Anonymous said...

I think menthol looks exactly like teal zeal. I would love to see a comparison. I have the teal zeal power y and it looks just like that headband in the picture above.

Anonymous said...

I went to both Fashion Island and South Coast looking for the Meditation pullover. I was surprised neither had it. South Coast had the Dance jacket in both black and purple in stock.

Anonymous said...

I called fashion island and south coast and neither got the flash vinyasa in today either:( I hope it comes out online!

Anonymous said...

Heard from a rep @ the La Jolla Lululemon that the flash Vinyasa scarf was recalled.....reason: unknown

MB said...

Menthol actually does look green when compared to two blue shades. I agree that it looks a lot like teal zeal, one of my favorite lulu colors (and the only color I have more than one item in besides black, white and gray). I would flip out if the It's a Cinch dress came out in menthol (or a circle scarf!). Too bad about the flash vinyasa scarves, but shouldn't they have seen that coming?

Anonymous said...

Yeah, I'm sure the flash vinyasa scarf bled like crazy- there are some available on eBay and I'm tempted to buy one but I don't want to stain all my clothes orange...anyone have major bleeding issues with flash?

Anonymous said...

I need to try on the City Practice pant. I've seen some pictures where the pants looks great and some where they look awful. The seamed pockets could make my legs look thick, we'll see...
I just picked up another Rest day pullover in grey. I have one in black and I love it. But I think I might return the grey and wait for the mediation pullover.

Anonymous said...

I would love to see some Concord Grape crops or pants! I usually stay away from crazy color bottoms. I have purchased pigment blue and paris pink WUs in the past. And while I love them, they are limited in what I can wear with them. Grape bottoms would look awesome with white, rose quartz, black, flash, gray, etc..

Anonymous said...

I've not had any bad bleeding issues with flash - from the first run or the current one. There was a bit of bleeding on my free to be bra but it was on the inner lining and it only happened once. Other than that no issues and I do CrossFit, Ashtanga yoga and martial arts in these items so they do get a good workout. I hope they still release the flash speed shorts (not the jacquard one) that's in the preview photos.

Laurie said...

Recalled? Ahhhhhh! I ended up paying $60+ dollars to have Nancy angel me a flash vinyasa scarf.

Jax+Puzzle said...

I also had Nancy angel me two flash vinyasa scarves, one for me and one for my mom! Not sure if I will keep it if there is a bleeding issue, I just don't want to deal with that.

Will the store take it back if it's a recalled item/bleeds in wash and you don't have a receipt?

Anonymous said...

Anyone heard of/seen a grape power y?

Anonymous said...

Jax+Puzzle, I was able to return my Paris pink Energy Bra because of bleeding. No receipt necessary. But their policy with a defective item (as I was told) is to give you the same thing in a different color if possible. I was happy to get a black energy bra. But if they didn't have an energy bra I wanted, I'm not sure what they would have done. Perhaps just a bra in general of equal value.
Then they send the pink one back to Lulu. And I'm sure, somehow with black market economics, it ends up on eBay.

groovegirl said...

Great store report, LLA. I'll have to check out the Tame Me tank this weekend. I'm also curious about the Teal Zeal vs. Menthol Green comparison. OT, but that swatch of Aruba reminds me of how much I adore that color - would love to see yet another curtain call of Aruba.

I really hope the recall of Flash Vinyasa scarfs is just hearsay, though my intuition tells me that's not the case. This combined with the Paris Pink bleeding issues, Open Your Heart tank, and Blurred Blossom WU makes for quite the record of recalls this year.

Anonymous said...

@ Anon 7:06am: Concord Grape is a re-release. There are plenty of Power Ys on eBay in Concord Grape...they'll probably just be last year's release. If LLL does re-release a Power Y in Concord, they'll probably do what they did to the CRB and heather the color.

Anonymous said...

I think Menthol looks closer to Lagoon than Teal Zeal. Teal Zeal is a darker, more saturated color--close to Beachy Green but with more blue. Anybody have some Lagoon items they compare Menthol to?

Anonymous said...

Actually, I kinda like Menthol. Not really a true green, but it does look green against those other colors. Hmmm.... now, what style tank do I want this in? Scoop neck, PUL, CRB??

Anonymous said...

meditation po - love it! i got one in white from my local store (t.o.ca). did not like in black-the fabric catches everything flying around...

Anonymous said...

Is the meditation pullover true to size?
Good idea about checking on eBay for a concord grape power y - I forgot that was a re-release!

Anonymous said...

OT but what in the world are the ladies at Vancouver Robson store wearing on FB - they have lungs painted on their CRBs or something?

Anonymous said...

to anon 10:59am: meditation po is true to size. usually, i size up in lulu tops due to upper part fit, but this one seems to be fine tts.

Anonymous said...

Does anyone have updated info on the flash yinyasa scarf and potential bleeding? I just bought one on the weekend and would be very disappointed to hear about a recall that I wasn't made aware of. Thx

Anonymous said...

@Anon 4am... What size is your rest day pull over? I've been looking for a grey one with no luck.

Anonymous said...

Where is t.o.ca? Has the meditation pullover hit US? Is it long?

Anonymous said...

Tried out the Concord Grape Tame Me Tank today with the Blurred Blossom Pacesetter Skirt. Did a 1.5-hr run and came back to find that the Flash waistband of the BB Pacesetter had bled onto the whiter portions of the skirt in the back. Also, the Concord Grape Tame Me sort of bled in one spot onto the skirt.

Anybody else have problems with these two products in these colors?

Anonymous said...

@Anon 10:32

I also own the BB Pacesetter and have not experienced any bleeding issues with the Flash waistband. I ran in it with a Swiftly and washed it normally, with similar Luon items, and again, no bleeding. Who knows why?!

Anonymous said...

@Anonymous 8:24PM
I returned a size 6 to the KOP, PA store
and I saw a few @ the Wayne, PA store

Laurie said...

Anon 10:32 - I don't understand why Lulu rereleased all their flash items because I bought the SE shorts and the waistband bled also

Focus said...

OT- I received my Run Wild jacket in white yesterday. I chose white for the potential undercolor effect . I am a true size 6 in Lulu( 5' 4.75", 126lbs, athletic build) and the jacket was a tiny bit snug through the shoulders, but not enough that I would consider sizing up.
The body was skimming but not tight, and I was pleasantly surprised that it was a tad longer on me, as compared to the Lulu model. On the Lulu website it appears to hit the model right about the hip bones, but hits me a good 2-3 inches below the hip bones, and the ruffle on the back of jacket actually covered my butt. The front pockets are probably nice to carry things, but perhaps a little distracting from an aesthetics viewpoint.
Overall it has great air flow, especially in the back. The arms are "plasticy" but not tacky to the skin.
I said earlier if I didn't 100% love this jacket it was going back, but this flimsy overpriced jacket has found its way in to my heart, and I think I may keep it. In fact, if it would drop a little in price, I'd add the black one to my closet. Just think how many of these jackets they would have sold at $78.00, I'd bet at least twice as many.

Anonymous said...

Thanks, @ Anon 3:42. I'm in So Cal, all of our Scubas have been shipped out since we are considered a warm weather store, so that explains why we have no Rest Days in stock. I asked about the Meditation pull over, the Educator told me we probably won't see it in store either.

Anonymous said...

The Mediation pullover is only flattering to skinny people, it looks just weird on overweight people.

Anonymous said...

Maybe the flash only bleeds with certain detergents?!?!? What detergent brands do you all use for your Lululemon laundry?

KS said...

@ Laurie- keep in mind these products were produced months in advance, so they were likely already in production or completed by the time they discovered the bleeding issues, which would have left them with the choice to either not release it but then they woukd not have new product that month, or release it and try to deal with it.

Anonymous said...

What happened to the Flash Tame Me on the website? The color swatch is gone...

J in TO said...

I bought a heathered flash vinyasa, and have only worn it once, but so far no bleeding. I wasn't exactly sweating in it though. I was at a store today (Toronto area) and they still had them out on the floor for sale -- so it either hasn't been recalled or they don't know about it. When I read online about the Open your Heart tank recall, that same day they were gone from my local Lulu -- so they seem to be on the ball with that kind of thing. Then again, this could just be my wishful interpretation.

Stephanie said...

@Anon 10:32

My BB Pacesetter flash waistband bleed too :(