Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Odd & Ends and Hints from Australia

Currant Swiftly headband. I may need to add this to my Swiftly headband collection. It'll look cute with my gray Swiftly tops.


 I didn't know the new Catch Me tank had a key pocket in the bra - cool!


Nice closeup of the new quilted waistband on Wunder Unders. Shown with a Pow Trinity Bra. Love this combo.

 Some hints of upcoming items from the Australian side of the website: Blazer Fossil Cool Racerback. Not sure if I like this print or not. It will require a try on.
 Currant Power Y


 Fall Quilt 11 Wunder Unders, includes Deep Coal, Currant, and Caspian Blue. It looks like we'll be seeing items in Currant/Deep Coal Slub Denim.

New Boolux Pullover called the Unity Pullover. It's kind of cute but no way am I paying lulu prices for this.

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

The Currant Slub is gorgeous!!!! I really hope we see more of this!

Anonymous said...

I will pay Lulu price for this...it's a beauty!

Minda said...

The style and quality of material are not luxury enough for luxury prices (to ME!). I will just stick with my Splits59 Helena.

The currant and coal are a nice looking combo. I don't care for the white and red combos.

Jek said...

Loving the waistband on the quilt 11 WU. caspian blue and currant is a gorgeous combo. The last thing I need though is another pair of black crops. Heck-tanks are so blasted long these days you can't even see the waistband.

Anonymous said...

i saw a few educators this past spring wearing the Unity Pullover type of material and yikes!! All their sweaters were pilling, had many pulls and looked cheap and old. I would never buy any kind of Lulu sweaters.

Anonymous said...

I picked up the currant headband and a power purple headband last night! Both are great :)

Anonymous said...

I didn't need a new pair of black crops either! But I bought the black denim WUs with the purple inner waist band. I really love them. I hadn't bought wunder unders since the new gusset came out, but surprisingly the new gusset wasn't a problem for me. I stuck with my true size despite reviews.

Gina

Kristin said...

I will be buying the WU w/ the new fall quilt. I'm in love w/ the color combo. I am excited about the currant denim too. yay! The currant power y is so purdy too.

Rebecca Sigmon said...

@Minda, how is the quality and sizing of the Splits59 stuff? I've seen some cute stuff there, but always worry when I can't try something on myself. Would love your $0.02

yogibabe said...

The currant Power Y is a "must have" for me. :) And the currant slub denim will be really pretty in the Define!

Anonymous said...

nice nipple...oops, i mean, key...yeah, not so much on that pocket placement and/or what may be put in it for that Catch Me Tank. Might be able to hide outlines better in a black version of the tank, but lighter colors will display everything!

Anonymous said...

Not really a fan of Power Y but the currant would look so good under semi-sheer tops. :-)

Anonymous said...

I have an almost identical version of the unity pullover, made by free people. Where's the originality ;)

Pink Peony 4 said...

Tencel wrinkles easily so I might pass on this one. Love the currant slub denim. I'll take one of those WU with the waist in new colors. I am partial to slipless headbands since swiftlys slide off my hair ( straight, long). I'm Asian and my hair is slidy even when clean (ha ha). And swiftlys are not as snug IMO. I would really like a currant b denim
I'll pair my WU with my new caspian NLT (love). Can't wait.

Pink Peony 4 said...

I mean I would really love a Currant Slub denim slipless headband like the deep indigo. Ooh it's so pretty.

I will pair my WU with my new caspian NLT.

Minda said...

Hi Rebecca!
Splits59 has a different feel than Lulu for sure. I think the sizing is okay to go by the chart on their website. IE I wear WU 8 and wear a Medium Splits59.
I find the Raquel tights to be my favorite EXCEPT they messed with them! I see they loaded new raquels and they have these weird FANGS on the seat of the pants! Also strange ankle flares I don't care for =( The Ginger 3/4 I am getting in the black/ black lame'. The wide waist band looks awesome! And of course that lame' on the sides fulfill all of my fantasies of being a super hero LOL - just add CAPE!

I have several ashby tanks they are nice layering tanks-and can be sheer depending on color. I avoid the light grey as it shows every AB - or ROLL - or dimple LOL. I love the dusty tights and have several of those as well as Helena sweaters. Very soft and well made- Made in the USA. I like to hunt sales as this brand is pricy. Moosejaw.com has splits for sale also they do big seasonal sales a couple times a year and that is when I load up on the cute jackets and everything else. LOL

So they have fewer pieces and colors in comparison to Lulu -but I can depend on them to be well made and classy. The coco support tank is very breathable but somewhat feeling like a tankini top. I love it but it is swimsuit material feeling! The loren bra is not supportive for bigger bust girls - the RONA jacket on the sale right now is FAB!~! I want to get a white one and black one LOL I prefer the silver reflective chevron over the new banded arm jacket in the new arrivals section.

I see they are perpetuating this CORAL color thing, that I'm pretty much over, but at least they are coming up with things like Twilight and Penny says they will be adding new things over this week.
Penny is who you usually talk to when contacting them with customer issues or general questions and emails or calls. Shes super helpful and sweet. They also usually bump your shipping to priority, so it arrives quick!

I use my splits mostly for pure barre, spin, body pump. - not running, though the dusty tights are great for that as they have a draw string waist.
- It is a preference thing! Hope I've helped describe this brand to you a bit! They wash well - but I tend to baby them because I have some sticker shock on the prices of some of these things. lol. If you want to see more splits59 in action do a youtube search for Amanda Russell. She is a fitness girl and model who is always wearing and promoting the brand.
-- oh the nova capri rocks -- the bailey seamless is more like stockings and I think they are more for wearing under a tunic! lol

Minda said...

I have the rona jacket in granita and adore it. =)

Anonymous said...

I don't mean to be rude but the gal in the purple tank either has the shirt on one size too big or the straps are pulled up too high, the shirt is VERY flattering on but some how the sizing is off on her and doesn't do her or the top justice.

Anonymous said...

LLA, have you posted a shot of your swiftly headband collection lately? I would <3 to see it! The headband rainbow from the other day made me SO Happy!

Rebecca Sigmon said...

Thanks, Minda! That's an awesome recap. I was thinking about trying some of what they have on sale, esp since they have a v-back long sleeve top that looks suspiciously like the forthcoming/Australia Lulu one (as well as the Free People Movement one). Your recap helps with the decisions on what to get besides the v-back top. :)