Friday, October 5, 2012

Today's Shopping Trip


I got my Monday upload order yesterday - a Black Swan Cool Racerback, two different sizes of the Black Swan Top Speed tank and a pair of Spinerette shorts. I went to the store today to return the CRB and one of the Top Speed tanks. I returned the Black Swan tank because it looks a lot like black and I'd rather have the Tender Violet CRB instead. I was trying to talk myself into keeping it since I do have a few pairs of non-black Wunder Unders and other pants I could wear it with but decided I didn't need it. However, if you have a bunch of colored Wunder Unders or other bottoms I think it's a nice neutral to pair with them. It looks particularly nice against Tender Violet. I also wanted to try on the other colors in the Top Speed tank because I don't think Black Swan looks all that great paired with black and most of my workout bottoms and all my luxtreme bottoms are black. However, I still liked the Black Swan the best and will just need to get some colored pants - lol.


My store had the Tender Violet Wunder Unders so I tried them on. They're way too bright for me but they are fun. They are reversible so they have that spongey feeling the reversible WUs tend to have. I thought the coverage in them was better than the Bordeaux Wunder Unders. Like most reversible WUs the fit is slightly snugger than a normal pair.

I got to try on the new Slim version of the Groove Pant. My store only had them in tall but I couldn't really tell much of a difference to tell the truth. It's been awhile since I've worn Grooves but I think this design change is a non-issue, for me anyway.


I also got to try on the new Forme Pant in solid black. The fit reminded me a little of the Energize pant. I've already spent enough on lulu this month but I definitely liked these pants. I thought the yoke seaming on the rear was flattering. If they are still around next month I might get them.

I've been dying to try on the Spinerette bra but my store did not have them. I'm hoping it's coming to Southern California or more colors will be uploaded next week. I've read some good things about this bra.

I saw the "brushed" Rose Herringbone Define but it didn't feel that brushed to me. I wore my Mini Check Define to the store and that one is much softer so I'm glad I passed on this one. I was hoping to pick up the Bangbuster in this print but they didn't have it yet.

I ended up getting a pair of Fast and Free crops from the markdown rack. I am now set for running crops for the winter.

I also heard today the XL CRBs are being discontinued and the Groove crops are only going away for a little while, not being full-on discontinued.


37 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm thinking Tender Violet looks a lot like Violaceous...anyone have any comparisons?

dry chic said...

Why ate they discontinuing the XL crbs? And also, did no one else notice that the new slim grooves with the herringbone waistband said they were black swan colored? I ordered them and they are definitely black:( sad

Anonymous said...

i like the alberta lake rfyl crop but i am not sure about colour pairings short of black...i am not so creative with my combinations:)

i like the idea of non black crops but want something more versatile. it probably is, i just cannot imagine what to combine it with and i tend to be on the tamer side of the combinations, by that i mean quite boring!

any suggestions?

lc25 said...

I tried on the tender violet WUC today too at the south coast plaza store in socal (they had all sizes btw for anyone who lives nearby). I tried my normal size 4 and the next size up and ended up buying the 6. I always wear a 4 in the crops so I think they're a size up item. Also, they have the triangle gusset.
3 of the girls at the store were wearing these when I tried them on, and one of them even mentioned that they are reversible to black which would help with sheerness. It's true, they have good coverage IMO, but I still thought that was kind of funny.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the info! Are the Groove Slim pants black or black swan?

Anonymous said...

Marti said.....Are the new groove pants Black or Black Swan???? The color code indicates the pants legs are Black Swan but they don't look like the Black Swan Astro pants. They just look black when they should have the deep purple undertone

Anonymous said...

What's going on with the website? Sale link is down; haven't checked the rest.

Anonimouse said...

Was the Top Speed Tank TTS? I'm really interested to know, I like the look of that one, it seems to fit all of my needs and wants.

LuluAddict said...

@ anon 10:14 pm - Tender Violet looks closest to Potion Purple. Violaceous has more pink in it. I did a purples comparison on Sept. 27th. http://luluaddict.blogspot.com/2012/09/purples-comparison-tender-violet-potion.html

Anonymous said...

The TV WU are super nice... just bummed that I cannot take advantage.

When I start to sweat, the first noticeable spot is near my crotch (i learned this quickly with my BB Polocrosse/sorry for the TMI)... so, bright coloured luon bottoms, don't work for me.

Unless a luxtreme bottom is made in this shade, I will have to live vicariously through you lucky ladies who can enjoy them.

Anonymous said...

I bought the TV CRB at my local store yesterday. The look and feel of it in one word? DELICIOUS!

The only reason I am not removing the tag is that I am waiting for the Free To Be tank to be launched. Apparently this piece has a shelf bra, which I prefer, so if it fits as great as it looks, then I will be making an exchange.

Alicia.

P.S.: The Hong Kong site has the Scuba Hoodie in TV. If it is uploaded in the next few days, it WILL be mine!

Taryn said...

I found the Top Speed tank TTS. I usually wear a size 8 tank and I'm a 36DD ... I ordered both an 8 and a 10 just in case, and I'm returning the 10 now. If you are a busty gal this is definitely the top for you! It's very flattering and I think it's one of my new faves now! I hope they make it in more bright colors.

Anonymous said...

@anon 11:10-I think the Alberta Lake would pair beautifully with Bordeaux Drama - top it all off with the new black rose herringbone define - really pretty. I hope to see more Alberta Lake - solids and more Black Rose Herringbone tops - waiting for the Bangbuster headband in the Rose Herringbone - anyone see it in SoCal, yet?

Anonymous said...

@ 7:54 AM that's OK re: TMI, it's a real issue and a reason not to buy. I'm the same as you on the sweat issues. Every bottom I have is black, with the exception of some speed shorts and a pair of deep grey crops and a grey pair of Ebb & Flow. These latter ones are worn in hot yoga and start to show in various spots but as I get sweaty pretty quickly, eventually you can't tell. I'd be too self conscious in the bright colors.


btw, I saw it mentioned in an earlier topic that the CRB's aren't truly reversible anymore as the LLL logo isn't on both sides anymore. Have many CRB's and have bought a few CRB's lately. I honestly did not notice they removed the extra logo. I have worn some reversed and could care less if the logo is missing when worn the reverse way. I think it's odd that they dropped it though.

Anonymous said...

Anyone notice the site is set up for Hong Kong/Singapore? I think that is new.

yogabody said...

I LOVE my tender violet wu's!! Wore them with the tv bra and bs crb--were comfortable and tts for me. No issues.

Anonymous said...

Just saw the tender violet CRB on the USA website. Was that in Monday's down load?? I didnt notice it. I picked one up...looks super cute.

Anonymous said...

Oh no, if xl crbs are going away then I will need to hoard some! Why is this happening? They are such a great product for the tall girls, I'm disappointed if this is true. :(

Anonymous said...

A little OT: the Runder Under pants that were mistakenly uploaded yesterday- anybody know what's up with these? Are they luon? I need some winter running tights, but not loving anything released so far this season. I think that I'd rather have some winter weight luxtreme pants than luon. I'd Iove to know anyone's thoughts on this. I've always just run in my Grooves in the winter time. So, tights are a whole new arena for me. I tried to run in some WUCs this morning. I didn't even make it down the block. Had to turn around and change into my Run: a Marathon crops because my WUCs were falling off of me! Obviously, the waist tie is key for me. Note that these same WUCs fit great for Barre class and casual wear. I did not expect a problem for running.

Anonymous said...

Random observation: every time I see an up-close shot of the Rose Herringbone print it reminds me of snakeskin. From a distance you can totally see the roses, but I kind of like this snakeskin look. Has LLL ever done anything like a snakeskin print? I know they did that fun leopard spot one with the blue accents. That was cute. I could really go for a reptile-looking print if it was done well. Just sayin

Anonymous said...

Remember the messed up upload from yesterday??? And so many people ordered and they were going to cancel everyone's orders and then changed their minds? Weeeeeell.....I'm in Canada and ordered and was told, they would still send me my order, but because it's NOT at the warehouse yet, it wouldn't be processed till Tuesdays upload and then it will be shipped! it's Saturday...almost 6pm here on the east coast and I just got a shipping notification, that my order is ON ITS WAY!!!! :) Just thought I would let everyone know...... :) Lulu truly DOESN'T know what they're doing! Every time you call the GEC you get a different story and these ongoing problems with the GEC, causes a lot of Customer confusion! I'm HAPPY my order is on its way.....but last night, Hayley told me it wouldn't be processed till Tuesdays upload. LOL.... So this shows me, you never can believe what they have to say! :( I guess because of their HUGE screw up, the fire was lit under their asses!! I'm in Canada...so I expect you all will be getting shipping notifications very soon!!

Anonymous said...

I LOVE that the new CRBs are lacking the logo one one side, it makes them that much more versatile. A lot of times I just like to wear these outside of working out, but feel like I look lame with the logo in display -- once I bought the BD and noticed no logo Ive been wearing it out and about all the time, and it just looks like a cool tank. Definite upgrade.

Anonymous said...

My order from the "Accidental Upload" just shipped out.

Anonymous said...

Got my black swan scuba today and while color is really rich and pretty like a midnight blue, it is a much lighter weight in comparison to Bordeaux or others I have tried on recently. Just cannot justify 108 for a regular ole hoodie so this will go back. I also bought the back to class jacket which is a cute fit but material is so-so. There is also no collar area which I do not like, not practical in colder climates IMO. Kind of disappointed but probably for the best given how much I spent this month!

Anonymous said...

FYI: My order from the surprise upload glitch yesterday just shipped-I just received the shipment notification with tracking (I'm on the US side). I hope this means that they're sending everyone's orders out this weekend.

Jen said...

WHOA! My free to be tank from the "oops" upload yesterday shipped today. Sweet!

Anonymous said...

I got the TV CRB - it is super cute!

Now I cannot wait for the Scuba version to be out. Crossing my fingers that it will be available in the next round of uploads.

LuluAddict said...

I got the shipped email, too.

I tried on the Glen Check Scuba at the store yesterday and the length was a bit shorter. If they've changed the design of the Scubas so they're shorter I'm done buying them. I hate cropped jackets.

Anonymous said...

10:31 AM again. I guess I didn't notice the missing extra logo on my most recent Angel Blue and Pigment CRB's is because it still has a logo on both sides. It's only missing on my Black Swan one, which I would still wear reversed from time to time as I like the contrast creamsicle stitching on the reverse.

@ 12:52 PM, I'm interested in the Runder Under pants too and wonder if they're Winter weight enough. The Bright at Night pant does not do it for me. I need winter weight as I run in hardcore winter. I'm in replacement mode for winter tights right now, so I'm giving LLL a chance. It kills me that is has taken LLL so long to come up with an appropriate winter pant/tight. If they don't hurry up, off to MEC, New Balance, North Face, Saucony etc. I go, and those brands will get my money. It also kills me that they don't make a true winter type running glove and hats...no, not the ones with the ipod tips thing (useless, I don't adjust my ipod during fall/winter running, plus my running one is a shuffle), and no not a hat with a ponytail hole in it. Skull hat long enough to cover ears and with winter insulation please!

Anonymous said...

LLA: You mentioned you have heard great things about the Spinerette Bra. It is for GREAT reasons:

The coverage, wide strap support and wide band hem are terrific, to the pointt hat I feel as though I am wearing a cropped tank and not a sports bra.

The ONLY thing I would ask LLL to change? The offerings of colour. Other than creamsicle (which is not for me), the only hue at the moment is black.

Here's to hoping that this piece becomes a staple and is offered in more shades... and soon!



Anonymous said...

Disp. Income girl here. oh great!! I'm 5'6 with a long torso and found the previous scubas a little on the short side, now they will be even shorter??? That's awful! had I known this was going to be the "new design," I would have opted for a Bordeaux colored hoodie! DOUGH! i was so scared when I bought from the OOPS UPLOAD, especially when A friend told me I was a glich and all orders were going to be cancelled! now I'm wishing I had ordered MORE! LOL..... ;) I wonder if that now means, if on the Canada side, there will be no tender violet CRBs uploaded next Tuesday? They sold out in the OOPS UPLOAD extremely fasssssst! :(

Anonymous said...

LLA, when you say shorter are you talking and inch, 2 inches or what? Just curious about how much shorter these are. Thanks

LuluAddict said...

I'll have to wear a scuba to the store to compare how short. Based on where it hit me, maybe an inch, but that's just going on memory.

Anonymous said...

Dislike Tender Violet....in person it's way too bright and unflattering for most people. Love the Black Swan though....looks good on everyone!

Anonymous said...

@ Anon 7:23pm

Cannot be the same TV that I have seen. Was at my local store and everyone - at least 5 people - who tried on the TV CRB looked great... and bought the item.

The model sporting the Tv Scuba looks fantastic... so there is another person, removed from your 'everyone'.

Could it be that your 'everyone' is limited to you?

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the spinerette review I am waiting for that bra to show up in my local store. It looks like a great bra for busty girls like me, and yes I wish they would put out more colors.

Anonymous said...

The forme pant is very similar to the rehearsal crop from last spring