That’s a long post title, Batman. Sorry. Not my fault lulu likes to turn “pink” into a complicated 3-word application, “raspberry glo light”. This time, let’s focus on long sleeved shirts.
Neither of these styles are a new kid on the block and, in fact, I already own both in different colourways released last winter. However, sometimes you just need to play around color schemes and see if they fit & feel the same as you think they will.
5 Year Yogini Long Sleeve Tee ($68) in Heathered Tender Violet
If you have yet to buy one of these shirts, know that they run quite loose. Shown here is an 8… as you can see, lulu’s very generous with the fabric on this style.
Made from Pima Cotton, it’s a thinner fabric that’s still Rulu soft. There are thumbholes to add to the cozy factor, despite that the shirt itself really won’t keep you very warm at all.
Despite the fact that I’m generally a fan of this tee (shoot, I slept in my older one last night), the color is a bit more faded than it appears online. I would recommend checking it out in store first, if you have that luxury.
Having almost ordered this top online, I’m glad to have seen it in person before pulling the trigger. The color wasn’t quite working for me, so this store trip saved me $68 and made me delete this one from my shopping cart. Perhaps I’ll revisit if it appears on WMTM.
Swiftly Tech LS Crew ($68) in Heathered Raspberry Glo Light
I need someone who’s purchased a Swiftly LS in the last 3 weeks to tell me I’m nuts or reconfirm the fact that the latest releases seem a bit more elastic and are a bit more fitted than their predecessors.
Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?
Anyhow, I thought I liked this shirt. I thought the contrasting patterns would be fun. I thought the color would be a good time. Welp, as soon as I put this one on, not only did it feel tighter (yet more elastic) than the rest of my Swiftlies, it also screamed one word at me… loudly: IVIVVA.
If I were a high school or college girl, I’d be all over this one like white on rice. I’m in my 30’s. Trying to move AWAY from the Lisa Frank vibe, not towards it. Pass.