I scanned through the app upload real quick and then hoofed it 30 blocks (yes, 30… And NO I didn’t feel like taking a cab) to the NYC store to see what new goodies they already had out, and which items which had already sold out online I would strike gold and find. I got there a little after 7 and they close at 8, so it was a bit of a rushed visit.
Now that I’m in the process of wining and dining myself at the schwank (aka typical NYC) hotel restaurant, let’s get down to business as usual. Also… 3 wonton chips for an entire pile of tuna tartare the size of my fist? Weak.
5 Faves & a Dud – 3/29/16 Upload
Favorite #1: Speed Short H2O ($68) in twisted dune harbor blue/black
The water friendly version of everyone’s favorite shorts, these take a spot in the top five thanks to the color and flattering angled stripes in the back. Lulu had them in stock when I was there. Did I take a moment to feel the fabric to see how they differ from usual Speed Shorts? Of course not. That would have been the smart thing to do. Blondie playing with less than a full deck again.
Favorite #2: Wunder Under Crop Hi-Rise ($88) in cyber jungle hero blue
If the store had them today, I would have bought these without a doubt. Love love love the colors and again, the slimming effect of the cyber stripes, with the assist from the high rise for all of your muffin top eliminating yoga pant needs.
Favorite #3: High Times Pant ($98) in deep zinfandel
Favorite #4: &Go Endeavor Dress ($128) in black
I actually got to try this one on tonight! It’s a thin stretchy fabric, much like the Water Bound Hoodie. Definitely meant for hot weather. I tried on an 8, given that’s what I take on the &Go Where To Dress. This one is tighter than and shorter than the others. COMFY as anything, though. With its shorter hem, I know that will make many ladies happy, but it shortens it up just enough to cause a potentially embarrassing situation for me if I ever dropped my pencil at work.
Favorite #5: Energy Bra *Exhale ($58) in black
I’m happy to see that some of the jazzy special edition designs are coming back around for a regular run in core colors, like this bra. So what if I’m repeating myself with a piece that originally debuted in December, this bra is a total win. Happy medium between the loose & thin strapped Move It Bra and the ‘whoa baby this is tight’ Strap it Like It’s Hot Bra.
The Dud: Stride to Tide Short ($64) in miss mosaic black/black
…and the dishonor of the week is a tie score. Dishonor #1A goes to the poorly balanced table I’m currently sitting at. Stop it, table. You’re making my wine wobble. 1B is the Stride to Tide Shorts. They’re kind of sort of okay in the solid colors available, but the lighter print just looks like boyshort underwear layered over longer spandex shorts. I like to call this look THE QUAILMAN.