ALOHA, blogosphere! The vortex has spit me out. By the ‘vortex’ I mean the Boston Red Sox and Walt Disney World. Work trip crammed in advance of mini vacation made for one busy Katy who hardly even got a chance to LOOK at upload & WMTM last week, much less curate it. Planes, trains, automobiles and boats. You name it, and I was on it last week.
NOTE: If I’m MIA, do a pulse check on Twitter @luluandthebox. Chances are good that if I’m going to miss out on a regularly scheduled post, there will be a tweet explaining why. I try not to be an inconsiderate ghosting jackass (we’ve all dated a few), but everybody screws up sometimes.
Is it possible to break your toe from stubbing it on a coffee table like a (completely sober) klutz? Because I think I did. Bad bad bruising is gone, but now it’s kind of funny shaped and still hurts 10 days later.
I met 7 Disney princesses inside of 48 hours this past weekend. Holy sparkles, batman… because cute nieces.
One more side note before I get to the clothes, is anyone out there an NBA fan, even just for the finals? GAME 7, HOLY CRAP. I was practically falling out of my chair with anxiety. One of my college roomies is from Cleveland, and the idiot Golden State fan next to me at the bar Sunday night cemented a last-minute allegiance to the Cavs, and I was pretty stoked that they won. POST SEASON! Just gonna leave this 2007 LeBron gem right here.
5 Faves & a Dud – 6/21/16
Favorite #1: Energy Bra *Exhale ($58) in boom juice
Boom juice is to 2016 what jewelled magenta was to 2015. I have no complaints. Ok, so no complaints about this bra. I have plenty of complaints about other stuff, like why the hell upload was so small and dull this week. Am I even going to get to a 5th fave this week?
Favorite #2: Energy Bra H2O ($58) in double gradient energy bra h2o white deep coal
I want to go stand-up paddle boarding. In this. Why haven’t I gone paddle boarding yet this summer? What the hell, man. Raise your hand if you’ve gone paddle boarding this summer. All of you with your hands in the air, you are smart people who know how to have a good time.
Favorite #3: Restore Short Sleeve ($68) in rugged blue
This top is asking to be paired with skinnies, ankle boots and a chunky necklace. I already blew this month’s lulu budget, so unless it stays in stock until July, someone else is going to have to model my envisioned look for you. Ready, set, model!
Favorite #4: Beat the Heat Long Sleeve ($78) in tiger space dye black white
My emoji with hearts for eyes face over open backs has not settled since last year. I think part of the appeal for tie-back looser long-sleeved tops is to show off that my waist is indeed a lot smaller than my rear end. Also, the textured weave is a nice neutral departure from standard heathered gray.
Plus, she looks like she’s just having so much fun spinning around in circles. I still do that in dresses now, and I’m 30. Mature, totally.
Favorite #5: Vinyasa Scarf *braid ($68) in space dye camo seal grey deep coal
I already have multiple textured gray vinyasa scarves, and NOW I WANT THIS ONE TOO. Is wearing multiple scarves every going to be a trend? Maybe if WW3 erupts and we end up in nuclear winter. Until then, I’ll be slightly annoyed that lulu keeps churning out awesome scarves like this one and I can only wear one at a time.
The model looks so awesome. I want to look this awesome. Scarf envy is real, y’all.
The Dud: Run with the Sun Vest ($108) in white
In my head, this vest… does not compute. While it’s not utterly horrid or laughable like some Duds of the past, this just doesn’t seem like a practical investment. Easy pass.
Having bought more than a few things a couple weeks back, I am not buying anything this evening. However, that Vinyasa Scarf and Beat the Heat Long Sleeve are certainly going on my favorites list! What about everyone else?