Finally, I’m sitting here writing this post from my happy little home office. So what if I still have a half-packed suitcase in my bedroom, another in the living room and a massive grill box taking over most of the real estate in my kitchen? It may a bit discombobulated right now, but I’m happy to be back in my own space… and not a Marriott with cruddy air circulation so that the towels in the bathroom NEVER dried.
One Tuesday closer to Seawheeze, and another Tuesday dodged in wanting to try/buy anything new of the standard upload. This is good, seeing that the pre-wheeze online showcase store is happening this Thursday, 7/27 and you can bet your Wunder Unders I’ll be picking up a couple items in advance of the big day. Literally, a couple. Two item limit.
We had First Aid & CPR training at work today. I accidentally broke the dummy while giving it chest compressions. Guess you can’t say I’m not strong enough to break a rib.
5 Faves & a Dud – 7/25/17 Upload
This week’s theme is “we all live in a lulu submarine!” It’s the last upload of the month, and you die-hard lemonheads know that the best of the month generally comes in the first drop of each month. Being so late in July, I’m gravitating towards the pretty submarine color (even if it screams WINTER) and am taking it from there. It looks good with a nice tan (spray or UV, reader’s choice).
Favorite #1: Invigorate Bra ($52) in submarine
While a fair amount of Invigorates have found themselves in WMTM in recent months, I’m still a fan. While there’s just a touch less suppport, I’m a die-hard Energy Bra fan and this bra is the first one I’ve likened to an Energy in a very long time. If I’m lucky enough for a size 8 in this color to make it to markdown, it shall be mine.
Then again, I just snagged an alberta lake Energy just last month off WMTM. It’s tough to keep the collection straight. #firstworldproblems, I admit it.
Favorite #2: Align Pant II ($98) in submarine
The best excuse I can think of for buying these pants is “I haven’t gotten a new pair of Aligns in ages.” That’s probably not a good enough reason to make myself $100 poorer less than 3 weeks from the SW Showcase. Standing down for now.
Favorite #3: Wunder Under Pant (Hi-Rise) *Tech Mesh ($118) in submarine
In the words of Justin Timberlake… what goes around comes around. Even though the Tech Mesh WUPs are a unicorn for some lulu lovers, they seem to come around every other year or so. They’re (kind of) scarce, but not scarce enough to pay astronomical secondhand prices if you miss out and still want a pair.
Not sure if we saw any in 2016 or if I’m drawing a blank. These may be on a biannual schedule. Side note: I would LOVE to see what would happen to the lulu-sphere if they did something like bring back the infamous quiet stripes. Suck that $400+ resale value right out of ’em.
ANYHOW, I tried on a pair of these back in 2015. Fun to wear if you don’t plan on bending or stretching in them. Too many seams pulling in 14 different directions on the front of my legs. Prance around in these at your own risk of annoyance.
Favorite #4: Minimal Short ($58) in black
Black sheep — I mean, shorts — alert. If you’re a regular AthletiKaty reader, you’ve probably read me gushing about “OMG this would look so cute at brunch” more times than (insert name of random relevant female celebrity) changes her lip color in a week.
Want to know how many times I’ve gone out for brunch this summer? Zilch. Zero. Nada.
I still want the shorts.
Favorite #5: Home Stretch Crop ($98) in submarine
So, these make the list because they remind me of the Illumina Crop from 2014. Slanted detail on the side, a little bit of reflecto for fun. I know that these are not and will not be the last pair of crops that lulu puts out with mesh along the side and with a little bit of shine and side pockets for your phone, but – this pair just happened to catch my eye this week.
Come on. Take a look at what we were working with this week. Grasping at straws.
The Dud: Cinch It Long Sleeve ($64)
Hey there girlfriend, there’s spaghetti hanging from your shirt. It’s going to get caught on a turnstile. Or a doorknob. Or in your kitten’s paws.
I’m actually not mad about the easy way to make a little bit of asymmetry happen. I’m distracted by all the leftover string. Watch me do something like go try this on for kicks and end up liking it. I would.
The entire lot overall was rather subdued. I was thinking during a 30min CrossFit EMOM of ways lulu could take their current color offerings and make it happen with some super mod color blocking.
Black Energy Bra with white and razzle straps? I want that. Too bad it DOESN’T F*CKING EXIST. Waaah.
Did anyone make any purchases this week? Off this upload, I didn’t. Off Posh? I may or may not have just snagged a Run For Your Money Jumper with the Seawheeze Sunset Festival in mind. I can’t be waltzing all up there in my Athleta romper. That would be lemon treason.