After a long August into September (Pun intended, kind of. I know the song is December) at work, I decided that after working a more than a few extra hours I could indulge in a guilt-free new pair of the aeon Fast & Free Crop IIs.
I carved out some time on my travel day this past weekend to pop into a store I knew had the crops in stock, and far be it from me to be able to walk out of lululemon with only the one thing I went in for.
I really ought to stop treating lululemon like Target.
Review: Lululemon’s Final Lap Long Sleeve ($88)
One of the items that made its way into my shopping bag was the Final Lap Long Sleeve. I’ve been on a fangirl kick of luxtreme tops this year, so I think the fabric is what I couldn’t get out of my head as I motored through all the items I’d brought into the fitting room with me.
Loose, yet not oversized, is my preference du jour when it comes to tops. With such a penchant for tight pants, I try my best to balance it out by hiding whatever’s going on up top.
The construction of this top is a bit different. It’s a lighter more breathable fabric on top, with the UPF quasi-luxtreme meeting with a bonded seam halfway down to give the bottom portion of this top some weight.
It’s got what every lemonade-drinking lady loves in a long sleeve shirt, thumb holes! Some lulu shirts with thumbholes don’t work out for my longer arms, but these lined up great.
Lengthwise, it’s cropped. I’m got the high-rise Chase Me Crop on in these photos, and while all looks half decent, check how high this thing goes when I go to adjust my hair.
When looking at this one head on, it looks loose but not OH MY GAWD you can fit a toddler in there. But, you can. Okay, so maybe just your baby cousin. A cat or small dog, at least.
I am not pulling this fabric any farther than I am able to without stretching it. It’s a wide cut.
It’s not too difficult to tell that the tags are still attached.
I am still deciding if I will pop them off or not. I like the lightweight techie feel of this top, but I am still trying to weigh if I will ultimately wear it $88’s worth yet. Pair it with shopping spree guilt, and I’m not sure what I’m going to do yet.
If you like the cropped look and are okay with if your shirt flies around to reveal what’s underneath, then this is a great top for you.
If you prefer looser clothing because you want it to keep you covered all the time, perhaps steer clear.
I’m just sitting here on the fence for now. Comments section, what say you? Return it or keep it?