Damn girl, are you today’s date? Because you’re a 10/10. 😀
Sooo… another Tuesday evening is upon us, and I’ve got two words for y’all in regards to tonight’s lululemon upload. I can’t.
This week’s batch of news is so painfully dark, muted and unenthusing that I can’t in good faith sit here and pretend that I’m enamored with any of it. Not to mention, I don’t feel like wasting the next few hours going back and forth combing through a bunch of overpriced things that look the same, trying to figure out which ones are actually new this week, and not just leftovers from 1-2 weeks ago. Not doing it.
However, if you’re reading this sentence now, you came here to read something, and I’m not going to leave you hanging. Instead of trying to choose this week’s favorites from a tiny little subset of clothing available on the internet, here are 5 other favorites and a WTF that have been on my non-lulu radar lately.
5 Faves & a Dud: 10/10/17 Edition
Favorite #1: The North Face Empower Hooded Dress ($35)
I’m anxiously waiting for fall temperatures to drop into the low 60’s and stay there, but it’s just not happening here in New England yet. Regardless, I want to be ready when it happens. I recently lost out on my unicorn lulu dress on a BST listing b/c the seller closed 5min early, which was right as I was typing my bid to make sure I won it. Not still salty about it, not at all. >=[
When I lost out, I was first annoyed, but then gave myself a reality check that I could probably find a comparable non-lulu option for considerably less than the $160 I was prepared to drop. 6pm.com is one of my favorite sites to snap up discounted Sorels, and as I found myself down an online browsing rabbit hole a couple weeks ago, I came across this gem.
Favorite #2: Under Armour Pure Stretch Hipster ($12)
For all of you ladies who were in love with lululemon’s Light As Air Hipsters, you probably shed a tear and bought up a bunch of extra pairs as it was sadly discontinued at the end of 2015. Well, it’s been 2 years and you can’t wear the same skivvies forever.
I’ve tried to give the Namastay Put Hipster a try, but I don’t like how the coverage was slightly reduced in the back and the waistband got a little tighter. Over the summer, I gave the UA version a try, and they’ve become a fast favorite. No VPL, and they’re slightly better constructed. No glue on these, all seams. The fabric is thin yet technical, and they don’t bunch up on long runs. Doesn’t hurt that the price point is also $6 less than lulu, and available as part of a 3/$30 deal.
Favorite #3: JoyLab Moto Jacket ($44.99)
Remember how I posted about my new favorite $20 shirt last month? Well, Tar-jay strikes again. I was in there last week for something completely unrelated like seltzer water & sponges, but of course had to take my usual cruise past the activewear section.
This guy was laying out on the table, whispering my name. Their bottoms don’t fit me well at all, but this moto jacket gives me hope. Anyone out there see/try this thing on yet?
Favorite #4: Nobull Women’s Pullover Hoodie ($109) in steel blue
For readers out there who are into CrossFit, you’ve probably heard of Nobull by now. They’re a startup mainly focused on producing a high-quality shoe to directly compete with the Nano and Metcon, and we frequently see the two most famous Brookes (Ence & Wells) in their gear. Nobull has limited apparel offerings (a bra, shorts, a few tanks), and this hoodie has held my attention for a while.
It’s funny how $109 for something similar from lulu is like “whatever”, but paying that price to a new brand makes me skittish. My brain is silly sometimes. I may pull the trigger soon.
Favorite #5: Brooks Dash 1/2 Zip ($42) in 305 [let’s call it tennis ball]
Daylight’s going out the door, and I need to retool – I mean, RESTART – my running routine. I don’t own much that’s warm and bright, so I’ve been scrolling around trying to come up with some visible gear for the days that I’m able to drag my rear end out of bed to run before work as the sun rises. Also great if you want to dress as a tennis ball for halloween.
The Dud: Carbon38 Mercer Pant ($195)
These pants. They made me do a facepalm the first time I saw them weeks ago, and I haven’t forgotten about them since. Not only is the extremely exaggerated bell bottom a massive NO from me, anyone who attempts to rock these will ruin the bottoms.
This is asking for a tattered, hellish looking hemline after an encounter with any part of the ground. This is why ballet flats & dress pants shouldn’t happen, IMHO. Remember your flared jeans from high school and how bad they looked on the bottom after a few months? Exactly.
I hope some of you out there tonight have enjoyed a little break in the lemon action this evening. I know that sometimes it’s fun and other times the torches & pitchforks are grabbed when bloggers start to go off the rails a little bit, but let me know if you if you love or hate the idea of adding other brands into the weekly mix.
While I financially appreciate the fact that I no longer go on adrenaline-fueled buying sprees on Tuesdays, the limited lulu selection has started to turn writing weekly posts into a chore. WMTM Alert was once a lunch break race to post about all the goodies uploaded before they sold out an hour later, but now it’s just a homogeneous batch of things that are reduced in price, still far from a ‘deal’.
In the meantime, I made myself a spritzer tonight of selzter & Suja blueberry lemonade drinking vinegar. I didn’t hate it. 🙂