Once upon a time, I really didn’t like country music. In the spring of 2013, I found myself working at a NASCAR mecca in the middle of nowheresville, Alabama… Talladega Superspeedway. For those of you who aren’t familiar, race fans take tailgating VERY seriously, and Talladega Boulevard is the epitome of crazy race fun. So, one of my coworkers who’d been there many times told me to hop into the golf cart and we’d take a quick cruise up and down just so I could see what the big fuss was for myself.
I noticed two things.
- All I heard blasting from RV after RV was tons of country music. I did not like country music.
- Everyone I saw had a massive grin on their face and they were enjoying life.
In that moment, I wondered… maybe *I’m* the one who’s doing it wrong. I was the only person for 2 miles with a scowl on her face. Maybe if it makes this many people happy, I should give it a chance. So began the bro country kick that I went on for a solid 2 years.
What’s the point of my race car anecdote? If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em. Carbon38’s liquid-looking Takara legging has been popular for some time. So, what’s a lulu to do? The same thing that I did when I decided “hey, if that’s what the people like, let’s give it a shot.” Might as well hop on the liquid metallic awesome train and give us some sheeny shiny things to add to our Christmahanukwanzaakah lists. So, forget the cap of 5 and here’s all the shiny stuff, a colorway officially called ‘luminosity foil print black silver’.
Speed Up Tight 28″ Fullux ($108)
Train Times 7/8 Tight ($98)
These are my personal favorite. NO mesh, no pockets, just shiny.
Run Times Short II ($58)
Hotty Hot Short II Long ($58)
Honestly, I like these a bit better than the Run Times, because of the lack of black waistband.
Speed Up Short Hi-Rise ($58)
Hold on a minute, I need to go grab a towel to wipe the drool off of my laptop. Yes, there’s the black waistband, but Speed (Up)s are my favorite lulu short, by a landslide.
BRAS & ACCESSORIES
Free to Be Serene Bra ($52)
Energy Bra ($52)
After I spend my money on electrobeam, they just *have* to go and upload a fun new Energy Bra again. I want this, just in case a rave ever breaks out at CrossFit. It could happen, amirite? #discoWOD
All That Shimmers Scarf ($98)
So it’s not the foil effect, but this is what you wear to keep festive and warm in case it’s an obscenely below-freezing temperature on New Year’s Eve. 98 bucks though… eh.
What Else, Eh?
Looking to steal the thunder of Alo’s popular moto legging, the Wunder Under Hi-Rise Mix & Mesh ($118) offers a new take on panels, in case you’re tired of Tech Mesh.
Energy Bra Laced ($58)
While I’m a bit hesitant to hop on board with the styles that look like you’re trying to lift with a lycra spider web all over your chest, this is subtle enough to grab my attention in a good way. Athletikaty approved.
While aero blue popped in as the bright color last week, this week’s honor goes to another orangey pink, flash light tone. It’s like a muted electric coral, a little bit salmon?
FLT is *not* to be confused with vivid flame, as seen in Free to Be Bra *Wild (below).
Predicting we see a bunch more of this in coming weeks.
Tied Not Dyed
While they’re pricey, I do like lululemon sweaters for work. I pretty much allow myself about 1 per year, and the Tied to You Sweater‘s got my attention.
Finally, it’s not Tuesday without a Dud, now is it?
Hey there, Laced With Intent Long Sleeve ($78), I see what you’re trying to do, but I just don’t like it.
Too much shirt, and the the heathering of black grape and WHITE just don’t do it for me. Whomp whomp!
This post just took me 18 years to write. I have been in a freaking GOOD MOOD all day long, dance party style, and damnit it’s tough to focus and type when you’re bopping along to a bunch of happy noise! So, yeah. Not a bad showing from lulu this week.
Now go find something to dance about, so I don’t feel like the only happy weirdo on the block. 🙂