It’s the return. to. NORMALCY! How do I know this? I went to the grocery store last night, and there was nobody planted outside the entrance trying to guilt me into making a holiday donation or sell me things. It’s just plain ol’ January.
Last night, lululemon sent out the usual email saying “it’s baaaack”, and I got excited that it was some sort of incredibly popular 2012 style coming back to life. Nah, it’s the Taryn Toomey collection whose dusty colors put me to sleep.
I know that dusty rose is the insta-stylish color right now, but I always have been, and always will be a technobeam kind of girl. Speaking of internet stylish… does anyone ever use Pinterest anymore? As hard as I tried, I just never got into it.
5 Faves & a Dud: 1/10/18 Edition
Favorite #:1 Awakening Bra ($52)
The real letdown for me on all the Taryn Toomey stuff isn’t the style, but the color scheme. It’s sleepy. I wish this bra came in either black or a brighter shade of anything. A+ for aesthetics, D- for color selection.
Favorite #2: Swiftly Tech Racerback ($58) in cool breeze
You never know how much a good baby blue matches everything in your closet until you own one. Of all the colors I own, I’m 92% sure that my tranquil blue LS gets significantly more wear than all the other colors I own. This. Pretty. Buy it maybe?
Favorite #3: Speed Up Crop ($88) in jet stream
The fact that these are listed simply as luxtreme and not fullux makes me go hmmm… but they could be a flattering wardrobe add if they pass the squat test for you.
Favorite #4: Swiftly Tech LS ($78) in foxglove
I was told recently: “Katy, your bed looks like a funeral!” upon sharing a photo of my unpacked suitcase. I don’t really wear much color in the winter, and I like to think that something demure like this qualifies bringing a pop of color into my completely dead and black winter wardrobe.
Favorite #5: Swiftly Tech SS ($68) in pink paradise/black/lavender/blue
Looks like Swiftlies are running the table this go around. I just got this striped action in long sleeves last week. The TT collection is hogging valuable space on the What’s New page, and there’s just nothing else jumping out at me. Happy to see stripes jumping back into the mix on Swiftlies. Better than that ghastly raspberry glo light idea from a couple years ago. Glad that one is behind us.
The Dud: lululemon Meant to Move Tee ($) in two close to tell/care
Oh, OH! I mean… heathered blazer blue (L) and heathered cosmos (R). Trust me, royal blue is my favorite way to pop color into an outfit, but do we really need two shades of blue that might as well only differ because someone changed out a light bulb in the studio? Talk about a waste of real estate both on the website and in the warehouse.
You know how when you get a bug, and when you think you’re ready to eat again you start small with things that you know are safe like ginger ale and crackers? Well, lulu has been my ginger ale and crackers this week.
I went through lulu and spent $0 a couple weeks ago, but then dropped some cash at Athleta on a few things, so I need to share those soon.
But, last week in Iowa I did walk out of lulu with the black/pink Swiftly Tech LS and the Simply Wool Sweater. I’ve worn (but not yet washed) the Simply Sweater in the past week, and quick first thoughts are that it’s worth the money.
After one more zip code change this week, I will find myself in the same spot for a few weeks, and am looking forward to settling back into a sense of normalcy and continue sharing all sorts of fun and randomness with all.
Happy New Year!