For the second year in a row, lululemon had a Runners Only online showcase store a few weeks before the big retail showdown on Friday morning, THE SeaWheeze Showcase Store. Only a handful of items were released, and with a 5 item limit I stopped myself at four:
- Speed Wunder Tight in Raver Speed Wunder White
- Energy Bra in Raver Energy Bra White (not pictured b/c I’m pale AF)
- Swiftly Tech LS in sonic yellow
- Swiftly Tech LS in Vivid Amber/White/Hot Heat/Black
After an 8-day journey across the country I got my haul in the mail on Friday afternoon. You can catch an ‘unboxing’ video over on my IGTV with immediate first thoughts, if awkward videos are your thing. Without further ado… less typing more photos!
Speed Wunder Tight
Full length, mid-rise, printed on white nulux. The best part? Lululemon’s doing what lululemon does best, something I like to call “when the stripes do the thing.”
Swiftly Tech LS in Sonic Yellow
I was a bit nervous about how the yellow was going to look on me, and was pleasantly surprised. Definitely going to have to rock this one sooner rather than later. When the winter comes, my hair darkens and my tan fades, and I may just look like a sick lemon. But today, let’s go with positive words like bright, happy and lemony FUN!
Swiftly Tech LS in Vivid Amber/White/Hot Heat/Black
I really love this one. It’s campfire chic, and feel like I’ll get a lot of mileage out of this Swiftly. As with the other space dye/woven Swiftlies I own, the fabric feels a bit different. Solid colors tend to feel a bit more gauzy than the woven patterns. It’s still very lightweight.
So I’ve got my new threads, and totally match (NOT)… and I’ve run almost all the miles. Phase one of “spend a lot of $ on Seawheeze” is complete, and now we wait for Friday morning. I was lucky enough to get into the 6:30a time slot on Friday, which is the first available. I missed reflective gear by about 10-15 people last year, so I am hoping I may be able to get a piece this go around.
Something tells me that if nobody’s allowed to ‘officially’ get in line until 6:15a, it’s going to be one of the biggest gate crashes (read: any airport boarding area ever), that I’ll ever be a part of. So that will be fun.