5 Faves & a Dud: Playing Catch Up

Greetings, blogosphere… I apologize for falling behind on the sassy upload chronicles, WMTM Alerts and Fitting Room fun. Sadly, we had a death in the family last week. When things like that happen, work, blog and basically ANYTHING that isn’t family time takes a back seat.

RIP to my Brother-in-Law, Paul, an A+ human whose time came far too soon. Cancer sucks. Hug your family. Eat the candy. Buy the obnoxious neon shirt, wear your shiny new SeaWheeze gear loud and proud. Life’s short, so we all might as well have some fun while we’re here.

Side note: the Align Short 4″ is now my official ‘wear these under a flowy dress’ item. I shipped my hi-rise Boogie Shorts from Minnesota to New York thinking I wouldn’t need them between work trips A&B (random, I know). When I found myself in Boston Thursday morning, I picked them up in a pinch and they are f*cking AMAZING.


5 Faves & a Dud: 8/13/19’s Overdue Edition

Favorite #1: Lululemon Swiftly Speed Long Sleeve Flow ($78) in Sea Frost

Anecdote time! I never bother wasting time in the fitting room at the SeaWheeze Showcase store, so last year I totally bought this rando long sleeve shirt on a whim, the On Pace Long Sleeve. When I got home, I didn’t love the odd hemline. It was fine in the front, but shorter in the back. It didn’t make any flattering sense, so I threw it into my closet and chalked it up to an adrenaline fueled mistake.

It took me until JUNE of this year… to figure out that there was an elastic drawcord built into the back that ruches the hem up to show off your tights (🍑) and make the front fit properly. Tags since been popped and I have a fun ruched LS.

Better late than never on figuring out that this is a look that I am here for, I’m excited to see this design component incorporated into one of my favorite workhorse styles, a gorgeous light/medium blue Swiftly.


Favorite #2: Lululemon Align Jogger Crop ($88) in Incognito Camo Multi Gator Green

I KNOW. They uploaded on the 30th of July and I’m repeating myself with the feature from 2 weeks ago. Hear me out though. Before was just a “hey they seem cool” before I knew what all the damn fuss over Align Joggers was.

I tried them on at the Mall of America last week and fell head over heels for them. Everyone else did too. I post one single story slide on the ‘gram and y’all blew my DMs UP asking about the pants I had on. So, here they are again. Now that I KNOW I love them and not just *think* I love them, I’m doubling down on the 5FD feature.


Favorite #3: Athleta Speedlight Tank ($44) in Sonic Mint

This isn’t a new style, but I tried one on last week and fell for it. I didn’t buy it because suitcase space was limited, but the Speedlight Tank is a perfect fit for me. If you’re like me and only cruise photos seldom reading product descriptions, you’ll be pleased like I was to find that there are little silicone grips on the inside hem of the tank so that it won’t ride up.

Talk about excellent attention being paid to detail. Well done, Athleta. I’ll feature this one in a Fitting Room Post very soon.


Favorite #4: Lululemon Energy Bra ($52) in Jet Stream

Just going to go ahead and make a reeeeeally broad statement here: everyone needs one of these.


Favorite #5: Lululemon Dance Studio Crop ($88) in Deep Rouge

I don’t feel like the Dance Studio Crop often receives the attention it deserves, therefore – I am calling attention to this lightweight casual crop in a fall-ish color that is going to be perfect if it ever decides to cool down outside come September. Sweaty fingers crossed.


The Dud: Lululemon On the Fly Wide-Leg 7/8 Pant Woven ($118)

Style’s not new, but dark adobe plants them on the “What’s New” page this week. They ought to land on WMTM instead. Whose body type does this cut flatter?


Who’s Your Tweenage Heartthrob?

At the tippity top of my list is that Swiftly Flow, but with the MOA splurge, the impulse shorts and the fact that my friend Krystle so amazingly picked up a couple things for me at the SeaWheeze Showcase store on Friday morning… so much for not spending any money at Lululemon in July, August has MORE than offset it! 💸💸💸

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5 comments

  1. So sorry to hear about your brother in law. 😢

    As for the upload, the Everglades color reminds me of pea soup and looks like a cousin of the golden lime color. It’s a thumbs down for me.

  2. Firstly I’m very sorry for your loss. Good on you for taking some time away to be with family.

    Secondly I’m in shock that you just found out the speedlight lineup has rubber grippers. The Athleta running tops have always had them for the past 5ish years. I think you need to move some of your lulu time to Athleta so you can see what awesome stuff they have to offer! (I shop at both but work at Athleta once per week or so for the discount).

  3. Hi Katy: So sorry to hear about your brother in law, and thank you for sharing the reminder to be in the moment and enjoy the ones you love.
    Sending hugs from L.A.

  4. I’m sorry for your loss, Katy. My husband had a lung transplant last year after a long struggle. His new motto is “enjoy each day!” You both are right–life is way too short to not slow down and appreciate all of the great things.

    I didn’t pull the trigger on anything new last week, but I did pick up the LS Swiftly in Midnight Navy and the washed Love Crew from WMTM. It was an all blue order!

    As for Everglades, I love it–but not in pants.

  5. Katie , I’m so very sorry to hear the news of your BIL’s passing 😢I effing hate cancer!! it robs us of so many amazing people 💔 holding your family in thoughts and prayers ❤️🙏❤️
    So now a question …
    I’ve wanted to love those Aline joggers for so long but my regular size 8 is so tight in the waist and gives me a camel toes affect To the point I can’t get them off fast enough! I am a tried-and-true size 8 throughout but can’t wear these and I’m SAD 😢😢The 10’s are loose ugh And I don’t know if they stretch out so if I get an 8 And it stretches out cool but if I buy a10 not so cool cause They’ll be loose to begin with 🤣🤣🤣I need your help !! What size did you get ! You are smokin hot in them

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