Quarantine Day 40: I am hopelessly addicted to E.L. Fudge Elfwich Cookies. Life in the time of COVID? It’s always cloudy and 52 degrees out, even though May is staring us in the face from 9 days away. I have reached the Groundhog Day point of this all. A day is a day is a day is a day. The thought of putting jeans on is intimidating. The cookies and I are in denial. 😬
Lululemon snuck a fast one on us and uploaded overnight, how nice. Thankfully there’s less Chianti being thrown at us this week. I personally am not a big fan of that color, so last week’s upload was pretty easy to sleep through.
This week? Lulu’s going all in on the Swiftly 2.0 line.
From the Soap Box
More often than not, the final section of each 5FD is referred to as the Soap Box, but this time I’m bringing it up top to actually soap box for a second.
Yes I saw the Bat Fried Rice thing last night. Do I agree that publicizing that design was racist, insensitive, and an all-around inexcusable thing for that designer to do? Yes.
However, do I believe one idiot’s behavior is the singular indication of his employer’s entire corporate identity? No.
I received links to the story in my DMs last night, as well as someone yelling in all caps in the comments on my latest IG photo how lululemon is “the number one brand for racist trash.”
One man’s behavior does not automatically mean that every person who wears a piece of lululemon has the same world views as he does. I’m not him. I’m not racist trash. No further comment.
5 Faves & a Dud: 4/21/20 Edition
Favorite #1: Swiftly Tech Long Sleeve 2.0 Race Length ($78)
Race Length is about the closest I’m going to get to a race this year. I maintain some optimism re: Wineglass in October, but the further we get into this pandemic, my SeaWheeze optimism is fading.
Race length is a perfect compadre to the high-waist styles that have been trending for a while now. It eliminates midsection bulk, and this may be what breaks my COVID spending moratorium. I’ve come close to checking out a few times, but have been able to hold back thus far.
Addicted to Swiftlies and black crew necks, it will be apocalyptic if I say no to this one. In case you’re lucky enough for warmer temperatures to be in your neighborhood, Race Length also released in the Swiftly Tech Racerback 2.0, the short sleeve option hasn’t appeared yet, if it will at all.
Favorite #2: Swiftly Tech Long Sleeve 2.0 ($78) in Monarch Orange
I know I just got Expedition back in February, but HELLO! I have nail polish that matches this wonderful color. I don’t know that CND calls it, but I call it Cheeto dust.
Also new colors this week: a Cassis/Chianti blend (wine pun, get it?), and the Sun version, which is white with a hint of light blue gradient up top.
Favorite #3: Catch a Breath Hoodie ($118) in Ivory Peach
Sorry not sorry for the in yo face orange. Great things are orange. Juice (ok so mimosas, really), Syracuse, Baked Cheetos, this adorable hoodie.
Loving the length, I’m hopeful that it becomes available in more colors. This vibe makes me think Scuba but crop it and make it cute.
Favorite #4: Align Pant II 25″ ($98) in Formation Camo Evergreen Multi
If it’s camo but not incognito, does it count as new? Digging how subtle the green is. Want don’t need, wan’t don’t need… want!
Favorite #5: Dash Into Dusk Jacket ($128) in Black
Luxtreme means it’s not swampy, and armpit vents mean it’s perfect for those weird days (aka right now) when it’s chilly at the start of a run, but you’re questioning your wardrobe choices by Mile 3.
Perfect little airplane jacket. For all those airplanes I’m not going on right now. Haven’t been at 35,000 feet since March 5th. THIS FEELS WEIRD.
The Dud: Cates Tee Camo Veil ($58) in City Camo Burnout Ivory Peach/Ivory Peach
Ivory peach is light and fun when it’s a solid. See hoodie above. Unfortunately, when it’s made into a transparent situation, it starts to look too much like a nude colored slip.
Potential Items of Interest
Not going to lie, this week’s upload was a bit tough to get AMPED about. I may be experiencing a Wild Bluebell hangover while the pendulum swings toward blue’s legitimate opposite on the color wheel. Nevertheless…
- Lulu Reddit continuously loses. its. MIND. every time the Align Tank gets restocked in any color. Well, it’s back in White this week. If you’ve still yet to buy your first, maybe hop on it before the addicts start stockpiling backups.
- Morning Match Skirt (Tall) – ‘Tis the season for tennis whites! Or blacks. Or pink bliss.
- Rejuvenate Bra – This bra is reversible, and who doesn’t love a good twofer every now and again?
- I thought we saw all the Chianti last week, but alas hey there Perfectly Oversized Hoodie, how are you?
- I have no need for the All Yours Hoodie Bubble Dot, but some pieces catch your eye for no good reason. This is one of them.
Side note: with all this Chianti and orange next to each other… does anyone else now have sangria on the brain?
Between Brick, Ivory Peach and Monarch Orange, this is the orange fiend’s chance to go absolutely hog wild on a quarantine haul.
- All Yours Hoodie – MO
- Flow Y Bra Long Line Nulu
- Swiftly Tech Short Sleeve 2.0
- Track That Short – NVM they sold out quick… but taking the photo out will kill the collage juju
- All Yours Crew
- Free to Be Bra *Wild
For the lamp lovers out there (because Brick Tamland… get it? GET IT?) If not, go watch Anchorman.
- All Yours Zip Hoodie Bubble Dot
- All Yours Boyfriend Tee
- All Yours Crew Bubble Dot
- Breeze By Long Sleeve Squad
- Invigorate High Rise Tight 25″
- Wunder Train High-Rise Tight 25″
Me? I’ll be over here eyeballing another black crew neck (hello Swiftly 2.0) because of who I am as a person.
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