5 Faves & a Dud: Just Like Riding a Bike

5 Faves & a Dudlululemon

Let’s play a fun game called “try to pick 5 items out of upload that aren’t bike shorts” … Good lucking f*ck. 🚲 That’s all there seems to be this week. But alas, I’m refusing to be trendy at this point in time, and bring to you 5 favorites that are not the bottom half of your first grade wardrobe.

5 Faves & a Dud: 5/5/20 Edition

Favorite #1: Goal Smasher Jacket ($148) in Carnation Red

Today marks Day 58 without purchasing any new lululemon, but again here I am screaming “I WANT THIS” into the silent abyss that is my living room.

I’ve been doing my best to keep up on my running (hell, I went 16 miles in one shot this weekend) and one thing I’ve noticed is that this spring has been an especially windy one. Anything that looks like it’s a windbreaker looks so tempting to me at this point in time, because WIND BLOWS and it annoys me to no end.

Favorite #2: Energy Bra ($52) in Breezy

Just in case you missed out on Sea Frost last year! I like this color, despite its name and my aforementioned comments re: wind. Coincidence.

Favorite #3: Define Jacket ($118) in Wee Are From Space Nimbus Battleship

Only took me about 7 years, but I’ve finally come around on Define Jackets. This colorway is a classic and feels like it comes around with a fair amount of regularity, but I’m dodging all the bike shorts. Featuring this like a NEW new.

Favorite #4: Speed Up Short High-Rise 2.5″ ($58) in Carnation Red

My high-rise Speed Shorts are 8/10 the first pair I grab if I’m wearing to shorts to CrossFit, because, tall girl problems. I don’t have a problem with shorts showing my legs off and giving me freedom to squat to depth, but I do appreciate having them come up a little bit higher than my jeans did in 2005.

Related: for anyone new to the blog/lulu who’s curious about how the subtle varieties in Speed/Up/HR/Long compare, give Lululemon’s Speed (Up) Shorts, Explained a read.

Favorite #5: Speed Up Short Long *4″ Updated Fit ($58) in Cassis

Ever since I tried on the Cassis Wunder Trains in February, a color that I wouldn’t normally clamor over has been consistently grabbing my attention in a scroll.

I keep coming back to these, pausing to admire for a few whenever they pop up, so here they are to round out this week’s top 5.

The Dud: Clear Intention Shirt ($98) in Black

The name of the piece declares that its intentions are clear, but… I don’t get it. Intentions not clear. Cruel in the fashion sense maybe.

Cruel Intentions? Reese Witherspoon? Ryan Philippe? Has anyone bothered to check in and realize that their kids are about a bazillion years old now? I’m a bazillion years old now. We’re all a bazillion years old now, because quarantine has lasted a bazillion years.

Anything Else?

We also got a first look at the latest swim collection this spring, and I scream you scream why is my swimsuit the same color as chocolate ice cream? Really. See for yourself.

Shown from L-R:

Just Like Riding a Bike

WHY WAS THIS ENTIRE UPLOAD ALL ABOUT BIKE SHORTS?! TBH I couldn’t bring myself to finish this post last night, because when I opened up the What’s New page, my immediate reaction to all the bike shorts in the face was UGH I can’t even.

However, given that quarantine is going to last into the summer months, it may be time for the pants to take a shelf and give in to shorts. Lulu’s literally got your rear end covered, in so many ways. Let’s see if I can keep them straight.

Ah, dammit. My coffee is over. Time to get on with the day because yes… I saw a shiny object and am totally finishing this post on Wednesday morning. Heh.

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    1. My thoughts exactly! Other than Carnation Red, this week was a serious snooze on the color front. My expectations were a bit higher for the first Tuesday of the month. 🙁

  1. It’s exciting to see more HR Speed Up 2.5 options, but nothing exciting enough to grab my $58. I’m curious how Carnation Red compares to Flamenco Red.

    1. I would love to see a comparison among carnation red, true red, dark red, flamenco red, and currant…

  2. Thoughts on sizing of catch a breath hoodie? When it finally comes in stock in a color I like, hoping to order before it sells out. Thanks!

  3. I’m waiting to see if they do the carnation red in the new high rise speed up in 4”.

  4. YES carnation red in ANYTHING PLEASE. my dream: hotty hot 2.5″ LR and high rise, LR speed up shorts, CRB, Align crop 21″, Swiftly tech racerback, ss and LS, Scuba hoodie, Warm down jogger, Love Tank pleated or plain, Love Crew or Tee, arm warmers/uv protection for running and biking in the sun, one piece swimsuit and on and on …

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