Happy Groundhog Day! Again. I’ve been walking around with crossed fingers all week that the Swiftly shown in the product photos for the Formation Camo Free to Be Serene but NOPE… the gorgeousness did not upload before my Strava discount expires. Pouty face. More on Strava in a bit. But first… the top 5!
5 Faves & a Dud: 5/19/20 Edition
Favorite #1: Morning Match Skirt *Tall ($78) in Midnight Orchid
Hi my name is Katy and I’m an absolute SUCKER for purple and lululemon skirts. Not sure if I should be annoyed or relieved that the stock photos don’t include a hint at how the “dual entry” pockets work.
Top access for the phone, bottom access for a tennis ball. Both useful, but is there something that will keep my phone in from the top?
I drop a tennis ball… teehee there goes the fuzzy yellow ball.
I drop an iPhone… well fck me there goes a thousand dollars.
Favorite #2: Ready to Roll Crew ($108) in Lemon Vibe
THIS. YES. The oversize sweatshirt trend has been a bit *too* roomy for me. I’m a bigger girl, so I tend to gravitate to more form-fitting styles that I don’t get lost in and end up looking like a blonde marshmallow.
I think I’ve found it. I’ve been carefully curating my shopping cart in anticipation for today’s upload to break the streak. If you count IWD, it’s been 72 days since I last bought any new lulu. That was only a skirt for work that I knew I’d need, and I wouldn’t have shopped that day otherwise.
Since my last UTTERLY GRATUITOUS lulu spend? Valentine’s Day. 95 days. It’s time. I want this happy sweatshirt and will be gutted (ok so mildly annoyed) if it ends up being dull IRL.
Favorite #3: On the Fly Short ($58) in Carnation Red
At risk of looking like Mickey Mouse with my yellow APLs, I REALLY LOVE RED SHORTS.
I haven’t purchased a roomy pair of shorts since the first incarnation for the Spring Breakaways in 2015, and now that it’s FINALLY warm out (also holy sh*t is it really Memorial Day weekend this weekend??), it’s time to put the pants away!
Favorite #4: Everywhere Belt Bag ($38) in Tiger
I’m a bit bummed that I was too damn slow and missed out on the Tiger City Sweat Crew Spacer last week, so now I’m trying to talk myself out of making this a fun little add-on to my Strava haul just because it’s cheeto. 🧡
Favorite #5: Energy Bra ($52) in Dark Prism Pink
I know I’m supposed to be paring DOWN the collection… but but but 🥺😍
The Dud: Lulu Strava Discount Drama
Long story short, the reward for completing Lululemon’s Move & Stay Connected Challenge on Strava was a 25% off discount. Given the kerfuffle of the SeaWheeze online showcase these last few years, it should come as no surprise that lululemon fumbled.
Turns out, the link sent out in the reward emails wasn’t actually linked to any email in particular. Someone (or multiple someones) figured this out and decided to not only exploit it not only for their own personal gain, and then decided to share it with the entire internet.
Well, the link/code was abused so much that lululemon ended up shutting the code off in the US (not sure about Canada), so that if you were like me and waiting out for the final Tuesday upload before the code’s expiration… suddenly your honestly-earned code didn’t work.
So I did what I always do when this type of sh*t happens: I got mad on Twitter.
Hey @lululemon – I completed the challenge on Strava fair and square, and have been waiting patiently for upload today before buying my first new items in months.
What are you going to do to make it right for those who actually EARNED this discount and haven’t used theirs yet?
— AthletiKaty (@athletikaty) May 19, 2020
Lululemon seems to be issuing new codes to people who reach out to the GEC with screenshots of the completion email from Strava. So yes the code is not entirely lost, but now those who rightfully earned it have to jump through a bunch of customer service hoops.
Some of you may be thinking “it’s not like it cost you any money, why the hell are you so bent out of shape about it”, but I’m a fan of doing the right thing. If something’s not meant for you, leave it alone.
Yes lululemon is at fault for being supremely lazy and issuing one blanket code with no restrictions, but so are the people who both used and shared a code wasn’t theirs to use or share. Be a good person.
Back to the Clothing
- TBH I’m kicking myself for not including the Incognito Camo Alpine White Multi Define Jacket in the top 5, but I’m a bit too lazy to go back and reformat this entire thing at this point. Either way it’s GORGEOUS.
- Another want but don’t need? The lemon vibe Cross Chill Jacket.
- The Serene Blue Speed Up Short Long *Updated Fit? Adorable dirt magnet.
- I need to try on some Super High Rise Align Shorts 10″ and see if they look normal or if I stole a child’s pants. Jury still out.
- If Tiger isn’t your thing, carnation red is crushing it as an On the Beat Belt Bag
- Also crushing it as the Speed Up Short 2.5″– because as I said before, red shorts are amazing.
- Ooooh look at you Bombs Away Jacket, the white one is reversible.
- Midnight Orchid: if tennis and/or skirts aren’t your thing, you’ve got options. This color kind of reminds me of a lighter/dustier version of aeon.
- Lastly, lululemon went all in on the sock game this week. Nothing like some chunky knits to scrunch with your Dad’s New Balance, amirite?
HIGH FIVE for getting to the bottom of this post! One more thing: I’ve long wanted to get Poshmark out of the mix for reselling some of my lesser-worn pieces because giving them a 20% cut adds up. I can pack a box all by myself.
In the last week or so I’ve finally been able to figure how to host a shop on this site, and I am in the process of listing a bunch of lulu here: Shop AthletiKaty’s Closet
It’s not EVERYTHING, but anything you see listed right now is available. Orders over $50 ship on the house and I’m ready to ship it within a day if there’s anything you’d like to jump on before I upload more and write a big ol’ blog post about it.
I can ship to USA Addresses only – I’m sorry to my Canadian readers! Haven’t figured out international shipping yet. 🙁
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