5 Faves & a Dud: 8/25/20 Edition


Just want to take a moment and stare off into the abyss and realize that my next edition of 5 Faves & a Dud will be published in Sep-frickin-tember. Of course this means that we can’t expect much from this week’s lululemon upload, but next week should be a big ol’ pile that HOPEFULLY includes the Tall Highlight Pink Pace Rival Skirt. This week wasn’t it. LAME.

5 Faves & a Dud: 8/25/20 Edition

Favorite #1: Fast and Free Super High Rise Tight 25″ Elite ($138) in Black

I swear by the Fast & Frees for running, so I am certainly intrigued by this super high rise “elite” edition. Black is my pick, but cherry tint also made the upload.

Stock photos appear to include a piece of branded elastic that takes the rise from high to super. Also, the side pockets look to be bonded, instead of stitched into the design. Glue makes me wary, but I’m willing to give these a shot in the Fitting Room before making a true YAY or NAY call on these.

Favorite #2: Pace Rival Skirt (Tall) ($68) in Cerulean Blue

Easy to love, but easy to personally pass on… only because I’m sitting here in my Jet Stream Pace Rival as I type this.

Favorite #3: Break a Trail Jacket ($248) in Cerulean Blue

Not going to lament the price tag for the sole reason that it’s stopping me from buying a gorgeous jacket that I don’t need. At all.

Favorite #4: Define Backpack ($168) in Heathered Cassis

Favorite #5: Fast and Free Tight II 25″ ($138) in Game Day Red Black Multi

I’m anticipating some sort of disagreement on this one. I think the black and red combination is a pretty badass look. However, some people in the comments of lulu reddit have been likening it to looking like it’s that time of month. That’s not where my mind goes with these.

I am going to stick with the demonic badass counterpart to all that fluffy cotton candy diamond dye that’s been so prevalent in recent Align Pant releases. I am Team Game Day, no pun intended. Also, the blue ones look like pool water. (IMHO That’s a good thing.)

The Dud: In the Groove Flare Pant ($118) in Violet Verbena

I’ve already used the Robin Scherbatsky clip from How I Met Your Mother in recent weeks, so instead of embedding it again I’m just going to type it out: No no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no.

Really? 17 no’s.

The Other Dud: All Yours Tee Dress ($98) in Lemon Vibe

This is what you do when you’ve to too much lemon vibe fabric left over and don’t know what the f else to do with it.

I’ve Got Thoughts

  • I had reservations about the In Power Mid Rise Short when just the black uploaded last week, but now that Dune has arrived and been styled with a button-down, I can see the appeal.
  • Whatever SurroundStretch™ is, I’m curious. Is it like a baseball cap and a beanie had a baby? See: License to Train Women’s Hat
  • Website says tennis, but the only place I can see the Your Serve High Rise Skirt Tight used practically is in an ice rink.

Nothing for me tonight, because nothing is a highlight pink Pace Rival Tall. One track mind.

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    1. Maybe I’d go for a Lazurite one if it existed, but the two blues are close enough for me not to own two. Once I got the dark red Pace Rival, I sold off my true red Circuit Breaker. The Pace Rival had a more practical pocket situation in the shorts, and I knew I didn’t need both. Trying to pare down the collection!

  1. Are the reddit users in the 8th grade or something, with the comment about that time of the month? I see comments like that sometimes (I’ve seen it on certain paradise grid speed short placements) and I just roll my eyes. Literally no one will think that when they see you wearing those bad ass pants out and about. Sheesh! Rant over 🙂

    Nothing intriguing for me at all tonight, but some stuff has been cute lately.

    1. There was a poll not too long ago on everyone’s age, and though they aren’t quite that young, most are in their early twenties. As a 33 y/o, they annoy me…a lot.

      1. I must have missed the poll, but this does not surprise me. Lulu FOMO certainly ran deep with me when I was in my 20’s so the “urgency” some PSAs are posted with makes total sense.

  2. I’ve been waiting for a vibrant tie dye option in the Fast and Frees but I didn’t think it was going to happen. The blue is going to be mine. 🙂

  3. So I actually bought a used pair of Athleta tights with a skirt over for my recent trekking trip to Nepal, where it’s considered disrespectful to wear super tight pants. But that’s a super limited use case! Lol

  4. Well, I did not see the random Thursday afternoon upload of the precious coming! Missed out on the lovely purple LS Swiftly. I foolishly went to work instead of obsessively checking the website. Boooo!

    Did you snag one, Katy?

  5. I play tennis year round, in fall/winter it is indoors. Lots of tennis places aren’t heated. You can wear tights under your skirt but then the waistband area is quite thick. Having built in tights streamlines things a bit. These will indeed work for tennis!

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