Chai Time Pullover - Fit Review

Comments (View) // Posted On 15 May 2011

My first fit review :) I own 4 Chai Time Pullovers - Wish Blue, Black, Blured Grey and the Heathered White. And since this is making a come back with lulu I thought I would give you all my opinion.

Wish - Chai

Black - Chai

Grey - Chai

White - Chai

Please excuse the dog chew behind me…. I thought I moved that thing out of the way.

Firstly the material is like butter, I found previous blends to be both too rough and too delicate (Zen wrap). So when this first came out I was in love. I immediately wanted to buy all the colors but I walked away with only wish blue to see how it held up and I got to say I’m impressed. The wish blue one I bought ended up being my most worn item of lulu (you know it’s bad when you’ve wanted to or actually wore it everyday in a week) and therefore the most washed (I wash delicate and lay flat to dry). Contrary to what I expected the pilling under the arms was really minimal. The first week I plucked a few little balls of pilling off but no more developed. Here is  a photo of the under arm to show it 6 months later:

wear and tear

I’m also in love with the fit of this sweater (obviously - note I have 4). I like that you can see the color of a tank you are wearing underneath at the hem and shoulders. I like the pocket in front (though I rarely use it). I bought TTS (4) though a 2 did fit me I think the intended look of this is the best - a little bit slouchy, not overly tight in the body but fitted through the arms.

One downside is that the fabric is so light that it’s a bit sheer - I never wear it without an MRB or CRB underneath. The black isn’t so bad for that but you can defiantly spot skin under all the other colors.

Another thing I noticed is that on the white one the wrist cuffs are more loose fitting then the other colors - I don’t know why - just an observation.

So the verdict is I love them! Oh and they look stellar with a Vinyasa Scarf :) My other lulu obsession - but more on that later.

Oh and I should also say that one of my good friends who also bought this top ended up being allergic to the material - so I would stay that if you have any allergies to fabrics to buy it take it home and wear it around the house to see if you develop a reaction before you remove your tags.

Let me know how I did for my first fit review and if you have any questions. I’m off for my run.

Mind Over Matter (MOM) Jacket - Fit Review

Comments (View) // Posted On 16 May 2011

What lulu says about it:

  • Extremely lightweight running jacket built with tons of mesh to keep a constant flow of air rushing past you!
  • Ripstop nylon is a lightweight, durable layer - protects from light wind & rain
  • Also provides sun coverage (Ultraviolet Protection Factor 50+)
  • Light & airy gradient mesh helps you keep your cool!
  • Reflective details for extra low light visibility
  • Secure zipper pockets <—— This is a lie :(
  • Chafe-resistant - flat seams

Comes in black and white; sizes 4-8 (is that all?); $128.00 (yikes!)

What I thought:

Okay so I love this jacket - but I don’t know why. I think I like it purely based on esthetics. I love how the white looks kinda lacey with the gradient mesh. I really don’t see this jacket fulfilling a job in my wardrobe but I want it none-the-less. This is actually how I felt about the Space Dye WU’s that have ended up being a staple in my wardrobe. Usually when I want something this bad it means I should just buy it but with a $128.00 price tag I’m kinda having sticker shock. If this jacket fulfilled a purpose I would have no issue buying it. But what would you use it for? It’s basically useless as anything more then a UV cover-up. Anyways, if any of you out there have strong feelings about this jacket one way or the other let me know. I’m currently trying to hold out for it going on sale.

As far as fit goes I’m wearing my usual size 4 and I thought everything felt comfortable - shoulders weren’t too tight (which is an issue I have with lots of lulu jackets - since I started putting on lots of arm muscle it’s become a bigger issue). I’m a little disappointed that the pockets aren’t zippered - that’s a big selling feature for me.

That said I still want this one.

MOM jacket frontMOM jacket backMOM jacket black frontMOM jacket black back

Circuit Tank - Fit Review

Comments (View) // Posted On 16 May 2011

What lulu says about it:

  • Medium support and coverage tank with bra adjustability made for the gym, cycling or yoga
  • Luon® light body is lighter weight than our luon® with the same performance - breathable, 4-way stretch, coverage
  • Longer length semi fitted tank
  • Open back keeps you cool and free to move
  • Flat seamed for chafe resistance & comfort
  • Preshrunk

Comes in black, heathered coal wee stripe, grapeseed, tango red; size 4-12; $52.00

What I thought of it:

So I know a lot of people like this tank but I was not impressed. The back straps fell in a very odd sopt under my sholder blades and really cut in a painfull way causing odd back fat and pressure points… also I felt that it was pretty unforgiving, if you have any lumps and bumps you’re trying to disguise you might want to size up - you can clearly see my WUs waist band under this top. Also the gathers around the chest area just looked really strange looking to me. I did like the addition of the adjustable bra band.

I like the cut more or less of this tank, though I do always worry about how weird my tan lines are going to be in something like this with the key hole in the back.

Compared to other tanks (Deep breath, scoop neck) I would say it has similar support but I would size up for a looser fitting body (Unless you have amazing abs and no back fat to speak of) and even if you size up you can adjust the bra to be smaller.

This is me in a size 4 (TTS):

circut tank frontcircuit tank back

Full Eagle Tank - Fit Review

Comments (View) // Posted On 16 May 2011

What lulu says about it:

  • Low support, low coverage, cross front tank will keep you open and focused on your practice
  • Luxtreme™ is light weight with inherent wicking performance to keep you dry and comfortable
  • Fitted body with longer length
  • Thin elastic straps are adjustable with customizable fit
  • Mesh bra construction with built-in pockets for removable cups
  • Flat seamed for chafe resistance & comfort
  • Preshrunk

Comes in black, coal, grapeseed, canvas print; sizes 4-10; $52.00 CAD

What I thought about it:

Okay so I ordered this without trying it on last week. And I’m happy to say I think this is a keeper. Other then the MOM jacket I’m lusting over this is what I would have walked out the store with if I wasn’t already having one delivered on Tuesday. 

I loved the fit and the feeling of the fabric (luxtreme is lovely) and while I love the canvas print in this I think I will get more use out of the coal one I ordered. I love prints but I find I buy them and then don’t wear them. The cup inserts with this tank are a must I think - they give really nice shape in this tank. I like the seam details throughout and it’s nice in the coal one that they look darker for contrast.

Only issue with this is I tossed a shirt overtop and you can defiantly see all the seams - so this will be a summer only tank for me I think.

Here I am in a size 4 (TTS):

FET frontFET back

Please ignore all my mosquito bites I got during my race on Saturday :(

Loop De Lulu Dress - Fit Review

Comments (View) // Posted On 16 May 2011

Well I liked this dress a lot more then I thought I would. I’m happy to say that I think the straps are a really nice addition - you can do a lot with them to change the look of this dress. A few downsides I still felt that my TTS 4 was a bit snug under the armpits - creating unsightly rolls, and the 6 was too big - the straps can sort of compensate for this but I would say some of you who are between sizes might be really happy with the fit. Also in the size 4 I found this REALLY difficult to get on and off - I think I lost some skin pulling it over my head. Secondly I’m not sure what lulu was thinking when they came up with the color combos. The white and the pink are too light and you can see the pockets though them - which is a deal breaker for me for those colors. So the only color combo I would consider is the coal/coal black seabed. 

Anyways here are some pics of me in the size 4, sorry I was too lazy to remove my tights.

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