They gave me a choice between the potion purple color and lime color (not a fan of it), and between the SL and SS. I ended up going with the potion purple SL.
Here's the lime color, so not my cup of tea:
And here's the SS, it fits fine, but I like the fit of the Swiftly Tech MUCH MUCH better. The chest/sleeves on this shirt fits me weird. It's like the armpit area on this shirt is made too low. Plus I don't like the writing in lime color as much as the white color on the SL.
I've never tried the Run:Energy SL tank on before tonight, and I don't own anything in the potion purple color either. I found out that I actually really like the color on me. I also just realized that I do have a potion purple slipless headband from last season that the Lululemon girls gave me when I ran the LA Marathon 5k with them.
I never tried on this tank because I'm not really a fan of the writing on the front. The ones without writing never caught my eye since I didn't think they were special enough to pay $58. I would have rather gotten another Swiftly Tech or a tank with a built in bra for the price. But I was very surprised to find that it's a VERY flattering fit. I'm not kidding when I say it literally gives me more curves than I have. My boobs look bigger and fuller in it (I wore the Lululemon Not So Deep V bra underneath), and my waist smaller. It's also a looser fit so it doesn't cling to my tummy. The girls told me to size up in this tank because it's meant to fit loose. But I stayed with my regular size 4. Most of the reviews on the Lululemon website actually say to size down so I was confused that they told me to size up. I did try on size 6, and they were so similar that I couldn't tell there was any difference between the 6 and the 4. But I don't think I would have sized down either (not that they make it in size 2), because I think it fits perfectly.
I like the ruched detail on the back, that's very cute. I also like the drawstring around the bottom hem to cinch it in so it doesn't look so flared out. The length is long but with that drawstring you can adjust the length as well. I also really like the detail of the stitching around the neckline and arm holes, as it is a combination of white and potion purple. The tank is very very light weight and comfortable on. It's made of silverescent material, but it somehow looks different from the Swiftly Techs which are supposed to be silverescent as well. Maybe it's the color, but you can see the silver in this color a lot more. Maybe they just meant to make it that way. The arm hole doesn't go nearly as low as the Swiftly Tech Racerback, which I always found awkward, so I like this one better. There is also a hidden pocket on the side near the drawstring. So all in all, it is a shirt made with more detail so that is probably why it costs a little more. I still don't know if I would spend $58 on it though. But as a free shirt, I'm ecstatic with it. I ran just 3 miles tonight, and it stayed in place very well, so I'm very happy.
My boyfriend also got a pair of shorts for free - the Agility Short. It's really cute - I love the checkered look on the side. But he doesn't like how short Lululemon men's shorts are, so he had to get a size large (he usually wears small or medium there) so that it's long enough, and just use the drawstring to tighten the waist. Apparently starting in the fall/winter Lululemon will be making men's shorts 2 inches longer so that is good news!
Oh, I saw the new Run:With It Crop in black/potion purple which is just SO cute. Plus it matches my new potion purple tank! But I don't like purposefully matching outfits. They probably wouldn't go with very many other tanks I have, that is the only issue. I didn't try them on because I was sweaty from running. So I put them on hold and will go back to try them on tomorrow.
Here they are in all black:
And in black/potion purple on a real person:
I love how the knee area is not as tight. And they are made of luxtreme, which I love for running or any other type of work out. Can't wait to walk over to the store tomorrow again!
*******Oh yeah! When I was at the store tonight Shawn Johnson was also shopping there! I actually didn't recognize her but thought she looked familiar so I kept looking at her to try to remember where I'd seen her from. She kept looking at me too (probably thought I was weird for staring) so I thought she also recognized me and could not for the life of me remember where from! So it wasn't until she left that I heard the girls say it was her. I love her!! I was rooting for her big time during the Olympics! She looked so cute too. Very pretty girl, and so tiny! Big muscles though of course, but short! She was trying on a Manifesto Racerback and it almost hit her knees and she was asking if they had anything shorter hehe. The Brentwood store gets lots of celebrity visits. It's not in a touristy location like Santa Monica 3rd Street Promenade, or Beverly Hills, so tourists would not come here looking for celebrities. But it's a very high end neighborhood where a lot of celebrities actually live so there are many many great sightings around here. I know that Conan O'Brien lives here and he is the only person I can think of right now that I would actually talk to if I saw him around!!!