I think I will start with what I love and will for sure keep down to what I think I will return:
Stuff Your Bra tank in fossil/flash, and flash/deep coal Speed Shorts.
Omg, love this tank! It's super comfy and supportive. I actually ordered a size up in this tank - 6. I saw it the other day at the store in a different color, and it looked so small. So I figured it might run tight. The 6 fits well, the bra portion is still supportive and doesn't dig in. The body of the tank is loose fitting, and is very pretty with the subtle jacquard mesh print on it. the bottom hem is elastic and it also has plastic gripper that keeps it in place. It actually reminds me a lot of my Light Up tank from the chest down, which I love.
Here are some official pics from Lululemon's website:
I think it's cool that you can put stuff in the bra, but I don't think I would really do it, unless it's just some cash or something really light. I will definitely not do this:
LOL - why is there tissue stuffed in the bra??? I don't ever need tissue when I run. I also don't need chapstick, and it looks ridiculous with the iphone in - I tried it. When I first saw the photo of this tank in rose quartz a couple weeks ago all stuffed up, I thought it was an April Fool's joke.
Let's talk about the Speed Shorts - I love it in flash!! It's actually flash jacquard mesh too, but you can only see up close. I don't know what it is with flash, but it seriously makes you look tanner than you are. I got some sun last weekend in San Diego, but not nearly as tan as I look against flash. Love that! The shorts are so cute, but I think I should size up to 6. I haven't bought Speed shorts in a long time, and last time I ordered them I thought the butt portion was way too big and loose. Now it's a cute fit, but I prefer the looser fit on the model photos. So I'm gonna go to the store and see if they have any size 6s left - they are all sold out online!
Next up, I will definitely be keeping the concord grape Dance Studio Crop, shown with the white swiftly LS.
I love my Dance Studio crops. I have 3 pairs - black, wren, and white (with liner). So these are my 4th pair. It sounds a bit excessive, but I wear them a lot in the summer. I might even consider getting a 5th pair. They are pretty much my go-to when I can't figure out what else to wear. They are also great for traveling. They don't wrinkle and they are super light weight. You can literally stuff them anywhere in your bag and be good to go once you arrive. I love the concord grape color in these. I tried on the pant version and couldn't commit to the color, but definitely can in the crop version. I ordered a size 4 which is the same size as my other Dance Studio crops, but these are definitely looser in the waist. I thought that when I tried on the pants in the store but now I have confirmation that they indeed run bigger in this color. But it's ok, I'm keeping them in this size.
I always wear my Dance Studio Crops cinched up on the bottom, not like how the model has them.
Or slightly lower like the web banner photo is really cute too - they look great with green shoes!
I think I have a new found love for flash. It makes me happy. I also love it in the cool racerback, even though it is heathered. The color looks so much nicer in person than in the web photo. It's a lot brighter, like a highlighter color. Bright colors seriously make you look more tan. This cool racerback fits tighter than some of my other ones - I'd say it fits about the same as raspberry, black manifesto and aruba cool racerbacks which I always found to fit a bit tighter than others in the same size. Maybe the older versions (with the little round size sticker on the inside of the hem) fit tighter.
I am wearing the White Denim Embrace Crop with the tank - now we are treading into the "maybe keep" category. I don't know how I feel about them. The white denim looks a bit murky, almost like a light gray. And the bottom patch portion is a crisp white so there is definitely a contrast. You can't see this as well on the web photo since they took the picture white on white.
I ordered these in size 6 as well because I wanted them to be looser since they are white. They are very comfortable on, but I don't know if I like the waist. On me, it kind of goes right on top of the love handle area, and accentuates it. I feel like it's not as flattering as most other Lulu bottoms. So I will likely take this one back.
I also ordered 2 of the Jacquard Mesh SE cool racerbacks, in white and rose quartz. But I really wish there was another color available!
Here's the white one, I might keep it but leave the tag on in case another color comes out.
I actually really love this mesh material. It's so soft and stretchy. It's got a very organic feel to it. It's slightly see-through, as you can see in the above photo. You can totally see the waistband of the shorts. I was wearing a white bra under, but if I had a flash bra it would look so cute as the color shows through.
Here are better quality photos of it:
I like this pattern but I'm not sure if it looks like a table cloth in white. But I definitely like it better than rose quartz. I'm returning the rose quartz.
This color just doesn't appeal to me that much. It looks a bit murky and old. I was hoping it would look better in person than online, which seems like the case a lot of the times. But unfortunately not this time.
Ok, lastly, I bought the concord grape It's A Cinch Dress. This color is very pretty. Why can't they make a mesh cool racerback in it?! Maybe it will come out as I hold onto my white.
I think it's a cute dress, but nothing special especially for $88. So I'm thinking I will take it back. Plus, it is a bit see-through so I don't know if I can wear it without bathing suit or at least boy shorts under. I thought it'd be a cute dress to just throw on in the summer for casual wear, but I think it costs too much for what it is.
There are cinch strings on both sides so you can wear it like a tunic. I don't think I'd do this though, I think it looks weird. Just give me a cool racerback in it. Lol.
This web model looks so cute in it though. This is the reason I bought it to begin with.
I think these web photos make the pattern look way more obvious than in person, probably because they had very bright lighting. When I put it on, I could barely tell it's patterned, except the chest area with my white bra under. You can even see the outline of the model's legs on the bottom 2 photos, so that gives you an idea of the sheerness.
Anyway, I think I'll try to visit the store this week to return some of this stuff and look at other things. I wouldn't mind picking up something else in flash! I'd also like to try on the Pure Balance tank and hope they fixed the fit from the last batch which was very unflattering on my chest - kind of took them apart and spread them in opposite directions. I'd also like to try on the Chaturanga tank but won't buy it in any of the current color selections. Why can't this one come in flash? Or a solid concord grape?
I am happy that I didn't fall absolutely in love with everything I ordered online, because the whole order was almost $550 lol. Maybe I'll be able to recoup about $250 if I return the dress, crops, and mesh cool racerback. It's crazy how much this workout stuff costs!