I think I remember seeing them years ago but I can't be sure. They are kind of similar to the Snap Me Up crops that came out about 2 years ago or so, because they also have buttons on the lower leg. But I think they are older than that. They are also different - there are only 4 buttons on each leg (vs a bunch more on the Snap Me Up), and they are purely for decoration so you cannot unbutton them, unlike the Snap Me Up. They are made of this awesome dark charcoal colored pique luon! Diamond gusset, which tells me they are older. Does anyone know what they are called and what the color is?? My OCD self really would like to know. Update: I found out what they are called - Snap It Up crops, in gray pique, came out in Oct 2009!
They are unbelievably comfortable, and I love the color so much! If I didn't have these already, I would have bought the new Lulu charcoal wunder unders. I saw and tried them on in the store over the weekend (actually sized down to a 2 and they were perfect fit) but I much rather have these mystery crops! They are very similar in color tone, but of course the charcoal wunder unders are silky smooth and pique is uber soft so they are totally different feel. These are my regular size 4.
The waistband is much wider than most Lulu crops, and it is made of regular luon. They are similar in rise to wunder under crops. Here's a close up of the waist and the material:
Someone out there must know what these are!
Next, I got the Strength and Tone shorts for only $20! I actually bought them to just wear around the house. $20 was a good deal, and shipping was cheap - something like $3. But I actually really like them! I thought the pockets were fake for some reason, but they are actually real and quite large! I could totally wear them outside of the house! They are black, size 4, but waist feels a little tight. Though you can fold down the outer, shorter layer of the waistband and keep the ties in place. Very nice!
Lastly, I got another Cross My Heart tank finally! I love the one that I have in silver spoon, and have wanted a second one ever since I bought that one! I think it's one of the most flattering tanks Lululemon has ever made. On me, at least. Whenever I put it on I just feel like it makes my waist look way smaller than usual. And it makes the chest look nice since the inner bra is actually two separate cups instead of one uniboob. I also love the little ribbon details on the straps, the adjustable bra band, as well as the huge mesh area on the back. This tank actually has a lot of details for the retail price of $58 I believe. But I got my new one in pig pink for only $21! Size 4 too. Totally a steal.