However! I guess I under estimated the popularity of these babies. Right when they opened at 10 am today, I called the store I got the email from (Beverly Hills) and they said they were completely sold out already! I guess they got them in yesterday and they were instantly sold out. Huh? That many people want $82 cotton crops?? So I called like 10 different stores afterwards ranging from Calabasas to El Segundo and every single one was sold out of my size immediately after getting them in yesterday. Woah! 3 stores said they didn't get them at all (Glendale, Pasadena and Studio City).
Sometimes some things are meant to be, because while nobody answered my repeated phone calls to the Santa Monica store, they did answer my TalkTo message a couple hours later, when I had already given up hope and thought I'd have to resort to ebay:
!!!!!!! Ok, so I took a "lunch break" from work and drove my ass all the way to Santa Monica from downtown. It actually only takes about 15 minutes without traffic, but it took me just as long to park. I hate parking there! But anyway, that is how yours truly became the new proud owner of the Live Natural crops. They were literally the last pair in the LA area in size 4. Even when I was in the store, they kept getting phone calls from people asking about these! So I guess it really was meant to be. The girl that sold them to me kept saying how all the girls in the store wanted them, and she seemed sad to have to sell them to me. Hey, maybe SaMo is one of the only stores where there's a policy of customers before employees?? Crazy, I always just figure all the Lulu stuff sold out quickly because of employee purchases.
I didn't even try them on in the store, and only really looked at them when I got home tonight. I must say, these are pretty nice! Even though they are made of cotton, they are not thin at all. In fact, they are quite thick and soft (feels a little fuzzy/fleece like). Completely pass the bend over test. I would say that they offer more compression than regular luon bottoms. I think they look awesome! They've got an "earthy" look, in that the color is a bit muted and a little worn looking (I love this look though). Reminds me of Beyond Yoga leggings. This is my true to size (4):
Ruching on back waist:
The only thing I wish they did differently on these is this seam - I wish they had made the thread ombre too to match the fading of the pants, instead of using dark thread all the way down.