Anyway, I decided to return some stuff from my order. I also picked up a couple new items at the store. So I think I'll start with what I like!
At the store, I got the new Be Present jacket in coco pique black (I don't think this one has come online yet but probably will next week), and the awesome wunder under crops in diamond jacquard space dye bumble berry flaming tomato. I don't even think I realized when these were uploaded online, but they are there in all sizes. I feel like they came out a while ago, around the time when I got my bumble berry Inspire crops. Back then I felt these were too close in color to the Inspires so I didn't get them. But they are actually a different shade! More red for sure. I love the texture!
Here's the jacket and crops on me:
So this is the first time I ever had to size up in a Lululemon jacket to a 6. My usual size 4 was way tight, it reminded me of how the size 2 Define or Forme jacket fits me. I don't like it that tight around the stomach. Size 6 is much better. It's slightly looser in the arms and stomach, but still quite fitted and does not look sloppy. I think this is probably a size up item.
This jacket is so cute! The collar is wide - I'm a big fan of this design feature. I saw it hanging up and just knew it was going to be a good one!
Zippered side pockets:
When you zip up the front all the way, the collar covers half of your face lol:
I guess if it is really windy out, you can wear it like this:
I love the new feature on the cuffs - the black ribbed material covers the thumb hole!
You could just wear it folded back, but it looks a bit weird that way I think:
I love this feature because while I love thumbholes, I don't always use them. When I don't use them, I feel weird that there's a hole in my cuffs. So this solves my problem! Very nice.
The crops I got in my usual size 4, though the material is quite thick and not as stretchy as regular luon. So they feel way more compressive. I still think size 4 is good though, especially if they stretch out during a workout.
I love this texture - it's like tweed, which is one of my favorite textures:
The online pictures show them pretty close to real life I think. These are awesome and completely opaque, even in a deep squat.
On the other hand, these cute Ebb to Street pant I ordered online are not so opaque:
I ordered these pants in size 4 as well. I thought the chevron print was super cute. I don't own any Ebb to Street pants, but I did try them on in store when they first came out and liked them. I'm just not too crazy about these pants though. I got them for casual wear actually. But I think the lines on them make them too "athletic looking" for casual wear. Also the logo on the calf is too obvious. I was willing to overlook these things if they turned out to be amazing. But the rip tag can be seen even in a half bent position, so I don't want to waste my $92 on them. I already returned them.
This light seam right down the middle really bothers me too... it's like "look at me down there" lol:
I hope Lululemon makes more bottoms in this print though!! I'd totally buy them in wunder under crops or something.
I also got the sequin snake slate Inspire crops, which despite being pricey ($96), I think I will keep. I'm a sucker for snake prints. Can't help it.
These are full-on luxtreme. I got them in size 4 too. I like black prints that are a little bit different! They are so much better than the gold sequin IMO. I actually didn't even realize they were a faux sequin print. I thought they were fish scales lol.
I don't normally like seams, but I actually like the look of these black seams on the back of these crops:
This photo is much better, they should have used it as the main one:
This jacket has some fit issues though. So I returned it. I ordered in size 4 as usual, and it is really tight! I almost thought I wasn't going to be able to zip it up. The black satiny material is not stretchy at all. Here's what it looks like on me:
First one is zipped half way so it looks like a blazer - I love this look and how the lapels have herringbone print on the inside!
Here it is zipped all the way up:
So when I have it half way zipped, I feel like the zipper will not stay put because of the tightness of the jacket. It would probably just slide down if I walked around for a bit. It's like the slippery kind of zipper that doesn't stay in place that well. You can see the puckering around the zipper which shows that it is too tight:
Here's the side and back look:
Not too crazy about the back view - I think it would be better if the black and herringbone around the arms had a straight separation vs this weird curved in look:
The zippered pockets have a Lulu logo as the zipper pull:
I got this jacket thinking that MAYBE it would work as a blazer for work lol. No go. Not to mention the big ass Lulu logo on the back that is so obvious. But that was a silly idea anyway.
I tried this jacket on in size 6 in the store, and while it was easier to zip up and felt looser, there was still puckering around the zipper on the front. I also tried it in the nightfall/diamond jacquard space dye color combo below in size 6, and it was SO tight, like the same or tighter than the herringbone/black one in size 4.
I didn't take a picture, but this jacket has the same black ribbed cuffs that cover the thumbhole as the Be Present jacket above.
I think if this jacket goes on sale, I'll consider buying it back. I do like the idea of it. But I'm not going to spend $118 it.
Love the other stuff I'm keeping though!