Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Lululemon High Times Pant in Cyber Stripe White Silver Fox!

I had lunch in Santa Monica today and dropped by the Lululemon store afterwards.  Picked up the newest pant that they just got in this morning - the High Times Pant in Cyber Stripe White Silver Fox!  They were just uploaded onto the website 30 minutes ago as well.  I guess Santa Monica is the only store in the LA area that got these for now.  They were already sold out of all the size 4s!  So I ended up getting size 6, which is actually not bad at all.  I did order the size 4 online just now though.  Will compare once they get here and figure out which ones to keep!

Love the print and the cute red zipper!

This was the first time I'd tried on the High Times pant.  It's got a really high rise and a super wide waistband.  The pants are ankle length on me.  I would prefer them to be a couple inches shorter, but it's better than the wunder under pant, which always have so much excess material at the bottom for me.

The pair I got seems to line up well enough, just slightly off but not to the point where it bothers me:

These are made of luxtreme, but they don't feel like the regular luxtreme that I'm used to.  They are exactly the same material as the darker cyber stripe Top Speed crop I have.  It feels less slick/shiny than regular luxtreme.   It's thinner than luon.  It's quite stretchy, and it's not sheer.  I actually like the feel of this fabric.  If you are not normally a fan of luxtreme, try these.  They feel completely different.

Here's how high the rise is - goes up to my belly button!  I think size 6 feels very comfortable on - I don't really feel any compression.  They only wrinkle and sag a little around the ankles, but everywhere else is fine.  They fit like how I would want my regular pants to fit.  For working out though, I prefer a little more compression.  But if I were stuck with this size, I don't think they would slide down or anything due to the super high waist.  I'm curious how my regular size 4 would compare.  Not sure if they would be slightly shorter or not - that would be great if so!

You can see here that the print doesn't quite line up exactly at the side seam:

For some reason it starts to line up towards the bottom though lol:

I think the red (it's really a bright coral/orange) zipper is a super fun detail!  The zipper does work, but I doubt anybody would actually wear these with them unzipped.  Maybe you can unzipped a little bit at the bottom if you want them to fit more like ankle pants instead of tights.

Anyway, I like these and from the sound of it, they are selling out pretty quick!  I'd definitely suggest giving them a try!  The lighter color is great for spring/summer.  And, despite the light color, their coverage is not bad.  If I bend over completely, I can kind of see the outline of the rip tag under.  But I'm wearing bright purple underwear and I cannot see them at all.  So that's good enough for me.  This will be another deciding factor between size 4 and size 6.  If size 4 proves to be more sheer, I'd probably keep the size 6!  I've been training my glutes for quite some time now and they've definitely grown, so maybe I do have to size up!  =P

***Update!  I received the size 4s and decided that I like them a little better.  They are not that different from the size 6, actually.  Both pairs are the exact same length.  But the legs and waist are ever so slightly more compressive in the size 4 (but I still wouldn't call these "compressive" at all).  It's really not a very noticeable difference between the two sizes though.  So if you are desperate to find these, since they are now sold out, keep an eye open for multiple sizes!  =)

P.S.  I no longer have the size 6 since they have now been sold.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Sunday Funday!

What a long week it's been!  I've recovered from feeling unwell last week.  I also finally started buying groceries and cooking my own food again.  I really feel a toll from eating out constantly for the last couple months due to moving.  Now it's time to get back on track!  I read this great recipe that I want to share - it's a healthy creamy pasta dish!  The "cream" in the pasta is made of a blend of avocado, basil and garlic (and some water and lemon)!  It's unbelievably good and tastes like the real thing!

I actually didn't have any basil, garlic or lemon lol.  But I did have mint and lime (to make mojitos!) so I blended those with an avocado.  The end result was very good!  But I do want to try it with basil and garlic this week.  I made it with Trader Joe's spinach & chive pasta, and I added some chicken as well as these lamb kebobs I got from the store.  And veggies, of course.

I love simple recipes that are healthy and taste good.  Give this one a try if you like avocado!

My workouts this week have been great.  I did all 4 of my weight workouts but didn't have time for any additional cardio, which is fine.  I really like month 6 of my Get Glutes workouts!  They really kicked it up a notch.

Monday 3/23 - Rest day

Tuesday 2/24
What I did:  Strength #1

What I wore:  Lululemon Water Bound singlet in black, with Free To Be Wild bra in star crushed silver fox under.  Lululemon Wunder Under pant in giant houndstooth dip dye, worn as crops, and Nike Free 5.0 TR Fit 4 shoes in ash.  My strength #1 workout doesn't have any squats so these tights were safe to wear lol.

Splits59 Vail cutout pullover in marianna blue as to and from:

Wednesday 3/25
What I did:  Strength #2

Lululemon Be Present jacket in coco pique as to and from:

Thursday 3/26 - Rest

Friday 3/27
What I did:  Strength #3

What I wore:  Lululemon Water Bound singlet aquamarine with Free To Be bra in faded zap under.  Lululemon Top Speed crop in cyber stripe, and Nike Free 5.0 TR Fit 4 shoes in ash again.

Lululemon Forme Jacket in savasana camo fatigue green as to and from:

I haven't shared a work outfit in a while - so here's what I wore to work on Friday!  Kensie colorblock top with Express High Waist Yoke Midi skirt in houndstooth, and black Vince Camuto Dacoma pumps.

Saturday 3/28
What I did:  Last strength workout!

What I wore:  Under Armour Achieve burnout tank with Lululemon Free To Be bra in very green under.  Lorna Jane Charger tight, and same Nike shoes again!  I can't seem to get tired of these!

I actually went to the gym with my bf, which doesn't happen very often.  I always workout on my own, and even if I go with him, we do our own things too.  But his gym is a fun change of pace - it's one block from the beach and this is the view while you are working out!  I could get used to this...

I was also amused by the pink kettlebell I got to use... how fun!  They have a rainbow colored kettlebell collection there, and pink is not the lightest!!  This was 20 or 22 kg, which is really not that "girly"! 

Anyway, today I had to work on some home improvement projects and go grocery shopping for the next week.  So I didn't make it to the gym.  Next will be a short work week though, since we have Friday off for Good Friday.  I'll definitely be taking advantage of the extra free time to go workout!

Hope you all had a great weekend!

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Caslon Sweaters from Nordstrom

I was at Nordstrom a couple weeks ago and tried on the V-Back High/Low sweater in grey cloudburst.  I liked it but they only had one at the store and it had a snag on the arm.  So I went online and ordered it instead.  Of course while I was adding it to my cart, I decided to get another one in a different color (blue parisian).  These are thin sweaters though.  I don't even know if I'd call them sweaters actually.  They were also on sale from $59 to $35.  And, when I just checked the site again just now, I noticed that they are now marked down even lower to $26!  I got a price adjustment with no problems from Nordstrom.

By the way, the only review online about this sweater complains that the front is longer than the back.  Lol.  Sounds like she put it on backwards, with the V neck on the front.

Anyway, I got these sweaters in XS.  That was the size I tried on at Nordstrom, and it is still pretty loose fitting.  Here are the 2 colors on me:

The back is longer by about an inch than the front:

I feel like the blue parisian one fits slightly larger than the grey:

The sweater is made of rayon and cotton blend.  As I've mentioned, they are very thin.  It's perfect for me though, since I'd get more use out of thinner sweaters here.  I can also wear them casually as well as to work.  I'm actually not big on the high/low style.  But this one is ok since the difference is only an inch or so.

As I was purchasing these sweaters, I saw another Caslon sweater, the Open Stitch Marled Yarn sweater in tan ivory cloud, and decided to order it too since it is on sale for only $29.  I love open stitch sweaters.  You can wear colorful tanks under them and have completely different looks.


I also got this sweater in size XS, but I think it's a little too short.  It's definitely a more fitted look, and maybe that's the shorter style they are going for.  I decided to order the size S and compare the two.  But here is the XS on me, with a white cami under:


I like the color of this sweater a lot though.  It's also something I can wear casually or to work.  We'll see how the size S fits.  I will definitely be keeping one though!

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