Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Titika - Second Try!

I returned 2 tanks from my last Titika order.  Well, I "exchanged" one.  They don't really do exchanges.  So what you have to do is just return and then order another one.  Of course though, as I was "exchanging", I ended up adding a couple more items... haha.  I figured if they were shipping all the way to me from Canada, I might as well make it a bigger order.  =P

I ordered the March Bra which was on sale for only about $25 USD.  This is kind of a sexy style!  I wasn't too sure that it would work, but I thought the price was low enough to give it a shot.  I got it in black (it also comes in a floral type of print that I'm not crazy about), and also in size 4 which is the same as the Inferno bra I got in the last order.  I feel that both bras are made for ladies with bigger cup sizes (I'm a full B cup).  And the straps are not as tight as other sports bras I have.  So I have to wear the bra with the band sitting lower than where my normal bras hit.  That's a style also, I guess.  But I don't think it's meant to be that style.  Perhaps if I sized down to a 2, it would work better in the cups for me.  But I'm afraid of the band being too tight in a size down - I cannot stand tight fitting bras as they make me feel suffocated.  So maybe Titika bras don't work that well for me.

That said, I do like the design of this March bra, and I can definitely get use out of it since I just do weights most days now.  I would not run in this bra.  Here I am wearing it with my work skirt from the other day.  If you have a higher waisted skirt, you can totally wear this bra on its own and it would be a cute outfit!  I'm not brave enough to do that though lol.

Here's a close up of the bra:

It's actually pretty cute to wear under a tank - here I am wearing it with my Lululemon currant cool racerback over.  It definitely gives the outfit some edge and sexiness!

So I ordered the Monarch Tank last time in black, size S.  It turned out to be way tighter and shorter than I wanted it to be.  So I returned it and ordered size M instead.  I really wanted to order size L, for a looser fit.  But it was already sold out in size L.  So then I just decided to order the heather watermelon color in size L, to ensure that I'd have one that worked out.

Here's the black in size M - already a lot better than size S.

Though I really like it better in size L!  I'm glad I got it.  It's just looser everywhere, but as you can see - still not that loose!  This tank runs seriously too small.

I'll wear both, but I do wish the black one was L too!

Lastly, I got the Tulip Tank which is on sale for only $14!  It comes in white as well but that one is sold out in most sizes.  So I got the purple one in size 2.  The material of this tank is called polyamide, and it is very thin and kind of a burnout material.  This tank is very long, and it is a muscle tank style, with low armpit cut outs so it shows the color of your bra.

Here are some close ups of the material:

This is how long it is if I pull it all the way down - it's like a tunic!

The white one on their model looks like it has super low cut arm holes.  I think size 2 is my true to size at Titika.  So this model must be wearing at least 1 size larger.  I like the look, but I can only imagine how much longer it would be in the next size up.  I'm happy with the way mine fits.

I wore this tank for a weight session already, and I must say the material is very fragile (same as the Born tank I got last time).  The velcro on my Versa Gripps pulled on the tank a few times and it got super fuzzy in those areas.  I cut off the pulled threads and it looks better.  But I'd be very careful with it.  That's pretty lame, since I hate worrying about my clothes when I should be focusing on my workouts.  But at least it was on sale for only $15 so I can't complain too much about it.

Anyway, I'll definitely continue following Titika, but I think so far nothing I've ordered has given me that perfect, "to die for" kind of fit.  It's like the designs are cute, but something is always a little off here and there with the fit.  Though the price is low enough to overlook them.  I am curious about their tanks with built in bra, and tights.  So I'll likely give those a shot in the future.  But I'm definitely not declaring that this is the next Lululemon, because when Lulu gets it right, they really are the best.  =)

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Sunday Funday!

So I had ordered about $200 worth of stuff from Sephora and had been anxiously expecting the package to arrive.  Well... turns out, somebody stole it from right outside of my door!  I live in a building where the concierge receives all packages and then distributes them to each unit.  When packages arrive before 5, they just put them inside of my unit.  But if they arrive after 5, they put them outside of the door without even ringing the doorbell (so as to not disturb you?  I'm not sure).  Of course this package was delivered by the delivery company at like 4:30, and the concierge didn't deliver it to my door until 7 pm, according to their log.  Well... I never saw it at all, so I can only assume that somebody walked by and took it!  I'm so upset.  I need to talk to more people tomorrow, but I'm not sure what their policy is regarding stolen packages.  I'm also not sure if Sephora would cover me since the package was delivered to the building.  So I might just be SOL and out of 200 bucks!  

Even more upsetting is that I pay a crap load to live in a really nice building, yet I still can't prevent being neighbors with such a shitty person.  I hope she (or he?!) is allergic to the items I ordered!  Lol.  But seriously, this is why I hate it when retailers send their packages with labels plastered all over.  When I ordered from Sephora in the past, they always sent in a box with huge "SEPHORA" written on it.  Lululemon is even worse.  It's like asking to have them stolen!  I order so much online, but now I will always be wary.  I'm going to talk to the concierge tomorrow and there is no way I'll let them leave anything outside of my door from now on.  Not even my water delivery service.

So that was kind of a downer on my weekend.  =(  Other than that, I had to do a lot of cleaning and organizing, since my bf's parents are coming in a couple days to stay with us for like 2 weeks!  I've met them once before, but 2 weeks is a long time under the same roof.  I'm kind of nervous!  I still have a couple more days to get everything ready though.

Anyways, I trained hard this week at the gym!  Even got in a cardio session.  I think it was my only cardio session in the last 2 weeks!  So interesting that I used to do cardio all the time and now I do almost 0.  Strength training is the best!

Monday 4/20
What I did:  Spin class.

Lululemon Journey Jacket as to and from:

Tuesday 4/21
What I did: Strength workout #1.

What I wore:  Lululemon cool racerback in groovy stripe nimbus with Lululemon Lab Perennial Tight in coal and Nike Free 5.0 TR Fit 4 shoes in ash.

Alo Yoga Rift LS as to and from:

Wednesday 4/22 - Rest day, I was too tired to get up haha.  It has been a pretty cold week for us though, so I got to wear my new Vince Boucle Scuba jacket with leather sleeves to work!  I wore my Ann Taylor colorblock pencil skirt and Vince Camuto Norita pumps.

Thursday 4/23
What I did:  Strength session #2.

What I wore:  My new kettlebell skull tank from Etsy!  And my new Lululemon What'SUP hat.  Beyond Yoga Gathered Legging in plum, and the same Nike shoes I always wear now haha.

Loved wearing this hat to workout in!  I need more now.

Lululemon Snug Sprinter jacket in heathered slate/dream rose as to and from:

For work on the same day, I wore my C by Bloomingdale's cashmere crewneck sweater and faux leather pencil skirt from The Limited.  Ivanka Trump pinkish pump.

Friday 4/24
What I did:  Strength #3.

What I wore:  Lorna Jane Lena tank with Lorna Jane Portia bra under. Lululemon wunder under crop in diamond jacquard bumble berry.  Same Nike shoes again.

Saturday 4/25 - Rest day

Sunday 4/26
What I did:  Strength #4.

What I wore:  My other new Etsy tank - the 0 People Like Burpees, with Lululemon Wunder Under pant in giant houndstooth dip dye.  Lululemon Play The Field Cap.  Same shoes again, I'm boring!  I just love these shoes!

It finally warmed up today, so I wore my Vince Camuto mix stitch mesh layering sweater:

So that was my week!  I hope you all had a great weekend, and be careful with your packages!

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