Monday, February 28, 2011

Close Up of Unicorn Tears Print.

This print has little lulu logos swirling around every so often which you can only really see if you look for them. You can see a little logo on the top right of this print in the Violaceous color.

Amazing Product Photos. Hot Class Tank, CRB, Modern and Dance Studio Crops

An amazing photo album from West 4th Lululemon of the newest items. I'm loving this color palette and how the colors coordinate together with neutrals and brights together instead of just 3-4 brights. Violaceous, Wren, Rubber Ducky, Heathered Sand Dune, Split Pea, Iris Snow Cone are all pretty versatile colors.

New Live Healthy Wrap!

An image of the Live Healthy Wrap has shown up on the Lululemon Exchange Page in the Heathered Iris Snow Color. Yum-Yum! I love this color in the knit and wish to see it in the Calm and Cozy because the style of this wrap is not my favourite. The color however is amazing and would look loverly with Wren.


Newest Items! Lots Of New Tanks

I adore this tank in so many ways.
Modern Racer Tank  Very cute! Love the fit of this tank.
This is a nice neutral Scoop Neck with a very summery exotic feel with the Kaki colors. 
Power Y in Iris Wee Stripe and Dance Studio Crops Wren
The Studio Crops look great in this picture. 
I didn't think I would really care much for this grey Scuba but it's actually very pretty and not plain at all for a grey.

Store Report ~ Lots of New Colors!

I stopped in at my local lulu today and saw quite a few new lovely items. Scoop Neck Tank in Wren/Iris Wee Stripe, Cool Racerback Tank in Split Pea Micro Stripe, Modern Racer Tank in Grey and Black Tropic Stripe, Hot Class Bra, head bands, Stratus Crops in Unicorn Tears, Hot Class Tank in Violaceous and Wren and Coal Studio Pants.

I purchased the Hot Class Tank of course and the Wren Studio pants as the combination of those two colors are stunning together and perfect for Spring with gold  Havaianas. The Wren Crops are keepers for sure since I use crops a lot in Spring/Summer, I'm just not sure if I'm keeping the pant version yet. The pants can easily be turned into crops of this length but then you have the folded fabric sitting underneath and the weight of that extra fabric so it doesn't look as nice as these or feel as light. I also saw a new Live Healthy Wrap in Heathered Iris/Snow Cone (same pinky color as the Pace Setter Pullover) and I really loved the color but I'd like to see it in the Calm and Cozy. I inquired with a few educators about that and they both told me they hadn't seen any plans for it. She mentioned that they didn't expect to see more of the Calm and Cozy sweaters soon and that it is doing really well, far better then they anticipated. So maybe in later Spring we will see it in Heathered Snow Cone/Iris.

I was tempted by the Modern Racer Tank but passed on it since it's black/grey and would rather hold out for a more tempting color in the Modern. Although now that I see a picture of it, it looks super cute. The Cool Racerback Tank in Split Pea was very pretty but the color just didn't look like it would be flattering on me so I decided to pass and wait for the Iris Micro Stripe version which I think will work better for me.
New Grooves! Unicorn Tears with Black Contrast. I love the waist band on these. 
Coal Dance Studio Crops worn here with the newest Modern Racer Tank!
Hot Class Tank Violaceous, Hot Class Bra Unicorn Tears. Stratus Wunder Unders Violaceous & Unicorn Tears
Scuba Hoodies: Heathered Pig Pink, Heathered Charcoal/Heathered Heron grey Salt and Pepper, Aruba/Beachy Green
Cool Racerback Tank Split Pea/Wren Micro Stripe
Wunder Under Pant Special Edition and Cool Racerback Tank 'Split Pea'


Sunday, February 27, 2011

How It's Going Week 4 ~ Half Marathon Training

This past week I took off from running since I was feeling both a lack of motivation as well as I was fighting the nasty bug my kids have had and we've had record breaking cold temperatures at the last half of the week. It all started with the choice last Sunday to have a nap with my free time instead of going on a measly 3 mile run. And then I just kept putting off my runs because of a persistent headache and lack of convenient options for times to get out and then finally we got very cold on Wednesday/Thursday/Friday with windchill at -18* at one point and for us West Coasters we're just pansies when it comes to 'windchill'.

Yesterday and today we got a huge dumping of snow which I've up till now been able to avoid running in such conditions, but because I took last week off I had no choice today. I had to run. My relief parent/grandparent babysitting options are even fewer this week since my mom has had to fly to Spain on an emergency trip to see my grandmother who has had 3 strokes in the past week. It's been very tense and stressful worrying about my grandmother so besides having to run today for practical reason, I really, really needed the stress relief and time away to process. Running is so cathartic that it's just necessary to get out there and run when I'm feeling stressed and worried and I'm so glad I braved the snow today and got out there.
Blerg!! The snow!
This weather can't stop me if I plan on getting out there consistently this next month and sticking with my training plan while my mom is away, so this afternoon I went out and purchased these Yaktrax Pro MD cleats I've pictured below. I also wore my Smart Wool Running Socks I posted about the other day. Initially I was a bit afraid that my feet would get soaked and freeze before I was finished my run but I'm very impressed that the socks kept my feet comfortable. They did get wet but the wool socks seemed to suck the water away from my foot and also kept them warm. I wore my Dash Crops, Switly Tech Long Sleeve and my Hustle Jacket and really, the long sleeve probably made me too warm. When I got home and showered my thighs were very pink but I was pretty comfortable during my run if not a touch too warm. This Saturday I'm up to 8 miles on my training plan but I may jump to 9 depending on how I feel that day since I took the week off. I did two weeks at 7 miles because I have a bit of time buffer between the end of my training plan and the race day so I can modify my training plan as I feel the need. It makes me feel a little less tied down to be able to switch things around as life happens.



NB Minimus


I'm also in the market for new running shoes in the next month or so and I've been considering either getting the same New Balance 1064 runners I'm currently using which are a neutral gate but heavily cushioned shoe or getting New Balance NB Minimus 'barefoot technology' running shoe with very little to no cushioning. I'm happy with my 1064's but I'm also really intrigued by barefoot running , especially after this Ted.com talk by Christopher McDougal on Natural Running. Do any of you runners out there have advice on transitioning to these types of runners? Or opinions on wether or not it's a good idea to do this half way in my training? 

The half marathon I'm running in May, BMO Vancouver Marathon posted a really cool video clip of the full marathon course as well as the half. When I need to motivate myself or psych myself up to get out there I'll turn to this video because it's getting me so excited . Do all marathons post videos like these? Such an ingenious thing to do. Anyways, this week I'm getting out there for my 4 runs -rain, sleet or snow or pitch dark night I'm getting out there because it makes me feel good. And hopefully I don't end up with this horrible cold that everyone around me seems to be getting.

Product Alerts From Down Unda!

Dance Studio Crops Coal (also available in Wren). priced at $86.
The crops also have the drawcord at the hem to customize the length. I may need these in Wren but not sure I want to give up my Dance Studio Pants. I've been using my Raw Blue ones very often lately, especially on rainy days when wet jean hems are a real bother. 
Dance Studio CropDance Studio CropAlternate View
  • Light and loose crop to layer over your hot yoga gear and take you to the studio or gym
  • Swift is wicking, quick drying, lightweight and breathable with 2-way stretch
  • High rise, comfortable elastic waistband with stretch drawcord which keeps pant secure and in place
  • Stretch drawcord in hem allows for pant adjustability
  • Front pocket to stash what you need
  • Preshrunk

Hot Class Bra Unicorn Tears/Black 
This to me looks like an all black version of Unicorn Tears which I like a lot more then the multi colored version. The black looks like ink dropped in a glass of water (diffusion). I'm thinking that is how the Unicorn Tears print was created but the Black just looks more Inky to me.
Hot Class BraHot Class BraAlternate View

Cool Racerback Tank Split Pea Micro Stripe!
Cool Racerback Cool Racerback Alternate View
Scoop Neck Tank Iris Wee Strip/Wren. 
Love this but have a feeling it's a polyester heavy luon judging by the slight sheen in the picture. 
Scoop Neck Tank Scoop Neck Tank Alternate View
Wunder Under Pant *Special Edition*Wunder Under Pant *Special Edition*Alternate View
Slipless Headband Slipless Headband Alternate View

Saturday, February 26, 2011

New Color! Micro Stripe Wren Cool Racerback

This is a new Cool Racerback out in Ala Moana Lululemon and according to reports it's Micro Stripe Wren. I would have never have guessed this was Wren but the Micro Stripes really do play with the colors. To me this looks very, very green where as Wren just looks Brown with a touch of green but because the Micro Stripes are Bright Yellow with Wren Wee Stripe from a distance it looks green. I suspect the bright yellow (Split Pea?) is actually Rubber Ducky Yellow which makes me really excited because I'm infatuated with that color.
These are the Cropped Dance Studio Pants in Wren and also available in Coal.

New! Dance Studio Crops and Scoop Neck Tank

New Dance Studio Crops and a new Scoop Neck Tank in Wren/Iris Wee Stripe. If these Dance Studio Crops come in Wren (which I think is what is pictured) I may need to consider exchanging my Wren Dance Studio Pants in favour of these
Close up of Iris Wee Stripe
Cool Racerback Alternate View


Friday, February 25, 2011

New Images From Down Unda! Unicorn Tears, Lilac Snow and Snorkel

Love how the Power Y looks on her but I'm hoping for a Cool Racerback Tank in this print. 
 
I've never liked the Stratus Wunder Unders before but I really like these ones and the Violaceous ones. If I worked out in a gym those would be mine. 

All Sport Bra in Violaceous Gather & Crow Crops Unicorn Tears

Run Pace Setter Pullover Lilac Snow and Snorkel Blue (Run Faster Longer Shorts)
love this pullover in Lilac Snow, if I'd missed out on the Static Lilac Run Inspire Pullover I'd be jumping on this one. 


Groove Crop SE Ruffled (sheer luon ruffle)

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Scoop From Down Unda! Unicorn Tears Scoop Neck Tank & Violaceous Stratus Crops

I'm loving this Scoop Neck Tank in Multi Unicorn Tears! Very Cool!!

Scoop Neck Tank Multi- Unicorn Tears

Violaceous and Iris Lilac Snow Cone is such a pretty combination
Stratus Wunder Under CropStratus Wunder Under CropAlternate View