Woo! Great product drop week at Lululemon. I received the Down For A Run Jacket from my Tuesday upload order, and then picked up the Peony Fast & Free 7/8 Tights at Lululemon this morning.
Down For A Run Jacket II Black Grape, Peony Fast & Free 7/8 Tights
I have the Down For A Run Jacket from a few years ago and I’ve worn it tons. I have the original in my TTS 10 and I like the fit of it fine. I find I wear my TTS more as a run jacket that I wear with leggings and a thin top vs. wearing it casually with a pair of jeans, and a hoodie. Because of that, I opted to size up in this version so that I could layer anything under it and wear it outside of to/from the gym. I find the difference in fit so minimal. It’s mostly larger in the chest area and the arms and arm length but otherwise this is still a nicely contoured jacket and you don’t get boxiness from sizing up in it. I am not someone that takes tags off items right away, even when I know for sure I’m keeping an item, but this one I took the tags off immediately and I’ve been wearing it ever since. This is such a nice product release and although it’s not a new design, I’m so happy they brought it out in such a beautiful color. Black Cherry is definitely a blackish plum, not so much a dark brown.
I’m not sure the name of this new print but I do know that the word ‘peony’ is in it. I adore peonies; they were my wedding flowers 15 years ago before they became the basic instagrammer prop. I love that although this is a classic floral print they’ve distressed the print and washed it out a bit so that it’s a little quieter. The distressing has some staggered horizontal striation lines throughout the print. This print is going to be hard to pair with colors, but I don’t care. I will wear this with pelt, black cherry, black and white. I have always regretted not getting the Secret Garden Inspire Crops which is a bit silly because I probably would have shied away from wearing such a bold print very often, but that print is stunning and makes me happy. This print is backed in white but I didn’t’ see any stretching or fading out in the thigh or knees, and they were opaque in a squat.