Thanks to Mrs. O for this wonderful fit review. Posts have been light this week thanks to Spring Break and keeping the kids busy but should be back to normal this week.
Time To Sweat Crop
When I saw the Memoir Multi print, I thought I’d gravitate towards the purple. But when I saw both in store, the green was much more vibrant and Spring like. The purple was great too but compared to the green it seemed too muted. I had never tried on the Time to Sweat Crop. This crop was TTS and comfortable. I did not notice any fading in the pattern even though it’s backed on white. I thought the seaming was flattering as well. However, in the Memoir Multi print, I thought the seaming took away from the print. It was too busy with too many different pieces of the print. If the print wasn’t placed right, it would make the tight look very light in one section and too dark in another. It would compel me to go through every pair to find the one with the best pattern placement. Also, because the pattern is irregular, the seams created more lines in the pattern than there actually were. I think this tight is better suited for a uniform pattern or solid color. This tight is made from Full On Luxtreme so it muted the print on the fabric. Also, the purple isn’t as vibrant as it appears on the site. I don’t love this pattern enough to get both colors. So, if I had to choose, I choose green.
Fast & Free Crop in Memoir Multi Green and WU 1/2 Tight in Memoir Multi Green
I really loved the vibrant green in the Memoir Multi print. I tried the print on in both the F&F Crop and WU 1/2 Tight. I did notice that the F&F was slightly more vibrant because of the Nulux fabric. It was subtly muted in Full On Luxtreme. Both were TTS and I barely noticed any fading. Maybe a bit of fading on a deep bend test in the bum. I didn’t notice any fading across the hips/thighs. But then again, I’m not that hippy. I also didn’t notice the deeper color on the pockets of the F&Fs as much as I do with other prints. As you all know, I’m not really a floral person but I think I like this floral enough to buy it. As much as I love F&Fs, I’ll probably get the WU 1/2 Tight (even though it’s a bit more muted) because of the price point and the fact that I probably won’t grab them as often. This pattern was very nice on the Speed Up Shorts. I still haven’t decided if I’ll stick with crops or get it in a short
Goal Crusher Jacket
I was really interested in this jacket because of the color, lightweight fabric and ruffle detail in the back. Redwood looks gorgeous in this fabric. I’m not sure what fabric it is and the site doesn’t tell you what it is. It’s a cross between swift and glyde. It was very lightweight. It’s a good wind breaker. It fit TTS but I thought the fit wasn’t so great. It felt too loose on the lower torso/hip area. It bellowed out a bit. I know that a size down would have been too small in the shoulders. I also thought the ruffle detailing in the back hit me in an awkward place. (I have a long torso). For a very lightweight windbreaker priced at $148 USD, I think it could have had better seaming (it pulled the fabric in unflattering ways), a better fit and a few more cute details. But I do like the trend of more feminine pieces we’ve been seeing lately. This jacket was a pass for me. I hope we get more items in redwood though.
Align Pant in Efflourescent Nebula Black
I thought this would be a nice subtle floral for me. I really liked the look of the black and gray. For those of you that like grays but stay away because it calls to our “imperfections”, this would be a good compromise. There was enough black in the tight to hide any “imperfections”. I think the flowers chosen for this pattern were fun. It made the pattern seem more “colorful” because I imagine these flowers in bright colors even though the tight is gray and black. For a floral, this would be a tight I’d probably grab more often than brighter florals. As usual, the Aligns were TTS and I could have sized down as well without any problem.