Quick lululemon try-ons today. I made it to two lululemon stores yesterday quite by fluke on my way to do some errands and got to check out the Black Friday racks, and the new product releases. I typically try to stick to online shopping for Black Friday, but this year there where no lineups so I popped my head in to check things out. I’ve already made some online Black Friday purchases and I’ll share those in another post with you once they arrive.
First up are these Wunder Under High-Rise Crop 23″ Foil in Matte Black Foil.
I didn’t appreciate online that the ‘foil’ isn’t actually a metallic shiny finish which is why initially I overlooked them. Shiny tights are unforgiving!! I did order the Energy Bra in Matte Copper though and that purchase was inspired by the flashy peloton trainer outfits that keep me motivated.
These are a faux leather look, and probably the best faux leather I’ve ever seen. They are a zillion times better than the vegan leather Aritzia Daria pant. There. I said it. They are even a better price than the Daria pant. This years foil wunder unders are more matte than last year’s, and because of that more universally wearable.
These are my usual size 10 and they are quite fitted and compressive. When I touched the material on the display my first thought was that they didn’t feel really nice. They seemed a bit stiff and like they wouldn’t stretch at all. I was so wrong. Once on these feel really great! They feel just like wearing luxtreme. They are definitely not cozy, but they feel compressive, supportive and they move with you. I like the idea of feeling sucked in and smoothed out so these are the type of leggings I would dress up with a great pair of boots, a long slouchy knit or a blazer + tee shirt combo. Or, I’d wear these on that Metallica Peloton ride. They even look amazing with this Soft Ambitions Pullover I got from the Black Friday rack.
I would have loved to have tried the size up for comparison but the size up and most other sizes are sold out online and in stores in the black. There are more size options for the copper. I didn’t try the copper on, but actually I really like those too. They look like a camel coloured leather pant and I think they would look beautiful styled the same way you would style black leather pants.
The Define Jacket Cropped Gold is another winner for those of you that love cropped jackets. I think this one is so cute. I love what they’ve done with the off centre gold block letters logo. It’s so fresh how they’ve scaled the logo and used text destruction to emphasize the cropped fit.
I typically take a size up in Define Jackets and go to a 12, but I think because of the cropped fit on this one and the length of my torso (and my tum-tum) I would have liked it more on me two sizes up. I also prefer how it looks online floating off the lower ribs, but I have a really wide rib cage so it hugs me more there. If you are short torso’d or hourglass, definitely give this one a try. It was made for you!
Styling this jacket is best with a form fitting top like a nulu CRB, swiftly LS, or best of all, the Align Tank, Wunder Train Cropped LS or Power Pivot Tank. It doesn’t work as well with a loose fitting t-shirt as you can see here.
I ordered the Energy Bra High Neck Long Line Zip and I’m so excited to get it now that I’ve seen the logo detailing on it. I think that would look great with this jacket as well. Overall, I love this years Special Edition items. I love the glam look paired with the edgy boxer style pieces. Reminds me of the big gold championship belt boxers get.