Friday, November 29, 2013

Black Friday

Even though I've been feeling super gross, I headed out at 7 to meet up with my buddy DJ at lulu. I scored some full length run pants for $69 (can't stop pant I think), and some Love Red DSP for $39! Pretty awesome. DJ looked so pretty in her Charcoal WUC, Ride On Henley, and Fluffin Awesome Vest in Plum. She founds some Plum WU with the ruffle on markdown, as well as the base runner pants for $69! And now I am back home in my pjs. I have been binge watching the Good Wife on hulu. I've never seen it before. No wonder it wins all sorts of awards! It's very entertaining without making me have bad dream. I'm talking to you, Dexter. 

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Body Love

So there was a huuuuuge mess of comments on lulumum's blog about some negative feedback regarding her "fit review" photos. Tons of women chimed in about it, and it got me thinking. I know that I try and take flattering pictures of myself to post on this blog. Know that I am 5 ft 8 in, and I wear a size 10 pretty much across the board in Lulu. So no amount of camera trickery will fool you into mistaking my pics for Mer's! We have very different body types. We both work out a lot, and we both have things we love/dislike about our bodies. People who say unkind things on the internet should know that typed words tear down and hurt just as much as spoken ones. So please remember to be kind, be loving, and remember that we are all fallible humans and our bodies might not be as tight as we'd like. But you don't' need to point that out.
Also, whenever I read the comments on Yahoo news I lose hope in humanity. Those people have so much hate it scares me.

On a lighter note, I finally got a solid black CRB and it was a very wise purchase. I am sure it will do a super job of holding in my turkey and pumpkin pie belly.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Try Ons and Opinions

I snuck into my local shop to try on some new items this week. Here are my thoughts:

1. I love the idea of the Runday crop. But they luxtreme is super thin and very sheer. I love the zippers and the accent waistband, but these are a no go for me.

2. The Striped CRBs are calling my name. I adore bright colors, and these are super flattering, both the blue/green and the pink/purple. But the stitching on the seams drives me crazy! The thread is lighter, so it shows up a lot on the darker colored stripes. It looks like a mistake, and not a design choice, unlike the umbre thread on the reverse side of many CRBs. Fail. One of my favorite things about those tanks are the amazing finishing details like the flat seams. So when it's not perfect I won't bite.

3. I tried the Practice Daily crops on, and the inner thigh stitching was WAY off. There was a bulge on the left leg that looked like a wondering camel toe. I have noticed quite a few pair of crops whose seams are off. And the girl I spoke to in the dressing room had noticed it too. I loved the Deep Zin color, so I'm thinking about getting the Groove pants. It's very close to Black Swan, which pretty much is the most versatile color of all time.

4. The Fluff Off vest was sold out in my size! Tragedy. Both me and my sis want it, so an ANGEL named Mer drove herself to a store near her and got us both one. She is amazing. She worked, ran 8 miles, volunteered for a children's charity, drove and picked up our vests, and then cheered her husband on at his soccer game. A-MER-ZING.

All in all, I love the color palette this season, and I wish I needed more things. I just sold a vest and some crops on ebay, so that justifies me getting a new one. I do sell things to fund this obsession, cause I'm not rolling in cash. Just in Lulu.
Sorry for the lack of pictures. I was in a rush cause my poor son said "Not Lululemon again!" and was in a 15 minute parking space.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Neutral Day.

I finally caught my kid's cold, so I am expressing my sickness with a nearly colorless outfit! Every Yogi LS in Oatmeal, Ride On crop, and Puma Anjans. Bring on naptime. 

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Glorious Scarf

My mom and I went to a Leigh+Luca sample sale in Venice yesterday and I literally dreamed about my new scarf! I love it so much. Technically it's my Christmas present, but I am no way going to be able to wait until then to wear it. The only lulu I am wearing today is my Bourdeax CRB. Since I can't find my Black Swan one (I'm pulling my hair out!) this is the most neutral tank I have. Maybe I should think about getting a black one. But I'm such a color person! I can't do it.
Anyway, I adore Leigh+Luca and I think their scarves are amazing. I am so happy to have gotten some on crazy sale! 

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

I love you, I love you, wait.... Do I?

I was so excited to see 2 items in particular from this upload- the Fluff Off vest and Base Runner LS. But I found myself wishing for updated versions of the Run Turn Around Vest and LS. Aside from having no hand warming pockets, that vest is perfect. Reversible, rulu sides, slimming cut, and so feminine. So I will go into the store to try on the new merch, but I'm expecting to walk away from it empty handed. 
BUT, I do know that pictures don't do many things justice. So I will let you all know what happens. I also really want to try on the new runday crops!! Love the higher waist and zipper details. Those are very very high on my list. 
What did you all think of the new winter items?? I am loving the new colors. More heathered fabrics!!

Saturday, November 9, 2013


I'm heading downtown with my boys to hit the farmers market for pink lady apples and persimmons! I love fall. I'm wearing my Ride On crops in Denim, Run Full Tilt in plum/inkwell, and my leigh+luca scarf. I adore these scarves. They are all handmade and limited edition. And I just bought another one last night on My Habit! Super good deals. Anyway, happy Saturday to you all!

Monday, November 4, 2013

Lulu Laundry

I wash my workout wear with care. Cold, delicate, Mrs. Meyer's detergent, hang dry- the works. And I need to do a load of lulu and swimwear at least twice a week. These are the items that are always in those loads. I reach for them first, I wear them for working out and life, and my husband might call them my uniform.

1. Wunder Under Crops in Black and August Ziggy. I adore this Ziggy fabric! It reminds me of Missoni. The fabric is so soft, and it matches nearly every tank I own. Now for the black. I know. Bo-ring. These were an ebay find, and I paid $24 for them. I never in a million years would have thought that I'd wear them so much! I am wearing them right now, actually. Yes, they have pilling and the inner leg shows some wear. But they look so good!

2. Wee Are From Space Inkwell Run Inspires. I wear these every Monday! I didn't realize that till today. But I love the luxtreme in the WAFS pattern, and they add interest without being too loud. They are also super flattering, as I have some Inspires in solids that aren't as good at camouflaging.

3. CRBs. I love me a Cool Racerback. The Black Swan goes with everything. Black, grey, navy, 
jeans- it's enough of it's own color to stand out from them, but not too bright to clash. And my WAFS March CRB is epic. Love this color so much. So did my mom, so I spent 6 months looking for one on ebay for her! And, I will admit, I paid over retail. I know. But, it was for my mom. Well worth it.

4. Run Full Tilt Pullover in Plum/Inkwell Hyperstripe AND Black Stripe. I am a sweater. Not gonna lie, and this causes me to reach for tanks most of the time. But it's getting colder, and this cozy and stretchy layer is amazing!! Love the neckline, the tiny ruffle details, and the length. My only problem with it is that it's so well made that I have worn it inside out on many occasions! I will wonder where the reflective trim is and realize my error.

So that's a peek inside my Wash/Cold load of laundry. What is in yours?

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Lulu Free

I'm heading out, and I'm not wearing any lulu! It feels good to take a break. For a few hours, anyway. I'm wearing a dress from anthropologie that my fam got me for my birthday, paired with my Frye Veronica Slouch boots, and an Odd Molly under slip. I've been fighting a cold for a few days, so here's hoping that some quality time with my husbands knocks it out. Moms aren't allowed to get sick!! 

Friday, November 1, 2013

Frosty Friday

Ok, so it's not really frosty here. It's going to be a glorious day with sunshine and I will probably end up at the beach. But this morning is slightly cold, so I busted out my Ugg boots. They are 8 years old, and still going strong. Also wearing my WUC, Run Full Tilt in Plum Hyperstripe (again! I know) over my Bordeaux CRB. I also wanted to tell you all about my favorite hats of all time! The brand is Ekologic, and they use cashmere sweaters to create one-of-a-kind hats and accessories. I have 3 of their hats, and they are my favorites! I get tons of compliments on them, and they are so cozy and unique. The only bummer is their website is all Flash, so it doesn't work on my iPhone.