Apparently taking photos of your window shopping is a thing; who knew? Apparently there’s also some sort of name for it, but it escapes me at the moment. I did a little shopping last week and tried on a bunch of stuff and took photos to share with you.
In case, you know, you’re addicted to fitness clothes too.
I didn’t say they were good photos. My ipod doesn’t do great in low light.
Lululemon arrived here a while back, but I just never found the time to stop by. Until last week.
I’ve browsed there before, in other cities, but never tried anything on. I didn’t have a clue to how their clothing fit.
The tops were all super comfy — but also really clingy, really long, and I’m not sure I want to spend that much money on just a top. Maybe on sale.I can imagine having to constantly pull them down on the run, but they’d be good for strength training indoors on cold days.
The top above, like pretty much all their tops (and frankly everything I tried on), were also far too long on my short body. And the v-neck was too deep.
I did love that all the tops had thumbholes and came down over my hands.
As to sizing, I’d say they run a bit large. Because I ended up buying the speed crop leggings above (yes, those are capris! — just not on me). A little early birthday present to myself. The color I really liked the most, as seen in the first photo, was a size 8. It actually felt comfortable, but I knew it was too big.
They only had gray in a size 6; I didn’t want gray.
So I decided what the heck, I’ll try on a size 4. And it fit.Which really surprised me. They were comfortable, too. There’s a zippered pocket in the back and a pocket on each leg.
I asked about the return policy: 2 weeks with tags on. Really?
I did express concern about chafing with all those seams. The salesgirl said if something like that happened, I should be able to return them, but she hadn’t heard of anyone having problems with chafing.
They do have free hemming by the way. Hey Lululemon, petites work out too!
I wore these on my treadmill run on Sunday. Very comfy; no chafing; but the material is a bit on the thick side (fine for outside, not so much indoors, even with mesh in the back of the legs).
I get all the hype about Lululemon, though: seriously, they did hug me in all the right places. And they’re cute enough to walk around in, too.
I liked the Pace Rival Crops above, too, but didn’t like the pattern as much.
I thought the top above was super cute on the hanger, but I also didn’t realize it was so fitted and once again, the v-neck is too deep.
I have been to Athleta a few times.And I’ve been shopping online with them for years. It’s nice to have a brick and mortar store, because I hate guessing my size and having to deal with returns.
I tried on the metro high waisted leggings under this dress.
I wasn’t wowed by the metro leggings. I thought the material was rather shiny and maybe a bit on the thin side.
I did like the energy dress, and obviously I wouldn’t be wearing it over leggings, which would get rid of those bulges in unattractive places.Unfortunately it’s very expensive for what it is.Maybe on sale . . .
I tried on an XS, though, and I think the S would fit me better.
I left empty handed but I’ll have to keep my eye on that dress. It’s exactly the sort of comfortable, casual dress I can throw on to do chores around the house. I love dresses when the weather gets warmer!
Disclaimer: the links in this post are not affiliate links. Any purchases were made with my own money (and maybe a little bit of birthday money).
I’m linking up with MCM Mama Runs, Marcia’s Healthy Slice, and My No Guilt Life for the Tuesdays on the Run linkup; today’s theme was favorite race tees. Only that didn’t really move me so much. Because I’m always on the search for the next great thing . . .
Do you have a favorite race tee? Shop at Lululemon or Athleta? Favorite Lululemon leggings?