Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Upload (Killinit)!

Well, this is the first time in 4 years of blogging that I've missed the upload. I stuck around for it as long as I could but we had a family dinner that I had to get to and an hour into dinner was when the upload happened. Luckily, nothing I was interested in was uploaded tonight (Tuck And Flow LS's, Here To There Dress) so its not like I was missing out on something I desperately wanted, but I missed out on blogging about the upload. Some of you may feel that it is silly to complain about the upload issues in the greater context of world issues,  but since this is a blog about lululemon, and the conversation we have here is about lululemon, it is perfectly within the context of this blog to complain about the upload as that really truly sucked for those of us that waited for it. We can be annoyed by the little things in life without loosing appreciation for the big things in life. So, lets indulge each other in conversation here and not shut each other down.

Looks like the Savasana Wrap sold out on the Canadian side. Was it uploaded in both colors? US still has both colors up. It's a shame that the Savasana Wraps (the return of which was hyped up by Lululemon for the past several months) ended up being uploaded on the night the website had technical difficulties. Where you after one and did you manage to order it? 

That Time That Upload Was Broken

Remember that time? It happens every week (read my upload posts since November). I'll post the upload post as soon as they can cobble something together. 

Its not like they aren't getting feedback that the website doesn't work. Here is a comment from HeyLulu. This is why sales and interest in the brand is way down this month. They just have a lack of interest in fixing these problems.

Unity Pullover, Breath Easy Bra, Rollin With My Omies Jacket

Unity Pullover, Breath Easy Bra

Breath Easy Pant

Rollin With My Omies Hoodie

Define Bra

The Latest: Rollin With My Omies Hoodie, Breath Easy Bra, Breath Easy Pants, Define Bra

Rollin' With My Omies Hoodie

Breath Easy Bra, Breath Easy Pants

Breath Easy Bra, Define Bra

Monday, July 28, 2014

Product Drop Monday and Some Thoughts.

Ugh. I so hate that uploads are no longer on Monday's. Its actually quite stupid. Not much product dropped in stores on Mondays, and if you usually got your orders on Fridays (from Monday uploads) or Saturdays, now you don't get your item until the following week. I really feel that for ship out purposes the upload should happen at the earliest point in the week. For hype and excitement purposes, there was a ton more hype for Monday night uploads with a days worth of product drops to help the anticipation and buildup along. Another thing that is bugging me is all this mesh. I get that this is the typical slow transition period for Lululemon from Summer items winding down to the big fall uploads (this week is always slow, every year for the past 4 years), and it is always full of basic neutral items and transitional color palettes but I really, really am bored of seeing all the same mesh items reinvented each week. You can so tell that these are garments cobbled together using extra bolts of black luon and stretching it with mesh inserts. You know you are in a transition phase when you see the knit garments come out in black, white and grey (chai time, unity pullover, post practice cardigan etc. etc.) and it used to be when Lululemon would release great pima cotton tees in black, charcoal grey, classic sports grey, oatmeal and white. Those really pretty fashionable tees like the Bow Tee or the Liberty Tee. So regret not getting those. Now they just do the cheaper burnout material tees year round. 

Another noteworthy mention is that Britt's Picks mentioned last week that the Here To There Dress is due out tomorrow. She has since amended it and said that the timing has changed and that it will come out later in August and in other colors (reds are coming...maybe red? currant or cranberry?). That works for me. Personally I'd love one in a deep purple like Lolo.  She had also answered a readers question about wether or not the Tuck and Flow LS's in Opal and Cadet would come out in the 'fall upload' she mentions in her post and Britt said no, they will not be part of fall uploads. I think there is a good chance they will be uploaded tomorrow though since tomorrow is the last 'summer' upload. 

Unity Pullover

Breath Easy Pants and Breath Easy Bra

New Forme Jacket in Mojave/Black Wee Stripe

Skinny Groove Pant Mojave Black Wee Stripe, Heart Opener Tank

Post Practice Cardigan
I'm reading the fit on this run is much more 'normal' and TTS fitting. The last run was huge and I sized down from a 10 to a 4. 

Product Drop Monday: Unity Pullover, Breath Easy Bra, Breath Easy Pant

Unity Pullover

A victorian peek at the Breath Easy Bra. $48. 

Breath Easy Pants
I love Great Granite Print but I don't care for it in these pants. 

Product Drop Monday: Unity Pullover, Breath Easy Pants, Rollin' With My Omies Hoodie

Unity Pullover, Breath Easy Pants

Rollin' With My Omies Hoodie