Editor's note: For our last week at Style Lush, I've asked the writers to share both a favorite post by another writer, from over the last three years, and a favorite post of their own. You'll see these posts linked to at the top of their new post for the week. Enjoy a stroll down Lush memory lane!
I've enjoyed so many posts on both Style Lush and Food Lush over the years, but the posts that I looked forward to reading the most were Janet's "Stylish Blogger" posts, such as this one. I love learning about new blogs and hearing stylish role model's tips and tricks.
As far a favorite post of my own, I'm going to have to go with my post on American Eagle Outfitters. I wrote it on a whim, wanting to quickly share something that I thought everyone else probably already knew about. I was pleasantly surprised at the comments from people who went there, based on my post, and found jeans that made them very happy. That, in turn, made me very happy!
Okay, you guys. I GET IT. I totally get the appeal of Lululemon now.
If you’ll remember, back in July, in the name of “Style Lush Research” I went to Lululemon with the intention of declaring it overpriced and pretentious. I bought a few things and have been wearing each piece regularly since my post. I’m here to tell you, the Lululemon pieces that I have are the ones that I grab first when I pilfer through my drawers, in search of something to wear to the gym. The stuff is cute, comfortable, and functional. Since I wear these pieces so often, they get washed more than most of my other clothes. The pieces are washing beautifully, there’s little to no wear on anything, nothing has shrunk or faded and the unthinkable has happened: I’ve become a devoted fan.
So, when my husband asked what I might like for Christmas this year, instead of my usual response to that question, which is, “Oh, I don’t NEED a single thing!” (which, incidentally, is exactly the response that earns you small kitchen appliances) I said, “I’d really like one more pair of the Lululemon running shorts that I like so much.” My sweet husband delivered. On Christmas morning, I unwrapped not only another pair of my favorite Lululemon running shorts but also 2 new Lululemon tanks!
The shorts that he bought were the wrong size, so I recently went to the store to exchange them. While I was there, I decided to try on every other pair of shorts that they had, in case I decided that I didn’t want 2 pairs of identical shorts (same color and everything). I tried on many pairs and ended up walking out with the same shorts that I already own. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it, right?
Run: Speed Short, $54
I also had some Christmas money that was burning a hole in my pocket. I’d seen the Lululemon Studio Pant II ($108) online and thought that it looked like a great pant for, not only wearing to the gym, but also wearing out, running errands.
As much as I love my Lululemon Wunder Unders, outside of the confines of the gym, they feel a little revealing, unless I wear a long top or jacket over them. The Studio Pant solves that issue. I love them. The best part is that they’ve got a drawstring at the bottom, so you can cinch up the pant legs and adjust the length to fit your needs. I forsee me wearing them for errand-running often, cinched to more of a capri length and worn with flip flops when the weather gets warmer.
I’ve come to appreciate the inuitive fit of Lululemon's clothing--it’s like their research and development team thinks of everything--there are so many little things that are built into the design and fit of the clothing that make so much sense and make all the difference in the world. I think that I’m finally okay with paying a little (or, ahem, a lot) more for quality and performance that will last.
(Photo credits: www.citycentrehouston.com; www.lululemon.com & me)