San Fran Day #1

I’m part of the lululemon collective and will receive a commission if you make a purchase through the links below.

The first stop after leaving the airport was obviously In-N-Out. Double double animal style, please.

Next up, we walked around Golden Gate Park for a couple hours. There was lots to see – an orchestra concert, kids on playgrounds, pretty landscaping, a few dogs, some PDA – but the best part was the Japanese Tea Garden.

[ P.S. I’m wearing the lululemon Ready To Roll Crew in the color Shibori Gris Magnum in these pics. It was a perfect layering piece for the combination of warm sun and cold wind. ]

After a long walk around the park, we headed to our AirBnB in Mill Valley. I’m so excited we’re staying in a house vs a hotel this trip. It’ll be fun to be in the same place in the mornings and evenings instead of split up into different hotel rooms. Plus, the views from this house are incredible!

Taken while literally (literally) laying in bed, as evidenced by the napping Ruben’s feet.

We did have one interesting little thing happen tonight while we were at the grocery store stocking up on snacks for the week … It’s funny, because we had just discussed the Erica Thomas/Eric Sparkes news story the night before.

While in the checkout line, we witnessed a verbal fight between two guys after one man (we’ll call him Nervous Guy) made multiple attempts to jump the line and another man (we’ll call him Zucchini Guy) confronted him about it. And when I say “confronted”, I just mean Zucchini Guy told Nervous Guy he needed to get behind him in the back of the line. Nervous Guy spazzed out, started cursing at Z-Guy loudly and inched forward until he was basically touching our cart. At this point, our group was separated: the cart + two of us in front of Nervous Guy and three of us left standing behind Nervous Guy. I repeated multiple times that we were together in a group while N-Guy continued to accost Z-Guy with phrases such as “you don’t know what kind of day I’ve had”, “I’m in a hurry; I just want to get home”, “you don’t know who I am”, “no one tells me no”, “you’re a selfish, self-centered a**hole” and the wildly confusing “look at my body”. Let me point out that Z-Guy had (no joke) two zucchini. That’s it, folks. N-Guy had three bottles of sparkling water, three salsas and a couple bags of tortilla chips.

Luckily for us, N-Guy’s attention was solely focused on Z-Guy and we were able to easily get in front of him, reunite our group and carry on with our purchase. Unlike the Thomas/Sparkes case, this one ended in a positive manner thanks to some sort of calming, deescalating voodoo from Z-Guy. In response to N-Guy’s “you don’t know what kind of day I’ve had”, we overhead Z-Guy say, “you don’t know what kind of day I’ve had” as well as something along the lines of “it didn’t feel good to have you talk to me like that.” They continued talking while our groceries were rung up and bagged. By the end of it, Zucchini Guy was able to actually get Nervous Guy to apologize and move behind him to his rightful place in line. It was pretty amazing to witness actually – the power of a compassionate conversation vs meeting aggression with aggression.

Advertisements

Tuesday Top 5 (6/18/19)

I’m part of the lululemon collective and will receive a commission if you make a purchase through the links below.

Here are my favorites from this week’s new product drop:

“Selfcare” line: lululemon makes the leap to dry shampoo, deodorant, lip balm & facial moisturizer as of TODAY! This line was released to limited stores (and on Sephora.com), but no lululemon stores in the South East carry it just yet. BUT it’s available online and I’m so excited to try it out!! Let’s be real, dry shampoo saves my life on the daily. ($12-$28)

This Instant Short in Dark Olive: These Qwick Chino fabric shorts are two-way stretch and water-repellent. And those cargo-esque pockets are oh-so on trend! They come in three other colors, so if you aren’t as obsessed with olive green as I am, you do have other options. ($68)

Sculpt Tank II in Tropical Shadow Starlight Multi: This relaxed fit tank is designed with mesh panels in the back to keep you cool even on the hottest summer days. ($58)

Speed Up Short *2.5″ in Flamenco Red: Ok, Peachtree Road Racers, this one is for you! Look at that red! Pair it with the Sculpt Tank above & a blue sports bra and VOILA – you have the perfect festive outfit for your July 4th race! ($58)

Fast And Free Short 6″ Non-Reflective in Jet Stream: PRR option #2, for those who want a little more coverage than 2.5″ provides. Plus these have a phone pocket and are made of Nulux (my absolute favorite workout fabric)! ($68)

Tuesday Top 5 (6/4/19)

I’m part of the lululemon collective and will receive a commission if you make a purchase through the links below.

Here are my favorites from this week’s new product drop:

High Rise Shorts are finally back!!! I was wondering if we’d see high-rise in Hotty Hots and Speed Ups again this summer and here they are! After getting so used to high-rise leggings, it was weird putting on my regular shorts so this is exciting news for me! ($58)
Hotty Hot Short *High-Rise *Online Only 2.5″ in Sea Moss
Hotty Hot Short *High-Rise Long *Online Only 4″ in Heather Lux Multi Black/Heathered Black
Speed Up Short High-Rise 2.5″ in Black

Pack Light Pullover in Black: I saw multiple people try this on today and, let me tell you, it’s universally flattering! It’s so lightweight and that collar – WOW! It looks good zipped up all the way or unzipped and popped up. And it folds up into itself for easy carrying when you’re not wearing it! It does come in some lighter colors (Almost Blue is really pretty), but black is always my go-to. ($128)

Hotty Hot Short *Asym in Butter Pink/Light Chrome/Light Chrome: Interestingly, the inseam for this one isn’t listed on the website. I reached out to customer service through the online chat and tried to figure out which inseam these were, but they weren’t able to definitively answer that question – they said they are too new to have in office for her to measure them, but judging by the pictures she thinks they look like 4″ … so do with that information what you will. ($58)

Swimsuits in LuluLemons White Multi: I can’t NOT mention this pattern! LEMONS! Guyssss. I can’t tell you yet if I love it or hate it, but I’m very here for the on-the-nose-ness of lululemon making a lemon print swimsuit! The Deep Sea Swim Top and Sun Soaker Cheeky Bottom are my favs, if I had to pick. I like that the bottoms reverse to another color – the lemon print reverses to white. ($68-$118)

Back to Me Bag 8.5L in Muse: How cool that this bag converts from a (big) crossbody to a backpack! Plus its water-repellant and easy to wipe down for cleaning. ($128)

Tuesday Top 5 (5/27/19)

I’m part of the lululemon collective and will receive a commission if you make a purchase through the links below.

Here are my favorites from this week’s new product drop:

Muscle Love Crop Tank *Fade in Washed French Clay: It’s baaaaaccckkkk!!! I love the Muscle Love Crop Tank and was bummed when it disappeared off the website … but now it’s back and it’s in the new washed dye! It also comes in a purple and reddish pink but this neutral tan is more my jam. ($44)

All Yours Boyfriend Tee *Cloud Wash in True Navy: I was just talking to a coworker today about how much we loved the men’s 5 Year Basic Tee *Cloudy Wash in Cloudy Wash True Navy and wouldn’t you know it, now we have a version all our own! I haven’t seen this in person yet, but I’m really hoping it feels the same as the men’s version – it’s so buttery soft! ($58)

Run Times Short II 4″ in Free Spirit Alpine White Black/Black: It’s been a minute since we’ve seen a new color in this style! I actually thought maybe the new Speed Up Short 4″ was taking over for this style, but it looks like I was wrong. Instead, they’ve updated the waistband and released a couple new colors. ($58)

Choose A Side Short *Reversible 3″ in Elixir/Quicksand: Full reversibility make these lightweight shorts the most versatile shorts in your closet! They’re perfect for training or a leisurely day … added bonus, they’ll make packing light super easy, giving you two outfits in one! And these shorts come in tons of colors! ($58)

Every Moment Crew in Lavender Grey: Another one of my favorite pieces makes a comeback! I purchased the black one this past winter and am obsessed. I’m seriously bummed I didn’t get it in the green that was available at the same time, but I learned from my mistake and will be getting this lavender grey one ASAP! It’s the perfect weight, not too heavy or bulky, and the semi-cropped length is perfect with all my high-rise tights and jeans. ($88)

lululemon Markdown Lowdown (5/23/19)

I’m part of the lululemon collective and will receive a commission if you make a purchase through the links below.

Women’s

Here are my top 5 must-haves from this week’s new markdowns:

Cut Back Crop Tank in Graphite Purple: I. Love. This. Tank. For real. I have it in three colors and now I just might need a fourth. $38 -> $29

Skip Tight *lululemon lab in Black: These high-rise luxtreme tights have LOTS of mesh to keep you cool, while also providing plenty of coverage. These would be great for running, bootcamp, CrossFit, spin – anything high-impact and/or super sweaty! $158 -> $99

Nurture & Nature Pullover in Serene Blue: A friend has this cropped sweater and she gets so many compliments every time she wears it! The cotton-silk knit fabric is lightweight, soft and allows for maximum airflow to keep you cool, even with rising summer temperatures. $118-> $79

Time to Sweat Tight 28″ in Plum Shadow: These tights have a high-rise and lots of zipper-free storage to make them perfect for high-impact training. Plus, fold up the bottom hem to reveal hidden reflectivity perfect for early morning bootcamps and runs! $98 -> $69

Swiftly Breeze Tank *Relaxed Fit in Serene Blue: I prefer the fit of this tank more than the classic Swiftly Racerback Tank. It’s a little shorter, looser and has lower hanging arm holes. Just like all Swiftlys, it is anti-microbial and anti-stink. $58 -> $49

Tuesday Top 5 (5/21/19)

I’m part of the lululemon collective and will receive a commission if you make a purchase through the links below.

Here are my favorites from this week’s new product drop:

Look Ahead Run Long Sleeve in Iced Iris: Who needs a long sleeve shirt right now?! It’s 90 degrees outside today isn’t it?! Ok, ok, I hear you, but this shirt has built in UV protection making it perfect for morning runs, evenings on the lake and all-day tennis tournaments. ($88)

Fast And Free Short 6″ Non-Reflective in Incognito Camo Multi Grey: These are a dream come true right here! I’ve had lots of people asking me if/when there was going to be a naked sensation run short, specifically one longer than 4″. Ask and you shall receive apparently, because here it is. Plus there’s a 10″ version for this who want even more length! I can’t wait to try these on! ($68)

Pace Rival Skirt Extra Long 17″ in White: Another request I’ve heard a lot of over the past couple years is for an even longer version of the Pace Rival Skirt, since the Tall is still actually pretty short. And again, lululemon delivers. This style now comes in Regular, Tall and Extra Long. ($68)

Tracker Short V 4″ in Flamenco Red: I’m loving all this red we’ve been seeing on the uploads recently! (1) Go Dawgs!, (2) July 4 and the Peachtree Road Race is just around the corner and (3) Go Dawgs! Despite this being one of the most popular shorts styles this year, we haven’t seen much color beyond the normal black, white and grays, which makes the release of this red even more exciting! ($58)

Day Tripper Dress in Heathered Medium Grey: I can definitely see myself hitting the Beltline (it’s on the calendar, Neebs!) for a day drink or two at Ladybird in this loose-fitting, lightweight Pima Cotton dress. ($88)

lululemon Markdown Lowdown (5/16/19)

I’m part of the lululemon collective and will receive a commission if you make a purchase through the links below.

Women’s

Here are my top 5 must-haves from this week’s new markdowns:

Call It A Tie Tank in Dark Olive: I got a text this afternoon saying this tank should be on the list, and I responded that she’d read my mind. I had this on a Tuesday Top 5 list when it first came out & it’s still calling my name. I love that it combines a cute, summery style with a super technical fabric. $58 -> $39

Track & Train Short 4″ in Grey Sage: If you love the Train Times Tights, you need to try these luxtreme shorts. Although not identical to the Train Times, these slightly compressive shorts have four-way stretch for full range of motion and side pockets for storing essentials. $58 -> $39

Double Up Pouch in Washed Marble Alpine White Silverscreen: I have this in black and I’m obsessed with it. My bestie (she lives for shout-outs) has it too and uses it constantly. One side has a cash pocket & card pockets for your ID, credit/debit cards and gift cards and a second side with a divider where I keep rewards cards, change and a small chapstick. $48-> $29

Cates Tee in Copper Coil: One of my favorite lululemon tops of all time. I have the original version in black, white, dark heathered gray and a merlot color. I have this new version in a striped pattern. I wear these with tights, jeans, shorts – everything! It’s a must-have wardrobe staple for sure! $48 -> $34

Wunder Under High-Rise Tight 28″ Mesh in Black: You’ll be the coolest yogi in class in these luxtreme, compressive tights with a mesh inlay pattern. Plus, the back storage pocket is designed extra large to fit your phone! $118 -> $89