While writing this week’s TT5, I ran into a problem: the platform on which I create targeted affiliate links wasn’t working. After some research, it turns out none of my lululemon collective affiliate links were working. So I emailed the platform company to figure out what was happening. Almost a full 24 hours later I got emails from lululemon and then the platform company informing me that employees are no longer eligible to participate in the lululemon collective due to “legal and People & Culture restraints”, whatever the heck that means.
I love lululemon, I’ve worked for lululemon for over 7 years … but at the moment I’m incredibly disappointed. I’ve had a lot of fun with these Tuesday Top 5 and Thursday Markdown Lowdown posts over the last few months. It takes more time and effort than I realized to put together these lists, create links, write product copy and get my posts up in a timely manner twice a week; I’ve invested many, many hours in creating these posts. But it’s also been really fun, and I’ve made some extra money. I was really starting to get excited about blogging and expanding my post topics when this news hit me and kinda stopped me in my tracks. I’m still digesting the news, and I’m not sure what the future of Living My Bex Life is going to look like or if there will even be one.
Below is this week’s Tuesday Top 5 post without links. It seemed like a waste to do all that work and just never post it.
Here are my favorites from this week’s new product drop:
It’s a Tie Jumpsuit in Black: I’m always drawn to pieces that can be worn multiple ways. And I’m a sucker for a good jumpsuit or romper. This one can be tied on the side for a looser fit or you can thread the tie through the side slit and tie in the back for a close-to-body fit. ($148)
Ride and Reflect Bra in Dark Chrome: This high coverage, strappy back bra is perfect for spin class. It’s intended to provide medium support for A and B cups. ($58)
Mapped Out High-Rise Tights *28″ in Black: I chose this color so you could see the zoned compression detail, but honestly I’d probably go for the black because … well, black. What’s zoned compression, you ask? Basically it means that certain parts of the pant are tighter than others. So you’ll get compression though the quads but still have full range of movement at the knee. Very cool technology at work here! ($128)
In a Flurry Vest in Porcelain Pink: I’m not a pink person, but this oversized down vest is making me double-think that a little. It does come in black and frontier (khaki) as well, but this soft pink is so pretty. The outer portion is water-repellent and you’ll find a cinchable drawcord at the hem to customize your fit. ($198)
Broken Beats Pullover in Black: This reminds me of the Retreat Yourself Pullover that came out a couple weeks ago and that I’m STILL obsessed with. I love the slightly cropped length and bell sleeves. The Stretch French Terry fabric is sweat-wicking, four-way stretch and soft against the skin. ($108)
(Not many new men’s items this week, so I stuck with only calling out two top picks.)
Alpine Air 1/2 Zip in Astro Blue: This Merino Wool sweater is naturally breathable and moisture-wicking. It’s a perfect mid-layer on cold days; the high collar will keep the wind at bay or you can unzip it to let in some air. ($168)
Easy Commute Pant *31″ in Frontier: Designed with biking to work in mind, these are a commuters dream. The fabric is water-repellent and the cuffs can be rolled up to show reflective details. ($148)
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