Monday, April 12, 2010

Lululemon: A Love Affair

I'm back!  I was in a bit of a funk last week, and appreciate all the supportive comments and e-mails I got after last week's post.  After that brief hiatus, I'm feeling better and ready to get my head back in the game.  I'm keeping it positive and focusing on the things I love that feed my soul: my family, my cooking and EXERCISE, which is single-handedly keeping me sane right now.  I've been doing a lot of running, and am itching to get back in a yoga groove as well.  And what could be more inspiring and smile-inducing than a post about one of my favorite things: killer athletic gear from Lululemon Athletica.  Lululemon is just one more reason to adore Canada.  Their line of gear is so flattering and so comfortable, it is hard to imagine working out in anything else once you've gone there.  The clothes are an investment, but if you care for them properly (no dryer ever, ever, ever!), they'll last forever. 
LOVE IT (current fave piece in my Lulu collection):
The Groove Pant is the Old Reliable of Lulu.  It hits every curve the right way, and is about the most comfortable thing in my closet.  If I could, I'd wear these every single day.

COVET (on my Lulu list):
Okay, check out this little collage, made by moi on my newest favorite time suck website, Polyvore.  Polyvore is a way to gather ideas and images, and arrange them together into little virtual inspiration boards. In my homage to Lululemon we have (clockwise from top):
The Astro Pant: How is it different from the Groove Pant, you ask?  It's not really, and I don't care! I do love the little overlap on the waistband.  There, that's how it is different from the Groove Pant. :)
The Define Jacket: My buddy Molly has been sporting this on our beach walks, and I openly covet it here.  The pullover mitts make it perfect for cold weather runs.  Love.
The Luon Headband:  Ever since my fave new Boston hairstylist "reshaped the inner architecture" of my hair, I'm getting wispies in my face while I run.  It's worth it for this cute new haircut, but one of these babies would nip that problem right in the bud.
Cute Lulu runner chick:  For inspiration.  Although I don't think I could pull off the pulled up sock thing, nor would I want to.
The Manifesto Racerback:  Since the baby, I really appreciate all tops that don't hug the belly area.  This tank looks like a great combo of support up top and forgiveness in the mid-section.
The Run:Team Spirit Crop:  These look like the perfect spring running pant.  I am currently running in yoga pants (not ideal) or freezing my buns off in my sister's hand-me-down soccer shorts (also not ideal).  Loving the looks of these for wearability and practicality.

And there you have it: merely thinking about getting a good sweat in one of these get-ups is enough to raise my endorphin levels.  I am already smiling.  Creative project on Polyvore? Check.  Virtual window-shopping retail therapy?  Check.   Now I just have to get out there and hit the road.

1 comment:

  1. Hey Mama J,
    great post. We love polyvore too, what a great collage you created. Be sure to send anymore you create our way and keep an eye out for a few of ours too.
    Glad you are loving our product & it helps inspire your workouts.
    Looking forward to hearing more from you.

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