R.I.P Juicy Couture…See You @ Kohl’s??

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So I know this post comes about a month after Juicy closed all of its US stores, but I have been in grieving silence for the past month trying to collect my thoughts.

I am a lady who has 1/4 of her closet arranged by colors of the rainbow (red to black and every gradient in between) of Juicy Tracksuits. #dontjudgemeplease

I am so going to miss their lines of colorful, fun, playful fabrics (terrycloth and velour all day long) and two-piece swimsuits that actually fit me. I think they had a Pinkberry problem – what I mean is too many products, too much expansion…too fast. I mean, my dog was seriously missing their pooch line – okay, I was totally missing their pooch line, no offense to Coach but I’m over them (Coach stuff seems to fall apart on me every other day…bought a purse and used it once, it looks like I’ve taken it through a dryer cycle on full speed).

And as for the new posts out there comparing Juicy to Lululemon, maybe they’re onto something. Maybe the modern woman wants to look classy and put together. Okay, so who says you can’t do that in a Juicy tracksuit? Why do you gotta be all matchy-matchy with it, Paris? I prefer to wear one Juicy item at a time – and heck, even mix and match my outfits.

And yes, I will be venturing out to Kohl’s to check out the new Juicy line — hope it doesn’t turn into a Hard Candy fiasco (I hate setting foot in Walmart)…

 

Onwards & upwards,

 

The Socal Socialite

The Lululemon Luxe Effect

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I finally succumbed to trying the latest trend in yoga fashion, lululemon. I usually would just save my Victoria’s Secret old t-shirts and pants and workout in those, but it was only a matter of time before I began seeing lululemon pants and workout gear showing up to the yoga mats all around me on the regular. I started to feel out of fashion and sloppy. Almost crunchy, like how dare I put on these old clothes when I can be fashionable, fabulous and fitness-savvy?

I didn’t even use the fitting room, I just figured what my size was and took a go. Of course, being that I always like looking for the deals, I wasn’t about to make a regular priced purchase – I made it work from the sale rack. Got my first pair of yoga pants for $76, marked down from $92, and my first tank top for $32 marked down from $42. Yes please, I’ll save $26 anywhere I can.

I slide the pants and shirt on and wow, I feel lighter already. Toned, slimmer, and ready to hit the mat. Unfortunately, I was going to a vinyasa flow class and didn’t realize how sweaty I would get. I rolled up the pants into capris about halfway through the class, but other than that, I left feeling even lighter and still feeling like I could go to lunch or run errands without everyone knowing I had just burned a bunch of calories.

Yes, lululemon is addicting, but there is just something about feeling like you are put together even when you are working out. It’s an extra dose of self-esteem for the fashion-conscious female who is all about fitness. 🙂

Do you have an experience (good or bad) with lululemon fashion? I’d love to hear it in the comment section below!!