I was out of town all of last week so I had to wait an extra-long time to get my orders, and it also makes me a little late to the lumberjack party. But I got to come home to a little mini-Christmas: these plus a new duvet cover. Wee!
Lululemon scuba hoodie in mini camp check cranberry
First up, I caved and bought the new mini camp check cranberry scuba hoodie, aka lumberjack 2.0. It was almost sold out, so it was one of those “buy now, decide later” situations. I had been a bit sad about missing out on the bumble berry camp check/lumberjack scuba last year, but I was really on the fence about the fact that it wasn’t a true red. So, I was doubly tempted when this true red check popped up as a surprise on last week’s upload.
As expected, the cranberry check fits the same as my other scuba hoodie ii. I find the fit of scuba ii’s to be really flattering.
The cuffs and trim aren’t quite a true black. They appear to be slightly red-toned, although they’re called black.
The inside is fleecy cranberry.
I had two reservations with this scuba. First, scuba sleeves are way long on me, and it can be hard to keep them out of my way. This pic shows as far back as I can pull the sleeves. My other scubas usually end up sliding down and get in the way while I’m cooking, doing dishes, washing my hands, etc.
My second issue is matching. I love red, and as I said above, I was glad that this is a true red, but it is one of the hardest colors to match. Pink, purple, and most teals generally look awful. Bright green makes you look like Christmas. Light/bright blues are hit or miss. Other warm colors like orange and yellow are just too much. So basically, that leaves you with neutrals and darker shades of blue and green. Not much to choose from!
There’s no doubt this scuba is super, super cute. I like how it looks on, and it for sure has a certain fireside-cozy appeal. I just need to decide whether I’ll want to wear it enough to justify keeping a $108+ purchase.
I also bought Glyder’s new white yogini tank, as I mentioned in last week’s post. Half of the proceeds of sales on this tank go to Sgt Pepper’s Friends, a rescue organization founded by yogini Rachel Brathen. This tank is a double win because it’s not only cute, but it’s also a message/cause I support.
How cute is this tank?? The fabric is made of Virtusof, a blend of rayon, polyester, and spandex that’s very soft. It’s lightweight and great for warmer weather. The fit is loose, which is fine by me since I think it looks nice that way, and because you don’t really want a white top to be tight anyway. The white will look great with just about everything, and this will be a great tank to wear casually with my speed shorts. This one’s keepers!