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  1. blue life fit

    October 15, 2014 by thelillinator

    blue life fit laser cut racerback sports bra

    many weeks ago i read on racked that planet blue was coming out with their own activewear line. at that point, i had only driven by a couple planet blue stores and never entered because, well, i was only interested in activewear. so given the article i was reading, now i had a reason to pay attention to planet blue (and now that THAT pandora’s box has been opened, well…) and for good reason! their initial offering is a bunch of sexy laser cut designs layered over nude performance fabric so that you look like you’re playing peekaboo with your goodies to whoever you decide to grace with your presence.

    within the last couple weeks, i saw carbon38 and at least one other online retailer send out emails announcing the launch of the blue life fit line on their platforms so i bugged my planet blue obsessed friend to know why i hadn’t heard her raving about it yet. apparently (and she had some corroborating feedback from others) she thought the line was overpriced for the quality of the goods. while that made me hesitate to straight up make an online purchase immediately, it didn’t stop me from thinking the pictured sports bra was one of the best looking things around so i carved out some time to go to beverly hills (and i don’t know why i put it that way. this trip made me realize it’s only 15 minutes away and there’s a lot of free parking. i need to get over myself) so i could see the line in person. my verdict? yes, it’s a bit pricey for the quality, but DAMN IT IS SEXY, and i’m superficial so how it looks is really all i care about. also, at least the sports bras seem to run about a size small, so bear that in mind if you decide to purchase it yourself (and after The Husband just now interrupted me to ask if i was writing about my boobs at all in this post since i’m writing about a sports bra [clearly haven’t so far], it occurred to me that i did not once have to think about my boobs while wearing it. i think that’s a pretty good thing in and of itself).

    after wearing it to pole tonight, i’m not completely convinced that it will hold up to constant wear for practice in class where i might subject the fabric to pulling (some parts of the laser cut layer seem a bit delicate), but it will be great for a costume piece because, did i mention? IT IS SEXY! i mean, have you looked at it?!

  2. a little more lulu

    July 15, 2012 by thelillinator

    cuz why not? and cuz i found that after i posted that huge list of lulu items last time, they somehow ceased to haunt me. though to be honest, i think the Husband is looking to get a running top from lulu and i might be able to piggyback an item or two on that trip. ;)

    i really liked the hot ‘n sweaty short lulu released awhile ago, but i like the some like it hot even better because it has scrunch butt detailing! who doesn’t want a scrunchy butt? (p.s. if i could still find the centered energy bra in flash, i would so wear all flash w/these shorts!)

    the wandering yogi bra is more of just a curiosity thing. i’m not crazy over the back (it’s kind of open with some braided strap detailing) but i feel like this would act a lot like a balconet bra and thus make boobs look amazing. we’ll see…


  3. costume pieces

    July 14, 2012 by thelillinator

    i have no performances planned but i saw a few really cute things on that would make great costumes! i’m really enjoying just training and learning right now but it’s good to keep some things in my back pocket just in case…



  4. free people by solow sport

    July 6, 2012 by thelillinator

    eh. it’s been a few days since fp movement debuted and i’ve been letting it sink in to see if my feelings changed over time. but alas, no. i was more excited for the free people yoga collabo with solow than was warranted. how disappointing! there’s maybe a dozen pieces to the line in a couple different pastel shades, mostly in fleece. i don’t know…i just wanted…more! i’m not sure exactly what i wanted more of but i guess it’s a lot more practical than i had hoped. i get it, they wanted to make something that was functional for yoga but does it really have to be reduced to relatively plain pieces with tie dye as the most spice to the line? le sigh. i kind of like this one sports bra. not enough to run out and get it now. like maybe if it was on sale in a couple months, i might try it on and see what’s what. i actually like the fishnet racer back bra a lot more except the weird texture on the boobs that you can see in the non-black colorways.

  5. housekeeping

    June 13, 2012 by thelillinator

    i’ll be honest. i really need to do this just to get rid of the many many MANY tabs i’ve been keeping open for new lululemon items. The Husband tells me my browser will work better if i don’t keep as many tabs open as i do. just in case he’s right, here’s what i’m currently coveting (and this doesn’t even count new colorways of the in stride jacket or vinyasa scarf!). let’s be clear though, regardless of if an item has “run”, “meditate”, or “bike” in its title, i will not subject myself to those sorts of torture. it’s purely to, during, and from pole for me!

    hot ‘n sweaty short

    centered energy bra

    city practice pant

    run in the sun long sleeve

    hot but not tank

    enlightened pullover

    my mantra long sleeve

    inner heart bra

    run in the sun pullover

    wunder under crop in deep indigo

    heat the street onesie

    polocrosse pant

    wandering yogi crop

    my mantra short sleeve

    diversity wunder under crop

    run for your money jumper

    run bound bra

  6. hot piece of ass

    May 10, 2012 by thelillinator

    forget thongs and crotchless underwear, i think this just might be the sexiest pair of panties i’ve ever seen. (and bravo on picking a model whose shape is worthy of them!) i wonder what the chances are to convince agent provocateur to sponsor a pole dancer…

  7. ooh la la

    June 10, 2011 by thelillinator

    while i don’t think i’d ever wear this, it’s so gorgeous that i just had to share.

  8. rock out

    February 25, 2011 by thelillinator

    as if leopard print wasn’t sassy enough, if you look REALLY close, you’ll notice that there are little skulls incorporated as well! must. have.

  9. fucksox!

    November 20, 2010 by thelillinator

    if you’ve read christopher moore you know what i’m talking about. if you haven’t, go! he’s an author with a zany sense of humor and a predilection for fantasy/sci fi. highly recommend him (my favorite is lamb: the gospel according to biff, christ’s childhood pal, ’nuff said). in his second most recent book, fool: a novel, he’s got a shakespearean court jester character whose favorite epithet is “fuckstockings!” that pretty much became my favorite epithet for awhile too. better yet, his most recent book, bite me: a love story (a follow up to you suck, bloodsucking fiends, and loosely related to a dirty job: a novel) brings the phrase into modern day with “fucksocks!” and what does the clever author go and do? he goes and find him someone to make him some so he can sell them in his store. i can’t wait! so wish he had more details than just “coming soon”!

  10. free people owns me

    November 4, 2010 by thelillinator

    i just got the free people holiday catalog and i want everything in the first third of it! it’s all so glittery and ruffly and lacy…le sigh. i envy how easily these models wear layer upon frothy layer. with me i feel like if i hit 2 layers i’m already the michelin man, much less adding socks over tights under boots with a hoodie under a blazer and a scarf…all additions to a skirt and tank under a dress. oy! oh well, let the girliness begin!