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Fit Review Friday! Athleta Haul! Relaxed Tee, Essence Tie Back Tank, Threadlight Layering Tank, Jacquard Mantra Capri

Happy Friday everyone! I have not purchased anything new from Lululemon the past couple of weeks. Instead I've been shopping at Athleta, Werkshop, and Free People. I just got my Werkshop leggings in today and looooove the prints. They look gorgeous in real life. I'm planning on a shoot this weekend so I'll have a post ready for you all next week.

Here's what I have so far from Athleta. I'm still missing a few pieces that are on back order. For reference I'm 4 feet 11 and typically a size 4 in Lululemon's tops and bottoms which translates to PetiteXS or XXS in Athleta sizes.

I really love how soft this tank is and it has a nice drape that skims over the body. The length is long and covers the bum. It's the perfect tank to wear over leggings. The front is a little bit shorter and longer in the back. I purchased this in the PXS and the fit is really great. I've already pulled the tags off of this one and wore it out casually over the weekend. I loved it so much I also ordered this in soft lilac which is on the way. 

Next up we have the Essence Tie Back Tank in cassis. It's currently sold out online, but it's almost identical to Lululemon's dark adobe. The tank is also super soft and reminds me of pima cotton but it's actually made of polyester, lyocell, and spandex. 

Essence Tie Back Tank Cassis Size XXS

I'm still debating whether to keep this one or not. The fit is great, but I just don't know how often I'll reach for it since I can't tie a centered knot in the back for the life of me. The fit is loose but adjustable, since you can tie it as fitted or as loose as you want, or not tie the tank at all. 

If I thought the Essence Tie Bank Tank was soft, this Threadlight Relaxed Tee feels like heaven. I really want to keep this one, but I'm returning it as I couldn't get it to work on my body. I feel like this would be more flattering on someone taller and a little more slim. 

 This tee is asymmetrical as you can see in the picture with my outstretched arms. Unfortunately this top does not come in petite sizing and even in the XXS it looks a bit too big. I bought this in the pretty silver bells color, but as much as I think it's a lovely tee, it just doesn't quite work on me.

Threadlight Relaxed Tee Silver Bells XXS

The front hugs my belly in an awkward way with unflattering draping. I thought the side wasn't much better, and it looks a bit shapeless on me. I did however, like the back view, but not enough to change my mind. 

Bum looks nice!

Last, we have the Jacquard Mantra Capri in navy. The fit is high rise but still sits underneath my belly button. I really like the jacquard fabric, but totally forgot I already have a pair really similar to this color from last year, so I'll be sending this back, but I may exchange it for cassis. The fit of these is exactly like the Mantra Capris I have in abyss.

I purchased these in PXS and the length is 20.5 inches long. I love that these come in petite sizing for us girls who are vertically challenged. The calves are just a little bit loose, but not a deal breaker. (I have super thin calves). The fabric is soft and lightweight and very comfortable. 

That's it for me! So happy the weekend is here! I was hoping the Coaster Go To Sweatshirt would have arrived in time for this post but it's still on backorder. It looks sooooo soft. I can't wait to get it. I've also have a post coming up on Nordstrom's sale! I do not have a Nordstrom card, so I'm patiently waiting for the sale to go public.  I'll have my picks coming up.

Have a great weekend!



  1. Love the tanks on you, but I understand sending back the tie-back one. This would be really impractical for yoga poses where you are on the back. Also really like the mantra capris, and am thinking of adding those to my collection.

    1. Since you also have the Mantra Capris in abyss, are you thinking of getting it in navy or cassis?
      Agreed on the tank, my husband mentioned that's not going to be comfortable if anything is against your back.


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