I cannot believe it's already August! Normally for the month of August- I go on a shopping ban and I really seriously should because the last few months I've bought so much quarantine clothing- even my husband is starting to give me the side eye every time a Lululemon package arrives at the door. 😅 I debated if I should do that again... but I've decided that I'll ban myself from Lululemon and Athleta, but if it's a small business like Werkshop I will support them if there is something I'm eyeing. I've been seeing a lot of businesses that are closing because of the pandemic and I'm sure we will continue to see a lot more closures if things don't get better soon. I'm pretty confident Lululemon and Athleta will make it out of here, but again nothing is for certain these days. Anyhow, I've decided to support smaller businesses for the month of August! I'm also going to edit my wardrobe and do a closet clean out. I know this may disappoint some of you that look forward to my Lululemon reviews. 😕 I will however make a purchase from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale that's coming up. I was shocked when I heard Neiman Marcus filed for bankruptcy and who knows, Nordstrom could be next.
That said I do have a couple of items I will be reviewing that are Lululemon/Athleta purchases that were made last month. This is one of them.
For reference I'm 4 feet 11 inches tall and typically a size 4 in Lululemon tops.
Ever since I purchased the Soft Ambitions Crop Crew I've been obsessed with the feel of the fabric. The Get Centered Crop Hoodie is made of the same material. I was debating between the misty pink and gray sage which looks like the perfect mix of green and gray. It's also a nice neutral and a very safe color for me. I decided to go with the pink because this top looks like it's fun and flirty with the peekaboo window and pink is the perfect girly color.
This is a cropped length but it still hits slightly below my waist. The sleeves are long, but not overly huge. The sleeves are less billowy than the Soft Ambitions Crop Crew. There are no thumbholes. The hood has drawstring ties which I don't 100% love. I think I would have been fine with just a hood without the drawstrings. The fit is slightly boxy but it's the style and overall I find this to be true to size. The fabric once again feels amazing! Super soft and buttery smooth.
The color misty pink is a very pale shade of pink. It's the kind of pink that's soft and pretty. I think it's a cute top. For $128 plus tax- it's a little steep. I'm not 100% sure I would reach for it often enough to justify the price tag. Maybe if it's on WMTM? I'm on the fence about this one. I'm turning the big Four-Oh next year. Part of me feels like this is something geared towards the younger crowd. I don't feel like I'm getting older but it's definitely in the back of my mind. What do you guys think? Can I pull this one off?
That's it for me! Hope you all have a fantastic week!