I have a newborn. I have a toddler. I work from home. I am not in pre-pre-baby shape. But even for this casual dresser my sweatpants from a trip to the Gap outlet in Maine 6 years ago are looking a little sad. I want to look good dammit.
I need something that’s comfortable, stylish and not too fussy. That’s why I was so happy when lululemon on St-Denis in Montreal contacted me about checking out some of their casual clothes. I need a wardrobe update (badly) and now that I’m done with my maternity days am happy to get some nice pieces that will last me through the ages.
(Coat, Shoes, Stroller and Baby are my own!)
At first when the store manager talked to me about casual clothing at lululemon I was a bit skeptical. It had been a while since I had ventured into the store and in my mind it was full of technical leggings, beautiful yoga tops and running bras that really work. I mean, half the reason I used to work out was so I could justify filling my closet with jewel coloured tops. So, imagine how surprised I was to see a huge selection of comfortable clothes that would work outside the gym.
I was still totally not sure what would look good with my changing body shape (I did just have a kid) so the helpful attendants held me by the hand and picked out all sorts of clothes that would work for my lifestyle and body. I loved trying on all the different pants and tops and seeing what worked and what didn’t. In the end I decided on this combination of cool greys and a punchy raspberry colour (just seen under the sweater and on the bag.)
What I’m wearing:
The Urban Sanctuary bag is perfect for your gym gear.. or as a diaper bag. It’s water-resistant and easy to wipe clean for spills and stains. There’s a front pocket to hold your mobile and a large zipper opening making it easy to pack and find all your stuff. There’s even a large wet/dry pocket in case you have dirty clothes.
The Yogi Crew Sweater is so warm and I love throwing it on for cold walks or warming up on the couch (it even has thumbholes in case you forget your mitts!) Underneath, the Cool Racerback tank is super versatile for layering, wearing on it’s own or actually working out in. It comes in a ton of colours too. My biggest surprise and love though? The Skinny Will Pant. It’s in a stretchy fabric but with a herringbone pattern that gives it just that bit of texture to elevate it from gym wear to smart street wear. There’s even pockets! I also like the fact that you can wear it high for extra tummy support of fold it over whenever you want.
We took the clothes out for a spin and headed down the street to the wonderful café Le Couteau where I indulged in a decadent hot chocolate and where many of these photos were taken. I felt great, was comfortable and I think even baby Alex liked it too!
Thank-you lululemon for the experience and the clothes!
*This post was sponsored by lululemon.