lululemon lab
lululemon lab
lululemon lab

J Crew sweater, Lululemon Lab skirt, Topshop heels, Mimco necklace, Proenza Schouler PS11

With the wind and the rain constantly lingering over Wellington, I couldn’t be more thrilled that my move to warmer shores is less than seven days away. One thing I will undeniably miss, will be the those spontaneous walks with almost constant seaside views, which even under the haze of rain soaked skies, has a raw unfinished beauty unlike anything else I’ve known.

Softening the blow of this less than stellar weather, was the arrival of a few pieces from Lululemon’s Lab collection. An extension of Lululemon, the Lab collection focuses on function and form, creating garments that are versatile and innovative. While Lululemon has more of a yoga-facing focus, the Lab collection is designed for day to day wear, run in limited quantities.

My favourite piece so far, without a doubt has been the black neoprene future varsity skirt. Surprisingly functional, it’s perfectly suited for those weekend bike rides for a much-needed caffeine hit, or just as easily dressed up for an evening out. For someone like me who has spent the last few years attempting to streamline and define, the concept marries beautifully with my current ideals. For those based in Wellington, the first lab capsule is due to drop in store over the next couple of weeks; and needless to say, I’m looking forward to seeing what else the Vancouver-based Lab has to offer.

Get the look:


  1. Adela February 10, 2014 / 10:31 pm

    Cute look 🙂 I have a similar j.crew sweater.
    Adela x

  2. Vulette February 10, 2014 / 10:39 pm

    Crazy that a sportswear brand is doing some cool, wearable clothing! I just always associated Lulelemon with yoga and the like.

    Seven days til Sydney!? That has flown by! Was trying to get a long weekend in Sydney for Easter but it looks like tickets are stupidly expensive so might not happen for a little while… I’ll keep you informed!

    • jamie-lee February 11, 2014 / 12:31 pm

      Me too – the Lab range, from what I’ve seen so far, is pretty incredible. I have a jacket too which has been perfect for the Wellington wind.

      I know right?! Hard to believe on Sunday I’ll be in Sydney but it’s pretty exciting. Bummer about Easter but let me know when you end up popping over, will be great to catch up xx

  3. soph February 10, 2014 / 10:45 pm

    I had no idea about the Lab range. That skirt looks so wearable. Looks like they’ve got some good stuff.

    • jamie-lee February 11, 2014 / 12:32 pm

      The skirt reminds me a little of the T by Alexander Wang neoprene skirts, although perhaps a little shorter and fuller? I love how wearable it is though, it’s a great concept!

  4. mycatssaymeow February 11, 2014 / 1:21 am

    I had no idea that Lululemon made street clothes – I really like that skirt! Wonder if this collection is available in Oz?
    Still kicking myself that I didn’t buy that knit… it sat in my Outnet cart for days until eventually it sold out 🙁

    • jamie-lee February 11, 2014 / 12:33 pm

      I think that the Lab range should be available in the Sydney store, although I can’t say I’ve seen it online. Judging by what I’ve read, the pieces are very limited and in Vancouver tend to sell out pretty quickly (perhaps why I can’t find it online?).

      Ah only problem about the sweater? It’s not very soft wool 🙁 Almost wish I’d bought the Country Road one instead….

      • Rachel February 23, 2014 / 1:55 am

        That’s because it’s a Factory piece, not J.Crew per se.

  5. Tara February 11, 2014 / 12:36 pm

    Such pretty snaps, that skirt is a really cool shape and it looks great paired with the sweater. <3

  6. Theresa February 11, 2014 / 7:08 pm

    I wasn’t aware that they had come out with a Lab line. I’ll have to check more of it out. Love that skirt on you! And best of luck with the move babe. So exciting that it’s almost here!!


  7. Stephanie / FAIIINT February 12, 2014 / 10:30 am

    Like the others said, I had no idea they made ‘normal’ clothes too, I just assumed it was all yoga/exercise wear. The skirt is a really great piece, I love the use of the zigzag stitch over the pleats at the top too, such a small but nice detail! Lots of luck with the move too! 🙂

  8. Sharday February 13, 2014 / 5:19 pm

    Wow, such a cute skirt! Totally would not expect that from Lululemon! P.s. I live in the land of Lulu.. the head office is in Vancouver 😉

    x Sharday

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