I felt really rushed this morning and overwhelmed with so many choices so I think I need to go back later today and try some pieces on again. I need to try the Green Vest on again because I think I want to see how I like in a size up, or in another color. I definitely want to try on the jacket in white.
Down For A Run Pullover $168 TTS 10
This is my TTS 10 and it fits roomier than the down run items from the past two years. I normally find them really snug in the hip and in the shoulders but this year definitely has more wiggle room and was easier to pull over my head than years past. I was really expecting not to like these but I fell in love with the black pullover. The Black Swan would have had my heart with the combo of dark purple with a rose gold zipper but I just didn't love the light contrasted RULU panels on it. The black just looked so much more slimming with the none tonal panels.
The butt flap in the back wasn't super great over my 'curvy' butt and I wish they had given this pullover the same back that the Down For A Run Jacket has with the quilting and scooped hem but the flap wasn't a total deal breaker for me. I'm not sure why the flap isn't symetrical though. Although I do love the green I'm not loving it in this glyde fabric for some reason so I just stuck with Black and Black Swan.
Down For A Run Jacket $198 TTS 10
I also really loved the Down For A Run Jacket and especially loved the back quilting design. I wish I had also tried on the white but I looked at it and worried that I'd never keep it clean so why bother trying it on. Now that I'm home I wish I'd just looked at it at least. This was also a surprising TTS. I always find these down run jackets so snug around my hips that this felt downright loose. It wasn't loose, but it felt surprisingly unrestrictive. I'm having such a hard time choosing between the pullover above and this jacket. Both are great! I think the jacket is more versatile since you can outfit it better while the black pullover is more commitment to wearing a black pullover with no contrasting color showing to break it up. I'd also never wear the pullover out running since it is so warm, but I do see myself wearing it as a To/From to the gym and worn casually. Especially to soccer practice since it's become so cold here suddenly.
I really loved the black quilting on it. I found it so flattering and such a nice cut. I wish they combined the front of the pullover with the back of this jacket. That would have made it 100% perfect.
Update: I got to try the white one.
Down For A Run Vest $138, tight TTS 10
I didn't like the vest, maybe because it was green and didn't look very slimming on me. The ed that was working today was trying it on in black and it looked amazing on her (plus she's very thin, tall and blond so there is that). I just didn't feel tempted by this one at all. It was also snugger fitting than the other two pieces and squashed my bust down quite a bit.
The back didn't lay quite nicely over my hips/butt area.
The lighter contrast panels, although really pretty, just aren't very slimming on me.
Face The Frost 1/2 Zip $108
I accidentally grabbed this in a size down which would normally not be a problem for me in a stretchy pullover but because this is tech fleece it lacked the stretch that luon has and it was tight going over my head and my shoulders. Once on it was comfortable and looked nice but I definitely needed my TTS in this and would even possibly consider a size up, just because of the lack of stretch. This came in black and
Ultraviolet (I think that's Ultraviolet - TEVI). Tender Violet!