Needless to say, I know I have an addiction. But when one has an addiction to something and is trying to quit, they try to find something to help fill the void and ease the pain.
Smokers can smoke those new electronic cigarettes (confession, I kind of want to try the non-nicotine blue ones...they look so cool). Drinkers can drink non-alcoholic beers or virgin margaritas (SO not the same - says Tequila fan Jill) to least get the taste part covered.
But what do Lulu addicts do?
I'll tell you. We try to find substitutions. Pieces that look good, are high quality (like the Lulu of old) and that are not as expensive. However, this search can be frustrating due to the lack of options out there that fit this criteria. The closest I have found is Zella at Nordstrom. I do love their stuff but the selection is not as vast and I have not really fallen in love with their colors/patterns.
Fabletics is hands down, my new favorite substitute (note I said sub, not replacement - I cannot make a permanent switch yet).
If you are not familiar with Fabletics, here's the scoop direct from their website (also because I am too lazy to re-type it):
Fabletics is an exciting new collaboration between actress Kate Hudson and the founders of JustFab. Fabletics delivers high-performance athletic wear at an affordable price. Fabletics apparel focuses on fit, function and style, offering complete, coordinated Outfits for your workout and beyond. All of our high-quality apparel and accessories are designed in sunny Los Angeles.
The best part of Fabletics is their VIP program. Basically, you join for free and once you sign up and become a VIP member, you pay $49.95 a month to get a 2-3 piece outfit of your choice. I mean, you can't really even buy a top at Lulu for that much and with Fabletics you get at least two items (top and bottom). '
On the first of the month, you get a email showing you selected outfits for the month. You then get to choose an outfit (note most are $49.95 but some might be more if they have more items), pick from the available colors and patterns and then it's sent to you within a week. You do have to click to see the options because the main photo of the outfit they show you is not limited to the colors in the picture. You can choose from so many other colors/patterns and totally customize your look.
How fun is that?
Want to now know the BEST part??? If you don't love any of the outfits selected, you can skip the month and are not charged anything. You just have to skip by the 10th of the month otherwise, you will be charged. And you can cancel at anytime, just let them know before the next billing cycle and you're out.
Ok now there is even something BETTER than all of that...Ready for it??
When you sign up, you get 50% off your first outfit!! Seriously. An entire outfit for $25!!
On my first month, I got the following pieces and LOVE them!!
I got the pants in a black snakeskin pattern, though, and they are awesome. Everything was high quality, not sheer and comfy. The jacket is super light and soft but very breathable. Similar to the Lululemon Swiftlys but with a zipper...oh and half the price! :)
I just ordered my second outfit for Jan and am super excited. I got this cute little get up but chose the camo capris and a blue headband instead! Yay!!
Fabletics Lima Capri - Camo
So go ahead and try them and if you do, use this link to help a sister out! Full disclosure, I do get referral credits for anyone who signs up with this link. But know that I was not compensated to write this post...this is my true opinion and I just wanted to share my excitedness with all of you! PS - I know that's not a word but when you are excited, weird things happen.
Try it. Try it. Try it. Then let me know your thoughts, k??
Have you ever tried Fabletics? Share your opinions below if so! If not, what subscriptions do you recommend?