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Lucy Review

I’ve gotten more comments about the yellow top that I’ve been wearing recently than anything else! So I got some sweet clothes from Lucy a while back and you have noticed! I was wearing in my LA Marathon Course preview post and the butt workout post and I wanted to share with you guys how much I really like these two options from Lucy!

First off, the Yellow Top is by Lucy and it’s really great. I love the super soft material that it’s made out. We all know I love my soft material and that’s why I also like Zensah clothes. The zipper kind of gets a little weird and puckered every now and then, but I really liked the shirt overall. I also like how long the sleeves are and how long the top is. I was never worried that it would ride up, which is one of the most annoying things when running. I also like the texture of the fabric and how it wasn’t just plain. It adds a little sass! If anything sold me on this product though it’s the fabric. Lucy is pretty expensive but this is seamless and so incredibly soft which means no chafing! I also like the thumb holes in the sleeves because I love to pull my sleeves down and keep them around my hands. Here are some links to the jacket if you wanted to get one for yourself. It’s fairly lightweight and wasn’t warm in this when I ran for a 10k.

Lucy Aventura Half Zip

Lucy Velocity Half Zip

Lucy Gazelle Half Zip (this is the EXACT one I have in yellow)

Lucy Ravine Half Zip

Then I reviewed the Pace run shorts, which are ON SALE RIGHT NOW! So I really liked these shorts! They are not booty shorts, shocking, I know, but I still love them. They look really short on the model in the picture, but they are not that short on me. I really liked the lightweight material that they are made of and they are very soft. I was surprised how lightweight they were. If anything I didn’t like how the side of the shorts were not cut with a slit, but that’s me always wanting my shorts to be the shortest possible and also because of my running in high school, our team shorts were always the split cut kind. So that’s my opinion but overall, I really liked the shorts and the liner inside was very soft and the length was great.

Pace Short (I have them in blue)

Lastly, I received the long tights that they make. I haven’t seen them on the website but I have only one other pair of tights that I have and I really don’t like running in full on pants. I also feel like full on pants make me look like a mammoth running through the forest. Not exactly my fave picture. I prefer capris for sure, but I do like how these were not too heavy to run in and I do like the fact of how tight they are. If you’ve never worn tights while running, I really recommend you get a less expensive pair for testing and then move forward from there. You can find them at Target and Wal-mart. I think that my main problem is the fact that I don’t like them around my ankles. Sounds weird, but I think that’s why I prefer capris. Plus, I live in a mild climate so long pants are almost never necessary. I don’t have any pictures in the tights because they didn’t come out right, but I might try to get some soon. They are not on the website anyways though.

Tomorrow is a goal post for the Surf City Half Marathon that I’m running on Sunday. I can’t believe it’s already here! I know I won’t be going for a PR but I’m still excited for the race and the fact that it won’t be raining as previously predicted earlier in the week! WIN!


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  • Reply Brie (The Fit Bride)

    Hey, cool, I’m doing a Lucy review soon too. Can’t wait to try it! That yellow jacket is adorable.

    February 4, 2010 at 8:14 am
  • Reply Robyn

    I tried on a bunch of stuff at Lucy but didn’t think it was worth it for the price, but now you may have convinced me otherwise :)

    February 4, 2010 at 8:22 am
  • Reply Nikki

    Yeah I’m excited that it’s not supposed to rain too! My goal for Surf City? Just to finish! Tendonitis wrecked my training plan!

    February 4, 2010 at 8:24 am
  • Reply Julie @ Wearing Mascara

    Once I have the money, I’m gonna invest in better clothes. One of these days…

    Love the yellow top, especially the thumb holes :-)

    February 4, 2010 at 8:36 am
  • Reply Spamboy

    The shirts like that with thumbholes are life-savers on certain runs, when you get halfway out and wish you had brought a pair of gloves. I like to wear them, so I don’t have to worry about finding space in a pocket/belt for my gloves when I eventually shed them.

    February 4, 2010 at 8:40 am
  • Reply Stefanie

    I am pretty tall, so the Lucy shirt would be awesome for me as I am always on the hunt for shirts with long enough sleeves. Thanks for the review.

    February 4, 2010 at 8:40 am
  • Reply Robyn @wannabewriterrunner

    Okay I just bought the shorts, they were on sale for 9.99! I’ll let you know if I like them.

    February 4, 2010 at 8:43 am
  • Reply Nicki

    Ok, seeing as this is a fashion post, I have to ask about your “booty shorts”! I think they are sooo cute and more flattering than the baggy tempo shorts I own.

    Which tight shorts do you prefer? I have a pair of underarmor tight shorts, but once I put them on they stretch out to be so long on me. Can you point me in the right direction of the shorts you wear/reccommend??

    Thanks so much for your constant running advice/reviews — I love your blog. Good luck this weekend!!!!!

    February 4, 2010 at 8:44 am
  • Reply Jocelyn

    I’ve never heard of Lucy before you. I’m going to surf around there website! I smell a shopping spree coming

    February 4, 2010 at 8:47 am
  • Reply Julia

    I really ought to go check out the Lucys in the mall near my house!

    February 4, 2010 at 8:59 am
  • Reply Marlene

    Good stuff! I really love that top.

    THAT is exactly why I don’t wear tights… the tightness around my ankles drives me crazy. I also feel like they make me look like I have tiny legs and a big round middle section. :p

    February 4, 2010 at 9:00 am
  • Reply Morgan

    I love the shirts with the thumb holes! Uber cute!

    February 4, 2010 at 9:03 am
  • Reply Nina

    You are just full of GREAT info!! I have had my eye on that yellow top since the perky post and just love it. Such a nice sassy pop of color. By the way, I referenced your makeup post from a few weeks ago…I too, use bare minerals but am not so happy with their all over color for the face. Combining it with Benefit is BRILLIANT! I just re-stocked and I love the way my makeup looks today. Genius.

    February 4, 2010 at 9:09 am
  • Reply Alisa

    I seriously love that top! I’m not sure if I could pull off yellow but I love it.

    If I lived in So Cal I probably wouldn’t want to run in tights either =). Lucky girl.

    Can’t wait to hear about your goals for Surf City. I read your “getting race ready” article for the examiner–so true! After your experience with the timing chip, I don’t think I’ll ever forget mine =).

    February 4, 2010 at 9:29 am
  • Reply ilovesteaks

    didn’t you sign up for the full for Surf City?

    February 4, 2010 at 9:45 am
  • Reply Jessica

    Lucy is great. I spent a lot of money there in Nov so I could have some cute cold weather running clothes – including that same yellow top (except mine is mango or magenta or whatever…)

    February 4, 2010 at 10:22 am
  • Reply Rachael

    I just wish they still HAD the yellow :(
    I got the pace shorts in that cool pattern (that sorta looks like your damask backgroud here) and they’re black and blue and purple and YELLOW (hence the reason for the yellow half zip need) but oh well, I might just get the half zip in another color anyway! Thanks for the review!

    February 4, 2010 at 10:52 am
  • Reply Ms.V

    I LOVE the Lucy store in Palo Alto. Their socks are the shiz!

    February 4, 2010 at 12:21 pm
  • Reply Carol

    Love the Lucy clothes! Always nice to be fashionable and comfortable on those long runs!!
    Too bad Lucy hasn’t made it to Canada yet and also doesnt ship to Canada. :( Anyone know if there are Lucy stores in Maine or NH?

    February 4, 2010 at 12:40 pm
  • Reply liane

    Lucy isn’t in canada, but when I was in the US the last time, I happened upon a Lucy store during one of their major sales and scored a major amount of loot.
    I wasn’t in love with one of the tops I bought after my second run, it chafed under the arms (GRRR!) but the shorts and a long sleeved top were awesome. I use the tank now for non running gym activities.

    I only run in capris. I can’t handle long pants, and it’s not super cold up here on the west coast of BC for long pants either. I’m addicted to Nike capris.

    Now, I really want a sunny yellow top to wear. Makes me think of summer!

    February 4, 2010 at 12:54 pm
  • Reply Michaela

    Thanks for all the fashion info! If you’re gonna run, you might as well look cute out there, right? :) Hee hee! I checked out the Lucy link, but they are all out of the yellow. So sad! The yellow is by far the cutest.

    Good luck on Sunday! I am running the Kaiser Half Marathon in SF. Fingers crossed that we won’t be running in the rain!

    February 4, 2010 at 3:10 pm
  • Reply Kerrie @ Mom vs. Marathon

    That yellow top is awesome on you. On me? Different story. I have an REI top that has thumb holes in it and the ends of the sleeves fold over your hands. I love being able to have that option. :)

    February 4, 2010 at 4:53 pm
  • Reply Jessica

    I hate running in pants…I hate the feeling of the fabric between my knees while I run. Drives me crazy!!

    That top is super cute!! I’d probably wear it when I wasn’t running, too!

    February 4, 2010 at 4:55 pm
  • Reply Felice

    LOVE that yellow top!

    February 4, 2010 at 7:02 pm
  • Reply carpeviam

    Hooray for thumb holes! I love them and I love the top!

    February 4, 2010 at 7:57 pm
  • Reply Susan

    I love that yellow top…but they’re expensive!

    February 4, 2010 at 10:37 pm
  • Reply Tara

    I LOVE Lucy! get it? like the TV show! hahahaha I really liek there stuff, but I like it’s a tab costly…although I am sure it’s worth every penny.

    February 5, 2010 at 2:09 pm
  • Reply Jess (Fit Chick in the City)

    Love the review! I wish there was a Lucy close by. I really don’t like ordering a new brand online, but may give it a try.

    February 5, 2010 at 8:06 pm
  • Reply Lisa

    I love Lucy stuff, but usually have to wait until Christmas and birthday to get any. I love how long their shirts are. I have a gift card left over from Christmas… I might just have to head down there again to try that shirt and those shorts.

    It is ironic that you and I both posted reviews on Lucy this week.

    February 6, 2010 at 10:58 am
  • Reply Lauren

    LOVE Lucy and love even more that I have found some great things on sale there recently! I have the same top in a bright blue and love it. Have you seen their running skirt from last year?,default,pd.html?cgid=Sale_Bottoms&dwvar_223080_SALE_color=DEEP%20BERRY/AZALEA
    It’s only $15 now!! Target prices can’t beat that.

    February 9, 2010 at 11:37 pm
  • Reply Robyn

    Okay got my Lucy shorts and wore them today. They’re a little small on me but are so lightweight! I forgot I was even wearing shorts for a second. I’m glad I got them.

    February 17, 2010 at 3:41 pm
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