I still have to test them out for comfort level during long sessions, but I think this is what I'll be wearing at Columbia and Eagleman this year. They just arrived today and feel great!
A Zoot mesh tri jersey - $47.50 on sale. The cut is a little looser around the armholes than I like (but maybe that's better while riding the bike). It's very comfortable and seems like it will be cool while still providing shoulder and back coverage from the sun, plus it seems long enough it won't gap above my shorts. Best of all, it has a generous mesh pocket on the back. The color is a little strange - deep hot pink, nearly red. But it will do the job plus look fine on Buttercup, and that's what counts. The fabric is an unusal nylon/lycra stretchy mesh that should be durable and allow tons of air movement without being see-through.
I love these shorts!! DeSoto 4-pocket Power Tri Shorts (in black), $38 on sale (a great price for bike shorts). The pad seems a little thin for long-distance cycling, but the fit is great and there are TWO pockets on each side for my essential stuff. Maybe this will mean I finally will be able to do a triathlon without wearing my waistpack during the run!
I also purchased a few other new essentials at swimoutlet.com for the swim clinic this weekend - a pull buoy of my own, a new larger-sized comfortable silicone swim cap that all my hair will fit underneath and doesn't pull it out by the roots, and some Ultraswim shampoo to keep my hair from further turning into brown straw.