Yesterday I gathered up some gals and we headed out to Redmond to attend the NaLa Seattle trunk show. I had seen the NaLa website and had a quick peek at a few of their items at a store but you just have to get up close and personal to this line to see how truly fabulous it is. The creators of NaLa, Laurie and Nancy, were both in attendance and friendly, willing and able to introduce my friends and I to each piece. We each grabbed a stack and ran for the dressing room to assess our goodies. The fabrics are wonderful, so soft, like your best pair of jammies but yet cut to flatter, they look good. My favorite feature of many of their items is the banded waistline. Whether its at the top of the yoga pant to fold over and cover that tummy just right or at the waistline of the tops, to give the top some added length and add some pleating around your middle to again hide that not so perfect tummy. Only speaking for myself here of course! The line is very well thought out with just the right amount of choices to not overwhelm the buyer. The offerings included 2 different yoga pants, one a boot cut leg, the other, a narrow ankle with ruching. The bootcut leg is quite long so I recommend the ruched one for anyone under 5'7" if you don't want to have to alter. In the top department, there are six tops offered, two being cami's, one banded tank, one tee, and two longer sleeved tops. One of my friends purchased the "grab your girls and go" cami and it was really nice. It seemed to offer plenty of support and at the same time had the cutest lines to it. It looks like a very comfortable bustier without the actual ribbing and keeping the girls firmly tucked inside. Very flattering on. To round the line out, there is a hip hugger skirt to put on over your yoga pants for a very cute appearance as well as giving you a little extra coverage for those who don't like to walk around with a skin tight bottom. This is the perfect addition when you want to run to the market or school pick up line right after working out. Finally, NaLa carries a softer than soft scarf in three color combinations to match each of the other clothes. It has a ruffle look to it and is a great accessory to top off your workout wear. I was very impressed.
In speaking with Laurie about NaLa, she and Nancy (friends and fellow moms) both enjoy working out and felt there was a real void in feminine workout wear. They started putting their ideas together in October 2008 and a year later launched and started product shipment of NaLa. Their fitness line not only offers a new, feminine look to workout wear but also a more versatile one, allowing busy woman to feel comfortable running from the gym to the market to the school without feeling grungy or not put together. Good job gals!
For further details, check out their website at: www.nalaseattle.com
Locally you will find the NaLa line offered at Finch and Sparrow in Seattle, the ProClub in Redmond, and David Barton Gym at the Bravern in Bellevue.
For those of you in Arizona, you will find NaLa at the Westin Kierland Resort in Scottsdale.