Game Over

Posted: November 20th, 2013 by Jennifer

I’ve somehow assimilated to California living and lifestyle by the sheer luck of finding a brand.

In my pursuit of looking for another dog walking/workout outfit and wanting to avoid Lululemon at all costs (see below), I forced myself to return to a store I hadn’t set foot in for 17 years: Madison.

I have an aversion to buying workout gear. Not because I don’t work out, but because I’d rather put my dollars towards show-stopping outfits and accessories, not towards pain and sweat.

Therefore, I have two workout options I alternate between, both purchased from the downtown Brooklyn Target store circa 2008: Black head to toe, branded by Champion. A champion I am not.

In my rack rummaging at Madison I found these NSF sweats fashioned after old-school football pants. I put them on and immediately did a touchdown dance. Unconventional? Yes. Comfortable? Yes. Would I look like another one of those Los Angelenos doing errands after yoga in their see-through pants? No.

I had never heard of NSF, but after doing a little research I found out they are an LA brand founded in 2005 (I know, I’m a little slow). “Relaxed, Casual and Cool” describe their customer. “Casual luxury and easy elegance” describe their clothes.

Am I as “relaxed, casual and cool” as they describe? No. But “happy” I am as I walk through the canyons with my dog and just as happy while doing The Bar Method next to an ex-Lakers girl. Not a joke.

I love how distressed, comfy and versatile these NSF separates are.

As shown below, if you change out your footwear and layer up with a little jacket, a lemonhead you are not. You just might describe yourself as “relaxed, casual and cool”…a true Californian.

You can find NSF at madisonlosangels.com, and American Rag (amrag.com). Both Los Angeles institutions. Both a total score.

NSF collage, blankstareblinl.com

 

3 Comments

  • November 20, 2013 - 6:31 pm | Permalink

    Cute stuff! Gonna check it out.

  • Hillary
    November 21, 2013 - 9:31 pm | Permalink

    Please promise me you won’t look like you’re wearing pajamas!

    • November 22, 2013 - 5:18 am | Permalink

      Good point, Hills. But I promise – cross my heart – that I won’t look like I just got out of bed even if I have just gotten out of bed. xxJ

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