This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Express. All opinions are 100% mine.
I was so excited to get the opportunity to attend the Express Canada Fashion Show last Friday night. I put on my highest heels, favorite Express shirt (featured here) and headed downtown to the Express tent at World Mastercard Fashion Week.
|Posing with TOBeautyReviews outside the show. My outfit: H&M blazer & necklace, Express shirt, Garage jeans & Zara heels, bag: Balenciaga)|
This was my first fashion show – and it definitely lived up to my expectations – glamorous crowd, party-like ambiance, beautiful models – and gorgeous, wearable clothes (no Lady Gaga-type outfits here!)
I was so grateful to receive an extra ticket for my photographer (AKA hubby!) I’m more of an iPhone/point&shoot user, while he’s in charge of our “big boy” camera. Having him there meant I could focus on all the amazing clothes without worrying about taking photos of my favorites – and I had a LOT of favorites! The most popular trends at the show were: Black & White outfits, Ladylike Peplum and Flowing Party Dresses.
BLACK & WHITE:
FLOWING PARTY DRESSES:
My personal favorites were the berry peplum tube dress, red pleated chiffon dress (modelled by supermodel Jessica Stam – as in THE INSPIRATION for the Marc Jacobs STAM bag!!!) and the black peplum dress with cap sleeves. They are so elegant and are perfect for holiday parties.
After the show, we were invited to the afterparty next door – I wanted some water so I stood in line for the bar…except – it was not a bar – it was a pop-up shop where they were giving party attendees free Express clothes!!! Seriously – how amazing is that?
The men had a choice of 3 button down shirts, while the women were given black editor pants…I’ve been wanting Express editor pants since last year (see the comment section of my post here) – so I was beyond thrilled to receive them at the party – it made an amazing night even better!
|With TOBEAUTYREVIEWS and SPICED BEAUTY – all smiles after getting our editor pants & waiting for DRAGONETTE (!!!) to start playing!|
I’ve loved Express since my university years in the US. I find their clothes super-stylish yet affordable – and suitable for both daily wear and
parties. I am excited about the expansion of Express in Canada – with
the launch of an Eaton Center store on November 21st! (click for Grand Opening event details here).
In honor of their opening, Express is giving away a $1000 shopping spree – all you have to do is fill out the contest entry form. (Contest ends November 19).
I hope you enjoyed reading about my experience – this is the first sponsored post I’ve accepted for this blog – but since it was for a brand I ALREADY know and love – it was an easy decision to make!
Huge thanks to my hubby for taking all the photos here (except for the first one) – they may seem a little blurry – but given the lighting and our seating position, he did an amazing job! My iPhone pics could not capture ANY outfit details – without him – my post photos would have looked like this LOL: