I shopped til I dropped…

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Wednesday night was the much awaited Express Canada Grand Opening event at the Eaton Center. And to make an exciting event EVEN better – they had 50% off EVERY item in the store!!! High quality clothing at deeply-discounted prices? You couldn’t keep TOBeautyReviews and me away even if you tried!

Partners-in-crime: TOBeautyReviews and I perfecting our Anna Karenina-inspired looks…

The new Eaton Center store is gigantic – the women’s section extended back through 4 different rooms – Dresses & Sweaters, Coats & Workwear, the Denim Room and Accessories (shoes, bags, scarves & jewelry). It’s no surprise we spent over 2 hours exploring all the items and picking out our favorites!

Massive store!

The first section I was drawn to was the outerwear section – I was reunited with the faux fur vest I loved so much – and tried on its grey sister too. I also loved this blush pink minus-the-leather jacket and an adorable black coat with toggle button and fur details.

Express Feathered Faux-fur vest,  Express Fur-trimmed Wool Blend Toggle Coat in Black
Clockwise: Faux fur vest, (minus the) Leather Peplum Seamed Moto Jacket in Rose, Feathered Faux-fur vest, Fur-trimmed Wool Blend Toggle Coat in Black

In the next section I found some ladylike pieces featuring my favorite colors and materials – the black and white lace top is so chic – especially when paired with the black peplum skirt, while the neon pink & cream lace dress is both elegant and fresh. I also spotted the sequined top I had admired so much during my weekend shopping trip.

Clockwise: Lace Yoke Ruffle Sleeve Easy Tee, Iridescent Sequin Tulip Back Tank, High Waist Peplum Pencil Skirt, Eyelash Lace Embellished Elastic Waist Dress

After sorting through all the clothes I loved (and there were a LOT!) I headed into the accessories section where I found: sparkling flats, taupe wedge boots and over-the-knee black boots. Pretty much all the footwear you need to get you through the holiday season!

Top to Bottom: Textured Bow Top Flat, Covered Wedge Zip Bootie, Tall Wedge Zip Boot

Of course I was happiest when surrounded by bags – as usual, I was carrying around an armful! I especially loved this colorblock tote and the chic black-and-white satchel – it matched my shirt perfectly! There was a wall full of beautiful bags to choose from featuring sparkling metallics, classic blacks & browns – and a multitude of colorful wristlets perfect for nights out.

Bags and Satchels by Express
Color Block Satchel & Turn-Lock Top Handle Satchel

As you can tell – I was spoiled for choice – but I did end up selecting 3 items – can you guess which 3 I picked? I won’t reveal them just yet – but you’ll be seeing them in upcoming posts!

Are you excited about Express expanding in Canada? What are your favorite pieces from their current holiday collection? Check out the Express holiday catalog here.


p.s. All photos are courtesy of my amazing hubby!

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  1. Jennifer from Spiced Beauty
    November 25, 2012 / 5:59 pm

    Love it!!

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      November 26, 2012 / 3:42 am

      Thanks Jenn!

  2. alison*elle
    November 25, 2012 / 8:58 pm

    Is that the first Express store in Toronto? How funny that it came to Vancouver first… usually it's the other way around. Looks like they've got some good stuff in store right now!xo, alison*elle

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      November 26, 2012 / 3:44 am

      There were some locations that had opened in the GTA back in 2011 – but they're really spreading out now! Yes – they have lots of good things – it was so hard to choose!

  3. Lindy May
    November 26, 2012 / 2:40 pm

    I'm so jealous!! Looks like you had a great time!Hmm…as for what you bought…my guesses are the faux feathered fur vest, the black and white bag and the taupe wedge boots. I don't think I could have just narrowed it down to just three though, lol. I love everything dear hubby photographed for you. 🙂

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      November 26, 2012 / 2:53 pm

      Good guesses! I can't wait to do the upcoming posts where I reveal what I got! It really WAS hard narrowing it down to a few items 🙂

  4. Mehreen
    November 26, 2012 / 7:57 pm

    looks like so much fun!!!! I love that fur hat!:) wish iw as able to make it out!!! hopefully next time!

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      November 26, 2012 / 10:13 pm

      It was fun – but super-crowded! We definitely have to meet up sometime soon 🙂

  5. Anonymous
    November 26, 2012 / 9:38 pm

    Pretty sure you got the faux fur vest (which i want SO bad!), booties and the white & black satchel???

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      November 26, 2012 / 10:17 pm

      Good guesses – 1 is right and another is very close 🙂 I'm so bad at keeping secrets, I want to reveal my choices already LOL!

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