Before I get started can I just say that GAP and Brand About Town are my new BFFs? They sent me two huge boxes a few weeks ago filled with goodies for the party. One box was stuffed with the jeans. GAP sent me the Sexy Boot, Real Straight, and Always Skinny in sizes 0-12. Amazing! In the second box I found 25 super cute “Born To Fit” canvas bags, 20 vouchers for FREE JEANS (which I used a few to get jeans in sizes 14 and 16 for the party), two $50 gift cards to the GAP, and several %25 off coupons, a digital camera, and a flip video camera to capture the fun times. Also included were bags of popcorn, adorable “Born To…” M&Ms, and a “Born To Snack” ceramic bowl. It was literally everything I needed to throw a fabulous party!
Luckily I have two of the most awesome best friends a girl could ask for (Seriously, thank you so much, girls!), who helped me throw the party. We set up shop in my friend’s apartment and around 7pm girls began arriving. I think there were about 23 girls total. We chatted for a bit, snacked on some delicious food (pasta, shrimp cocktail, chips and dip, veggie and fruit trays, and chocolate chip cookies, YUM!), drank some wine, champagne, and beer, and then began trying on the jeans.
I must say, the jeans were a HUGE hit. Everyone kept commenting on how soft, stretchy, and comfortable they were. You can definitely tell that GAP has completely re-engineered their jeans and how they fit. The Sexy Boot were the most popular at the party, even with the necessary hemming most girls will need (hey, we can’t help if we are short!). Personally, I love the Real Straight. They are a lower rise, which I like, with a straight leg opening so they don’t flare as much as the boot cut and they aren’t as tight as the Always Skinny. They are all great though; you must go check them out yourself!
If you are looking for a new pair of jeans and you aren’t a fan of any of these styles (but how could you not be???) there are other styles available in the store. GAP’s new line of jeans include a Curvy, Long and Lean, Perfect Boot, and Boyfriend cut. Each style is available in a variety of washes from dark to light, so you should be able to find at least one pair that you love. I was curious a few days before the party, so I went into the store and tried on the other styles. And seriosuly, they are amazing. I may have to splurge and buy myself a pair of the Long and Lean because, omg, they are fabulous!
We had so much fun taking turns in the “fitting room” (aka bathroom) and strutting our stuff in a make-shift fashion show. After trying on the jeans we continued with a game where the two winners were given the $50 gift cards. I think it’s safe to say that everyone had a good time and looooved the jeans.
In case you needed any more proof, here’s a video:Vodpod videos no longer available.
So yes, the party was so much fun. Everyone left with a pair or two of jeans or a voucher. WIN. I didn’t want to leave my blog friends out of the fun though, so I saved you guys two vouchers! Yes, this means it’s time for a giveaway!
Here’s how to enter:
1. Leave a comment telling me why you would love a new pair of jeans (one entry).
2. Tweet about the contest on Twitter and leave a link to your tweet in the comments (one entry).
3. Write about the contest on your blog and link to it in the comments (one entry).
You have up to three entries for a chance to win a voucher for a FREE PAIR OF GAP JEANS with a value of up to $69.50!
Contest ends Monday, August 17th at midnight so get your entry in now! And go!