RECAP: ESPN THE PARTY!

Will & Devon at ESPN The Party

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Will & Devon at ESPN The Party

Held at San Francisco’s historic Fort Mason Center, ESPN The Party featured D-Nice at the DJ table and a live set by Nick Jonas. We were parked right next to the red carpet, where the Express Interview Lounge co-hosts, ESPN’s SportsCenter correspondent Will Reeve and Express model Devon Windsor, had exclusive access to the VIP lineup.

Will looked like he’s after a modeling gig in his navy suit and Devon owned that halter top and skirt. Kudos to our girl for being a total pro despite a major travel delay that had her flying cross-country just in time to make it. (Whew!)

ESPN The Party

The pair got the scoop on game predictions and party dream guests from stylish football players past and present like Tyrod Taylor, Marcedes Lewis, Dhani Jones, Santonio Holmes, Anthony Hamilton and Sammy Watkins. Comedian Finesse Mitchell stopped in, along with Miss USA Olivia Jordan and Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach (if their game was seeing who could work a cut-out dress harder, we’d call it a draw). Also on the guest list: Tim Tebow, Terrell Owens, Reggie Bush, Ashley Greene, AnnaLynne McCord and a dressed-to-kill Chanel Iman.

Guests at ESPN The Party

Recap of ESPN The Party

Express ESPN The Party

Inside, a crowd of over 2000 grooved to D-Nice’s party mix and lined up at our booth to snap pics, check out new looks and snag an exclusive Express/ESPN tee. Nick Jonas took the stage to cap off a stellar event, then out came a surprise guest: his brother Joe, to perform “Cake By the Ocean” from his band DNCE.

Photo Booth at ESPN The Party

Such an exciting night. Thanks to ESPN, Will, Devon and everyone who came out to our booth or watched on Snapchat or Periscope. We’ll see you at the next party!

 

 

GIRLS’ NIGHT OUT: GO GLAM!

Wine for Girls Night Out

You’ve laughed, cried, danced and had a few (or more) together, and you could see this relationship lasting the rest of your life. Of course, we’re talking about you and your besties.

Regardless of your romantic status, make a night of Valentine’s weekend all about your squad. And just for fun, make the dress code splashy.

Whether it’s a sequin dress to bring sparkle to the night, a leggy romper look with heels, an LBD that brings the see-through details or a barely-there halter dress that seems to float on air, find what makes you feel strong and sexy and work it. With your girls at your back, you can’t go wrong.LBD for Girls Night Out

As for what to do, skip the restaurants that’ll be packed with couples. A few ideas:

  • Play a few slots at the casino.
  • Make a stop at a microdistillery or a below-the-radar bar.
  • Get your palms read.
  • Go see a band you’ve never heard of.
  • Three words: All-night diner.

Women's Dresses for Girls Night Out
Women's Dresses for Girls Night Out

What fun destinations have you hit with your friends? Share in the comments.

 

VALENTINE’S DAY: WHAT ELSE TO WEAR

Gout Out on Valentine's Day Outfit Ideas

When February 14 rolls around, you expect to see lots of girls celebrating V-Day in sexy little dresses. But for some ladies, doing what’s expected just doesn’t sound right. For these rule-breakers, we’ve got tips on how to mix up your Valentine’s style and still leave ’em hot & bothered.

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Women's Portofino Shirts

For a going out look, we love the idea of balancing more coverage with body-conscious silhouettes, especially if you and your date are going out in chilly weather. But drape can be dramatically sexy, too. Just pair something that flows like a Portofino Shirt in a sweet print with a form-fitting counterpart like dark denim or scuba leggings. And don’t forget some skin.

The combination above – embellished, shoulder-baring cami and sleek black pants – is a good example of getting the mix just right. From there, being date-ready is just about adding accessories that enhance the sexy vibe you’re after (tip: there’s no better moment to rock a pop of red) and finishing with a scent that suits you – like our newest fragrance, Amaze Express.Women's Sour Cherry heels, sunglasses, lip gloss and handbagStaying In Valentine's Day Outfit Ideas

Skipping the V-Day crowds for an intimate night in? Feel free to keep things casual, but be sure to choose pieces that show you thought of your company as much as your comfort. One outfit possibility: Jeans in a silhouette that flatters your shape with Express One Eleven layers on top. The fabrics feel great to the touch, and flesh-baring styles like this double-V cami will give your bae an irresistible eyeful.Women's Express One Eleven ribbed tankWomen's graphic tees Another indoor option: Soft leggings and a Valentine-appropriate graphic tee. If V-Day hits while you’re still in the getting-to-know-you phase of a relationship, a look like this keeps the mood of the night light and easygoing, and a good statement tee helps clue your date in on exactly what you’re thinking.Women's Express One Eleven bodysuit

What are you wearing on V-Day? Are you loving a dress look or looking for something different? Our Comments section is live & ready for you to share.