My PANTS PARTY! (And a giveaway!)

If you remember, I was chosen to be a Brand Enthusiast for the GAP, after meeting with the lovely Justine from Brand About Town. Well I finally got to have my party this Saturday, and it was so much fun! My parents were nice enough to let me have the party at their house in Queens, since there’s more room and it’s easier to get to on the weekends than the Boogie Down Bronx. And my dad vacated for a few hours so girls could try on pants wherever they wanted. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks Dad!

I got there a bit early to set up, and with the help of my mom and my Co-MOH Allison, we got to work:

GAP Born to Fit Party
The jeans station, the Born to Fit reusable bags, Born to… M&Ms and my “Drink Your Blues Away” beer cooler, serving Blue Moon and Blue Point Blueberry Beer.

My guests started trickling in around 2:30 or so, and after some introductions, mingling, food and blue drinks (by Arielle!), the jeans were attacked! It worked out that most girls went home with a pair (or 2) of jeans in their size, and if not, they got a voucher. One of my friends who couldn’t make it got a voucher today, and ran to the GAP and got the Long and Lean style. She was so excited, which made me happy.

The general consensus was this:

Real Straight: The wash on these were awesome. Everyone LOVED the cut and style. I am going to grab a pair for myself!

Always Skinny: Those who like skinny jeans loved these, and commented on how soft and stretchy they were. Those who don’t like skinny jeans thought they were nice, but wouldn’t get them otherwise.

Sexy Boot: These were loooooooooong. Or I have a lot of short friends. ๐Ÿ™‚ But people liked the cut, and were willing to get them shortened.

The Skinny and the Straight were definitely the two favorites.

My models, Arielle, Allison and Anna
My lovely guests/models with their jeans and Born to Fit bags

GAP and Brand About Town also sent me an AWESOME FLip video camera to document the party. (This camera is so cool! And tiny!)Well, here’s my first attempt at a video. (I tried to embed it, but it made my Internet Explorer crash like 5 times. So here it is –

GAP PARTY VIDEO!!

The party was so much fun, and really everyone loved the jeans. The only downside I would say about them is that they are long. In stores, I would get a petite or ankle length. Even the regular lengths were long for most of my friends! (But again, maybe we’re just all really short!)

GAP was also nice enough to give me not 1, but 2 gift cards to give away. For $50 each!! I gave away one at the party by having a contest to come up with the best drink name with the words “denim”, “blue” or “jeans”. (Or other pants themed words.) We had a bunch of great ones, but the winner was “Zip me up, Buttercup!” by Arielle! YAY!

So now, I have one $50 gift card left to give away to YOU! (Instead of keeping it for myself… aren’t I nice?) I also have two vouchers left to give away – each one good for 1 pair of FREE jeans at the GAP, good until December 31, 2010!! AND each winner will get the reusable Born to Fit bag!

Here’s how it’s going to work:

The contest starts NOW and ends on Tuesday, August 11. You have 1 week to enter and tell all your friends about it. ๐Ÿ™‚

You get:

1 entry for commenting on this post. Any comment. Any topic. Tell me how awesome you think I am. Flattery will get you everywhere.
2 entries if you become a follower of my blog, or are a follower already (let me know!)
3 entries if you tweet about the giveaway (I’m @LaceyBean)
4 entries if you blog about the giveaway on your own blog (and let me know!)

I’ll pick the three winners randomly on August 11th!! Happy entering!

Comments

  1. michelle woo says

    I'm going to one of these parties next Saturday and I'm so stocked! Man .. I should start doing some crunches come to think of it.

  2. How fun!! Those blue M&Ms are the cutest!

  3. Elizabeth says

    Looks like fun! Jeans are almost always too long for me too–I think i just have a longer torso and pathetically short legs.

  4. Elizabeth says

    Oh yeah–I am subscribed to your blog already, but I added you on the follow feature too. =)

  5. I am SO MAD that I couldn't make it. SO mad. Especially now that I know there were M&Ms.

  6. I am not entering the contest seeing as I already have 2 jeans vouchers and a gift card (actually, if I'm allowed to enter the contest, then…fine). I'm just here to say that I am an awesome bartender (lies), an awesome drink name thinker upper (not lies), and an awesome canvas bag model. Done and done.

  7. Love your blog. I just became a "follower" and here's my comment. Thanks for the chance to win!!

  8. LegallyBoston says

    Love the drink names that were suggested!!

    And, already a follower ๐Ÿ˜‰

  9. Perfect timing! I just realized yesterday that my favorite pair of jeans have a hole :*( tear. Now its time for a new pair! Also, I just became a follower of your blog, and I tweeted about it here: http://twitter.com/AmyDenev/status/3127363578 and I will post about it and send you the link! – Amy

  10. EthidiumBromide says

    Sounds like a great time! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Also, I follow via RSS reader.

  11. I am going to a pants party this week too, can't wait! I am hopeful that they won't be too long on me, since I am 5'10 ๐Ÿ™‚

    PS. I'm a follower, obvi, and am about to tweet ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. Working Girl Two says

    awesome! i could def. use $50 to get some new fall clothes! have you seen their fall line? so adorableeeee.

  13. alexa - cleveland's a plum says

    im so excited to have my party this friday!!

  14. Now, how did you know I'm in need of a new pair of jeans? ๐Ÿ™‚ I'm a follower of course and I'll be re-tweeting your tweet ๐Ÿ™‚ Stay tuned for a note from me telling you I've blogged about this as well.

    Plus, bonus, I'll be up in 3 weeks so no need to spend any money on shipping ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. Great giveaway! I'm a shorty too and it's always hard for me to find jeans that fit without me walking on them, so any help I can get would be great! Also, I'm already a follower ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. Bridget Marie says

    Who DOESN'T love GAP?!
    I already follow you and I tweeted about the giveaway @BridgetForney

    xo
    B

  17. love it! that sounds like an awesome party. no twitter…no blog…man, my odds are slim! like the kind of jeans i like to wear ๐Ÿ˜‰

  18. I'm a follower (or nice stalker). And I really need a new pair of jeans… and I guess I'll have to hem as well. ๐Ÿ™‚

  19. oooooh jeans party! Awesomeness, and you make a giveaway too, so generous!:)

  20. how fun, I am going to a party tomorrow night! I am super excited to see how these new jeans fit!!

    Also, smart idea to give two entries to whoever follows you, it's one of those things that I think people forget about doing (myself included)
    (I may have to use this idea on my next give away!-with proper credit of course)

  21. haha, well I was already a follower…I had to come out of the wood-work to comment. You sneaky devil you…I'll do anything for free stuff!

  22. so sad I missed it! I was dead from Revolution and then had to go to The Point. Looks super fun!!

  23. a newish reader coming out of lurkdrom! And I follow via bloglines.
    Party looked like tons of fun-I am super jealous!

  24. been reading for awhile (1 yr?) but don't think i've ever commented. however, i was just lusting after gap jeans the other day and would love to win ๐Ÿ™‚ thanks for the giveaway!

  25. also, i'm a follower via google reader

  26. Allison Blass says

    I wish I could have been there! so count this as me entering your contest.

    I also follow you on Twitter. ๐Ÿ™‚

  27. Dude, I got the boot-cut ones at Princess Quello's Born to Fit party and they are SO long. I'm freaking 5'7" and I can't even wear mine with heels. Ridic.

  28. Nautical by Nature Kate says

    I am a follower and will post on my blog too ๐Ÿ™‚

  29. oh yay i'm so excited to go to a gap party next friday, they seem like so much fun! so exciting! love it.

  30. Your jeans party looked like so much fun, and the fact that they gave you m&ms that said is so cute! Do you have any extra bags of m&ms lying around still? ๐Ÿ™‚

    And I'm already a follower

  31. I am soooo jealous!!! I want GAP Jeans!! They are my favorite, haha. I am a follower ๐Ÿ™‚

  32. First, I think I should win the gift voucher for FREE jeans because I am losing weight and soon I will need a smaller size of jeans!
    ANd I am already a follower. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  33. accidentallygraceful says

    Jean me! Am a follower. Do I get bonus points for following you on Twitter?

  34. Woo! Jeans!!

  35. That Mommie, Vic DaChick | Vster88 says

    Huzzah! You are awesome, and that's why I'm already a follower of your blog. =]

  36. I am commenting, I am now a follower, I tweeted about the giveaway and blogged about it. Count me in for all four! ๐Ÿ™‚

  37. Your party looks like so much fun!

    I would love to win the voucher ๐Ÿ™‚

    I commented, I follow your blog through google reader and I posted about the giveaway on my blog: http://prinzessins-welt.blogspot.com/2009/08/lacey-is-having-giveaway-for-50-gap.html

  38. Gap Jeans and Blue Drinks? I would have def driven down from Boston to hit that up!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  39. Classy in Philadelphia says

    I'm so jealous!!! That's awesome and your party looked like so much fun.

    I'm a follower now! Can't believe I wasn't already!

  40. Holly Golightly says

    Wow – this sounds really exciting. A lot of girls here in the DC area are acting as Brand Ambassadors for Gap, too. It's pretty cool how the company is tapping social media to get the word out!

  41. Holly Golightly says

    OH – and I'm a follower! ๐Ÿ™‚

  42. stealthnerd says

    OMG I would LOVE those new skinny jeans. Soft and comfortable cannot be used to describe my current skinnies and I LIVE in denim!

  43. Gap is awesome…love the classic-ness but still kinda trendy spin they have on their pieces. ๐Ÿ™‚

  44. oh, and I'm a follower.

    I'm also gonna tweet and blog about this. ๐Ÿ™‚

  45. thatShortChick says

    I'm swooning over the fact that you had blueberry beer!! oh, and the fact that there were awesome jeans at your disposal.

  46. thatShortChick says
  47. Non Sequitur Chica says

    Sounded like a fun party!

    I'm a follower on Google Reader- does that count?

  48. print girl inc says

    Well of course you are awesome… you are giving away FREE JEANS! yes, please. oh and i just became a follower. ๐Ÿ™‚

  49. damn girl.. that IS generous!!! I've never entered a giveaway but this is too good to pass up. Check out my blog bc I'm definitely posting about it.

  50. Becoming a follower right now! Sounds like a great party!!

  51. Shooting Stars Mag says

    oh that must have been loads of fun. I love the name that won, very clever.

    -lauren
    lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

  52. Shooting Stars Mag says

    i follow

    lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

  53. I would love to win – pick me! pick me!

  54. I really love Gap jeans. They seem to fit so many body types well. Crossing my fingers for this one!

    mamah.lee@gmail.com

  55. Now following your blog!

  56. Also tweeted about the giveaway @jennehfer

  57. I'd LOVE to go to a party like that! (and also win a gift card :))

  58. The party looks like it was a blast! Plus I'm already a follower of yours and I'm posting on my blog about this too ๐Ÿ™‚

  59. Just wanted to let you know I linked to this post in my blog today ๐Ÿ™‚

    I believe that puts my entry count up to 4? ๐Ÿ™‚

    http://lspoon.wordpress.com/2009/08/06/its-a-hodge-podge/

  60. I found your blog through Mim and while I'm not cool enough to get 4 entries…I do one right? Jealous of the brand ambassador!

  61. carrie lea says

    Man, I gotta come back to the blog world so I can become brand enthusiast of something!! Oh, and of course, I'm a follower!

  62. Shooting Stars Mag says

    +4, I believe…I blogged-

    http://bridgethegapx.blogspot.com/2009/08/giveaway-list_06.html

    lauren51990 at aol dot com

  63. Summer Wind says

    I am a new follower!! I would love love love to win your giveaway! Your party sounds great!

  64. Ally in WA says

    The GAP just has the most wonderful jeans! What an awesome giveaway! Such a generous, giving chickie-poo. I love your blog!

    espressogurl at hotmail dot com

  65. Ally in WA says

    OK it's time to give up the old bookmark scheme to reach you and go to Follower. I am now Following you on Blogger. There you are on my Dashboard. I'm rubymoon–or maybe Ally.

    espressogurl at hotmail dot com

  66. I love gap jeans they are one of the few that carry jeans LONG enough for me. Oh and I am a follower.

  67. I love long jeans! It makes me wear higher heels! I follow you on google reader. Keep up the good work!

  68. you are very, very awesome.

    I WANT THAT GIFT CARD.

  69. savvymanifesto says

    You know you're in my Google Reader! And that I follow you on the tweet machine. haha Also I <3 gap jeans. And don't worry… you'll be on my blog in 5 min. haha You inspired a new rule.

  70. You are fabulous! No, you are super fabulous! I have never seen or met anyone as beautiful, intelligent, fashionable, creative, hard working and generous as you. Did I mention you make a zipline helmet look like a couture hat? Honey, you are what dreams are made of… now gimme my jeans! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    hellcatvintage(at)gmail(dot)com

  71. Your party sounds like so much fun and all of the new jeans from the Gap sound great. I love that you served Blue Moon beer…nice touch.

    I'm a new follower, I sent a tweet out about this here: http://twitter.com/ChicnPink/statuses/3230982746

    I am also now following you on Twitter and I have posted about this giveaway in the giveaways section on the sidebar of my blog (www.chicnpink.blogspot.com)

    I think that counts me in for 4!

  72. I'm following you!

    hellcatvintage(at)gmail(dot)com

  73. you are TOTALLY awesome

    also, I love jeans

  74. Amazing giveaway!

    I'm commenting.
    I'm a follower.
    I'm going to tweet you!
    And I'll write about this in my blog ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Whooooo!

  75. I do think your blog is awesome….which is why I follow you on Google Reader! And now I follow you on Twitter (and tweeted about it!). And I LOVE when you post wedding stuff because…I love a lot of your ideas. Also, I blogged about this giveaway… http://callitaclan.blogspot.com/2009/08/i-like-to-win-things.html
    Well, now I'm done being a stalker the day…

  76. Amber (Girl with the red hair) says

    Oooh I'm so intrigued by these Gap jeans now – I need a new pair of jeans SO bad!!!

    I follow you in google reader, if that counts? Haha!!

  77. Well, I won't be going to any of those parties, but I'd love a gift card!

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