If I was smarter, I would’ve bought a bunch of tickets for the NORDSTROM Gala last year, wait for everything to get SOLD OUT, as it is, and sell them all on E-Bay for good gains and donate them to charity. In all honesty, I received two major types of e-mails and messages (and I do mean I get a lot of these) over Facebook these days – all related to the much anticipated NORDSTROM Grand Opening in the national capital. One, asking where and if they can still purchase NORDSTROM Ottawa Gala tickets. And Two, asking WHAT TO WEAR to the NORDSTROM Ottawa Gala.
This is the very reason that compelled me to write these fashion guide post. We are exactly 3 days away from the gala and 5 days away from NORDSTROM Grand Opening at the Rideau Centre. While I am sorry to disappoint you guys that the tickets have been absolutely, 100% SOLD OUT, this is very positive news to the two organizations this gala will benefit – the United Way Ottawa and the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation.
NORDSTROM OTTAWA GALA (MARCH 4, 2015 7-10 PM)
Perhaps the one event that is highly talked about in the city right now, the NORDSTROM Ottawa Gala is stirring all kinds of buzz for the right reason. This will be the first time that the public (the ones with tickets and invitations, of course, as well as the media) will have the opportunity to visit and actually shop at the store before it’s official grand opening. Part of the excitement is obviously looking forward to what everyone will be wearing.
NORDSTROM OTTAWA BEAUTY BASH (MARCH 6, 2015 7:30-9:30 PM)
As we’ve covered Ottawa Fashion quite significantly, we also want to make sure nothing is amiss at the beauty department! Just before Nordstrom Ottawa open its shiny brand new doors to the public at 9:30 on Friday, there’s a Nordstrom Beauty Bash at 7:30-9:30 am! Love make-up, skincare, lots and lots of cosmetics? This one beautiful event is for you! Make sure you head there early! The first 2,000 shoppers to get through the door gets a limited edition Nordstrom tote bag! How exciting is that!
In order to save you lots of time of searching and a whole lot of anxiety, we have inside tips on what is recommended to wear: cocktail dresses or business formal aka chic suits! Therefore as a form of public service, I took hours and hours to score over stores and online to find you fabulous ideas on what to wear to the Gala. Please do note that you can also shop online at www.nordstrom.ca if you cannot wait for Friday’s Grand Opening Day!
Since the actual event is only a few days away, here are fantastic options that firstly, all nearby (and when I say nearby, I meant in relation to NORDSTROM, as most of these retail stores can be found at the Rideau Centre); secondly, these are non-long gown options, which I reckon will be all over the place that evening; and thirdly and most importantly, they won’t break the bank.
So, without further ado, here’s our fashion guide. Voila, our TOP 7 OUTFIT RECOMMENDATIONS ON WHAT TO WEAR TO THE NORDSTROM GALA!
EXPRESS – BLACK AND WHITE NEVER LOOKED SO RIGHT
The Elastic Black and White Tube Dress from Express – $69.90. Available at Express at the Rideau Centre.
LE CHATEAU – BIRDS OF THE SAME FEATHER FLOCK TOGETHER
RENT FROCK REPEAT – WHY BUY WHEN YOU CAN RENT
The Copious Plaid with Asymmetrical Hem Dress from Rent Frock Repeat – for rent at $165.00. Rent Frock Repeat Ottawa Showroom is now open right in the ‘hood at 107 Murray Street in the Byward Market.
EXPRESS – THE LITTLE BLACK DRESS (LBD) WITH A TWIST
The Asymmetrical Cut-out Little Black Dress from Express – $69.90. Available at Express at the Rideau Centre.
RW & CO. – CHIC AND SLEEK SUIT IN CHEERY CORAL
CHIC WISH – CELEBRATE FLOWER POWER
JUDITH AND CHARLES – CLASSIC WINTER BRIGHT THAT’S OH SO BRIGHT
What about you, what are you going to wear to the most coveted NORDSTROM Ottawa Gala?