Tanger Outlets and The She Expo

Last Thursday, I had the opportunity to participate in an exciting local event called the She Expo!  The She Expo, an event just for women that was held in the Mebane Arts Center, just down the road from Burlington, was a celebration of creative entrepreneurial women in the area.  The event was sponsored by Tanger Outlets and The Times News of Burlington.  Local business owned by women bought booth space and set up mini shops to showcase their products and services.  I set up a booth for Crazy Blonde Life, and made the most delicious snack mix to share with everyone and offered three really great giveaways.  The giveaways included, a mouth watering gourmet gift box from bySuzanne Catering, a beautiful dress very generously donated by Anna Cate of the Anna Cate Collection and a Cabi gift card also generously donated by Michele Terry.  I wasn't able to be at my booth as much as I would have liked because I was in both of the two fashion shows put on by Tanger Outlets, with models from A-List Modeling Agency in Raleigh...so I set up a rolling screen showcasing highlights from my YouTube channel!  I was able to check in every so often and was privileged to meet so many interesting and beautiful women!  

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The fashion shows featured fabulous fall and holiday clothing from Saks Off Fifth, Francesca's, Banana Republic, Chico's and Cabi and Pro Image Sports.  The first show was fall fashion and I started off the lineup with a great UNC football tee from Pro Image Sports.  Everyone knows that fall means football season and tailgating and the jerseys are the perfect way to show your team spirit.  The jersey was paired with Hue leggings from Saks Off Fifth.

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The decor on the stage was beautifully displayed on one side as fall and the other as holiday!

Stage for fashion show

These absolutely darling children were part of the fashion show and I was amazed at how well they performed!

Child Models

The picture below is the whole group of models from A-List Modeling Agency, who participated in the fashion show!  I had more fun that I can even tell you being a part of this!  I hope that I am able to do it again soon!  It's so exciting to put on fabulous clothes and walk down a runway showing them off!  I had a blast and genuinely loved all of the girls!

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All of the models had hair and makeup done by the girls from iSalon in Burlington before the show!

Makeup for Fashion Show

This outfit from Chico's Outlet was one of my favorites.  The plaid cape with leather toggles is the perfect accessory to wear this season.  The cape was paired with leggings and a very soft camel turtleneck, also from Chico's.

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fall fashion

Don't you just love it when your necklace is looped over your boob in a picture!  Oh well!!!  I'm wearing another great outfit from Chico's!  I'm definitely going to have to start shopping there!

fall fashion
fall fashion

It's a little hard to tell what my outfit looks like from this picture, but everything I'm wearing is from Saks Off Fifth.  They have so many beautiful things to choose from!

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The final part of the holiday fashion show featured beautiful cocktail and party attire.  My dress and necklace came from Saks Off Fifth.

holiday fashion
holiday style

Here are a few things that I'm a little obsessed with for the upcoming holiday season!

I'm so grateful to have been included in this event!  Everyday brings a new adventure and I can't wait to see what today will bring! 

Last Thanksgiving, I made a video about How To Create An Easy Thanksgiving Centerpiece.  To get a jumpstart on your holiday table, watch the video here!  Also, please leave a comment in the box below and let me know what kind of posts you would like to see for the upcoming holiday season!  Follow me on Instagram @crazyblondelifeblog!

Photography by LaMont Johnson