This past weekend I was fortunate enough to attend the U.S. Open Women’s Finals with a little help from the Glam Network and American Express. Even though tornadoes sidelined the women’s final’s initial schedule of a Saturday night start, Sunday gave us some pretty stellar weather. Along with seeing an awesome match, the goal was to put together a sporty, yet fashionable outfit appropriate for the finals. I’m a bit of a fashion newbie and I’m still not comfortable paying boat loads of money when everyday stores suit me just fine. So I headed to Gap and H&M, my favorite go to shops for filling my wardrobe. Both stores have great prices and awesome basic pieces that you can use to create your own signature style. So what did I end up with? A classic khaki, a gingham shirt, military belt and Polo Ralph Lauren boat shoes…how could I go wrong?! Not to mention that not one single item cost me more than $50-60! There also might have been some David Beckham for H&M Bodywear action going on, but we’ll save those images for a whole different kind of site, huh? I will say I’m pretty glad I rocked my Polo Ralph Lauren as I discovered during our tour that the U.S. Open and Ralph Lauren have some solid history.
Before the match, the GlamEx Open crew dove into American Express’ total fan experience. Picture a 20,000 square feet enclosed space with a full-sized tennis court and special equipment to give you a personal swing analysis. Pretty cool, huh?
After checking out the fan experience tent, we all donned our AmEx radios so we could hear the television commentary during the match. I’m glad we got those! I’ve never been to a professional tennis match before and for the most part it’s a relatively quiet experience, well except for in between points, but you get the idea.
It was a pretty awesome experience that ended with a big win by Ms. Williams. It was a pretty dramatic match, in my opinion, and I’m glad I had the US Open signature drink Honey Deuce on hand to take the edge off.
It was a great time and American Express provided a perfectly tailored fan experience.