Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Swap Shop '14

Last year, I was lucky enough to be taken along to the Voucher Codes Swap Shop as the lovely Sarah's 'plus one'. It was awesome fun, and a great example how wardrobe switching can sometimes to be the solution to a slump. I wrote about it HERE.

I was super excited to receive my very own shiny invite to the event this year, and set about shuffling through the wardrobe for things that I wasn't really feeling, and that might just be special for someone else, and last night made my way to The Gallery Soho for a frenzy of bloggers all itching to get a look at what they could pick up in place of their own selections, customise tights, have balloon animal fascinators made for them and drink a few vodka cocktails to go with the rather awesome chicken.

Lots of fun at the #vcswapshop14
A corner of calm sweetie goodness....

Lots of gorgeous bloggers at the #vcswapshop14
Blogger frenzy- checking goodies in and collecting stamps to spend

So the basic premise of the concept- bring your clothes that are still in lovely condition but that you no longer want, you earn stamps on your card for them, you then rifle the rails of what everyone else brought with them, and spend your stamps on a wardrobe update. Sounds good right? It is.

I went with a Pied a Terre dress I hadn't been able to exchange that looked horrendous on, some Mel shoes and a worn once but now too big Vila dress amongst other things, and I came away with a River Island jacket, Topshop shirt and TFNC tunic, amongst other things...

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Unblemished rails... before us bloggers were let loose to ravish them!

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Before......

And.....

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The mayhem

Somewhat frenzied, but definitely fun! There appeared to be a few more faces around at this event compared to last year, but it meant all the more choice when it came to the rails, so definitely a good thing- and as ever, a chance to spot a few familiar faces.

I'm purposefully not showing off what I picked up from the Swap Shop yet, I have a couple of outfit posts planned for the next few days to show  off styling up my new bits and pieces, I'd hate to ruin the surprise.....

So huge thanks to the lovely people at VoucherCodes.co.uk for having me, especially the very lovely Fleur who has been as ever the most fantastic host.





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