Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Swap & Style

all photos | Zipporah Photography

As I have mentioned before, when I started blogging I was amazed by the fabulous friends I was making all around the world - women with similar passions, goals, dreams & hobbies. I love my global blogging friends, but I really wanted to connect with some local bloggers. Thus, BlogNashville was born. This year I am really trying to amp up our local blog community & have dedicated myself to hosting monthly events. February's event might be my favorite so far - a Swap & Style at one of my favorite boutiques, The Impeccable Pig
I have long wanted to do a clothing swap & dove right in with making the first one, an event that I planned all myself. I searched for some basic rules & came up the with 9 listed above.
What made the event extra special was that not only were we each going home with "new to us" pieces from the swap, we also got to "complete" our looks with the new Spring arrivals from The Impeccable Pig. My friend & local stylist, Jordan Duncan, was on hand to offer her professional advice. But mostly we just played dress up & had a BALL!
At the time I couldn't imagine many ways to wear these slouchy python pants, but I haven't stopped thinking about them since. Poll: should I go back for them or not??
Seriously chic black & white options.
Warm weather ready!
Priya went home with this sex-ay sequin dress!
With all of our "swaps"! Check out my BlogNashville ladies: Chelsey // Priya // Sharena 

Have you ever been to a clothing swap? Tell me about your greatest score!!

If you are looking to up your Spring wardrobe game, check out The Impeccable Pig online or in stores. I for one am crushing hard on fun, colorful tops for Summer! Shop my favorite picks from The Impeccable Pig {here}. 

P.S. BlogNashville is only 1 like away from 100 FB likes… so if you are a Nashville blogger or you know one, please like & share!! 

P.P.S. There are two great giveaways going on right now:
- $500 cash giveaway {here}
- original art print giveaway {here}

38 comments:

  1. What a cool idea! I love style swaps because they force people out of their style boxes! I still love the stuff I got when I participated in one! I love the way yall set it up so it was orderly and neat!!

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  2. Fun idea! Wish I lived in a bigger area for groups like this. :)

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  3. Those pants make you look like your legs are a MILE long. And I'm obsessing over that B&W dress!

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  4. I have never done this before and unfortunately in an area where there aren't many other bloggers (small city life). what a great idea for just friends though!! and GO BACK FOR THOSE PANTS!
    xo, Nina
    aftethe40barfinish.blogspot.com

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  5. I've never been to a clothing swap, but it looks like so much fun!

    Sarah

    aroseinthecity0.blogspot.com

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  6. How fun is this?! I'd love to have something like this with a few Cali bloggers :)

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  7. i love you in those printed pants! so awesome!

    xxoo,
    nikki

    www.dreaminneon.blogspot.com

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  8. did I REALLY just get a legit shout-out on your blog?? thanks lady! you best believe I will be spamming the internets with alerts as soon as I get to wear that fabulous dress out somewhere! thanks again for putting that together, it truly was a fun night!

    ♥ perfectly PRIYA

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  9. This looks like such a fun event! I have to get better about going to blogging events in my area!

    Paige

    http://thehappyflammily.com

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  10. Go back for the pants! They look amazing on you!

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  11. LOVE that black + white dress! That is so in right now.

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  12. what a fun idea! and yes, i say go back for those python pants. they look amazing on you!

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  13. go back for the pants! they look great on you!

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  14. I have so been wanting to do a swap in Nashville! I would love to help plan the next one if you you need it!

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  15. Ah! The pictures look so cute. I've never been to a clothing swap but I absolutely want to try it now! You ladies looked really pretty!

    Carla @ love cartista

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  16. yessss to the python pants! Ha love the way you styled it.... I'm so jealous you have such a great blogger group around you. I'm kind of terrible at networking but I really want to do something like this in NY....


    www.asequinloveaffair.com

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  17. This looks like so much fun! I wish I lived in Nashville so I could go! :) Are you going to Lucky Fabb in April? I want to go but I'd like to have someone to hang out with at the conference. I'm way too shy to go alone. lol.

    http://kacieskloset.blogspot.com/

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  18. What an awesome idea! I wish there were more bloggers in my area to do things like this!

    -AJ
    OccasionallyAJ.com

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  19. This is so incredibly cute! I've never participate in style swap, but I've been dying to try!

    xo Jen
    Skirt The Rules

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  20. This is SUCH a good idea! I want to attend one!

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  21. You need to go back for those pants NOW!! That entire outfit is amazeballs!

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  22. I love that you're creating & fostering a blog community. This event looks so fun. I'm soooo excited to go to a BlogNashville event in a few months! ;)

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  23. What a great idea!! Looks very well-organized - great job :)


    Bailey
    aka Bailey

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  24. Yes, exactly! So cool that you had a great experience with yours as well.
    xx

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  25. Aw, yea I bet NE AR isn't the most populated area for bloggers… I hear that Memphis has a pretty good group, how far is that drive?
    xx

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  26. haha, thanks! This shorty loves hearing that :)
    xx

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  27. Would definitely be so much fun with friends! Do it!!
    xx

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  28. Thank you so much! Pants that look cute & feel like PJs should be purchased immediately… learned my lesson!
    xx

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  29. Yes, we will definitely have to do this event again!
    xx

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  30. I used to say that I was terrible at networking, so I forced myself out of my comfort zone to create BlogNashville… haven't ever regretted it!
    xx

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  31. About 45 minutes. Might not be so bad once I have a vehicle & job for the gas. Probably my best option around here.

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  32. Oh I so wish I could go to Lucky Fabb… unfortunately with all the wedding related days I'm taking off work, I can't spare any more :( I hope you do go, in my experience bloggers are so sweet & quick to bring someone by themselves into the group.
    xx

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  33. You might be surprised! The Southern Blog Society just revealed that they are starting societies over the rest of the US too… maybe look into that! http://southernblogsociety.com/other-regions/
    xx

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  34. I can't wait!! Shoot me an email with a life update sometime :)
    xx

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