Last Saturday I was invited to a local blogging event hosted by the Bournemouth Bloggers. This event was a little different to any I have been to before as it was a #bloggersclothesswap. I don't claim to be a fashion blogger in any way shape or form! I wear the same clothes to work week in/week out and only have a few pieces I wear routinely at the weekend. Since I left my job at Topshop to work at the hospital, clothes have made their way down the priority list of things I need to buy. However, I was able to take along a few pieces for my fellow bloggers to try.
I tagged along with my blogging buddy Becca who I met up with in Bournemouth town before hand (so I could quickly pop into Tesco's and pick up a copy of Frozen on Blu Ray - am I the only Disney fan who hasn't seen it yet?). The event was hosted by Hannah and Rosie at The Orange Rooms. I hadn't actually been to The Orange Rooms in Bournemouth before as when I used to go clubbing (yes - I realise I sound old now) it was called something else (Empire, maybe?)
We had the upstairs bar area to ourselves which is decked out with an Alpine theme. I just love the sign that says about moose breeding season! Hannah and Rosie were already there cataloging the items they already had and we added our items to the pile. Each of us were given a tag with our name on it and given stars which corresponded to the value of the items we had taken to swap. For example, I took along a pair of Topshop shoes which originally cost £30 so I was given 3 stars on my card. I could then use these stars to purchase another item which had the value of three stars or three items which had the value of one star etc.
Once everyone's items had been checked in, we had a quick get to know you session where everyone introduced themselves and their blog and gave an interesting fact about themselves. Then it was time to browse the items! We could wander round, pick things up and try things on, then when you found something you liked, Hannah checked off the value of the stars on your card. I managed to get a top for work and a coral Topshop cardigan which I'm looking forward to wearing this spring/summer.
After we were all swapped out, some of us headed downstairs for some food and a good ol' chat. Becca and I spied some sweet potato fries (check out the massive one I got in my box!) and polished off a chocolate brownie and ice cream each after! It was nice to catch up with everyone again as I hadn't seen them for so long and I hope we can meet up again soon!
Have you ever been to a clothes swap event before?