Monday, 16 February 2015

Frock Swap 2015

They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.  Just recently I've found myself stalking someones wardrobe like a crazy lady!  Who is the object of my fashion lust?  Alexa Chung?  Victoria Beckham?  Nope, one Ms Erica from I'm Being Erica.   You see Erica has THE best taste in dresses and every time I see her sporting something beautiful and floral I find myself reaching for my Visa and placing an order with Asos!

This spot of fashion stalking resulted in me being invited to partake in this years Frock Swap.  For those that don't know, last year a group of bloggers decided to dive into their wardrobes to hunt out clothes they once loved but were struggling to style.  Each blogger posted their chosen frock to another Frock Swap blogger in the hope they could inject some life back into the forgotten treasure with some serious style inspiration.



I loved last year's Frock Swap and eagerly followed the story of the travelling frocks and discovered some of my favourite blogs in the process.   So to be asked to join in this year is a little bit of an honour!

I will be swapping frocks with four gorgeous ladies - Erica, Donna, Charlotte and Ally and I can't wait to see what they've picked out from their wardrobes for me to style.

At the beginning of the year I had a clear out of my clothes yet there are still a few items that I just can't bring myself to get rid of despite the fact they rarely get worn.  One of these is this cute duck print dress I bought from Primark a few years ago.  I love the print and it really shouldn't be that hard to style but for some reason I struggle to know how to wear it so it hides away - abandoned and unloved.



It may have something to do with the fact that I'm now in my 30s and am perhaps a little too old to be wearing printed dresses.  Yet I just can't bring myself to get rid of this cute frock.

I'm really hoping these lovely ladies can help me fall back in love with this fun dress and show me that I can still pull off a dress covered in ducks!


My dress is packaged up and travelling across the country as we speak to Donna who I know will have something great up her sleeve for it as she always looks seriously amazing and has a great eye for an outfit!

Over to you ladies!

23 comments:

  1. This is a great idea Chloe and a very cute dress too! Myself and Sandra (The chicest) used to go to a lot of fashion swap events in Newcastle where I picked up some amazing finds for free but you don't hear of them that often any more, perhaps us #NEBloggers should organise our own?
    Rach x
    www.lifeingeordieland.com

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  2. That sounds like a great idea Rachel! I love this dress Chloe! I'd wear it with a fedora hat, funky leather jacket and heeled boots! You're never too old for print!

    Kay xx
    Idreamofcoco.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Oooooooooh liking the idea of that! I can't believe it's been hidden in my wardrobe for so long!

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  3. I don't think your 30's is too old to wear a printed dress at all! I live in printed dresses :-) I'm looking forward to seeing the results #NEBrilliantbloggers

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  4. If being over 30 makes us too old to wear prints then the world can go do one. That's crazy talk. Don't ever think you're too old for anything xx

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  5. I really like this dress on you Chloe. I think the ducks look fantastic, honestly... keep it, wear it and own the show!

    Aftab | Fresh And Fearless

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  6. Love this!! And I am so up for the idea of a clothes swap event Rachel! I've wanted to go to one since I saw it on Gok years ago haha! BTW Chloe you are def not too old for print!! Xx

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  7. What a great idea and a lovely way to get new clothes. Your never too old to wear printed dresses even in your 30's. I hope you like the goodies you get Lucy x

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    1. Music to my ears, I'm definitely not ready to "grow up"!

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  8. Loving the responses, might have to get my party planning hat on!
    Rach x

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  9. Mush as I love the idea for the swap, I dont think you are EVER too old for duck printed dresses! :)

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  10. Love this idea! I also love that dress and as a "ahem" lady in her late-ish 30s I promise printed dresses can be acceptable just probably not with bunches­čśä #nebloggers

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  11. What a brilliant idea - although I refuse to believe you struggle to style up anything, you always seem to look fabulous!
    M x

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