Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Over the Top Swap!!!!

Tomorrow is my birthday!!!! Yay!!! Sorry, that’s not really relevant to anything I just get easily excited. I’ve actually had a pretty boring life lately, I’ve mostly just been writing my dissertation all day and all night. But I get a few shots of myself hard at work, at home with my kitty (in my super sharp-looking Hello Kitty pjs no less) and in the History study room at the library (which no one really seems to use and it’s a really pretty room). Yeah, boring. Sorry.







And now, a little something for my Edmonton and area based readers! It’s no secret that I am a HUGE fan of clothing swaps. In the past year and a half, I’ve hosted one and attended another and gotten oh so many fabulous items: like this and this and this and this. Well, on April 30 (10 am to 6 pm) and May 1 (11 am to 5 pm), at the Telus Baseball Field (10233-96 Avenue) in Edmonton, there is going to be an absolutely massive clothing swap. Here are the deets on this amazing event for fashion-savvy Edmontonians straight from the organizers, Ally Ng and Cory Payne:

“The event is called the Over the Top Fashion Swap. Exclusive to the Over the Top Swap, swapper’s receive swap tokens that they can use to “buy” anything you like from the swap. They will receive gold, silver or bronze swap tokens for each item they bring in based on quality, condition and style. This helps ensure that everyone is getting equal value for the great garments that they are bringing in. At the event swappers can choose from literally thousands of one-of-kind clothing items and accessories. Event goers can indulge in a complimentary make over or professional beauty treatment. Stroll through the marketplace and find that perfect accessory or one-of-a-kind gift. Watch a spring fashion show showcasing some great finds from the swap; and pose for glamour photos. We are thrilled to work with two amazing charities in tandem on this event. All remaining clothing and accessories from the fashion swap will be donated to the Canadian Diabetes Association Clothesline and the Bissell Centre to support those in need. Last year we collected over 250 bags for these charities – this year we are planning to collect 500 bags.” The event will also feature access to spa services and complimentary make-overs. Basically, “it’s a place where local fashionistas can get their fashion fix while feeling the rush of a shopping spree — all without breaking the bank.”

This event sounds seriously amazing and I encourage all my Edmonton and area readers to take advantage of this and get out there and swap! Tickets are available at any early drop-off event ($20) or on the day of the event ($25). Men can participate all weekend long for only $10. A limited number of early bird tickets can be purchased
for ($15), online here and for more information you can visit here. Admission includes complimentary hair and make-up touch-ups, access to the fashion swap, marketplace, and pay as you go spa services as well as complimentary massages for gold swappers. For those who don’t wish to partake in the swap, $10 at the door will provide you with access to the marketplace, spa and fashion show.

33 comments:

Closet Fashionista said...

Oh wow that sounds like so much fun!!!
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Lisa Lisa Lisa said...

That sounds so awesome!!! Truth? I've never been to a clothing swap! I'd love to go to one.... but It seems that there is a lack of people of similar tastes anywhere near me.... guess I'll need to move!

lady sélénite said...

Happy birthday ! Have a funny time and enjoy it !
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Emma said...

Happy Birthday! I Love your Hello Kitty PJs.

Michelle said...

Happy birthday!!! Hope you have a great day and can take a break from writing. :-)

Marie a la Mode said...

I'll be going to the swap! I'm excited. Happy Almost Birthday to you! Is this a big one or did you have the big one last year?

StyleID said...

Wow, what a great event ... we should do one here in Miami.

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Collette Osuna said...

Sounds like a fab time...and HKitty is acceptable to wear..anywhere, hehehe:)

Happy Birthday doll

this free bird said...

I so wish I was going to be in Edmonton for that swap. I'd tear that mother UP.

And girl I hope you stay in those Hello Kitty's all day tomorrow. It's your birthday!! Wear 'em in public and storm the town!! YAY

xo,
C

blorange dice said...

coool, i've been dying to go to a clothing swap! never tried it before. also, that history room in the library really is awesome! it's kinda nice you get it all to yourself (: p.s. HAPPY ALMOST BIRTHDAY!!!!!

Bonnie said...

That study room is gorgeous. I am super jealous. All we have is the main campus library -- which is filled with wasps during warm weather. This means I study at home. In sweats. Looking gross.

P.S. HAPPY ALMOST FRIGGIN' BIRTHDAY!!!

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yiqin; said...

is that a hello kitty jacket?! OMG Im in love.

Nav said...

Thank you so much for letting me kow about this !! xo

THE-LOUDMOUTH said...

That event sounds amazing! Wish I could join in the fun. You look so cute in the library photo, and it makes me miss school!

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dressingup-everyday said...

Great idea the clothing swap , I regret that my city doesn't one.
Happy Birthday, dear.

Pamela said...

More pictures of kitties!!!

Continued gl with the dissertation.

laura said...

YAY for birthdays! advance happy day of birth! You know I'd compliment your HK robe, but the cherry on top of the banana split goes to your darling kitty.

hearts, laura♥
the blog of worldly delights

Cat said...

Aww…too bad I wasn’t closer! I would adore partaking in a clothing swap! Happy “early b-day to you!” :)

Kavery said...

Sounds like a swap worth going to!

Robyn said...

Happy early birthday! I'll be back tomorrow to say it again minus the early part. I might even bring cake. Virtual cake, but cake none the less.

Ellie said...

First of all...HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
Second of all...I totally wish there was a clothing swap going on in my area!
I hope you have a wonderful birthday!
-Ellie

Sunny & Star said...

Happy birthday!!

I love Hello Kitty.

Jammer said...

Woooo! Happy Birthday!!!!

She is Sara said...

Happy Birthday girl! Kick-ass robe :)

LyddieGal said...

Haha, got to love hello kitty pjs :)
That swap sounds like a lot of fun, I've actually never attended a swap.

And Happy Birthday!!

Chic on the Cheap

cathy. said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

That swap sounds so exciting! Can't wait to see what you get :)

xx

Brunch at Saks said...

I can officially say Happy, Happy Birthday because it's past 12 a.m. EST now :) (Still 9:35 here in CA) Hope you have a fabulous birthday!!! Hugs xx

Claire said...

Great Hello Kitty PJs and LOVE the idea of a swap. Hope you get more great stuff!

And HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! (Mine is at the end of the month) Hope you have a wonderful day!

Claire @
spinning-threads.blogspot.com

Jessica Weingarten said...

Haha cute pjs and cat! Happy birthday, Courtney! Hope you have an awesome day!

melitakristins said...

happy birthday courtney <3

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Marella said...

Amazing pics! <3

Twenty.Something said...

I think it's now your birthday... so, HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I hope you have a fabulous day.

Love the pj's btw... they're super cute!

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