Last Friday was the Swapnista party held at Swap Boutique. I was asked to participate in the Style Wars Fashion Show portion of the event along with other local bloggers, Mallory of Miss Malaprop, Dorothy of NO(LA) More Chains, and Katie and Rachel of The Elizabeth Chronicles. Each contestant walked the runway, rocking a current trend, styled by themselves. I styled my look by incorporating floral in every piece of my outfit (except shoes & accessories) without it being too overboard. I originally had blue pumps on, but thought I was looking a little too girly. I laced up these brand new ankle boots of mine instead, for that edgy aspect I find necessary in all of my outfits.

Top: Forever21 // Bralette: Free People via Hemline (Similar) // Skirt: Forever21  // Belt: Vintage // Boots: Nine West via Shoeffle’ in Abeille NOLA // Spike Bangle Set // Stretch Flower Bracelet // Beaded Charm Bracelet: Hemline // Necklace: Forever 21 (Hand painted by me) // Necklace: C+I (worn backwards)

The racks for the swapping portion of the party where set up outside for participants to grab when the time came, and Katie was rocking the color block trend with her blue bottoms and green bra, while browsing the racks of some awesome discounted designer duds.

Mallory & Dorothy looking fab in tribal print and the peplum trend!

I walked the “runway” in my new boots, and floral finest, and when the winners where announced, my name was left for last which meant I was winner of the “coveted clutch”! I also walked away with a trash bag full of awesome finds from the swap racks!

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