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Style & Swirl with Calgary’s Heart and Swirl

Shopping and wine. Have I got your attention? It totally got mine when Calgary’s Heart and Swirl announced a private consignment shopping and wine tasting event at Clothing Bar Boutique. And I didn’t even mention yet that all of the clothes were 50% off. That’s right. 50% off. And there was delicious wine and a lot of interesting women. 

I hadn’t been to Clothing Bar Boutique even though it is only an extremely short drive/bike ride/walk from my house in Calgary but I had been to a Heart and Swirl event before where I spent the evening painting and drinking wine with Kelley Abbey, creator of Heart and Swirl, and local painter Jill Paddock. The evening was a huge success and went on late in to the night. I’m surprised there was anything left in the store at the end of the night… I came home with three things – a J.Crew sweater that I had seen not too long ago but didn’t buy even when it was on sale for $17, a plaid jacket that was a little bit more of an impulse by for $21 and a black sleeveless blouse that was only $7. The J. Crew sweater has been worn at least three times already and the black blouse once. I regret the jacket a little because I haven’t worn yet although I think it is really cute. My total cost for the night was $67.25 including my ticket. And I had a fabulous time. Take a look at my photos below and make sure that if you live in Calgary that you find out when the next Style and Swirl event is. If you even had a fraction of the amazing time I had, you would be seriously winning. I happen to know that there is one happening TONIGHT but have no idea if it is sold out or not. If you are interested, ask Kelley on Instagram!

 

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Inside Clothing Bar Boutique in Marda Loop.

 

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Heart and Swirl’s Kelley Abbey and other shopper.

 

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My big find of the night! A practically brand new J.Crew sweater for only $17.

 

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Kelley pouring the first round. I was majorly into her makeup that night. And her outfit. I just generally have a style crush on Kelley to be completely honest. 

 

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Kelley talking about the first wine, a delicious brut, and her amazingly addictive truffle popcorn.

 

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This woman was almost convinced by a friend not to get this jacket but after some encouragement from me and others she bought it!

 

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Pear wrapped in prosciutto with a piece of arugula that went with the second wine.

 

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The last food pairing was the best in my opinion. A crostini with a piece of cheese and wine soaked dried cherries. Just looking at this photo makes my mouth water.

 

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Kelley maybe made the best purchase of the night: A vintage wool Holt Renfrew coat. Her face conveys the pure joy I know we all feel when we find something we love that fits and it’s on sale.

 

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Someone else snagged these amazing sparkle shoes which I had eyed up earlier the evening. They were sadly too small but I know they went to a good home which made me feel better about it.

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