This past Saturday the Swapaholics organized and executed another great Boston-area clothing swap! This time we landed in a space near Fenway Park and were also lucky enough to meet the original Outfit of the Day blogger – Jessica Quirk from What I Wore. She was there, chatting it up and signing copies of her new book. It was great to meet Jessica and see a number of the other local bloggers at the event; even if there isn’t much time for talking when you are grabbing for your next favorite clothing item.
For me, each swap I’ve attended (four now) has been a little different. The first one I walked away with nothing. The second one I scored big time, landing a couple dresses, skirts and tops. The third one I also lucked out. And this last swap… well I managed to grab two dresses that fit me perfectly as well as two for my younger sister – so I’d call that a win-win! The thing I’ve learned about clothing swaps is not to look at the size of the item. If it catches your eye grab it and stuff it in your bag. Later on, when you have peace and quiet you can try it on and see if it works for you. If not you can always give it to a friend or return it to swap at the next event. This philosophy has served me well. For instance, this past time I grabbed a white linen dress that still had the tags on it. I figured from eyeing it that the dress would be WAY too big on me – it looked a little like a mu-mu; but I shoved it in my bag anyway. Well, I’m glad I did because when I got it home and tried it on I noticed this oversized dress actually has a empire waist draw string that makes it adorable and oh-so flattering. Score!!
Tip: Check out the Swapaholics and see if they have an event in your area. If they don’t maybe you want to plan on yourself. You’d be surprised at what you can get at one of these events.
Dress: Dress Barn
Sweater: Ann Taylor LOFT
Necklace: Old Navy
Here’s a pic of the lovely ladies who planned and set up the event: Amy from PunkyStyle, Julie from OrchidGrey, Jessica from What I Wore, Jen from Jen Loves Kev and Amy from Stylish Year. M (Pic taken from the Swapaholics.)