Monday, October 17, 2011

Fashion Swap: Out with the with the new

This past weekend, I attended a Fashion Swap hosted by my friend Amelia.

And it was A.M.A.Z.I.N.G.

The concept is quite simple. A bunch of friends are invited to clean out unwanted clothes, shoes and accessories from their closets. The items are then put on display during a GNO and everyone spends the evening "shopping" (taking home as many items as you donate.). Anything that's leftover is then donated to charity.

It was so cool seeing new life brought into your unwanted clothes when someone else tries them on. I can't count the number of times that I heard:

It never really looked right on me.

I just never wore it.

OMG that looks so good on have to take that one. Afterall, it's FREE.

At first, many of us felt guilty taking more than a couple items. But as the evening wore, the more we felt free to dig into the fashion racks. Each timing finding a new "treasure" we had overlooked before.

The event was so fun, I didn't even think about whipping out my camera phone to capture the action. But thanks to the generosity of my young assistant (aka Miss B) I was able to capture many of the outfits I took home.

I love. love. love this concept and will be enjoying my "new" wardrobe for months to come. And I cannot wait until the spring edition.


Crystal @EatDrinkClev said...

Sheer genius! I love it!! Best kind of recycling...and fun too. Love the new looks.

amy said...

SO fun. I have a ton I could "donate" to the fashion racks. I could even merchandise it for you. HAve fun with your new items. And no, the dress didn't look like a compostition book.

Shari said...

Love the idea!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

GREAT idea!!!

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