|Eager hands sorting through the tops + sweaters pile|
So, this is to conclude my report on the clothing swap. Firstly, this is a genius thing to do and I encourage everybody to try it. Because everyone has extra clothes around and, rather than keeping ill-fitting or stupidly-purchased items in your closet out of guilt, why not give them to someone else who wants them?
This is the part that I hadn't realized about the clothing swap - the good feeling I got from seeing other people taking my old clothes and being so happy with them! What's crazy too is that everybody there has veered from smaller sizes to larger sizes - so smaller people got to take my too-small clothes, while I scooped up items from other peoples' larger days. Win/win!
|The handbags area. Note the glass of wine. This was an important part of the fun of the night.|
I got so much more personal satisfaction than just dropping stuff off at a consignment store (*note: I do still have some stuff to take to the consignment store, mostly coats and things like that).
What was also fun/interesting is how sometimes, seeing someone else wearing my clothes, made me think, "Wait, why am I getting rid of that? THAT LOOKS SO CUTE!" The falacy in this, of course, is that these items do not look cute on *me*, but have found new and happy homes. This is Relative Cuteness, but applied to humans, I think.
So, what did I get?
I brought four overflowing large-sized shopping bags full of clothes with me, and left with two pairs of shoes (the flats and the platforms from my previous post) as well as:
|You can barely see it, but I took the long star-shaped necklace on the far left (note other glass of wine)|
Here's a better picture of the necklace (so you can imagine the scale, it hangs low, just above my belly button).
|Two pairs of shoes, long black tee, pink off-the-shoulder tee, black turtleneck sweater|
|Dress! Flowery dress with twirley skirt!|
Oh, just a flowery dress with a swirley skirt - exactly what I had been looking for to wear to the 40s swing dance party! Frugal WIN! This is like a frugal HOME RUN!