A couple weeks ago my friend hosted a clothing swap party. Everyone is encouraged to bring as many people as they can and bring whatever clothing or accessories they don't want anymore. After everyone picks through them, the rest of unwanted clothing she donates to her local women's shelter. Unfortunately, it was very poorly attended. There were only five people including the hostess this time. There were still amazing finds but it's so much better when there are a lot of people of different sizes and different personal style. I still walked away with a lot of fun items for summer. I wonder how we could get it better attended. Why wouldn't people want free clothing and to get rid of their things too? I got rid of some really nice expensive pieces that were too big or just not my style anymore. Besides the clothing, it's also really fun to socialize and snack and drink. Hopefully we can try it again when the weather is nicer. I think no one wants to leave the house unless they absolutely have to when it's so cold and snowy. Idea for next time: I think we could suggest people bring robes to wear. I was getting so tired of taking of my belt and jeans and sweater and shirt to try an item on to see if it fit. Then I would re-dress and then see another item and strip down and repeat. Next time I'm so just wearing a robe!
My fabulous finds! (I also got two skirts that I didn't get a photo of )
The clothing swap party inspired me to go thrifting because cheap is better! I just got tickets to the Arcade Fire concert that encourages formal attire to the attending fans. People are all up in arms about it but I think it will be so fun and fantastic to see the arena filled with people in gowns listening to rock music! Check out the dress I got from MF Vintage by Mother Fletcher's in Ferndale. The other items I got really cheap at another thrift store for summer. I LOVE THRIFTING! I need to do it more often.