Sunday, January 29, 2012

What's More Fun than Getting New Clothes?

Getting them for FREE!  So Saturday night I had the most fun experience.  I went to a clothing exchange.  You bring your gently worn clothing pieces, jewelry, accessories, and shoes that either don't fit, you don't care for, or that you are just plain "over" and a bottle of wine.  Add about 30-40 other women doing the same and when you put them all together, you have a nice combination of clothing (and wine ).  The hostess provides a few little appetizers for everyone to enjoy.  After you've put your clothing in the appropriate spot (dresses, tops, pants, workout gear, etc), you have a nice empty bag.  Go peruse the items brought by all of the ladies, try on at will, and take what you want.  Bottom line, new to you clothes for $0.  I went with about 30 items and came home with about 15.  It was great because I effectively downsized, but now I have some new treasures to wear.  It was a ball.  And all of the "leftovers" are taken to charity.  Isn't that a wonderful idea?  I'd vaguely remembered hearing about these kind of swaps, but had never attended one.  I have to tell you, it was a fun evening with lots of laughter and nurturing women, not competitive, just a good time.  I was thinking a home decor swap could be fun too.  Hmmmm....must consider that.  Reduce, reuse, recycle.  LOVE IT!

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8 comments:

  1. We have done exactly this Judy! Sisters, sister-in-laws, friends, it is just a great idea! Then you have a pared down closet as well!

    xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena

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  2. What an amazing idea, thank you for sharing. Cheers SpecialK XoXo

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  3. Great idea. The best part, I'm sure, was all the fun you had getting together. xo Diana

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  4. Hi Judy...that sounds like a great idea! What a fun night!

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  5. How fun! I have never heard of this kind of party. I think a home decor swap would be so fun, too! Wine with the girls, perfect!

    ~Shanon

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  6. Judy I wanted to let you know...

    I hope you will join my Valentine's Giveaway!
    xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena

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  7. I love this idea, especially doing a home decor swap.
    Your newest follower, Mary Alice

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  8. I've been to a party like that with books, and it was a lot of fun. I'll bet the clothes theme would be even better.

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