Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Swap Partaay!

This weekend, nine friends gathered at my house with all of our unwanted clothes to swap with each other.  As you can see, we had TONS of clothes, and I think everyone came away with fun stuff.  Swap parties are so awesome for refreshing your closet without having to spend any money!

We grouped everything and laid them out all over my little house.
Bottoms on the couch, sweaters on the table, jackets on the chair.

These are just the tops.  So many clothes!

We spent the first 20 minutes perusing.  
Then, all at once, we each got to grab 3-5 things we had our eye on and try them on.  
If we liked them, we kept them.  
After a few more rounds of that we eventually went free-for-all style.

I've only been part of one other swap party, which was also at my house.  There were way more people, but way less clothes, and not as many pieces I wanted.  I definitely like what I scored this time more than last time.  In fact, I passed on all the pieces I got from my last swap party to people at this one!  Shh, don't tell people from the last swap party...

Here's what I came away with this time:
1.  Black shift dress
2.  Light pink dress - brand new, with tags!
3.  Polka dot ruffle tank - so cute.
4.  Brown boots - Can you ever have too many pairs of boots?  Especially when they're free.
5.  Green sweater - still not sure about this.  Thoughts?
6.  Teal scarf - I love this color!  It has a stain on it, but if I can't get it out I can at least hide it.
7.  Faux pearl bracelets

My favorite is the pink dress.  Can you believe it still has its tags?  I can't wait to pair this with some boots and a moto jacket...too bad I need a moto jacket first!  You'd better believe it's high up on my list of future purchases.  Or better yet, maybe someone has one they don't want anymore that they'd wanna swap?  ;)


  1. That black dress & teal scarf were great scores!
    I've always wanted to attend a swap party but no one around here ever does things like that! I've made mention of hosting one but none of my friends seem interested :(

  2. How fun!!! Everything you got is great!!! I love 1,3, and 6!

  3. I really like the pink dress too.  And the teal scarf is an awesome addition indeed.  Sounds like it was a super success!

  4. Nice score! The pink dress is adorable. The green sweater is a pretty color, so you should definitely give it a go :)

  5. Like Everything. Love the boots the most. I actually have something like that and I also own a grey version of that sweater - almost exactly. Can't wait to see how you style them

    Kemi at www.beautystyleandgrowth/blogspot.com

  6. Like Charlie Sheen Said.....WINNING DUH!!

  7. that is SUCH an awesome idea!! i need to have a clothing swap with my friends!!!!!!

  8. I seriously want to experience the magic of a clothing swap, but I think I would have to try and organize it first... Looks like yours was a huge success and I'm excited to see what you do with those clothes. I have two Gap sweaters like that green one--the collar is fun when it pokes out of a blazer and it throws nicely over sleeveless dresses.

  9. this is a great idea! you got some good stuff!

  10. So fun!! Now I really want to go to one! Looks like you got some really great stuff...the pink dress is adorable. :)

  11. so fun, i wish i knew a group of people i could do this with!  i can't wait to see how you wear some of the items you came away with!  i especially am loving the teal color of that scarf!

  12. Can you say moto jacket just a few more times :) It sounds especially adorable :) So I have never been to a swap party ... but I have ALWAYS wanted too!!! I've been planning my first naked lady party for years in my head ... I thought naked lady party sounded cooler than swap party? Maybe not, maybe that's why I've never gathered enough friends together who want to participate ... hmm, maybe I should rethink the name.

  13. omg I love swap parties soo much! The dress you got (#2) is so so so cute!! -Rachel (ftb)

  14. WOW there are so so many clothes! I wish I lived close to you so that I could beg for an invite to your next swap. I love the pink dress you got, I cant wait to see how you style it.

    I have been looking for something similar in a pinkish tone for new years :)

    xo Teresa

  15. Hosting a swap at home is a great idea....I'm sure you had tons of fun!

  16. I would love to do this.  It seems like people need to be your size and although I have several friends my size, most of a wide range of sizes.  How do you handle that?

  17. I was really concerned about that the first time I held a swap party.  I stressed out trying to get multiple people of all sizes there, blah blah. The ones that came that weren't of typical size as others stuck with accessories and shoes.  At the latest swap party that this blog post is about we didn't care as much about people's sizes, and it worked out well, actually, because some people brought things that they had to get rid of because they were too big or too small for them.  


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