clothes swap finds

so, yes - as promised, a little fashion (-related) post. i quite like looking at fashion blogs, or rather blogs in which people post about their outfits (here's a new(ish) one, have you seen it? raspberry in heels). it's interesting, and i'm usually inspired to go beyond the normal t-shirt and jeans combination. in the last months, i've been in love with scarves. i find that if i do turn to jeans and t-shirt, a colourful scarf makes the difference and very often also makes my day.



in the above picture, everything visible i wear is from a recent clothes swap party i had at my house. the green cardi is from a clothes swap last year. i think clothes swap parties are on of the best inventions ever! i once comitted to not buying new clothes, it only lasted 6 months..., but in general i'm convinced that there are enough used and to-be-thrifted clothes around to dress us all up :)

have you ever had a clothes swap party? what do you prefer, new or thrifted?
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15 comments:

DaenelT said...

Cute outfit. You're right, scarves can definitely change your outfit and your mood.

I remember when buying from thrift stores and wearing "hand me downs" was so uncool, now it's like the thing to do. So far I haven't really found any clothes (our thrift stores are not as great as everyone else's apparently) but I have found some really cool jewelry.

Tracey said...

Love the sweater! I have never been to a clothes swap party. Most of my clothes are thrifted. One of my favorite ways to spend a morning is at the local Goodwill browsing the racks.

wildruffle.com said...

I've never had a clothes swap, nor do I thrift shop, but after seeing so many cute outfits on these kind of posts I'm totally inspired to try!

Tonya said...

I love, love the cardigan! I was just invited to a clothes swap and can't wait to go! I am a frequent vistior to our local consignment store, which has a wonderful selection of brand-name stuff I could never afford at retail. I love the idea of passing clothes on.

oaxacaborn said...

What a cute outfit! That scarf ties it all together.

My mom is always sending me boxes of (beautiful, hardly worn) baby clothes she found at thrift stores and garage sales. My daughter's wardrobe is gorgeous, and no one ever guesses it's about 85% thrifted.

christine @ quasiagitato said...

Ah! Genius! I have done tons of swaps for kids but never occurred to me for adults. I love the idea. And your outfit is awesome.

simona said...

as you know i hardly ever buy anything new. the garage sales and thrifts tore in the area are so great i really don't need to go into any retail stores.

your outfit is very cute, i love the green and purple combo. although i have a similar color cardigan i don't think it compares since mine doesn't have those nice and big buttons.
i don't have very many scarves. but i feel inspired to widen my collection!

Amy said...

Love the colors you use! Def need to get braver with that

Sher said...

Such a cute outfit and I love the idea of a clothes swap! I think a purse swap would be great too!

Mom of the Twinkies and Tot! said...

Love all the colors you put together! I would never think of those combinations!

Monica Whitney said...

Love this jacket/sweater. Just found your blog on Pleated Poppy and I am loving it!
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Cami @ All Things Lovely said...

great outfit....and no I have never done a clothes swap..it sounds great though!
Found your blog from pleated poppy..hope you'll stop by

cami
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elle marie said...

You are adorable!!! And I love the casual throw together..looks so chic but effortless, which I LOVE.

Marianne said...

Would like to join a clothes-swap-paty one day. Sounds great!

Mommy said...

What an cute outfit! I love that cardigan...great color! I am obsessed with scarves they really help spice up an outfit. I've been wanting to host a clothes swap party for awhile now!!

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