What is the best way to round off a wintry weekend at the end of January? Swapping clothes with a dozen other women of excellent taste!
This weekend Julia opened her home and her rumpus room to a Clothes Swap Party. The idea is simple and sociable. Invite a group of your friends to come over with any surplus clothes they may have, lay them out in a room, spend the afternoon trying on other people’s contributions, make a pile, negotiate over things with people your size…drink wine, eat tasty nibbles, gossip, say ‘that’s cute’ or ‘you look cute in that’ or somesuch, and everyone leaves with a bag of new-to-them fabulousness. True happiness.
I am totally grateful to Julia for her congenial hostessing. I am also feeling the joy of having a new wardrobe to contemplate. I picked up an armload of real gems. But here is perhaps my favourite number – a skirt that I tried on a year or so ago at G’Sell in the Loop but never had the werewithal to make it mine:
I came home with my loot and Akira looked a little wistful – I am sure that clothes swapping is NOT a gendered activity, we all wear clothes and we all tire of our wardrobe from time to time. I guess the problem may be that many men tend to wear their clothes into the ground in a reluctance to shop, so would not have much to offer. Hmmmmm
Anyway – if you have a few items of clothing in your wardrobe you have not worn in a while and were wondering when you would get to bagging them up and heading for the second hand shop – here is an even more entertaining way of disposing of them. That way, you have a wonderful afternoon of girly fashion activity, you get to see a roomful of happy ‘shoppers’ and you know your clothes are going to a good home. Get swapping everyone!