Something that I used to LOVE about going to college and living in a sorority house was having all those closets to pick through when I was getting dressed. It was like a free for all! Feeling bored with what you owned? Just walk upstairs and check out what your friend had available I think that’s how I survived with limited money and shopping options back then, there were always so many options readily available in the house I lived in.
Now I live a bit too close to Target and online shopping is as easy as one click purchasing (oops!), so being bored with what I have in my own closet shouldn’t be happening. (But it does! This does make me think I am terribly wasteful, though. Ugh!) I’m a huge fan of cleaning out the stuff I don’t want and either selling it or giving it to friends/Goodwill. I mostly give it all away, because it feels so good to wash my hands of everything I don’t want and keeping my closet clear. I am the sort that can’t stand a mess and unnecessary clutter.
A couple of weeks ago the playgroup I belong to decided to host a clothes swap (Best. Idea. Ever.), and we spent the morning sorting through piles upon piles of clothes. Items that were not wanted by some were quickly stuffed into bags for others to keep. It was amazing. I love that clothes we may not love anymore can be well loved and NEEDED by someone else. Everything that wasn’t chosen was given to Goodwill in the end, and all of us left with some great (free!) new options to push us through the winter doldrums. One of the things I took was this fun orange ruffled dress. I didn’t have anything in that color and thought it would be fun to layer up in the colder months, or pop on over my swimsuit in the summer.
*I changed into a red patterned sweater later on in the day (it was cold!), and liked it better than the black one above. Life is too short not to experiment, right? 😉
Tell me, have you ever been to a clothing swap? Did you score anything fun?