Clothed with Grace: Clothing Swap? Yes, Please!

Monday, April 1, 2013

Clothing Swap? Yes, Please!

About a week ago we had a clothing swap at church.  I've participated in a few of these before, so I was super excited.  Here's how it works, you drop off your clothes at a designated time before the swap, all the of clothes are then organized by size/style, then there's a designated shopping day to come and shop for free.  Genius, right?  For this particular event we could bring up to 20 items and take up to 10 items, with the rest being donated to the women's shelter in town.

I ended up taking a bunch of pants and a couple of skirts that I'd been holding onto, that I just needed to let go.  None of them fit right, so it was ridiculous for me to hold onto them just because they were good brands.  It's crazy how easily I could find about 20 things in my closet to get rid of (don't tell my husband I said that).  I happily went shopping on the day of the event and found a few great items, one of which is the great Gap dress I'm wearing today.  I love the style and the length is perfect!  I also found a basic white button down that fit nicely (I really needed one, my old one is about 10 years old and has needed to be retired for quite some time), a leopard print scarf (score), a green puffer vest, and a cute floral dress (yes, please).  I'm really excited to wear all these pieces and I highly recommend planning or taking part in a clothing swap, if given the chance.




Dress: Gap (clothing swap)
Jean Jacket: The Limited (circa 2003)
Bubble Necklace: eBay $10
Belt: Kohl's $1.5
Bracelets: Express $14
Shoes: Fergalicious $15

33 comments:

  1. Love that dress on you and it looks great with the denim jacket. A clothes swap sounds like a great idea! x, Kat

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  3. I've done clothing swaps with friends before, it is always so fun! That dress looks great on you, and will go well with so many things.

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  4. Clothing swaps are really fun! My friends and I do a seasonal swap for everything from women's clothes to baby clothes and gear to random household items. It's as much a social event as it is a great way to clean out your own home and closets!

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  5. Fabulous dress! I love the idea of clothing swaps and I've participated in a few, but I've been disappointed. Obviously, from a charity perspective it was good but I haven't walked away with anything great. The last one I was in I brought in about 25 items and left with a pair of black pants. I think I just need to find the right one.

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  6. I've never done a clothing swap before but it sounds so fun! That dress looks really cute on you!

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart
    Target Giveaway!

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  7. i love clothing swaps! i always end up coming home with such great items!! i love this dress paired with that great necklace!

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  8. That dress looks fantastic on you!!!! What a great score. I really like the outfit too.

    I haven't heard of clothing swaps - that's a pretty neat idea.

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  9. that's such a fun idea. You can get a whole new wardrobe at those things! That dress is fantastic on you!

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  10. Love it Ginny. I havent' been to a clothing swap party but i want to. The dress looks great on you and will be so versatile.

    Agi:)

    vodkainfusedlemonade.com

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  11. That's a really good idea, having a clothes swap as you get to try new items without paying, and you know that your clothes will go to a good home where they will be worn by either the people at the shelter or not. Love the dress that you got, really suits you!

    Lauren
    Fashionswirls.blogspot.com

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  12. Great dress! I've heard of clothing swaps but haven't participated in one before! Now I really want to organize one!

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  13. Love the color of your necklace. Big jewelery seems to be really in now.

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  14. I LOVE clothing swaps with all my heart! It's so fun getting free stuff haha :) You look ADORABLE!!

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  15. Great outfit! Your dress is so cute and I love the idea of a clothing swap!

    xo
    Caroline

    lovecarolineblog.blogspot.com

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  16. Such a cute dress! You look absolutely gorgeous!

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  17. Wow!!! Such a great idea! I've never heard of anything like that before!! Sounds like you scored on a bunch of cute items!! I love that dress! So classy!!

    ClassyInAClassroom.blogspot.com

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  18. what a great idea and this dress looks great on you!
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  19. Oh my gosh, that dress is awesome! So classic! I'm a navy-fiend, too, so I love the color :) It looks great with the turquoise necklace. I've never taken part in a clothing swap before, but would LOVE to someday! I'm always so jealous of people who regularly hold or participate in them, because I've never seen one in real life, ha! Maybe I need to plan one...

    theoriginalbrynn.blogspot.com

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  20. I love the idea of a clothing swap on a larger scale like your church does. I've only ever done an accessories swap with friends, and that was fun too! You totally scored with this cute dress!

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  21. I adore clothing swaps! I often get things and brands that I never would have purchased for myself.

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  22. you are so stinkin adorable, Ginny!! I am so jealous of those awesome clothing swap finds! I would love to participate in a clothing swap-sounds so fun!

    -Jenna Brianne
    wearablefunfashion.blogspot.com

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  23. So cute! I have the same necklace! I would love for you to come link up to my Tuesday Blog Hop!!

    xo Tori

    http://www.mythriftychic.com/2013/04/lucky-fabb-anything-and-everything-blog.html

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  24. Very cute look Ginny! Love the dress with the denim jacket and leopard pumps:)!

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  25. That is a great versatile dress! And I love that you added those fierce leopard shoes!!

    XO
    Pearls & Paws

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  26. A clothing swap sounds awesome! Love your navy dress with that teal necklace...so pretty :)

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  27. You look so pretty!
    I like the necklace! <3

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  28. I love that dress, so cool that you found it at a swap! I've been to clothing swaps before but never actually found anything I liked.

    Kristina does the Internets

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  29. Hellooo. A New follower for you... found you on Aloha friday blog hop!!! Love your style & fact that you beleive in comfortable syling :-) Look forward for more style inspirations here!!

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  30. I am really loving your bubble necklace with that navy dress. Adorable! Thanks for Linking Up with us this week, hope to see you back!

    Amber
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