I don’t know where this idea came from, but about a year ago I decided I wanted to host a “Clothing Swap Party”. I would ask everyone to clean out their closets and bring over anything they no longer wore. We wanted items that were in good shape and that someone else might want to take home.
I invited my girlfriends over last Saturday hoping everyone would follow directions and bring some clothes. I was amazed at the turnout! Everyone came with a full bag to swap. I also made it a pot-luck, so everyone brought a dish or booze. My dad was kind enough to grill for us too.
We decided to lay everything out, garage-sale style. My mom’s clothesline was helpful, although we came close to breaking it with the weight.
Felipe was the life of the party as per usual. He kissed at least 5 people on the mouth, which is his goal in life.
We all took home some great stuff! There were even a number of brand new items, since we’ve all had the experience of buying something we loved on the rack but couldn’t pull off.
When we had finished choosing our items, we still had a ton of stuff leftover. We filled 3 garbage bags and a shopping bag with tops, bottoms, dresses, shoes, necklaces and bags. I gave them to Babcie (my grandmother) who has her hand in many charitable organizations. She texted me the next day saying, “Clothes have been given to very happy people”. That made this party an all around win!
PS. These pictures are courtesy of my friend Kelsey (thanks, Kels!), because I forgot my camera.