Last Clothes Swap of 2012

Here’s Event #2 that I hosted: Last Clothes Swap of 2012

Around these parts, I am the Clothes Swap guru. Ok, so what I gave myself the title…I love hosting clothes swaps. At this point, I rarely find anything for myself. I love helping people find new items and try new styles they never thought they could pull off. I feel like Stacie Clinton on “What Not to Wear.”

This last clothes swap of the year was about starting afresh. There were so many ill-sized articles of clothing in my closet that I had to get rid of. I realized that I couldn’t continue shopping and bringing new items into my closet without doing a clean sweep first. For a while, I thought I had a hoarding problem. I have way too many clothes in my closet; clothes I had no use for anymore. After I saw an episode of “TrueLife: I’m a HOARDER,” I realized that I gradually want to move towards a more minimalist lifestyle. It’s a slow process, but little by little, I can see more carpet in my closet. Don’t ask lol.

I’m also “reinventing” myself like I do every Spring, so some of my old digs have gotta go.

Here is the preliminary stage of the swap. My own (and my sister’s) donations waiting for my guests to add to the pile.
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Friends came by. We shopped, swapped, ate, and tried on clothes. As always, a blast :).

Guests:

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The left over clothes went to a local thrift store that I frequent. It’s funny going thrifting and seeing things that I donated. It feels good to know I finally let them go. Now to attack the trash bags of clothes in the garage. Another day perhaps.

Thanks to all who came!

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2 thoughts on “Last Clothes Swap of 2012

  1. I’m so glad that you posted this because I’ve been dying to put on my own clothes swap event and was under the impression that I really had to do it BIG! I didn’t realize, my apartment is the perfect place to do a swap for a small group of people and it could still be fun. thanks so much for sharing, you inspired me today.

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    • Yay! My first swap was in my friend’s crowded apartment in college . It’s better to have a more intimate space with just you and your gals. I hope you’ll blog about it when you getting around to throwing a swap. Once you try it, you’ll be hooked!

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