Feb 27 2014

Better Than Memories

Category: Clothing Swaps,My OutfitsEyeliah @ 5:02 pm

We had a splattering of snow, which is rare here. So it was a perfect chance to sneak out early in the morning in a puffy jacket and catch snowflakes.

I tend to wear shorts (layered) more in the winter than (bare legged) in the summer. These red booties are a comfy wide fit and do great in the rain, got them at a recent clothing swap I hosted. I also picked up another pair of boots and these five pieces below, was quite impressed with my restraint.

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Plenty Spotted Hat $20. Thrifted Grey Scarf. Shorts and Red Rain Boots, Free from Swap. Halfmoon Legwarmers. Borrowed Jacket.

*Supersymmetry, Arcade Fire*
(I got tickets to see them again this summer!)


Oct 16 2013

Clothing Swap Haul

Category: Clothing SwapsEyeliah @ 1:21 pm

As always I walked away with a nice pile of *new* things from a swap.  This one had ten people in attendance.

My favorites are the pocketed grey skirt and the oversized bow blouse. The dress is a bit of a project as it’s too large in the bust, the scarf is so bright and vibrant I’ve been wearing it everyday. In a couple of weeks there are two swaps on the same day, three hours apart so I hope to make it to both, wish me luck!

It’s also fun to revisit old swap items and see what happened…

Ended up wearing the plaid dress quite often, draped cardigan a few times and the cute blue dress out for a fancy thing and can’t wait to wear it again.

Swapped out the first two tank tops as they didn’t work for me, got bleach stains on the slouchy sweater but I still love and wear it. uncertain about the striped tank, may get swapped out soon.

So far wore the electric blue once and loved it, the grey tank is in heavy rotation, swapped out the peasant blouse and wore the lion once so far. Swapped out the swirled blouse and off shoulder floral dress (even though I thought I’d wear it a lot), Zac Posen’s denim dress is worn quite often and have yet to wear the striped skirt.

And these pieces from June

Teal top worn quite often, dress is great for super hot days and camping, never wore the white blouse.

Brown tights are awesome and worn all the time, pretty teal shirt has a place in my heart though a small hole, gloves maybe on Halloween and I can’t seem to find the lil cardigan, but I love it.

Wool sweater worn with love, next two swapped out and the ‘bee’ tank gets a heavy rotation.

So I’ve kept 19/26 and worn 15/26. It’s interesting how much gets “wasted” and makes me thankful I didn’t buy 26 new pieces at the mall.


Jul 12 2013

Clothing Swap Haul

Category: Clothing SwapsEyeliah @ 2:51 pm

I can’t say enough about my love of clothing swaps, if it wasn’t for trading with my lovely friends I’d have to *gasp* go to the mall or thrift store and spend money. The only things I tend to buy now are shoes and underwear. Seriously, I will go to any and every swap that crops up, and I host at least a half dozen per year.

Wearing the plaid dress constantly.

This slouchy orange sweater is so cozy and cute.

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I have yet to wear this electric blue lace batwing top, but it will be a fun night when I do.

Living in the two middle dresses (one shoulder floral and Zac Posen for Target denim), the two outer pieces will probably be worn once or twice and then reswapped. Yay free clothes!


Mar 26 2013

Clothing Swap Haul

Category: Clothing SwapsEyeliah @ 1:11 pm

This week I hosted another clothing swap, as I usually do every few months.  Something about this one (maybe Spring) had people all fired up to come and there ended up being a dozen ladies in my new little 323 square foot apartment!  Not only that but a few people had so much to share that it took us an hour to sort all the clothes into piles and another two hours to try everything on!  It was so hectic (and fun) that I didn’t get to see what everyone choose, but many of us left with more than we brought.

Here is my haul!

The Pinks; butterflies, floral, stripes. These items are all very me.

The Blacks; pleated figure skating style skirt, halter vest and silky underclothes.

The Basics, Clean and fitted tanks and t-shirt and a grey hooded sweater.

And More; vintage 80s shirt, a rose clasp belt, plaid with sparkled thread and a perfect fit circle wrap dress.


Feb 15 2013

Clothing Purge, With a Twinge of Regret

Category: Clothing SwapsEyeliah @ 10:50 am

As I just moved into a smaller space I decided to purge my clothing.  Now there are two reasons this was a silly choice;
1. My new closet is the same size as my old closet.
And 2. I have barely any clothes to begin with.

But there is nothing like purging to feel like you are getting a fresh start.

Here is the massive pile of giveaways;

Top row is blouses, next is dresses, then we have skirts, bottom shelf is pants, sweaters and tights.  On the floor we have jewelry, gloves, hats and purses.

Here are some of the better off clothes;

A maxi skirt that has been too small on my waist since I thrifted it 10 years ago, the over the top sequins beret, an adorable but too clingy dress and an embroidered blouse.  It’s funny that out of these four outfits the only thing I still own is the obi belt, and I never seem to wear that either…

Here are my regrets;

Now granted the striped black dress and the pink floral dress need some tlc (sewing and pill removal) after multiple and ongoing wear but I know how to fix them.  The knit shawl was cozy and the silver skirt elegant, though I only wore both on a handful of occasions.  At the time I felt justified in getting rid of these four but now I can’t help wishing I kept these pieces. Le sigh.

What have you regretted getting rid of?


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