The other night I went to a Clothing Swap with my girlfriends. It was SO much fun - and reminded me a lot about the Accessories Swap that Katy & I attended just last month! This time it was clothing AND accessories though.
I have to admit - I really needed to search my closet for stuff to donate for this! I'd already done a pretty decent clean-out before, but there were a few things that I'd been holding onto for a while that needed to go. It worked a similar way as the other swap - but you got "dollars" to spend on items depending on the quality of what you brought. They sure did go a long way though! :)
Katy just arriving at the Swap. They had quite a spread of food there, matched with wine pairings - I was very impressed! The cheese and snacks were totally delicious.
They also had beautiful little tulips everywhere - such a lovely touch! :)
The girls - mingling before the swap. This was actually held at an interior design firm - their offices were absolutely GORGEOUS. I wish I worked in such a cool space! They were so open and airy - it just felt so bright and happy in there. Very different from the basement I work in every day!
They did a great job of organizing the clothes, and making it seem like we were actually in a store! Everything looked so nice hung up on hangers, and on mannequins. It made me think of our swaps we do at people's houses... everything is usually just tossed on a bed. Ha!
Katy totally snagged that black flowered dress in the pic too. It looks ridiculously cute on her!
Yes, they have a water feature in their office - filled with fish. Could I be any more jealous? Probably not. ;)
Champagne & cupcakes? Don't mind if I do!! I actually brought a white chocolate macadamia nut cupcake home for John, but I totally ate almost the entire thing before he got home. Whoops. It was SO GOOD though! I mean, did you hear what I said? White chocolate macadamia nut. I'm only human, people.
Once the clothing swap began, I didn't take many photos. I was too busy grabbin' up all the goodies! I found some SUPER cute clothes, and I'm very excited about them. 2 of them are rompers (pants / shorts attached to a tube top) which I'm totally in LOVE with. I can't wait to wear them!
I also got a couple of gorgeous black dresses (one fits me absolutely perfectly - I couldn't believe it), a pair of diamond-sparkly hoop earrings, a pair of Lucky jeans, and a purple top. Considering that everything was pretty much free (in exchange for my stuff), I felt like I got a hell of a deal!
Once I got over my "shopping" high, a lot of us returned to the wine and the food...
This is the water they had set out for us - isn't it just lovely? I have seen cucumber water many times before, but strawberry water!? I had to try it - it was super light and refreshing, and I will definitely need to make it for summertime. It was absolutely scrumptious!
Two SUPER rad girls that Katy & I met while we were there! Abby is on the left of Katy, and Danielle is on the right. We had so much fun chatting with them! They're pretty awesome. :)
All-in-all it was a wonderful event. I'm so glad that Geneva told us about it! I guess they do it annually, so I really hope I can make it to next year's as well. It was a total blast and we met some pretty great people. Now I have to figure out where to wear my new treasures!