More fun photos from Swap Til You Drop World Swap Day

Below are a few more fun photos from World Swap Day I wanted to share with you. Look at all the bags of clothes these ladies hauled away. Thanks to all the volunteers, The Swapaholics and Susie for closing her shop for the day to make this swap possible. Susie and I are already planningContinue reading “More fun photos from Swap Til You Drop World Swap Day”

“World Swap Day” Swap Til You Drop #3 in Review

A little over a year ago I attended my first clothing swap as part of National Swap Day. It was organized by Anika Alexander and held in Silver Spring, MD.  There were approximately 25 women who attended. I had so much fun I decided to forego my plans the next day and attend another swapContinue reading ““World Swap Day” Swap Til You Drop #3 in Review”

Top 10 Favorite Swap Treasures of 2011

Since January of 2011 I have attended at least one or two swaps a month. As a result I’ve pretty much revamped up my wardrobe. I’ve added pieces that I would have never purchased from the store. Either I wouldn’t have purchased them because I thought they were too trendy and not worth the $$’sContinue reading “Top 10 Favorite Swap Treasures of 2011”

Re-Blogging: Long Weekend Sewing Refashioning Project

Re-blogging this blog post gives me great pleasure. I can’t wait to share with you the outcome in 2012. It took a while but I finally got it finished and I’m hoping to take some photos of myself in the next couple weeks wearing my new creation. In the meantime enjoy the before pics. Re-blogContinue reading “Re-Blogging: Long Weekend Sewing Refashioning Project”

The Review from The Feast by Tobey Ward

WASHINGTONEATSHOPPLAYThe Feast leads you to the best places to eat, shop, and play in your city. Here’s how we do it. « Prev  |  What to Do During DC Fashion WeekSaks’ Fashion Director’s Top Fall Trends  |  Next » Follow Feast Dispatch by Tobey Ward Sep 19, 12:11PM in Shop Over Sixty Swappers Cram Black Eyed Susie for Clothing Exchange Swappers lined the curb onContinue reading “The Review from The Feast by Tobey Ward”

Controlled Chaos, Behind the Scenes Before & After: Reviewing DC Sip & Swap w/ @TheSwapaholics

I can’t begin to tell you how exciting Thursday night was at the DC Sip & Swap with the Swapaholics from Boston, MA. Silver Spring Sewing Sisters showed up for the DC Sip & Swap My girlfriends and I came a bit early to assist with the sorting. This process is no joke. We hadContinue reading “Controlled Chaos, Behind the Scenes Before & After: Reviewing DC Sip & Swap w/ @TheSwapaholics”

Awesome Shoe swap by @FashionNiteSwap

I’ve been waiting for almost 6 months for this Shoe Swap  to take place.  I must say it was well worth the wait. Shoe S(he) Swap by Anika Alexander, Fashion Night Out Swap. Most of you know I have given up buying any new clothes for one year and this includes shoes. Yes shoes!! IContinue reading “Awesome Shoe swap by @FashionNiteSwap”

Swap DC with @TheSwapaholics

Hey folks The Swapaholics are coming, The Swapaholics are coming!!!! Ladies don’t be tardy to the party!! Come one come all to a fabulous swapping event!! Get your tickets today. Click the link and use SEWFRUGAL for a 25% discount on admission SWAP.COM PRESENTS: DC Sip & Swap Thursday, July 14th, 2011 Clarendon Ballroom Arlington,Continue reading “Swap DC with @TheSwapaholics”

Only 14 more days until DC Sip & Swap with the Swapaholics

ONLY 14 more DAYS!!! Get your tickets today Don’t be tardy to the party ladies!!! SWAP.COM PRESENTS: DC Sip & Swap Thursday, July 14th, 2011 Clarendon Ballroom Arlington, VA 22201 Clothing Drop-Off: 6 to 7:30 p.m. Pre-Swap Reception 6 to 9 pm Swap: 8 pm SHARP!   Join The Swapaholics, America’s favorite swap hostesses, for aContinue reading “Only 14 more days until DC Sip & Swap with the Swapaholics”

Long Weekend Sewing Refashioning Project

As I peruse the items at clothing swaps and merchandise at my local Goodwill and thrift stores I’m usually focused on finding a few new additions to my wardrobe. In recent visits I put more consideration into what can I refashion or restyle into something new and more creative. I usually choose items which don’tContinue reading “Long Weekend Sewing Refashioning Project”

Shoes, Shoes, Shoes…..Can a woman ever have too many?

My emotional response is absolutely not! My logical answer is “of course not” besides how does one define “too many”  🙂 After my 30 day challenge I gave away about 7 pairs of shoes that hurt. I loved these shoes, they were fabulous but two hours into my day my feet were screaming for relief.Continue reading “Shoes, Shoes, Shoes…..Can a woman ever have too many?”

I’m grooming a Swapnista

After several months of attending swaps everywhere from DC to VA to NYC and beyond I had the awesome opportunity of co-hosting Swap ‘Til You Drop with Susie Saadian the owner of Black Eyed Susie earlier this month. I’ve been encouraging my friends to adopt this frugal way of shopping and expanding their wardrobe. ManyContinue reading “I’m grooming a Swapnista”

Shirts and Blouses are Essential

Well, I have officially stocked up! Among the many lessons learned during my wardrobe challenge was how important it is to take stock of what you have in your closet. When meeting with my test client I explained, this eliminates having excess clothing you don’t wear and that feeling of  “I have nothing to wear”. PersonallyContinue reading “Shirts and Blouses are Essential”