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”

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”

Giveaway- Two tickets to The DC Sip & Swap

Today’s giveaway is 2 tickets to attend’s Sip & Swap on Thursday, July 14th.  I know, exciting right?  Two lucky readers will join in for a fun night of summer swapping & socializing at the historic and uber chic Clarendon Ballroom.  You bring a bag full of all those like-new and gently worn clothes, shoes, accessories,Continue reading “Giveaway- Two tickets to The DC Sip & Swap”

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”

Best of Guest Blogger: Could you go one year without buying “new” clothes?

Hey there readers! My guest blog post for Goodwill of Greater Washington, DC Goodwill Fashionista was re-posted today as “Best of Guest Blogger”. Just in case you missed it. DC Goodwill Fashionista Blog Best of Guest Blogger: Could you go one year without buying “new” clothes?   guest bloggerTags: Catherine Pulsifer, DC Goodwill, Rockville, Sew Frugal and Fashionable,sewing, thrifting Well, I’m givingContinue reading “Best of Guest Blogger: Could you go one year without buying “new” clothes?”

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”

Great Swap Finds

I snagged this Tahari dress and White House Black Market sling-back shoes at “Swap ‘Til You Drop” this past weekend. The dress still had the tags on it. $99!!! The shoes were barely worn and the box said the shoes retail at $88. What a frugal deal! In addition to these great finds I pickedContinue reading “Great Swap Finds”

The Swapaholics May 2011 Swap Sheet

We are so thankful to Melissa and the great folks over at Swapaholics for mentioning our event in the May Swap sheet. Thanks much!!!  We really hope to see everyone there!! May 2011 Swap Sheet Posted by Melissa on Apr 28, 2011 in Blog, Swap Sheet | 0 comments Swap season 2011 is ON like Donkey Kong! While we recover (and restockContinue reading “The Swapaholics May 2011 Swap Sheet”

Double your swap options

Double your swap options. Thanks Lisa and Quarterlife for your plug for our upcoming event! Double your swap options I’m so close to calling them “swapportunities” but I just can’t. I think I may have done it once in the past. But I just can’t let such frivolty go on. So I’m just going to sayContinue reading “Double your swap options”

Why Buy New When You Can Swap? –

A twitter friend tweeted about this article this morning and I’m passing on to you as I’m on my soapbox about Frugal Fashion in these tough economic times. But it doesn’t stop at fashion. In the month of May Sew Frugal will explore various thrift shops in the DMV and not only focus on clothingContinue reading “Why Buy New When You Can Swap? –”

Preparation for Swap til You Drop

Hoping to see everyone at the Swap on Sunday! If you have items you would like to drop off in advance of the swap please feel free to drop them off at Black Eyed Susie between 12-5pm Tues thru Saturday. Mark your bag “Swap” visit: for tickets. Potential Swappers, you may be new to this andContinue reading “Preparation for Swap til You Drop”

Swap til you Drop

Black Eyed Susie and Sew Frugal & Fashionable  presents Swap til you Drop Clothing Swap Click here for Tickets Black Eyed Susie and Sew Frugal & Fashionable  presents Swap til you Drop Clothing Swap Time to to gather up all that unwanted clothing that has been sitting around with tags still attached or has beenContinue reading “Swap til you Drop”