Thrifty & Chic: Swapping Clothes


Saturday, I packed all of my ill-fitting clothes in the back of the car & headed for a bloggy swap meet & pool party. I actually spent zero time in my swimsuit (the water was a bit cold), but I did show it off to everyone there (seriously, I love my suit this year).


Here I am unpacking my goodies. I’m the most under dressed there!


Here are all the lovely ladies who attended.

I met some really lovely women & I’m so excited to see how they end up wearing & styling my old clothes!! I found some great stuff there and I’m so excited to refashion a few things. If you want to see how I end up wearing those finds, be sure to subscribe to my fashion blog.


all of the above photos can be found here, taken by Jessica.

I had a great time eating delicious treats, getting some new duds & getting to know bloggers I’ve never met in real life. Truly, all of the things I did last weekend were a testimony of why I blog: friends & crafting.

This halter wrap dress was one of the items I scored at the swap. I love the print & the skirt part. I’m tempted to refashion it into a skirt. Sorry the photo is blurry & gross. The lighting the last couple of days has been less than desirable in the studio. You get the idea, though. I found this wrap skirt (that I wore on Sunday) there, too. I love both of these pieces, but I know for sure I would’ve completely walked past both of them in a thrift store or any store for that matter. I don’t do wraps. Well, not until now anyway.

Here’s a list of bloggers that were there:

Cotton and Curls • Wearing It On My Sleeves • Sweet Serendipity • Meet Virginia Design • Frills & Bils • Feather’s Flights • the stationery place • Life of a Passeri • Living on the Chic • Crowley Party • yours, mine & ours • Livy Love • madison avenue • brooke passion • A Day in The Life • Exhibit 221 • Harley & Jane • Snarky Drea • My Nutshell • The Sisters 4 say MORE is more…

It’s so fun to have a bunch of new pieces to brighten up my wardrobe that didn’t cost a thing! Have you participated in a swap before? I definitely want to do it again.

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    1. Ashlee says:

      Lovely! Next time you hear of one of these I’d love to go! How did you manage to get up so early after Friday night though? I didn’t wake up until noon!

    2. Katie says:

      Love the halter dress. The colors are so perfect to transition into fall. Did I just write fall? That’s kind of a dirty word in the summer.

      Annnnnd those treats make my want to eat my billionth homemade oreo of the day. But I willlll resist. Hopefully.

    3. LCR says:

      just coming over here from IHOD. so awesome to be able to meet up with all those bloggers… and the dress will totally make an awesome skirt!

    4. Sarah says:

      It was so nice meeting you! And your blog rocks my socks. You do such fun stuff!

    5. I wish I could get some Arizona bloggers together to do something like this. How did you guys decide which bloggers were coming? Did someone just reach out to a bunch of bloggers and coordinate it?


    6. Bellesme says:

      That cupcake looks sooo goood…… mmm
      and those heels you’re wearing in the first picture look so cute and comfy!

    7. Brittany says:

      Thanks for the fashion advice!
      I always have so much trouble trying to put together a look.
      I see what I like and what I want online and in magazines but for some reason I can’t pull it all together when standing in my closet.

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