So… I have a lot of clothing. I love to get clothing and I love to give clothing. There are very few pieces in my wardrobe that last more than a few years in my closet- I must really love it or rely on it to keep it. Yesterday, I attended my first swap and shop hosted by Other Peoples Property, held this time around in the Lake Ivanhoe shopping district. I’d missed the past two events, and was super excited to finally be able to go!
I can’t wait for the next one. I think it’s a great way to recycle what you have and don’t want. The day before, I dropped off three bags of donations, a ton of my clothes, my husband’s clothes, and shoes. I ended up taking home at least 1/3 of that after paying $5 to swap. That’s not too shabby.
Before we start: Yes… I had a stranger take my OOTD picture.
Forever 21 shirt
American Apparel skirt
And back to the event… It was packed! And intense! But that’s what a good shopper fashionista is used to. There were a lot of like minded people there, with their game faces on. I brought mine, too. Yelp provided reusable bags for picked up goodies, and some lip balms among other things as well (I heard someone say they were the bomb!). After swapping, there was food for sale and a room of vintage goods for sale by Other Peoples Property.
I made out like a bandit with some great stuff. I was only looking for casual basics: simple tops and stuff I could wear to work. A lot of what I had donated was the cray cray vintage and etc. Not many people were picking it up, hehe. Oooooh, to have weird style.
After an hour, I was spent and made my way home. Before I left, I got some of that Peruvian potatoes with spicy cheese sauce. Yum! And super spicy! That marked the end of my clothes swapping adventure.
I wore Revlon Rendezvous again all day. Still love it.
This has been unopened and untried since March.
Jessica Hologram Chic