Idea Of The Day: Clothing Swap With Your Friends & Family
Ladies, your friends’ and relatives’ closets are about to become your best friend. I learned that this weekend, when my aunt gave me a beautiful, barely touched silk dress from Banana Republic dress that doesn’t fit her anymore.
Back story on this dress: my family threw a fancy party for my mom’s 50th birthday in July of 2008. My aunt, her older sister, bought a beautiful dress from Banana Republic for this party. I immediately fell in love with it the minute I saw it. After the party, I search all over for the dress but unfortunately, no Banana Republic in the area had it in my size. I gave up on finding this dress and found all of my hopes and dreams crushed. Not really, but I really wanted to buy this dress.
Flash forward to Memorial Day 2010. I go over to my aunt’s house for lunch and to go to her pool and she gave me the dress since it doesn’t fit her anymore. I was shocked! And I was so thankful that she thought to give it to me. Helllo, new favorite summer 2010 dress!
(pictures taken by me and my new Canon Rebel)
So my point is that your friends’ or relatives’ hand-me-downs can bring something new to your wardrobe!
Here’s an idea: once a season, you and your friends or relatives should go through your closets and have a swap of all the clothes you don’t want or don’t wear anymore. You never know what you’re going to find!