@BlckEyedSusieDC and @SewFrugal 2012 Jan and Upcoming April Clothing Swap!!

 

Wow am I behind on this one.  Sorry @BlckEyedSusieDC!! Back in January, Black Eye Susie and Sew Frugal & Fashionable hosted a clothing swap.  The entry cost was $10 to bring five or more items and $15 to come without clothes (to swap, no shoes, no shirt, no swapping! lol).  One sign that I already knew this was going to be a better experience than my first swap because of the early drop off!!! It is a swap must to allow time for the clothes to be inspected and put out and organized.  Another smart thing that these ladies did was partner with @TheGetawayDC to offer a free glass of wine during the drop off period.  Since it was their happy hour, they had some nice specials but since I came shortly before I only had time for a glass of wine and to chat with some of the ladies also there for the swap.  When I go back, I’ve got to try the Goat Cheese and Rosemary Dumplings that sounded AWESOME!!  But as usual I digress…

 

The swap was a mix of the items that everyone had brought and the items in the store that Susie chose to donate.  It is a great way to clear out some of the older merchandise for the new stuff to come in.  After chatting with the other ladies waiting for the swap, it was finally time to go over.  It was a blast, the only flaw of this swap is the store size!! I had a few claustrophobia attacks after getting stuck in the corner while trying to navigate through.  Once I found my rhythm though, it was time to score some great finds!! One of the keys with a swap is patience; you have to make multiple rounds because you will often find new things with each round.  Maybe something you didn’t notice the first time or something someone was previously holding.  Another swapping key is HOLD TIGHT TO WHAT YOU FIND!!! Don’t let the pretty polished outfits fool you… these girls will pounce on an outfit down!  A couple of girls inquired about items I was holding and were keeping an eye out for me to put stuff down.  I had to sacrifice a pair of jeans to make it through!!  Despite that, I was able to get out of there feeling like I’d made a fair trade for all of my items as you can see from the photo!

After the swap, I stuck around to help Susie clean up and put the shop back in order.  Once everyone left, Susie packed up the left over items that didn’t go (and I scored a few more pairs of jeans!) and then we packed it up to go for donation.  Once that was completed, we went back over to the Getaway to have a breather over a drink.  Overall it was a wonderful evening where I met some great ladies, got some great new clothes and I am very excited for the next one coming up April 29, 2012 at 2pm.  More info to follow!!

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Welcome to DCFunemployment. My name is Morgan and I am a native Washingtonian. In this post Paris Hilton era, socialite has became a bit of a dirty word. However by definition, a socialite is a person who is well known in fashionable society and is fond of social activities and entertainment. Like it or not, that's me so these are the diaries of a reluctant socialite. Follow me here or on social media to see some of the best that DC has to offer.
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