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Friday
Apr092010

meet the swapaholics!

Meet the Swapaholics from New Brahmin on Vimeo.

I was so thrilled to get an invite to the Swapaholics' most recent swap at co-founder Melissa Massello's adorable Somerville home this past Tuesday. It couldn't have come at a better time as I recently moved and did a massive clean-out of my closet.

Being a relative newbie with one tiny swap at a local store under my belt, I felt a little nervous as I had no idea just what to expect. However, as soon as I walked in to see a handful of adorably decked out girls toasting champagne flutes in a living room that had been transformed into a mini-boutique (with racks and everything), I knew I'd fit right in and enjoy the night.

A little late (story of my life), I started to unload my santa-worthy jumbo trash bag of clothes onto the nearest couch, one at a time, but as soon as the oohing and ahhing began over the other racks, panic struck.. I did NOT want to miss out on the good inventory! I quickly made the smart decision to let the others sort through my personal discards themselves and started digging.

Here's what I came out with:

swap rule: never leave your pile unattended :)

jcrew boyfriend jeans that magically fit perfect and some black pumps with a little bow/stud detail

this little plaid dress is so flirty and cute :)I'm a sucker for sweatershirts that are so bad they're good... this has that always awesome combo of neon colors and gold foil (great dolman sleeves too). Another great combo - purple, animal-print, studded, cross-body purse.This printed skirt was a bit too big and hit at a funny point (mid-shin) but when I hiked it up as a dress, I fell in love. (click on the image to see how I worked it into an outfit)

About 20 minutes after we started, everyone had emerged with their findings and the socializing began (wine/pizza/cupcakes = my heaven). It's amazing at how short the actual swap itself lasted!

There is another swap scheduled for May 8th at the Canal District in Worcester. Check out the Swapaholics pretty new website for more details and an upcoming calendar.

Reader Comments (3)

wish i could have been there!
04.9.2010 | Unregistered CommenterLiana
cute video...glad those boyfriend jeans went to a good home ;)
04.9.2010 | Unregistered Commentercassie
I'm very impressed that the dress began its life as a skirt. Sounds like you styled it perfectly.

BTW, I realize that New Brahmin probably has enough reader as it is, but I thought I'd let you know that I gave it an award on my blog: http://thewellappointedcatwalk.blogspot.com/2010/04/they-like-me-they-really-like-me_10.html. Hope you enjoy!
04.11.2010 | Unregistered CommenterMarissa

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