Monday, January 24, 2011

Over the weekend

It feels like it's been so long since I've had anything to post about my weekend. I guess that's what happens when it's cold out, I'm out and about much less than usual. That's what I love about events in the winter, as much as it's painful to leave the warmth and comfort of home, it's great to get out and see your favorite people while doing something fun! My weekends start on Thursdays these days, and last Thursday was one I had been looking forward to for a long time: National Swap Day! I started the day by meeting up with Jen in the city and doing some browsing. We then headed into Somerville to meet up with the Swapaholics and start sorting clothes at the Armory. I love volunteering for these girls, it's really just an excuse to help out while hanging out with friends.
Sometimes I make awful faces:
After people arrived and dropped off their clothes, they were able to head up to the balcony and watch as their items were sorted into the racks.
Everything looks so calm and orderly in the beginning, like the calm before a storm. Special pieces- like designer items- are hung up, while everyday wares are sorted on the tables:
The actual swapping only lasts about 20 to 30 minutes before the racks are cleared and everyone heads home to add new treasures to their closets. Left over clothes are donated to Goodwill:
The best part of this weekend is that I got to spend almost all of it with Jen, Punky, Adam, Chris and Kev. There was a 30th Birthday party (Adam's), brunch, thrift shopping, and general fun. I can't wait to show off what I got at the swap as the week goes on!

(all photos: Adam Towner)

21 comments:

Holly Springett said...

Looks like a really fun event - love the idea of a National Swap Day!

Nicole said...

that looks like so much fun!

Laurelann said...

I tried to host a clothing swap and it was a weird almost-failure. There ended up being only three of us but we had a good time anyway.
I think I'm going to try again before summer and see if we can't swap some more.
Thanks for sharing!

http://one-girl-vs-world.blogspot.com

GIRL AND CLOSET said...

I adore these swaps (boo that I live in Canada) it's such a great idea. I think that ALL girls can benefit from this, fashion bloggers or not. Hope you found lots of treasures. Happy styling! ;-) veronika

Looks and Books said...

This looks like so much fun! I'm really upset I don't live in Boston anymore to take advantage of such a great event. I should get motivated and do some research about similar swaps in NYC!

Estefany @ The Helmet Head said...

That looks like so much fun!
You and Jen are so cute!

xo

Matchless Vision said...

This looks like a really fun amazing event. Where did this take place? I'd love to make an event like this happen in my area if one isn't already going on. Nice work ladies...this looks like a huge success.

kelsey said...

Oh, this looks so fun. I want to host one!

The Swapaholics said...

I love the photo credit to adams creepy blog!!

If anyone wants to get on the swap event email list for other citys we are heading to this year, they can find it here: http://events.swap.com

HollyDolly said...

I'm so sad that I missed this! I was so close, but couldn't go! It sounds and looks like so much fun!

Holly
http://hollykeenan.tumblr.com

Amanda said...

That looks like so much fun! I hope one of these wonderful events will happen somewhere around me sometimes soon!

Little Lady Little City

ellio100 said...

wow that looks fantastic! my friends and i did one - even with 6 of us (all different sizes) it was great so that must have been amazing :D

Terri said...

Whoa, how many people participated? It looks like there are a LOT of items.

MissNeira said...

Aw I wish I came! looked like so much fun (especially from the last one they had too!)

xoxo
Miss Neira

Hilary Grace said...

Everyone did an amazing job setting up- it looked incredible! So fun to participate :)

HM said...

That looks like so much fun! Yay for swaps!

Hilary Grace said...

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I have on good authority that it's what Salvador Dali used (most famous stache, ha!) and it's also used by most beard and moustache champs in Europe. Ok, that sentence was hilarious to type.

Anyway, hope that helps.
Happy styling!!
;)

The Bohemienne said...

What a fun event! I would love to find some swaps like that around here...or maybe just organize one myself. :)

curious constellation said...

Wow, what a brilliant idea! I need to organize something like this here in Cape Town.

Ashley, Lions Lace Lattes said...

These giant clothes swaps look like so much fun.

Treehugger_31 said...

What a great idea! Looks fun!

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