swap it

my friends and i are all within a few sizes of each other, so cleaning out the closets = fun new things.

several of us have purged our closets within the last few weeks, and i’ve gotten some great items- like these floral wedges. (it was the perfect way to celebrate the first six months of no shopping and felt so fresh coming out of the 11 for 30 challenge.)

our swaps have been informal so far, but i’ve heard that an organized swap can be a lot of fun. have you participated in one? if so, what did you like about it? what would you change?

pleated poppy

linking up at the pleated poppy for what i wore wednesday!

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  • Selah July 11, 2012 at 6:17 AM

    I’ve never done a swap but I’ve found that maternity clothes tend to get loaned / swapped / given away.

    I LOVE your “new” wedges! Also, if I’m ever brave enough to buy colored denim, I’m going to get that color.

    • Caitlin July 14, 2012 at 2:19 PM

      Thank you! If you just can’t muster up the courage to buy them, wait for an old pair to fade then dye them instead! I can’t wait to transform another pair.

  • Joyfully Weary (Rachel Kaylynn) July 11, 2012 at 7:41 AM

    My city has an organized clothing swap every year to benefit a local women’s shelter. There is a $10 fee to participate and you trade in up to 10 items for points which you use kinda cash the day of the swap. I love it. It’s always a lot fun and I go home with a bag full of new treasures.

    • Caitlin July 14, 2012 at 2:20 PM

      Rachel, thank you for sharing! I work with a nonprofit that this could work well for. I am definitely going to tuck this away for future reference!

  • Terri S. July 11, 2012 at 10:34 AM

    I’m seriously doing a cheer for you that you have something fun and “new”. :) You are doing an awesome job with this challenge! This outfit is very fun and summery – I love it!

    • Caitlin July 14, 2012 at 2:21 PM

      Awwww thank you, Terri! You’re so sweet! Hope you’re having a fantastic day!

  • Carolyn July 11, 2012 at 2:15 PM

    Oh I wish I had a friend to swap with! I *Heart* your shoes!
    Carolyn http://sillyhappysweet.blogspot.com

    • Caitlin July 14, 2012 at 2:21 PM

      Thanks Carolyn! I hope you find one! Have a great day :)

  • Audrey @ Putting Me Together July 11, 2012 at 7:49 PM

    Those shoes are so fresh!!!! Your outfit is gorgeous!

    • Caitlin July 14, 2012 at 2:21 PM

      Thank you, sweet friend!

  • Lindsay July 11, 2012 at 9:26 PM

    That’s amazing! I love those shoes! Lucky you!

    • Caitlin July 14, 2012 at 2:22 PM

      Thanks, Lindsay :) Hope you are having a great weekend!

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