Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Swappy

Waistcoat, H&M. Lace blouse, Newport News. Skirt, Parallel (via swap). Pumps, Bandolino. Brooch, thrifted. Bracelet, Xhilaration. Bag, Vieta.


Just like a sale encourages you to move out of your clothing comfort zone, I’ve swapped for items I never would have looked at twice in a store. I’m too nice of a swapper. If someone wants something of mine badly, I’ll swap for something I’m barely interested in. Sometimes, though, I discover something new in the process. Like, a loud, clingy skirt doesn’t necessarily make my hips look a mile wide. And if I later decide I don’t like it anymore, I’m just out the $2.45 I spent on postage for the reciprocal swap.



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15 comments:

The Cocoa Goddess said...

I love the lace with the fitted waistcoat - it's sexy but still covered up. Great look!

angryreceptionist said...

I love the outfit, but think the bag clashes a little....

KD said...

I think the skirt looks great, and it's a fabulous late summer/early fall transition piece.

Sheila said...

Love the skirt with the vest! I also really like the pop of yellow. Not sure about the lace blouse, though.

You look really pretty in this whole outfit.

Jessi said...

Love the outfit. Since summer, we haven't seen you sport many dark pieces but they look great on you.

Elle said...

pretty outfit :) just not sure that the bracelet really works with it. the yellows aren't quite the same and the tone of the bracelet is too different from the rest.

i'd love to see it with a metallic bracelet :) perhaps copper?

Londyn said...

Really like that skirt!

Spamanthie said...

Hey! Love your outfits! So chic and inspiring! I love the way you pair colors together! I know, since you love fashion, that you might want to try a website that i got hooked on. It's called www.polyvore.com and it's a site where you can put together outfits on the web. It's really cool. Check it out!

Amber said...

The skirt looks WAY cuter on you then it did on me! It's so neat to see what you decided to wear with it. Don't ever feel bad if you have to tell a swapper no...and that includes me. I can't help it if I like everything you post to swap. :-)

Leslie said...

What a great skirt!!! I'm going to have to check out this swapping thing!

Askew To You said...

I like this outfit. I think that the skirt was a great swap. :D

tooblonde1 said...

this skirt is a great silhouette on you, the shape and length is perfect...you have it styled beautifully!

Rural Felicity said...

I love this outfit!! The lace blouse underneath the vest is just FABULOUS! I love the brown and black together.

Elise said...

I think this skirt gives you a wonderful shape and I don't think I've ever seen your "hips look a mile wide" in any outfit you've ever posted.

Love the waistcoat too!

Jody said...

It's the big yellow teeth bracelet! :) Cute skirt, I really like the outfit, but I do think the bracelet is a bit jarring.