As most of my readers saw, I hosted a clothing swap on my rooftop (with the help of my more hostess-skilled buddy, Mel...because as you guessed, I'm only good for cracking open the beer and making you laugh). It turned out to be a success...before most of the girls arrived, between four of us we had already managed to take up about 1/4 of my gigantic rooftop.
There were my usual friends and partners in crime in attendance (Bridget above, Mel and Maresa below)
And new faces and new friends--such as Grace, over at BlueBerryBike
And Ashley over at FreeHoney and her friend Jamie.
and the ever-so-sweet Sarah--her's Tumblr blog is HERE
And back to one of my regular girl pals, Nikka-AKA: Showgirl Godzilla
Lots of rooting, sifting, trying on...but everyone came out a winner I think. I believe everyone found something to take home.
Bridget scored one of my very first day dresses I designed at Alberto Makali when the line first debuted a few years back--never worn! Can't go wrong with that...Enjoy it Bridget!
Oh and hmmmm...that thing called my "Daily Wear". Well let's see....I had all intention to wear my cut-offs, because it was Saturday afternoon. What else have you seen me wear on a weekend? (I've kinda decided to wholeheartedly embrace shorts this summer because in the past I rarely wore them...well now they've become way too much my uniform)
Mel informed me the night before of her ensemble she was wearing, and quickly I started to feel very "not dressed up enough" when I thought of my diy cut-offs...YIKES! I think I was assuming it was at my house and therefore I could do as I please (and yes, its true, I could do as I please, but I thought I'd spiff it up a bit more too after she mentioned her outfit).
I immediately scanned thru my dress section of my closet (yes I like to keep things organized like that--everything has its place, and everything MUST remain in its color coded place or else I get all batty and crazy) and BAM! It hit me that the swap was the PERFECT opportunity to wear the vintage maxi dress I had gotted about 3years ago out in LA. I'd been dying to wear it to a pool party I hosted ever since I put it on out west. Standing in the dressing room I remember thinking how amazing it would be if I could host that pool party...ah, but I don't own a pool, never have.
Soooooooooooo, the only other time I've even remotely worn this outside of my bedroom was the one time last summer when I decided to start showing you some of my vintage outfits I just keep in my closet...essentially the last time I wore it was me just playing dress-up in a thing I like to call "Vintage View"
Yep, A clothing Swap at chez moi is theeeee SUPERB spot for me to actually wear WEAR this. Not just for a little twirl around my former backyard. I thought it was quite a delight...even if my back got incredibly burned as I baked like a hot potato at the snack table (I think I ate more than swapped).
And how appropriate is this little street sign? Although I'm pretty sure that's not the way to Los Angeles...just sayin'
I was wearing:
Black/White vintage maxi dress-vintage store on Melrose, Black sandals-Topshop, Black necklace-H&M, Black sunglasses-Kensie
For everyone that came to the swap---THANK YOU! It was nice to see you and meet some new faces. Hopefully we can do it again in early spring! And hopefully all you other NYers that missed out might attend this next time around. Take my advice on this one!