becca recently gave me an old dress of hers (pictured left) and I finally got to wear it last week. Clothes swapping is common among our friends. We're all different sizes, and, like most women, those sizes fluctuate. Whenever we get together, at least one person has a bag of clothes. Other people have told me they raid the closets of friends and family.
With holiday parties coming up, now is a great time to shop your friends' closets. Instead of each of you spending money on a cocktail dress, you could swap little-worn party frocks.
One of my college roommates sent me a book called You Can Wear It Again: A Celebration of Bridesmaids' Dresses by Meg Mateo Ilasco. I must admit I uttered those words to my bridesmaids. The best burgundy fabric we could find was a butterfly brocade, so we ended up making Chinese-style tops (no strapless, backless bra required) and gold skirts. My roommate (on the right) actually wore the top until the zipper died, so maybe I wasn't quite as delusional at these other brides.
The pictures in "You Can Wear It Again" can be a whole lot of fun with a gabby group of girl friends. I plan to cover the pictures in snarky post-it notes and pass it to becca (who will not make me wear satin polka dots and a floppy hat) to do the same. When it makes its way through all our friends, we'll have a great collection of comments.
Just click with you want a better view of these horrors committed to fabric and friendship. Note to brides: It is unfair to make your sisters, cousins, and b…
Why We Love It: Winter. Blarg. It snowed yesterday. It will probably snow today. I'm so done. I want to wear pretty shirts and not freeze to death. These skirts from Sandee Royalty make me think of spring, and anything that makes me thing of spring is super happy right now.
Who: Betsey Johnson What it made us think of: If the Village People, drag queens, lingerie models and party girls raced the Tour de France on acid What we liked: Jackets, socks, classic Betsey Frocks, bright belts, ribcage romper (as a shirt, not a romper--are you listening, buyers?), black & white, oxford shoes, yellow, long dresses, car & gun prints on frilly dresses What we didn't: "Ride Me" Necklaces (lets hope that's not all we're getting for spring), bare midriffs, mostly sheer dresses Who: Suno What it made us think of: How we might still dress if our mothers hadn't insisted we match when heading off to school What we liked: shoes, prints, swimsuits, sundresses What we didn't: jumpsuits, pants that looks like clowns pajamas Who: L.A.M.B. What it made us think of: Vintage Gwen What we liked: Bold prints, fun separates, dresses, pants, jackets, bags What we didn't: bare midriffs, peek-a-boo belly button tops, 90s crop tanks Image source: style.…