Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Take One Down and Pass It Around

One of the many treasured tasks that became frequent during my year without buying clothing, was hand me downs.  When my friends called me or invited me over and said they had a stack of clothes for me to go through, I jumped on the possibilities.

It is finding treasures like this dress, that make me want to do a big swap in Nashville, one that is on the scale the Swapaholics or something like that.  One of my best friends bought this dress a few years ago on a shopping trip we went on.  When we hung out this weekend and she pointed to the pile of clothes on her dining room table, I saw the skirt of this dress peaking out.  It has always been one of my favorite dresses of hers (and I don't think I ever borrowed it while we were living together).

Dress: hand me down from Lisa
Shoes: Nine West
Bracelets: family costume jewelery


  1. I don't know you personally, Alyson, but I read your blog regularly.

    I would LOVE to help do/attend a clothing swap in Nashville! I had one in October with about 10 ladies and it was amazing! We had way too many things leftover though (that were eventually donated to the now-closed HumanKind thrift store) so I would love to find more people and have a BIG swap. Seriously!

  2. I love this dress. That is all.

  3. I feel the same way, I would love to organize a swap in my hometown, it would be so fun! I went to a swapaholics swap and loved it.
    Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge
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  4. What a great score, that dress is adorable on you!

  5. I love the print on the dress!!

  6. Love the print on this dress. I love hand me downs and swaps. It's funny because as a kid on got hand me downs from my sister and cousins and always wanted new clothes but by the time I was old enough new shop on my own I just wanted to thrift. I think it made me love second hand so much more as a grown up.

  7. I love your blog! Please check out mine and follow if you'd like :)

  8. hey! i'm not buying clothes this year! we're like awesome possums. hand-me-downs rule, right? too. for reals.

  9. LOVE this dress. and it looks AMAZING on you!

  10. i love that dress! it looks great!

  11. you are freaking adorable, I love you and this dress.

    woah. I think I just took our bloglationship to a whole new level.

  12. Anonymous2:05 PM

    Super cute! What a great hand-me. You look beautiful.

    I'm so following you on Bloglovin now. Keep up the cuteness!




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