I love new things. Packages in the mail, new shoes, furniture, haircuts, you name it, I most likely love getting it new. With the minimalist part of my life kicking into high gear, getting new things all the time (other than food), seems unnecessary. But I still love getting new stuff. The remedy? Stuff swaps. Primarily clothing, although one time I went to a household item swap for a church activity, and that was pretty awesome. Get rid of what you don't want or need for things you do!
I have done unofficial clothing swaps many times with my sisters, old roommates, friends and even the laundry room's thrift store donation bin at one of the apartment complexes that I lived in. Just in the last few years, I have started to participate in more official clothing swaps hosted by me, or by friends, and I must say, they are SO fun. Particularly if the people you are swapping with have similar clothing style as you. Chances are you will come home with something great!
This time, I was able to find lots of fabulous things to take home. A few times I have brought home things that I thought were fun, but in the end, I never wore them. Because of this, one of the main things I did this time, was really focus in on what fit well, and what I thought I would actually wear.
I carefully selected each item, tried it on, and decided on whether or not it would fit in with my current aesthetic, and closet. Despite rigorous tests for fit, and style, I happily ended up bringing home a large box of stuff that I am extremely excited to wear! It has been oh-so-tempting to wear some of it, but I have done quite well resisting while I am doing my 15 day clothing challenge!
Also, here is a vlog post with baby, clothes, and a bit of cooking for your enjoyment on this Wednesday!
The brownie recipe that I make in the vlog is here. You should probably make them today, because they are INCREDIBLE! And if you decide to lick the bowl or spatula after you make your brownies, I totally get it, because I do it too (but I accept no responsibility if you get sick!)!
Also, I realize that I have posted A LOT about clothing in the last week or two! Tomorrow and Friday, I have two recipe posts for you! I can't wait to share them! Happy Wednesday!