Like many of you, my current weight is only a stop along the journey as I fully emerge from the layering and release the weight. I have half of a closet of clothes that are now too big- and half of a closet of clothes that I cannot fit into yet. Maybe your closet is just all too big, or all too small; but it still remains that our clothes just aren’t fitting right now. So what are we to do? Replacing a wardrobe is pretty expensive- especially since we are committed to only being at that size for a hot second anyhow. We could add a few strategic pieces to hold us over for a bit but even that still can get spendy. Or, we could go to a clothing swap!
A few weeks ago, I invited a few girlfriends over for an afternoon of fabulous girly proportions. It was light bites, a pretty glass of bubbly, and clothes everywhere! We had transformed my dining room table into a mini boutique and were totally enjoying our private shopping spree. There were towers of jeans, piles of tops, an array of belts and earrings, and even some shoes! Despite the various sizes and heights, everyone left with some really great pieces after getting to spend the afternoon together. And you know what it cost? MUCH less than what we would have paid for 5-10 new pieces!
The best of the day though was having both a sense of abundance AND of being a contribution. See, as women, both are equally important. We thrive in a sense of community. Which is why I am SO happy to be helping produce Swapping Spree with Tannya Bernadette in Seattle on August 31st? It will be a night with your girlfriends at a great venue, AMAZING raffle prizes, hair and makeup touch ups and tips, massage, swag bags, a couple of photographers on site, contributing to a non-profit, and even VIP treatment if you want it- for a little as $25!!!!
Yes ladies, this is your reward for the work that you have done in getting rid of those pounds. Savor it!
Can't wait to see you at the swapping spree- You are doing great!