This weekend Michelle and I helped lead a clothing swap with several other women in Austin. Tina provided the yummy food, Marianne was the inspirational MC, and Deb helped teach the women some body-loving dance movements. Michelle and I helped by editing the clothing and displaying it in easily sortable piles, and we also did a little talk about dressing for your body type. I got to hold up my adorable Body Types posters that I’m so proud of again! It was really fun seeing the women go wild trying on new items and one strictly jeans-and-t-shirt attendee even was talked into trying a super flattering printed dress (it was a group effort to get her to keep it). It was our first time leading a swap and I think it went well.
I of course couldn’t leave without scavenging the jewelry table and left with an amazing necklace made of African beads that had belonged to Deb’s grandmother. I kind of can’t believe she was letting go of this piece so I will be sure to style a bunch of outfits around it soon in honor of Nana.
As for what I wore, I needed something figure-flattering, kind of not too crazy, and comfortable enough to crouch down over a bunch of clothing stuffed into garbage bags all morning. The stretchy skirt fit the bill.
Now it’s back to planning our next event and worrying about money again. Ugh. Happy Monday!
April 4, 2011