Nov 21, 2011

Swapped roses and jewelry reviews

On saturday I hosted a big clothing swap in downtown grand rapids, a bunch of people came out and donated goods and got things like winter coats and hats. It made me really happy to see so many people that were interested! 5 huge bags were donated after, and tons of people got new things. I'm already excited to plan the next one. They are very easy to host if you just find a building to house you.

I luckily refrained from taking many clothes. I got a great 80's frumpy cardigan and I snatched this dress up. I do kind of think it looks like drapes, but it fits perfectly and sitting in it all day while I wrote my thesis paper did make me feel a bit better.

I also thought it was pretty fitting for the new jewelry I have from Sheyna which is a great store for getting gifts, considering you can go so far as to customize every aspect of your piece. Don't know how to make jewelry? Don't need too! The earrings I took apart and put on some vintage screwbacks, they were lovely as is, I just don't have my ears pierced so I wear screwbacks. (With two seconds and pliers, you can do that too!) And good news is, tomorrow I will be posting a giveaway for a gift certificate to Sheyna so someone can customize their own piece of jewelry or get an excellent christmas gift for someone!


  1. This dress is so lovely. Not like drapes at all. Your lace curtain is the perfect backdrop for it.

  2. I love ur outfit!
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  3. I've always wanted to do that~! I had such fun the last one that I attended. Lovely dress!

    Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge
    I'm having a giveaway...

  4. How on earth did you get that lovely dress?! Clearly I came too early or got there too late! Haha. The swap was tons of fun - wish I could have stayed longer, but I'm excited to play with my finds :)