swapaholics {re}capped.

Happy Monday! I hope you all had a relaxing weekend--and if it wasn't relaxing,
I hope it was fun in the very least ;) Here are a few photos from my very first swap--
and my little brush with fashion blogger royalty, Jessica Quirk from What I Wore!

LEFTThe Boston Fashionista found this crazy zebra jacket + amused us all by trying it on :)
RIGHTNajeema {from A Stylized Hysteria} rocked the swap and found some killer pieces!
{photos by {av} + logos via The Swapaholics}

If you've never been to one of The Swapaholics events, you're missing out. Not only is it quite a rush,
it's a little like Christmas morning when you finally get to look through all the pieces you grabbed.
The idea behind a swap is to bring a bag of your unwanted goodies in the hopes you'll leave with
a bag of loot you'll actually want to take home. Whatever is unclaimed goes to Goodwill,
which is a pretty fabulous formula to me.

I found a few pieces I think you'll see after I have a little fun with them {can you say DIY?}.
Overall, I was super pleased with the swap--and would most certainly go again! If they ever do
one in your neck of the woods, you should definitely get in on the excitement! :) 

The other highlight of the day?!

Not only was Jessica as beautiful {and humble} as they come, she was so kind to share a few
tidbits of fashion advice {we talked shoes!}.  Her book, What I Wore: Four Seasons, 
One Closet, Endless Recipes for Personal Style?, is a must-have for any fashion lover. 

Click here to find a retailer near you! Trust me, every girl needs to own this book...
for the impeccable style advice and for the gorgeous eye candy drawn by Jessica herself.

Have you ever been to a swap {or swapped with friends}?
What's your favorite fashion-related book?

I hope you all are having a fantastic Monday so far! 
Thanks for reading--and I'll see you tomorrow! xoxo {av}


  1. That book looks good, I definitely could use a little fashion help :)

  2. Oh my lordy, how fun would that be? The book looks fabulous- thanks for the intro!

  3. I've never heard of a swap... how fun! And so cool that you got to meet Jessica, she's amazing!

  4. Glad you had fun, I was looking for you! Too bad we didn't bump into each other :)

  5. i have always wanted to do a swap with friends - i had no idea they did them on a bigger level! amazing! and that's so cool that you met jessica! i would have been starstruck!

  6. How fun was this event? Lots of good stuff - and it was fun to see everyone and all of the goodies they grabbed in the mayhem. I am really looking forward to seeing what you do with that pink dress!

  7. How fun does this look. I have never participated in one, but would love to.

  8. Looks like you had a fun time! I've never been to a swap...must be awesome to trade clothes!

  9. Ooo I'll definitely need to check out her book and blog! Looks like a super fun time!

  10. You got some great photos of the swap! You really captured the insanity of the crowd! It was lovely to chat with you for a least a little bit before I went into hunting and gathering mode. :D

  11. That looks like so much fun! I've never heard of a swap like that! And I'll check out the book. Thanks for the suggestion!


  12. Glad you had fun at the swap. CUTE yellow shoes you are wearing!

  13. I want to go to one of these! My girlfriends and I do this but it's not that surprising bc we all know what the other has ;)

  14. oh my gosh! how much fun - this looks like a fabulous event....AND you met blogger royalty. not too shabby ;)

    loving those white pants lady!

  15. This sounds incredible! Its like what I do with my girlfriends/sisters x100.

  16. Thanks for the comment! This was also my first swap, and I think I'm hooked now!! I checked out the @Swapaholics site and it looks like there's another one in Boston in a few weeks! Maybe I'll see you there :)

    p.s. I'm a new follower of your blog! Good luck with your long distance love-my husband and I did it for years while we were dating-it's not easy, but worth it!

    Check out my blog if you have a chance: http://busybeantownwife.blogspot.com/

  17. Thanks for stopping by :)
    Can I just say that I LOVE the way you dolled up your photos with those graphics. Please run my blog, yours looks amazing.

    Hope to see you at future swaps. Have a great week!

    Taimi @ TaimiToGetDressed

  18. I've actually never done this! Not sure if it'd work; my friends and I have varying tastes and sizes.

  19. Oh my! That's looks like it was a TON of fun, a ton of fun! WOW, wish I was there with you.

  20. I don't think there's ever been a swap in New Zealand... but if there was I would totally go!

    Andrea x

  21. I'm so glad you came up for the swap and we got to see each other again! Let's do it again soon!