Posts made in October, 2011

DIY & Secondhand Halloween Costumes

DIY & Secondhand Halloween Costumes

Halloween is my all-time favorite holiday. For anyone who loves playing dress-up and getting into character like I do, Halloween is the high holy day of all theme parties and theatrical events. Ever since I was a little girl, when my mom and I would spend hours and hours planning and sewing our costumes over the weeks leading up to Halloween each year, down to the design of our complementary...

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National Costume Swap Day

National Costume Swap Day

Last Saturday, we hosted our first Family Swap Day event in Somerville, MA, as a celebration of National Costume Swap Day™ with Green Halloween®. Families brought a bag full of all those like-new and gently worn kid’s & maternity clothes, Halloween costumes & props, children’s books, toys, games and gear, and then took home an official Swap tote bag stuffed full to the...

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Swap Runway Show

Swap Runway Show

As a long time lover of fashion I have never believed that you have to spend a lot of money to look awesome. Every Fashion week The Swapaholics prove that by giving Boston bloggers the opportunity to strut their Swap Style on a runway. These ladies are given only minutes to pick out items from the swap, then style them for their runway debut. It’s hectic and a little bit of challenge just...

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Stylish Year’s Swap Style

Stylish Year’s Swap Style

I am so thrilled to be taking over The Swapaholics blog for the day! My name is Amy and I run the blog, Stylish Year. I started blogging as a way to get more out of my closet and the addition of clothing swaps to my life have made that increasingly easier. My first swapping experience was almost exactly a year ago:  I attended the swap during Boston’s Fashion Week and was instantly hooked....

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BFW Swap Recap

BFW Swap Recap

Torrential downpours wont keep Boston ladies away from new clothes! Our second annual Swapaholics Fashion Week Sip and Swap opened to a sold-out crowd at the Microsoft NERD Center last week. Before filling our bags with new additions to our wardrobes, we had a mega fun tweetup and relaxed in our Fashion Startup Lounge, with demonstrations from OpenRunway.com, Spreedia.com, 9Tailors.com, and...

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