#SwapLove in Brokelyn w/ SarahBibi

Ever since the early days at Shoestring, I’ve been a huge fan of Brokelyn, a super stylish budget living blog catering to Brooklyn and the boroughs. Which is why when contributing writer Caroline came to our ModSwap in Manhattan in September, and then contributing photographer Sarah asked for our help organizing a clothing swap at home for her bloggy friends this winter, I was so pumped! Apparently the #swaplove and #bloglove are mutual — here’s what Sarah had to say:

 I was a bit intimidated to host my own swap because there’s so much to think about! All my friends are extremely fashionable but have very different personal styles and body types, and I wondered if anyone would want to come on one of the coldest days so far this year? Needless to say, I’m so glad I went through with the swap and will definitely host one again. Here’s a little glimpse into the event this past Sunday, which took place in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Thanks to all the ladies who attended!

Prior to the swap, I made signs out of old catalogs to designate certain areas for various categories.

Since I have the whole series on DVD, what better fashion icons to turn to than Edie and Patsy of Absolutely Fabulous? I had the episode “Fashion” playing during the swap.

Roshni helped hang some dresses before the swap began. 

Mel made some amazing treats from a recipe she found on PPK. We’re both vegan and she knows the way to my heart.

I tried my best to provide some healthy snacks for the swap…and of course, white wine!

My couch served as the shirts, tops, and sweaters area.

Here’s a peek of part of the Accessories area.
I think the cold weather influenced some of our choices.

The whole gang (minus me) having some treats ready to swap!
Before we started swapping, I asked the ladies to choose one outfit or piece that they’d like to share with you. Here are our picks!


Hope this inspires you to host your own swap. It’s a great way to go green, get rid of clutter, and gain some fabulous new treats! My favorite part of a swap is knowing that something you once loved will now be loved by someone close to you. Enjoy swapping!
  • Melanie Sonier

    This was so fun! I’m happy to have been a part of it! Sarah was a wonderful host. I’ve been wearing my swapped items ever since!

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