Saturday, January 11, 2014

Out With the Old and In With the New!

   I don't know about any of you, but after Christmas I usually feel the need to clean out my room a bit. My birthday is the week before Christmas, and by the end of December I find that there is a pile of cards and gifts perched precariously on my desk. While I feel blessed to receive such lovely things, it can also be a bit overwhelming trying to figure out where to put them, even if they're small. In any case, I (if somewhat grudgingly) take up the task of putting away the old and making room for the new.
  This time around, the job involved rearranging the bedroom furniture to make space for a newer, bigger, bookshelf than the one I had. Though I hadn't intended to go through my closet that very day it was hard to stop cleaning once I had started! That day, I ended up setting aside a few garments to donate to the thrift store.
  Earlier this week, I participated in a clothing swap that my best friend held. Somehow, I ended up finding more clothes that I wanted to pass on to someone else. ;) What a feeling of relief it is to see so many empty hangers in the closet!


  Above are the items that my Mom and I found at the clothing swap. The young women there definitely have cute style (if you're reading this you know who you are, and thank you for the "new" stuff ;) ). My finds are the striped yellow top, purple top, brown cardigan, teal skirt, striped cap, lotion, nail polish and necklace. Below are a few close-ups of what I got.





   Yesterday, I went to a couple of consignment and thrift stores with two of my girlfriends. I didn't end up finding anything that I really wanted (or could afford ) to buy, but it was fun to look. Though I didn't make any purchases, I did take a couple of pictures to share with you. Look at all those heels!



Do you ladies execute a closet cleanse for the new year? Do you donate old clothes to a local thrift store? Have  you ever attended a clothing swap?

"that you put off, concerning your former conduct, the old man which grows corrupt according to the deceitful lusts, and be renewed in the spirit of your mind, and that you put on the new man which was created according to God, in righteousness and true holiness."
~Ephesians 4:22-24


3 comments:

  1. I so bad want to go to a clothing swap! It sounds like so much fun! You got some really cute stuff. :)

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    1. Thanks! :) It was indeed. Maybe you should do your own clothing swap! :D My friend also had goodies available to make it more like a party.

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  2. it was super fun! glad you scored some stuff :)

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