A few weeks ago, I noticed a Tweet from Melissa at Prete Moi Paris asking if anyone was up for a clothing swap party.
I had recently cleared out my closet in attempts to make space for my new roommate so I didn’t have much to offer. (Also, as my style favors comfy above all else I was sure no one would exactly be clamoring to get at my stuff).
I had a hunch that this was still something to go to, though. Melissa often covers fashion and I was just imagining what delightful threads she probably had. I emailed and said, I have no clothes, but I can bring food and beverages, that ok? It was. I was in.
Boy, did I luck out! It turned out to be just me, Melissa and Milla, another fashion blogger. And looky here – everything I tried on fit!
My two blogging buddies seemed tickled silly to act as my personal stylist. At one point, Milla’s jaw actually dropped open and she exclaimed, “but you’re beautiful!”
I laughed. “Yeah, I keep it under cover.”
As I tried on dress after dress, and with a new pair of heels to finish off each outfit she insisted. “I never want to see you in cargo pants or trousers again!” (Oops. Definitely haven’t kept that promise).
Fashion isn’t really my thing (shocking confession, I know). It’s not that I don’t like looking nice. I mean, it’s not an active stance to appear unappealing. I just have other priorities, I guess. Heck, feeding myself is often a challenge, much less trying to look cute. I embrace my comfy chic style (this is what I’ll call it anyway).
But it was so much fun just playing dress up for a day – and scoring an entirely new wardrobe! (I might not like shopping, but I love a bargain. What’s better than free?)
Melissa posted a full montage of many of the different outfits they assembled for me over at her blog. I didn’t necessarily feel I warranted a full report, but why not pretend to be a model? Yes, even I can pull off being a girl sometimes.
Check out more outfits here!