Sip and Swap

Last night I attended the Boston Fashion Week's Swapaholics' Sip and Swap event with some friends.   And before the swap I attended the Fashion Blogger Mixer which took place in the loft area. It was a nice opportunity to meet other bloggers in the Boston area.   

Clothes being arranged and set up for the swap
 Sipping some wine with Phoebe (Lovejoy Designs) and Sami (a glimpse of glamour) at the Blogger Mixer
At the mixer there was a rack of  free clothes featured by The Closet in Boston. I managed to grab a simple black top by Leaf.  It still had the price tag attached and it was $95.00! Phoebe found a cute pair of Paige jeans as well.
I wore my new suede peep-toe heels  {which I recently scored at 30% off}
At 8pm the doors opened and everyone literally rushed in.  The fashion bloggers who attended the mixer had a separate entrance and did not have to wait in line. But,  it didn't really matter because within seconds the floor was packed with hundreds of people.
My plan was to head straight to the handbags and jewelry.  Unfortunately for me a lot of other people had the same idea.  I ended up with a few beaded bracelets, an umbrella, and a couple of tops. I wore this tunic dress by daughters of the revolution which I purchased at Flock.
There were tons of jeans to be found.
I had way more fun walking around taking pictures.  Almost everything was gone within 15 minutes.
I also enjoyed sampling the wine and chatting with the folks from 90 + Cellars.
  I had the opportunity to meet the lovely Neira (Miss Neira).  She is modeling a faux fur coat she picked up at the swap.          
There was a camera crew from Nightline and here is one of the ABC reporters modeling a dress she picked up at the Swap. 



  One last picture with Phoebe and Sami. I just love all the color in the picture. 

And you will soon be able to enjoy the benefits of swapping as well.   Amy "Punky" Chase from Punky Style and Melissa Massello from Shoestring will be involved with launching an amazing website where you can enjoy the benefits of swapping online.  Stay tuned for more details.


Here are some more great Boston Fashion events taking place today and tomorrow.  Hope to see you there!


 Friday, October 1
Museum of Fine Arts - Fashion First Fridays
Indulge in mini-makeovers and enjoy runway looks by Saks Fifth Avenue, as well as raffle prizes, music, and cash bar for visitors 21 and older. Free for MFA members; nonmembers with Museum admission.
Museum of Fine Arts, Koch Gallery
465 Huntington Avenue, Boston MA
Friday, October 1
Warrior – Daniela Corte Fashion Show
Showcasing the very pieces any urban goddess needs to dial the heat up ten notches.
Mandarin Oriental - Boston
776 Boylston Street, Boston MA
RSVP is required. Contact Boston Common: 617.266.3804
Show starts at 9pm
And I am really excited about attending this event and chatting with Today Show Style Editor Bobbie Thomas.  Here is all the information in case you want to attend.
Saturday, October 2
Simon Fashion Now
Enjoy retailer fashion shows from 1-4PM with special designer show at 5PM 
Burlington Mall, 75 Middlesex Turnpike Burlington, MA
For more information on Simon Fashion Now, visit or

Today Show Style Editor Bobbie Thomas will headline Simon Fashion Now at Burlington Mall on Saturday, October 2. As the Simon Fashion Now Style Expert, Bobbie will give style and fall trend tips to audience members on Saturday at 2:30 and 3:30 p.m.