Have you ever swapped clothes? I never had, until I wanted to buy this dress and the owner asked for a swap!
As many of you know, I love wrap dresses. And certainly when they are designed by the great Diane von Furstenberg. I bought a very nice one in England last year and I bought two on a Dutch site. All pre loved. The story of how I got this dress is very nice.
How I came to swap clothes
The two that I bought in the Netherlands were actually a bit too roomy for me. But to sell them again wasn’t that appealing to me as I am a huge Diane fan. And I didn’t want to give up my first two Diane dresses. But yes, I didn’t wear them either. So I still put them both up for sale on a site that sells all second hand things in the Netherlands. One I sold fairly quickly and the other was already off the site, because that goes automatically after a few weeks. At least I thought so.
Because I bid on this dress, and then the saleswoman mailed that I also had a Diane von Furstenberg dress for sale? So after some e-mails about the sizes, she asked if we could not trade! Well that was a good idea. A new wrap dress with closed purse. And this one fits me like a glove! I’m so happy with it. Best thing, the dress has pockets! And the other lady is happy with mine! I had seen a similar dress in Lewes, when I bought the other one. That was also with 1 print in 2 opposite colors. But that one was a size too small. And I found it so beautiful! And now I have this one! How nice it is to swap clothes! The woman I exchanged said more people should do that! I totally agree!
What do I wear with this swapped dress
My black Italian boots and a legging. I could have worn tights but I wanted solid black surrounding the dress. And I am wearing a scuba jacket that Tessa made to wear with my custom made dress. My grey nails match perfectly with the grey watch and the statement ring that I also bought in Lewes! Which is a great town to shop by the way as you have noticed by now. In April I hope we will visit it again and otherwise we will in September!
So have you ever swapped clothes? I read sometimes that women have these swap nights. Where girlfriends swap their clothes! Have you ever done that? Sounds like a lot of fun!
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I love that you swapped your Diane VF dress for another one! How awesome.
I do swaps a lot – you just email a group of friends to meet somewhere (someone’s house is best) and to bring a bag or three of their best things. They are totally fun!
My girlfriends and I all have different sizes, so that wont work! But it sounds good!
What a delightful story. I love you got to swap dresses and that it was a perfect fit. Pockets are always a win for me. I tried on a Diane VF silk dress at Thread up it felt buttery soft. This one also had the esteemed pockets. Sadly, it was too big and would have been too hard to alter so I passed. I’m sure some other lucky woman has it in her closet. It was such a good deal!
I tried to alter the other too, but as you said it was to hard. Thanks Shannon!
Such a great idea. You look amazing Nancy and thus dress fits you very well. I swaped accessoiries at the blogger meet zu last year in Munich. It was so much fun.
Oh! I wished I was there! I’ll bet everyone wanted to swap with you!
Hi, I have been to a few clothes swaps organised for charity. You pay a small entrance fee and take along a number of your own items you wish to swap. They are set up in the hall in sizes etc. There are drinks and nibbles laid out too. Everything you wish to buy is just £1 and you go home with some great pieces. You free your wardrobe of items you no longer need or want and have some lovely ‘new’ things to bring home. The proceeds of the event go to charity and any remaining clothes are donated to charity too.
Wow,that sounds great! Wished we had that over here!
Swapping sounds like a great idea – win-win!!! Yay! I know that feeling when you have something you won’t wear but it’s hard to part with!
Haha, stupid right!
That’s is great way to get new clothing without spending money. I’d love to do a clothing swap! With the classic B&W coloring of this dress,, you’ll get lots of wear out of it.
Oh yes, it is already one of my favorites!
What a great idea! I ended up with several of my friends clothes the other day when I helped her with her closet, they were several sizes too large for her. THis dress’ pattern is really fun, I like the different sizes of the flowers.
Yes I like that too! Oh that is great Mireille!
Swapping is so much fun!
A friend of miine started a swapping party a few years ago. The turquoise sweater and some purple leather gloves I got there. Amazing.
Oh what fun!
That is such a great way to recycle our clothes, Nancy! I love DVF, too! Yours is super cute and I love the way you styled it–even down to the gray nails!!
Exactly! Matchy matchy all the way!
Now thats a dream purchase for sure Nancy!! I’ve heard of swap parties but have never been to one.
That dress is gorgeous on you, Nancy! I love the idea of swapping clothes. I once hosted a couple of charity events (Swishing events) where women brought along clothes they no longer wore and handed them in. We arranged all the clothes while the ladies had a glass of wine and then we let them all in and everyone searched to find some ‘new’ things to take home! It was great fun!
Oh yes, that sounds so good! I could try to set somethiing like that up in our village!
What a great idea to swap clothes! In the past, I played with the idea to organize a kind of swap party among my friends, but I never went through with it. Perhaps I should. Your new-to-you, swapped Diane dress is gorgeous! I love the two different sized prints! xxx
Yes I want to organize a swap now too! Perhaps I can do something with our council!
I don’t think I have ever swapped clothes. Maybe once or twice, and a piece or two with my sister but we are built so differently that would almost be impossible. We could swap headbands or socks, maybe!!
Your dress is darling. And that jacket is a great piece. So versatile. I bet it would be cute with dress pants and blue jeans alike.
Yes that jacket is great and it is made of scuba material which is a fabulous fabric to wear!
This is definitely a good idea. Love the cute and classic look you have here too dear!
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Thank you very much Jessica!
I need to start swapping clothes! What a great idea. So in love with this gorgeous dress! I adore the contrasting prints!
Yes me too! It is a fun dress!
The dress looks fabulous on you! And the way you got it? Totally awesome! What a fun story.
Yes, and I am so very happy with it!
Nancy, I love this dress so much! The print is so fun and the fit is perfect on you. How fun that you could swap your Diane dress for a new one with another Diane fan! That makes it extra special. I would love to clothes swap with friends but none of my friends are really into clothing the way I am. And if they are, they are usually not my size. It is a super fun idea though!
I have the same, my girlfriends like clothing but they don’t love it!