SWAPmaine success.

saturday was the second SWAPmaine event and it was a huge success! bigger than our first, but an equally amazing swap. we had over 300 attendees and donated over 3000 pounds of left over clothing to goodwill! a huge thank you to everyone who made this possible! we could not have done it without donations from amazing local businesses, our volunteers, and, of course, the swappers!

swag table.

our mascot manni

food table


setting up.

dress row.

sorting station.

pre swap party.

the swapping begins!

organized chaos!

i had so much fun. i loved watching everyone go crazy over all the clothes and leave with some amazing finds. i did not go home empty handed either! i emptied out my SWAPmaine bag this morning to see what i went home with. one of my favorite parts of swapping is seeing what was actually in my bag. with all the commotion, i forget what i actually scored. it's like going through all the excitement all over again!

here is what i got:

 denim dress.

sheer pink dress.

 paisley print dress.

hot pink jumpsuit!

sequined silk blouse.

 light pink silk blouse.
michelle picked it out for me!

80s striped tee

picked out by kate!

floral jacket
picked out for me by the team of sorters.
(glad everyone had my best interests in mind!)

 bright striped jacket.
allie showed me the pockets & i couldn't say no!

polka dot pants.

floral print pants.

brown leather shoes.

i want to thank my amazing SWAPmaine team, allie, laura, laura, michelle, and kate! i love working with you guys. what an amazingly fun and creative group we are. i cannot wait to start planning our next event together!

what were your favorite finds??

fall away.

wearing: dress & shirt f21, denim shirt goodwill, shoes f21, bag flea market.

even though we are now fully into fall, we are still being blessed with warm, sunny days. this means layers. when the sun goes behind a cloud or when it starts to set, the temperature drops. 
here i layered a sheer blouse over this short sleeve dress then added a chambray shirt for a little warmth. this was the last day for sandals. they are all packed up for the season and i am so ready for boots, but it was fun to give them one last go. the loose cuts of the blouse and shirt make a fitted dress a little more flattering. it covers up the areas i like the least without hiding my shape. 
as the days keep getting shorter and the temperature lower, layering is going to be our new way of life. it will also get a little harder when the pieces start getting heavier, so start practicing now!

do you layer? what are your favorite fall pieces to pair together??

in just one week..

number two is here!

october 29th to be exact.

10am - 12pm is the pre swap:
bring your donations, indulge in some treats from awesome local vendors, & take a chance at winning great prizes in our raffle while getting pumped up to swap!

12pm - 3pm swap till you drop;
fill up one of our SWAPmaine tote bags with new-to-you clothes, accessories, & shoes for BOTH women AND men!

all the details are at swapmaine.com

follow us on twitter & facebook too!

spooktacular style..

halloween is right around the corner. i must admit it is not always my favorite holiday. i always have a hard time coming up with the 'perfect' costume and just end up stressing out! this year was different. read about my costume idea on goodwill of northern new england's blog! hopefully it is just in time to inspire you for this year's ghoulwill ball on saturday at port city music hall, since i know you will all be there!

donuts, denim, & apples: a fall tradition.

sweater - urban outfitters
denim shirt - goodwill
tank - madewell
jeans - a&f
boots - lucky

sara hallie richardson.

a few photos from sara hallie richardson's album cover shoot.
styled by me.
shot by matt cosby.
on a very cold day.