Picture 100 women lined up this morning at 9:00 AM, ready to hit the inside of that gymnasium where thousands of articles of clothing and accessories were on display. As predicted, large mirrors positioned throughout the space made for (fairly) easy viewing of the style and fit; all very up close and personal. Photos of the friendly mayhem with clothing strewn everywhere and women in various stages of un-dress would really tell the story but.....it's not fair to do that (or welcomed). My pictures are rather bland compared to what was really going on in there for two plus hours.
|The professional on site fashion consultant offered lots of helpful advice|
If at first there's a sense of : "Sigh, there's nothing here for me", JUST WAIT. With some patience and a little time, what disappears off the racks resurfaces continuously and the options become richer by the moment. I found a cool pair of gold tone flats within the first 5 minutes but came up short when scanning the racks for anything I'd think of wearing. Much of the clothing was clearly made for a younger generation and was very much weighted toward summer styles.
But then, over the next hour, I found a couple of gorgeous black leather jackets (never have owned one) and a long, sweater with a wonderful drape in my favorite color, blood red. I didn't come across and must-have tops or pants but but did land a cute purse to round out my 6 points. Wow!
I'm already considering the closet clean-out for next year. I'm definitely IN for the next Swapapalooza.