You may remember I wrote a post a little while ago about utilizing clothes swapping to help extend your wardrobe. This beautiful cardigan sweater is another item I swapped/"borrowed" from a friend of mine. Have you ever tried to clean out your closet, have items that you haven't worn in a long time, but you still have a hard time getting rid of them. Sometimes I really have a hard time with this. My big sis came over once and was asking if I had cleaned out my closet and had anything to give. I had a couple of on the fence items. Items I hadn't worn in probably close to a year, but I still thought they were cute so I was having a hard time letting go of. She told me that if I gave the clothes to her and then at any point later, I decided I wanted any of the pieces back I could just let her know and she would give it back no problem. For me that opened up a whole level of freedom that allowed me to let go and give her a bunch more items. And now that they are actually out of my closet and it has allowed me to clear up that additional space I don't think I will be asking her for anything back, but it is nice to have that option. So maybe if you have a fashionable friend/family member you want to swap with, but either of you are having a hard time letting go, try initiating this give back clause and see if that helps. What do you think!
Budget outfit details: So the striped cardigan I got for free. The skirt I got from Old Navy a long time ago for $8. It's a black tank (tamis) that I am I'm wearing under the cardigan which isalso an old school Old Navy piece and cost $8. The strappy sandals I got from GoJane.com for $16. So for a grand total of $32, I think that is an amazing deal!
Cardigan - Swapped/"Borrowed" | Pencil Skirt - Old Navy | Tank/Tamis Top - Old Navy | Strappy Heels - GoJane.com
Mahogany Closet Mondays Fashion Link-Up
I love hosting this link up. It is meant to be a way for bloggers to share their person style, connect with other bloggers, and gain new followers. Bloggers can submit a link to one of their fashion posts using the Inlinkz widget below. I will share a couple of my favorites on social media and in a blog post. Link up will open on Monday and remain open throughout the week.
Featured Fashionistas from the last link up:
I want to thank everyone who linked up last week and can't wait to see your outfits for this week!! Share your favorite outfit(s) post of the week.
2. Use the widget below to link to a specific outfit post, not your homepage
3. Visit and leave a comment on at least 2 other links, preferably one from before and one after your own (This is the most important rule. The point of this link up is to network, become better, and help grow our blogs. The only way this will work is if we start by connecting with and supporting each other