Mint + Tangerine

Blouse c/o Sage Clothing | Skirt: Old Navy | Shoes: Zara | Necklace c/o TwillyPop | Bracelet: Thrifted

I’ve mixed two of the season’s hottest colors together into an outfit that is perfect for work or happy hour.  I’m kind of obsessed with buying maxi skirts and blouses right now.  And I am kind of running out of hangers in my closet.

Speaking of not enough room in my closet, the other weekend my friend’s and I had a clothing swap and for it being my first one, it was a lot of fun!  I went in there with 97 items, gave a bunch away, and left with about 15 new items (which you should be seeing on the blog soon, you can be sure of that).  Then the rest of the clothing that I didn’t want, well I thought about having a blog sale, but thought about how much work it would be to take pictures of all the items and mail them out (sorry), so I took them to Plato’s Closet next.  The last time I went to Plato’s Closet, they didn’t take a single thing and I was kind of offended so I was pretty nervous this time that my clothes would get rejected again (yes, they have feelings too)… but they ended up taking 17 items and I scored $84 out of it!  Not too shabby.  Then finally, the rest of the items were donated to Savers.

P.S. The winner of the LAB Jewelry $60 credit GIVEAWAY is Sophia Van of Bagatelle Designs!  Congrats girl!  Send me an email at sandyalamode(at)gmail(dot)com to claim your prize!

What do you do with your old clothes?  Blog sale?  Donate?  Clothing swap?  Something else?

31 Comments

  1. July 5, 2012 / 8:31 pm

    Whoa, 17 items is a lot! Besides donating, I’ve done a couple clothing swaps now and have tried to sell things at a consignment store but I usually can’t get them to buy anything except for my husband’s clothes! Haha. I totally know the feeling of nervousness and rejection from those places. But you got $84! Yay!

    Audrey
    http://www.puttingmetogether.com

  2. July 5, 2012 / 8:32 pm

    You gave away 97 items? Holy moly Impressed! Whoever got your clothes are very very lucky. Gorgeous color on you!

  3. July 5, 2012 / 9:58 pm

    I love this outfit, because it’s work-appropriate, but it’s fun too! I’m so bad at picking fun work stuff…I’d rather just go crazy and wear what I want. 😛

    -Lindsey
    Et tu, tutu?

  4. July 5, 2012 / 10:27 pm

    every season I consign my clothes that I haven’t worn in awhile. I’ve done one clothing swap and it was really fun!

  5. July 5, 2012 / 11:04 pm

    you’re so stylish! love this look on you, sandy!
    as for my old clothes… I usually give them to goodwill 🙂

  6. July 6, 2012 / 1:48 am

    Wow, that’s a major closet purge! And clothing swaps are so awesomely fun, I love attending them. And, onto your outfit, that mint blouse is perfection!

    Courtney ~ http://sartorialsidelines.com

  7. July 6, 2012 / 4:25 am

    Love the mint and tangerine together! You are seriously making me think that I might like a maxi skirt……..thanks for modeling my necklace and just being the loveliest! XO

  8. July 6, 2012 / 7:08 am

    Can’t wait to have another clothing swap! They are so fun! I also consign a lot of clothing I don’t want anymore an use the credit to buy things from my favorite consignment shop. It’s like recycling!

  9. July 6, 2012 / 9:04 am

    love zara- and love the little pop of oranges in the bangle bring out the heels. you look so pretty =) Have a wonderful weekend!!! mama! xx

  10. July 6, 2012 / 10:52 am

    I still don’t have a mint item in my closet even though they’re every where now =) Purging and organizing really does feel great when it’s all done. Have a great weekend!

  11. July 6, 2012 / 2:14 pm

    You look so pretty! Love the maxi skirt and your necklace is really cute! Hope you have a great weekend! 🙂

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

  12. July 6, 2012 / 2:18 pm

    I love that color combo, the heels and necklace are wonderful!

  13. July 6, 2012 / 2:33 pm

    Love this blouse! It is so pretty and I love the pop of orange in the heels. I usually donate my old clothes. I actually have a bag in my closet that I am working on!

    Amy

    Fashion and Beauty Finds

  14. July 6, 2012 / 7:16 pm

    Love those colour combos! That twillypop necklace is cute! I usually donate my clothes, but once a year a bunch of us girls get together and sell our clothes as a local flea market!

  15. July 6, 2012 / 7:43 pm

    love the color combo. you make the fashion forward outfit look so classy!

  16. July 6, 2012 / 9:35 pm

    you are looking so good, sandy! i love the idea of a clothing swap. lucky you!

  17. July 6, 2012 / 11:20 pm

    Hi Sandy! Love your outfit! Mint is one of my favorite colors and those Zara sandals are gorgeous!

  18. July 6, 2012 / 11:54 pm

    I REALLY like those shoes with the maxi skirt. I would never think to pair something like that together!

  19. Steph
    July 6, 2012 / 11:59 pm

    Cute! I like the mint!

    Clothing swap …. plus donations 🙂

  20. oomph.
    July 7, 2012 / 3:20 am

    Love this mint blouse!

    I remember taking like three huge bags of clothes to consignment once, and they took maybe one thing. It does feel kind of yucky being rejected, lol!

  21. July 7, 2012 / 7:44 am

    Love this combo, and it looks awesome with those shoes! I had a bad experience with Plato’s Closet once and have never been back….they took one item out of the tons of stuff I brought in haha

  22. July 7, 2012 / 7:46 am

    you look fabulous!!! and wow! i thought i had a lot of stuff to give away, but it is no where even near 50 lol. and hey! what bracelet did you get, the jeweliq one? its so pretty isn’t it ?? 🙂

    http://www.hapatime.com

  23. July 7, 2012 / 4:43 pm

    i am in love with those heels!!!!

  24. A's Fashion Files
    July 8, 2012 / 1:35 am

    I love the color of your top! It’s super cute!

    🙂
    Allison

    P.S. I’m having an INTERNATIONAL $75 Shopbop giveaway on my blog, so don’t forget to enter! 🙂
    A’s Fashion Files
    $75 Shopbop Giveaway!

  25. July 8, 2012 / 10:04 pm

    Such a beautiful outfit Sandy! I love the goofy face of you 😉 It made me smile!!

    Evani

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