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the moral wardrobe: clothing swap


Finally, my clothing swap dreams have come true! I've wanted to attend or host a clothing swap since I first heard about them years ago, but it just never came together. But my friend, Natasha, who's moving to Austin, asked a few of us if we wanted to go through her old clothes before she donated them and I asked if she'd like to do a clothing swap instead. We headed over to her house last weekend with a couple bags of clothes each and laid out our goods for our friends to sort through. 

clothing swap

It's rather embarrassing to see how much one person can accumulate over time, but it's also a lot of fun to see your friends in your old clothes. A shirt can look totally different on someone with a different frame and I think we were all pleasantly surprised that, despite our varying sizes, we all found something that suited us. We donated the rest to the thrift shop where I work.

menswear inspired outfit
cropped jeans look
Ethical Details: Cardigan - secondhand via swap; Top - made in USA; Jeans - thrifted; Ear Cuff (not shown) - secondhand via swap

I got this cardigan from my friend, Greta. It's been funny watching her husband slowly realize that all of his wife's friends are wearing her old clothes.

the moral wardobe: color of the week

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Outfit Details: Top - H&M / Skirt - secondhand / Jacket - secondhand / Shoes - ASOS

Now that my hair is on its third color in a month, people have begun asking, "what color will it be next week?" I never thought of myself as the new-hair-color-every-week type, but I guess that's what I've become. I don't plan on making any more changes for awhile, though, so cross your fingers that the color doesn't fade into some weird green-blonde.

Things are looking rather autumnal these days, so I had the chance to wear a jacket I bought several months ago to our monthly potluck. We spent the evening telling (mostly bad) jokes, eating crepes and salad and delicious varieties of cheese, and participating in general merrymaking.

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an ethical outfit: dinner outdoors

downtown dinner
downtown dinner by fracturedradiance featuring genuine leather handbags

The weather's gotten noticeably milder since the first of the month and it worries me. Last year's winter started too early and ended too late, which left us with barely a spring and a short summer. Having grown up in Florida, I have a difficult time adjusting to the cold, dark days and long nights of winter and I'm not quite prepared to live through another extended season.

But it's still pretty warm and the nights are pleasant, perfect for a drive over to the Downtown Mall for dinner outdoors. Maybe I'll bring a cardigan just in case. I just ordered a pair of floral print Betula by Birkenstock sandals off of ebay and I plan to get as much use out of them as possible before cold weather hits. I think they'll look great with skinny jeans and long cardigans. I don't know how you Northerners successfully live your lives with all the cold weather you get.

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