I am on this kick with fall.
Yesterday, I went to a fashion show that was put on to support local businesses. It was a really neat event and there were people from all walks of life – plus the clothes were pretty.
The weather was just so that I could wear tights with my skirt & my new boots I got for our upcoming trip to NYC – mind you, this is a rare occassion in Florida, but it did get me thinking about one of my other favorite fall things: Sweaters.
Sweaters are one of my comfort feel goods; I have two big oversized sweaters that I take the opportunity to cuddle up on my couch with the couple times of year I can…and it just makes me happy. Please take note, I said I have 2 oversized sweaters. 2 is almost an over abundance in a climate that doesn’t get to freezing on a regular basis and I just can’t justify buying more sweaters for our upcoming trip to the tundra – so what do I do?!
I do not make haste to make more waste, instead, I borrow! Borrowing your friends clothes is a great way to widen your variety of clothing, avoid the expense, and miss the excess. There are rules to borrowing clothes however, (1) you must wash (properly) before you return them to your friend (2) you must return them in a timely fashion (3) you cannot let anything happen to the article of clothing – i.e. pets, wine, coffee, or scissors & if you do, be prepared to reimburse.
If borrowing isn’t an option – consider a swap! A group of about 6 girls & I did this a while back and had a blast! We got our bottle of wine and everyone toted over things that they liked but just didn’t want at their house anymore. We chose numbers as to what order to follow & everyone picked something until it was gone. If there were items that the collective didn’t want, they were donated. I got some great stuff, and someone got my great stuff! It might just be time for another one…
Borrowing & swapping for a dog-sweater could be a little different though, hopefully it won’t get so cold that Rigby will need a sweater, but just in case, I will be looking for an organic wool option to keep her warm!