Here’s what we did this year for our annual holiday party and it was so successful, it will likely become a yearly tradition. Getcha future invite on:
We have friends that are so stylish they could make a slew of Anthropologie models jealous. You’ve got class, you’ve got style, you’ve got a copious amount of textiles…
You get the idea. Instead of Christmas shopping for each other this year, we’re proposing a good ‘ol stylin swap that would make even the most chic Conde Nast wannabe interns jeal jeal.
How girly of us, right? Devil a la Prada. A few ground rules –
1. Bring your clothes that are taking up space and stressing you out! Nothing that’s in “goodwill” condition please! We want to reserve the space for those pieces that are ohsocute but just don’t fit right or for some reason just don’t get worn. No rips or stains and all clothes should be clean upon arriving at Twigwam.2. If you plan to participate (and why would you not?) the minimum number of items to bring is 5 and the maximum is 50. If you have more than 50, bring them anyways. Maximums are silly.3. We will have sections of the house for each type of garment. Dresses, shoes by size, accessories, pants, tops etc. You know what types of clothes exist. This way, we won’t know who has what or who brought what or what the what.
4. GIRLSGOCRAZY! We have two lovely bathrooms with decor that we have curated deliberately (not deliberately at all) over the years for you to try everything on in. You can also just go at it in the living room. Evs. Take what fits and what you’ll wear!5. All leftover swap items will be donated to Austin’s Dress for Success which helps to outfit women for interviews, the workplace, and professional training groups. If the original owner wants to take back unclaimed swap items, that will be an option too.
If you’re worried there won’t be anything to fit your style here since Rachel tends to dress like a glorifieded OshKosh B’Gosh child at times and not everyone can rock a bomber with a cocktail dress like Sarah, never fear! Invites are being extended to our friends in high-end retail land, the music rock n roll biz, photographers with an eye for chiffon and glory, gypsy jam banders, soy milk drinkers and Hello Giggles readers alike. We know a lot of weirdos (you.)Cocktails and snacks will be provided. If there’s a dress that’s too big for you initially, we’ll have pie for you to eat to make it fit juuuust right.
*Hostess note: Party will not, in fact, be on ice.
**Hostess note: When said hostesses are not renting, future parties might, in fact, be on ice.