Friday, February 20, 2009

Now Accepting Donations

If your closet looks anything like mine, pictured above, you have no room for your new spring wardrobe. What's a fashionista to do? Donate!!!!

I know, I know, I probably sounds like your mother, "Go clean your room!", but it doesn't have to be boring! Put on a fun play list and make a fashion show out of it. Try on items you haven't worn in a while and if you don't love it donate it! Go through every shelf, hanger, and drawer and get rid of anything you won't wear or is ripped, worn out, ill-fitting. Don't limit it to just clothing either, go through old jewelery too! Clear the clutter of old clothes to make room for your new items, spring is almost here!

My personal rule, is if you haven't worn it in 6 months you won't wear it again, so give it away to a charity like Goodwill, Salvation Army, or any other local donation center. No local charity center? Have a swap party with friends! Have all your friends weed out their wardrobe, put on a girly movie (I suggest Pretty in Pink, or Devil Wears Prada), make some girly snacks (recipegirl.com has some fun ones) and swap clothes! One persons trash is another persons treasure! As the weather warms up, get your BFFs together and host a garage sale and use the profit to go out to dinner or the movies together! Bring a stereo outside, pour some cool (non-alcoholic) drinks and wait for the customers! Just make sure you wash the clothes and hang them up for easier shopping.

Feeling extra generous? Get a group together and go to a local homeless shelter, soup kitchen, or park clean-up and donate your time to making this world a better place. Doing something for someone else is the key to confidence, so pass on the love!

Isn't it fun to be fashionably philanthropic?
Juliana

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