Susan Dromey-Heeter's Budget Vogue: Finding magic at the swap
The day I noticed Omar Sharif in Paris' de Gaulle Airport. The evening I first spotted my husband across the room at the Officers' Club in Geilenkirchen, Germany. The mornings of my daughters' births. The afternoon last month I spent at the Portsmouth Public Library's fourth annual Women's Clothing Swap.
Some moments, of course, need no explanation. OK, so Omar had aged quite a bit since his "Dr. Zhivago" days, but it was still a thrill to see him. My husband and daughters? There really is nothing so wonderful as love at first sight.
So, what exactly is this clothing swap? Well, on Saturday, May 18, the swap was open to anyone. The idea was to "bring a bag of gently used, clean women's clothing and accessories and leave with a bag of new-to-you items." Why? "To clean out closets of things we don't need or want anymore. To maybe find a new, well-loved item for our wardrobe and to donate to a good cause - Goodwill."
And, dear readers, OF COURSE there will be a table reserved solely for women's clothes.
Happy Summer Budget Vogueing .
Susan Dromey-Heeter's "Budget Vogue" column appears the first week of every month in the New Hampshire Sunday News. Email her at email@example.com.
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