In my mind, Chuck Taylors are a timeless classic that go with pretty much everything, and are always appropriate no matter the occasion. I’ve loved them my whole life, putting them in the Shoestring logo for a reason. But what I really love is that Chucks (and classic street sneakers of all kinds) are having a major moment in fashion right now — especially with dresses. Or at least that’s the case here in Texas.
I hope that in 2015 I can inspire at least a few more people to be a bit more intentional and thoughtful about the way that we shop, and the snowball effect that each purchase can have in a positive way. To kick things off, I wanted to share with you a chance to actually shop my own closet. I recently sent 3 HUGE BAGS of gently-worn and new-with-tags items to thredUP, one of many favorite online consignment shops that are the next best thing to swapping with friends.
Secondhand is the new chic, and finally — finally!
Don’t let this snowstorm fool you: Spring is almost here. And with Spring…SWAPPING SEASON!
Time to clean out your craft closets/potting stations and grab tickets to these two stylish swap events coming up — one is our first-ever DIY Boston night, happening this week!
To say that the last few years have been a blur would be the understatement of my life. Since 2009, I’ve been so fortunate, lucky, and, yes, blessed to be part of the meteoric rise of the new sharing economy and to be able to participate in my generation’s new frugality.
Besides apple pie, there are few things more American than a pair of blue jeans. From James Dean in Rebel Without a Cause and Jack Nicholson in Easy Rider to Olivia Newton John in Grease, we’re a nation obsessed with our Levi’s and our Calvin’s and our Joe’s, Hudsons, Papers, and Paiges.
I try really hard not to post all swap, all the time over here at Shoestring, but today I just can’t help myself: I have to share with you this adorable post we curated from items listed on the new Swap.com Market for the Nashville style blog Stella Shops, co-founded by my friend Carla Antonelli (who wrote our
What’s better than getting together for a night of wine and a clothing swap with your girlfriends? Putting that same sense of fun and spring cleaning into your supply of beauty products.