Category Archives: Fashion

Bra Whisperer Needed


If you’re looking for a paid job with benefits, paid time off, and doing something to help women in a practical and fun way through fashion, check out this job opportunity at The Pencil Test in NE Portland.

My daughter and I have had bra’s fitted here before.  It’s a store for the endowed woman looking for bras that support, uplift, and shape in a way to feel confident.  A good fitting bra is pretty close to an important public service so wanted to give a shout out to any fashionista who might be looking to use her skills in a way that ‘supports’ other women.

If I hear about other living wage jobs with benefits in the positive fashion industry/local business, I’ll try to pass them along here.



Grateful swapper tells a ‘Swap Positive’ story!

I got the following note today from a grateful swapper who wished to remain anonymous.  It’s stories like this that make my heart sing and my hands happy to serve in our free swap community.  We all are privileged to be in the presence of caring ladies (and teens and men) who bring things in great shape, take what we need, and give back to ourselves and others freely:

Dear fellow swappers,

I want to thank everyone for making the December gift swap such a wonderful experience.  I had fun talking to many of you and it was fun Continue reading

floral skirt and black sweater/jacket

I got this floral skirt and black sweater/jacket at a free swap.   Continue reading

See Diana and Jennifer talk about Swaps on TV!

Many thanks to Diana McIntosh (volunteer swap hostess for the all-size Tualatin swap), and Jennifer Smith (volunter swap hostess for the kids clothing and stuff swap) for being guests on KATU’s AM Northwest show Friday March 23rd!  They did a great job explaining what clothing swaps are all about, showed off a table full of clothing items they’ve found at swaps, and even had some of their daughters model clothes.  It was a fun segment to watch.  If you haven’t seen it, please check it out here.

Cute silk knit t-shirt from a recent swap

I got this great silk knit t-shirt at a Free Swap!

I got this silk knit t-shirt at a recent medium clothing swap.  Learn more about it here.  If you’ve found items at a swap, you might be able to share them here as well.  Check Other Swaps if you are looking for a swap in your size, or in your area of town.   If you don’t see a swap in a size, interest, or area of town that is close to you, you can start one!

Necklace I got at yesterday’s free swap

I got this necklace from a free swap

I got this necklace at yesterdays swap, and LOVE it because it’s lightweight. I’m not sure what material the beads are made of, but they are smooth rounded heart shapes in the colors of silver, charcoal and black, with a gold cord and small gold round metal beads between each heart shape. Metal clasp closure. I like it because it has a classic yet modern look about it, doesn’t overwhelm my petite figure, and yet makes a statement. And the colors are neutral enough to go with many things I already have.

Would I Wear That?

This Linen Shirt (in the video below) is coming back to the Medium Swap Saturday February 4th.  But before I return it, I made a little youtube video featuring it called “Would I Wear That?”  last week.

Today I made an episode featuring  Pajama Jeans….but they aren’t coming back to the swap!