When a friend says to you, “I’m not wearing this Burberry dress and top anymore, do you want it?” The only reasonable thing to say is, “Absolutely.” Am I right? Well, that’s the full story of this dress and top. And while it was no special occasion, birthday, or otherwise, I was very thankful to take these hand me downs, despite saying, “Are you sure?” approximately twenty times. I don’t know why hand me downs get a bad rep. I’m a huge fan.
Top: Burberry (hand me down)
Dress: Burberry (hand me down)
Shoes: Banana Republic via consignment ($20, retail for approx $120)
Fashion Huntress tips:
1) I’ve been doing some research on clothing swaps and found some interesting websites. From what I can gather, large scale clothing swaps that are put on by organizations charge an “entry fee” (around $25). After you pay your entry fee, the general expectation is that you will bring your own clean clothing that you are willing to give away (swap), and that you are able to “take what you want” for free (after the entry fee, of course). Here are a couple of links that have information about formally organized clothing swaps.
Personally, I think organizing one among friends, family, and coworkers is a great way to have one! Below are some tips for hosting your own:
2) Sundresses are great for work, and can easily be modified for a work setting. I tend to layer under my sundresses that are a bit low cut for work, as I did with this dress. You can, of course, layer on top of the dress and wear it as a dress, or a skirt. Don’t leave your weekend sundresses in the closet during the week! Pull them out and dress them up. This is a great way to ensure they get their full usage.
Anyone have clothing swap tips? Attend any? I hope everyone had a great weekend! Thanks so much for stopping by!
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There are also great clothing swap Facebook groups that don’t require an entry fee. People can post items up for swap and organize trades through comments. Addicting fun!
Awesome!! Thanks for the tip, Gayle!!! I need to check them out 🙂
Love your Burberry dress! Navy is a great neutral color, i like wearing it when I want something of a dark hue but not black 🙂 – Lena
Burberry hand me down !!!!! Wow !!!!! You look locket
I’m a huge fan of hand me downs too! It’s a great way to be more sustainable. The pictures are great :). Loved it!
Love the layering! So creative 🙂
Its a great idea to layer clothes to create new looks! Love the dress and shirt layering combo! Unique and interesting! 🙂
Super cool look, I especially like the shoes! Xx
Can’t say no to that!! 😀 Looking fab! Happy Monday 🙂 x
As usual your outfit look genius! I never think about wearing a shirt under a dress! You so right with this tips nothing have to stay “weekend” or “working”clothes.
Weekend was great. Lot of cultural activities for once. What about you?
That sounds like fun!! I had a good weekend- lots of time outside due to good weather here 🙂 I hope you have a great week!!
Thanks i hope the same for you!
Those shoes have me wanting to check out a few local consignment shops!
Love your blouse! Is this Burberry?! You look stunning!!!
It is!! I was happy to take the hand me downs!! 🙂
On Mon, Aug 11, 2014 at 9:22 AM, The Fashion Huntress wrote:
Love the dress! And a hand me down is even better!! 😀
I am dying over this entire look! Seriously AMAZING! PS THOSE SHOES, yes please!
This is stunning on you!! The idea of wearing a top under a sundress or otherwise not quite appropriate for work dress is genius. Stealing that 🙂
Take it!! Enjoy! 🙂
This is a beautiful color and dress on you!!! Love fantastic hand me downs..and great finds..
Love this fit and color on you…
Lovely dress and looking fashionable in this all stuffs you wear..
The Burberry dress is absolutely amazing and it looks so good on you! I just followed your blog and I think the clothes you wear are so fancy! Keep going, I already love your blog! 🙂
Aww thank you so much- I really appreciate it! Love yours too!
Wow you look amazing! I love those shoes 🙂
Woot! Bloggers unite- we all love hand me downs!! 🙂 xo!
Adore this outfit!
I love the way you layered the dress, I never would have thought of that – aweome turnup sleeves! Also funky wedges that go so well! 😀
Like that outfit!
Very Pretty! I love the shoes ❤