Phew, what a hectic last few days! As previously mentioned, I headed up to Boston on Thursday evening for my much anticipated first Swapaholics clothing swap. What an adventure! My evening started out getting stuck in traffic heading up there and then getting wicked lost in downtown Boston during rush hour, what a mess! It is definitely time for me to upgrade to a gps from my current driving directions system of scribbling notes from google maps on a scrap of paper before I leave the house. Luckily Brian was able to help me get there via looking at maps on his computer and guiding me over the phone. When I finally pulled into the parking garage I realized that it was in the same building as his cousin's wedding that we attended in June, ha! Unfortunately I wasn't able to help set up as much as I would have liked but the event was great nonetheless. I got to meet some really interesting people and I even scored some pretty awesome clothing including a few cardigans, a lovely Velvet black knit dress, and some Joe's Jeans with $200 tags still attached. I'm sure you'll be seeing these items in future outfit posts!
A swapping bunch including Julie from Orchid Gray and the one and only Amy from Punky Style and the Swapaholics. I'm wearing a thrifted tee, an altered vintage skirt, black tights I've had forever, and thrifted vintage everything else. The top two photos are courtesy of Amy Chase.
On Saturday morning, Brian, Caitlin, Jeff, and I went up to the Winter Farmer's Market in the Hope Artist Village in Pawtucket. It was really wonderful and the place was totally packed! I just love seeing all the delicious local veggies, breads, and seafood in one place and it's so nice that others appreciate it too. The small boutiques that are in this old mill building were open as well including this amazing handmade violin shop. I wouldn't know what to do with a violin if you handed me one , but I can certainly appreciate the sculptural beauty of these music making objects. I wasn't planning on getting anything but we left with a loaf of seeded sourdough bread from Seven Stars Bakery (Brian ordered it as "sweet and sourdough bread" because he though that was what I said, but honestly, not a bad idea...), some handmade pasta and bolognese sauce from Venda Ravioli, a block of queso fresco from Narragansett Creamery, and a collection of small cacti and succulents that I can't wait to see grow!