Friday, May 25, 2012

In Trade

 Tank, star wrap bracelet - Target
Skirt - the Limited, thrifted
Mary Janes - Coccinelle, swap

Rachel, a reader, emailed me awhile back interested in a Father's Day portrait of her family in Steampunk fashion (linked to prevent spoilers, but click through to see). In lieu of cash payment, she asked to do a clothing swap for the art. Now I've done craft swaps before, a small one with Pansy Lane, but we traded skill for skill. 

So Rachel and I hashed out an agreement and mailed me a package of goodies while I got to work. I enjoyed the project, and the swap yielded some interesting pieces for me to play with, some fit perfectly with my style, others may prove to be a challenge, but one I'm interested in trying out. I'm always open to flexible trades for buttonflowers or for art. 

The shoes were a part of the box 'o goodies. I've actually worn them twice, and I think I like them better with jeans than skirts. The leather has a really cool effect though, and they're comfortable. I'm still looking for the perfect pair to fill the "black flats" gap in my wardrobe, but I may just skip that and snag these Born sandals instead. (More shoe buying?! Who, me? Never!)


12 comments:

  1. Love the ombre skirt, Megan. And OMG, the price of the Born gladiator sandals is so reasonable. (More shoe buying? But of course! : > )

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  2. Those shoes are so fun! I would say it's a great trade off! Love your skirt as always too! Glad you were able to work something out and I'm anxious to see the other goodies you received!

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  3. I love the shoes - so cool! Lovely skirt!

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  4. What fantastic shoes! I think you got a pretty good trade :)

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  5. I love those shoes. They look like a pair of Fluevogs from a few seasons ago. Fabulous skirt too.

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  6. Great skirt. Cute shoes. And where'd you get the pretty buttonflower? :)

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    1. The buttonflowers are all thanks to you, Ally. ;)

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  7. Glad you tried out the shoes. They're cute. I think they would look really great with jeans. And the skirt is fab!

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  8. SOOOOOOO much to love here Megan! That two toned skirt is the bee's knees. Love it! And those shooooooooes! Amazing! Can't wait to see them with jeans as well. I think that the best part about art is the ability to share with others. Here you both share your talents with each other. How wonderful. Can I borrow your talent please? ;-) Have a wonderful weekend!

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  9. I like the idea of swapping trade for trade. I like the skirt and the shoe leather.

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  10. Those shoes are really neat looking up close.
    Your portrait is amazing! Really, really cool.
    Your hair is just a beautiful color in the sunlight.

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  11. Killa family portrait. I think that skirt is supposed to be mine :P

    Curiosity kills de Cat. What else was in the box? :)

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