Our Favorite Dress Trends In Honor Of National Dress Day!

Happy National Dress Day! If you have a new dress you have been waiting to wear, today is the day to show it off! National Dress Day was founded by Ashley Lauren (fashion designer of the evening dress brand, ASHLEYlauren) in October 2016 to “honor all of the ways dresses help us celebrate the significant moments of our lives”. Dresses have evolved over hundreds of years and although they come in many silhouettes, these 5 dress trends are our favorites at Swap.com.

Midi Length Dresses 

If you are like me, most of the short dresses in your closet are meant for more casual occasions during the day and most of the long dresses you own are for a dressier occasion like a wedding. The midi length dress is one of our favorite dress trends because you can not only dress it down with flats or sandals to wear during the day, but you can also easily dress it up with a pair of heels for a more formal occasion. For dresses you want to get more use out of, my best piece of advice is to invest in fabrics like polyester, silk, crepe, satin and chiffon. Dresses made in these fabrics, especially in a midi length dress, can seamlessly take you from day to night by simply swapping out your sandals for a pair of pumps! (more…)

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Slash Halloween Budgets by Buying Secondhand

More than 171 million Americans plan to celebrate Halloween this year with total spending expected to reach $8.4 billion, according to the National Retail Federation.

With Halloween spending expected to reach an all-time high, Swap.com is here to help savvy shoppers slash their holiday spending by offering an alternative to buying brand new items to either complete a costume or create a one-of-a-kind look.

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Fall Home Decoration Ideas

Three Easy DIY Fall Home Decoration Ideas

When it comes to crafting, I will be the first to admit, I have no idea what I’m really doing.  I see these do-it-yourself home decoration projects and I know that if I tired even half of them, I could make a new Pinterest Fails blog. Recently this year, I bought a house and since I’m no longer renting, I thought I should take some time to make this house feel like a home.  What better season to warm up your living space than fall, right? The leaves change colors, the scent of apple spice and pumpkin is everywhere, and nothing’s more appealing than hoodie weather or a cuddly blanket.

Since I don’t have the funds for beautiful home decorations from Pottery Barn or Crate & Barrel, I decided to visit my local craft supply store and take on a few DIY fall home decoration ideas. Lucky me, Halloween and Fall decorations were 40% off along with the whole floral department.  This way, if I messed some of these up (clue: I did) I didn’t waste that much money. (more…)

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