What do you wear to a yard sale?

I usually like to be in the spirit of things and at first, I didn’t know what I was going to wear to the yard sale. But I managed to put together two different looks.

First outfit

Photograph: Himani Shah

Dress – Zara, London | Earrings – Topshop, London | Shoes – New Look, Croydon

There was a slight nip in the air that day. So, it was a good idea to wear three-quarter sleeves. My bow earrings finally got to make their second outing. Since peep toe boots or shoots are totally in vogue, I could show them off too.

Everyone seems to think the dress is actually two separates. I’ve been asked on several different occasions where my skirt is from. :) I was pretty happy with all the compliments and in the excitement… managed to rip the skirt a little bit. :(

Second outfit

Top – Hand-me-down | Jeans – Infinity, Mumbai | Shoes – H & M, Hong Kong | Chain and locket – Street Soul, Mumbai

On the second day, I was actually wearing a hand-me-down polo neck top. That was keeping in sync with the yard sale.

I must definitely have spoken about my favourite locket earlier. I’m also quite taken with these shoes I bought from H & M during my recent visit to Hong Kong. Co-incidentally, Aniruddha came to the yard sale sporting his Converse t-shirt and shoes.

What do you people think? What would you have worn to a yard sale?

Also, if you haven’t ‘liked’ the facebook page already, do so. You can look at some more pictures and be constantly updated with what’s happening on the blog. :)

The yard sale!

The yard sale started off with another sighting in the press. It was a huge spread in the Mid Day.
(dated 17th December, 2010) Read it here: Mid Day article online

All our apprehensions and anxiety were put to rest with the response.
We encountered enthusiastic customers, foreign buyers, media persons and it was a whole lot of fun.

You can relive the experience through the pictures:

From the Rabbit Hole: A court'yard sale'

Rashmi showing accessories

As you already know, me (Dhruvi of Alice Wandering), Aastha (of Indian Summer), Karishma (of Purple Peep Toes) and Samidha (of Street Style) were parting with clothes, shoes, bags and books from our wardrobe. In addition, we had Rashmi (who sells at Azure in Khar) with accessories on display.

Happy shoppers

Alice's space

Happy shopper

Day 1 was quite an adventure. It was a smooth ride though because I had my mum (an experienced fashion designer) and my sister (a pro salesgirl) helping me. We had a sweet couple buying a couple of things from us. The boy, while paying, reminded us that he could avail a 10% discount since he had come with a friend. He even offered to tweet. :) For the record, everyone who came with a friend was entitled to their 10% discount.

From the Rabbit Hole: A court'yard sale'

Aastha of Indian Summer

Salonee of She Sells

Day 2 had its own highlights. A lady who was picking up stuff for her daughter made many purchases from us. Salonee (of She Sells) made an appearance. :) We had a lot of people offering to sell their old stuff. They were quite impressed with our managerial skills. :) It was definitely encouraging. Aastha and I plan to whip up something soon.

Photographs: Dhruvi Shah, Aniruddha Guha

Aastha of Indian Summer

One of our happy shoppers, Anamika was very excited about the clothes she picked up from me. At the yard sale, she shared her enthusiasm with Aastha. She has been kind enough to send me pictures of herself. Check her out in the baby pink tunic.

We obviously wouldn’t have had so much fun if the people at Bliss hadn’t opened up their courtyard to us or been so supportive. Those of you who checked out the store at the yard sale ended up buying so many things from them. They’re just darling. It’s a work in progress but you may just see Alice’s stuff at Bliss in the coming future. Watch this space.

From the rabbit hole: a court’yard’ sale

I’m aware that Alice has been missing in action. But I’ve been wandering… in my head and around the world. I promise to share all my adventures soon.

While I was blog surfing and facebook page hopping, I came across Aastha Atray. We had quite a few friends in common and a passion for style. We caught up over a cup of coffee and discussed the possibility of a yard sale.

We looked at our closets and found we had a lot of stuff that would do better with you lovely people. We approached the nice people at Bliss. And here we are, a yard sale tomorrow!

You can have a look at some of the stuff I’m selling here:

Photographs: Aniruddha Guha

The sale is in the ‘courtyard’ of Bliss: 180, Aram Nagar 1, 7 Bungalows, Versova, Andheri (W), Mumbai. It’s on Friday, the 17th of December from 2 to 8 pm and Saturday, the 18th of December from 12 to 8 pm. For those of you who can’t make it to the sale, we’ll put up the stuff online for a day and work out shipping for those who want to buy.

To your advantage, 4 style bloggers will be present and available to give you tips on how to style everything you buy. We’re hoping to see you. :)

The other bloggers collaborating with me on the sale are:

Aastha Atray from Indian Summer: http://indiansummer-aastha.blogspot.com/
Samidha Sharma from Street Style: http://streetstyleindia.blogspot.com/
Karishma Rajani from Purple Peeptoes: http://purple-peeptoes.blogspot.com/

The store that is generously offering us their courtyard is Bliss: http://blissstore.blogspot.com/

Since so many of you know us through our blogs, we’re offering a 10% discount to those of you blog about us, link the event on your facebook profile or tweet about us. You’re entitled to a 10% discount if you simply bring a friend along.

Attend the facebook event here: From the rabbit hole

The press coverage for the sale has been really encouraging. Check it out:

Brown Paper Bag wrote about it: http://www.bpbweekend.com/shop/youve-got-junk

DNA featured it:
http://epaper.dnaindia.com/epaperpdf/15122010/14main%20edition-pg8-0.pdf