The first day of spring and the weather in St. Louis did not disappoint.  The high today was 83 degrees!  We received some unexpected snow a few weeks ago so needless to say I could not wait for a little sunshine and warmer temps.

Since it has been so cold I have been spending my Saturday’s doing some end of the season shopping.  While browsing through one of my favorite stores (a lot of you already know the name of the store without me saying it), I found this skirt.  I really liked the pattern but let me just say, once I tried it on I knew it was going  home with me.  Gingham is definitely one of the top trends this season and I absolutely love the boldness of the print on this skirt, it’s definitely different from the norm.

Now I am not afraid to say that when I enter any store I go straight to the sale racks (this is all a part of me being a smart and frugal shopper).  This skirt was not on clearance but it was an additional 40% off which was still a little more than I like to spend.  I feel in love with the print and fit so I decided to splurge.  Hey, you only live once and besides, it’s okay to treat yourself sometimes 🙂





Outfit details:

  • Bright Yellow Pullover / Banana Republic
  • Black and White Skirt / Banana Republic
  • Green Clutch / Marc / Thrifted / 3.50
  • Black Leather Sandals / Nine West Outlet / 19.99
  • Statement Necklace / Charming Charlie / 6.00

Shop items (or similar items) below.

Clothing Swap Event

The Brown Closet presents their 2nd annual Swap till you Drop event: Spring Edition.  This is an organized clothing exchange, meet & greet and fashion soirée, showing women how to spend less, shop smart, and look great. It was created for the everyday women who wants to be trendy but on a budget. You can expect style tips, delectable delights and goodies to exchange with fellow women.

Entry Fee:

10.00- with clothes to swap

15.00- without clothes to swap

Product Standard:

  • Clothes, shoes and accessories must be in good condition, machine washed and trendy.
  • Unlimited swap for women who bring clothes
  • No under garments
  • All sizes are welcome
  • Any left over items will be donated

Sponsor opportunities:

If your business would like to be a sponsor of our event and have the opportunity to provide information about your business to the many participants, please email:

For advance tickets click here:

Swap Event Tickets