Fashion – AZ Assist Switch & Ditch

I had the privilege to put on a Switch & Ditch fundraiser for AZ Assist a local (Arizona) nonprofit that assists young adults with autism and their families. It is impressive what they have been able to do for there clients with the little recognition they’ve received.

It was the largest Switch & Ditch to date. The ladies had a great time and were able to learn more about AZ Assist. I am still taken back on the amount of clothing that ends up being left over after all is said and done. It was all donated to Fresh Start Treasures. I love the win – win – win – win concept. 🙂 I think they are starting to get to know me over there as I have dropped off lots of goodies over the last year.

Here is a peak into the fun we had at Switch & Ditch…

AZ Assist – Switch & Ditch 

Oh AND this is also a “photo a day” 2. Empty – Not. It looks like a store.

Fashion – January Switch & Ditch Event

I have a brain full of ideas.  Some I am able to execute and some, not so much. It’s exciting to make something work like Switch & Ditch. JackieStyle Image Consulting sponsors this event at least twice a year with a couple other amazing women. (More often if enough clients request it.)

In a nut shell. Clients bring 10 or more items they would like to ditch and switch them with other items that have been ditched. There’s a little more to it but I think you’ve got the gist. It is a great way to get those unwanted items out of the closet so someone else can use them. Plus, at the end of the event all the pieces left are donated.  WIN- WIN- WIN. So important.

Here is how it went this time…

Always serve goodies. These are sooo good.

JackieStyle Cupcakes

Getting set up. Many guest came at the same time so lots to get on the racks.

Hosting with these fantastic ladies.

Jennie wearing the cardigan she found at Switch & Ditch

Angela - Checking things out.

Filling the racks.

Accessories… before the handbags arrived.

The FABULOUS guests!

As I see these ladies wear their finds I will do an update on this post.

Fashion – Bargain Hunting

I love a great buy, ok bargain. I rarely buy full price unless I am still dreaming about something days later or I have an emergency. Not sure why but I have always been like this.  If I can get more things I want by waiting for them to go on sale that makes me happy. Wonder if this is a first born thing?

I wanted to share my most recent finds. Unfortunately photographing them was a little hard, but I think you’ll get the idea. It was a quick trip as I happen to be in the area and thought I’d pop into this store.  I do have one stead fast rule, in order to buy it, it must go with 3 other things in my closet. I rarely break this rule. So here is what I found.

Pretty in Purple


I am a purple addict so this caught my eye. Not much on the hanger, but when I tried it on it fit beautifully. It can be worn with jeans, trousers, or a pencil skirt. (Bisou Bisou)

Classic Professional look

Being a classic fashion personality I tend to look for tailored. I have several business profession events coming up and was feeling a bit lacking in this area. (Although probably  not really) So the navy pinstriped tailored (Ann Taylor) button down with feminine lines paired with the grey (very) light weight tweed trouser (willi smith) is very appealing. I have some fantastic accessories which will finish this outfit.

Last but not least a fun dress.

Great Color & Lines

Since my lifestyle has changed, with two little boys running around, dresses and I have not gotten along. This dress inspires me. Might be from hanging with blogger, Angela, from Forward Fashion Diary. Or I just might be ready. I can see this with knee boots and tights or a great red heel (all of which I have). Can’t wait to show these off in person.