One of my favorite pastimes is to clean out my closet every season (and a couple of times in between), and get rid of clothes I’m not wearing anymore or store them for a later, warmer or cooler date. Part of this ritual usually involves giving away some great pieces that either don’t work for me anymore or that I know would be better suited for one of my friends or a member of my family. My Dad says, “What you give away, you keep forever.” Unfortunately, that’s not entirely true because as much as I love to give, I’ve often found myself missing what I gave away, but I get what he’s trying to say. And when I see someone wearing one of my giveaways and how happy it makes them-I feel vindicated in my original decision to give it away in the first place. Not trying to get all Pollyanna on you, but I’m just sayin’-it feels good to give. Try it, you’ll see what I mean if you don’t already!
Kin Community, a fantastic new lifestyle channel on You Tube, knows this feeling and understands how rewarding it can be. Maybe that’s why they’ve started a new segment called Cast-Off, where they give away a free pair of shoes or a piece of clothing. This week they’re giving away one of my favorite pairs of special edition New Balance tennies. They didn’t end up working for me, but I think they would be so great on someone who wants to stay styled while keeping comfortable-which is always one of my personal style goals. Watch the video and if you love the shoes and want them in your closet, leave a compelling comment as to why and they will pick a winner at random to send the shoes to. Also, don’t forget to subscribe to the channel so you won’t miss a video!