Good Thursday morning! Are you ready to find out which outfit was thrifted?
Okay, I have to admit that, for some reason I want to say, “Ha! Gotcha!” But that doesn’t make any sense since it was never my intent to fool you.
Still, I do feel like the results somewhat justify my claim that, “If you can’t tell the difference, you shouldn’t have to pay for it!” (If you have no clue what I’m talking about, check out yesterday’s Wardrobe Wednesday).
Abbie!!! Be quiet and just tell us already! Okay, okay. Don’t get your knickers in a twist.
Out of the 262 of you who voted (whoa! great job!), 62% of you thought that Outfit A was 100% thrifted. Well, I must inform you that the majority did not have it right this time.
It was B.
And no, I did not intentionally forget to iron the wrinkles out of my shirt or take a blown-out picture in the first option just to make you think it was thrifted. : )
Here’s the breakdown:
(Wrinkly) top: Gap ($11), Jeans: Gap ($22), Belt: Gap ($3), Shoes: Beall’s ($11), Bag: JCPenney ($40)
Top: Forever 21 ($3), Jeans: Level 99 jeans sold at Anthropologie for $130/Goodwill ($7), Shoes: Tribeca by Kenneth Cole/GW ($3), Bag: Nine West/GW ($6) Belt: GW ($1)
Check out the price difference! And that first outfit wasn’t even that expensive! It’s just so easy to fork over a wad of cash without even realizing how much you’re paying for one outfit.
That was fun! How about we do it again next week? I promise I’ll iron both of my outfits this time.
Oh, and here are 5 things I’m wearing on my fingernails (yes, all at once):
All of these shades are by ULTA: 1) Concrete Evidence, 2) Sun-Sational, 3) Moody Blues (hard to tell in this pic but actually a super-deep purple), 4) Vintage Violet, 5) Mint Condition.
You might have noticed that I pretty much always have my nails painted. That did NOT used to be the case (in fact I have you guys to thank you for it since it’s because I don’t want to expose you to my naturally chippy nails and horrible cuticles that I make the effort to paint them). But I’ve discovered that I really like it. I have pathetic nails. The top layer peels, they are extremely flimsy (I’m probably calcium-deficient, but they didn’t do much better when I was on prenatal vitamins), and I can’t get them long at. all.
So, I had pretty much reconciled myself to having embarrassingly ugly nails for the rest of my life (except for the occasional birthday or girls’ night mani). But I’ve discovered that, with a little bit of effort (I usually give them a coat in between bites of breakfast and then another one at lunch), I can have pretty nails as long as I keep them very short and painted.
Another bonus, funky colors are very in right now. And while I don’t care that much about being “in,” I do like the fact that it’s easy to find that perfect shade of blue-green that just makes me smile every time I see my hands (that would be #5).
So, in the grand scheme of things, are attractive nails that important? No. But they are a nice little mood/confidence booster if you ever want an instant pick-me-up.
P.S. I would welcome any tips you have on nail-strengthening/conditioning. Mine really are bad.
P.P.S. I really am going to wear my nails like this for the next several days a) because I like them, b) because I want to see how many weird looks I can get from people, and c) because I am going to a 2 day exercising extravaganza starting Saturday (more on that later), and only a crazy person would do that, so it’s seem kind of fitting to be wearing crazy-person nails too. : )
P.P.P.S. ULTA did not pay me to write this post (though I wouldn’t have objected if they had!), but buying 6 bottles of polish did get me two AWESOME gifts-with-purchase that I’m going to be sharing with you guys next week on Wardrobe Wednesday. Be sure to stay tuned!
P.P.P.P.S. (: )) Don’t forget the The Pleated Poppy Giveaway!!!
I’ve got a fun, little reveal for you for Feature Friday tomorrow! See you then!Like what you read? Like M is for Mama on facebook (pretty please?):