It’s time again for Thrifted or Grifted, the fashion game where you test your thrifting savvy by deciding whether an outfit is:
A) 100% Thrifted: (adj.)—previously loved and therefore ridiculously cheap…aka Secondhand
B) 100% Grifted: (adj.)—swindled or cheated…aka Retail
…and then you vote and leave me comments telling why you chose the one you did!
(Disclaimer: No, I don’t actually think that you’re getting ripped off every time you pay retail, but I do believe that if you can’t tell the difference, you shouldn’t have to pay for it).
Okay! All I have to say is that you guys better be glad I love you so much and know how much you like your Thrifted or Grifted because I almost gave up this week.
Well, on top of yesterday already being a bit hectic, what with the post for the big, and I do mean BIG PCM Fundraiser/Giveaway (see the button there on the right?) to make sure I got just right and the homeschooling and the…oh, why am I even complaining?
It’s just normal life stuff, but somehow it got a little cuh-razy round these parts yesterday, folks, and then…and THEN. I went to take my pics because the hubby’s gone and all, and…
THE CAMERA REMOTE STOPPED WORKING.
It went a little something like this:
Me: Point remote at camera, click button, prop hands on hips, and smile like a goofy-poof (don’t know where I came up with that phrase, but I call my kids that all the time, and sometimes, there’s just not a better description in the world).
Me: Point remote at camera, press hard.er.
Me: Frantically jab button while waving remote like I’m flagging down an ice cream truck (mmm…ice cream) as my children watch through the French doors with concerned expressions (except Della who thinks Meltdown Mama is super fun).
Me: Throw remote down on grass and stomp to smithereens.
Camera: Evil chuckle.
Okay, so those last two didn’t actually happen (though…the evil chuckle…not so sure), but I’ll swear to the truth of the rest of it.
I had to get out the door to pick up an important document before the bank closed, so what did I do?
As in…run up steps, press button, 10, 9, 8, run back down, 7, 6 5, leap over almost-4-year-old whose interpretation of GET-OUT-OF-THE-WAY-PLEASE = freeze in place smack-dab in the grand middle of everything, 4, 3, screech to a halt, 2, prop hands on hips, 1…smile like a goofy-poof.
Run back up steps, check frame. Discover that I have beheaded myself. Groan.
Yeah, it was awesome.
So, if the photography is a bit subpar today, I apologize. Just be glad that I have a head in all of the pics.
Ahem. Moving on?
And I promised I tried to get a shot of the shoes since I know how closely you guys analyze the shoes, but just in case you can’t tell, they’re salmon-colored metallic flats with a glittery gold band across the top.
Can you see the shoes? Fuchsia (I misspell that blasted word every.single.time) flats with ruffles on the toes.
Belt askew. Head half chopped. But they’re both there. So…that’s good in my book.
Allrighty, ladies. Let the guessing begin!
P.S. Ignore the size of the belts when you explain your choice. They’re both too big.
Which outfit is 100% Thrifted?
We like comments around here, so don’t forget explain why you chose which one you did, and I’ll pick my fave and give you 5 free entries into The Big PCM Five days…Five winners Fundraiser/Giveaway. Check it out, if you haven’t already (please?) Seriously, SERIOUSLY good stuff there.
In fact, why don’t I show you a few shots that I took while wearing/carrying some of the goodness (I have to admit my major problem with this giveaway is that I want to keep every single stinkin’ fabulous thing in it).
If you win the homemade accessories package from the giveaway and discover salt-stains on this to-die-for ruffly bag when you open your box, it’s probably because I was weeping as I packed it.
LOVE this scarf! The good news is that the amazing Molly made me two others, so I’m good on that count.
And…from the side. I am only giving Gwendolyn up because it’s for a good cause. Dang. I named her. That means I have to keep her, right?
Okay, have I convinced you to get your tushy over to the giveaway and enter (and GIVE!) yet?? There’s plenty more eye-candy just waiting for you!
OH! And in case you missed it on yesterday’s post (and you probably did because I forgot to put it on the original post), the theme for this week’s
MY FAVORITE COLOR
(I bet you can’t possibly guess mine! ; )).