It was neck and neck for a little while there for Thrifted or Grifted yesterday.
And the comments were hilariously conflicted.
“Well, A looks way better on you, so that one must be retail.”
“Hmm…B is way more flattering, so that one has to be thrifted.”
I tell you what, folks, the opinions of women about fashion are as many and varied as the spots on a leopard (which, as it so happens, is a pattern I have never bought at a thrift store).
The gap did widen finally by 8 AM this morning, with the final count being:
So…which one was 100% thrifted?
|Top: ?/GW ($3)
Shorts: GAP/GW ($4)
Shoes: Mossimo/GW ($4)
Bracelet: GW ($1)
|Top: Beall’s ($6)
Shorts: Beall’s ($7)
Shoes: Urban Outfitters ($20)
You pulled this one out! Well done!
(Darn those too big shoes in Exhibit A. They betrayed me!)
Oh, and you guys have probably already guessed this, but I don’t usually pay $20 for flats—even cute, striped, sailoresque ones—but when I bought the rug for Della’s room, shipping was either free if you spent $50 or like $15 for the rug alone if you didn’t.
So I paid $5 extra, and got free shipping and some fun, comfy shoes out of the deal.
Gotta love retail math.
OH, and the commenter who gets 5 free entries into tomorrow’s giveaway is Pamela, who said:
“I say A is thrifted because it doesn’t look like it at all to me. Neither does the other one, but I don’t like dark blue.”
That is the most awesomely convoluted, completely nonsensical reasoning ever, and I love it! : )
Okay, so today I thought it would be fun to join in on Bird and Branch’s “The Things He Says” linky, which goes a little something like this: you pick pictures of home décor that you like, then you show them to your husband and see what he thinks.
The thing is…when it comes to fashion, Shaun and I are very different.
He loves neutral and simple, with classic lines…and I do too.
On other people.
But what I gravitate towards for myself is: colorful, complicated, and highly accessorized.
So, you would think that, since home décor is basically fashion for houses, we would be just as different there as well.
Not so much, it turns out.
1. Take this room for example:
COLOR! Patterns! MORE COLOR!
I thought he might shield his eyes in pain and exclaim, “Make it stop!”
But instead, he just observed it thoughtfully, then said, “Take away the lamps, and I think I like it.”
(Wooohoo! One turquoise room with a crushed velvet teal sofa and a spunky red chair comin’ right up, baby!)
2. So what did he think of this one?
“Cool dresser. Strange mirror.”
3. And this one?
Shaun: “Umm…baby? Why are you showing me pictures of naked women?”
Me:”???? Yikes!” (closes window quick, fast, and in a hurry).
(And yes, I did “alter” her a bit for decency’s sake)
4. Me: “Whaddya think?”
Him: “I think I’m sleepy.”
(Which is funnier than it sounds considering that we were all cozy on the couch, and he was needing to go to bed but staying up just so I could ask him silly décor questions and show him pictures of tranquil-looking bedrooms that he couldn’t escape to yet).
5. With this last one, I finally pushed my luck a bit too far.
His response?: “Oooof.”
And then he went to bed. : )
Want to hear the best part of all?
He goes along with almost all of my harebrained decorating schemes and almost always ends up loving them when I’m done (although there might be an eyebrow quirk or two in the middle of the “creative process’”). He’s kind of ridiculously great like that.
So, what about you guys?
Do you and your hubby agree on decorating styles?
If not, how do you find a happy medium?
And have a happy Thursday!
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