Category Archives: Thrifted or Grifted

Wardrobe Wednesday: Thrifted or Grifted—Peaches and Cream Jeans and Sleeveless Tops

It’s BAAAAACK.

Time for a little…

peaches and cream collage

Thrifted or Grifted is a silly little fashion game I came up with in which I wear two similar ensembles, and you test your thrifting savvy by deciding whether an outfit is:

A) 100% Thrifted: (adj.)—previously loved and therefore ridiculously cheap…aka Secondhand

OR

B) 100% Grifted: (adj.)—swindled or cheated…aka Retail (NOTICE THE “R” IN GRIFTED! SOMETIMES, I GET EMAILS FROM PEOPLE WONDERING WHY I DO A GAME ABOUT “GIFTED” CLOTHES! : ))

…and then you vote and leave me comments telling why you chose the one you did!

(Disclaimer: No, I don’t actually think 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).

If you’re a Thrifted or Grifted pro, then you know the drill—ask your great-uncle’s sister’s cousin’s best friend what she thinks, show the options to your husband (and watch him roll his eyes), lick the screen…do whatever it takes for you to feel fully satisfied that you have sufficiently scoured each outfit for telltale signs of thriftedness (WRINKLES DON’T COUNT!) and then comment away telling me why you chose which one you did.

The commenter I find most entertaining (there’s nothing fair or random about it! ; )) will get 5 free entries into a fun giveaway that starts tomorrow!

So…

Is it?

OPTION A

IMG_4364IMG_4355

Or…

OPTION B

IMG_4351IMG_4340    

I’ll never teeee-ell. Oh wait. That’s not true. I will tell. Tomorrow morning, in fact.

But for now, guess away! And don’t forget the best part: COMMENTING. Your reactions to these post always brighten my week, and my husband’s out of town right now, so I could really use some distraction from 24/7 solo bottom-wiping and snack-procuring (clearly, I’m not afraid to beg).

Which outfit is 100% Thrifted?

Like what you read? Like M is for Mama on facebook (pretty please?):

Feature Friday FREE-FOR-ALL {#65} + Thrifted or Grifted Results

Well, I didn’t mean to leave you hanging for so long on the results of Wednesday’s Thrifted or Grifted post, but even now, with the “big” reveal, I feel a little silly since I don’t even know what the poll results were.

Why? Well, I left it up so you could see for yourself there in the left-hand upper corner. Do you see what I see? (do you see what I seeeeeee?)

16 votes. Okay, folks, we average more like 250-300 votes. Plus, at some point on Wednesday, it said 70. Then it said 22. Then it was back up to 60. And then back down to 35. And then it ended at 16.

So, apparently, the poll widget had a really bad day. A really bad, really confused day.

Which means that I have no idea which outfit y’all thought was 100% thrifted (unless I go by the general consensus from the comments, and that was A).

So, I’ll just tell you:

thrifted or grifted collage 

Top: Old Navy/Goodwill, $3
Skirt: Charlotte Russe/GW, $4
Shoes: Wet Seal/GW, $5
Earrings: GW, $2
Belt: Merona/GW, $0 (came with some pants)
TOTAL: $14
Top: Gap, $10
Skirt: Forever 21, $17
Shoes: Kenneth Cole Reaction, $12
Earrings: ???
Belt: Came with skirt
TOTAL: $39

Both of those pictures crack me up because I look like I’m busting a move in the thrifted outfit, and I’m giving the toothiest, fakest-looking grin ever in the grifted one.

I guess no matter what I wear, where I got it, or what I paid for it, I can still be a goofball.

So…were you right?  Even if you were, I guess we’ll never know whether you were in the majority. (Apparently, I’ll need to sweet-talk Paula the Poll Widget next time to make sure she doesn’t go all haywire on me again).

Oh, and how is everyone doing on your 30-day Husband Encouragement Challenge?

It took me a while to pray through everybody’s name the other day, there were so many of you! Yay!

(Click on over if you don’t know what I’m talking about; there’s still time to join in!). I don’t think I included the link to the email reminder sign-up yet, so if you want to get the challenges sent straight to your inbox, you can sign up here.

It’s going great over here! Of course, it’s only been two days, but after Day 1, Shaun brought home these:

gerbera daisies

I thought maybe he was doing his own version of the challenge in response to my post, but it just turns out he was being extra thoughtful for no good reason (or maybe in response to my schmoopiness??!) because he hadn’t even read my post yet, and I hadn’t told him I was going to do it.

Either way, I love them!

Speaking of other things I enjoy, how about a peak at some fantastic features from last week’s party?

featurescollage5-3

Clockwise from top left corner:

1. Strawberries and Cream Trifle from Silver Boxes

2. Sheet Music Flower from Simply Chic Treasures

3. Southern Screen Porch Tour from Our Southern Home

4. Decorative Picture Frame from Two Girls and a Glue Gun

5. Playroom progress from The Cul-De-Sac

6. Easy Homemade Fruit Roll-ups from Free Time Frolics

7. Zucchini and Onion Pie from The Pin Junkie

8. Teal Buffet from Create Inspire

If you’ve been featured, feel free to grab a button from the sidebar!

And now it’s time to link up again! Don’t forget to grab a party button so others can join in the fun (or just include a text link-back).

Oh, and don’t forget to follow along with all these other fun happenings:

Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest

 

Like what you read? Like M is for Mama on facebook (pretty please?):