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Wardrobe Wednesday: Thrifted or Grifted—Ivory Tees + Floral Skirts

Oh, y’all. I am so blessed by your response to yesterday’s post. To know that I have that kind of back-up and to hear from some of you that you’ll be praying for me too? So, so exciting! I am so ready to see how God changes our hearts and blesses our husbands this month!

P.S. If you’re not married but still want to participate, feel free to choose somebody or multiple somebodies who could use some encouragement this month and jump on in! Yes, you’ll have to modify some of the specifics for the daily challenges, but the way I see it, encouraging others is always a good thing (and I bet they’d agree).

P.P.S. Oh! And someone much more tech-savvy than I asked if I was going to choose a hashtag for our challenge so that if you want to join in on the Instagram accountability updates that I mentioned yesterday, you can tag your posts, and we can all see how we are doing. And I thought, “That’s fantastic! Now, what in the world would the hashtag be?” And in a moment of complete originality and brilliance, I decided to use: #30daystohappyhubby

I know, right? That took a lot of thought.

Anyhoo, just in case you’re not familiar with how hashtags work, if you post a picture of, for example, a note you wrote your husband or a sweet memory with him or a meal you cooked, etc., then you’ll caption it however you want and add our #30daystohappyhubby hashtag so that, whenever someone else wants to see how all us Husband Encouragers are doing, they can just search for that tag, and every post under it will show up.  Make sense? I think it’ll be loads of fun to see what kind of creative ideas we all come up with. I’m ready to be inspired!

P.P.P.S. Several of you expressed doubt about knowing how to do this right or whether it would work. And I completely get that. But I really think the thing here is obedience. Just do it! It’s going to be a little weird for me because my husband knows I’m doing it this time, which means he’ll know why I’m making extra efforts, but I’m just going to push through the awkwardness and do what I know God is calling me to do. And, as far as knowing what to do, the challenge outline is awesome about giving you guidelines and even specific suggestions for how to accomplish each day’s goal. It doesn’t have to be huge or momentous every time (or ever). Even just a hug and a, “You’re so amazing at _____________” can go a long way.

P.P.P.P.S. ……nope, I done.

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Moving on to today’s order of business (which is mondo-trivial in comparison with bettering our marriages) it’s been a while since we’ve done a round of Thrifted or Grifted. And I thought it might be time to bring it back!

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—squint really hard, roll some paper into a tube as a telescope, poll your neighbor’s pets…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 our upcoming giveaway, which is gonna be BIG (Think Mother’s Day, and you’re on the right track)!

So…

Is it?

OPTION A

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Or

OPTION B:

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Once you think you’ve got it, cast your vote below, but don’t forget to leave a comment explaining why your chose what you did. That’s the bestest part of all!

Which Outfit is 100% Thrifted?

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Wardrobe Wednesday: Thrifted or Grifted—Jeans + White Jackets

I just checked, and it’s been almost 4 whole months since we’ve done a round of Thrifted or Grifted, which is way too long to go without something so fun (albeit frivolous).

So, just in case you’re new to T + G, what is it?

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—put a hand over one eye and squint, poll your coworkers (not that you would ever be reading this at work, for shame!), consult Great-Aunt Myrtle—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 our upcoming giveaway (very soon!).

So, are you ready for…

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{The placement of the words on that title are in no way indicative of which outfit belongs in which category. Or are they? Tricky}

Here we go with:

EXHIBIT A

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If you’re feeling jealous of my sandal-clad feet, I  feel the necessity to point out that, while the temps are certainly mild here compared to many parts of the country, my poor husband was shivering while he snapped these shots (in his oh-so-official work attire of a t-shirt and shorts), and my toes were getting nipped by the chilly air.

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Speaking of toes, I wanted to make sure you got a view of the footwear from all angles. I know you guys get all fussy about the shoes.

And now for:

EXHIBIT B

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As side note, my hair is getting out of control, and my “bangs” are completely unmanageable. Which, I guess, means I should get a haircut. But finding time to schedule a hair appointment without the kids with me is increasingly problematic, and a haircut with all 5 kids with me is even more problematic. Hum. I guess I could start cutting my own hair. But then I couldn’t do Wardrobe Wednesday anymore. Or ever go out in public again. And that would be most problematic of all. I do believe that this is what they call a first world dilemma.

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And yet another side note (because life without tangents is a very dull life, indeed): when I reappeared in my husband’s office wearing EXHIBIT B, he looked at me in consternation for a moment and then said, “Oh, I guess those are different clothes, huh?”

They most certainly are.

Okay, so have you over-analyzed to your heart’s content? If so, then VOTE!

{Oh, and don’t forget to leave an explanatory comment; they’re the best part!}

Which outfit is 100% Thrifted

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