Oh boy, today’s packed with goodies!
First up on the docket, I know all of you are practically drooling on your keyboards in anticipation of finding out who won last week’s fabulous $25 credit to The Pleated Poppy shop.
Since I don’t want you to be ruining your keyboards or anything, I’ll tell you that the winner is…#76 (chosen by random.org), Ashley Dubose who said, “I really want a cute sunnies case!” Well, shoot me a quick email using the button on the sidebar, and we will get you a sunnies case, girl! : )
Next up: Thrifted or Grifted. If you missed last week’s inaugural round of T or G, here’s a recap of the concept:
I post two similar outfits—
…one 100% Thrifted: (adj.): previously loved and therefore ridiculously cheap…aka Secondhand.
…and the other 100% Grifted: (adj.): swindled or cheated…aka Retail.
(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).
Last week, the majority guessed wrong. So, let’s see how you fare this time around!
To spice things up, I’m asking you to leave me a comment telling me why you voted the way you did (you don’t have to, though; if all you want to do is click, I’m good with that). Feel free to be creative, silly, outlandish, funny, or dry-as-a-bone.
I will choose my favorite explanation (a completely subjective, 100% NON-random choice : )) and award that person 5 automatic entries into The September Giveaway (the first of a new monthly giveaway series I’m starting), which will include five fabulous items to start your fall season off on the right foot—one of which will be this 13 piece ULTA cosmetic bag filled with all the fun loot you see below in your choice of 1 of 2 color options (this one, which is warm, and its cool-toned equivalent):
If the person I choose has also shared about today’s Thrifted or Grifted post in any way (blog, fb, twitter, etc.), she’ll receive an extra entry for every action she takes (just include that info in the comment explaining your vote).
Make sense? Leave me a comment telling me why you voted the way you did and if/how you shared today’s post, and I will choose one lucky commenter who will receive 5 automatic entries—+1 for every sharing action—into The September Giveaway which starts tomorrow (because tomorrow is Sept. 1st! Holy Moly!).
The best part is that this lucky duck can also enter through all of the usual channels once the giveaway opens, thus giving her a bucketful of chances to win some pretty awesome stuff!
Speaking of which, you’ll have to wait until tomorrow to find out the specifics of the awesomeness when I reveal the other 4 items (besides the ULTA bag) on 5 Things Thursday.
If I’ve confused the tar out of you with all of this commenting talk…leave me a comment about that too! : ) I’ll do my best to clear it up for you.
And now for the pictures:
So, whaddya think? Am I the thrifted one?
Please don’t let the fact that there are four photos in this as opposed to three in the other affect your vote. I just wanted to show you a close-up of the gorgeous bracelet my sweet hubby bought me as a wedding present. (I’m wearing it in both photos, which kind of makes it the Switzerland of jewelry, doesn’t it?)
Or is this chick the cheap-o this time around?
Which outfit is 100% thrifted?
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