Whew! A 70/30 split! (70% said “grifted).

You guys were pretty sure of yourselves.

So…were you right?

See for yourselves!


                      GRIFTED                                        THRIFTED

Top: Factory Connection (ca. 2006) ($8)                Top: GW ($3)

Jeans: GAP ($22)                                                      Jeans: Seven for All Mankind/bought from

Necklace: Gift                                                          a friend who got them @ GW ($15)

Shoes: Payless ($35)                                                Necklace: $1

TOTAL: $65                                                          Shoes: Antonio Melani/GW ($4)

                                                                                TOTAL: $23

Well done!

Although, I will say that the predominate reasons for choosing A in the comments (which were fairly evenly split, by the way) were either that the necklace in A was better than B (a point which I readily concede) or that the shirt in A looked newer, a point which—while I recognize why it would be cited as a reason—is not entirely sound simply because I do not buy my grifted clothes right before doing T+G.

More like—I rummage through my drawers of 8-year-old retail stash to find something that will work.

Regardless of which tee was actually more current (since Exhibit A’s was at least 6-years-old), your reasoning worked!

Oh! And the commenter who gets my vote for this round is…

Judy-Randy who said:

“I’’m going with B, only because of the necklace. The A necklace looks like Abbie was thinking, ‘Holy Cow! Look at that adorable necklace….GOTTA have it….at least it’s on sale’ where the B necklace looks like Abbie was thinking, ‘Definitely not as cool as my other black necklace, but it will work for my Thrifted or Grifted challenge.’

Your baby girl is Della-liscious!!!!! (Della-cious?)”

Judy, guuurl, we need to go shopping together!

The fact of the matter is that the cute necklace in A was a gift (I’ll have to tell my sweet friends who got it for me—years ago!—that it was such a hit with you guys!)

But you had no way of knowing that (mostly because I didn’t remember that it was a gift until I actually sourced my outfits…or else I would have worn an actual grifted necklace…oops!).

But either way, if it hadn’t been GIFTED, your description of my “internal dialogue” while shopping would have be spot-on (especially the “Holy Cow!”—that made me smile).

And I’m going with Della-licious! LOVE IT! : )

Great job again, you guys, and sooooooo much fun!

If you’re on our Facebook page, then you probably saw my update about laughing in Chik-fil-a over all your comments. (Sitting in a corner by yourself giggling at your phone in a public restaurant will get you weird looks, by the way).

If you want to get such updates and fascinating (uh huh) tidbits, be sure to head on over and “like” the page. Lots of fun extras!

OOOOOOH, and I almost forgot, if all goes as planned, this weekend (meaning if I get my act together and get all my pictures taken), I’ll be having a…


I’ve stockpiled quite the collection of shoes, clothes, and even a few accessories for you guys, so if you’re interested in getting a jump on your spring wardrobe at great prices, be sure to stop by and check it out!

I’ll be donating 25% of each item’s price-tag to Parental Care Ministries (the same ministry we helped build a classroom for with our big fundraiser last November).

ONE LAST THING (promise…are you still there?):

In about an hour, I’ll be back with our 5 Things Thursday post (I know, I’m moving slow today), and I reeeeeeeallly need your help with an important decision.

And I don’t mean a “should I keep these shoes” type of important.

Let’s just say it involves house-colors, and I need lots of feedback so I don’t do something stupid I’ll regret!

So, check back soon, and help me out with that, pretty please?


  1. Yep…her comment was great! And how did I miss this? What a fun idea. I hope you do it again cause I want to weigh in! I also have to say the first image is just better quality anyways. Did you plan that?

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