Allrighty, folks. It’s been a looooooooong time since we’ve done this. So, limber up those stiff typing fingers because it’s time for…thrifted or grifted collage

(I really hope you were imagining a Monster Truck announcer-voice as you read that first part)


Wait. What IS Thrifted or Grifted?

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



…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—consult your Magic 8 ball, throw darts, research the entire sordid history of skinny jeans…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 next giveaway!


Is it…


(Pardon the blurriness, but my photographer was a 7 1/2-year-old, who I thought did great, given his 7 1/2-year-old-ness).



Perhaps it’s…



I’ll never teeee-eeell.

Oh wait. Yes, I will. Tomorrow, in fact. But for now, it’s time for you to vote!

Today’s Thrifted or Grifted is going to be entirely based on comment polling, which is brought to you care of, “Abbie couldn’t get her poll widget to install correctly for Word Press, and her techie husband is out of town.”

You can either just leave a comment saying A or B, or, if you really want to make your presence known (and get your name in the giveaway hat) explain the reasoning behind your choice.

Happy guessing!

Linking up at The Pleated Poppy


  1. A is thrifted. You luuurve the color of the tops in outfit B, so I’d say you’d be more likely to buy them retail (for a good price that is). The shoes are super cute and worth buying retail as well.

  2. I think A is thrifted because the knees look faded in a non manufactured way. Aka, faded where a Mama’s knees rub on the ground as she trails her busy kids, gets down to tie shoes and zip up coats… you know the drill. 😉 Those faded knee spots are my constant nemesis in keeping jeans! And as a side note, I LOVE both pairs of shoes you are wearing!

  3. I’m saying A is thrifted because it seems like finding the leopard print shoes would be easier, there, than the chevron…WHO would give up those chevron shoes?!?!?! 😉

  4. I think its A. The vest has a little bit of sag in the pocket and back edge and I bought a pair of shoes just like those st goodwill

  5. B is thrifted … because those leopard print flats in A are so de moda!
    That’s my story and I’m sticking to it!

  6. I think B is grifted, and A is thrifted…I THINK! Just because B looks a little more modern/stylish/mod (though I so totally would wear A and I wouldn’t wear B because they’re not “me” I guess?)! Either way, girl your hair is gorgeous!!! and your 7 year old did a great job on the photos 😉

  7. I say A for no particular reason, but thanks to you I have a new motto for 2014: “WRINKLES DON’T COUNT!” 😉

  8. I think A is grifted and B is thrifted. I don’t know why. I like them both! Also, you totally rock a skinny jean. And your hair is adorable.

  9. I vote that Option B is the thrifted one. I am saying this only because I have the exact same cardigan which I bought thrifted.

  10. I am guessing B is thrifted. I must have spent 5 mins trying to examine the knees to see if one was more thrift-store worny looking. I don’t know why, but it seemed to make sense at the time, but I could be brain dead from to much Elmo Potty.

  11. I’m saying option B is thrifted. Those jeans look more designer than the first pair…and I know you’d only buy designer jeans if they came from the thrift store! 🙂

  12. I’m voting A is thrifted and B grifted soley based on the fab shoes in outfit B. Also, your hair is super cute!!

  13. I’m going to say that Option A is grifted because it’s my fav and the jeans are a darker wash. Although, you never know what you will find thrifting! And, you have a tendency to find much better stuff than I do! But, let’s talk about the real deal here…your hair! Super cute!

  14. I’m going to say Option A is thrifted and Option B is grifted since no one in their right mind would ever get rid of those awesome turquoise/yellow/brown shoes until they were falling apart (and since I can’t see your toes I’m assuming they are not falling apart). You look great in both!

  15. Oooh! This is a hard one! I Think a is grifted! I keep hearing that vests are coming back in (right after I made my husband donate his with me!) Oh wait, so maybe A is thrifted. Because someone is probably wearing our vests now…

    No. Sticking to my guns. A is grifted, B is thrifted.

  16. I think Option A is grifted and Option B is thrifted. I’m pretty new at this, so I’m totally guessing. I subscribed to your blog. I enjoy reading your posts!

    1. I definitely think b is thrifted, I always hate saying my reason why because I’m afraid I’ll offend you:( but here goes, the shirt in option b seems a little short for your normal style. Hope that wasn’t to mean 🙁 it’s still really cute on you;)

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