Thursday, January 26, 2012

A Blazing Comeback


Top: GW ($3), Jeans: U by Yanuk/GW ($5), Jacket: Isaac Mizrahi, NWT/GW ($6), Shoes: Nine West/GW ($3), Belt: GW ($1), Earrings: GW (gift)

TOTAL: $18

So…if you placed a vote for Thrifted or Grifted, you already know this is the Thrifted outfit.

And you know that I typically post the thrifted “outtakes” here on SHOBB.

And that’s usually it.

I mean, I can hardly pass up the chance to blog about a completely thrifted outfit that I went through the trouble to put together.

But today is about redemption, folks.

Because my poor blazer got lambasted over at 5D5W.

She got accused of not matching her lining to her buttons…of being a 70’s cast-off…of being ill-fitting…having boxy pockets…too long sleeves.

The works!

And all she ever did was somehow end up at Goodwill even though she originally cost $40 at Target and still had her original price-tags on.

So, this is her second chance at blogging respectability.

Y’all be nice now, ya hear?

Monday, January 23, 2012

Did I mention I like this shirt?



Top: GW ($3), Skirt: Old Navy/GW ($4), Jacket: Moda/Ebay ($27), Boots: Halston III/GW ($6), Belt: GW ($1), Jewelry: GW ($4)

TOTAL: $54

That may be our highest total ever here on SHOBB…definitely the jacket’s fault again, but you guys didn’t seem to mind last time, so I’m bringing it back.

And, yes, I realize that’s the same shirt from a few posts ago and that this outfit is eerily similar to this one.

Can’t win ‘em all.

Can’t even be bothered to change my shirt out that often.

Maybe I should change my blog title to “Secondhand or Lazy Bones.”


The acronym’s not nearly as good.

LInking up with Lindsay at The Pleated Poppy.

P.S. If you haven’t already visited my primary blog, Five days….5 ways, make sure you do to vote on which outfit is thrifted and which is grifted! (Just click on over if that makes no sense to you! : ))

Friday, January 20, 2012

Just call me Solomon


Top: Forever 21/GW ($3), Jacket: Jessica Simpson, NWT/GW ($5), Jeans: Lucky Brand/GW ($5), Shoes: GW ($3), Bag: Fossil/GW ($4)

TOTAL: $20

I wouldn’t blame you for sending out a search party to recover my dead body. I know I’ve been AWOL lately, but here I am again.



Carrying that bag that all of you keep begging me to send you when I’m done with it.

I’m getting the impression that I could made a fair bit o’ dough if I were to auction it off…

Of course, at least two of you would hate me forever, if you didn’t get it.

And there is only one bag after all.

So, maybe I should pull a Solomon and start hacking the bag to bits and sending scraps of it to each of you who loves it so.

Of course, to fulfill that scenario, the truly deserving woman would need to then selflessly declare: “No! Just GIVE it to some other girl. I can’t bear to see it chopped up!”

And then, of course, I would send it to her Express Mail with a Target gift card inside to show my appreciation for her extraordinary self-control and giving spirit.

And then…

Wait a minute…

Why are you all staring at me with that hungry, expectant gleam in your eye?

It’s a hypothetical scenario, folks!

The bag stays!

(Ooooh, I’m evil).

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Straight up…



Tank: Clothes-swap ($0), Jacket: J. Crew/GW ($5), Jeans: Lucky Brand/GW ($5), Shoes: Loft ($3), Belt: GW ($1), Necklace: GW ($2), Bag: Fossil/GW ($4)

TOTAL: $20

A lot of times, my “photo shoots” go a little something like this:

Glance at clock after attempting to get 45,000 things done since 7 AM and actually finishing maybe 6 (I count putting my shoes on and feeding my children as two of those).


It’s already 4:45?

Oh no! I’m going to lose my light!

Race around reapplying lip-gloss, finding where I put my jacket, and attempting to tame my unruly locks.

Skid out door, prop hand on hip, and smile. (Actually, I just looked at the pics I posted, and I don’t have my hand on my hip in a single one. I must be evolving as a style-blogger).

It’s awesome.

So, why do I tell you this?

Because I need you to know that, had I glanced in the mirror after attempting to tame my unruly locks, I might have noticed that my bangs are flatter and straighter than an 11-year-old training-bra-wearing-and-hating-it girl’s chest.

And I might have fluffed them a little.

Because, honestly, they’re creeping me out a little with their, um, ruliness .(After all, if unruliness is a word, shouldn’t that be its positive counterpart?)

And now I make you a solemn pledge to fluff my bangs next time.

It may not be Christmas anymore, but that is my gift to you.

You’re welcome.

Monday, January 9, 2012

I’ll fly away…


Top: GW ($3), Jeans: Papaya/GW ($5), Shoes: Target/GW ($3), Bracelet: Gifted, Belt: GW ($1)

TOTAL: $12

I 100% LOVE the shirt I have on in this pic.

I mean, royal purple, super soft and comfy, long enough not flash anybody when I bend over, AND fluttery lace sleeves?

What’s not to love?

So what if I do look a little bit like Kevin from “Up?” It’s a great movie, and if if looking like an oversized exotic multihued bird who likes to swallow tennis balls is the price I have to pay for getting to wear anything that can be described as having “flutter sleeves,” well, find me a tennis ball to swallow because I’m in!

On another note, the tag on this shirt is very “vintage” 90’s. Primary colors, crazy graphics…very “In Living Color.”

But the shirt itself is a very modern silhouette. I think so anyway.

Anybody remember long-waisted, non-boxy, unshoulder-padded tops from 1993?

Yeah, me neither.


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