Wednesday, February 22, 2012

A Thrifter at Anthropologie

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Giraffe tee: ?/Goodwill ($2), Cardi: Papaya/GW($4), Jeans: Abercrombie/GW ($5), Belt: GW ($1), Wedges: ?/GW ($3), Bag: Fossil/GW ($4)

TOTAL: $19

Hey guys!

Remember me?

I’m that girl who likes to get dressed in 100% thrifted outfits (although, I must say that I should probably clear up the issue of undergarments, which are most decidedly bought NEW at a variety of respectable retail stores).

If you’re still a little fuzzy, I’m also that girl who likes to apologize for not being around much lately in the last, oh, three months.

Aaaaah…I see it’s all starting to come back to you.

So, this is the most shameful stunt of no outfit posting that I’ve pulled yet, and I’m abjectly begging for your forgiveness and trying to pacify you with a) a post, and b) the prospect of a chance to vote on fashion, which, in my experience, seems to be a fun thing.

So!

Yeah. I wore this outfit on an outing to Anthropologie and couldn’t help cracking up as I meandered through a store with price-tags that sported numbers like $254 (!!!!) and $168—all while wearing an outfit whose 5 separate pieces added to less than $20!

I’m pretty sure they would have tossed me out on my ear if they’d known.

Good thing I didn’t leave my Goodwill tags on.

Because, shockingly enough, I managed to avoid getting thrown out long enough to actually buy something (my first real Anthro clothing-something ever).

And I’m having a “Grifted or Grifted” poll over at Five days…5 ways to so you guys can vote which dress I bought between two that my husband declared his favorites. EVER.

Go check it out, vote, and let me know how much you think the cheapest clothes-buyer possibly on the planet paid for the dress she chose!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Pepto Bismol, Eat Your Heart (burn) Out

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Sweater: $4, Jeans: $4, Trench: $3, Shoes: $3

TOTAL: $14

I got this whole outfit—including that epically pink trench—as part of Round 2 of The 30 Minute Goodwill Challenge (click on over to read how I fared my second time around).

And while I usually prefer that my clothes not remind of heartburn and indigestion, that new-with-tags trench from Old Navy was just too perfectly Pepto to pass up.

And the rest of it?

Well, I don’t own a single other item that could be described with the word “argyle.”

And it’s only so often you can feel like a pirate and a Scotsman at the very same time while describing your (itchy, wool) sweater.

And comfy orange wedges to wear in February? That’s just too obvious for words, right?

By the way, if you’re ever wondering how to pull yourself out of a fashion rut, I strongly recommend heading to Goodwill and giving yourself a time limit.

You might end up wearing hammer-pants and a bow-tie silk blouse, but I guarantee that you will leave with something you wouldn’t normally wear.

And with that little gem, I’m all fashion-adviced out.

(Send me pics of the hammer pants, please).

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Hemming and Hawing

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Top: Gap/Clothes-swap ($0), Jean: Anthro/GW ($6), Jacket: Mixit, NWT/GW ($4), Shoes: CATO/GW ($3)

TOTAL: $13

When you’ve got to pull up your jeans and pose awkwardly just so your readers can see that you actually have shoes on, it might be time to consider a) hemming your jeans or b) wearing taller shoes.

Boy, do I like the sound of B a whole lot more than A.

Also, it might be questionable logic to combine uber wide-leg jeans with a figure-obliterating “swing coat.”

And yet, despite all of its iffy elements, I’m still okay with this outfit.

And that, dear friends, is the height of fashion laziness.

But I’m calling it fashion-contentment.

Because that sounds much more enlightened and wise.

And 99% of the time, I feel neither enlightened nor wise, so I’ll take what I can get.

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