Tuesday, November 6, 2012

A Thrifting Challenge

This morning I had two realizations as I was rushing out the door to vote (if you haven't done so, git 'er done): One, I really like this outfit, and two, this outfit is head to toe thrifted (except for the watch). If you have read my Thrifter's Apologia, you already know how I feel about thrifting. Now, the lady in me doesn't like to talk numbers and brands, because it's my personal philosophy that the correlation between those things and style is not a direct one, and the images I post are meant to express my personal style and/or illustrate some fashion point I am making.  I will break my code though, this once, and give you the fiscal facts (still no brands, désolé), in hopes that it will impel you to give thrifting a go. 














THE BREAKDOWN
Black wool coat - $15
Electric blue button down - $1.50
Black skinnies - $4
Black leather belt - $1.50
Black leather shoes - $5
Total - $27


And now, I have a challenge for you, my friends. Here it is: 

Go thrifting. 
Make an outfit. 
Take pictures.  
Record the fiscal facts. 
Send them to me (marytboctor@gmail.com or to Mary Boctor on Facebook). 

And I will post them. 

OR 

If you are a blogger, you can participate link up style.







15 comments:

  1. I love this! I really hope I can make it out this week and send you a pic, I have always wanted someone to do something like this/do it myself. I am very excited.

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  2. Please do, Ana!!! And thanks for sharing on FB, just saw that!

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    1. Hmm.... Dwija, I shall think it over!

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  4. YES, link-up! ;)

    Great outfit. Love that it's thrifted toooooo.

    Cheers.

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  5. Thanks, Camille! I just might do that!

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  6. I'd love to do this! A lot of my best thrift store finds are summer clothes, somehow (I've found three Lilly Pulitzer dresses, in three different cities, that I adore), so I guess I'll have to get creative with the cooler weather stuff!

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    1. Wow, sounds like some GREAT finds with the dresses! I didn't say it has to be winter wear... Go where the spirit moves you!

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    2. Oh, Stephanie, if you could also share it that would be amazing. I would love to get a really big turnout - the more, the merrier!

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  7. Oh wow ... I only got to this today ... I will have to hurry, is there a dead-line?

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    1. No worries, Clara! You have until next Tuesday.

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  8. First time commenting here (I think). Just linked up. This was fun! Thanks Mary.

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    1. So glad you did! I meant to reply to your comment earlier, but I went over to your site and started reading every post.... ah, where did the day go?! Glad to "make your acquaintance"!

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    2. Glad to make your acquaintance, too! I just checked my feed reader and saw you on Ain't No Mom Jeans. I feel like I just saw a close friend on American Idol or something. ;-) I love ANMJ. I found them maybe . . . six months ago. You look great! Congrats!

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    3. Thanks, Laura, that's too funny! I submitted those photos in September and kind of forgot about it, big surprise last night! What is your email? I was going to send you a msg that way but couldn't find it... I became acqauinted with Rachel Cusk through one of your posts, I read the linked article about her marriage falling apart and the masc/fem roles. very interesting stuff!

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