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Jen and Pippa @  www.TooCheapBlondes.com

Jen and Pippa @
www.TooCheapBlondes.com

As you can probably see, there has been no activity over on this blog since last year.  It’s not that I haven’t been busy blogging, it’s just that I’ve been completely focused on Too Cheap Blondes, a joint effort between myself and my blogging partner, Jen.

So, without further ado, please hop on over to www.TooCheapBlondes.com for more great thrift shopping tips and finds!

Thanks!

Pippa

Halloween Costumes and Vintage at Conroe Assistance League

Halloween Costumes and Vintage at Conroe Assistance League

Halloween clothing is now available at Assistance League.  One of my favorite things about this store is that they save items all year long for the appropriate season, Halloween, Christmas, Easter, 4th of July, etc.   I found some awesome vintage clothing, authentic 70’s and pageant inspired clothing … perfect for a DIY costume.

Vintage coat and authentic naval uniform.

Vintage coat and authentic naval uniform.

 

authentic navy uniform

authentic navy uniform

Evening gowns

Evening gowns

 

Vintage hat

Vintage hat

Vintage dresses

Vintage dresses

Vintage pillbox hat

Vintage pillbox hat

These would make an awesome costume

These would make an awesome costume

Beaded vintage hat

Beaded vintage hat

Kids costumes

Kids costumes

Another vintage hat

Another vintage hat

Halloween clothing

Halloween clothing

Vintage velvet hat

Vintage velvet hat

 

You can be so creative with DIY costumes, here are some ideas …

celebrity halloween costume

thrift store halloween

halloween blog thrift store

thrift store shop halloween

halloween costume thrift store

duck dynasty thrift store

big bang halloween

creative halloween blog

Be sure and check out Assistance League Facebook page HERE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CUTE Teen Style ~ Back to School outfit found @ San Antonio Goodwill

 

CUTE Teen Style ~ Back to School outfit found @ San Antonio Goodwill

This time of year is expensive if you have children in school!  School supplies, new shoes, new clothes, backpack, doctor visits, medical exams for sports, money in the lunch account, extra school supplies for the classroom, lab fees, book fees, and everything else.  Looking for ways to save here and there, shopping at Goodwill sure does help the budget!

We found a GAP cotton crew sweater and HOLLISTER skirt … both in perfect condition!

Drum roll please …. this entire outfit for under $10!

 

Back to School outfit found for under $10

Back to School outfit found for under $10

 

shhhh ... do not tell her that I actually got a picture of her smiling :)

shhhh … do not tell her that I actually got a picture of her smiling 🙂

pippa model style

pippa fashion blog

 

Conroe 4th of July Parade “It’s a Grand Old Flag”

4th of July Parade “It’s a Grand Old Flag”

Every year at Walden, on Lake Conroe, they host a “4th of July” parade that is so much fun for every age.

lake walden parade

Families decorate their vehicles, golf carts, bicycles, mopeds, roller blades and even themselves!  The parade winds its way through Walden and ends with a party and prizes at the Yacht Club.

My mother-in-law worked for a few weeks on their float, the theme was “It’s a Grand Old Flag”

and they won … WINNER!

She puts so much work into this and I was so proud of her for being recognized.

lake conroe parade

WINNER!

WINNER!

She even dressed my husband up in red, white and blue!

conroe parade

I like this self proclaimed “Parade Queen” car … I want this on my car!

(wearing my $2 patriotic dress from Family Thrift Outlet Store)

parade queen conroe

It is such a wonderful sight to see people getting so excited about celebrating our country!

conroe 4th july

MOST enthusiastic!

MOST enthusiastic!

4th july conroe

4th july walden

4th july conroe

lake conroe 4th july

4th july

lake conroe parade

walden parade

4th july parade

lake conroe walden

lake conroe walden

lake conroe parade

walden parade

walden parade

4th july parade

lake conroe

walden 4th july

 

A quick make-over on a $2.99 skirt from Goodwill

A quick make-over on a $2.99 skirt from Goodwill

Everyone loves a fashion make-over!  Creating a new style, with something old.

I loved this silk skirt, it is probably the most luxurious feeling fabric I have ever felt.

 

$2.99 silk skirt from Goodwill

$2.99 silk skirt from Goodwill

 

 

The skirt was only $2.99 at Goodwill but my daughter isn’t a fan of longer style skirts so we came up with a quick make-over!

Silk skirt make-over

Silk skirt make-over

 

Pull the skirt up to be worn as a strapless dress, add a lace vest and belt for a new look!

Pull the skirt up to be strapless dress, add a vest and belt for a new look!

Pull the skirt up to be strapless dress, add a vest and belt for a new look!

 

Add an interesting vest for more details

Add an interesting vest for more details

Before and after with a $2.99 silk skirt from Goodwill

Before and after with a $2.99 silk skirt from Goodwill

 

Cute skirt makeover!

Cute skirt makeover!

 

 

 

Check out our 30 second make-over on  an 80’s dress, found at Goodwill San Antonio for $5.99, HERE.

Quick fashion make-overs with both of these dresses found at Goodwill

Quick fashion make-overs with both of these dresses found at Goodwill

 

On June 28, I am part of a group staging a fashion show at the GOODWILL location at Bulverde Road and Highway 1604!!  The show will feature 20 summertime styles and all will be sold on a special rack right after the show.

This will be so much fun, I hope you will come and join us on the 28th!  More information to follow!

Here are a few of my reviews of the San Antonio Goodwill stores:

Goodwill, Loop 1604 and Bulverde Road

Goodwill, 13311 San Pedro (281 & Bitters)

Goodwill, 3401 Fredericksburg

Goodwill, 727 NW Loop 410

Goodwill, 12322 West I-10

goodwill official blogger

 

More Texas Fun and Thrifting (my favorite part)

 
A huge rack of brand new dishes at excellent prices!

More Texas Fun and Thrifting (my favorite part)

While visiting A&M this weekend my husband did take me to Goodwill for a few minutes (HEAVEN)  …. I always have to think WHAT the heck is wrong with me that I find so much pleasure spending 30 minutes in a thrift store.  It is always a treasure hunt and a challenge!

Well, whatever it is I am thankful he was willing to give it to me!

We also drove through country back roads to get there and came across this eclectic café, I just had to share a few pictures. 🙂

 

Men's Basketball game

Men’s Basketball game

Football uniforms for A&M

Football uniforms for A&M

ESPN was there

ESPN was there

Tons of brand new dishes at the Goodwill in College Station

Tons of brand new dishes at the Goodwill in College Station

Silk polka dot blouse by Ann Taylor

Silk polka dot blouse by Ann Taylor

Ferragamo shoes

Ferragamo shoes

Creepy Elvis head at a cafe

Creepy Elvis head at a cafe

Good idea to hang your purse ... I see these in thrift stores all the time.

Good idea to hang your purse … I see these in thrift stores all the time.

Cardboard deer head ...

Cardboard deer head …

A porch needs a dart board and a couch!

A porch needs a dart board and a couch!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11 month old, part lab, NEEDS Home! Montgomery County Animal Society

 

11 month old, part lab, NEEDS Home!  Montgomery County Animal Society

I have a good friend who volunteers several times a week at the Montgomery County Animal Society .   She takes a very personal and active approach to helping the animals find the right home for both the owner and the pet.    She shared this story, about Maggie, an 11 month old lab mix, you can see from the pictures she is depressed.

Here is Maggie before her adoption ... happy and full of life!

Here is Maggie before her adoption … happy and full of life!

 

Here is Maggie after she was returned ....

Here is Maggie after she was returned ….

 

Here is what my friend told me about her:

“11 months old, part Lab. A lady adopted him but brought him back because the dog she already had got aggressive with her and it scared the kids. This little girl, Maggie, is sweet as can be and very scared. She even cuddled with the bunny that the family had…When they brought her back you could just see every bit of life seep out of her… a shell of a dog.  I need to get her out of there!  

She is unbelievably sweet and it pained me to watch her go from a happy dog to the shell of a dog within minutes when they returned her!

Doesn’t even look like the same dog. Heartbreaking… “

Please help in finding her a home!

(Maggie’s shelter ID # is 215240)

http://www.mcaspets.org/

Address: 8535 Texas 242, Conroe, TX 77385

Phone:(936) 442-7738

Stunning Graduation Dress for $5.99 @ San Antonio Goodwill

 Stunning Graduation Dress for $5.99 @ San Antonio Goodwill

Maddy, graduated this past spring and to celebrate this momentous day, I wanted her to feel beautiful and took her to the mall to pick out a dress.

We bought her a dress that looked amazing on her but when it actually came down to the event she decided to wear this dress I had found for her at Goodwill, in San Antonio, for $5.99.

Dress for $5.99 @ Goodwill (she was nominated for best legs at her High School)

Dress for $5.99 @ Goodwill
(she was nominated for best legs at her High School)

Don't you love the back of this dress!

Don’t you love the back of this dress!

san antonio goodwill

 

 

This experience taught me that it doesn’t matter where you buy something or how much it cost … what does it make you feel like when you put it on?

She felt and looked like a million bucks!   Plus I would feel like that everyday if I had her legs 🙂

Her graduation gift was a trip to New York City  (cute as can be, wearing almost all thrifted clothing)

I am always impressed with the prices at the Goodwill stores in San Antonio!

Here are my reviews of a few of the San Antonio Goodwill stores:

Goodwill, Loop 1604 and Bulverde Road

Goodwill, 13311 San Pedro (281 & Bitters)

Goodwill, 3401 Fredericksburg

Goodwill, 727 NW Loop 410

Goodwill, 12322 West I-10

goodwill official blogger

I love my husband … but

 

I love my husband … but

I need to start this article with that statement in case you get the wrong impression with everything else I am going to say.

There are so many super awesome fashion blogs out there that brag about their husbands being their photographer.

(you know where this is going …)

Unfortunately, I have erased all of the pictures of my feet.  Yes, my feet …. I wish I would have kept all of these pictures so I could prove that I am not making this up!   I had so many bad pictures to share with you it hard to pick one.

On vacation, in Charleston, SC, we happened to find this amazing backdrop on some random street.  WOW … it matches my necklace, my purse … this is just going to be perfect.   This is going to be my moment, maybe this picture will look like it could be on Atlantic-Pacific or Pink Peonies blogs.

ugggghhh!

pippa blog

really … PLEASE … NO I don’t want the fence to show.

pippa style

I don’t want it shot from beneath me, it makes my face look huge.

pippa outfit

oh my goodness I wish a stranger would walk by to take this damn picture!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

We are now into this with about 50 photo’s and not ONE is worthy of putting on the blog.   NOT ONE SINGLE PICTURE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

pippa cashmere sweater

 

pippa necklace

Want to see my mad face …

pippa mad

Plus we need to take this FAST, I am sitting on the doorstep of a brownstone that someone lives in.

Never mind ….   Lets just go!

Now we are at the park …

charleston, sc

please just take the picture.

pippa beach

OK, now … the wind died down.

 pippas blog

Now.

pippa

Now I am just tired, I didn’t realize this would be so difficult!

I will tell you about my outfit was because I CAN NOT show you with a decent picture.

THRIFT STORE FINDS:

  • Michael Kors Down Jacket:  $  1.00
  • Cashmere Sweater:     $5.99
  • Pleather Skirt:     $6.99
  • TOTAL:    $13.98

This is one of my favorite cold weather outfits … it is soooo warm!

I will probably no longer be in pictures.  I am the official photographer, he is not.

Did I mention that I love my husband!

He is not a great photographer but he is my biggest fan!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One Skirt Three Different Ways

One Skirt Three Different Ways

One skirt with 3 different looks!

One skirt with 3 different looks!

Too Cheap Blondes recently did a segment with the beautiful host of Mirror/Mirror, Rebecca Spera.    She started with this gorgeous chiffon skirt which was $6.99 at Goodwill.   Using different looks that we found on Pinterest we added a chambray shirt, $5.99, a chunky sweater for $5.99 and then a wrap sweater also for $5.99.

THRIFT STORE FINDS:

  • Chiffon Skirt:  $  6.99
  • Chambray Shirt:     $5.99
  • Chunky Sweater:     $5.99
  • Wrap Sweater:       $5.99

Our Pinterest Board is full of inspirational photo’s and more of our thrift store finds.  Check it out HERE.