Never say Never … I have stopped saying “that store Never has anything good!”

Never say Never … I have stopped saying “that store Never has anything good!”

Here is part II of “Too Cheap Blondes” thrifting adventure from yesterday.

Link to the article:

http://toocheapblondes.com/thriftfinds/that-store-never-has-anything-good-never-say-never-part-ii/

After I saw this picture of Olivia Palermo wearing this dress, I really regret not buying it ūüôĀ

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Catherine Malandrino found at thrift store for $9.99

Catherine Malandrino found at thrift store for $9.99

 

 

Hello 2014

Our family Christmas picture this year

Our family Christmas picture this year

 

As we welcome in 2014 I thought I would share my family Christmas card with you.   If you watch our news segments you will see where I get some of my gorgeous models from, my kids!   The older girls went off to college in the fall, my son is a dedicated football player and my baby is all about being social.

I can’t wait for this year to unfold, I just know its¬†going to be¬†amazing and better than I can imagine!¬†¬† pippa

Tonight on Mirror / Mirror ~ Fall Trends found in a Thrift Store

 

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Tonight the new Mirror/Mirror episode will be airing at 7:30 (central) on the LiveWell Network.

“Too Cheap Blondes”, Jen and Pippa will be styling @RebeccaSpera in this Fall‚Äôs hottest trends!

This was a style challenge where we had to recreate looks inspired by Neiman Marcus Fall Look Book.

We had a blast filming this show!   I will post the video for you next week.

Fall Trends style challenge at a Thrift Store

Fall Trends style challenge at a Thrift Store

As always, Thrift with Style!

FOX26 News, “Ladies Night Out”, September 26th @ 8AM Hour

 

Its hard to believe that you can buy all of these clothes right under $41.00 …. at a Thrift Store!

Tomorrow, Thursday, September 26th during the 8AM hour on FOX News we will show you how to dress for a Ladies Night Out!

This will also be Natalie Bomke’s last day with FOX26, she is moving to Chicago FOX32.

Congratulations Natalie and we look forward to working with you in the near future!

Girls Night Out ~ "Too Cheap Blondes" on FOX26

Girls Night Out ~ “Too Cheap Blondes” on FOX26

 

 

Thrift Store Shopping with Natalie Bomke with FOX News

Thrift Store Shopping with Natalie Bomke with FOX News

We are very happy for her!   This definitely won’t be the last we see of her and we look forward to working with her on a few projects in the near future!

We Love you Natalie and thank you for all the opportunities you have given us!

“Too Cheap Blondes” featuring Homecoming Dresses from a Thrift Store on Stretch your Dollar

 

A dress for Homecoming is probably the biggest expense for this High School event, why not save $100’s of dollars at a Thrift Store!

Jen and Pippa of “Too Cheap Blondes” show you how.

Watch here to see how you can save money!

 

 

ALL PILED UP

 

 

ALL PILED UP

 

I love thrifting and I really look forward to my time with Jen but, all this time I spend in thrift shops and all the incredible things that I find has created a small issue … I have piles everywhere! ¬† ¬†I would love to show you a picture but I like to think they are “disguised”.

Piles in the office, piles in the laundry room, and my guest room was lost months ago (I just hope my husband never goes in that room)!!!

Thank god my daughter moved to college to free up a little more real estate  to my minor hoarding issues (in my husbands own words)

I really  don’t worry about it very much.  You know, out of sight out of mind.   I have even labeled some of the piles (thats soooo Pippa!)  My most creative label is the ebay pile.  What are the chances I am going to put any of this stuff on ebay???  Shhhhhh,  my husband is buying that for now!!!!!

Anyway, I am too busy going and finding fabulous things for a little bit of nothing and having a blast doing it.  Isn’t that what it’s all about.  It bothers me a little bit when everything starts to pile up. You know, not just the piles of clothes.  Sometimes, I get behind on other things like stuff with my kids, stuff with the house, and taking care of my husband.  When I put stuff off it tends to snowball on me  and I almost feel guilty dropping everything that is suppose to be important and go shop with Jen at our favorite thrift stores. (its all her fault :))   Don’t get me wrong, all that other stuff is important, but it’s just easier to deal with after I go thrifting.  Really, we all know that important stuff will still be there when we get back, it’s just easier to deal with after a great day of thrifting.  You know I am right.  If you don’t agree with me, you should try it.

Don’t you have a pile? ¬†A pile of something? ¬†Somewhere?

You know when I am in a better mood, it is so much easier to do the hard stuff.

Here is one of the latest finds that Jen and I have found:

One of the "Thrift Store Challenges" that we post on www.TooCheapBlondes.com

One of the “Thrift Store Challenges” that we post on www.TooCheapBlondes.com

Fall and Hunting @ Conroe Assistance League of Montgomery County

Fall and Hunting @ Conroe Assistance League of Montgomery County

Oh yes, its that time of year where the leaves start changing colors, its a little cooler (except here in Houston) and football season has begun … ¬†its FALL!

I picked out a few of my favorite pieces from Assistance League to show you, they save their Halloween/Fall items all year so they have racks and racks of items!

(wait until you see all the Halloween items later this week)

Hunting Gear!

Hunting Gear!

Fall clothing items

Fall clothing items

Fall decor

Fall decor

I fell in love with this "pewter" huge acorn!

I fell in love with this “pewter” huge acorn!

What a darling platter!

What a darling platter!

 

Fall and Halloween decor

Fall and Halloween decor

 

 

 

 

 

Your Donations Count! Assistance League of Conroe / Montgomery County clothed more than 3800 children with New Clothes and Shoes yesterday!!!!

Assistance League of Conroe / Montgomery County clothed more than 3800 children with New Clothes and Shoes yesterday!!!!
Assistance League of Montgomery County

A Chapter of National Assistance League
Assistance League of Montgomery County is a nonprofit organization of volunteers dedicated to improving lives in our community through philanthropic programs.
Dear Pippa,

More than 3800 Montgomery County children were able to start school this week with new clothes and shoes thanks to¬†Operation School Bell¬ģ, your donations and purchases,¬†and the wonderful ladies at Assistance¬†League.

 

Operation School Bell is the signature program of Assistance League, and through this program we are able to provide new clothing and shoes to local children. ¬†Over 25 shopping events took place at local stores, including Kohl’s, JC Penney, and Walmart, from the end of July through the end of August so that the children would have new clothes for the first day of school.
Thank you for donating to our Thrift Shop and for making purchases throughout the year.  It is our sales at the shop that allow us to do so much for the community.

Not only does the Assistance League do incredible things for our community, they also won the coveted title “Assistance League in Conroe Voted Best Place to Buy Clothing in Montgomery County, TX 2012”.¬†¬†¬†¬† Be sure to sign up for their weekly email / sale flyer, (HERE)¬†they have great deals!!!!¬†

Here are a few of the store reviews I have done lately:

http://shopwithpippa.com/thrifty-fashion/the-back-room-at-a-thrift-shop-support-conroe-assistance-league-store/

http://shopwithpippa.com/thrifty-fashion/summer-thrift-store-shopping-adventure-in-conroe-assistance-league-and-goodwill/

http://shopwithpippa.com/thrifty-fashion/montgomery-county-assistance-league-thrift-store-finds/

http://shopwithpippa.com/thrifty-fashion/official-assistance-league-day-in-conroe-texas/

http://shopwithpippa.com/for-the-home/assistance-league-in-conroe-voted-best-place-to-buy-clothing-in-montgomery-county-tx-2012/

Natalie Bomke, from FOX News, wears Thrift Store Dress found by Too Cheap Blondes for $9.99

 

 

Natalie Bomke, from FOX News, wears Thrift Store Dress found by Too Cheap Blondes for $9.99

(www.toocheapblondes.com is Jen and Pippa’s combined website)

Natalie Bomke with FOX 26 Houston morning news anchor ... in a $9.99 thrifted Banana Republic Wool dress!   Is she gorgeous or what!!!!!
Natalie Bomke with FOX 26 Houston morning news anchor … in a $9.99 thrifted Banana Republic Wool dress! Is she gorgeous or what!!!!!

 

Here is Natalie looking gorgeous and fabulous in a Thrift Store Dress, found by Too Cheap Blondes, for only $9.99!

Be sure and watch our Thrift Store segment on Friday, August 30th, 8am hour on FOX 26 Houston news.

As always, thrift with style!

National Thrift Shop Day, August 17th

National Thrift Shop Day

Today is National Thrift Shop Day!

When : Always August 17th

Here are a few highlights of our thrift store finds from the past few months.

Be sure to come back and read ShopwithPippa / TooCheapBlondes each week, as Jen and Pippa chronicle our thrift store shopping finds, adventures and yes we will even share a few ghastly items we come across!

Vintage pleated maxi skirt for $6.99
Vintage pleated maxi skirt for $6.99

 

Free People skirt @ Houston thrift store
Free People skirt @ Houston thrift store
Abercrombie Jean Jacket @ Houston Thrift Store
Abercrombie Jean Jacket @ Houston Thrift Store

 

Lilly Pulitzer girls dress found in Houston Thrift Store Shop
Lilly Pulitzer girls dress found in Houston Thrift Store Shop

 

 

Paige Denim Jeans for $5.99 @ Houston thrift store shop
Paige Denim Jeans for $6.99 @ Houston thrift store shop

 

Brand New Suzi Chin Dress for $9.99 found @ Goodwill Thrift Store Shop  with Host of Mirror/Mirror Rebecca Spera
Brand New Suzi Chin Dress for $9.99 found @ Goodwill Thrift Store Shop
with Host of Mirror/Mirror Rebecca Spera
Gorgeous Silk Blouse found at Thrift Store Shop
Gorgeous Silk Blouse found at Thrift Store Shop
Banana Republic for $5.99 @ Houston Thrift Store Shop
Banana Republic for $5.99 @ Houston Thrift Store Shop
Brand NEW, with tags, Cole Haan waterproof boots for $19.99 @ Houston Thrift Store Shop
Brand NEW, with tags, Cole Haan waterproof boots for $19.99 @ Houston Thrift Store Shop
Seven Jeans found @ Thrift Store
Seven Jeans found @ Thrift Store

 

JCREW Gown found at Houston Thrift Store for $9.99
JCREW Gown found at Houston Thrift Store for $9.99
Anthropologie Dress found at Houston Thrift Store
Anthropologie Dress found at Houston Thrift Store
JCREW Skirt for $6.99 @ Houston Goodwill Thrift Store
JCREW Skirt for $6.99 @ Houston Goodwill Thrift Store
CAbi tank for $4.99 @ Thrift Store Shop
CAbi tank for $4.99 @ Thrift Store Shop

 

Free People Dress found @ Houston Goodwill Thrift Store Shop
Free People Dress found @ Houston Goodwill Thrift Store Shop
Hale Bob Tank from Houston Thrift Store
Hale Bob Tank from Houston Thrift Store
Brand NEW Justin Boots found @ Houston Goodwill Thrift Store
Brand NEW Justin Boots found @ Houston Goodwill Thrift Store
Miss Sixty Dress found @ Thrift Store Shop
Miss Sixty Dress found @ Thrift Store Shop
Anthropologie Jacket found @ Houston Thrift Store
Anthropologie Jacket found @ Houston Thrift Store
Suzi Chin Cocktail Prom Dress found @ Houston Thrift Store Shop
Suzi Chin Cocktail Prom Dress found @ Houston Thrift Store Shop
Red Engine Jeans found @ Houston Thrift Store Shop
Red Engine Jeans found @ Houston Thrift Store Shop
Brooks Brothers Dress @ Houston Thrift Store Shop
Brooks Brothers Dress @ Houston Thrift Store Shop
Rebecca Spera, Host of Mirror/Mirror in shoes we found for her @ Goodwill for $12.99!
Rebecca Spera, Host of Mirror/Mirror in shoes we found for her @ Goodwill for $12.99!
ASOS brand new dress found @ Houston Thrift Store
ASOS brand new dress found @ Houston Thrift Store
Brooks Brothers striped t-shirt and JCREW skirt found while shopping Houston Thrift Stores!
Brooks Brothers striped t-shirt and JCREW skirt found while shopping Houston Thrift Stores!
Ann Taylor Suit found @ Houston Thrift Store Shop for $9.99
Ann Taylor Suit found @ Houston Thrift Store Shop for $9.99