Too Cheap Blondes featured on ABC “Stretch your Dollar”, tomorrow Nov 7th

 

We stood through a rain/lightening storm (Houston had 5 inches of rain the day we filmed) for this sale so I can’t wait to show you what we found!

  • Family Thrift Outlet
  • 12148 Gulf Freeway
  • Houston, TX

Tomorrow,  Thursday, Nov 7 @ 5:45am and 4:55pm / “ABC Stretch your Dollar” with Patricia Lopez.

Family Thrift Center Outlet store in Houston

Family Thrift Center Outlet store in Houston

I think these prices will help explain why there is a line out the door every Thursday morning.

  • Thursday:   $1.75
  • Friday:  $ 1.50
  • Saturday:   $1.25
  • Sunday:    $1.00
  • Monday:   $ .75
  • Tuesday:  $ .50
  • Wednesday:   $ .25

The race is on ….

Thrift store outlet in Houston

Thrift store outlet in Houston

You will love all the things "Too Cheap Blondes" found for ABC "Stretch your Dollar!"

You will love all the things “Too Cheap Blondes” found for ABC “Stretch your Dollar!”

 

“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!

 

 

MY NEW ADDICTION

 

MY NEW ADDICTION

I have a new problem.

Life is changing so fast and I am having to make changes that I never dreamed of …

I am waking up at 5 AM just to watch the news!

I know what you are thinking,  why in the world would I wake up to watch the news.  I do have to admit that it is good to start my day earlier , see what the weather is going to be like and even what is going on around the world, but the real reason I wake up at 5 AM every morning is to see which TV anchor or personality is wearing an outfit that Jen and I have thrifted (http://toocheapblondes.com/).  Either they are wearing something that we have helped them with or I am busy figuring out their style and thinking about what we can find them on our next thrifting adventure.   Natalie Bomke looks aaaah mazing in a $1.75 thrift store dress!

We found this gorgeous dress Natalie Bomke is wearing for only $1.75

We found this gorgeous dress Natalie Bomke is wearing for only $1.75

It makes my day to see our stuff!   I have even gotten my husband to stop watching Chita Johnson and watch the other channels where we are helping dress the anchors.  He really misses Chita …     Maybe I will get to work with her someday  🙂  He really misses her!

My husband misses watching Chita Johson, with the weather, in the mornings!

My husband misses watching Chita Johson, with the weather, in the mornings!

I never thought I would enjoy watching the news so much, but I will have to tell you that I am up on everything from Johny Manzeil to Miley Cyrus and even a little bit about Obama care.

Honestly, I never knew these news people worked so hard and I have a new appreciation for their dedication.  It is so much fun to help them do their job with style!

Natalie Bomke, FOX News anchor, wearing a stunning Banana Republic dress we found for $9.99.

Natalie Bomke, FOX News anchor, wearing a stunning Banana Republic dress we found for $9.99.

 

Patricia Lopez has bought several things we have picked out, I can't wait to see them on her!

Patricia Lopez has bought several things we have picked out, I can’t wait to see them on her!

 

Rebecca Spera, host of Mirror/Mirror, Oxygen Network (ABC) bought this incredible pink Trina Turk dress to emcee an event for Breast Cancer Awareness in October.Rebecca Spera, host of Mirror/Mirror, Oxygen Network (ABC) bought this incredible pink Trina Turk dress to emcee an event for Breast Cancer Awareness in October.

 

Rebecca Spera loves the things Jen and Pippa have found for her!

Rebecca Spera loves the things Jen and Pippa have found for her!

 

My husband misses watching Chita Johnson with the weather in the morning.

My husband misses watching Chita Johnson with the weather in the morning.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Too Cheap Blondes with ABC “Stretch your Dollar”, Fall Fashion Trends found in a Thrift Store!

 

 

 

Here we are sharing 2013 Fall Fashion Trends found in a Thrift Store with ABC,  Patricia Lopez, “Stretch your Dollar”

Here I am wearing every day neutrals with a current trendy animal print skirt.  Also added a red scaled down Karen Millen vintage handbag/purse.

Here I am wearing every day neutrals with a current trendy animal print skirt. Also added a red scaled down Karen Millen vintage handbag/purse.

Have you seen Jen and I goofing off in a thrift store????

Come say Hello!!!   Too Cheap Blondes having fun!

Come say Hello!!! Too Cheap Blondes having fun!

Please, please come and say hello!   It is such a pleasure to meet our readers!

We really have too much fun while thrifting! I will be nice and not show you Patricia Lopez trying out the Suzanne Somers “Thigh Master”!

Or Jen and I wearing silly hats.

Eeek .. I guess I am easily distracted, the camera man asked me to twirl around at a certain point and “ooooh, LOVE this “vintage inspired” vanity mirror”

I had to immediately go put it in my cart before someone else got it!   Back to modeling ….

(you would have done the same thing, don’t judge me)

 

This mirror is AWWWWsome! Vintage / Antique inspired beveled glass mirror for $7.99 @ Houston Goodwill

This mirror is AWWWWsome!
Vintage / Antique inspired beveled glass mirror for $7.99 @ Houston Goodwill

 

Jen modeling a cape / classic jacket that makes a huge statement!   Filming with ABC Patricia Lopez, "Stretch your Dollar"

Jen modeling a cape / classic jacket that makes a huge statement! Filming with ABC Patricia Lopez, “Stretch your Dollar”

Meredith with Houston Goodwill Media Relations Wearing current trends: Rocker Chic / Elizabeth & James leather jacket (Retail $500 .... $9.99 @ Goodwill) DL 1961 Jewel Tone Denim (Retail $179 ... $7.99 @ Goodwill) Angular Booties and a classic houndstooth blouse

Meredith with Houston Goodwill Media Relations
Wearing current trends:
Rocker Chic / Elizabeth & James leather jacket
(Retail $500 …. $9.99 @ Goodwill)
DL 1961 Jewel Tone Denim
(Retail $179 … $7.99 @ Goodwill)
Angular Booties and a classic houndstooth blouse

 

 

You will LOVE our fall fashion segment that will be on ABC “Stretch your Dollar” with Patricia Lopez!

(go online to view Nordstroms, Saks, Neiman Marcus, JCREW  “fall styles” to see what are the current trends …

you CAN find everything in a thrift store!)

 As always Thrift with Style ….. and Purpose!

 

Back to School Shopping @ Thrift Stores in Houston …. ABC Stretch your Dollar with Patricia Lopez

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Here it is!   Our “Back to School Shopping @ Thrift Stores” Segment in Houston …. ABC Stretch your Dollar with Patricia Lopez.

What a FUN day we had with the kids and filming!

Jen & Pippa filming with ABC "Back-to-School shopping @ Thrift Stores"

Jen & Pippa filming with ABC “Back-to-School shopping @ Houston Goodwill Thrift Stores”

Chloe's outfit: $5.99  American Eagle Blouse $5.99 New w/Tag LL Bean Sweater  $5.99 JCREW shorts Pinstripe Bag for $6.99

Chloe’s outfit:
$5.99 American Eagle Blouse
$5.99 New w/Tag LL Bean Sweater
$5.99 JCREW shorts
Pinstripe Bag for $6.99

This outfit a total of $14.99! Dress $9.99 Jacket $4.99 (we cut the sleeves off)

Victoria’s outfit a total of $14.99!
Dress $9.99
Jacket $4.99 (we cut the sleeves off)

 

Fun with the kids and WEIRD things they find!

Fun with the kids and WEIRD things they find!

Abby is wearing a top found at a thrift store for only $3.99.  She is wearing it with her own jeans and sandals.

Abby is wearing a top found at a thrift store for only $3.99. She is wearing it with her own jeans and sandals.

 

She is LOVING her adult size "Barbie" Jammies ... we bought them for her!

She is LOVING her adult size “Barbie” Jammies … YES, I really did buy them for her!

 

Awww .... sissies!Awww …. sissies!

 

Lacoste shirt $99.50 retail .... $5.99 found at Houston Goodwill Thrift Store

Lacoste shirt $99.50 retail …. $5.99 found at Houston Goodwill Thrift Store

Filming with Patricia Lopez from ABC / Stretch your Dollar!   Save money back to school shopping at thrift stores!

Filming with Patricia Lopez from ABC / Stretch your Dollar! Save money back to school shopping at thrift stores!

 

 

Dress for $9.99

Dress for $9.99

Thrift Store finds @ Goodwill Houston

Thrift Store finds @ Goodwill Houston

Brooks Brothers Polo shirt for $5.99 @ Goodwill Houston thrift store sop

Brooks Brothers Polo shirt for $5.99 @ Goodwill Houston thrift store

 

 

 

 

Back to school outfit found @ Thrift Store

Back to school outfit found @ Thrift Store

Having FUN filming our "Save Money Thrift Store Shopping Back-to-School" Segment!   with ABC, Stretch your Dollar, Patricia Lopez

Having FUN filming our “Save Money Thrift Store Shopping Back-to-School” Segment! with ABC, Stretch your Dollar, Patricia Lopez

 

 

 

Lots of work goes into doing a segment about Thrift Store shopping!

Lots of work goes into doing a segment about Thrift Store shopping!

 

 

Jen & Pippa's NEW site for things in the media ... TooCheapBlondes

Jen & Pippa’s NEW site for our combined efforts!    www.TooCheapBlondes.com

 

 

Thats a wrap ... end of the day filming with ABC at Houston Goodwill Thrift Store Shop!

Thats a wrap … end of the day filming with ABC at Houston Goodwill Thrift Store Shop!

As always, Thrift with Style!   pippa

 

 

 

Tomorrow is our “Back-to-School” Thrift Shop segment on ABC + Giveaway!

 

Tomorrow is our “Back-to-School” Thrift Shop segment on ABC + Giveaway!

August 5th on ABC / Stretch your Dollar with Patricia Lopez will air at 4:55pm.

(for those of you who can’t view the segment, I will be posting it online)

Also I will give more details tomorrow about entering a drawing for a $50 Gift Certificate to any Houston Goodwill.

Back-to-School shopping @ Houston Goodwill Store

Back-to-School shopping @ Houston Goodwill Store

 

Ha .. ha .. We have all heard this song lately "I'm gonna pop some tags ..."

MTV Style!  Ha .. ha .. We have all heard this song lately “I’m gonna pop some tags …”

 “I’m gonna pop some tags, only got $20 in my pocket” — it’s an ode to resourcefulness, to getting fabulous even when you can’t afford to touch the luxury items so often marketed through popular songs.

Macklemore Thrift Shop

Macklemore Thrift Shop

A whirlwind week of Thrifting, TV and those Ten Pounds ….

A whirlwind week of Thrifting, TV and those Ten Pounds ….

Last week I spent 5 days in New York with my daughter, 2 days in San Antonio thrift store shopping to come home to loads of laundry, catch up on life, home and work!   I wasn’t even here one day to find out that not only are Jen and I shooting several shows with ABC “Stretch your Dollar” later this week, FOX is doing 3 more shows with us in 2 weeks and Mirror/Mirror is in the planning stages for another segment!    Super excited about all of this and ready for work.   Oh yeah, TV adds 10 pounds so now I really have to lose the 10+ pounds I have been trying to get rid of for over a year!

Top of the Rock ... New York City!

Top of the Rock … New York City!

I have not forgotten about you and sharing my finds but my camera is so full of pictures I had to buy 2 more memory cards!  Now I just have to find the time to show you all of this FABULOUS shopping from the past few weeks!   Plus Jen has been on vacation so I am missing my shopping buddy but don’t worry, we are still virtually shopping together from different states.  One quick TIP:  Don’t always believe the yelp reviews of thrift stores, thrifting is objective so check it out for yourself.  See her post her about her thrift store shopping experience while on vacation HERE.

Now here might be the most ironic part of all of this … I don’t have anything to wear for the TV appearances!   I know I show you all of these fabulous name brand clothing but most of the time I buy casual everyday things, plus I always think  “I don’t need that, I don’t have anywhere to wear that to” or its not my size.  Well now I do have several events and I have been shopping like crazy the past few days to find something!

This was the first store I went to and I found a few things for me but as ALWAYS I have found a ton of awesome things that won’t work but I just have to show you!

(ps.  thank you for coming up and saying hello to me at thrift stores, its always fun to meet people who read the blog!)

This was one of my favorites  .... Adrianna Papell with embellished collar

This was one of my favorites …. Adrianna Papell with embellished collar

Another top pick for TV, this is a great color but need to get it taken in a bit.  Eliza J dress from Nordstrom

Another top pick for TV, this is a great color but need to get it taken in a bit. Eliza J dress from Nordstrom

Tweed Dress ... another great choice

Tweed Dress … another great choice

 

 

OK ….. now here is all the rest of the fun stuff I left in the store ….

Suzi Chin Dress

Suzi Chin Dress

JCREW ... $239 online

JCREW … $239 online

Elizabeth & James shoes

Elizabeth & James shoes … retails $350

Similar to Proenza Schouler for $805

Similar to Proenza Schouler for $805

Max Studio Sundress ... actually I did buy this and I have worn it several times, LOVE it!

Max Studio Sundress … actually I did buy this and I have worn it several times, LOVE it!  (casual everyday dress not for TV)

 

Black Rainn Dress ... how Cute is this!!!!!

Black Rainn Dress … how Cute is this!!!!!

Gap navy eyelet dress .... I think the thrift version is even cuter than what is currently being sold!

Gap navy eyelet dress …. I think the thrift version is even cuter than what is currently being sold!

Floral Summer Dress

Floral Summer Dress

NEW with Tags!  Joseph Ribkoff dress

NEW with Tags! Joseph Ribkoff dress

Joseph Ribkoff

Joseph Ribkoff

Fab color!

Fab color!

Calvin Klein Dress

Calvin Klein Dress

Berek Jacket with tulle trim

Berek Jacket with tulle trim

Badgley Mischka Jacket!

Badgley Mischka Jacket!

Banana Republic Wrap Dress with ruffles!

Banana Republic Wrap Dress with ruffles!

 

I will keep you posted as to when the segments will air and if you are not local I will post links to the programs!    pippa