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

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big bang halloween

creative halloween blog

Be sure and check out Assistance League Facebook page HERE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ST JOHN, Stuart Weitzman, Diane Von Furstenberg @ Assistance League of Conroe!

ST JOHN, Stuart Weitzman, Diane Von Furstenberg @ Assistance League of Conroe!

I love to drop into a thrift store to find treasures, even if I don’t buy anything … It is just fun!

(plus shopping at Assistance League helps local community programs)

ST JOHN COLLECTION jacket found for $15 @ Conroe Assistance League

ST JOHN COLLECTION jacket found for $15 @ Conroe Assistance League

 

Stuart Weitzman for $12 @ Conroe Assistance League

Stuart Weitzman for $12 @ Conroe Assistance League

 

Darling silk Diane Von Furstenberg dress for $10

Darling silk Diane Von Furstenberg dress for $10

 

Cute woven purse with leather details for $12 @ Conroe Assistance League

Cute woven purse with leather details for $12 @ Conroe Assistance League

 

Vintage Maxi Dress for $7 @ Conroe Assistance League

Vintage Maxi Dress for $7 @ Conroe Assistance League

 

2 curtain panels for $10 @ Conroe Assistance League

2 curtain panels for $10 @ Conroe Assistance League

 

 

Look for the blue tags this week ... they are 50% off

Look for the blue tags this week … they are 50% off

 

Be sure and sign up for their weekly sales HERE

 

Assistance League of Montgomery County

126 North San Jacinto Street

Conroe, Texas 77301

 

Phone: 936-760-1151

 Community Programs:

Caring and Sharing

 

Conroe Assistance League Style Show

 

I was recently invited to take pictures of a Fashion/Style Show @ Conroe Assistance League.  Of course I love to promote charities in my community that have helped over 4000 children in Montgomery County this past year (with Operation School Bell) but this show had a special place in my heart … my Mother-in-law was a model!

 

Conroe Assistance League Fashion / Style show

Conroe Assistance League Fashion / Style show

 

 

Assistance League does an incredible job of putting on a fashion/style show for organizations in our community.   This particular one was for MCABW, Montgomery County Association of Business Women.  Link HERE

Conroe Assistance League Fashion Show for mcabw

Conroe Assistance League Fashion Show for mcabw

 

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Assistance League in Conroe Voted “Best Place to Buy Clothing in Montgomery County TX 2012″ and “2013”

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“During the chapter’s last fiscal year, the volunteers of Assistance League gave over 45,500 hours of their time to benefit more than 48,250 residents and nearly $360,000 was spent to assist children, seniors, and others in need in Montgomery County.   Since its inception in 1985, Assistance League has raised and spent over $3 million dollars to meet the needs of the community.”

Assistance League

Assistance League

Oh yes, I absolutely do my part in BUYING/DONATING to help contribute to Operation School Bell in Montgomery County!   This is also why I share with you what I think is fabulous … I can’t buy it all 🙂

 

Location

126 North San Jacinto Street Conroe, Texas 77301

Phone Numbers

Phone:  936-760-1151 Fax:  936-760-1191

Hours

Hours:  10 a.m. – 3 p.m, Tuesday through Saturday

Dishes, Dishes and More Dishes at Conroe Assistance League

Dishes, Dishes and More Dishes at Conroe Assistance League

I know, I know … I have a terrible addiction to …. DISHES!!!!!!!!!

I just went to an “After Hours” preview at Conroe Assistance League and behold there was this table of gorgeous pink and white plates from Portugal!

Gorgeous plates from Portugal at Conroe Assistance League!

Gorgeous plates from Portugal at Conroe Assistance League!

 

Seriously, I spent the entire event talking myself out of buying these plates!  First of all pink is my favorite color in the entire world.  It might be pure torture for everyone else in the family if I serve them food on a pink plate but I would be in heaven!  Plus I think the white plates are absolutely divine and I want them also … I know, I know … I told you I have a problem with dishes!

pink thrift store plates assistance league

 

I found this picture of pink dishes on Pinterest!

I found this similar picture of pink dishes on Pinterest!

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I found a similar picture on Pinterest

I found a similar picture on Pinterest

 

 

 

 

I did buy a set of pristine, crystal water goblets for only $35!

 

Crystal Water Goblets from Conroe Assistance League

Crystal Water Goblets from Conroe Assistance League

 

There was also a huge set of  105 “Cloisonne” style dishes for ONLY $115!

Huge set of 105 dishes for only $115!

Huge set of 105 dishes for only $115!

 

What a great price for this entire set!!!

What a great price for this entire set!!!

 

By the way … the dishes are still there!  I even called today to check, they are absolutely GORGEOUS and if you buy them please send me a picture of how you use them!

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

The Woodlands Waterway Village Retirement Living and Conroe Montgomery County Assistance League Fashion Style Show

The Woodlands Waterway Village Retirement Living and Conroe Montgomery County Assistance League

work together to bring you an AMAZING Fall Fashion Style Show!

(everything that was modeled here was also sold after the show)

Imagine a Fashion Show coming to your doorstep!

Lets make it even better … a THRIFT STORE style show … Most people would LOVE to sit in on a runway event like this!!!

Jen and I work very hard every week to show you thrift store deals, recently featured on ABC “Stretch your Dollar”, FOX 26 Houston News and “Mirror/Mirror” and we seem to always get comments “we never find those kind of deals in a thrift store”

(sshhhhhhh, we will keep it our secret that this is all brought to you! or we might end up with 1000’s of people from all over Houston coming to find these deals!)

 

Margi is modeling a casual fun look with items priced from $5-$12

Margi is modeling a casual fun look with items priced from $5-$12

 

Betty is wearing a sassy little  "animal print" dress that is priced at only $15!  Animal print is quite on trend with Saks, Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom this fall!

Betty is wearing a sassy little “animal print” dress that is priced at only $15! Animal print is quite on trend with Saks, Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom this fall!

 

Black and White is always on trend ... every single season!   This classic look paired with ruffles and lace creates a feminine look women love to wear!

Black and White is always on trend … every single season! This classic look paired with ruffles and lace creates a feminine look women love to wear!

 

Quilted jacket of gold & black, black slacks and jewelry ... all appropriate for Houston events such as the Hobby Center!  Priced from $3-16 each item

Quilted jacket of gold & black, black slacks and jewelry … all appropriate for Houston events such as the Hobby Center! Priced from $3-16 each item

 

From the look on every woman in this picture, it doesn't matter the age, we all love a twirly feminine dress!  (thrifted is even better!)

From the look on every woman in this picture, it doesn’t matter the age, we all love a twirly feminine dress! (thrifted is even better!)

Patty is wearing a darling strapless dress for only $15, the shoes are $14

Patty is wearing a darling strapless dress for only $15, the shoes are $14

 

Combining classic pieces and a hint of color makes Carolyn's outfit of chocolate and turquoise so on trend!  Every item she is wearing is priced from $2 - $14 each

Combining classic pieces and a hint of color makes Carolyn’s outfit of chocolate and turquoise so on trend! Every item she is wearing is priced anywhere from $2 – $14 each

 

 

Ooooh ... aaagh ... I think every woman loves a beaded handbag!  Plus a ST JOHN beaded tank?

Ooooh … aaagh … I think every woman loves a beaded handbag! Plus a ST JOHN beaded tank!

Look at this AMAZING hand embroidered animal print silk jacket!!!!

Look at this AMAZING hand embroidered animal print silk jacket!!!!

Holiday Parties are right around the corner ... find items in advance!

Holiday Parties are right around the corner … shop for items in advance!

 

More amazing fall trend fashions for pennies on the dollar!

More amazing fall trend fashions for pennies on the dollar!

Animal Print ... always in style (includes a matching shawl)

Animal Print … always in style (includes a matching shawl)

Cardigan sets are always classic, Animal print ... right on trend ... Tory Burch flats!!!!

Cardigan sets are always classic, Animal print … right on trend … Tory Burch flats!!!!

 

Thank you Patty for modeling this stunning Banana Republic Wool skirt  and cardigan sweater set!

Thank you Patty for modeling this stunning Banana Republic Wool skirt and cardigan sweater set!

 

 

These fashions shows are ALOT of fun!  Bringing you great deals and also benefiting the community!

These fashions shows are ALOT of fun! Bringing you great deals and also benefiting the community!

Programs offered by Conroe / Montgomery County Assistance League

Programs offered by Conroe / Montgomery County Assistance League

 

A hint of animal plaint takes this outfit right into 2013 fall trends!

A hint of animal plaint takes this outfit right into 2013 fall trends!

Shopping after the style show ... YES PLEASE!!!!

Shopping after the style show …

High end items

High end items

 

Racks and racks of gorgeous clothing for pennies on the dollar!

Racks and racks of gorgeous clothing for pennies on the dollar!

My find of the day .... I saw one of the models wear these Tory Burch flats on the runway and I couldn't wait get to the back fast enough to buy these!

My find of the day …. I saw one of the models wear these Tory Burch flats on the runway and I couldn’t wait get to the portable boutique fast enough to buy these!

 

Montgomery County Conroe Assistance League was voted #1 Thrift Store in Conroe!

126 North San Jacinto Street

Conroe, Texas

The BEST part about shopping at Conroe Assistance League is that From June 2012 through May 2013, Operation School Bell provided clothing and shoe vouchers to 4,244 students in the six Montgomery County independent school districts and Met Head Start programs.

What is your Favorite item from a Thrift Store? Tory Burch, Reva flats @ Conroe Assistance League

"Reva" Tory Burch flats for $20 @ Conroe Assistance League

“Reva” Tory Burch flats for $20 @ Conroe Assistance League

Tory Burch “REVA” Flats ~ from Conroe Assistance League Thrift Store Shop for $20!

I know, I know … “I have NEVER found Tory Burch flats in a Thrift Store!” … ME EITHER, and that is why I was so excited about these shoes!!!!

I would love to hear some of your favorite things that you have found at a thrift store?  

$20 @ Conroe Assistance League .... LOVE these shoes!!!!

$20 @ Conroe Assistance League …. LOVE these shoes!!!!

 

(Definitely more than I would normally spend on thrift shoes BUT a lot less than the $235.00 sticker price of these shoes!)

 Next week I will share a style show that “Assistance League” did in The Woodlands!

Montgomery County Assistance League, in Conroe, has been voted the #1 Thrift Store in Conroe!!! 

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

 

Only a few more weeks of summer with the Kids, go to a Thrift Store, Have FUN, Be Creative!

A few more weeks of summer … Go to a Thrift Store!!!!!!!!

I know we have a few more weeks of summer.  We all started out with grand plans with our kids but now we are to the point where we are looking for anything to keep them occupied!

Why not head to a Thrift Store and you will be Amazed at how much FUN you will have with them!

  • Come up with an idea, plan or treasure hunt!
  • Create a scavenger hunt!
  • (maybe even a budget)?
  • Find a Family Game…
  • Books
  • Recipes
  • Crafts .. paint a weird piece of pottery!
  • You never know what you will find but I can assure you its a Treasure Hunt!
  • (maybe they will find a thing or two for Back-to-School Shopping!)

 

Look at all the frames at a Thrift Store!  .99 and up Paint Them! Embellish Them! Glue stuff on Them!

Frames at Goodwill San Antonio Thrift Store! .99 and up
Paint Them!
Embellish Them!
Glue stuff on Them!

 

Go look at the books ….

 

Look at all the books at a Thrift Store!

Books at a Thrift Store, Family Thrift Center!

Book Store in Conroe @ Assistance League

Book Store in Conroe @ Assistance League

 

Fun Road Trip Games @ Houston Thrift Store

Fun Road Trip Games @ Houston Thrift Store

My daughter couldn't put this book down ... it was full of all kinds of experiments!

My daughter couldn’t put this book down … it was full of all kinds of experiments!

 

 

Tons of New Games to Try ….

Goodwill in Houston .... TRY all kinds of games prices $2.99 and up!

Goodwill in Houston …. TRY all kinds of games prices $2.99 and up!

 

Try Cooking with your kids ….

Kids Cookbook @ Thrift Store ... Easy and Fun recipes!   My 13 year old and I did a few together!

Kids Cookbook @ Thrift Store … Easy and Fun recipes! My 13 year old and I did a few together!

 

We just got this "Circus Animal" waffle maker ... can't wait to try this out!

We just got this “Circus Animal” waffle maker … can’t wait to try this out!

Puzzles ….

 

 

Puzzles @ a Thrift Store

Puzzles @ a Thrift Store

You never know what type of unique things you will find in a Thrift Store!

Houston thrift store

Houston thrift store

 

Painting / craft table @ Conroe Assistance League

Painting / craft table @ Conroe Assistance League

 

 

A fun toy box with a chalk board!

A fun toy box with a chalk board!

You find all kinds of stuff at Thrift Stores!

You find all kinds of stuff at Thrift Stores!

 

 

Conroe Assistance League ... tunnel for kids

Conroe Assistance League … tunnel for kids

Fun craft table @ Conroe Assistance League

Fun craft table @ Conroe Assistance League

Hmmmm weird alien figure

Hmmmm weird alien figure

 

Have FUN !!!!   We only have a few more weeks … you will be amazed at what they find!

 

 

 

 

Summer Thrift Store Shopping Adventure in Conroe ~ Assistance League and Goodwill

Summer Thrift Store Shopping Adventure in Conroe ~ Assistance League and Goodwill

I love it when my kids ask to go thrift shopping with me!    We always have the best time together with lots and lots of laughs!

They find a few things that they will wear, some silly gifts for friends, Halloween costumes, books for summer reading and more!

We started out at Assistance League Thrift Store in Conroe ….

Every week there are different sales

Every week there are different sales

Montgomery County Assistance League Thrift Store Shopping in Conroe, TX

Montgomery County Assistance League Thrift Store Shopping in Conroe, TX

Look at this AWESOME Levi's Jean Jacket ... we are going to cut the sleeves off, leave raw & unfinished!  only $4

Look at this AWESOME Levi’s Jean Jacket … we are going to cut the sleeves off, raw & unfinished! only $4

 

I asked the girls to find a book to read over the summer (NO more over-due Library fees!)

I asked the girls to find a book to read over the summer (NO more over-due Library fees!)

UGGGGHHH ...... she found a book .... this girl loves to mess with me!  :)

“Mom, I found a book” …. this girl loves to mess with me! 🙂

Isn't this the cutest little summer top for only $3

Isn’t this the cutest little summer top for only $3

 

 

They picked out this top for little sis ... $3

They picked out this top for little sis … $3

Another cute top at Assistance League for $3

Another cute top at Assistance League for $3

 

A special gift for a friend ....

A special gift for a friend ….

She thinks that sometimes my taste is so bad that I might pick these out for her!

She thinks that sometimes my taste is so bad that I would probably pick these out for her!

 

Assistance League of Conroe

Assistance League of Conroe

Nautical Dress from Assistance League

Nautical Dress from Assistance League

Summer Floral Dress

Summer Floral Dress

Kids Art Table

Kids Art Table

Desperate Housewives Game from Assistance League in Conroe

Desperate Housewives Game from Assistance League in Conroe

 

After Assistance League we went to Goodwill Conroe (the 2 stores about one mile apart)  …. they found several costumes ….

Twister Dress

Twister Dress

Guess what she is going to be this year????

Guess what she is going to be this year????

Oh yeah ... even Dude gets a costume.   He isn't enjoying his sequined Merman outfit ... ha ha ha

Oh yeah … even Dude gets a costume. He isn’t enjoying his sequined Merman outfit … ha ha ha

Conroe Goodwill

Summer Camp for $4.99

 

We had such a wonderful day together!!!  The only thing that would have made it better is if all the girls could have joined us.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Mayor says: Official “Assistance League Day” in Conroe Texas

The Mayor says: Official “Assistance League Day” in Conroe Texas

Kay Richards, President-Elect, of Conroe Assistance League invited me to come to a networking event at their Conroe store last night and meet some wonderful women from all over Texas!

The current Mayor of Conroe, Webb Melder was there to proclaim the day “Official Assistance League Day” in the city of Conroe, Texas!    Honoring them for everything that they do in the community.

 

Anne Neish (National Assistance League President), Webb Melder (Mayor of Conroe),  Kay Richards (President-Elect Conroe Assistance League)

Anne Neish (National Assistance League President), Webb Melder (Mayor of Conroe), Kay Richards (President-Elect Conroe Assistance League)

 

 

"Official Assistance League Day" in Conroe, TX with Mayor Webb Melder

“Official Assistance League Day” in Conroe, TX with Mayor Webb Melder

I also had the honor of meeting Anne Neish, the National President of Assistance League.

Anne Neish, National President of Assistance League and Pippa

Anne Neish, National President of Assistance League and Pippa

 

 

The ladies had been in business meetings all day but were able to end the evening with shopping and some delicious Texas BBQ!

Assistance League of Conroe

Assistance League of Conroe

 

Shopping at Assistance League of Conroe

Shopping at Assistance League of Conroe

 

Buying!

Buying!

 

Shopping at Conroe Assistance League

Shopping at Conroe Assistance League

 

Ending the day with shopping!

Ending the day with shopping!

 

Texas Style BBQ at Conroe Assistance League

Texas Style BBQ at Conroe Assistance League

 

 

 

Here are some of my favorite picks from the night.

LOVING this crochet maxi skirt .... (I would probably wear another top)

LOVING this crochet maxi skirt …. (I would probably wear another top)

 

 

Kenneth Cole Dress .. Brand New with tags

Kenneth Cole Dress .. Brand New with tags

 

Suzi Chin Dress

Suzi Chin Dress

 

Couture Dress, very cute!

Couture Dress, very cute!

 

Puma Skort, new with tags

Puma Skort, new with tags

 

Mike Benet Dress ... a vintage designer

Mike Benet Dress … a vintage designer

 

Banana Republic Silk Abstract Dress

Banana Republic Silk Abstract Dress

 

 

 

I got so warm in what I was wearing I ended up buying this Cabi top to finish out the evening!

Cabi: The "gather" blouse is part of the 2013 collection

Cabi: The “gather” blouse is part of the 2013 collection