Jen and Pippa Summer Wardrobe Thrift Challenge …

Jen and Pippa Summer Wardrobe Thrift Challenge …

Jen and I set out a goal to show you how to add 26 basic items to your summer wardrobe

on a budget of under $200 (we did it with $163 by shopping at a Thrift Store!)

 We did visit a Goodwill store this week in Katy

(2401 North Freeway, Katy, TX  77444)

This is a 2 part segment …. today we are only showing the “summer challenge for under $175”.  Tomorrow will be the rest of what we found in the same store!

We walked into ONE thrift store and found 26 summer items that will help build your existing wardrobe for under $175 … actually came in at $163!

There are a lot of reasons you  might want or need to add to your chic summer wardrobe basics:

*  Have you lost weight, gained weight, need a new style, have an upcoming vacation, want to try a current trend (for a fraction of $)

 

Shelli Segal Dress for $9.99

Shelli Segal Dress for $9.99

 

Goodwill Katy Store ... JCREW eyelet dress

Goodwill Katy Store … JCREW eyelet dress

 

Katy Goodwill .. Nanette Lepore Dress for $9.99

Katy Goodwill .. Nanette Lepore Dress for $9.99

 

 

Goodwill Cabi Skirt for $6.99

Goodwill Cabi Skirt for $6.99

 

 

Ann Taylor skirt @ Katy Goodwill for $6.99

Ann Taylor skirt @ Katy Goodwill for $6.99

 

 

 

 

Houston  / Katy Ann Taylor floral skirt

Houston / Katy Ann Taylor floral skirt

 

Thrifted Skirt from David Meister

Thrifted Skirt from David Meister

 

Silk Skirt found at Thrift Store in Katy/Houston .. Banana Republic $6.99

Silk Skirt found at Thrift Store in Katy/Houston .. Banana Republic $6.99

 

 

Bebe Sequin sweater ... how cute over tank top or over sundress .. $5.99

Bebe Sequin sweater … how cute over tank top or over sundress .. $5.99

 

 

 

 

Cabi Silk Blouse, looks awesome with white pants!  $6.99

Cabi Silk Blouse, looks awesome with white pants! $6.99

 

Banana Republic Silk Blouse for $4.99

Banana Republic Silk Blouse for $4.99

 

JCREW Linen Top for $4.99

JCREW Linen Top for $4.99

 

How stunning is this sequin tank for only $4.99!

How stunning is this sequin tank for only $4.99!

 

INC beaded tank found at Houston / Katy Goodwill for $4.99

INC beaded tank found at Houston / Katy Goodwill for $4.99

 

Silk Talbots blouse for $4.99 at Katy / Houston Goodwill

Silk Talbots blouse for $4.99 at Katy / Houston Goodwill

 

 

Gorgeous TAHARI silk blouse for $4.99 @ Goodwill Houston / Katy

Gorgeous TAHARI silk blouse for $4.99 @ Goodwill Houston / Katy

 

White Linen Talbots Blouse at Goodwill for $4.99

White Linen Talbots Blouse at Goodwill for $4.99

 

Ann Taylor for $4.99 @ Goodwill

Ann Taylor for $4.99 @ Goodwill

 

Beaded Ann Taylor Tank for $4.99 @ Goodwill Houston / Katy

Beaded Ann Taylor Tank for $4.99 @ Goodwill Houston / Katy

 

Another Ann Taylor beaded top from Houston /Katy Goodwill for $4.99

Another Ann Taylor beaded top from Houston /Katy Goodwill for $4.99

 

ice tank from Goodwill for $4.99

ice tank from Goodwill for $4.99

 

ice tank from Houston / Katy Goodwill for $4.99

ice tank from Houston / Katy Goodwill for $4.99

 

Asos Blouse for $5.99

Asos Blouse for $5.99

 

Chico's NEW with tag non-iron blouse at Houston / Katy store for $5.99

Chico’s NEW with tag non-iron blouse at Houston / Katy store for $5.99

 

 

 

JCREW capri @ Houston / Katy Goodwill for $6.99

JCREW capri @ Houston / Katy Goodwill for $6.99

 

Coldwater Creek capri pant @ Houston / Katy Goodwill for $6.99

Coldwater Creek capri pant @ Houston / Katy Goodwill for $6.99

 

OK … so far here are the prices:

  • Dresses           $9.99
  • Sleeveless Tops    $4.99
  • Regular Tops    $5.99
  • Skirts              $5.99
  • Pants $5.99

 

 

Now let just push the envelope a bit and add a few pieces to help complete your summer wardrobe …

 

CUTE floral straw bag at Houston / Katy Goodwill for $3.99

CUTE floral straw bag at Houston / Katy Goodwill for $3.99

 

Brand NEW with tags Fedora Hats .. Houston Goodwill / Katy Thrift store

Brand NEW with tags Fedora Hats .. Houston Goodwill / Katy Thrift store

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Everyone NEEDS a L.B.D. (little black dress) …

  1. Everyone NEEDS a L.B.D. (little black dress) …

Imagine my surprise when I walked into San Antonio Goodwill to find a .99 Dress Clearance Sale!   At first I thought it would be a bunch of junk but as I went through every hanger I came across the BEST thing ever …  a L.B.D. (little black dress)

… AND it was Banana Republic, made of silk with a flirty skirt!

I couldn't help but twirl the "skirt" part around!

I couldn’t help but twirl the “skirt” part around!

 

My Favorite L.B.D. for only .99 at San Antonio Goodwill!

My Favorite L.B.D. for only .99 at San Antonio Goodwill!

 

 

 

 

My husband is my biggest supporter!!!!

My husband is my biggest supporter!!!!

 

This past week I were invited by FOX news to do a “Thrifting” segment …. Jen and I did a Thrifted Wedding for $97 (a wedding dress and 4 bridesmaid dresses!)  this dress was one of them.  Video link …

 

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Banana Republic and Converse Shoes … Thrift Shop Style!

Banana Republic and Converse Shoes … Thrift Shop Style!

Thrifted Banana Republic PInk Button Down Blouse for $5.99 and Thrifted Converse Tennis Shoes for $5.99

Thrifted Banana Republic PInk Button Down Blouse for $5.99 and Thrifted Converse Tennis Shoes for $5.99

 

I’m not sure … but I THINK she is jumping for JOY that she found a Banana Republice blouse that retails for $79.50 at  Houston Goodwill for only $5.99.    The skinny jeans were on sale at Old Navy … but they are soooooo cute, they were worth the money! (ha .. in thrifting language that means over $6.99)

The Converse shoes were also thrifted from Goodwill for $5.99 … similar “Chuck Out” on the Converse Website for $55 HERE

THRIFT STORE FINDS:

Banana Republic Oxford Blouse  (Houston Goodwill) ………..  $5.99

Converse Tennis Shoes (Houston Goodwill)   …………..  $5.99

 

(btw … she doesn’t like her socks to match!)

Top and tennis shoes found at a Houston Goodwill Thrift Shop

Top and tennis shoes found at a Houston Goodwill Thrift Shop

 

 

Wow .. Loving the Converse Tennis Shoes found in the boys section for only $5.99 (retail $55)

Wow .. Loving the Converse Tennis Shoes found in the boys section for only $5.99 (retail $55)

 

 

Thrifty Finds Friday: from Houston Goodwill

Thrifty Finds Friday: from Houston Goodwill

COACH, Anthropologie, Lilly Pulitzer, JCREW, Banana Republic, GAP and more …

This Anthropologie skirt is sooo cute for summer!

This Anthropologie skirt is sooo cute for summer!   ($6.99)

JCREW thrifted plaid skirt ... this will look so fabulous with a chambray shirt!

JCREW thrifted plaid skirt … this will look so fabulous with a chambray shirt!    ($6.99)

 

Lilly Pullitzer Skirt found at Goodwill

Lilly Pullitzer Skirt found at Goodwill    ($6.99)

 

JCREW tank top

JCREW tank top   ($5.99)

 

This blouse from the GAP is made of a funky cotton gauze type of fabric ..... I can't wait to wear this!

This blouse from the GAP is made of a funky cotton gauze type of fabric ….. I can’t wait to wear this!    ($5.99)

 

Darling Winter Jacket from the GAP ... love the ruffle on the hemline

Darling Winter Jacket from the GAP … love the ruffle on the hemline  ($9.99)

 

This jacket is even cute from the back!

This jacket is even cute from the back!

 

I can't wait to wear this cotton nude lace BANANA REPUBLIC skirt!

I can’t wait to wear this cotton nude lace BANANA REPUBLIC skirt!   ($6.99)

 

Coach Eye Glass case from Goodwill

Coach Eye Glass case from Goodwill     ($7.99)

 

GAP skirt brand new with tags ... I'm going to shorten this to wear with tights and boots in the winter!

GAP skirt brand new with tags … I’m going to shorten this to wear with tights and boots in the winter!   ($6.99)

 

Look at the details on the waist!

Look at the details on the waist!

 

Anthropologie skirt

Anthropologie skirt   ($6.99)

 

I normally don't buy Forever 21 at a Thrift Stop but this blouse was too pretty to pass up!

I normally don’t buy Forever 21 at a Thrift Stop but this blouse was too pretty to pass up!   ($5.99)

 

Skirt from the GAP

Skirt from the GAP   ($6.99)

 

Daughters of the Liberation  ... Anthropologie

Daughters of the Liberation … Anthropologie    ($6.99)

 

Wow ... Pen Duick Mens Waterproof Jacket!

Wow … Pen Duick Mens Waterproof Jacket!   ($9.99)

 

 

Jen and Pippa are virtual volunteers working to benefit nonprofit organizations by

helping promote thrift stores in the Houston area!

If you are not yet doing so, consider DONATING for the nonprofit organization of your choice today!

 

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REVIEW: Goodwill Thrift Store Shop, 701 Newman Drive, Austin, TX

REVIEW: Goodwill Thrift Store Shop, 701 Newman Drive, Austin, TX

 

 

My Review of the Goodwill Thrift Store on 701 Newman Drive, Austin, TX

My Review of the Goodwill Thrift Store on 701 Newman Drive, Austin, TX

I love to visit thrift stores when I am in different towns, they always vary from styles to prices.  While in Austin recently I decided to look in my phone for the closest thrift store and this Goodwill came up.   It does not have the “normal” Goodwill look and it was smaller than any other Goodwill I have seen, so I was tempted to not go in BUT ….. this little gem is FULL of amazing name brand things!

I am going to compare these prices to Houston (where I live) and everything was a few dollars more than I normally pay.  That is why I LOVE going to San Antonio Goodwill…. they are a few dollars less on everything than Houston prices!

Gorgeous Vintage Coat

Gorgeous Vintage Coat

Sooo many options to choose from!

Sooo many options to choose from!

 

Lots of cute thrifted purses

Lots of cute thrifted purses

 

This Goodwill has the best selection of boots that I have ever seen!

This Goodwill has the best selection of boots that I have ever seen!

 

More boots

More boots …. Banana Republic rain boots …. Cutest ever!

 

Fabulous deal on these boots!

Fabulous deal on these boots!

 

Banana Republic, JCrew, Leather Elbow patch sweater and cool wool/silk feminine sweater

Banana Republic, JCrew, Leather Elbow patch sweater and cool wool/silk feminine sweater

 

Zara dress, Boutique jacket with unique details, Banana Republic Dress, White House / Black Market Jacket

Zara dress, Boutique jacket with unique details, Banana Republic Dress, White House / Black Market Jacket

 

Worn one time!!! Steve Madden Heels, perfect for Prom

Worn one time!!!
Steve Madden Heels, perfect for Prom

 

 

Can you believe how many jeans they have to choose from at the Goodwill!

Can you believe how many jeans they have to choose from at the Goodwill!

 

Banana Republic from Goodwill .... retail starts at $198

Banana Republic from Goodwill …. retail starts at $198

 

Boho Hippie Style Dress

Boho Hippie Style Dress

 

 

Brand New Cole Haan Gold Ankle Strap Heels & BCBG Wedge Shoes (my fav for work because they are so comfy)

Brand New Cole Haan Gold Ankle Strap Heels & BCBG Wedge Shoes (my fav for work because they are so comfy)

 

Goodwill Cole Haan Mens Shoes ... like NEW, worn once or twice!

Goodwill Cole Haan Mens Shoes … like NEW, worn once or twice!

 

HUGE book selection at this Austin Goodwill Thrift Store

HUGE book selection at this Austin Goodwill Thrift Store

 

Cute Hat!

Cute Hat!

 

 

In LOVE with this hand painted chip & dip plate and hand made Mexican Talavera pitcher ..... Perfect to go with all my Cinco de Mayo dishes!!!!!!

In LOVE with this hand painted chip & dip plate and hand made Mexican Talavera pitcher ….. Perfect to go with all my Cinco de Mayo dishes!!!!!!

 

Candlesticks and canisters from Austin Goodwill thrift store

Candlesticks and canisters from Austin Goodwill thrift store

 

CUTEST cowboy boots!!!!    They do not fit anyone I know   :(

CUTEST cowboy boots!!!! They do not fit anyone I know 🙁

 

Handmade Italian pottery with terra-cotta base ..... I am REALLY regretting not buying these!!!!!!!!!!!!

Handmade Italian pottery with terra-cotta base ….. I am REALLY regretting not buying these!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Of course being in Austin, there was an abundance of University of Texas, UT, Longhorn clothing

Of course being in Austin, there was an abundance of University of Texas, UT, Longhorn clothing

 The Austin motto is “Keep Austin Weird” sooo when we checked out, with a HUGE, pile of stuff the checker just looked at me …. and I was waiting for her to bag it.  Finally she said “We don’t DO bags in Austin”

Hmmmmm …. nice … at least post a sign!

I get the whole “Go Green” effort, believe me … I was born in raised in Oregon and I have recycled my whole life.

(I have bags in my car that I would have brought into the store)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thrifted Copy Cat of Hello Gorgeous Blog

 Thrifted Copy Cat of Hello Gorgeous Blog

 

Hello Gorgeous Inspiration

Hello Gorgeous Inspiration

Have you seen Hello Gorgeous Blog?   She is a stylist with an outfits that are classic yet nothing short of sensational.   Click HERE to go to her blog.   I have had this outfit “pinned” on a board on Pinterest so when I found this exact stunning sweater at Goodwill for only $5.99, I was elated!  

This Banana Republic sweater is an angora wool blend and is unbelievably soft!

Thrift Shop:

  • Banana Republic Sweater (Houston Goodwill) ………………. $5.99 

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