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!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Digging for Treasure ~ Bargain Goodwill Thrift Store Shopping by the Pound

 

Digging for Treasure ~ Bargain Goodwill Thrift Store Shopping by the Pound

Let me start out by saying “Shopping by the Pound” is NOT pretty!

Merchandise is sold by the pound and you have to find it in a big pile of …. stuff.

Items are delivered to the floor in large bulk bins and I felt like I was shopping at the bottom of the barrel,

Oh yeah,  I AM and I had a blast!!!!

It wasn’t clean, by the end I was sneezing and when I left I couldn’t wait to wash my hands!  

But … it certainly was fun to find so many things once I got over the fear of “digging”.

Goodwill-by-the-Pound .... your have to dig for your treasures!

Goodwill-by-the-Pound …. your have to dig for your treasures!

I admit I was reluctant at first to get in and sort through PILES of clothing!

I admit I was reluctant at first to get in and sort through PILES of clothing!

 

First thing I pulled out was a NEW (tags still inside) Brighton Purse!   Okay ... this just got fun!

First thing I pulled out was a NEW (tags still inside) Brighton Purse! Okay … this just got fun!

You need to be willing to dig on this treasure hunt, for your bargain of 75% off of regular Goodwill Thrift Store Prices!

I would like for you to know that no matter what your budget is … you can look gorgeous and fabulous!!!!

Do not let your wallet ever limit you!

I bought a total of 21 items for $18.52!

(that includes a rolling backpack to bring stuff on airplane)

Brand NEW never worn Columbia Boots

Brand NEW never worn Columbia Boots

Brand NEW never worn SPERRY flip flop sandals

Brand NEW never worn SPERRY flip flop sandals

This Banana Republic silk dress still had $198 tags attached!

This Banana Republic silk dress still had $198 tags attached!

I loved this striped straw bag for summer!

I loved this striped straw bag for summer!

H&M Dress

H&M Dress

Raw Silk Suzi Chin dress!

Raw Silk Suzi Chin dress!

JCREW skirt

JCREW skirt

Lovely eyelet strapless dress

Lovely eyelet strapless dress

Brand NEW Jones New York Jacket with faux mink fur trim .... for mother-in-law

Brand NEW Jones New York Jacket with faux mink fur trim …. for mother-in-law

Down Vest by Eddie Bauer

Down Vest by Eddie Bauer

Brand NEW GAP silver sparkle flats

Brand NEW GAP silver sparkle flats

Silk Summer Top

Silk Summer Top

4th of July bag

4th of July bag

Summer Wedding or Mother-of-the-Bride?

Summer Wedding or Mother-of-the-Bride?

Cotton skirt

Cotton skirt

Crochet Handbag

Crochet Handbag

Sarong ~ Bathing Suit Cover-up

Sarong ~ Bathing Suit Cover-up

Ooooh Yeah .... this bad boy is going in my Halloween Costume Closet.  A Beaded Jumpsuit, Perfect for a Genie!

Ooooh Yeah …. this bad boy is going in my Halloween Costume Closet. A Beaded Jumpsuit, Perfect for a Genie!

 

Childrens Coat with faux fur trim.

Childrens Coat with faux fur trim.

 

 

This dress is not in excellent condition but would be great to use for a costume ... Add flowers to be a fairy or a princess?

This dress is not in excellent condition but would be great to use for a costume … Add flowers to be a fairy or a princess?

White Cotton Summer Dress

Adrianna Papell NEW with Tags!  Summer Dress

Another cute summer dress

Another cute summer dress

Childrens Sweater from GAP

Childrens Sweater from GAP

NEW with tags childrens t-shirt

NEW with tags childrens t-shirt

 

Baby Bedding .... Quilt & Bumper Pad

Baby Bedding …. Quilt & Bumper Pad

Toddler Dress

Toddler Dress

Childrens Overalls

Childrens Overalls

 

Another Quilt

Another Quilt

Tank Dress

Tank Dress

Strapless Dress

Strapless Dress

Woven Leather Belt .... Perfect for Houston Rodeo Time!

Woven Leather Belt …. Perfect for Houston Rodeo Time!

 

Skirt

Skirt

 

Yay!!!  This tutu will not only work for the Halloween Costume Closet but also the "Fun Run" my daughter is going to do where everyone dresses up crazy, loud and colorful!

Yay!!! This tutu will not only work for the Halloween Costume Closet but also the “Fun Run” my daughter is going to do where everyone dresses up crazy, loud and colorful!

Leather Briefcase / attache

Leather Briefcase / attache

My sister-in-law found this Brand NEW Leather Jacket with fur collar ... SCORE!   It ended up being $2.73

My sister-in-law found this Brand NEW Leather Jacket with fur collar … SCORE! It ended up being $2.73

More evening wear ...

More evening wear …

 

Black Lace Evening Gown

Black Lace Evening Gown

Pristine Winter Jacket

Pristine Winter Jacket

Plaid Pea Coat

Plaid Pea Coat

 

another Winter Jacket

another Winter Jacket …. needs to be steamed

Alpaca Capelet Sweater

Alpaca Capelet Sweater

 

As I am in line to check out I saw this Jansport rolling backpack and it was only $1 (yeah, I have alot of stuff to bring on the airplane!)

As I am in line to check out I saw this Jansport rolling backpack and it was only $1 (yeah, I have alot of stuff to bring on the airplane!)

 

 

 

Goodwill Outlet Store (by-the-pound), 5641 Rivers Ave, North Charleston, SC 29406

Goodwill Outlet Store (by-the-pound), 5641 Rivers Ave, North Charleston, SC 29406

 

 

my receipt ... $18.52 for 21 items

my receipt … $18.52 for 21 items

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Goodwill Thrift Store Shopping in Mt Pleasant, Charleston, SC

Charleston is a Beautiful city!

Charleston is a Beautiful city!

 

Goodwill Thrift Store Shopping in Mt Pleasant, Charleston, SC

Here I am on vacation in the gorgeous city of Charleston, with fantastic shopping all around me and I ask my sister-in-law to take me thrift shopping!

She has always told me how her Goodwill stores (Charleston) had better prices than mine (in Houston) and was she right!

  • Shirts  $3.99
  • Skirts  $3.99
  • Shoes   $4.99
  • Dresses   $5.99

Wow … these are bargain prices!

 

Goodwill Mt Pleasant, 1220-A Ben Sawyer Blvd, Mt Pleasant, SC

Goodwill Mt Pleasant,
1220-A Ben Sawyer Blvd,
Mt Pleasant, SC

 

Cute strapless sundress by Ann Taylor

Cute strapless sundress by Ann Taylor

 

Preppy seersucker skirt with bumble bees

Preppy seersucker skirt with bumble bees

 

Banana Republic dress .... we are going to cut off the bottom ruffle so its perfect for  one of the girls

Banana Republic dress …. we are going to cut off the bottom ruffle so its perfect for one of the girls

 

JCREW shoes ... love these!

JCREW shoes … love these!

 

Brooks Brothers Dress

Brooks Brothers Dress

 

American Eagle

American Eagle

 

Pineapples ... the symbol of Charleston

Pineapples … the symbol of Charleston

 

Gap striped shirt ... loved the tiny ruffle up the front

Gap striped shirt … loved the tiny ruffle up the front

 

Cute Cardigan

Cute Cardigan

 

Free People

Free People

 

JCREW Halter Dress

JCREW Halter Dress

 

Cute .... maybe they were donated with the JCREW dress?

Cute …. maybe they were donated with the JCREW dress?

 

Perfect Match

Perfect Match

Summer cotton skirt from The Gap

Summer cotton skirt from The Gap

Silk, fully lined from Banana Republic

Silk, fully lined from Banana Republic

 

Polo Button Up

Polo Button Up

One Shoulder Cocktail Dress

One Shoulder Cocktail Dress

Polo ... stripes!

Polo … stripes!

BCBG blouse

BCBG blouse

Summer Top

Summer Top

Boho lacy vest

Boho lacy vest

Talbots NEW dress

Talbots NEW dress

 

Seersucker Dress

Seersucker Dress

JCREW little black cocktail dress

JCREW little black cocktail dress

Cute skirt

Cute skirt

Summer skirt

Summer skirt

More stripes

More stripes

and more stripes ...

and more stripes … (brand NEW with tags)

KEDS .. New w/ tag .... going to try a Pinterest idea on these!

KEDS .. New w/ tag …. going to try a Pinterest idea on these!

Silk summer skirt

Silk summer skirt

 

 

JCREW vest

JCREW vest

Anne Klein Cover-up

Anne Klein Cover-up

Darling ivory summer dress

Darling ivory summer dress

This dress by RALPH LAUREN was made of gorgeous thick silk, cut on the bias and fully lined.  How sexy!

This dress by RALPH LAUREN was made of gorgeous thick silk, cut on the bias and fully lined. How sexy!

 

Little Black Sleeveless Dress

Little Black Sleeveless Dress

Banana Republic Linen skirt

Banana Republic Linen skirt

SEQUIN skirt!

SEQUIN skirt!

Guess

Guess

Chico's

Chico’s

POLO long sleeve t-shirt

POLO long sleeve t-shirt

Raw Silk GAP blouse

Raw Silk GAP blouse

Banana Republic navy non-iron blouse

Banana Republic navy non-iron blouse

Tommy Hilfiger

Tommy Hilfiger

Cabi sweater

Cabi sweater

Dr Scholls

Dr Scholls

wedges

wedges

Nine West

Nine West

Pink Heels

Pink Heels

Nine West NEW

Nine West NEW

Like NEW Brooks Brothers Men's White Shirt

Like NEW Brooks Brothers Men’s White Shirt

I wish I could have taken this home

I wish I could have taken this home

Now for some cooler weather clothes but still wanted to show you …

Ralph Lauren heavy jersey dress, fully lined

Ralph Lauren heavy jersey dress, fully lined

RODIER cashmere sweater

RODIER cashmere sweater

 

NEW with tag ... Suede Jacket

NEW with tag … Suede Jacket

IZOD sweater

IZOD sweater

Nordic Style Sweater

Nordic Style Sweater

 

GAP peacoat NEW with tags only $2.49 in kids section

GAP peacoat NEW with tags only $2.49 in kids section

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mt. Pleasant

  • 1220-A Ben Sawyer Blvd
  • Mt. Pleasant, SC  29464

More of Charleston Vacation and Thrifting!

More of Charleston Vacation and Thrifting!

I quickly realized that my wardrobe I had brought was entirely too warm for the weather in Charleston, SC.

The thought of spending $100, $50 or even $30 for a sundress is too much so my sister-in-law (she lives there) took me to her favorite thrift store.

Rainbow Row in Charleston with my Thrift Store Silk Dress for $5.99 This was perfect for my 3 hour walking tour! At night I wore heels and a jean jacket over it.

Rainbow Row in Charleston with my Thrift Store Silk Dress for $5.99
This was perfect for my 3 hour walking tour!
At night I wore heels and a jean jacket over it.

 

 Not only did we go to the “nice” thrift stores, she also took me to a Goodwill “by-the-pound” store!

You will not believe what I found (hint: 19 items for $18) I will post later!

 We did go all through the Historical Charleston City Market but I didn’t buy a thing .. I could not wait to go thrifting!

Historic Charleston City Market

Historic Charleston City Market

 

 

 

Historic Charleston City Market Shopping

Historic Charleston City Market Shopping

 

Shopping in Historical Charleston

Shopping in Historical Charleston

 

Charleston Sweet Grass Roses

Charleston Sweet Grass Roses

 

Great Shopping in Charleston

Great Shopping in Charleston

 

Charleston!

Charleston!

 

Oh yeah … did I mention that I am married to a total foodie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

We found this hole in the wall that was mentioned on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives!

(get the TVFOODMAPS on your phone)

After asking several locals where we should eat they kept mentioning Dixie Café, next to a gas station.

Charleston Dixie Supply Bakery & Cafe

Charleston Dixie Supply Bakery & Café

 

Dixie Supply Bakery & Cafe

62  State St.

Charleston, SC

I had one of the BEST hamburgers ever!

My hamburger had pimento cheese, a fried green tomato, bacon and the works!

My hamburger at Dixie Supply Café in Charleston

My hamburger at Dixie Supply Café in Charleston

They were completely SOLD OUT of the Tomato Pie, which is a favorite and sells out first everyday!

We went back the next day for breakfast and also got this Pecan/Bacon pie!

Believe it or not is was really good 🙂

Pecan Bacon Pie @ Dixie Supply Café in Charleston

Pecan Bacon Pie @ Dixie Supply Café in Charleston

 

 

Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives ... Guy Fieri visits classic "greasy spoon" spots

Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives … Guy Fieri visits classic “greasy spoon” spots such as Dixie Supply Bakery and Café in Charleston, SC

 

 

We spent a day on the water in Charleston!

We spent a day on the water in Charleston!

 

My nephew wake boarding in Charleston

My nephew wake boarding and doing flips, in Charleston

 

Sailboats in Charleston!

Sailboats in Charleston!

 

 

National Monument ~ Fort Sumter, Charleston, SC

National Monument ~ Fort Sumter, Charleston, SC

 

 

Porpoise in Charleston!

Porpoise in Charleston!

 

Horse Carriage Tour in Charleston ... a great overview of the city but I highly recommend a walking tour!  www.charlestonsole.com

Horse Carriage Tour in Charleston … a great overview of the city but I highly recommend a walking tour! www.charlestonsole.com

 

I highly recommend a Charleston Historical walking tour!  Brian was amazing and only $18 (plus tip ... and SOOO worth it!) www.charlestonsole.com

I highly recommend a Charleston Historical walking tour! Brian was amazing and only $18 (plus tip … and SOOO worth it!) www.charlestonsole.com

 

I will be doing 4 different thrift store reviews in Charleston over the next week.

 

 

My FAVORITE Thrift Store Find in Charleston, SC ~ Pink Peonies JCREW Style Copy!

 

My FAVORITE Thrift Store Find in Charleston, SC ~ Pink Peonies JCREW Style Copy!

I have to admit that the first fashion blog that I visit everyday is www.pinkpeonies.com, I absolutely LOVE Rachel’s style!

So imagine me finding these JCREW shoes @ Goodwill for only $5.99!

(actually my sister-in-law found them and Fortunately I have bigger feet than her!)

JCREW shoes for only $5.99 @ Goodwill ... copy cat style of pink peonies!

JCREW shoes for only $5.99 @ Goodwill … copy cat style of pink peonies!

 

JCREW shoes found at Charleston, SC Goodwill store for only $5.99

JCREW shoes found at Charleston, SC Goodwill store for only $5.99

 

These were found at:

Goodwill Thrift Store

1220-A Ben Sawyer Blvd

Mt. Pleasant, SC  29464

 

 

 

 

 

 

Charleston Vacation ~ Thrift Store Shop Style

Charleston Vacation ~ Thrift Store Shop Style

Excited to visit Charleston, SC I knew my clothing had to be Casual, Classic and Simple … yet Southern Proper Style.

Plus I am “in-between” sizes, with my weight loss I’m not yet into my skinny clothes.

(nothing better than visiting my local thrift store to find some classic pieces to take on vacation)

 

My thrift store JCREW white ruffle blouse ... Love this!!!!   $5.99

My thrift store JCREW white ruffle blouse … Love this!!!! $5.99

 

Yes .. ALWAYS LOST ... even using my phone!

Yes .. ALWAYS LOST … even using my phone!

 

A few words I would use to describe Charleston, SC:

  • Historical
  • Succession
  • Tradition
  • Food
  • Seacoast
  • Maritime

 

Charleston

Charleston

Horse Carriage Tour in Charleston, SC

Horse Carriage Tour in Charleston, SC

 

Historical Church in Charleston

Historical Church in Charleston

 

Bicycle Tours in Charleston

Bicycle Tours in Charleston

 

Charleston, SC

Charleston, SC

 

Look at this park on the waterfront in Charleston!

Look at this park on the waterfront in Charleston!

 

Thrift Store: Talbots Silk Blouse $4.99 JCREW madras plaid skirt $6.99

Thrift Store:
Talbots Silk Blouse $4.99
JCREW madras plaid skirt $6.99

 

More Charleston Historical Scenery! (thrifted silk top $4.99, thrif store JCREW skirt $6.99)

More Charleston Historical Scenery!
(thrifted silk top $4.99, thrif store JCREW skirt $6.99)

 

 

More of Charleston!

More of Charleston!

 

Gorgeous Charleston Waterfront Park!

Gorgeous Charleston Waterfront Park!

 

Charleston Historical Pineapple!

Charleston Historical Pineapple!

 

Look at this painting .. VERY CLOSELY!!!  The entire thing is made of hats!!!!

Look at this painting .. VERY CLOSELY!!! The entire thing is made of hats!!!!

 

 

And would you believe but I HAD to go thrift store shopping while in Charleston!  I was curious what kind of stores they had and what the prices were!!!  

Amazing thrift store find in Charleston … that’s all I can say and it is going to be a 3 part series

(I found that much!)