I got to “Shop Jens Closet”!

I got to “Shop Jens Closet”!

I have a TV interview in San Antonio tomorrow and I know that I want to wear this leather skirt with tights and booties.   Here in Texas we still have temperatures in the low 90’s so I need wear something cooler on the top.   I wasn’t crazy about any of the blouses or tops with my skirt so guess what I did … I asked Jen “can I borrow something from your closet?”.    She has a fabulous, amazing thrifted closet, almost 99% is from a thrift store!

 

Shop Jens Closet is almost 99% thrifted!

Shop Jens Closet is almost 99% thrifted!

Which outfit should I wear?   Let me know …

Which outfit should I wear?   The jacket or the blouse

Which outfit should I wear? The jacket or the blouse

 

Yippeee, we finally got business cards!

 

Too Cheap Blondes business cards

Too Cheap Blondes business cards 

Click on these links for more information about Jen:

Shop Jens Closet / Too Cheap Blondes

 

As always, Thrift with Style!

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’s 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!

Too Cheap Blondes have a fun day of thrifting!

Too Cheap Blondes have a fun day of Thrifting!

What started out as a slow day of thrifting, for Jen and I, quickly turned into some items we were both thrilled to find.

I Love, Love, Love to decorate for Christmas and I go all out so when I found this gold reindeer, for only $12.99, that lights up I was thrilled!

Christmas @ a Thrift Store

Christmas @ a Thrift Store

Jen found this gorgeous vintage, crewel chair by Mary Webb for $40!

Crewel Mary Webb chair for $40 @ Houston Goodwill

Crewel Mary Webb chair for $40 @ Houston Goodwill

Exquisite hand embroidered details ….

The hand embroidered details are stunning!

The hand embroidered details are stunning!

 

To see more details about our Christmas buys click HERE and more information about this Mary Webb chair click HERE.

As always, Thrift with Style!

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Mother’s Love

A MOTHER’S LOVE

Both Jen and I (of TooCheapBlondes) are mothers and we are blessed with mothers that love us very much.  Maybe a little too much.  You know how mothers say the darndest things or better yet no one says it better than mom.

Our moms have become our biggest supporters.  With this comes a little leeway to give us motherly advice.  I am all for getting help from wherever we can, but the timing is challenging sometimes.

When your mom tells you your hair might be a little too blonde an hour before you go on TV, the only thing you can say is “REALLY Mom”.  Jen’s mom suggested she wear more makeup, “you look a little washed out”.

My hair is darker and she has on more make up! :)

We listened to our mothers … my hair is darker and she has on more make up! 🙂

Now I know how the girls on tiarras and crowns feel.  Not that I am Honey Boo Boo or that I am saying my mom is anything like Honey Boo Boo’s mom, but I think we as moms struggle with saying the right thing and finding the perfect way to show support to our daughters.

We always mean well, but it is a struggle to not get in the middle of things sometimes.  My thirteen year old has me walk behind her so I don’t embarrass her and my nineteen year old text me all day trying to get me to come see her at college.  Every age has its issues between a mother and her daughter, I am just appreciative that my mom is such a big part of my life.

Here I am with my mom.  I am holding up a necklace that she had remade from a few of my Nana and her necklaces.  I LOVE this, it is so special to me!!!!

Here I am with my mom. I am holding up a necklace that she had remade this from a few necklaces that belonged to my Nana and one of her own.   I LOVE this, it is so special to me!!!!

So when you want to give that opinion, make that little comment, or share that constructive criticism, remember it is easier to give than receive.

Is this something that you ever struggle with?

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!

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Emporio Armani, Cole Haan, Betsey Johnson and More finds this week @ Goodwill Thrift Store in Houston

 Emporio Armani, Cole Haan, Betsey Johnson and More finds this week @ Goodwill Thrift Store in Houston

Looking through the Neiman Marcus Fall Trends for 2013 HERE we discovered that several of these items were wardrobe essentials!

  • Red: The new neutral
  • Boys Town :  Menswear inspired fashion for women
Emporio Armani Dress .... Aaah Mazing!

Emporio Armani Dress …. Aaah Mazing!

 

JCREW boyfriend cardigan @ 95% off retail price!!!

JCREW boyfriend cardigan @ 95% off retail price!!!

This Brooks Brothers Blouse  has become one of my favorites!  It fits perfect, doesn't wrinkle and a great classic piece for any wardrobe.

This Brooks Brothers Blouse has become one of my favorites! It fits perfect, doesn’t wrinkle and a great classic piece for any wardrobe.

Cole Haan woven purse @ Goodwill Thrift Store

Cole Haan woven purse @ Goodwill Thrift Store

 

Anthropologie mohair blend sweater

Anthropologie mohair blend sweater

Bill Levkoff Evening Gown for $9.99!!!  @ Houston Goodwill Thrift Store

Bill Levkoff Evening Gown for $9.99!!! @ Houston Goodwill Thrift Store

Betsey Johnson Dress

Betsey Johnson Dress

A timeless black dress from Harods for $9.99

A timeless black dress from Harolds for $9.99  (filming with Mirror/Mirror)

 

Behnaz Sarafpour dress ... this would be perfect Homecoming!  ($9.99)

Behnaz Sarafpour dress … this would be perfect Homecoming! ($9.99)

 

Louis Feraud classic jacket for $9.99

Louis Feraud classic jacket for $9.99

Set of bowls from Pier 1 @ Houston Goodwill

Set of bowls from Pier 1 @ Houston Goodwill

Cubist Animals from Houston Goodwill ....  Anyone have any more information about these?

Cubist Animals from Houston Goodwill …. Anyone have any more information about these?

Tommy Hilfiger kids boots

Tommy Hilfiger kids boots

 

 As always Thrift with Style … and Purpose!

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