Official Mac Lennan Tartan Pendleton Plaid for a quarter!

Official Mac Lennan Tartan Pendleton Plaid for a quarter!

Jen and I (Too Cheap Blondes) filmed a segment yesterday @ Family Thrift OUTLET store … Every single item in the store was only .25   (this will air on ABC / Stretch your Dollar  December 10th 4:55PM)

I found a Pendleton Wool skirt and not sure if it was worth keeping I tossed it in the cart.   Before we film, we decide what is camera worthy.  As I hung the skirt up on our clothes rack, adjusting it just right on the hanger, I realized that this skirt was the official Mac Lennan plaid!   Have you seen my three little McLennans????

 

My three little McLennans!

My three little McLennans!

 

Now keep in mind that a plaid Pendleton skirt retails for $179 so finding this skirt for .25 is AWESOME but that it is the official McLennan Scottish plaid makes me soooo happy!

Pendleton Wool skirt for .25 @ Family Thrift OUTLET store

Pendleton Wool skirt for .25 @ Family Thrift OUTLET store

 

Official Mac Lennan Tartan plaid

Official Mac Lennan Tartan plaid

 

I realize that my kids will not wear a long, plaid skirt but I am going to have pillows made for each of them!

Here are some ideas that I found ….

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Houston FOX26 News, Thursday, Nov 14th / 8am … “Shopping for Holiday Attire in a Thrift Store”

FOX26 News, Thursday, November 14th @ 8am …“Shopping for Holiday Attire in a Thrift Store”

FOX26 Houston News segment with Rita Garcia ... shopping for Holiday Attire!

FOX26 Houston News segment with Rita Garcia … shopping for Holiday Attire!

Rita Garcia wore an incredible vintage beaded dress!  The dresses were high end designers, a few with original tags!

Our best piece of advice is to shop early to get the best selection.

Tune in tomorrow and if you don’t get a chance to see it, we will post a link.

Jen & Pippa

Jen and Pippa find Burberry, JCREW, Chico’s and Eddie Bauer for only $1.75 each per item???

 

Burberry, JCREW, Kim Kardashian Cape, Eddie Bauer, Chico’s, all for $1.75 each @ Family Thrift Outlet

We always have to share our finds, I will admit I don’t know why we didn’t buy ALL of these items.  It would have been a total of $8.75 to buy all 5 of these things!

 

JCREW velvet jacket, retails for $178 ... $1.75 @ Family Thrift Outlet

JCREW velvet jacket, retails for $178 … $1.75 @ Family Thrift Outlet

Burberry for $1.75

Burberry for $1.75

Houndstooth cape for $1.75

Houndstooth cape for $1.75

Chico's Jacket for $1.75

Chico’s Jacket for $1.75

Eddie Bauer Jacket retails $109.99 ... $1.75 @ Family Thrift Outlet

Eddie Bauer Jacket retails $109.99 … $1.75 @ Family Thrift Outlet

 

 

Jen and I shopped at FAMILY THRIFT OUTLET store (in Houston).

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

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!”

 

What the Mannequin wore for Halloween …

My mannequin wore a sexy witch costume but the poster covered up her sexy skirt :)

My mannequin wore a sexy witch costume but the poster covered up her sexy skirt 🙂

What the Mannequin wore for Halloween … Sorry I left you hanging 🙂

I needed a break from blogging for a few days and forgot to post the mannequin!  So sorry but thank you for all the messages.

She was a sexy witch this year and unfortunately the poster is covering up her skirt 🙂

I did have a little boy lift up her dress to see what was underneath it and then of course the dad had to follow suit.

 

What will the Mannequin wear this year for Halloween?

What will the Mannequin wear this year for Halloween?

Every year we host the neighborhood Halloween party and to remind everyone, my mannequin dresses up as she holds a sign.

Of course all of her outfits are found at a thrift store.

I didn’t really think it was that big of deal until last year I had at least 30 cars (that I saw) stop by our front yard, roll down their car window and take a picture with their phone.  I am surprised she didn’t go viral!

The funny thing is that I have had neighbors that I have never met, ask me if I am dressing up my mannequin this year.

A few months ago, while thrifting, I found her costume for this year.   Can’t wait to show you!!!! (on Halloween)

 

Rita Garcia, with FOX26 Houston News, wore the witch outfit for one of our segments and I have to say she looks STUNNING!!!

Rita Garcia, with FOX26 Houston News, wore the witch outfit for one of our segments and I have to say she looks STUNNING!!!

She got a ton more attention wearing this red devil outfit!

She got a ton of attention wearing this red devil outfit!

 

As always, Thrift with Style!

 

How have I lived in Houston over 10 years and NOT heard of the oldest (and largest) Rummage Sale?

How have I lived in Houston over 10 years and NOT heard of the oldest (and largest) Rummage Sale?

What is this … a conspiracy to keep Pippa away from a good sale?   Has everyone been keeping this to themselves?   Did YOU also not know about this awesome sale???

Houston’s Oldest Rummage Sale “Annual Pink Elephant Sale” by River Oaks Garden Club

Bayou City Event Center
9401 Knight Road
Houston, TX 77045

Located just south of Downtown and the Texas Medical Center
There are approximately 700 surface parking spaces available at no charge.

I did a full review over at TooCheapBlondes click HERE,   here are a few pictures.

River Oaks Garden Club "Pink Elephant" sale ... Houston's oldest rummage sale!

River Oaks Garden Club “Pink Elephant” sale … Houston’s oldest rummage sale!

 

Pink Elephant Rummage Sale is held at the Houston Bayou City Event Center

Pink Elephant Rummage Sale is held at the Houston Bayou City Event Center

 

Here is Jen shopping the Boutique section!

Here is Jen shopping the Boutique section!

Here is a darling Tory Burch skirt we found for $16

Here is a darling Tory Burch skirt we found for $16

Hey … Next time you hear of a great event please share the love!!!  🙂   pippa

 

 

 

How to Shop a Thrift Store for a Current Trend!

 

Looking through magazines and Pinterest will inspire you to find new trends at a Thrift Store!

Looking through magazines and Pinterest will inspire you to find new trends at a Thrift Store!

 

Here a very informative blog by TooCheapBlondes about how shop a thrift store for current trends, using InStyle Magazine.

Click HERE to read the whole article.

As always thrift with style!

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I am becoming SOOOO CHEAP! Houston Cheapest Thrift Blogger!

I am becoming SOOOO CHEAP!  Houston’s Cheapest Thrift Blogger.

Ok .. Maybe all of this thrifting is becoming a lifestyle.

Too Cheap Blondes have recently been named the Queen (s) of Thrifting!

Too Cheap Blondes have recently been named the Queen (s) of Thrifting!

The same as a “healthy” lifestyle …. exercising and choosing to eat better foods, we all know diets do not work.

It is becoming hard to pay retail for anything!   (Hotel, cheap gas, outlet malls, groceries, etc …)  I went grocery shopping this morning @ Kroger and they were marking down the meat … I stayed there until they finished labeling them and bought all of it.

Lots of turkey and some filet mignon!  My freezer is full :)

Lots of turkey and some filet mignon! My freezer is full 🙂

WHAT is wrong with me????    I guess CHEAP is becoming a way of life!

I left Kroger Grocery Store, with my marked down meat, feeling just as good as when I leave a Thrift Store!

 

I am a Real Housewife

 

 

The Real Housewives shows are my favorite, my guilty pleasure! 

They are so mean to each other, I can’t ever imagine having conversations like that, its just fun to watch.

The past few weeks have been quite busy with all of the filming.   It got me to thinking I am a “Real Housewife” and I am on TV.   I guess I just pictured being a Real Housewife to be a little more glamorous, but I have the title “The Queen of Thrifting” … so I am one of the “Too Cheapest Housewives in Houston” that just happens to be blonde.   (Jen and Pippa, www.TooCheapBlondes.com)

Too Cheap Blondes, Jen and Pippa, trying to film but getting distracted by being in a thrift store, its hard to not shop!

Too Cheap Blondes, Jen and Pippa, trying to film but getting distracted by being in a thrift store, its hard to not shop!

This was a big week for the most famous housewife, Bethenny Frankel, as her talk show made its debut!    I am very excited for her.   She gives advice on life, romance, health, weight loss, and fashion.

Bethenny Frankel, previously from the Real Housewives, has a talk show!

Bethenny Frankel, previously from the Real Housewives, has a talk show!

As happy as I am for the Real Housewife star, I am very happy for the opportunities being presented to Jen and I, and the doors that are opening for TooCheapBlondes.  I can’t be any happier for what is happening and what is coming up.  I really think I am helping make a difference in so many people’s lives.  I know I don’t have a talk show, but stay tuned.  Sooner or later, I am sure there will be some advice on life, romance, health, weight loss, and of course, fashion!