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 …

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thrift store halloween

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Be sure and check out Assistance League Facebook page HERE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Conroe 4th of July Parade “It’s a Grand Old Flag”

4th of July Parade “It’s a Grand Old Flag”

Every year at Walden, on Lake Conroe, they host a “4th of July” parade that is so much fun for every age.

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Families decorate their vehicles, golf carts, bicycles, mopeds, roller blades and even themselves!  The parade winds its way through Walden and ends with a party and prizes at the Yacht Club.

My mother-in-law worked for a few weeks on their float, the theme was “It’s a Grand Old Flag”

and they won … WINNER!

She puts so much work into this and I was so proud of her for being recognized.

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WINNER!

WINNER!

She even dressed my husband up in red, white and blue!

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I like this self proclaimed “Parade Queen” car … I want this on my car!

(wearing my $2 patriotic dress from Family Thrift Outlet Store)

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It is such a wonderful sight to see people getting so excited about celebrating our country!

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MOST enthusiastic!

MOST enthusiastic!

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4th july walden

4th july conroe

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4th july

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4th july parade

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lake conroe walden

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walden parade

4th july parade

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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!

 

Santa in Toyland ~ Thrift Store Style @ Conroe Assistance League, December 7th, 2013

Barbie Dolls

Barbie Dolls

 

Here is a sneak peak at some of the toys, many were brand new in packages, donated from local business’.

Hot Wheels for toyland @ Conroe Assistance League

Hot Wheels for toyland @ Conroe Assistance League

Lots of items for toyland

Lots of items for toyland

 

Getting ready for toyland at Assistance League

Getting ready for toyland at Assistance League

 

Conroe Assistance League Thrift Shop

Conroe Assistance League Thrift Shop

 

PEZ dispensers

PEZ dispensers

 

 

Santa will be at the Thrift Shop on Saturday, December 7th,  from 10 to 12.
He’ll be there to celebrate the opening of the Assistance League Toy Store, filled with new and nearly new toys for all the little girls and boys.
Assistance League of Montgomery County
126 N. San Jacinto Street
Conroe, TX   77301
Assistance League has been voted the #1 Thrift Store in Conroe for both 2013 and 2012!

Halloween @ Conroe Assistance League of Montgomery County

Halloween @ Conroe Assistance League of Montgomery County

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!

 

All kinds of fun ideas for Halloween @ Assistance League

All kinds of fun ideas for Halloween @ Assistance League

Super Fun ideas for Halloween @ Conroe Assistance League

Super Fun ideas for Halloween @ Conroe Assistance League

All types of Halloween items!

All types of Halloween items!

Prison Break

Prison Break

Costumes @ Conroe Assistance League Thrift Store Shop

Costumes @ Conroe Assistance League Thrift Store Shop

Halloween Costumes @ Conroe Assistance League

Halloween Costumes @ Conroe Assistance League

Halloween costumes @ Conroe Assistance League

Halloween costumes @ Conroe Assistance League

Kids Halloween Costumes @ Conroe Assistance League Thrift Store Shop

Kids Halloween Costumes @ Conroe Assistance League Thrift Store Shop

Vintage style hat

Vintage style hat

Pirate Hats

Pirate Hats

Sun Bonnet

Sun Bonnet

 

Poodle Skirt outfit is perfect for Halloween!

Poodle Skirt outfit is perfect for Halloween!

 

Graduate

Graduate

Cheerleader Outfit @ Conroe Assistance League Thrift Store Shop

Cheerleader Outfit @ Conroe Assistance League Thrift Store Shop

 

Wooden Dutch Shoes ... how fun!

Wooden Dutch Shoes … how fun!

 

Wouldn't this be a cute "Little -Bo-Peep" or sometype of fairytale outfit?

Wouldn’t this be a cute “Little -Bo-Peep” or sometype of fairytale outfit?

 

Graduation / Choir robes work for all types of Halloween costumes!

Graduation / Choir robes work for all types of Halloween costumes!

 

Conroe Assistance League all types of clothing for Halloween

Conroe Assistance League all types of clothing for Halloween

 

Halloween Military Jacket

Halloween Military Jacket

 

This dress would work for Halloween as either a Witch or maybe a Renaissance event.

This dress would work for Halloween as either a Witch or maybe a Renaissance event.

 

Witch Shoes?

Witch Shoes?

 

Hmmmm ... maybe an 80's party?

Hmmmm … maybe an 80’s party?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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.