I am having one of those kind of days (thrift store shopping)

I am having one of those kind of days (thrift store shopping)

The phone call started like this:

JEN: “I am having one of those kind of days.”

ME (concerned and thinking something tragic has happened):  “What kind of day?”

JEN: “I can’t stop finding fabulous high end name brands such as ST JOHN, Lilly Pulitzer, cool vintage pieces … everywhere I look there are designer clothes!  My cart is so full its embarrassing!  What are you doing?  Get down here and shop with me!”

Yes, it only means one thing, she has hit the motherload and is making a major thrift store haul …

Every Thrifters Dream Come True!!!!!!!!

Jens Major Thrift Store Score of Designer Clothes!

Jens Major Thrift Store Score of Designer Clothes!

Look at her cart, she was definitely having a heavenly experience!

If you don’t follow Shop Jen’s Closet on Facebook or Instagram you might not have seen the incredible deals that she has scored lately!

Phillip Lim Goddess Dress

Phillip Lim Goddess Dress

 

Zac Posen Z Spoke Dress $9.99

Zac Posen Z Spoke Dress $9.99

ASH $371 fur boots for $9.99 ... Brand NEW

ASH $371 fur boots for $9.99 … Brand NEW

Monique Lhuillier Runway gown vs Thrifted Mary Ching gown for $9.99

Monique Lhuillier Runway gown vs Thrifted Mary Ching gown for $9.99

Chanel Suit for $34.99

Chanel Suit for $34.99

Vintage La Vetta of Beverly Hills Asian print caftan ... $9.99

Vintage La Vetta of Beverly Hills Asian print caftan … $9.99

Vintage Rose Marie Reid Bathing Suit

Vintage Rose Marie Reid Bathing Suit

Gorgeous vintage McMullen sweater for $4.15

Gorgeous vintage McMullen sweater for $4.15

BRAND NEW Billy Reid shirts for $5.99 (four of them!)  These retail for $185 each!

BRAND NEW Billy Reid shirts for $5.99 (four of them!)
These retail for $185 each!

Oh yeah … I forgot to give you my answer about joining her thrifting dream come true!   I was having one of those “dog days of summer”.   Man I wish that I could have joined her, it sounded like so much fun!!!!!!

A day at the vet with my little Dude!

A day at the vet with my little Dude!

(Stay tuned …. Jen and I are “hard-core” thrift store shopping today.   Not sure what that quite means but she said don’t dress nice.   I will give a full report soon!)

You can find Jen at:

 

 

Jen & Pippa Tuesday Thrift Finds in Houston

 

Jen & Pippa Tuesday Thrift Finds in Houston

We have so much stuff we have found the past few weeks we are now going to divide our finds into twice a week!

Tuesday and Friday.

Once again we are showing you the fabulous treasures found in a thrift store.

Please leave a comment and let us know if you have a favorite.

 

Escada skirt for $3.90

Escada skirt for $3.90

White House Black Market Tweed Skirt for $5.99

White House Black Market Tweed Skirt for $5.99

 

Chanel Shoes in the boutique section

Chanel Shoes in the boutique section

Olive Juice Dress $3.90 ... similar currently for sale for $69.50

Olive Juice Dress $3.90 … similar currently for sale for $69.50

 

Vintage Henson Kickernick Chiffon Set for $4.90

Vintage Henson Kickernick Chiffon Set for $4.90

Brand New with Tag ~ Laurel by Escada for $7.25 (half off yellow tag day)

Brand New with Tag ~ Laurel by Escada for $7.25 (half off yellow tag day)

Dresses were 50% off so all of these sundresses were $1.50 - $3.00

Dresses were 50% off so each of these sundresses would have been only $1.50 – $3.00 after discount

More sundresses ... 50% off

More sundresses … 50% off

Jen Shopping!

Jen Shopping!

Cute beaded vintage skirt

Cute beaded vintage skirt

 

Womens cowboy boots for $12.99

Womens cowboy boots for $12.99

 

We love how they hang the pants so you can quickly look for sizes or brand names!

We love how they hang the pants so you can quickly look for sizes or brand names!

 

These brand new Jessica Simpson shoes were only $6.99

These brand new Jessica Simpson shoes were only $6.99

 

Awesome stuff to add to the costume collection!

Awesome stuff to add to the costume collection!

Texas Stuff!

Texas Stuff!

 

Really??????????

Really??????????

 

Value Village in Houston .... huge selection!!!

Value Village in Houston

 

Boutique section at Value Village

Boutique section at Value Village

Value Village frequent shoppers card

Value Village frequent shoppers card

You can find Jen at:

 

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!

Jen & Pippa Friday Thrift Finds in Houston

Its that time again!   Friday Thrift Store finds with Jen and Pippa.  

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!

Oh yes … another fun day of Jen (Shop Jen’s Closet) and Pippa thrift store shopping together!   We found sooo many things this week, a lot of them we took pictures of and left them in the thrift store, just for you … we can only buy so much .. ha ha ha

 

Thrifted JCREW silk dress $9.99 ... retails for around $300

Thrifted JCREW silk dress $9.99 … retails for around $300

 

Juicy Couture Tweed Jacket w/ elbow patches Thrifted for only $9.99

Juicy Couture Tweed Jacket w/ elbow patches Thrifted for only $9.99

 

How Awesome is this vintage thrifted dress?    Tory Burch inspired ... only $9.99

How Awesome is this vintage thrifted dress?
Tory Burch inspired … only $9.99

Thrifted Red Gala skirt for ONLY $6.99!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thrifted Red Gala skirt for ONLY $6.99!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

 

 

Thrifted Plaid Ruffle Ralph Lauren Shirt for only $6.99

Thrifted Plaid Ruffle Ralph Lauren Shirt for only $6.99

 

Zara thrifted blazer only $9.99

Zara thrifted blazer only $9.99

 

 

Tory Burch Inspired Thrift Store Dress for only $9.99

Tory Burch Inspired Thrift Store Dress for only $9.99

 

 

 

Coachella Style Vest for $4.99!!!!!!!!!!!!

Coachella Style Vest for $4.99!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Free People Dress ... looks very Coachella! only $9.99

Free People Dress … looks very Coachella! only $9.99

 

 

 

 

Somebody is soooo tired of shopping!

Somebody is soooo tired of shopping!

 

Hale Bob ... this gorgeous, celebrity name clothing dress was only $9.99

Hale Bob … this gorgeous, celebrity name clothing dress was only $9.99

 

Thrift Store Anthropologie Skirt for $5.99

Thrift Store Anthropologie Skirt for $5.99

 

Cute Thrift Store Golf Skirts!  ($5.99 each)

Cute Thrift Store Golf Skirts! ($5.99 each)

 

 

Thrifted Gap Polka Dot Puffy Vest

Thrifted Gap Polka Dot Puffy Vest $4.99

This vintage dress looks like a $300 dress ... soooo cute!

This vintage dress looks like a $300 dress … soooo cute!

 

Another vintage dress find at a thrift shop ... needs to be shortened but looks so cute on!

Another vintage dress find at a thrift shop … needs to be shortened but looks so cute on!

 

Laurel (by Escada) Dress for $9.99 ...

Laurel (by Escada) Dress for $9.99 …

 

Anthropologie skirt thrift store style for only $5.99

Anthropologie skirt thrift store style for only $5.99

 

Super Hot BCBG Heels ... never been worn at Houston Goodwill

Super Hot BCBG Heels … never been worn at Houston Goodwill

 

Thrift Store ETCETERA pants at a fraction of the original price .. $6.99

Thrift Store ETCETERA pants at a fraction of the original price .. $6.99

 

 

 

 

This TOOTSIES Gala Gown retails close to $1000 .... this thrifted version would look amazing with a make-over ... take off the sleeves!

This TOOTSIES Gala Gown retails close to $1000 …. this thrifted version would look amazing with a make-over … take off the sleeves for an incredible Ball Gown!!!

 

 

 

Thrift Shop Toile Skirt

Thrift Shop Toile Skirt

 

 

This Tommy Hilfiger Jacket retails for over $200 ... thrift shop $9.99

This Tommy Hilfiger Jacket retails for over $200 … thrift shop $9.99

 

Gap Quilted Motorcycle Jacket Thrift Store Style for only $9.99

Gap Quilted Motorcycle Jacket Thrift Store Style for only $9.99

 

 

 

Tadashi Skirt found at Thrift Store for $5.99

Tadashi Skirt found at Thrift Store for $5.99

 

 

 

 

 

It looks like crap at the thrift store ... but take it home!

It looks like crap at the thrift store … but take it home!

I found these little sombrero's which match my Goodwill Chip & Dip Plate & my Dollar Tree Margarita glasses!  PERFECT for Cinco de Mayo!

I found these little sombrero’s which match my Goodwill Chip & Dip Plate & my Dollar Tree Margarita glasses! PERFECT for Cinco de Mayo!

 

 

 

 

Aggh... one more thrifted cake plate .. I can't get enough of the GOOD QUALITY ones!  Perfect for entertaining!

Aggh… one more thrifted cake plate .. I can’t get enough of the GOOD QUALITY ones! Perfect for entertaining!

 

This knubby POTTERY BARN pillow case caught my eye at only $2.99!

This knubby POTTERY BARN pillow case caught my eye at only $2.99!  (I added my own feather pillow)

 

Our purpose of showing our thrifted finds is to show you what treasures are hidden in most thrift stores.   Also, the impact that donating and thrifting has on your local community is powerful, creating jobs and helping fund programs right here in our Houston community!

Also, helping our planet through waste reduction and natural resource conservation.

Remember, a nonprofit charitable organization. thrift store can only give IRS deduction receipts for contributions.

Maybe your not a thrift store shopper but your DONATIONS are make a huge DIFFERENCE in Houston!!!!!!

 

You can find Jen at:

 

 

Goodwill Town & Country, 10521 Katy Freeway, Houston

Goodwill Town & Country, 10521 Katy Freeway, Houston

Thrift 14 Basic Items for under $100, skirts, blouses, denim jackets & a cardigan sweater

My friend recently lost 50 POUNDS!!! (Congrats, you know who you are!)  Nothing fits her anymore!
She still wants to lose a few more pounds but without spending a ton of money she needs some clothes to get her through the Spring & Summer.
She asked if she could join me at a Thrift Store to get some basics and within one hour we found 14 pieces that we mixed-and-matched!
There are just a few items that would have completed her wardrobe, I will discuss this at the end.

 

6 Thrifted Blouses x $5.99 = $35.94

 

5 Thrifted Skirts $5.99 x $29.95

 

2 Thrift Denim Jackets $9.99 x2 = $19.98, Cardigan Sweater $5.99

THRIFTING FINDS:

6 thrifted blouses x $5.99 =  $35.94

5 thrifted skirts x $5.99 = $29.95

2 thrifted denim jackets x $9.99 =  $19.98

1 thrifted cardigan sweater $5.99 = $5.99

TOTAL PRICE FOR 14 ITEMS ……………   $91.86!!!!!!!!!!!!!

She had already purchase a few things to fit into her new size, a pair of Miss Me jeans, Miss Me capri’s and white shorts …. ALL of these work fantastic with what she purchased at a Thrift Store!

Her 2 favorite things, which also surprised her, was the leopard skirt (YES, its a basic and treat it as such) and the coral denim jacket, it can be worn with all the colored button-up blouses that she bought.  The black sleeveless wrap blouse was extremely flattering, creating a sexy waist!  😉

  • The reason for the skirts is how versatile they are!
  •  She can wear with with a t-shirt and flip flops for a casual look, throw a jacket on if you go into a cold store or movie theatre.
  • Wear it with flats, a button-up blouse for a little nicer look.
  • Going out … add wedges, a cute necklace and you are good to go!!!!!!!!

These clothes are really nice name-brand items such as Banana Republic, Cabi, Talbots, Columbia Sportswear, Old Navy and New York & Co.   (sorry we didn’t iron them, just wanted to give you an idea of what you can do for under $100)

 

As I mentioned earlier in this post the few things that would have completed this wardrobe:

#1  a White Blouse ($5.99)  Of course that goes with any and everything!

#2  a Chambray Shirt ($5.99)   Another basic that is amazing to incorporate into your wardrobe!

#3  a White Skirt ($5.99)   A MUST for summer!

#4  a Blue Jean Denim Jacket ($9.99)  Always goes with everything!

(at these prices that would be an additional: $5.99 x3 = $17.96, $9.99 jacket,   TOTAL:  $27.97)

 

Her daughter did this pencil drawing for me ... that was the best Thank You EVER!!!!!!

 

OK ... these took her over $100 (they were not part of the spring/summer basics so they don't count?) but they were too good to pass up at only $9.99