A quick make-over on a $2.99 skirt from Goodwill

A quick make-over on a $2.99 skirt from Goodwill

Everyone loves a fashion make-over!  Creating a new style, with something old.

I loved this silk skirt, it is probably the most luxurious feeling fabric I have ever felt.

 

$2.99 silk skirt from Goodwill

$2.99 silk skirt from Goodwill

 

 

The skirt was only $2.99 at Goodwill but my daughter isn’t a fan of longer style skirts so we came up with a quick make-over!

Silk skirt make-over

Silk skirt make-over

 

Pull the skirt up to be worn as a strapless dress, add a lace vest and belt for a new look!

Pull the skirt up to be strapless dress, add a vest and belt for a new look!

Pull the skirt up to be strapless dress, add a vest and belt for a new look!

 

Add an interesting vest for more details

Add an interesting vest for more details

Before and after with a $2.99 silk skirt from Goodwill

Before and after with a $2.99 silk skirt from Goodwill

 

Cute skirt makeover!

Cute skirt makeover!

 

 

 

Check out our 30 second make-over on  an 80’s dress, found at Goodwill San Antonio for $5.99, HERE.

Quick fashion make-overs with both of these dresses found at Goodwill

Quick fashion make-overs with both of these dresses found at Goodwill

 

On June 28, I am part of a group staging a fashion show at the GOODWILL location at Bulverde Road and Highway 1604!!  The show will feature 20 summertime styles and all will be sold on a special rack right after the show.

This will be so much fun, I hope you will come and join us on the 28th!  More information to follow!

Here are a few of my reviews of the San Antonio Goodwill stores:

Goodwill, Loop 1604 and Bulverde Road

Goodwill, 13311 San Pedro (281 & Bitters)

Goodwill, 3401 Fredericksburg

Goodwill, 727 NW Loop 410

Goodwill, 12322 West I-10

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REISS Dress, a favorite of Kate Middleton, found Thrift Store Shopping with Too Cheap Blondes

REISS Dress, a favorite of Kate Middleton, found Thrift Store Shopping with Too Cheap Blondes

While thrift store shopping you can definitely feel a quality fabric, such as this REISS dress, Too Cheap Blondes recently found at Goodwill for only $9.99!

We were not familiar with the brand but we knew we had come across a high end garment.  Imagine our surprise when we found out REISS is a designer that Kate Middleton likes!

REISS found @ Goodwill Houston for only $9.99 by Too Cheap Blondes

REISS found @ Goodwill Houston for only $9.99 by Too Cheap Blondes

 

Why did I buy that dress? HIT or MISS?

Why did I buy that dress?  HIT or MISS?

I recently found this VITTADINI dress at a Thrift Store Outlet store for $1.75 and had the hardest time making a decision to buy it!

I was drawn to the vivid colors, detailed pattern and luxurious craftsmanship but it is a Very 80’s style dress.   Maybe I saw it in the 80’s, loved it but couldn’t afford it?    Did I see it on TV or a magazine?

OK, OK … I know, its only $1.75 yet I still don’t want to spend money on things I won’t wear.

Finally I made the decision to buy it, I just couldn’t leave it in the store!

Then I saw a picture I had pinned on Pinterest, from Atlantic/Pacific blog (one of my favorites!) and then I knew why I had bought this dress!   Here is the outfit that was my inspiration for the dress …   I LOVE it and will add a navy or red cardigan over the dress!  

What do you think?  HIT or MISS?Blair Eadie, with Atlantic Pacific Blog and my thrift store "copy-cat" version

Blair Eadie, with Atlantic Pacific Blog and my thrift store “copy-cat” version

 

 

 

A First Time Thrift Store Shopping Experience in Houston!

A First Time Thrift Store Shopping Experience in Houston!

I have a friend, who if you asked me to describe her I would say “Vivacious, Full of Life and the Queen of NORDSTROMS!”

… not sure if she even knows that thrift stores exist other than to donate clothes!”

I have to admit I was a bit surprised when she asked me if she could go thrifting with me.

She wanted to find a dress for an upcoming event.

I didn’t want to discourage her so we only went to the dress section.   At the first Goodwill store here is what we found:

Crochet Anthropologie Dress for only $9.99 (plus she was Tiny enough to fit into the dress!!!!)

Crochet Anthropologie Dress for only $9.99
(plus she was Tiny enough to fit into the dress!!!!)

 

A.B.S by Allen Schwartz off the shoulder dress for $9.99 @ Houston Goodwill Thrift Store

A.B.S by Allen Schwartz, a favorite of Hollywood, darling off the shoulder dress for $9.99 @ Houston Goodwill Thrift Store

We actually found quite a few things but they just weren’t her size.   Ya know, she is a newbie so I can’t push her to shop more ….

Next Thrift Store (Family Thrift Center) we went to she did not find anything but I found this STUNNING Sue Wong Silk Nocturne Dress marked down half price to only $7.57!!!!!

WHAT THE HECK!!!!

I am going to list this for $189 on ebay this week!

Sue Wong Silk Store Thrift Store Nocturne dress @ Houston thrift store marked half price so it was only $7.57   (listing on ebay for $199)

Sue Wong Silk Store Thrift Store Nocturne dress @ Houston thrift store marked half price so it was only $7.57 (listing on ebay for $189)

Next stop …….

She found a darling navy ZARA dress with front pockets!  (sorry, forgot to get a picture of her) but I do want to show that ZARA is a favorite of the royals …

Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge loves to wear ZARA …

The Duchess of Kate wears ZARA ... find ZARA at a thrift store (shop with pippa blog)

The Duchess of Kate wears ZARA … find ZARA at a thrift store (shop with pippa blog)

and another example is Pippa (of course my personal favorite … you know why!)

Thrift Store Shop Blog in Houston features ZARA dress similar to Pippa

Thrift Store Shop Blog in Houston features ZARA dress similar to Pippa

 

I did find a vintage dress by Larrabee that is numbered L50.  It is not in perfect condition but the beading can be easily fixed.   I have never seen a vintage dress that looks so modern with with the turquoise, coral and silver beading on top of tan linen!   Exquisite and I will start the bidding at $69.99 on ebay.

larrabee vintage beaded linen turquoise coral dress

larrabee vintage beaded linen turquoise coral dress

 

Incredible detail that is hard to find!

Incredible detail that is hard to find!

 

Vintage Larrabee find in a Thrift Store!  numbered dress, hard to find!

Vintage Larrabee find in a Thrift Store! numbered dress, hard to find!

 Overall I would say it was a “toe-in-the-water” kind of day!  

She did find 3 fantastic dresses for $9.99 each, so a total of $29.97. 

Plus I did explain that when you find something fabulous at a thrift store you need to buy it. 

For some reason it seems when you NEED a particular dress you can’t find it. 

Thrifting is always about finding the deals!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pink Just like Candy ….

Pink Just like Candy ….

 

Try to thrift with "ideas" of what you are looking for!

Try to thrift with “ideas” of what you are looking for!

It’s hard for a hanger to compete with this model!

This dress is the color of bubble gum, cotton candy and makes you happy!

BUT … if you thrift with a fashion idea in mind you will find Amazing deals!   This hot pink, fully lined, sheath dress was only $7.00 found at a local thrift store, Conroe Assistance League Thrift Shop.

THRIFT STORE FINDS:

DON’T miss out on my PINTEREST Thrifting Thrift Shop Board …. I post thrifting finds from all over the nation!

CLICK HERE for my THRIFTING BOARD

 

Back to School ~ Thrift Store Finds for under a TOTAL of $81

Back to School ~ Thrift Store Finds for under a TOTAL of $81

 

Fitted and Flared Lace Dress ~ Goodwill Thrift Store Style

Goodwill Dress for ONLY .99

Goodwill Dress for ONLY .99

Double Layered Lace Dress that is fitted and flared!   I found this darling dress at the day after Thanksgiving “Black Friday SALE” at the San Antonio Goodwill …. they had ALL dresses for only .99!!!!!!!!!!!    I bought 20 dresses that day!

Thrift Shop:

  • Lace Dress (San Antonio Goodwill)  ……………..  .99
  • Leather Belt   (Houston Goodwill)   ……………    2.99

 

Goodwill Thrift Shop .99 Dress!!!!!!!!!!

Goodwill Thrift Shop
.99 Dress!!!!!!!!!!

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UGLY Thrift Skirt turns into SUPER CuTe Strapless Dress!

UGLY Thrift Skirt turns into SUPER CuTe Strapless Dress!

Here is the Thrift Skirt before she TRANSFORMED it!!!!!!!!!!

 

$1.00 Thrift Skirt transformed into a dress!!!! $2.99 Leather Thrift Belt

 

 

Pulled the thrift skirt up and put a thrifted belt on it!

 

 

Love this whole look ... and only $3.99 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dress / Skirt :  Thrifted, $1.00

Leather Belt :  Thrifted, $2.99

TOTAL:         $3.99

Our Bonka (what most people would refer to as a Grandma) works in a local thrift store and she recently picked up a few items for us, that were on a super clearance sale!  Well, I have to be honest … at first the girls were not quite into this skirt but then all of a sudden she had an idea!  Why not make it into a belted strapless dress!!!!!!!!!!

Seriously … this is so darn cute!  🙂

 

 

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