Summer Cruising with the Family ~ Part II

Summer Cruising with the Family ~ Part II

Thrift store shopping is a great way to save money during the year so we can spend it on fun things!  This summer for our family vacation we went on a cruise to Mexico.   It was wonderful to laugh and create memories together.

Thrifting is a major part of everyone’s wardrobe and most of the clothes in these pictures were purchased at Goodwill.  Believe me, it is always an adventure to shop with the girls, to see what they pick out and develop their own personal style.   Perfect summer attire is t-shirts / jean shorts and fairly easy to find at Goodwill.

Remember to always thrift with style and have fun doing it!

pippa family

 

goodwill vacation style

Getting ready to get on the mopeds!

Getting ready to get on the mopeds!

 

MMM .... fresh coconuts!

MMM …. fresh coconuts!

 

 

Remember to also shop for accessories at Goodwill ... sunnies, bags, belts and jewelry

Remember to also shop for accessories at Goodwill … sunnies, bags, belts and jewelry

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mopeds in mexico

Shopping

Shopping

Riding mopeds along the shoreline in Mexico

Riding mopeds along the shoreline in Mexico

More shopping

More shopping

Silver & opal bracelet

Silver & opal bracelet

Mexico

Mexico

Not one item that any of us is wearing cost over $9.99

Not one item that any of us is wearing cost over $9.99

More summer fun

More summer fun

We found this dress for only $2

We found this dress for only $2

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Fish shirts!   $5.99 @ Goodwill

Fish shirts! $5.99 @ Goodwill

 

A cruise to remember!

A cruise to remember!

 

 

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Hello 2014

Our family Christmas picture this year

Our family Christmas picture this year

 

As we welcome in 2014 I thought I would share my family Christmas card with you.   If you watch our news segments you will see where I get some of my gorgeous models from, my kids!   The older girls went off to college in the fall, my son is a dedicated football player and my baby is all about being social.

I can’t wait for this year to unfold, I just know its going to be amazing and better than I can imagine!   pippa

Lilly Pulitzer, Sperry, Brooks Brothers, Pottery Barn, Vintage Spoon Holder and More

 

Lilly Pulitzer, Sperry, Brooks Brothers, Pottery Barn, Vintage Spoon Holder and More

Lilly Pulitzer 3/4 sleeve Cardigan found @ Family Thrift Center for $7.57
Lilly Pulitzer 3/4 sleeve Cardigan found @ Family Thrift Center for $7.57

 

Allen B Schwartz Dress found @ Goodwill for $9.99
Allen B Schwartz Dress found @ Goodwill for $9.99
Sperry Wedge sandals retail for $138 found @ Family Thrift Center for $9.57
Sperry Wedge sandals retail for $138 found @ Family Thrift Center for $9.57
I wasn't sure what this was until I did some research ...  It is a vintage ceramic pottery chicken (or rooster) has a hand painted comb, eyes, bead, and feet. There are holes in his tail to hold measuring spoons.   Soooo Cute!!! $3.57
I wasn’t sure what this was until I did some research … It is a vintage ceramic pottery chicken (or rooster) has a hand painted comb, eyes, bead, and feet. There are holes in his tail to hold measuring spoons.
Soooo Cute!!! $3.57
Mens Brooks Brothers Dress shirt retails for $92 found @ Houston Goodwill Thrift Store for $5.99
Mens Brooks Brothers Dress shirt retails for $92 found @ Houston Goodwill Thrift Store for $5.99
INC crochet dress!   $9.99 @ Goodwill Thrift Store
INC crochet dress! $9.99 @ Goodwill Thrift Store

 

Pottery Barn unique bowl or serving dish for $5.57 @ Family Thrift Center
Pottery Barn unique bowl or serving dish for $5.57 @ Family Thrift Center

 

Jen and I are often asked “what do you do with all of your finds”?    Most of the time we take pictures to share with you, inspiring you to shop in a thrift store and sometimes we will purchase a thing or two.  Out of all of this I did buy the yellow Lilly cardigan for my daughter.  That’s it!   The rest of it we left for you to discover!

EVERYTHING in the store was $1.75 … a morning with my mom!

EVERYTHING in the store was $1.75 … a morning with my mom!

It was the 4th of July, a day to spend with your family and friends, celebrating our great nation!  All my kids had made other plans to be with their friends, my husband had to work half the day and I didn’t want to go to a parade … I wanted to go thrifting!   So I combined family with my thrifting passion … “mom, will you go with me, it will only be a couple of hours, we can leave super early!”

Family Thrift Center Outlet opens at 7am on Thursdays!  We got there at 8am and started right in ….

PRICES for Everything in the Store:
  • Thursday:   $1.75
  • Friday:  $ 1.50
  • Saturday:   $1.25
  • Sunday:    $1.00
  • Monday:   $ .75
  • Tuesday:  $ .50
  • Wednesday:   $ .25
I am in LOVE with this gorgeous hand-knit sweater jacket that is completely lined in silk!   Wow ..... only $1.75!!!!!!

I am in LOVE with this gorgeous hand-knit sweater jacket that is completely lined in silk! Wow ….. only $1.75!!!!!!

 

Pendleton Wool, Native American inspired weave, cross body purse!

Pendleton Wool, Native American inspired weave, cross body purse!

Raw silk dress with gold thread embroidery ... $1.75

Raw silk dress with gold thread embroidery … $1.75

 

The details on this dress are incredible!

The details on this dress are incredible!

 

Banana Republic basic black wrap dress for $1.75 .... still sold online!

Banana Republic basic black wrap dress for $1.75 …. still sold online!

 

Ok ... I bought these and made my daughter PROMISE that she would only wear them over her swimsuit!

Ok … I bought these and made my daughter PROMISE that she would only wear them over her swimsuit!

Kenneth Cole light-weight winter jacket

Kenneth Cole light-weight winter jacket

Juicy Couture!   I am going to take this to the cleaners to see if they can clean this up ... it is authentic, not a fake!

Juicy Couture! I am going to take this to the cleaners to see if they can clean this up … it is authentic, not a fake!

Halloween costume idea

Halloween costume idea

 

 

Cute vintage dress!

Cute vintage dress!

Mom was thrilled ... she got this blouse for $1.75 that still had the $69 tag attached!

Mom was thrilled … she got this blouse for $1.75 that still had the $69 tag attached!

 

 

Mom also got this cotton Tory Burch inspired tunic ...  cute, cute, cute with white pants!

Mom also got this cotton Tory Burch inspired tunic … cute, cute, cute with white pants!

 

Another blouse for mom!

Another blouse for mom!

 

 

Sundress

Sundress

 

Swimsuit cover-up

Swimsuit cover-up

 

Vintage Gown

Vintage Gown

Summer Dress

Summer Dress

 

Evening bag

Evening bag

 

These are the colors of my daughters college ... I am going to fill it up as a goodie bag for her!

These are the colors of my daughters college … I am going to fill it up as a goodie bag for her!

My mom also got a winter jacket, 2 summer jackets and more (sorry, I can’t remember …)

Family Thrift Outlet Store
12148 Gulf Freeway
Houston, TX 77034

Jen and Pippa Houston Hard-core thrifting … shopping at Family Thrift Outlet Store

Jen and Pippa Houston Hard-core Thrifting …. Shopping at Family Thrift Outlet Store

JEN:  “Do NOT dress nice tomorrow …. we are “hard-core” thrifting. Headed to the South Side of Houston.”
 
Family Thrift Outlet Store 12148 Gulf Freeway Houston, TX  77034

Family Thrift Outlet Store
12148 Gulf Freeway
Houston, TX 77034

 

Family Thrift Outlet Store
12148 Gulf Freeway
Houston, TX 77034

I guess that most people would consider this store “bottom-of-the-barrel” thrifting and they would be right … but it was soooo much fun to find name brand items for only $1.75 each!
I got 15 items for $28.42!   (hey, I have 4 kids!)
Jen got 8 items for $14.72!
(Tips on how to shop this store at the bottom of this post)
 
PRICES:
  • Thursday:   $1.75
  • Friday:  $ 1.50
  • Saturday:   $1.25
  • Sunday:    $1.00
  • Monday:   $ .75
  • Tuesday:  $ .50
  • Wednesday:   $ .25
ASOS dress for $1.75 @ Houston Family Thrift Outlet Store

ASOS dress for $1.75 @ Houston Family Thrift Outlet Store

 
Free People Linen Dress for $1.75 @ Houston Family Thrift Outlet Store

Free People Linen Dress for $1.75 @ Houston Family Thrift Outlet Store

JCREW silk dress for $1.75 @ Houston Family Thrift Outlet Store

JCREW silk dress for $1.75 @ Houston Family Thrift Outlet Store

Another JCREW silk dressfor $1.75 @ Houston Family Thrift Outlet Store

Another JCREW silk dressfor $1.75 @ Houston Family Thrift Outlet Store

Hippie Boho style for $1.75 @ Houston Family Thrift Outlet Store

Hippie Boho style for $1.75 @ Houston Family Thrift Outlet Store

ZARA dress for $1.75 @ Houston Family Thrift Outlet Store

ZARA dress for $1.75 @ Houston Family Thrift Outlet Store

Just Taylor Dress for $1.75 @ Houston Family Thrift Outlet Store

Just Taylor Dress for $1.75 @ Houston Family Thrift Outlet Store

 Cashmere Sweater for $1.75 @ Houston Family Thrift Outlet Store Sweater

Cashmere Sweater for $1.75 @ Houston Family Thrift Outlet Store Sweater

Laundy by Shelli Segal Gown for $1.75 @ Houston Family Thrift Outlet Store

Laundy by Shelli Segal Gown for $1.75 @ Houston Family Thrift Outlet Store

Moccasin Booties (Brand NEW) for $1.75 @ Houston Family Thrift Outlet Store

Moccasin Booties (Brand NEW) for $1.75 @ Houston Family Thrift Outlet Store

Bill Blass polka dot skirt ....for $1.75 @ Houston Family Thrift Outlet Store

Bill Blass polka dot skirt ….for $1.75 @ Houston Family Thrift Outlet Store

Maxi Swimsuit Cover-up ...for $1.75 @ Houston Family Thrift Outlet Store

Maxi Swimsuit Cover-up …for $1.75 @ Houston Family Thrift Outlet Store

 

 

JCREW embellished tank ....for $1.75 @ Houston Family Thrift Outlet Store

JCREW embellished tank ….for $1.75 @ Houston Family Thrift Outlet Store

for $1.75 @ Houston Family Thrift Outlet Store nautical dress ....

VITTADINI dress for $1.75 @ Houston Family Thrift Outlet Store nautical dress ….

 

 

Libertine Dress ....for $1.75 @ Houston Family Thrift Outlet Store

Libertine Dress ….for $1.75 @ Houston Family Thrift Outlet Store

Ann Taylor silk halter dress ....for $1.75 @ Houston Family Thrift Outlet Store

Ann Taylor silk halter dress ….for $1.75 @ Houston Family Thrift Outlet Store

This beaded gown was stunning!   (and super heavy) for only $1.75 @ Houston Family Thrift Outlet Store

This beaded gown was stunning! (and super heavy) for only $1.75 @ Houston Family Thrift Outlet Store

 

ZARA blouse ....for $1.75 @ Houston Family Thrift Outlet Store

ZARA blouse ….for $1.75 @ Houston Family Thrift Outlet Store

Elle Tahari .....for $1.75 @ Houston Family Thrift Outlet Store

Elle Tahari …..for $1.75 @ Houston Family Thrift Outlet Store

Stunning Black & Red Silk Gown ....for $1.75 @ Houston Family Thrift Outlet Store

Stunning Black & Red Silk Gown ….for $1.75 @ Houston Family Thrift Outlet Store

Vintage Dress NEW with $165 for $1.75 @ Houston Family Thrift Outlet Store still attached ....

Vintage Dress NEW with $165 tags still attached!   Only $1.75 @ Houston Family Thrift Outlet Store

Nautical striped skirt ...for $1.75 @ Houston Family Thrift Outlet Store

Nautical striped skirt …for $1.75 @ Houston Family Thrift Outlet Store

for $1.75 @ Houston Family Thrift Outlet Store Creek ... NEW with tag still attached! ....

Coldwater Creek Suit for $1.75 @ Houston Family Thrift Outlet Store

$149 tag still attached ....for $1.75 @ Houston Family Thrift Outlet Store

$149 tag still attached ….for $1.75 @ Houston Family Thrift Outlet Store

 

 

Cute cotton light weight top ...for $1.75 @ Houston Family Thrift Outlet Store

Cute cotton light weight top …for $1.75 @ Houston Family Thrift Outlet Store

GAP dress ....for $1.75 @ Houston Family Thrift Outlet Store

GAP dress ….for $1.75 @ Houston Family Thrift Outlet Store

I know ... I LOVE Halloween costumes!   This dress for $1.75 @ Houston Family Thrift Outlet Store

I know … I LOVE Halloween costumes! This dress for $1.75 @ Houston Family Thrift Outlet Store

This vintage beaded purse (probably from the 30's?) ...for $1.75 @ Houston Family Thrift Outlet Store

This vintage beaded purse (probably from the 30’s?) …for $1.75 @ Houston Family Thrift Outlet Store

Vintage Purse ....for $1.75 @ Houston Family Thrift Outlet Store

Vintage Purse ….for $1.75 @ Houston Family Thrift Outlet Store

Vintage Purse by Rosenfeld "The Elaine Shops" .....for $1.75 @ Houston Family Thrift Outlet Store

Vintage Purse by Rosenfeld “The Elaine Shops” …..for $1.75 @ Houston Family Thrift Outlet Store

Another vintage purse ....for $1.75 @ Houston Family Thrift Outlet Store

Another vintage purse ….for $1.75 @ Houston Family Thrift Outlet Store

Beaded handbag .....for $1.75 @ Houston Family Thrift Outlet Store

Beaded handbag …..for $1.75 @ Houston Family Thrift Outlet Store

Another purse ....for $1.75 @ Houston Family Thrift Outlet Store

Another purse ….for $1.75 @ Houston Family Thrift Outlet Store

Thursdays are a popular day!

Thursdays are a popular day!

 

Houston Family Thrift Outlet Store

Houston Family Thrift Outlet Store

Shop @ Houston Family Thrift Outlet Store

Shop @ Houston Family Thrift Outlet Store

Receipt @ Houston Family Thrift Outlet Store

Receipt @ Houston Family Thrift Outlet Store

 TIPS for Shopping @ Houston Family Thrift Outlet Store:

  • There are not ANY dressing rooms so go prepared to try on clothes over whatever you are wearing.
  • Thursdays are busy but the first day of new inventory
  • Be OK with things being disorganized.    You might start down a row that is labeled  “children’s pants” to find out after 3 feet it is now adult women’s blouses.    Dresses were in 2 different sections of the store.
  • There is Definitely an OVER ABUNDANCE of screaming children!!!!!   Their parent’s don’t hear them so I guess that means everyone else in the store should not hear them either.
 
 

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