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

FOX26 News, “Ladies Night Out”, September 26th @ 8AM Hour

 

Its hard to believe that you can buy all of these clothes right under $41.00 …. at a Thrift Store!

Tomorrow, Thursday, September 26th during the 8AM hour on FOX News we will show you how to dress for a Ladies Night Out!

This will also be Natalie Bomke’s last day with FOX26, she is moving to Chicago FOX32.

Congratulations Natalie and we look forward to working with you in the near future!

Girls Night Out ~ "Too Cheap Blondes" on FOX26

Girls Night Out ~ “Too Cheap Blondes” on FOX26

 

 

Thrift Store Shopping with Natalie Bomke with FOX News

Thrift Store Shopping with Natalie Bomke with FOX News

We are very happy for her!   This definitely won’t be the last we see of her and we look forward to working with her on a few projects in the near future!

We Love you Natalie and thank you for all the opportunities you have given us!

MY NEW ADDICTION

 

MY NEW ADDICTION

I have a new problem.

Life is changing so fast and I am having to make changes that I never dreamed of …

I am waking up at 5 AM just to watch the news!

I know what you are thinking,  why in the world would I wake up to watch the news.  I do have to admit that it is good to start my day earlier , see what the weather is going to be like and even what is going on around the world, but the real reason I wake up at 5 AM every morning is to see which TV anchor or personality is wearing an outfit that Jen and I have thrifted (http://toocheapblondes.com/).  Either they are wearing something that we have helped them with or I am busy figuring out their style and thinking about what we can find them on our next thrifting adventure.   Natalie Bomke looks aaaah mazing in a $1.75 thrift store dress!

We found this gorgeous dress Natalie Bomke is wearing for only $1.75

We found this gorgeous dress Natalie Bomke is wearing for only $1.75

It makes my day to see our stuff!   I have even gotten my husband to stop watching Chita Johnson and watch the other channels where we are helping dress the anchors.  He really misses Chita …     Maybe I will get to work with her someday  🙂  He really misses her!

My husband misses watching Chita Johson, with the weather, in the mornings!

My husband misses watching Chita Johson, with the weather, in the mornings!

I never thought I would enjoy watching the news so much, but I will have to tell you that I am up on everything from Johny Manzeil to Miley Cyrus and even a little bit about Obama care.

Honestly, I never knew these news people worked so hard and I have a new appreciation for their dedication.  It is so much fun to help them do their job with style!

Natalie Bomke, FOX News anchor, wearing a stunning Banana Republic dress we found for $9.99.

Natalie Bomke, FOX News anchor, wearing a stunning Banana Republic dress we found for $9.99.

 

Patricia Lopez has bought several things we have picked out, I can't wait to see them on her!

Patricia Lopez has bought several things we have picked out, I can’t wait to see them on her!

 

Rebecca Spera, host of Mirror/Mirror, Oxygen Network (ABC) bought this incredible pink Trina Turk dress to emcee an event for Breast Cancer Awareness in October.Rebecca Spera, host of Mirror/Mirror, Oxygen Network (ABC) bought this incredible pink Trina Turk dress to emcee an event for Breast Cancer Awareness in October.

 

Rebecca Spera loves the things Jen and Pippa have found for her!

Rebecca Spera loves the things Jen and Pippa have found for her!

 

My husband misses watching Chita Johnson with the weather in the morning.

My husband misses watching Chita Johnson with the weather in the morning.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FOX 26 Houston News ~ In STYLE Magazine Fall Trends found in a Thrift Store!

FOX 26 Houston News ~ In STYLE Magazine Fall Trends found in a Thrift Store!

We will be on FOX 26 News, August 30th, during the 8am hour with Natalie Bomke!

According to In STYLE magazine, a few fall trends were white blazers and tribal print dresses.

Fall Trends found at a Thrift Store on FOX 26 News

Fall Trends found at a Thrift Store on FOX 26 News

This segment was filmed at:

Charity Guild of Catholic Women

1203 Lovett Blvd  Houston, TX 77006
(713) 529-0995

This is an easy DIY Fall Trend!

This is an easy DIY Fall Trend!

Of course we couldn't resist shopping at the Charity Guild of Catholic Women!

Of course we couldn’t resist shopping at the Charity Guild of Catholic Women!

 

As always Thrift with Style … and Purpose!

You can find Jen at:

You can find Pippa at:

 

Natalie Bomke, from FOX News, wears Thrift Store Dress found by Too Cheap Blondes for $9.99

 

 

Natalie Bomke, from FOX News, wears Thrift Store Dress found by Too Cheap Blondes for $9.99

(www.toocheapblondes.com is Jen and Pippa’s combined website)

Natalie Bomke with FOX 26 Houston morning news anchor ... in a $9.99 thrifted Banana Republic Wool dress!   Is she gorgeous or what!!!!!
Natalie Bomke with FOX 26 Houston morning news anchor … in a $9.99 thrifted Banana Republic Wool dress! Is she gorgeous or what!!!!!

 

Here is Natalie looking gorgeous and fabulous in a Thrift Store Dress, found by Too Cheap Blondes, for only $9.99!

Be sure and watch our Thrift Store segment on Friday, August 30th, 8am hour on FOX 26 Houston news.

As always, thrift with style!

Houston FOX News, August 16th, 8am Hour ~ Thrift Store Shopping Segment with Natalie Bomke

Houston FOX News, August 16th, 8am Hour ~ Thrift Store Shopping Segment with Natalie Bomke

Thrift Store Shopping with Natalie Bomke with FOX News

 

Houston FOX News, August 16th, 8am Hour ~ Thrift Store Shopping Segment with Natalie Bomke

Thank you to the Charity Guild for letting us film in your lovely store!

Charity Guild of Catholic Women

1203 Lovett Boulevard  |  Houston, Texas 77006

Thrift Store Shopping Tips ... How to transform something old into a current style!

Thrift Store Shopping Tips … How to transform something old into a current style!

 

More Thrifting Tips from Jen & Pippa, Getting ready to film with FOX News ….

FOX News with Natalie Bomke

FOX News with Natalie Bomke

Tomorrow, Jen and I will be giving you tips on how to incorporate thrifting into your wardrobe!   (click on the picture above, not sure why it is leaving Jen out but she is there)

We are getting ready to do a few segments with FOX News in the morning and the girls got a little sidetracked when they found the Halloween costumes!

Halloween Costumes!  Getting ready for FOX News tomorrow!

Halloween Costumes! Getting ready for FOX News tomorrow!

Here is our last segment we did with FOX:

We will keep you updated about when it be will aired!

 

A whirlwind week of Thrifting, TV and those Ten Pounds ….

A whirlwind week of Thrifting, TV and those Ten Pounds ….

Last week I spent 5 days in New York with my daughter, 2 days in San Antonio thrift store shopping to come home to loads of laundry, catch up on life, home and work!   I wasn’t even here one day to find out that not only are Jen and I shooting several shows with ABC “Stretch your Dollar” later this week, FOX is doing 3 more shows with us in 2 weeks and Mirror/Mirror is in the planning stages for another segment!    Super excited about all of this and ready for work.   Oh yeah, TV adds 10 pounds so now I really have to lose the 10+ pounds I have been trying to get rid of for over a year!

Top of the Rock ... New York City!

Top of the Rock … New York City!

I have not forgotten about you and sharing my finds but my camera is so full of pictures I had to buy 2 more memory cards!  Now I just have to find the time to show you all of this FABULOUS shopping from the past few weeks!   Plus Jen has been on vacation so I am missing my shopping buddy but don’t worry, we are still virtually shopping together from different states.  One quick TIP:  Don’t always believe the yelp reviews of thrift stores, thrifting is objective so check it out for yourself.  See her post her about her thrift store shopping experience while on vacation HERE.

Now here might be the most ironic part of all of this … I don’t have anything to wear for the TV appearances!   I know I show you all of these fabulous name brand clothing but most of the time I buy casual everyday things, plus I always think  “I don’t need that, I don’t have anywhere to wear that to” or its not my size.  Well now I do have several events and I have been shopping like crazy the past few days to find something!

This was the first store I went to and I found a few things for me but as ALWAYS I have found a ton of awesome things that won’t work but I just have to show you!

(ps.  thank you for coming up and saying hello to me at thrift stores, its always fun to meet people who read the blog!)

This was one of my favorites  .... Adrianna Papell with embellished collar

This was one of my favorites …. Adrianna Papell with embellished collar

Another top pick for TV, this is a great color but need to get it taken in a bit.  Eliza J dress from Nordstrom

Another top pick for TV, this is a great color but need to get it taken in a bit. Eliza J dress from Nordstrom

Tweed Dress ... another great choice

Tweed Dress … another great choice

 

 

OK ….. now here is all the rest of the fun stuff I left in the store ….

Suzi Chin Dress

Suzi Chin Dress

JCREW ... $239 online

JCREW … $239 online

Elizabeth & James shoes

Elizabeth & James shoes … retails $350

Similar to Proenza Schouler for $805

Similar to Proenza Schouler for $805

Max Studio Sundress ... actually I did buy this and I have worn it several times, LOVE it!

Max Studio Sundress … actually I did buy this and I have worn it several times, LOVE it!  (casual everyday dress not for TV)

 

Black Rainn Dress ... how Cute is this!!!!!

Black Rainn Dress … how Cute is this!!!!!

Gap navy eyelet dress .... I think the thrift version is even cuter than what is currently being sold!

Gap navy eyelet dress …. I think the thrift version is even cuter than what is currently being sold!

Floral Summer Dress

Floral Summer Dress

NEW with Tags!  Joseph Ribkoff dress

NEW with Tags! Joseph Ribkoff dress

Joseph Ribkoff

Joseph Ribkoff

Fab color!

Fab color!

Calvin Klein Dress

Calvin Klein Dress

Berek Jacket with tulle trim

Berek Jacket with tulle trim

Badgley Mischka Jacket!

Badgley Mischka Jacket!

Banana Republic Wrap Dress with ruffles!

Banana Republic Wrap Dress with ruffles!

 

I will keep you posted as to when the segments will air and if you are not local I will post links to the programs!    pippa