Stunning Graduation Dress for $5.99 @ San Antonio Goodwill

 Stunning Graduation Dress for $5.99 @ San Antonio Goodwill

Maddy, graduated this past spring and to celebrate this momentous day, I wanted her to feel beautiful and took her to the mall to pick out a dress.

We bought her a dress that looked amazing on her but when it actually came down to the event she decided to wear this dress I had found for her at Goodwill, in San Antonio, for $5.99.

Dress for $5.99 @ Goodwill (she was nominated for best legs at her High School)

Dress for $5.99 @ Goodwill
(she was nominated for best legs at her High School)

Don't you love the back of this dress!

Don’t you love the back of this dress!

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This experience taught me that it doesn’t matter where you buy something or how much it cost … what does it make you feel like when you put it on?

She felt and looked like a million bucks!   Plus I would feel like that everyday if I had her legs 🙂

Her graduation gift was a trip to New York City  (cute as can be, wearing almost all thrifted clothing)

I am always impressed with the prices at the Goodwill stores in San Antonio!

Here are my reviews of a few 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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We saved our thrift finds for you … as filmed with Mirror/Mirror

We saved our thrift finds for you … as filmed with Mirror/Mirror

Too Cheap Blondes recently shot an upcoming episode with Mirror/Mirror, teaching you how to re-create a “style” with either a magazine article or a Pinterest pin.

We had such a fun time creating this episode at Goodwill River Oaks in Houston, Texas.  They have agreed to put aside all the clothing from this episode and put them out on special rack “As Seen on Mirror/Mirror”.

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This rack will be available on Saturday, Feb. 1st

  • Goodwill River Oaks
  • 9030 Westheimer Road
  • Houston, TX

Stay tuned to find out when this episode will air!   Jen & Pippa

Thrift Store in College Station

Thrift Store in College Station

Being that I lived in Oregon until 10 years ago, I have to admit that I find some things in Texas amusing.  Don’t get me wrong, I love Texas and I love the things that make Texas unique.   This is my favorite bumper sticker …

I wasn't born in Texas but I got here as fast as I could!!!!!!   My favorite bumper sticker!

I wasn’t born in Texas but I got here as fast as I could!!!!!! My favorite bumper sticker!

On the way to College Station this weekend we stopped for breakfast at a diner that was in an old rail car …  interesting!

 

A Texas cafe with a huge bird

A Texas cafe with a huge bird

 

 

and bottle cap alley in College Station …

Bottle cap alley in College Station

Bottle cap alley in College Station

More of bottle cap alley

More of bottle cap alley

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Now on to the important stuff … THRIFT STORE shopping!

(I found so much, I am breaking this up into 4 parts)

Gorgeous Trina Turk silk blouse!

Gorgeous Trina Turk silk blouse!

 

Boyfriend Velvet Jacket ... sooo cute!

Schoolboy Velvet Jacket … sooo cute!

 

 

 

Goodwill Thrift Store 2704 Texas Ave S, College Station, TX 77840

Goodwill Thrift Store
2704 Texas Ave S, College Station, TX 77840

 

After doing research on what I found in College Station, I wish I would have bought everything!  What GREAT prices!!!!

Vintage Coats from Goodwill

Vintage Coats from Goodwill

 

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

 

Never say Never ….

 

For those of you who thrift there is always that store that you think is not worth your time or they NEVER have anything good.   Yes, yes, I totally get that.

Today, Jen and I (www.TooCheapBlondes.com) , met with a writer for a local magazine and after talking about thrifting for hours we wanted to shop!

Unfortunately, we only had about 30 minutes and we both didn’t want to go the store that “Never has anything good”.

Well, fortunately we did ….. Here is part I, we will post part II tomorrow

 

Orchid is the color of the year for 2014

Orchid is the color of the year for 2014

 

 

Link to the article:

http://toocheapblondes.com/uncategorized/that-store-never-has-anything-good/

 

Blue & White vase

Blue & White vase

San Antonio Goodwill Dezavala Store

San Antonio Goodwill Dezavala Store

This was my first visit to this Goodwill Dezavala store.  Doesn’t the word Dezavala sounds glamorous, something like Zaza Gabor?

If you read my blog you know that I absolutely LOVE and adore dishes and I hit the jackpot at this store!

Let me share a few highlights of what caught my eye.

Goodwill Dezavala Store in San Antonio

Goodwill Dezavala Store in
San Antonio

 

Look at this STUNNING red dress, brand new with tags!

Look at this STUNNING red dress, brand new with tags!

Egyptian Glass plate

Egyptian Glass plate

 

Vintage Mallard Duck tureens, handpainted, from Italy

Vintage Mallard Duck tureens, handpainted, from Italy

This platter was oversized and weighed at least 5 pounds, it was gorgeous!

This platter was oversized and weighed at least 5 pounds, it was gorgeous!

Candlesticks

Hand painted candlesticks

Cake plate from Dezavala store

Cake plate from Dezavala store

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What a fun lamp!

What a fun lamp!

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Soup tureen from Goodwill

Soup tureen from Goodwill

Hand-crafted plate

Hand-crafted plate

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Turkey platter

Turkey platter

Christmas platter

Christmas platter

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Halloween costume

Halloween costume

 

This location had a huge book section.

This location had a huge book section.

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Dr Martens

Dr Martens

Tons of frames .... great for DIY projects

Tons of frames …. great for DIY projects

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Here are more reviews of other San Antonio Goodwill stores:

Goodwill, 13311 San Pedro (281 & Bitters)

Goodwill, 3401 Fredericksburg

Goodwill, 727 NW Loop 410

Goodwill, Loop 1604 and Bulverde Road

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

An AMAZING Day ~ Meeting some of our Readers at Goodwill Store in San Antonio

An AMAZING Day ~ Meeting some of our Readers at Goodwill Store in San Antonio

As an official blogger for Goodwill of San Antonio they recently asked me to do a workshop at a Grand Opening of their newest store @ Loop 1604 and Bulverde Road.

One of the BEST parts of this incredible weekend was meeting a few readers who came to my workshop (Pinteresting Ideas) to meet me!   I can’t tell you how special that was to know that the time I have put into this blog is touching people and that they took time out of their busy schedules to come say hello!  Writing for 2 different blogs www.ShopwithPippa.com and www.TooCheapBlondes.com , both about thrifting, Jen and I have had the opportunity to meet so many people, it would surprise you who thrifts.  I guess we are a few of the brave souls who are proud about it and will actually admit it!

Here is a reader and a thrifted outfit that she put together from reading the blog, LOVE this!

Meeting a reader from www.ShopwithPippa.com

Meeting a reader from www.ShopwithPippa.com

 

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sorry your eyes are closed, it is the only picture I have

 

We started the day with a news segment at KENS 5.  The girls met the guys from "Tanked".

We started the day with a news segment promoting Goodwill Grand Opening at KENS 5. The girls met the guys from “Tanked”.

Grand Opening Goodwill San Antonio (Loop 1604 & Bulverde Road)

Grand Opening Goodwill San Antonio (Loop 1604 & Bulverde Road)

Having fun with my girls ... you can't help but enjoy life being around them!

Having fun with my girls … you can’t help but enjoy life being around them!

 Click HERE for my store review and to see a bunch of outfits that I put together for under $10!

I got to meet some fellow San Antonio bloggers, an opportunity to get out and actually meet people is a welcome retreat from hours behind a computer!

I have listed Goodwill San Antonio Bloggers! @Pam Lutrell @Pippa, Too Cheap Blondes lovelyT & @Michelle Cantua few other San Antonio Goodwill store reviews for you here:

Goodwill, 13311 San Pedro (281 & Bitters)

Goodwill, 3401 Fredericksburg

Goodwill, 727 NW Loop 410

Goodwill, Loop 1604 and Bulverde Road

Just remember all Goodwill does for the community.  Every 14 seconds someone gets a job because of work done by Goodwill.

Its official .... Goodwill Blogger for 2013

New Goodwill Store (Loop 1604 and Bulverde Road) in San Antonio, LOOK @ all these outfits under $10!

 

  New Goodwill Store (Loop 1604 and Bulverde Road) in San Antonio, LOOK @ all these outfits under $10!

Sometimes we all need inspiration so I wanted to share a few outfit ideas that I found on my latest shopping adventure.

All of these outfits are impressively priced UNDER $10!

Newest Goodwill Store in San Antonio @ 3730 North Loop 1604 East (Loop 1604 and Bulverde Road)

 First let me do a quick review of this store!   Very organized, super bright and light … quite easy to shop!

I brought all of my babies ... that includes my 4 pound rescue maltese Dude!

I brought all of my babies … that includes my 4 pound rescue maltese Dude!

Newest San Antonio Goodwill Store (Loop 1604 & Bulverde Road)

Newest San Antonio Goodwill Store (Loop 1604 & Bulverde Road)

I love how everything is organized by color, it makes finding Pink stuff super easy!

I love how everything is organized by color, it makes finding Pink stuff super easy!

Sammy added 4 new items to her wardrobe for only $20

Sammy added 4 new items to her wardrobe for only $20

$8.98 for this outfit!

$8.98 for this outfit!

$8.98 for this jacket and leather skirt!

$8.98 for this jacket and leather skirt!

 

 

$6.98 total for this Juicy Couture and Silk Cardigan

$6.98 total for this Juicy Couture and Silk Cardigan

$8.98 for this jacket and leather skirt

$8.98 for this jacket and leather skirt

$5.99 for this pink tweed jacket ... perfect for the month of October!

$5.99 for this pink tweed jacket … perfect for the month of October!

 

Abby found this darling white cotton blouse for $3.99

Abby found this darling white cotton blouse for $3.99

$8.98 total for this LOFT jacket and JCREW skirt!

$8.98 total for this LOFT jacket and JCREW skirt!

$6.98 for this entire outfit!

$6.98 for this entire outfit!

$6.98 Total for this cute cotton skirt w/ embroidery detail and orange silk cardigan

$6.98 Total for this cute cotton skirt w/ embroidery detail and orange silk cardigan

 

$6.98 for this whole look

$6.98 for this whole look

 

Fantastic Prices @ San Antonio Goodwill Stores!

Fantastic Prices @ San Antonio Goodwill Stores!

 I have listed a few other Goodwill store reviews for you here:

Goodwill, 13311 San Pedro (281 & Bitters)

Goodwill, 3401 Fredericksburg

Goodwill, 727 NW Loop 410

Goodwill, Loop 1604 and Bulverde Road

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As always, Thrift with Style!

 

 

 

News Segment, Tanked, Goodwill Grand Opening, Gruene and a few Moments!

News Segment, Tanked, Goodwill Grand Opening, Gruene and a few Moments!

As we go through life it is the special moments that we remember.  Of course having teenagers it is becoming harder and harder for everyone to find the  time to be together, too enjoy those moments.  This past weekend Goodwill of San Antonio was celebrating a Grand Opening of one of their new stores and as one of their “Official Bloggers” I was invited to come to teach a workshop.   They also asked me to do the news segment on Saturday morning so I wanted to bring my girls along to model some thrifted items from Goodwill.  Everyone had reasons and excuses (football game, friends, sleepover, birthday party) to not come but finally everyone decided to join me.

 

Maddy, Abby & Sammy looking cute in their thrift store tops!

Maddy, Abby & Sammy looking cute in their thrift store tops!

It started out with a road trip from Houston to San Antonio Friday night being we had to be at KENS 5 News at 7:00AM.   Yes, it was a stressful morning starting out with showing up at the wrong address (the confirmation sheet had the wrong address) fortunately it was only 11 miles away to the TV station.   We got there and both Maddy and Sammy realized that while they were getting coffee in the lobby of the hotel, they had left their shoes  (GRRRRRRRRRRR).   We got to the back of the station and the intercom system to buzz us in was temporarily out of order.   Finally someone was leaving the station so we were able to get in the door.  Whew ….   Fortunately from then on everything went smooth!

 

San Antonio News KENS 5, promoting the Grand Opening of a new Goodwill Store

San Antonio News KENS 5, promoting the Grand Opening of a new Goodwill Store

The guys from “Tanked” on Animal Planet, were interviewed right before us so the girls got to meet them and get a picture with them.   They really, really liked Maddy in that leather dress 🙂

With the guys from Tanked on Animal Planet

With the guys from Tanked on Animal Planet

From here we quickly had breakfast, packed up, checked-out and drove to the Goodwill store for the blogger work shops I was a part of.   I will share more about that tomorrow but it was great to meet these ladies in person.   Of course we did some shopping in this fabulous new 14,000 square foot store!  Located at 3730 North Loop 1604 East (Loop 1604 and Bulverde Rd)

 

Grand Opening of the new Goodwill store, located at 3730 North Loop 1604 East (Loop 1604 and Bulverde Rd)

Grand Opening of the new Goodwill store, located at 3730 North Loop 1604 East (Loop 1604 and Bulverde Rd)

After the event we drove to San Marcus, where Maddy attends college, and had dinner before falling asleep by 10PM on a Saturday night!   We had a wonderful but slow morning, beginning with breakfast, working out, watching an old Disney movie, jump-start Maddy’s car (she left the lights on) and then headed to Gruene, Texas.

Gruene Hall, the oldest dance hall in Texas!

Gruene Hall, the oldest dance hall in Texas!

Gruene is one of those charming towns that is listed in the National Register of Historic Places, you feel like you have gone back in time.   Gruene is definitely all things Texas, from the shopping to the music.   The oldest dance hall in Texas, Gruene Hall, is a must see!   You can walk everywhere in this pint sized town and live music can be heard in several locations.   During the summer months you can float the river in tubes!

With my girls in Gruene!

With my girls in Gruene!

Gruene General Store is an adventure all in itself.

Gruene General Store is an adventure all in itself.

 

This past weekend was one of the busiest that I have had in a long time but it turned out to be so much fun!   We had so many of those special moments, being silly and spending time together.

Having fun climbing a tree

Having fun climbing a tree

Having a blast together!

Having a blast together!

 

We had to head back Sunday night because “Too Cheap Blondes” had to film 2 segments with FOX on Monday morning.  You can see the girls had a fabulous time and took a much needed nap!

It was a long weekend!

It was a long weekend!

 

As always, Thrift with Style!

Tonight on Mirror / Mirror ~ Fall Trends found in a Thrift Store

 

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Tonight the new Mirror/Mirror episode will be airing at 7:30 (central) on the LiveWell Network.

“Too Cheap Blondes”, Jen and Pippa will be styling @RebeccaSpera in this Fall’s hottest trends!

This was a style challenge where we had to recreate looks inspired by Neiman Marcus Fall Look Book.

We had a blast filming this show!   I will post the video for you next week.

Fall Trends style challenge at a Thrift Store

Fall Trends style challenge at a Thrift Store

As always, Thrift with Style!