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Jen and Pippa @  www.TooCheapBlondes.com

Jen and Pippa @
www.TooCheapBlondes.com

As you can probably see, there has been no activity over on this blog since last year.  It’s not that I haven’t been busy blogging, it’s just that I’ve been completely focused on Too Cheap Blondes, a joint effort between myself and my blogging partner, Jen.

So, without further ado, please hop on over to www.TooCheapBlondes.com for more great thrift shopping tips and finds!

Thanks!

Pippa

Halloween Costumes and Vintage at Conroe Assistance League

Halloween Costumes and Vintage at Conroe Assistance League

Halloween clothing is now available at Assistance League.  One of my favorite things about this store is that they save items all year long for the appropriate season, Halloween, Christmas, Easter, 4th of July, etc.   I found some awesome vintage clothing, authentic 70’s and pageant inspired clothing … perfect for a DIY costume.

Vintage coat and authentic naval uniform.

Vintage coat and authentic naval uniform.

 

authentic navy uniform

authentic navy uniform

Evening gowns

Evening gowns

 

Vintage hat

Vintage hat

Vintage dresses

Vintage dresses

Vintage pillbox hat

Vintage pillbox hat

These would make an awesome costume

These would make an awesome costume

Beaded vintage hat

Beaded vintage hat

Kids costumes

Kids costumes

Another vintage hat

Another vintage hat

Halloween clothing

Halloween clothing

Vintage velvet hat

Vintage velvet hat

 

You can be so creative with DIY costumes, here are some ideas …

celebrity halloween costume

thrift store halloween

halloween blog thrift store

thrift store shop halloween

halloween costume thrift store

duck dynasty thrift store

big bang halloween

creative halloween blog

Be sure and check out Assistance League Facebook page HERE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Too Cheap Blondes are doing a North Houston “Thrift Store Road Trip”

Too Cheap Blondes are doing a North Houston “Thrift Store Road Trip”

Join Too Cheap Blondes as they head North of Houston, on I-45.

We will be shopping at many different thrift stores, showing you what we find, sharing pictures,

reviews and what they do to help our community!

"Thrift Store Road Trip" with Too Cheap Blondes

“Thrift Store Road Trip” with Too Cheap Blondes

Here is the first store in our review:

Greenspoint Goodwill

tory burch sweater

 

 

A Thrifted Valentines Birthday

Thrift store décor incorporated into Valentines Day!

Thrift store décor incorporated into Valentines Day!

A Thrifted Valentines Birthday

In our house I get a double whammy on holiday décor with Valentines Day… Abby’s birthday is on the 15th! So in our house, hearts also mean birthday. I really, really, really tried to birth her on Valentines Day, (which my sister accidentally did 🙁 soooo not fair!!! ), but I was only 2 hours late and I always tell her that she is my little valentine baby!

I am LOVING this delicate silver / pearl princess crown that Jen and I found for .99

I am LOVING this delicate silver / pearl princess crown that Jen and I found for .99

Of course I have my iron tree that I decorate for all occasions.   It was so much fun to listen to all the teen-age girls this year tell Abby how cool it was that her mom does all this artsy stuff for her.  I was even tempted to walk in the room and pat myself on the back … ha

They loved it and to hear her friends describe what I always do with the tree for numerous occasions, assured to me that it is memorable, it makes a difference and they love it.  As much as they are aloof, they LOVE the attention!!!!!!!!!!!

If you can’t find an iron tree (believe me, I have looked for years to offer to sell one to my readers … still looking) I used a pink or white Christmas tree before that.   Those 2 colors pretty much go with all occasions but Halloween and Thanksgiving.

 

 

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 … I have stopped saying “that store Never has anything good!”

Never say Never … I have stopped saying “that store Never has anything good!”

Here is part II of “Too Cheap Blondes” thrifting adventure from yesterday.

Link to the article:

http://toocheapblondes.com/thriftfinds/that-store-never-has-anything-good-never-say-never-part-ii/

After I saw this picture of Olivia Palermo wearing this dress, I really regret not buying it 🙁

pippa

Catherine Malandrino found at thrift store for $9.99

Catherine Malandrino found at thrift store for $9.99

 

 

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

New Post on Too Cheap Blondes … Lacoste $165 sweater for $1.75

 

New Post on Too Cheap Blondes … Lacoste $165 sweater for $1.75

Yes, of course, this Lacoste sweater was found at a thrift store!   Please head on over to http://toocheapblondes.com/thriftfinds/thrift-shopping-for-school-lacoste-sweater-1-75/ to get all the details.

Houston Thrift Store shopping with Too Cheap Blondes

Houston Thrift Store shopping with Too Cheap Blondes

#1  This is the OUTLET store, this is not a regular Family Thrift Store.    This is the clearance store for items that did not sell in the Family Thrift Store(s).

#2 Another tip is that if you go to the OUTLET store, disregard the prices on the items. Regardless of what the price tag says, everything in the store is the price of the day ($1.75, $1.50, etc.).   The price tags may be confusing your first time there…just ignore them!

#3 NO Dressing rooms or mirrors.

(HERE is a link for a list of both the regular and the outlet store locations: HERE)

Family Thrift Outlet Stores:

  • Thursday $1.75
  • Friday $1.50
  • Saturday $1.25
  • Sunday $1.00
  • Monday $ .75
  • Tuesday $ .50
  • Wednesday $ .25

 

A month in Review: Houston Fashion Week, FOX26 News, ABC Stretch your Dollar, and More

 

A month in Review:  Houston Fashion Week, FOX26 News, ABC Stretch your Dollar, and More

Thrift Teacher make-over with ABC Stretch your Dollar / Patricia Lopez

Thrift Teacher make-over with ABC Stretch your Dollar / Patricia Lopez

Too Cheap Blondes have had a busy month!

I am working on consolidating all my posts to www.TooCheapBlondes.com, so please click on over to that link to read all about our past month (and lots of pictures).

Here is a brief overview:

  • Jen rocked the red carpet for Houston Fashion Week, showing everyone that thrifting can look fabulous for pennies on the dollar!
  • Decorating with thrift store finds and items you already have in your home / Rita Garcia / FOX26
  • We filmed with Patricia Lopez / Stretch your Dollar doing a teacher make-over, we can’t wait to see that segment, it will air in January some time.
  • Family Thrift Outlet Stores, Wednesday .25 day with Patricia Lopez / Stretch your Dollar.
  • Christmas sweater segment, quite silly and fun … with Rita Garcia / FOX26
  • Next Jen graciously hosted a private luncheon and Fashion show by David Peck, at Tootsies!
  • On top of it all Jen sold her house and moved … a major life event but she has been right there for numerous filmings the past few weeks.

We just want to let all of our readers know that we are so thankful that you take time out of your busy schedules to read about our thrifting finds.  Thank you and if you see us in a thrift store please say hello!

http://toocheapblondes.com/thriftfinds/a-month-in-review-with-too-cheap-blondes-houston-fashion-week-david-peck-teacher-make-over-stretch-your-dollar-fox26-and-more/

 

Pippa

Vintage iPad Carrying Case for $1.75 with Too Cheap Blondes

Vintage handbag is the perfect size to be an iPad carrying case

Vintage handbag is the perfect size to be an iPad carrying case

 

To get the full story click HERE ….

“Too Cheap Blondes” found an outstanding vintage handbag which was also the perfect size for an iPad carrying case!

This stunning case was only $1.75.