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

Jen and Pippa find Burberry, JCREW, Chico’s and Eddie Bauer for only $1.75 each per item???

 

Burberry, JCREW, Kim Kardashian Cape, Eddie Bauer, Chico’s, all for $1.75 each @ Family Thrift Outlet

We always have to share our finds, I will admit I don’t know why we didn’t buy ALL of these items.  It would have been a total of $8.75 to buy all 5 of these things!

 

JCREW velvet jacket, retails for $178 ... $1.75 @ Family Thrift Outlet

JCREW velvet jacket, retails for $178 … $1.75 @ Family Thrift Outlet

Burberry for $1.75

Burberry for $1.75

Houndstooth cape for $1.75

Houndstooth cape for $1.75

Chico's Jacket for $1.75

Chico’s Jacket for $1.75

Eddie Bauer Jacket retails $109.99 ... $1.75 @ Family Thrift Outlet

Eddie Bauer Jacket retails $109.99 … $1.75 @ Family Thrift Outlet

 

 

Jen and I shopped at FAMILY THRIFT OUTLET store (in Houston).

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

Too Cheap Blondes featured on ABC “Stretch your Dollar”, tomorrow Nov 7th

 

We stood through a rain/lightening storm (Houston had 5 inches of rain the day we filmed) for this sale so I can’t wait to show you what we found!

  • Family Thrift Outlet
  • 12148 Gulf Freeway
  • Houston, TX

Tomorrow,  Thursday, Nov 7 @ 5:45am and 4:55pm / “ABC Stretch your Dollar” with Patricia Lopez.

Family Thrift Center Outlet store in Houston

Family Thrift Center Outlet store in Houston

I think these prices will help explain why there is a line out the door every Thursday morning.

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

The race is on ….

Thrift store outlet in Houston

Thrift store outlet in Houston

You will love all the things "Too Cheap Blondes" found for ABC "Stretch your Dollar!"

You will love all the things “Too Cheap Blondes” found for ABC “Stretch your Dollar!”

 

How have I lived in Houston over 10 years and NOT heard of the oldest (and largest) Rummage Sale?

How have I lived in Houston over 10 years and NOT heard of the oldest (and largest) Rummage Sale?

What is this … a conspiracy to keep Pippa away from a good sale?   Has everyone been keeping this to themselves?   Did YOU also not know about this awesome sale???

Houston’s Oldest Rummage Sale “Annual Pink Elephant Sale” by River Oaks Garden Club

Bayou City Event Center
9401 Knight Road
Houston, TX 77045

Located just south of Downtown and the Texas Medical Center
There are approximately 700 surface parking spaces available at no charge.

I did a full review over at TooCheapBlondes click HERE,   here are a few pictures.

River Oaks Garden Club "Pink Elephant" sale ... Houston's oldest rummage sale!

River Oaks Garden Club “Pink Elephant” sale … Houston’s oldest rummage sale!

 

Pink Elephant Rummage Sale is held at the Houston Bayou City Event Center

Pink Elephant Rummage Sale is held at the Houston Bayou City Event Center

 

Here is Jen shopping the Boutique section!

Here is Jen shopping the Boutique section!

Here is a darling Tory Burch skirt we found for $16

Here is a darling Tory Burch skirt we found for $16

Hey … Next time you hear of a great event please share the love!!!  🙂   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!

“Too Cheap Blondes” featuring Homecoming Dresses from a Thrift Store on Stretch your Dollar

 

A dress for Homecoming is probably the biggest expense for this High School event, why not save $100’s of dollars at a Thrift Store!

Jen and Pippa of “Too Cheap Blondes” show you how.

Watch here to see how you can save money!

 

 

I am becoming SOOOO CHEAP! Houston Cheapest Thrift Blogger!

I am becoming SOOOO CHEAP!  Houston’s Cheapest Thrift Blogger.

Ok .. Maybe all of this thrifting is becoming a lifestyle.

Too Cheap Blondes have recently been named the Queen (s) of Thrifting!

Too Cheap Blondes have recently been named the Queen (s) of Thrifting!

The same as a “healthy” lifestyle …. exercising and choosing to eat better foods, we all know diets do not work.

It is becoming hard to pay retail for anything!   (Hotel, cheap gas, outlet malls, groceries, etc …)  I went grocery shopping this morning @ Kroger and they were marking down the meat … I stayed there until they finished labeling them and bought all of it.

Lots of turkey and some filet mignon!  My freezer is full :)

Lots of turkey and some filet mignon! My freezer is full 🙂

WHAT is wrong with me????    I guess CHEAP is becoming a way of life!

I left Kroger Grocery Store, with my marked down meat, feeling just as good as when I leave a Thrift Store!

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Too Cheap Blondes with ABC “Stretch your Dollar”, Fall Fashion Trends found in a Thrift Store!

 

 

 

Here we are sharing 2013 Fall Fashion Trends found in a Thrift Store with ABC,  Patricia Lopez, “Stretch your Dollar”

Here I am wearing every day neutrals with a current trendy animal print skirt.  Also added a red scaled down Karen Millen vintage handbag/purse.

Here I am wearing every day neutrals with a current trendy animal print skirt. Also added a red scaled down Karen Millen vintage handbag/purse.

Have you seen Jen and I goofing off in a thrift store????

Come say Hello!!!   Too Cheap Blondes having fun!

Come say Hello!!! Too Cheap Blondes having fun!

Please, please come and say hello!   It is such a pleasure to meet our readers!

We really have too much fun while thrifting! I will be nice and not show you Patricia Lopez trying out the Suzanne Somers “Thigh Master”!

Or Jen and I wearing silly hats.

Eeek .. I guess I am easily distracted, the camera man asked me to twirl around at a certain point and “ooooh, LOVE this “vintage inspired” vanity mirror”

I had to immediately go put it in my cart before someone else got it!   Back to modeling ….

(you would have done the same thing, don’t judge me)

 

This mirror is AWWWWsome! Vintage / Antique inspired beveled glass mirror for $7.99 @ Houston Goodwill

This mirror is AWWWWsome!
Vintage / Antique inspired beveled glass mirror for $7.99 @ Houston Goodwill

 

Jen modeling a cape / classic jacket that makes a huge statement!   Filming with ABC Patricia Lopez, "Stretch your Dollar"

Jen modeling a cape / classic jacket that makes a huge statement! Filming with ABC Patricia Lopez, “Stretch your Dollar”

Meredith with Houston Goodwill Media Relations Wearing current trends: Rocker Chic / Elizabeth & James leather jacket (Retail $500 .... $9.99 @ Goodwill) DL 1961 Jewel Tone Denim (Retail $179 ... $7.99 @ Goodwill) Angular Booties and a classic houndstooth blouse

Meredith with Houston Goodwill Media Relations
Wearing current trends:
Rocker Chic / Elizabeth & James leather jacket
(Retail $500 …. $9.99 @ Goodwill)
DL 1961 Jewel Tone Denim
(Retail $179 … $7.99 @ Goodwill)
Angular Booties and a classic houndstooth blouse

 

 

You will LOVE our fall fashion segment that will be on ABC “Stretch your Dollar” with Patricia Lopez!

(go online to view Nordstroms, Saks, Neiman Marcus, JCREW  “fall styles” to see what are the current trends …

you CAN find everything in a thrift store!)

 As always Thrift with Style ….. and Purpose!

 

Emporio Armani, Cole Haan, Betsey Johnson and More finds this week @ Goodwill Thrift Store in Houston

 Emporio Armani, Cole Haan, Betsey Johnson and More finds this week @ Goodwill Thrift Store in Houston

Looking through the Neiman Marcus Fall Trends for 2013 HERE we discovered that several of these items were wardrobe essentials!

  • Red: The new neutral
  • Boys Town :  Menswear inspired fashion for women
Emporio Armani Dress .... Aaah Mazing!

Emporio Armani Dress …. Aaah Mazing!

 

JCREW boyfriend cardigan @ 95% off retail price!!!

JCREW boyfriend cardigan @ 95% off retail price!!!

This Brooks Brothers Blouse  has become one of my favorites!  It fits perfect, doesn't wrinkle and a great classic piece for any wardrobe.

This Brooks Brothers Blouse has become one of my favorites! It fits perfect, doesn’t wrinkle and a great classic piece for any wardrobe.

Cole Haan woven purse @ Goodwill Thrift Store

Cole Haan woven purse @ Goodwill Thrift Store

 

Anthropologie mohair blend sweater

Anthropologie mohair blend sweater

Bill Levkoff Evening Gown for $9.99!!!  @ Houston Goodwill Thrift Store

Bill Levkoff Evening Gown for $9.99!!! @ Houston Goodwill Thrift Store

Betsey Johnson Dress

Betsey Johnson Dress

A timeless black dress from Harods for $9.99

A timeless black dress from Harolds for $9.99  (filming with Mirror/Mirror)

 

Behnaz Sarafpour dress ... this would be perfect Homecoming!  ($9.99)

Behnaz Sarafpour dress … this would be perfect Homecoming! ($9.99)

 

Louis Feraud classic jacket for $9.99

Louis Feraud classic jacket for $9.99

Set of bowls from Pier 1 @ Houston Goodwill

Set of bowls from Pier 1 @ Houston Goodwill

Cubist Animals from Houston Goodwill ....  Anyone have any more information about these?

Cubist Animals from Houston Goodwill …. Anyone have any more information about these?

Tommy Hilfiger kids boots

Tommy Hilfiger kids boots

 

 As always Thrift with Style … and Purpose!

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