So Preppy so Pink! Polo and JCREW ~ Thrift Store Style

 

So Preppy so Pink! Polo and JCREW ~ Thrift Store Style

Now maybe it is my age but I grew up being enthralled with “preppy”.  My grandma would get the Lillian Vernon catalog and that was my Preppy Bible!  Remember we did not have the internet, the TV shows were more like “Bewitched” or “I Dream of Jeannie”.   One of the hottest movies was “The Breakfast Club” and James Spader was ALL THAT!

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Unfortunately it wasn’t in my budget and you couldn’t really find these items in a thrift store … if I would have only known about “recreating” an outfit from a magazine or catalog.

I was so excited when I found this pair of JCREW chino shorts for my daughter @ San Antonio Goodwill for only $2.99 (retail $45) and to complete the outfit, I found this pink, sleeveless POLO shirt for $3.99.  (retails $89.50) … let me say that I almost fell over when she said “Yes, I will wear pink!”.  A grand total of $6.98 from GOODWILL .. how awesome is that!!!!!!!!!!!!

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pippa pink style

Hold on ... she even had her nails done in PINK!!!!!!!!

Hold on … she even had her nails done in PINK!!!!!!!!

I KNOW I am dreaming when my daughter decides to wear PINK after 3rd grade.

pink princess

I can’t even tell you how happy I was she wore a pink shirt. and it is a complete DREAM that she would ever wear a Lilly Pulitzer dress, but I can dream … it is my blog right!

lilly pulitzer thrift store dress

 

 

 

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

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!

 

 

 

Louis Vuitton, ST JOHN, vintage handbags, JCREW and more, Goodwill Shop with Jen and Pippa!

Louis Vuitton, ST JOHN, vintage handbags, JCREW and more, Goodwill Shop with Jen and Pippa!

I would say this shopping trip to Goodwill was quite amazing!

Here are a few of the items we found and Jen did buy the Louis Vuitton black dress, it fit her perfectly!

Louis Vuitton Black Dress for $9.99 @ Houston Goodwill Thrift Store

Louis Vuitton Black Dress for $9.99 @ Houston Goodwill Thrift Store

ST JOHN dress for $9.99 @ Houston Goodwill Thrift Store

ST JOHN dress for $9.99 @ Houston Goodwill Thrift Store

Stuart Weitzman for $9.99 @   Houston Goodwill thrift store

Stuart Weitzman for $9.99 @ Houston Goodwill thrift store

JCREW and Columbia Sportswear (still had original tags) plaid shirts for $5.99!

JCREW and Columbia Sportswear (still had original tags) plaid shirts for $5.99!

Vintage Saks Fifth Avenue handbag for $9.99 @ Houston Goodwill, similar to the red Marni handbag

Vintage Saks Fifth Avenue handbag for $9.99 @ Houston Goodwill, similar to the red Marni handbag

 

GAP printed skinnies for $6.99 @ Houston Goodwill Thrift Store Shop

GAP printed skinnies for $6.99 @ Houston Goodwill Thrift Store Shop … currently $49.50 in stores

Vintage Gucci on the left ... Thrifted J. Tiras handbag on the right ... $7.99 @ Houston Goodwill Thrift Store Shop

Vintage Gucci on the left … Thrifted J. Tiras handbag on the right … $7.99 @ Houston Goodwill Thrift Store Shop

Banana Republic Linen blouse with embroidery (retailed $64.50) $5.99 @ Houston Goodwill Thrift Store Shop

Banana Republic Linen blouse with embroidery (retailed $64.50) $5.99 @ Houston Goodwill Thrift Store Shop

Cute, twirly skirt for $5.99 @ Houston Goodwill thrift store shop

Cute, twirly skirt for $5.99 @ Houston Goodwill thrift store shop

Vintage Italian Rodo straw bag for $3.99 @ Houston Goodwill Thrift Store

Vintage Italian Rodo straw bag for $3.99 @ Houston Goodwill Thrift Store

Brand NEW with tags ~ Body by GAP robe for $3.99

Brand NEW with tags ~ Body by GAP robe for $3.99

High waisted shorts ... $4.99 @ Houston Goodwill thrift store shop

High waisted shorts … $4.99 @ Houston Goodwill thrift store shop

Oh My .... would this jumpsuit be FABULOUS for an 80's party or some type of costume at Halloween!

Oh My …. would this jumpsuit be FABULOUS for an 80’s party or some type of costume at Halloween!

A Goodwill shopper, who is a local musician, showed us this musical "Only Jesus can do it" scarf he found!

A Goodwill shopper, who is a local musician, showed us this musical “Only Jesus can do it” scarf he found!

 

I just wanted say a quick THANK YOU for those who come up to Jen and I to say hello!  

Its so nice to actually meet the people who read our blog.   Be sure and leave a comment on the blog and tell us where we met you!

As always, thrift with style!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My FAVORITE Thrift Store Find in Charleston, SC ~ Pink Peonies JCREW Style Copy!

 

My FAVORITE Thrift Store Find in Charleston, SC ~ Pink Peonies JCREW Style Copy!

I have to admit that the first fashion blog that I visit everyday is www.pinkpeonies.com, I absolutely LOVE Rachel’s style!

So imagine me finding these JCREW shoes @ Goodwill for only $5.99!

(actually my sister-in-law found them and Fortunately I have bigger feet than her!)

JCREW shoes for only $5.99 @ Goodwill ... copy cat style of pink peonies!

JCREW shoes for only $5.99 @ Goodwill … copy cat style of pink peonies!

 

JCREW shoes found at Charleston, SC Goodwill store for only $5.99

JCREW shoes found at Charleston, SC Goodwill store for only $5.99

 

These were found at:

Goodwill Thrift Store

1220-A Ben Sawyer Blvd

Mt. Pleasant, SC  29464

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jen and Pippa Summer Wardrobe Thrift Challenge …

Jen and Pippa Summer Wardrobe Thrift Challenge …

Jen and I set out a goal to show you how to add 26 basic items to your summer wardrobe

on a budget of under $200 (we did it with $163 by shopping at a Thrift Store!)

 We did visit a Goodwill store this week in Katy

(2401 North Freeway, Katy, TX  77444)

This is a 2 part segment …. today we are only showing the “summer challenge for under $175”.  Tomorrow will be the rest of what we found in the same store!

We walked into ONE thrift store and found 26 summer items that will help build your existing wardrobe for under $175 … actually came in at $163!

There are a lot of reasons you  might want or need to add to your chic summer wardrobe basics:

*  Have you lost weight, gained weight, need a new style, have an upcoming vacation, want to try a current trend (for a fraction of $)

 

Shelli Segal Dress for $9.99

Shelli Segal Dress for $9.99

 

Goodwill Katy Store ... JCREW eyelet dress

Goodwill Katy Store … JCREW eyelet dress

 

Katy Goodwill .. Nanette Lepore Dress for $9.99

Katy Goodwill .. Nanette Lepore Dress for $9.99

 

 

Goodwill Cabi Skirt for $6.99

Goodwill Cabi Skirt for $6.99

 

 

Ann Taylor skirt @ Katy Goodwill for $6.99

Ann Taylor skirt @ Katy Goodwill for $6.99

 

 

 

 

Houston  / Katy Ann Taylor floral skirt

Houston / Katy Ann Taylor floral skirt

 

Thrifted Skirt from David Meister

Thrifted Skirt from David Meister

 

Silk Skirt found at Thrift Store in Katy/Houston .. Banana Republic $6.99

Silk Skirt found at Thrift Store in Katy/Houston .. Banana Republic $6.99

 

 

Bebe Sequin sweater ... how cute over tank top or over sundress .. $5.99

Bebe Sequin sweater … how cute over tank top or over sundress .. $5.99

 

 

 

 

Cabi Silk Blouse, looks awesome with white pants!  $6.99

Cabi Silk Blouse, looks awesome with white pants! $6.99

 

Banana Republic Silk Blouse for $4.99

Banana Republic Silk Blouse for $4.99

 

JCREW Linen Top for $4.99

JCREW Linen Top for $4.99

 

How stunning is this sequin tank for only $4.99!

How stunning is this sequin tank for only $4.99!

 

INC beaded tank found at Houston / Katy Goodwill for $4.99

INC beaded tank found at Houston / Katy Goodwill for $4.99

 

Silk Talbots blouse for $4.99 at Katy / Houston Goodwill

Silk Talbots blouse for $4.99 at Katy / Houston Goodwill

 

 

Gorgeous TAHARI silk blouse for $4.99 @ Goodwill Houston / Katy

Gorgeous TAHARI silk blouse for $4.99 @ Goodwill Houston / Katy

 

White Linen Talbots Blouse at Goodwill for $4.99

White Linen Talbots Blouse at Goodwill for $4.99

 

Ann Taylor for $4.99 @ Goodwill

Ann Taylor for $4.99 @ Goodwill

 

Beaded Ann Taylor Tank for $4.99 @ Goodwill Houston / Katy

Beaded Ann Taylor Tank for $4.99 @ Goodwill Houston / Katy

 

Another Ann Taylor beaded top from Houston /Katy Goodwill for $4.99

Another Ann Taylor beaded top from Houston /Katy Goodwill for $4.99

 

ice tank from Goodwill for $4.99

ice tank from Goodwill for $4.99

 

ice tank from Houston / Katy Goodwill for $4.99

ice tank from Houston / Katy Goodwill for $4.99

 

Asos Blouse for $5.99

Asos Blouse for $5.99

 

Chico's NEW with tag non-iron blouse at Houston / Katy store for $5.99

Chico’s NEW with tag non-iron blouse at Houston / Katy store for $5.99

 

 

 

JCREW capri @ Houston / Katy Goodwill for $6.99

JCREW capri @ Houston / Katy Goodwill for $6.99

 

Coldwater Creek capri pant @ Houston / Katy Goodwill for $6.99

Coldwater Creek capri pant @ Houston / Katy Goodwill for $6.99

 

OK … so far here are the prices:

  • Dresses           $9.99
  • Sleeveless Tops    $4.99
  • Regular Tops    $5.99
  • Skirts              $5.99
  • Pants $5.99

 

 

Now let just push the envelope a bit and add a few pieces to help complete your summer wardrobe …

 

CUTE floral straw bag at Houston / Katy Goodwill for $3.99

CUTE floral straw bag at Houston / Katy Goodwill for $3.99

 

Brand NEW with tags Fedora Hats .. Houston Goodwill / Katy Thrift store

Brand NEW with tags Fedora Hats .. Houston Goodwill / Katy Thrift store

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Feeling Grey in JCREW

Feeling Grey in JCREW

JCREW thrifted sweater

JCREW thrifted sweater

This grey and white leopard cardigan sweater from JCREW was found while thrifting for only $5.99!    Even though it is a wild pattern it can be treated as a neutral to wear with any color.   This sweater is definitely one of those items that the sisters fight over … I mean share!

THRIFTED FINDS:

  • JCREW sweater   (Goodwill)   ………….  $5.99
  • Leather belt   (Goodwill)   …………   $2.99
JCREW sweater found at Houston Goodwill Store

JCREW sweater found at Houston Goodwill Store

 

 

 

Sunny JCREW cardigan at 95% off full retail price at Goodwill San Antonio

Sunny JCREW cardigan at 95% off full retail price from Goodwill San Antonio

This JCREW sweater was found at Goodwill San Antonio Thrift Store

This JCREW sweater was found at Goodwill San Antonio Thrift Store

 

 

This JCREW cardigan retails for $85 in the store and was purchased from a Goodwill San Antonio Thrift Store for only $3.99!

So we can either buy it for 95% off the full price or we can buy 21 sweaters x $3.99 = $83.79!

Woo Hooo …. Shopping at Goodwill definitely helps the budget!

If you gave me one word to describe this cardigan, it would be Sunshine!

This happy yellow color cardigan is simple yet eye catching and seems to match almost everything.    This sweater certainly adds a bright spot to whatever she chooses to wear it with.

JCREW retail $85 or 21 Goodwill sweaters (21 sweaters x $3.99 = $85)

JCREW retail $85 or 21 Goodwill sweaters (21 sweaters x $3.99 = $85)

 

 

Goodwill Thrift Store Sweater

Goodwill Thrift Store Sweater

 

 

JCREW cardigan

JCREW cardigan

 

Goodwill’s vision is to afford every person the opportunity to achieve  his or her fullest potential!

The organization served more than 4.2 million people through employment and  training courses in 2011 alone, and spent 82 percent of its total revenue on  these programs.

 

 

 

Thrifty Finds Friday: from Houston Goodwill

Thrifty Finds Friday: from Houston Goodwill

COACH, Anthropologie, Lilly Pulitzer, JCREW, Banana Republic, GAP and more …

This Anthropologie skirt is sooo cute for summer!

This Anthropologie skirt is sooo cute for summer!   ($6.99)

JCREW thrifted plaid skirt ... this will look so fabulous with a chambray shirt!

JCREW thrifted plaid skirt … this will look so fabulous with a chambray shirt!    ($6.99)

 

Lilly Pullitzer Skirt found at Goodwill

Lilly Pullitzer Skirt found at Goodwill    ($6.99)

 

JCREW tank top

JCREW tank top   ($5.99)

 

This blouse from the GAP is made of a funky cotton gauze type of fabric ..... I can't wait to wear this!

This blouse from the GAP is made of a funky cotton gauze type of fabric ….. I can’t wait to wear this!    ($5.99)

 

Darling Winter Jacket from the GAP ... love the ruffle on the hemline

Darling Winter Jacket from the GAP … love the ruffle on the hemline  ($9.99)

 

This jacket is even cute from the back!

This jacket is even cute from the back!

 

I can't wait to wear this cotton nude lace BANANA REPUBLIC skirt!

I can’t wait to wear this cotton nude lace BANANA REPUBLIC skirt!   ($6.99)

 

Coach Eye Glass case from Goodwill

Coach Eye Glass case from Goodwill     ($7.99)

 

GAP skirt brand new with tags ... I'm going to shorten this to wear with tights and boots in the winter!

GAP skirt brand new with tags … I’m going to shorten this to wear with tights and boots in the winter!   ($6.99)

 

Look at the details on the waist!

Look at the details on the waist!

 

Anthropologie skirt

Anthropologie skirt   ($6.99)

 

I normally don't buy Forever 21 at a Thrift Stop but this blouse was too pretty to pass up!

I normally don’t buy Forever 21 at a Thrift Stop but this blouse was too pretty to pass up!   ($5.99)

 

Skirt from the GAP

Skirt from the GAP   ($6.99)

 

Daughters of the Liberation  ... Anthropologie

Daughters of the Liberation … Anthropologie    ($6.99)

 

Wow ... Pen Duick Mens Waterproof Jacket!

Wow … Pen Duick Mens Waterproof Jacket!   ($9.99)

 

 

Jen and Pippa are virtual volunteers working to benefit nonprofit organizations by

helping promote thrift stores in the Houston area!

If you are not yet doing so, consider DONATING for the nonprofit organization of your choice today!

 

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Casual Everyday J Crew Banana Republic Style

Casual Everyday J Crew Style

This thrifted JCREW red "baby" corduroy is perfect for casual everyday style!

This thrifted JCREW red “baby” corduroy is perfect for casual everyday style!

 

This JCREW “baby” corduroy top is simple, comfortable yet perfect for everyday style!

Found at a Goodwill Thrift Store for only $5.99, just a fraction of the original price.

The leather belt is worn almost daily.

The Banana Republic rainboots are a bit more than I normally spend but considering they had not only the cool equestrian style but also the original price tag of $99 …. that justified the $19.99 price tag!

THRIFT STORE FINDS:

  • Red JCREW Cordoroy Top   (Goodwill) ……………. $5.99
  • Leather Belt  (Goodwill)  …………………..   $2.99
  • Banana Republic Rubber Boots  (Goodwill)    …………..   $19.99

Remember that EARTH DAY is April 22nd …

We can make a difference by RECYCLING, REUSING & DONATING!

JCREW top and Banana Republic Boots ... both found at a Goodwill Store!

JCREW top and Banana Republic Boots … both found at a Goodwill Store!

Remember to DONATE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

April 22, 2013 is Earth Day

 

Earth Day ... April 22, 2013

Earth Day … April 22, 2013