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!

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 a Real Housewife

 

 

The Real Housewives shows are my favorite, my guilty pleasure! 

They are so mean to each other, I can’t ever imagine having conversations like that, its just fun to watch.

The past few weeks have been quite busy with all of the filming.   It got me to thinking I am a “Real Housewife” and I am on TV.   I guess I just pictured being a Real Housewife to be a little more glamorous, but I have the title “The Queen of Thrifting” … so I am one of the “Too Cheapest Housewives in Houston” that just happens to be blonde.   (Jen and Pippa, www.TooCheapBlondes.com)

Too Cheap Blondes, Jen and Pippa, trying to film but getting distracted by being in a thrift store, its hard to not shop!

Too Cheap Blondes, Jen and Pippa, trying to film but getting distracted by being in a thrift store, its hard to not shop!

This was a big week for the most famous housewife, Bethenny Frankel, as her talk show made its debut!    I am very excited for her.   She gives advice on life, romance, health, weight loss, and fashion.

Bethenny Frankel, previously from the Real Housewives, has a talk show!

Bethenny Frankel, previously from the Real Housewives, has a talk show!

As happy as I am for the Real Housewife star, I am very happy for the opportunities being presented to Jen and I, and the doors that are opening for TooCheapBlondes.  I can’t be any happier for what is happening and what is coming up.  I really think I am helping make a difference in so many people’s lives.  I know I don’t have a talk show, but stay tuned.  Sooner or later, I am sure there will be some advice on life, romance, health, weight loss, and of course, fashion!

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tomorrow is going to be AWESOME!

I am looking forward to tomorrow for a few reasons:

#1  It is my best friends Birthday (my husband)

#2  I get to spend the day with another awesome friend … Jen

We started out having fun thrift shopping together (not too many people get such a kick out of it)!   Then we started taking pictures and sharing it on our websites.   Now we have created a non-paying job that we absolutely love yet we don’t really have the time to just hang out and shop together with all of the work that goes into these shows!!! 🙂   We are promoting shopping at non-profit thrift stores, which directly affects charities in our area!   But tomorrow is a fun girls day of thrift store shopping!

(actually we are working for upcoming shows but it still involves hours of thrifting … HEAVEN!)

and of course we will take pictures of our finds and share them with you!

Here are a few of the things we recently found:

(full post is on www.TooCheapBlondes.com HERE)

Diane von Furstenberg ... Brand NEW with tags wrap / halter style dress for $9.99

Diane von Furstenberg … Brand NEW with tags wrap / halter style dress for $9.99

ZARA floral shift dress for $9.99

ZARA floral shift dress for $9.99

 

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:

 

reNew and reDux Houston Thrift Store Fashion Style Show ~ Scene 1 Chanel, ST JOHN, Armani

Scene 1 “Classics ReDux”

Maybe your idea of thrift store shopping is old, dirty, out-of-style?

Bring on this Thrifted Style Fashion show!!!

You have never seen such gorgeous (and affordable) clothes look so AMAZING!

Fashionistas from all over Houston gathered this week at the Wortham Theater Center’s Grand Foyer for The Women’s Home‘s yearly “reNew and reDux” fundraiser on Wednesday, August 21, 2013.  The Cottage Shop is the thrift store that helps support the Women’s Home, click HERE for my original Store Review!

Not only was this a fashion show but it was also a fundraiser (over $30,000 was raised at last years event!) for the Women’s Home!

(there were 8 fashion presentation scenes and I will break them up individually for you)

What an incredible venue for this thrift store fashion show!  Wortham Theater Lobby in Houston

What an incredible venue for this thrift store fashion show! Wortham Theater Lobby in Houston

Chanel, Kors, Giorgio Armani, Nanette Lepore ... All thrift store (cottage shop) clothing for this incredible fashion show!

Chanel, Kors, Giorgio Armani, Nanette Lepore … All thrift store (cottage shop) clothing for this incredible fashion show!

How GORGEOUS and STUNNING is this woman!!!!

How GORGEOUS and STUNNING is this woman!!!!

 

Thrifted fashion show at the Wortham Center in Houston!

Thrifted fashion show at the Wortham Center in Houston!

Fashion Show, thrift store style, to benefit the Women's Home of Houston.

Fashion Show, thrift store style, to benefit the Women’s Home of Houston.

Thrifted style show in Houston for the Women's Home of Houston

Thrifted style show in Houston for the Women’s Home of Houston

Chanel, ST JOHN, Armani and Nanette Lepore were a few of the name brands in Scene 1 of the Thrift Store Fashion Show

Chanel, ST JOHN, Armani and Nanette Lepore were a few of the name brands in Scene 1 of the Thrift Store Fashion Show

Remember, not only are you saving money on incredible name brands but you are helping support the Women’s Home in Houston!

ReNew Redux Fashion Show 2013 (stay tuned as we add the scenes)

Scene I, Classic ReDux

Scene II, Color Therapy

Scene III, Autumn Sonata

Scene IV, Fine Print

Scene V, Gray Expectations

Scene VI, Noveau Romantics

Scene VII, Midnight Special

Scene VIII Color of the Night

Houstons Highly Anticipated Fashion Show!

Always thrift with style!

PIPPA 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!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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!