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!

james spader pinterest

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!!!!!!!!!!!!

 thrift store preppy

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

 

 

 

Bow Bracelets! Ugly fashion or wrong size, but COOL Fabric … What to Do

 

Ugly fashion or wrong size, but COOL Fabric … What to Do!

How many times have you come across a super ugly dress, or the wrong size blouse or pants at a thrift store, but darn they are made out of great fabric!    Of course I always put it in my cart, pushing it around the entire time, hoping I can think of a way to make this item work for me … ha ha!    Now I have found the perfect solution … make a Bow Bracelet!

Preppy Bow Bracelet

Preppy Bow Bracelet

Here is a great example … this Lilly Pulitzer “house dress” is not the cutest thing or even close to it.   Maybe 30 years ago a house dress was in style?

 

Lilly Pulitzer House Dress

Lilly Pulitzer House Dress

 

Or this little girl dress (my little girl is 14, this won’t work!) …

Lilly Pulitzer dress for little girl

Lilly Pulitzer dress for little girl

Soooo on Pinterest (here is a link to my Thrift Store Board) I found this awesome idea of making “bow” bracelets out of fabric!   Make them from different clothing that has fantastic fabric or from men’s silk ties.  The prices of clothing @ San Antonio Goodwill stores are cheap!!!!  Silk Ties only $1.99, Dresses $5.99  @ San Antonio Goodwill stores … AMAZING prices!

Here are some ideas:  I think you could make 50+ bow bracelets from one dress!   Sell them, eeek …. they sell from $20 -$40 each or give them as gifts.  What a fun way to use adorable fabric.   If you know me … you know what your next gift will be 🙂

Whale Silk Tie Bracelet

Whale Silk Tie Bracelet

Cute Bow Bracelet

Cute Bow Bracelet

 

Striped Bow Bracelet

Striped Bow Bracelet

I always love stripes!

I always love stripes!

 

Lillly Pulitzer bracelet

Lillly Pulitzer bracelet

Lillly Pulitzer ... more ideas of what to do with great fabric!

Lillly Pulitzer … more ideas of what to do with great fabric!

More extra fabric ideas .....

More extra fabric ideas …..

 

Thrifted Mens silk tie

Thrifted Mens silk tie

 

 

Cute Lilly Pulitzer dress!   ...  fun fabric!

Cute Lilly Pulitzer dress! … fun fabric!

 

Goodwill makes thrift store shopping soooo easy!!!!

Goodwill makes thrift store shopping soooo easy!!!!

Be sure and check out my  San Antonio Goodwill Store Reviews:

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.

 

pippa goodwill official blog

 

 

Lilly Pulitzer, Sperry, Brooks Brothers, Pottery Barn, Vintage Spoon Holder and More

 

Lilly Pulitzer, Sperry, Brooks Brothers, Pottery Barn, Vintage Spoon Holder and More

Lilly Pulitzer 3/4 sleeve Cardigan found @ Family Thrift Center for $7.57
Lilly Pulitzer 3/4 sleeve Cardigan found @ Family Thrift Center for $7.57

 

Allen B Schwartz Dress found @ Goodwill for $9.99
Allen B Schwartz Dress found @ Goodwill for $9.99
Sperry Wedge sandals retail for $138 found @ Family Thrift Center for $9.57
Sperry Wedge sandals retail for $138 found @ Family Thrift Center for $9.57
I wasn't sure what this was until I did some research ...  It is a vintage ceramic pottery chicken (or rooster) has a hand painted comb, eyes, bead, and feet. There are holes in his tail to hold measuring spoons.   Soooo Cute!!! $3.57
I wasn’t sure what this was until I did some research … It is a vintage ceramic pottery chicken (or rooster) has a hand painted comb, eyes, bead, and feet. There are holes in his tail to hold measuring spoons.
Soooo Cute!!! $3.57
Mens Brooks Brothers Dress shirt retails for $92 found @ Houston Goodwill Thrift Store for $5.99
Mens Brooks Brothers Dress shirt retails for $92 found @ Houston Goodwill Thrift Store for $5.99
INC crochet dress!   $9.99 @ Goodwill Thrift Store
INC crochet dress! $9.99 @ Goodwill Thrift Store

 

Pottery Barn unique bowl or serving dish for $5.57 @ Family Thrift Center
Pottery Barn unique bowl or serving dish for $5.57 @ Family Thrift Center

 

Jen and I are often asked “what do you do with all of your finds”?    Most of the time we take pictures to share with you, inspiring you to shop in a thrift store and sometimes we will purchase a thing or two.  Out of all of this I did buy the yellow Lilly cardigan for my daughter.  That’s it!   The rest of it we left for you to discover!

I am having one of those kind of days (thrift store shopping)

I am having one of those kind of days (thrift store shopping)

The phone call started like this:

JEN: “I am having one of those kind of days.”

ME (concerned and thinking something tragic has happened):  “What kind of day?”

JEN: “I can’t stop finding fabulous high end name brands such as ST JOHN, Lilly Pulitzer, cool vintage pieces … everywhere I look there are designer clothes!  My cart is so full its embarrassing!  What are you doing?  Get down here and shop with me!”

Yes, it only means one thing, she has hit the motherload and is making a major thrift store haul …

Every Thrifters Dream Come True!!!!!!!!

Jens Major Thrift Store Score of Designer Clothes!

Jens Major Thrift Store Score of Designer Clothes!

Look at her cart, she was definitely having a heavenly experience!

If you don’t follow Shop Jen’s Closet on Facebook or Instagram you might not have seen the incredible deals that she has scored lately!

Phillip Lim Goddess Dress

Phillip Lim Goddess Dress

 

Zac Posen Z Spoke Dress $9.99

Zac Posen Z Spoke Dress $9.99

ASH $371 fur boots for $9.99 ... Brand NEW

ASH $371 fur boots for $9.99 … Brand NEW

Monique Lhuillier Runway gown vs Thrifted Mary Ching gown for $9.99

Monique Lhuillier Runway gown vs Thrifted Mary Ching gown for $9.99

Chanel Suit for $34.99

Chanel Suit for $34.99

Vintage La Vetta of Beverly Hills Asian print caftan ... $9.99

Vintage La Vetta of Beverly Hills Asian print caftan … $9.99

Vintage Rose Marie Reid Bathing Suit

Vintage Rose Marie Reid Bathing Suit

Gorgeous vintage McMullen sweater for $4.15

Gorgeous vintage McMullen sweater for $4.15

BRAND NEW Billy Reid shirts for $5.99 (four of them!)  These retail for $185 each!

BRAND NEW Billy Reid shirts for $5.99 (four of them!)
These retail for $185 each!

Oh yeah … I forgot to give you my answer about joining her thrifting dream come true!   I was having one of those “dog days of summer”.   Man I wish that I could have joined her, it sounded like so much fun!!!!!!

A day at the vet with my little Dude!

A day at the vet with my little Dude!

(Stay tuned …. Jen and I are “hard-core” thrift store shopping today.   Not sure what that quite means but she said don’t dress nice.   I will give a full report soon!)

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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)

 

 

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helping promote thrift stores in the Houston area!

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