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

 

 

 

Everyone NEEDS a L.B.D. (little black dress) …

  1. Everyone NEEDS a L.B.D. (little black dress) …

Imagine my surprise when I walked into San Antonio Goodwill to find a .99 Dress Clearance Sale!   At first I thought it would be a bunch of junk but as I went through every hanger I came across the BEST thing ever …  a L.B.D. (little black dress)

… AND it was Banana Republic, made of silk with a flirty skirt!

I couldn't help but twirl the "skirt" part around!

I couldn’t help but twirl the “skirt” part around!

 

My Favorite L.B.D. for only .99 at San Antonio Goodwill!

My Favorite L.B.D. for only .99 at San Antonio Goodwill!

 

 

 

 

My husband is my biggest supporter!!!!

My husband is my biggest supporter!!!!

 

This past week I were invited by FOX news to do a “Thrifting” segment …. Jen and I did a Thrifted Wedding for $97 (a wedding dress and 4 bridesmaid dresses!)  this dress was one of them.  Video link …

 

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Demure and Delicate White Eyelet Dress ~ Goodwill Style

White Eyelet Dress .99 at San Antonio Goodwill

White Eyelet Dress .99 at San Antonio Goodwill

Demure and Delicate White Eyelet Dress ~ Goodwill Style

This Feminine White Eyelet Dress, fully lined, can be worn in so many ways for different looks!   Different colored cardigans, a blazer, worn as is, belted, boots or heels … this is a versatile dress that will definitely be a staple in the closet!

Be sure to check out thrift stores when you travel to different cities.   While staying on the Riverwalk in San Antonio, I googled “Goodwill Stores” and found this location within walking distance of where we were staying.  Oh yes, I scored at a Goodwill Dress Sale … All dresses were marked down to only .99!   Of course who can resist a sale like that … especially a thrifter.   I took a picture with my phone to send Maddy, I wasn’t sure if she would like this dress (virtual shopping) and I Love how she styled this simple lace dress with a belt and boots!

 

Thrift Store Finds:

 

  • White Eyelet Dress (San Antonio Goodwill Store) ……….. $.99
  • Leopard Cardigan (Houston Goodwill Store) ……….. $5.99
  • Leather Belt   (Houston Goodwill Store)   ………..   $2.99
  • Cowboy Boots  (Houston Goodwill Store)   …………..   $24.99

 

 

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Goodwill Dress for .99

Goodwill Dress for .99

All of the items are thrifted from a Goodwill Store!

Dress Sale at San Antonio Goodwill!

Dress Sale at San Antonio Goodwill!

I found over 20 dresses at this sale!

 

I LOVE a Goodwill Sale!

I LOVE a Goodwill Sale!

San Antonio Goodwill near Riverwalk: 406 W Commerce St, San Antonio, TX 78207  (210) 924-8581

 

San Antonio Riverwalk

San Antonio Riverwalk … Boudro’s, one of my FAVORITE restaurants!

 

San Antonio Riverwalk

San Antonio Riverwalk

Linking Up With:

 

$98 Ralph Lauren Polo Shirt found in Thrift Store for $3.99

Thrifted Ralph Lauren Polo Shirt

 

Thrifted Ralph Lauren Polo Shirt & Old Navy Shirt

 

Thrifted Ralph Lauren Polo Shirt and Old Navy Shirt

 Ralph Lauren Polo Shirt:  Thrifted, $3.99

Yes, I seriously LUCKED out on this Ralph Lauren Shirt that I found in a Thrift Store!   Here is a similar pink/white shirt in stores for $98!!!   This shirt was a children’s size 20 so it priced according to the children’s prices … $3.99

PERFECTION with Thrift Dress & Belt

 

Cute Colorful Thrifted Dress only $9.99

 

Thrifted Woven Leather Belt $2.99

 

These girls are Rockin their Thrift Clothes! 🙂

 

Blue Dress:  Thrift Store, $9.99

Woven Leather Belt:   Thrift Store,  $2.99

TOTAL:    $12.98

Fabulous Finds on these Clothes!!!!!

 

Here is information on all the different items shown in the picture:

 

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GORGEOUS … Stunning $5 Dress

 

Every Girl NEEDS a twirly Dress!

 

Sis ... Can you seriously be anymore BEAUTIFUL?????????????

 

 

Clearance SALE Urban Outfitters .... This Dress was only $5

 

Gorgeous Girl in a Gorgeous Dress

 

Another Twirl .........................

Strapless High-Low Dress:  Urban Outfitters, Clearance, $5.00

This dress was on clearance because the zipper was a little off-balance.  After Memoe got ahold of it, it was perfect within about 60 seconds!  Thank you Memoe!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  xoxoxo

Thrift Clothes

 

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Preppy Pink & Green done Thrifty Style

 

Thrifted Pink & Green Striped Sweater $3.99

 

Matching Sparkly Pink Phone Cover!

 

Something REALLY important is going on with her phone 🙂

 

Come on .... Mom only wants one more picture ... please put the phone down for 1 minute!

Pink & Green Striped Sweater:   Thrifted, $3.99

Floral Shorts:   Target,  $8.00

TOTAL:  $11.99

When I saw this sweater hanging up I was hoping it would be Abby’s size because it is soooooo her!  Of course she loved it when she saw it and I have to say that I would have not ever thought to put them with these shorts but it works … I LOVE IT!!!!!!

 
BonBon Rose Girls

Thrift 14 Basic Items for under $100, skirts, blouses, denim jackets & a cardigan sweater

My friend recently lost 50 POUNDS!!! (Congrats, you know who you are!)  Nothing fits her anymore!
She still wants to lose a few more pounds but without spending a ton of money she needs some clothes to get her through the Spring & Summer.
She asked if she could join me at a Thrift Store to get some basics and within one hour we found 14 pieces that we mixed-and-matched!
There are just a few items that would have completed her wardrobe, I will discuss this at the end.

 

6 Thrifted Blouses x $5.99 = $35.94

 

5 Thrifted Skirts $5.99 x $29.95

 

2 Thrift Denim Jackets $9.99 x2 = $19.98, Cardigan Sweater $5.99

THRIFTING FINDS:

6 thrifted blouses x $5.99 =  $35.94

5 thrifted skirts x $5.99 = $29.95

2 thrifted denim jackets x $9.99 =  $19.98

1 thrifted cardigan sweater $5.99 = $5.99

TOTAL PRICE FOR 14 ITEMS ……………   $91.86!!!!!!!!!!!!!

She had already purchase a few things to fit into her new size, a pair of Miss Me jeans, Miss Me capri’s and white shorts …. ALL of these work fantastic with what she purchased at a Thrift Store!

Her 2 favorite things, which also surprised her, was the leopard skirt (YES, its a basic and treat it as such) and the coral denim jacket, it can be worn with all the colored button-up blouses that she bought.  The black sleeveless wrap blouse was extremely flattering, creating a sexy waist!  😉

  • The reason for the skirts is how versatile they are!
  •  She can wear with with a t-shirt and flip flops for a casual look, throw a jacket on if you go into a cold store or movie theatre.
  • Wear it with flats, a button-up blouse for a little nicer look.
  • Going out … add wedges, a cute necklace and you are good to go!!!!!!!!

These clothes are really nice name-brand items such as Banana Republic, Cabi, Talbots, Columbia Sportswear, Old Navy and New York & Co.   (sorry we didn’t iron them, just wanted to give you an idea of what you can do for under $100)

 

As I mentioned earlier in this post the few things that would have completed this wardrobe:

#1  a White Blouse ($5.99)  Of course that goes with any and everything!

#2  a Chambray Shirt ($5.99)   Another basic that is amazing to incorporate into your wardrobe!

#3  a White Skirt ($5.99)   A MUST for summer!

#4  a Blue Jean Denim Jacket ($9.99)  Always goes with everything!

(at these prices that would be an additional: $5.99 x3 = $17.96, $9.99 jacket,   TOTAL:  $27.97)

 

Her daughter did this pencil drawing for me ... that was the best Thank You EVER!!!!!!

 

OK ... these took her over $100 (they were not part of the spring/summer basics so they don't count?) but they were too good to pass up at only $9.99

 

$179 Calvin Klein Jacket on SALE for only $14.99 … CUTE Yellow Trenchcoat

 

BIG Sale over 90% off Retail

 

Calvin Klein jacket with $179 tag for $14.99

 

Having Fun!

 

Huge Sale at Ross, $179 Calvin Klein Jacket for only $14.99

 

Great Discount Prices at ROSS

Calvin Klein Jacket (with $179 tag):  ROSS, on sale $14.99

Don’t you just LOVE a good sale!   Yellow is probably not the most practical color but its a HAPPY color … plus any where I wear this I get a ton of compliments!