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Jen and Pippa @  www.TooCheapBlondes.com

Jen and Pippa @
www.TooCheapBlondes.com

As you can probably see, there has been no activity over on this blog since last year.  It’s not that I haven’t been busy blogging, it’s just that I’ve been completely focused on Too Cheap Blondes, a joint effort between myself and my blogging partner, Jen.

So, without further ado, please hop on over to www.TooCheapBlondes.com for more great thrift shopping tips and finds!

Thanks!

Pippa

CUTE Teen Style ~ Back to School outfit found @ San Antonio Goodwill

 

CUTE Teen Style ~ Back to School outfit found @ San Antonio Goodwill

This time of year is expensive if you have children in school!  School supplies, new shoes, new clothes, backpack, doctor visits, medical exams for sports, money in the lunch account, extra school supplies for the classroom, lab fees, book fees, and everything else.  Looking for ways to save here and there, shopping at Goodwill sure does help the budget!

We found a GAP cotton crew sweater and HOLLISTER skirt … both in perfect condition!

Drum roll please …. this entire outfit for under $10!

 

Back to School outfit found for under $10

Back to School outfit found for under $10

 

shhhh ... do not tell her that I actually got a picture of her smiling :)

shhhh … do not tell her that I actually got a picture of her smiling 🙂

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pippa fashion blog

 

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

 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.

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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

 

 

 

A quick make-over on a $2.99 skirt from Goodwill

A quick make-over on a $2.99 skirt from Goodwill

Everyone loves a fashion make-over!  Creating a new style, with something old.

I loved this silk skirt, it is probably the most luxurious feeling fabric I have ever felt.

 

$2.99 silk skirt from Goodwill

$2.99 silk skirt from Goodwill

 

 

The skirt was only $2.99 at Goodwill but my daughter isn’t a fan of longer style skirts so we came up with a quick make-over!

Silk skirt make-over

Silk skirt make-over

 

Pull the skirt up to be worn as a strapless dress, add a lace vest and belt for a new look!

Pull the skirt up to be strapless dress, add a vest and belt for a new look!

Pull the skirt up to be strapless dress, add a vest and belt for a new look!

 

Add an interesting vest for more details

Add an interesting vest for more details

Before and after with a $2.99 silk skirt from Goodwill

Before and after with a $2.99 silk skirt from Goodwill

 

Cute skirt makeover!

Cute skirt makeover!

 

 

 

Check out our 30 second make-over on  an 80’s dress, found at Goodwill San Antonio for $5.99, HERE.

Quick fashion make-overs with both of these dresses found at Goodwill

Quick fashion make-overs with both of these dresses found at Goodwill

 

On June 28, I am part of a group staging a fashion show at the GOODWILL location at Bulverde Road and Highway 1604!!  The show will feature 20 summertime styles and all will be sold on a special rack right after the show.

This will be so much fun, I hope you will come and join us on the 28th!  More information to follow!

Here are a few of my reviews of the San Antonio Goodwill stores:

Goodwill, Loop 1604 and Bulverde Road

Goodwill, 13311 San Pedro (281 & Bitters)

Goodwill, 3401 Fredericksburg

Goodwill, 727 NW Loop 410

Goodwill, 12322 West I-10

goodwill official blogger

 

Turn this 80’s dress into a current style ~ 30 second fashion make-over

Turn this 80’s dress into a current style ~ 30 second DIY fashion make-over project

I found this Banana Republic dress at a Goodwill store in San Antonio the other day for $5.99.   The geometric pattern certainly caught my eye, you can find this pattern all over the runway and magazines.   The only problem was it looked very “80’s” with the 3 layers of ruffles and hitting right at the knees.

 

Banana Republic dress for $5.99 @ San Antonio Goodwill Thrift Store

Banana Republic dress for $5.99 @ San Antonio Goodwill Thrift Store

 

After carefully inspecting this dress, we decided we could just cut off the bottom layer, from the inside lining.   Our DIY project was done in 30 seconds!

30 seconds to cut off the bottom layer

30 seconds to cut off the bottom layer

Quick and Easy dress make-over

Quick and Easy dress make-over

 

What a darling summer dress!   Sam has a summer wedding to attend in Cancun so she was thrilled with the outcome!

Darling strapless dress from Banana Republic, $5.99 @ San Antonio Goodwill

 

Bright geometric print dress

Bright geometric print dress

 

 

Be sure and check-in tomorrow ….  I have another fashion makeover to share with you.

30 second fashion make-overs from Goodwill

30 second fashion make-overs from Goodwill

 

Check out our other quick fashion make-over using a silk skirt from Goodwill for $2.99.  HERE 

Quick fashion make-overs with both of these dresses found at Goodwill

Quick fashion make-overs with both of these dresses found at Goodwill

On June 28, I am part of a group staging a fashion show at the GOODWILL location at Bulverde Road and
Highway 1604!!  The show will feature 20 summertime styles and all will be sold on a special rack right after the show.

This will be so much fun, I hope you will come and join us on the 28th!  More information to follow!

Here are a few of my reviews of the San Antonio Goodwill stores:

Goodwill, Loop 1604 and Bulverde Road

Goodwill, 13311 San Pedro (281 & Bitters)

Goodwill, 3401 Fredericksburg

Goodwill, 727 NW Loop 410

Goodwill, 12322 West I-10

goodwill official blogger

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

 

 

Stunning Graduation Dress for $5.99 @ San Antonio Goodwill

 Stunning Graduation Dress for $5.99 @ San Antonio Goodwill

Maddy, graduated this past spring and to celebrate this momentous day, I wanted her to feel beautiful and took her to the mall to pick out a dress.

We bought her a dress that looked amazing on her but when it actually came down to the event she decided to wear this dress I had found for her at Goodwill, in San Antonio, for $5.99.

Dress for $5.99 @ Goodwill (she was nominated for best legs at her High School)

Dress for $5.99 @ Goodwill
(she was nominated for best legs at her High School)

Don't you love the back of this dress!

Don’t you love the back of this dress!

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This experience taught me that it doesn’t matter where you buy something or how much it cost … what does it make you feel like when you put it on?

She felt and looked like a million bucks!   Plus I would feel like that everyday if I had her legs 🙂

Her graduation gift was a trip to New York City  (cute as can be, wearing almost all thrifted clothing)

I am always impressed with the prices at the Goodwill stores in San Antonio!

Here are my reviews of a few of the San Antonio Goodwill stores:

Goodwill, Loop 1604 and Bulverde Road

Goodwill, 13311 San Pedro (281 & Bitters)

Goodwill, 3401 Fredericksburg

Goodwill, 727 NW Loop 410

Goodwill, 12322 West I-10

goodwill official blogger

San Antonio Goodwill Dezavala Store

San Antonio Goodwill Dezavala Store

This was my first visit to this Goodwill Dezavala store.  Doesn’t the word Dezavala sounds glamorous, something like Zaza Gabor?

If you read my blog you know that I absolutely LOVE and adore dishes and I hit the jackpot at this store!

Let me share a few highlights of what caught my eye.

Goodwill Dezavala Store in San Antonio

Goodwill Dezavala Store in
San Antonio

 

Look at this STUNNING red dress, brand new with tags!

Look at this STUNNING red dress, brand new with tags!

Egyptian Glass plate

Egyptian Glass plate

 

Vintage Mallard Duck tureens, handpainted, from Italy

Vintage Mallard Duck tureens, handpainted, from Italy

This platter was oversized and weighed at least 5 pounds, it was gorgeous!

This platter was oversized and weighed at least 5 pounds, it was gorgeous!

Candlesticks

Hand painted candlesticks

Cake plate from Dezavala store

Cake plate from Dezavala store

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What a fun lamp!

What a fun lamp!

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Soup tureen from Goodwill

Soup tureen from Goodwill

Hand-crafted plate

Hand-crafted plate

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Turkey platter

Turkey platter

Christmas platter

Christmas platter

christmas goodwill

Halloween costume

Halloween costume

 

This location had a huge book section.

This location had a huge book section.

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Dr Martens

Dr Martens

Tons of frames .... great for DIY projects

Tons of frames …. great for DIY projects

Goodwill dezavala san antonio

san antonio goodwill thrift store shop

goodwill thrift store san antonio

goodwill san antonio store

goodwill official blogger

 

Here are more reviews of other San Antonio Goodwill stores:

Goodwill, 13311 San Pedro (281 & Bitters)

Goodwill, 3401 Fredericksburg

Goodwill, 727 NW Loop 410

Goodwill, Loop 1604 and Bulverde Road

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

An AMAZING Day ~ Meeting some of our Readers at Goodwill Store in San Antonio

An AMAZING Day ~ Meeting some of our Readers at Goodwill Store in San Antonio

As an official blogger for Goodwill of San Antonio they recently asked me to do a workshop at a Grand Opening of their newest store @ Loop 1604 and Bulverde Road.

One of the BEST parts of this incredible weekend was meeting a few readers who came to my workshop (Pinteresting Ideas) to meet me!   I can’t tell you how special that was to know that the time I have put into this blog is touching people and that they took time out of their busy schedules to come say hello!  Writing for 2 different blogs www.ShopwithPippa.com and www.TooCheapBlondes.com , both about thrifting, Jen and I have had the opportunity to meet so many people, it would surprise you who thrifts.  I guess we are a few of the brave souls who are proud about it and will actually admit it!

Here is a reader and a thrifted outfit that she put together from reading the blog, LOVE this!

Meeting a reader from www.ShopwithPippa.com

Meeting a reader from www.ShopwithPippa.com

 

sorry your eyes are closed, it is the only picture I have

sorry your eyes are closed, it is the only picture I have

 

We started the day with a news segment at KENS 5.  The girls met the guys from "Tanked".

We started the day with a news segment promoting Goodwill Grand Opening at KENS 5. The girls met the guys from “Tanked”.

Grand Opening Goodwill San Antonio (Loop 1604 & Bulverde Road)

Grand Opening Goodwill San Antonio (Loop 1604 & Bulverde Road)

Having fun with my girls ... you can't help but enjoy life being around them!

Having fun with my girls … you can’t help but enjoy life being around them!

 Click HERE for my store review and to see a bunch of outfits that I put together for under $10!

I got to meet some fellow San Antonio bloggers, an opportunity to get out and actually meet people is a welcome retreat from hours behind a computer!

I have listed Goodwill San Antonio Bloggers! @Pam Lutrell @Pippa, Too Cheap Blondes lovelyT & @Michelle Cantua few other San Antonio 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

Just remember all Goodwill does for the community.  Every 14 seconds someone gets a job because of work done by Goodwill.

Its official .... Goodwill Blogger for 2013

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!