One Skirt Three Different Ways

One Skirt Three Different Ways

One skirt with 3 different looks!

One skirt with 3 different looks!

Too Cheap Blondes recently did a segment with the beautiful host of Mirror/Mirror, Rebecca Spera.    She started with this gorgeous chiffon skirt which was $6.99 at Goodwill.   Using different looks that we found on Pinterest we added a chambray shirt, $5.99, a chunky sweater for $5.99 and then a wrap sweater also for $5.99.

THRIFT STORE FINDS:

  • Chiffon Skirt:  $  6.99
  • Chambray Shirt:     $5.99
  • Chunky Sweater:     $5.99
  • Wrap Sweater:       $5.99

Our Pinterest Board is full of inspirational photo’s and more of our thrift store finds.  Check it out HERE.

Sparkle Zara Vest is the finishing touch on this weekend outfit

Sparkle Zara Vest is the finishing touch on this weekend outfit

There is nothing more comfortable than a pair of boyfriend jeans, these Abercrombie jeans were $7.99.

Of course adding a sparkling vest by ZARA gives the outfit the magic touch!

Finished off with a rope clutch purse.

THRIFT STORE FINDS:

  • Abercrombie Jeans:  $  7.99
  • ZARA Vest:     $4.99
  • Rope Clutch Purse:     $4.99
  • TOTAL:    $17.97
This outfit, found @ Houston Goodwill came to a total of only $17.97

This outfit, found @ Houston Goodwill came to a total of only $17.97

 

Thrifting in College Station

Thrifting in College Station

I am married to an Aggie, being from Oregon I didn’t really care but I have found out that it is a BIG deal if you live in Texas, you are either for Texas or an AG.

Honestly, I love to go to sporting events for all the peripheral things going on …. the cheer leaders, crowd watching, “air guitars” on the screen, fights and anything else that catches my attention.

Texas =Big Hair … I grew up thinking everyone in Texas had big hair!¬† ūüôā

Ok ... lets start with the obvious ... Texas is known for BIG hair!

Ok … lets start with the obvious … Texas is known for BIG hair!

This weekend we went to the mens basketball game on Saturday and then the women’s game on Sunday. ¬† I finally asked if I could have a few minutes in a thrift store ūüôā ¬† the only thing I could find open on a Sunday was Goodwill. ¬† ¬†I love to visit thrift stores in other towns! ¬†First of all I pre-judged, being I was in a college town, I thought the students would clean out a thrift store … I was wrong, there was tons of good stuff!!!!

Goodwill Thrift Store 2704 Texas Ave S, College Station, TX 77840

Goodwill Thrift Store
2704 Texas Ave S, College Station, TX 77840

Where to start ….. (this will be a several part blog)

Alice + Oliva Silk Dress for $6.99 @ Goodwill

Alice + Oliva Silk Dress for $6.99 @ Goodwill.  Perfect A&M color!

 

I am kicking myself that I did not buy this army vest for one of my girls, it is so on trend right now!!!

 

Army Vest @ Goodwill

Army Vest @ Goodwill

 

All I can say is that I lived close I would definitely go back to this store and buy everything I have featured on my blog from this College Station Thrift Store!

 

Thrift Store in College Station

Thrift Store in College Station

Being that I lived in Oregon until 10 years ago, I have to admit that I find some things in Texas amusing. ¬†Don’t get me wrong, I love Texas and I love the things that make Texas unique. ¬† This is my favorite bumper sticker …

I wasn't born in Texas but I got here as fast as I could!!!!!!   My favorite bumper sticker!

I wasn’t born in Texas but I got here as fast as I could!!!!!! My favorite bumper sticker!

On the way to College Station this weekend we stopped for breakfast at a diner that was in an old rail car … ¬†interesting!

 

A Texas cafe with a huge bird

A Texas cafe with a huge bird

 

 

and bottle cap alley in College Station …

Bottle cap alley in College Station

Bottle cap alley in College Station

More of bottle cap alley

More of bottle cap alley

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Now on to the important stuff … THRIFT STORE shopping!

(I found so much, I am breaking this up into 4 parts)

Gorgeous Trina Turk silk blouse!

Gorgeous Trina Turk silk blouse!

 

Boyfriend Velvet Jacket ... sooo cute!

Schoolboy Velvet Jacket … sooo cute!

 

 

 

Goodwill Thrift Store 2704 Texas Ave S, College Station, TX 77840

Goodwill Thrift Store
2704 Texas Ave S, College Station, TX 77840

 

After doing research on what I found in College Station, I wish I would have bought everything!  What GREAT prices!!!!

Vintage Coats from Goodwill

Vintage Coats from Goodwill

 

Never say Never … I have stopped saying “that store Never has anything good!”

Never say Never … I have stopped saying “that store Never has anything good!”

Here is part II of “Too Cheap Blondes” thrifting adventure from yesterday.

Link to the article:

http://toocheapblondes.com/thriftfinds/that-store-never-has-anything-good-never-say-never-part-ii/

After I saw this picture of Olivia Palermo wearing this dress, I really regret not buying it ūüôĀ

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Catherine Malandrino found at thrift store for $9.99

Catherine Malandrino found at thrift store for $9.99

 

 

Never say Never ….

 

For those of you who thrift there is always that store that you think is not worth your time or they NEVER have anything good.   Yes, yes, I totally get that.

Today, Jen and I (www.TooCheapBlondes.com) , met with a writer for a local magazine and after talking about thrifting for hours we wanted to shop!

Unfortunately, we only had about 30 minutes and we both didn’t want to go the store that “Never has anything good”.

Well, fortunately we did ….. Here is part I, we will post part II tomorrow

 

Orchid is the color of the year for 2014

Orchid is the color of the year for 2014

 

 

Link to the article:

http://toocheapblondes.com/uncategorized/that-store-never-has-anything-good/

 

Blue & White vase

Blue & White vase

Conroe Assistance League Style Show

 

I was recently invited to take pictures of a Fashion/Style Show @ Conroe Assistance League.¬† Of course I love to promote charities in my community that have helped over 4000 children in Montgomery County this past year (with Operation School Bell)¬†but this show had a special place in my heart … my Mother-in-law was a model!

 

Conroe Assistance League Fashion / Style show

Conroe Assistance League Fashion / Style show

 

 

Assistance League does an incredible job of putting on a fashion/style show for organizations in our community.   This particular one was for MCABW, Montgomery County Association of Business Women.  Link HERE

Conroe Assistance League Fashion Show for mcabw

Conroe Assistance League Fashion Show for mcabw

 

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Assistance League in Conroe Voted ‚ÄúBest Place to Buy Clothing in Montgomery County TX¬†2012‚Ä≥ and “2013”

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‚ÄúDuring the chapter‚Äôs last fiscal year, the volunteers of Assistance League gave over 45,500 hours of their time to benefit more than 48,250 residents and nearly $360,000 was spent to assist children, seniors, and others in need in Montgomery County.¬† ¬†Since its inception in 1985, Assistance League has raised and spent over $3 million dollars to meet the needs of the community.‚ÄĚ

Assistance League

Assistance League

Oh yes, I absolutely do my part in BUYING/DONATING to help contribute to Operation School Bell in Montgomery County!¬†¬† This is also why I share with you what I think is fabulous … I can’t buy it all ūüôā

 

Location

126 North San Jacinto Street Conroe, Texas 77301

Phone Numbers

Phone:  936-760-1151 Fax:  936-760-1191

Hours

Hours:¬† 10 a.m. ‚Äď 3 p.m, Tuesday through Saturday

Dishes, Dishes and More Dishes at Conroe Assistance League

Dishes, Dishes and More Dishes at Conroe Assistance League

I know, I know … I have a terrible addiction to …. DISHES!!!!!!!!!

I just went to an “After Hours” preview¬†at Conroe Assistance League and behold there was this table of gorgeous pink and white¬†plates from Portugal!

Gorgeous plates from Portugal at Conroe Assistance League!

Gorgeous plates from Portugal at Conroe Assistance League!

 

Seriously, I spent the¬†entire event¬†talking myself out of buying these plates!¬† First of all pink is my favorite color in the entire world.¬†¬†It might be pure¬†torture for everyone else in the family if I serve them food on a pink plate¬†but I would¬†be in heaven!¬† Plus I think the white plates¬†are absolutely divine and I want them also¬†… I know, I know … I told you I have a problem with dishes!

pink thrift store plates assistance league

 

I found this picture of pink dishes on Pinterest!

I found this similar picture of pink dishes on Pinterest!

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I found a similar picture on Pinterest

I found a similar picture on Pinterest

 

 

 

 

I did buy a set of pristine, crystal water goblets for only $35!

 

Crystal Water Goblets from Conroe Assistance League

Crystal Water Goblets from Conroe Assistance League

 

There was also a huge set of ¬†105 “Cloisonne” style dishes for ONLY $115!

Huge set of 105 dishes for only $115!

Huge set of 105 dishes for only $115!

 

What a great price for this entire set!!!

What a great price for this entire set!!!

 

By the way … the dishes are still there!¬† I even called today to check, they are absolutely GORGEOUS and if you buy them please send me a picture of how you use them!

 

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

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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

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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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A month in Review: Houston Fashion Week, FOX26 News, ABC Stretch your Dollar, and More

 

A month in Review:  Houston Fashion Week, FOX26 News, ABC Stretch your Dollar, and More

Thrift Teacher make-over with ABC Stretch your Dollar / Patricia Lopez

Thrift Teacher make-over with ABC Stretch your Dollar / Patricia Lopez

Too Cheap Blondes have had a busy month!

I am working on consolidating all my posts to www.TooCheapBlondes.com, so please click on over to that link to read all about our past month (and lots of pictures).

Here is a brief overview:

  • Jen rocked the red carpet for Houston Fashion Week, showing everyone that thrifting can look fabulous for pennies on the dollar!
  • Decorating with thrift store finds and items you already have¬†in your home / Rita Garcia / FOX26
  • We filmed with Patricia Lopez / Stretch your Dollar doing a teacher make-over, we can‚Äôt wait to see that segment, it will air in January some time.
  • Family Thrift Outlet Stores, Wednesday .25 day with Patricia Lopez / Stretch your Dollar.
  • Christmas sweater segment,¬†quite silly and fun ‚Ķ¬†with¬†Rita Garcia / FOX26
  • Next Jen graciously¬†hosted a private luncheon and Fashion show by David Peck, at Tootsies!
  • On top¬†of it¬†all Jen sold her house and moved ‚Ķ a major life¬†event but she has been right there for numerous filmings the past few weeks.

We just want to let all of our readers know that we are so thankful that you take time out of your busy schedules to read about our thrifting finds.  Thank you and if you see us in a thrift store please say hello!

http://toocheapblondes.com/thriftfinds/a-month-in-review-with-too-cheap-blondes-houston-fashion-week-david-peck-teacher-make-over-stretch-your-dollar-fox26-and-more/

 

Pippa