Thrift Shop in Phoenix with Pippa and Jen, Too Cheap Blondes

thrift shop cheap phoenix pippa jen cheap blondesThrift Shop in Phoenix with Pippa and Jen, Too Cheap Blondes

Oct 15, we will be in Phoenix, AZ at our FAVORITE $2 outlet store, Family Thrift Outlet! Better than NORDSTROM Last Chance or SAKS Off 5th … the name brands we can find for $2 will blow your mind! Comment if you can meet us that day, we are working on a special shopping event!

We will be at the store from 9AM -2PM that day.  Please message us on FB or on the blog if you will be meeting us … we will have a special rack tucked away just for you!!!!!!!!!!!!  Come find us in the store, either say hello to “Too Cheap Blondes” or “Jen or Pippa” (yeah, we answer to either name .. lol).

Date:   Thursday,  October 15th, 9AM – 2PM

Location:  Family Thrift Outlet, 4335 W. Glendale Ave, Glendale, AZ  (Phoenix area)

 

 

For more tips and tricks, check out our “11 Thrift Store Tips”.

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A list of our Favorite Houston Thrift Stores, HERE

Remember, this whole process takes time so have fun … Happy Thrifting from Jen and Pippa!

Thrifting to Get Through It

 

THRIFTING TO GET THROUGH IT

 

Nobody told me how hard it was going to be to help my oldest go to college.  Well let me tell you, if it wasn’t for having to write a review on a thrift store near my daughter’s college, I would have been a basket case.

Besides being the first time I have stayed in a hotel by myself, I was feeling quite emotional.  Fortunately  I had made commitments that kept me very busy while Maddy was picking out all her classes and getting prepared to enter into the next part of her life.

Here is Maddy modeling one of her many thrifted outfits.  College Wardrobe on a Thrift Store Budget.

Here is Maddy modeling one of her many thrifted outfits.  

(click HERE to read about her outfit)

I don’t know if the thrifting thing is bleeding over into all parts of my life or I was wanting to suffer because of my parental sadness, but I stayed at the cheapest hotel I could find and got a foot long Subway sandwich that was both my dinner and my breakfast.  I think my total expenses for the night were less than a hundred dollars and that included some incredible treasures during my review of the thrift stores.

Goodwill, 13311 San Pedro (281 & Bitters)

Goodwill, 3401 Fredericksburg

Goodwill, 727 NW Loop 410

 

Staying busy and escaping into my thrifting world got me through the registration weekend.  That was a few weeks ago.  Things haven’t gotten much easier.  The house is a lot quieter with one less kid, and I have a new closet to put my thrift treasures in.  It helps when she calls and wants us to come see her.  That will happen soon along with more reviews of thrift stores near you.

 

As always, Thrift with Style!

 

 

First Day of School … College, Highschool and Jr High! Anthropologie style

Every year i MUST take a first day of school picture of my kids!  This year, it was a little difficult with Maddy @ Texas State!   She did text me the first day of school pic ...

Every year i have to take a first day of school picture of my kids! This year, it was a little difficult with Maddy @ Texas State! She did text me the first day of school outfit …

 

We bought a ton of Brand New w/ Tags for her to wear to school ... WOW ... she chose an Anthropologie top for $5.99 (retails for $98).  Wore this top with her own American Eagle, full price, Jean.

We bought a ton of Brand New clothes from the mall for her to wear to school … WOW … she chose a thrifted Anthropologie top for $5.99 (retails for $98) with a pair of new white jean.s

 

First day of college in Anthropologie Lace Tank Top for $4.99, leather belt $2.99, short $4.99

First day of college in Anthropologie Lace Tank Top for $4.99, leather belt $2.99, short $4.99

First Day of School … College, Highschool and Jr High!

This is always such an exciting day!   New clothes, new school supplies, see your friends, make new friends and meet your teachers.

Both the girls chose to wear a thrifted Anthropologie top, even though they had new clothes from the mall.

Remember to 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!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

More Thrifting Tips from Jen & Pippa, Getting ready to film with FOX News ….

FOX News with Natalie Bomke

FOX News with Natalie Bomke

Tomorrow, Jen and I will be giving you tips on how to incorporate thrifting into your wardrobe!   (click on the picture above, not sure why it is leaving Jen out but she is there)

We are getting ready to do a few segments with FOX News in the morning and the girls got a little sidetracked when they found the Halloween costumes!

Halloween Costumes!  Getting ready for FOX News tomorrow!

Halloween Costumes! Getting ready for FOX News tomorrow!

Here is our last segment we did with FOX:

We will keep you updated about when it be will aired!

 

New York City ~ Day 4 , Central Park, Fancy Shops, Top of the Rock & Nutella Crepe!

 

New York City ~ Day 4 , Central Park, Fancy Shops, Top of the Rock & Nutella Crepe!

Magnolia Bakery ... banana pudding

Magnolia Bakery … banana pudding

LEGO ... FAO Schwartz New York

LEGO … FAO Schwartz New York

Thrifted Finds:

Pippa / JCREW shirt $5.99 / Abercrombie khakis $6.99 / Nine West mini backpack $1.00

Maddy / lace blouse $1 / Skirt $5.99 / leather belt $1.99 / Liz Claiborne cross body $7 / Toms $9.99

Barbie...FAO Schwartz New York

Barbie…FAO Schwartz New York

Candy @ FAO Schwartz

Candy @ FAO Schwartz

 

candy ...FAO Schwartz New York

candy …FAO Schwartz New York

First New York Hot Dog Vendor

First New York Hot Dog 

 

Her first New York hot dog!

Her first New York hot dog!

 

Laduree @ 864 Madison Ave

Laduree @ 864 Madison Ave

Macaroons, Oh My!!!!

Macaroons, Oh My!!!!

Laduree ... it was worth the walk!

Laduree … it was worth the walk!

Juicy Couture

Juicy Couture

Kate Spade

Kate Spade

Tory Burch

Tory Burch

Madison Avenue Shopping

Madison Avenue Shopping

We stood in a LONG line to get the best crepe ever!!!!!!!

We stood in a LONG line to get the best crepe ever!!!!!!!

 

Nutella and strawberry crepe!   Maddy had a hard time sharing this :)

Nutella and strawberry crepe! Maddy had a hard time sharing this 🙂

This was the most memorable, mouthwatering crepe ever!   We had walked about 8 miles so far that day, in 100 degree weather.   We were number 52 in a long line to get this crepe!   We were so tired we just sat on the sidewalk and melted.   I know for sure that I had one bite of this Nutella and strawberry crepe because I can’t forget it.   Next thing I knew Maddy had eaten it all!!!!   Now if I had known it would be that incredible we would have bought two …. I can’t bear the thought of getting back in that line of 50 plus people so it will have to remain a memory for me.

One of the best part about our trip to New York was meeting up with my dad, he just happened to be there at the same time we were!    He joined us while we were sitting on the ground and I couldn’t help but take this picture of his shoes and socks, they struck me funny …. they just looked so “dad”!

 

Dad in New York

Dad in New York

 

 

Dad & Maddy crossing the bridges of life in Central Park

Dad & Maddy crossing the bridges of life in Central Park

Enjoying a shady bench in Central Park

Enjoying a bench in the shade at Central Park

Top of the Rock at sunset

Top of the Rock at sunset

It was so beautiful to see the city light up!

It was so beautiful to see the city light up!

Central Park

Central Park

 

Kissing New York Goodbye

Kissing New York Goodbye

 

 

She got a little crazy with the camera!

She got a little crazy with the camera!

We ended the evening in Times Square, which was our favorite place to just sit and watch people!   New York …. the city that never sleeps!

Snake in Times Square

Snake in Times Square

ewwwww ... snake!

ewwwww … snake!

Maddy is grossed out!

Maddy is grossed out!

 

This lady again!

This lady again!

I am not sure if I got the point across earlier but THAT CREPE WAS AWESOME!!!!!!!!   Sure wish I would have got my own!  🙂   Next trip …

Here is a recap of day 1-5:

(If you only have TIME to check out one day, look at day 4 … that crepe that Maddy did NOT share with me is the Highlight of the entire trip!!!!)

As always Thrift with Style!  pippa

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thrift Store Finds: San Antonio Goodwill, 13311 San Pedro (281 & Bitters)

Thrift Store Finds: San Antonio Goodwill, 13311 San Pedro (281 & Bitters)

I had to share with you some of the fabulous finds the I found at the Goodwill in San Antonio!

Crochet Dress $5.99

Crochet Dress $5.99

Sandra Darren dress for $5.99 ... similar to Kelly Ripa DVF dress

Sandra Darren dress for $5.99 … similar to Kelly Ripa DVF dress

 

Talbots, mint green pleated skirt .... $2.99

Talbots, mint green pleated skirt …. $2.99

Banana Republic Mens Vest for $3.99 .... similar retails for $130

Banana Republic Mens Vest for $3.99 …. similar retails for $130

Banana Republic Blouse $3.99 ... similar online now for $69.50

Banana Republic Blouse $3.99 … similar online now for $69.50

Banana Republic Blouse $3.99 ... similar online now for $69.50

Banana Republic Blouse $3.99 … similar online now for $69.50

Talbots dress for $5.99 @ Goodwill San Antonio

Talbots dress for $5.99 @ Goodwill San Antonio

 

Kathlin Argiro Dress for $5.99 @ San Antonio Goodwill

Kathlin Argiro Dress for $5.99 @ San Antonio Goodwill

Gorgeous Silk Kimono Blouse for $3.99 @ Goodwill San Antonio

Gorgeous Silk Kimono Blouse for $3.99 @ Goodwill San Antonio

Tommy Hilfiger strapless dress for $5.99

Tommy Hilfiger strapless dress for $5.99

Joie Denim Dress ... a favorite brand of celebrities

Joie Denim Dress … a favorite brand of celebrities

Anthropologie dress for $5.99 ... San Antonio Goodwill Thrift Store

Anthropologie dress for $5.99 … San Antonio Goodwill Thrift Store

Adrianna Brocade Dress for $5.99

Adrianna Brocade Dress for $5.99

Denim Pea Coat from San Antonio Goodwill for $5.99

Denim Pea Coat from San Antonio Goodwill for $5.99

Vintage Bianchi Gown with chiffon overlay / cape for $5.99 @ San Antonio Goodwill

Vintage Bianchi Gown with chiffon overlay / cape for $5.99 @ San Antonio Goodwill

Purses are $3.99 (unless marked different) at Goodwill San Antonio

Purses are $3.99 (unless marked different) at Goodwill San Antonio

Faux Fur full length jacket for $12.99 @ Goodwill San Antonio

Faux Fur full length jacket for $12.99 @ Goodwill San Antonio

 

 

Kirna Zabete Dress for $8.99 @ San Antonio Goodwill

Kirna Zabete Dress for $8.99 @ San Antonio Goodwill

Renee Dumar Silk Dress / Suit for $5.99

Renee Dumar Silk Dress / Suit for $5.99

Nautical Dress found @ Goodwill San Antonio for $5.99

Nautical Dress found @ Goodwill San Antonio for $5.99

San Antonio Goodwill thrift store Ann Taylor floral skirt for $2.99

San Antonio Goodwill thrift store Ann Taylor floral skirt for $2.99

Studded jacket for $12.99

Studded jacket for $12.99

Purses are $3.99 @ San Antonio Goodwill (unless marked different)

Purses are $3.99 @ San Antonio Goodwill (unless marked different)

Hanging pants this way makes searching for brands you like and your size so easy!   .... THANK YOU GOODWILL!

Hanging pants this way makes searching for brands you like and your size so easy! …. THANK YOU GOODWILL!

Some of the best prices I have ever seen!

Some of the best prices I have ever seen!

San Antonio Goodwill Thrift Store 13311 San Pedro (281 & Bitters)

San Antonio Goodwill Thrift Store
13311 San Pedro
(281 & Bitters)

 

This store is so clean and organized, it almost feels like you are shopping in a department store!

Any favorites?   Let me know, I would love to hear from you.

Remember to Thrift with Style!   pippa

 

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

Its official .... Goodwill Blogger for 2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Still looking for a dress … of course everything Awesome won’t work for me!

Still looking for a dress … of course everything Awesome won’t work for me!

Not one thing, not one, will work for me being on TV!   The best dress that I found is a size 2 🙂

This was a shopping trip for me so I didn’t bring my nice camera but after finding all of these gorgeous clothes I had to pull out my camera phone to share these with you!

TIP:  if it is gorgeous, fits you and is a great price … buy it!

Even if you don’t have an event to wear it to at the time, something will come up!   (I need to follow my own advice)

Hand Painted Graffiti dress, I have never seen anything like this!  I "googled" it and WOW .... the one on the left retails for $385!!!!!!!

Hand Painted Graffiti dress, I have never seen anything like this! I “googled” it and WOW …. the one on the left retails for $385!!!!!!!

Betsey Johnson Dress, retails $295 ... $9.99 @ Thrift Store in Houston!

Betsey Johnson Dress, retails $295 … $9.99 @ Thrift Store in Houston!

This classy, yet sexy black dress from Banana Republic retails $140 ... $9.99 @ Houston Thrift store

This classy, yet sexy black dress from Banana Republic retails $140 … $9.99 @ Houston Thrift store

BCBG, a popular brand with celebrities!   $9.99 @ Houston Thrift Store

BCBG, a popular brand with celebrities! $9.99 @ Houston Thrift Store

LOVE this Anthropologie dress!  Retails $180 ... found @ Houston Thrift store for $9.99

LOVE this Anthropologie dress! Retails $180 … found @ Houston Thrift store for $9.99

Tootsies beaded dress for only $9.99!

Tootsies beaded dress for only $9.99!

Miss Sixty dress!

Miss Sixty dress!

Bill Levkoff Gown for $9.99!   I like the thrifted dress better than the similar picture I found!

Bill Levkoff Gown for $9.99! I like the thrifted dress better than the similar picture I found!

Charles & David purse, NEW with tags ... for only $7.99  (retails around $180)

Charles & David purse, NEW with tags … for only $7.99 (retails around $180)

Oversized clutch for $1.99

Oversized clutch for $1.99

Anthropologie Jacket "Elevenses"

Anthropologie Jacket “Elevenses”

Chocolate Boutique Dress for $9.99

Chocolate Boutique Dress for $9.99

CUTE vintage dress!    not my color :(

CUTE vintage dress!
not my color 🙁

One shoulder Shelli Segal dress with Bow!

One shoulder Shelli Segal dress with Bow!

I know ... I know ... it NEEDS to be pressed but this is a Renato Nocci jacket!!!!!

I know … I know … it NEEDS to be pressed but this is a Renato Nocci jacket!!!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vacation Fun is Done … Back to Work!

 Vacation Fun is Done … Back to Work!

I’m Home!

New York City!

New York City!    (wow, I didn’t even notice that there is a Goodwill Van beside me!)

Wow!  What a blast!   Maddy and I just spent 5 wonderful days in New York.   We crammed in as much as we could possibly do and every minute was a moment to remember.

Then I spent 2 days thrift store shopping in San Antonio, as the official Goodwill blogger it is all part of my job … how cool is that!!!!

After visiting 6 stores, my vehicle was full, I had no more room and I had to go home!   They have some GREAT stores and I only made it to half of their locations.   I found some amazing housewares, I can’t wait to show you!

Last night I found out that ABC “Stretch your Dollar” wants us to do an upcoming segment and FOX also has asked us to come back.  Super excited about this!!!  I will keep you updated and post the segments when they air.

Now I have to catch up on things around the house today … beginning with 7 loads of laundry but I will post tomorrow!

“Miss Pippa … Where do you find all these fun clothes?”

 “Miss Pippa … Where do you find all these fun clothes?”

I have heard this comment over and over from my kids friends lately.   They want a sequins flag vest for 4th of July and where can they find them?  But of course at a thrift store!   I am not even sure if they sell these is a regular retail store???????  (have you seen them?)

I try to shop off season, for everything!  This men’s polo shirt was $1 at a New Years Thrift Store Clearance Sale, the red & white gingham check shirt was also $1 at that sale.  The red, white & blue sequins vest was $4.99, found this past spring, at a Thrift Store!

Celebrating America's Birthday!

Celebrating America’s Birthday!

Flags, Stars and Stripes ... Thrift Store Style!

Flags, Stars and Stripes … Thrift Store Style!

They definitely wore unique clothing for 4th of July and stood out in the crowd!!!!!