Shop “As Seen on TV by Too Cheap Blondes”

 

Shop “As Seen on TV by Too Cheap Blondes”

We have done all the work, picking out some fabulous pieces, just look for our sign.

This Saturday, February 22, 2014:

Goodwill in the Heights, 215 W. 20th, Houston TX 77008

Using Pinterest as inspiration …..

cute summer outfit by Banana Republic and Lilly Pulitzer

cute summer outfit by Banana Republic and Lilly Pulitzer

JCREW inspiration for this navy polka dot and orange outfit

JCREW inspiration for this navy polka dot and orange outfit

Boden cardigan

Boden cardigan

Sequin blazer and a Robert Rodriquez blouse!

Sequin blazer and a Robert Rodriquez blouse!

 

ps … these are not the “boutique” items, these are the regular priced clothing

 

 

 

I got to “Shop Jens Closet”!

I got to “Shop Jens Closet”!

I have a TV interview in San Antonio tomorrow and I know that I want to wear this leather skirt with tights and booties.   Here in Texas we still have temperatures in the low 90’s so I need wear something cooler on the top.   I wasn’t crazy about any of the blouses or tops with my skirt so guess what I did … I asked Jen “can I borrow something from your closet?”.    She has a fabulous, amazing thrifted closet, almost 99% is from a thrift store!

 

Shop Jens Closet is almost 99% thrifted!

Shop Jens Closet is almost 99% thrifted!

Which outfit should I wear?   Let me know …

Which outfit should I wear?   The jacket or the blouse

Which outfit should I wear? The jacket or the blouse

 

Yippeee, we finally got business cards!

 

Too Cheap Blondes business cards

Too Cheap Blondes business cards 

Click on these links for more information about Jen:

Shop Jens Closet / Too Cheap Blondes

 

As always, Thrift with Style!

A Mother’s Love

A MOTHER’S LOVE

Both Jen and I (of TooCheapBlondes) are mothers and we are blessed with mothers that love us very much.  Maybe a little too much.  You know how mothers say the darndest things or better yet no one says it better than mom.

Our moms have become our biggest supporters.  With this comes a little leeway to give us motherly advice.  I am all for getting help from wherever we can, but the timing is challenging sometimes.

When your mom tells you your hair might be a little too blonde an hour before you go on TV, the only thing you can say is “REALLY Mom”.  Jen’s mom suggested she wear more makeup, “you look a little washed out”.

My hair is darker and she has on more make up! :)

We listened to our mothers … my hair is darker and she has on more make up! 🙂

Now I know how the girls on tiarras and crowns feel.  Not that I am Honey Boo Boo or that I am saying my mom is anything like Honey Boo Boo’s mom, but I think we as moms struggle with saying the right thing and finding the perfect way to show support to our daughters.

We always mean well, but it is a struggle to not get in the middle of things sometimes.  My thirteen year old has me walk behind her so I don’t embarrass her and my nineteen year old text me all day trying to get me to come see her at college.  Every age has its issues between a mother and her daughter, I am just appreciative that my mom is such a big part of my life.

Here I am with my mom.  I am holding up a necklace that she had remade from a few of my Nana and her necklaces.  I LOVE this, it is so special to me!!!!

Here I am with my mom. I am holding up a necklace that she had remade this from a few necklaces that belonged to my Nana and one of her own.   I LOVE this, it is so special to me!!!!

So when you want to give that opinion, make that little comment, or share that constructive criticism, remember it is easier to give than receive.

Is this something that you ever struggle with?

A whirlwind week of Thrifting, TV and those Ten Pounds ….

A whirlwind week of Thrifting, TV and those Ten Pounds ….

Last week I spent 5 days in New York with my daughter, 2 days in San Antonio thrift store shopping to come home to loads of laundry, catch up on life, home and work!   I wasn’t even here one day to find out that not only are Jen and I shooting several shows with ABC “Stretch your Dollar” later this week, FOX is doing 3 more shows with us in 2 weeks and Mirror/Mirror is in the planning stages for another segment!    Super excited about all of this and ready for work.   Oh yeah, TV adds 10 pounds so now I really have to lose the 10+ pounds I have been trying to get rid of for over a year!

Top of the Rock ... New York City!

Top of the Rock … New York City!

I have not forgotten about you and sharing my finds but my camera is so full of pictures I had to buy 2 more memory cards!  Now I just have to find the time to show you all of this FABULOUS shopping from the past few weeks!   Plus Jen has been on vacation so I am missing my shopping buddy but don’t worry, we are still virtually shopping together from different states.  One quick TIP:  Don’t always believe the yelp reviews of thrift stores, thrifting is objective so check it out for yourself.  See her post her about her thrift store shopping experience while on vacation HERE.

Now here might be the most ironic part of all of this … I don’t have anything to wear for the TV appearances!   I know I show you all of these fabulous name brand clothing but most of the time I buy casual everyday things, plus I always think  “I don’t need that, I don’t have anywhere to wear that to” or its not my size.  Well now I do have several events and I have been shopping like crazy the past few days to find something!

This was the first store I went to and I found a few things for me but as ALWAYS I have found a ton of awesome things that won’t work but I just have to show you!

(ps.  thank you for coming up and saying hello to me at thrift stores, its always fun to meet people who read the blog!)

This was one of my favorites  .... Adrianna Papell with embellished collar

This was one of my favorites …. Adrianna Papell with embellished collar

Another top pick for TV, this is a great color but need to get it taken in a bit.  Eliza J dress from Nordstrom

Another top pick for TV, this is a great color but need to get it taken in a bit. Eliza J dress from Nordstrom

Tweed Dress ... another great choice

Tweed Dress … another great choice

 

 

OK ….. now here is all the rest of the fun stuff I left in the store ….

Suzi Chin Dress

Suzi Chin Dress

JCREW ... $239 online

JCREW … $239 online

Elizabeth & James shoes

Elizabeth & James shoes … retails $350

Similar to Proenza Schouler for $805

Similar to Proenza Schouler for $805

Max Studio Sundress ... actually I did buy this and I have worn it several times, LOVE it!

Max Studio Sundress … actually I did buy this and I have worn it several times, LOVE it!  (casual everyday dress not for TV)

 

Black Rainn Dress ... how Cute is this!!!!!

Black Rainn Dress … how Cute is this!!!!!

Gap navy eyelet dress .... I think the thrift version is even cuter than what is currently being sold!

Gap navy eyelet dress …. I think the thrift version is even cuter than what is currently being sold!

Floral Summer Dress

Floral Summer Dress

NEW with Tags!  Joseph Ribkoff dress

NEW with Tags! Joseph Ribkoff dress

Joseph Ribkoff

Joseph Ribkoff

Fab color!

Fab color!

Calvin Klein Dress

Calvin Klein Dress

Berek Jacket with tulle trim

Berek Jacket with tulle trim

Badgley Mischka Jacket!

Badgley Mischka Jacket!

Banana Republic Wrap Dress with ruffles!

Banana Republic Wrap Dress with ruffles!

 

I will keep you posted as to when the segments will air and if you are not local I will post links to the programs!    pippa