Too Cheap Blondes have a fun day of thrifting!

Too Cheap Blondes have a fun day of Thrifting!

What started out as a slow day of thrifting, for Jen and I, quickly turned into some items we were both thrilled to find.

I Love, Love, Love to decorate for Christmas and I go all out so when I found this gold reindeer, for only $12.99, that lights up I was thrilled!

Christmas @ a Thrift Store

Christmas @ a Thrift Store

Jen found this gorgeous vintage, crewel chair by Mary Webb for $40!

Crewel Mary Webb chair for $40 @ Houston Goodwill

Crewel Mary Webb chair for $40 @ Houston Goodwill

Exquisite hand embroidered details ….

The hand embroidered details are stunning!

The hand embroidered details are stunning!

 

To see more details about our Christmas buys click HERE and more information about this Mary Webb chair click HERE.

As always, 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!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A First Time Thrift Store Shopping Experience in Houston!

A First Time Thrift Store Shopping Experience in Houston!

I have a friend, who if you asked me to describe her I would say “Vivacious, Full of Life and the Queen of NORDSTROMS!”

… not sure if she even knows that thrift stores exist other than to donate clothes!”

I have to admit I was a bit surprised when she asked me if she could go thrifting with me.

She wanted to find a dress for an upcoming event.

I didn’t want to discourage her so we only went to the dress section.   At the first Goodwill store here is what we found:

Crochet Anthropologie Dress for only $9.99 (plus she was Tiny enough to fit into the dress!!!!)

Crochet Anthropologie Dress for only $9.99
(plus she was Tiny enough to fit into the dress!!!!)

 

A.B.S by Allen Schwartz off the shoulder dress for $9.99 @ Houston Goodwill Thrift Store

A.B.S by Allen Schwartz, a favorite of Hollywood, darling off the shoulder dress for $9.99 @ Houston Goodwill Thrift Store

We actually found quite a few things but they just weren’t her size.   Ya know, she is a newbie so I can’t push her to shop more ….

Next Thrift Store (Family Thrift Center) we went to she did not find anything but I found this STUNNING Sue Wong Silk Nocturne Dress marked down half price to only $7.57!!!!!

WHAT THE HECK!!!!

I am going to list this for $189 on ebay this week!

Sue Wong Silk Store Thrift Store Nocturne dress @ Houston thrift store marked half price so it was only $7.57   (listing on ebay for $199)

Sue Wong Silk Store Thrift Store Nocturne dress @ Houston thrift store marked half price so it was only $7.57 (listing on ebay for $189)

Next stop …….

She found a darling navy ZARA dress with front pockets!  (sorry, forgot to get a picture of her) but I do want to show that ZARA is a favorite of the royals …

Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge loves to wear ZARA …

The Duchess of Kate wears ZARA ... find ZARA at a thrift store (shop with pippa blog)

The Duchess of Kate wears ZARA … find ZARA at a thrift store (shop with pippa blog)

and another example is Pippa (of course my personal favorite … you know why!)

Thrift Store Shop Blog in Houston features ZARA dress similar to Pippa

Thrift Store Shop Blog in Houston features ZARA dress similar to Pippa

 

I did find a vintage dress by Larrabee that is numbered L50.  It is not in perfect condition but the beading can be easily fixed.   I have never seen a vintage dress that looks so modern with with the turquoise, coral and silver beading on top of tan linen!   Exquisite and I will start the bidding at $69.99 on ebay.

larrabee vintage beaded linen turquoise coral dress

larrabee vintage beaded linen turquoise coral dress

 

Incredible detail that is hard to find!

Incredible detail that is hard to find!

 

Vintage Larrabee find in a Thrift Store!  numbered dress, hard to find!

Vintage Larrabee find in a Thrift Store! numbered dress, hard to find!

 Overall I would say it was a “toe-in-the-water” kind of day!  

She did find 3 fantastic dresses for $9.99 each, so a total of $29.97. 

Plus I did explain that when you find something fabulous at a thrift store you need to buy it. 

For some reason it seems when you NEED a particular dress you can’t find it. 

Thrifting is always about finding the deals!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jen & Pippa more Friday thrift store finds

Jen & Pippa more Friday thrift store finds

We are sooo excited to share with you that ShopJensCloset will be featured on the abc show Mirror/Mirror in July!   I wish we could show you all the clothes she picked (and didn’t … we found sooo many that day!)   We will keep you informed about when it will be aired.   She found this stunning Suzi Chin sequin dress, NEW with tags, for $9.99!   She wore it to an event that weekend … Goodwill Rocks!!!!!!!!!!!

ABC show Mirror/Mirror host Rebecca Sperra .... Suzi Chin Dress (NEW w/ tags) @ Goodwill for $9.99!  Watch in July when Jen gives her tips for Thrift Shopping!

ABC show Mirror/Mirror host Rebecca Sperra …. Suzi Chin Dress (NEW w/ tags) @ Goodwill for $9.99! Watch in July when Jen helps her Thrift Shop!

Looks so different on a hanger ... AMAZING when a gorgeous woman wears it!

Looks so different on a hanger … AMAZING when a gorgeous woman wears it!

 

Definitely a good day of thrift store shopping in Houston!  Some times it starts out slow and then all of the sudden we will find designer name brand one right after the other!    We buy about 5% of what we show you, so lucky shoppers who gets the 95% we leave on the rack!!!

We are often asked “where do you shop”, “what stores are your favorite” … but honestly we will leave a store and completely change our plan for the day …   we try to keep thrifting fun!   Different thrift stores everytime we shop … that’s why we enjoy it!

 

Suzi Chin Purple rectangular sequins for $9.99 @ Houston Thrift Store!

Suzi Chin Purple rectangular sequins for $9.99 @ Houston Thrift Store!

 

 

Pink Peonies gives a tutorial on "The Secret to Boyfriend Jeans"

Pink Peonies gives a tutorial on “The Secret to Boyfriend Jeans”

Click HERE for www.PinkPeonies.com / Rachel Parcell tutorial on “The Secret to Boyfriend Jeans”  click HERE

 

Anthropologie Khaki Jacket for $9.99

Anthropologie Khaki Jacket for $9.99

Brooks Brothers Dress

Brooks Brothers Dress

 

More Brooks Brothers Dress for only $5.30

More Brooks Brothers Dress for only $5.30

 

 

Ann Taylor Silk Blouse for only $5.99!!!!!!!!!

Ann Taylor Silk Blouse for only $5.99!!!!!!!!!

 

 

Ann Taylor Pant Suit for $13

Ann Taylor Pant Suit for $13

Boden Dress retails $198 ... Houston Thrift Store price is $7.50

Boden Dress retails $198 … Houston Thrift Store price is $7.50

 

Zara Sundress @ Houston Thrift Store for only $3.85

Zara Sundress @ Houston Thrift Store for only $3.85

 

 

Chico's Silk Jacket for $9.80

Chico’s Silk Jacket for $9.80

 

Coldwater Creek Dress for $7.80

Coldwater Creek Dress for $7.80

 

Both Coldwater Creek Skirts for $5.60 each!

Both Coldwater Creek Skirts for $5.60 each!

 

 

 

Banana Republic Blouse for $5.60

Banana Republic Blouse for $5.60

 

Sooo Cute!   Hand puppet, Brand NEW with Tags for $1.99!

Sooo Cute! Hand puppet, Brand NEW with Tags for $1.99!

 

Both of these Banana Republic Merino Wool Sweaters were found @ a Houston Thrift Store for $5.99 each ... New Condition!

Both of these Banana Republic Merino Wool Sweaters were found @ a Houston Thrift Store for $5.99 each … New Condition!

 

Peter Nygard Jacket for $9.99

Peter Nygard Jacket for $9.99

 

Steve Madden

Steve Madden

 

Cashmere Sweater for $5.99

Cashmere Sweater for $5.99

 

 

 

Vintage Blouse for .90!!!!

Vintage Blouse for .90!!!!

 

 

We found this vintage needlepoint purse @ Houston Thrift Shop ... NO price :(

We found this vintage needlepoint purse @ Houston Thrift Shop … NO price 🙁

 

I think this is our Ugly thrift store find of the day!

I think this is our Ugly thrift store find of the day!

 

 

 

Topshop Top for $5.99

Topshop Top for $5.99

Jewelry Holder for the Birds ... found @ Houston Thrift Store

Jewelry Holder for the Birds … found @ Houston Thrift Store

 

Wine Holder Basket ... would make a great hostess gift!

Wine Holder Basket … would make a great hostess gift!

 

Golf Book End holders @ Houston Thrift Store

Golf Book End holders @ Houston Thrift Store

 

You can find Jen at:

Jen and Pippa are virtual volunteers working to benefit nonprofit organizations by

helping promote thrift stores in the Houston area!

If you are not yet doing so, consider DONATING for the nonprofit organization of your choice today!

Be sure and check out Pinterest ”Shopping at Thrift Stores” board for tons of ideas regarding Thrifting from all over the country!

(click HERE for Pinterest shopwithpippa)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So in Love with this Vintage Maxi Skirt

So in Love with this Vintage Maxi Skirt …

Vintage pleated maxi skirt for $6.99 at Thrift Store

Vintage pleated maxi skirt for $6.99 at Thrift Store

Shop Jens Closet and I had another long day of thrifting and here is a sneak peak to one of our FABULOUS finds today!

This vintage, pleated, maxi skirt at the Goodwill in Houston for only $6.99!

This exquisite skirt is quite on trend!

  • Theory sells similar for $467.31
  • Dondup sells similar for $387.90
  • Enza Costa sells similar for $429.56

You can find Jen at:

Jen and Pippa are virtual volunteers working to benefit nonprofit organizations by

helping promote thrift stores in the Houston area!

If you are not yet doing so, consider DONATING for the nonprofit organization of your choice today!

 

 

Jen & Pippa Tuesday Thrift Finds in Houston

 

Jen & Pippa Tuesday Thrift Finds in Houston

We have so much stuff we have found the past few weeks we are now going to divide our finds into twice a week!

Tuesday and Friday.

Once again we are showing you the fabulous treasures found in a thrift store.

Please leave a comment and let us know if you have a favorite.

 

Escada skirt for $3.90

Escada skirt for $3.90

White House Black Market Tweed Skirt for $5.99

White House Black Market Tweed Skirt for $5.99

 

Chanel Shoes in the boutique section

Chanel Shoes in the boutique section

Olive Juice Dress $3.90 ... similar currently for sale for $69.50

Olive Juice Dress $3.90 … similar currently for sale for $69.50

 

Vintage Henson Kickernick Chiffon Set for $4.90

Vintage Henson Kickernick Chiffon Set for $4.90

Brand New with Tag ~ Laurel by Escada for $7.25 (half off yellow tag day)

Brand New with Tag ~ Laurel by Escada for $7.25 (half off yellow tag day)

Dresses were 50% off so all of these sundresses were $1.50 - $3.00

Dresses were 50% off so each of these sundresses would have been only $1.50 – $3.00 after discount

More sundresses ... 50% off

More sundresses … 50% off

Jen Shopping!

Jen Shopping!

Cute beaded vintage skirt

Cute beaded vintage skirt

 

Womens cowboy boots for $12.99

Womens cowboy boots for $12.99

 

We love how they hang the pants so you can quickly look for sizes or brand names!

We love how they hang the pants so you can quickly look for sizes or brand names!

 

These brand new Jessica Simpson shoes were only $6.99

These brand new Jessica Simpson shoes were only $6.99

 

Awesome stuff to add to the costume collection!

Awesome stuff to add to the costume collection!

Texas Stuff!

Texas Stuff!

 

Really??????????

Really??????????

 

Value Village in Houston .... huge selection!!!

Value Village in Houston

 

Boutique section at Value Village

Boutique section at Value Village

Value Village frequent shoppers card

Value Village frequent shoppers card

You can find Jen at:

 

Jen and Pippa are virtual volunteers working to benefit nonprofit organizations by

helping promote thrift stores in the Houston area!

If you are not yet doing so, consider DONATING for the nonprofit organization of your choice today!

Vintage Leather Elbow Patch Jacket and Banana Republic Polka Dots!

Vintage Leather Elbow Patch Jacket and Banana Republic Polka Dots!

Leather elbow patch jacket and polka dot Banana Republic top ... thrifted at Goodwill

Leather elbow patch jacket and polka dot Banana Republic top … thrifted at Goodwill

Two of the biggest complaints I hear from people about thrifting is not being able to visualize what an item will look like incorporated into their own wardrobe and will I like it when I get it home?

Trying the clothing on in the dressing room at Goodwill ... Wearing the clothing in Everyday Life!

Trying the clothing on in the dressing room at Goodwill … Wearing the clothing in Everyday Life!

This vintage suede leather elbow patch jacket is one of Maddy’s favorite items we found while recently thrifting at an Austin Goodwill Thrift Store.   The polka dot Banana Republic t-shirt will be darling alone or layered under a sweater or jacket.

THRIFT STORE FINDS:

  • Vintage Leather Patchwork Sweater Jacket  (Goodwill)  ……. $6.99
  • Polka Dot Banana Republic Top (Goodwill) ……..  $5.99
Thrifted at Goodwill ... Vintage Leather Elbow Patch Sweater Jacket

Thrifted at Goodwill … Vintage Leather Elbow Patch Sweater Jacket

 

This leather elbow patch jacket from goodwill, looks so good with boots!

This leather elbow patch jacket from goodwill, looks so good with boots!

 

 

Texas Blue Bonnets are all over the side of the highway!

Texas Blue Bonnets are all over the side of the highway!

 

 

 

 

Love the Texas Blue Bonnets!

Love the Texas Blue Bonnets!

 

 

 

Vintage YELLOW! Made in France, Elysee by Luneville, Vintage Goodwill Thrifting Find

Absolutely Perfect Vintage Covered Dish

 

FAIENCE DE FRANCE, MADE IN FRANCE,

BEAUTIFUL VINTAGE YELLOW COVERED BOWL

MARKED “ELYSEE BY LUNEVILLE,

LOUIS XV YELLOW”

APPROX. 8″ DIAMETER, 10″ HIGH AT THE TOP OF APPLE

APPLE AND LEAF DESIGN MAKE UP THE KNOB ON TOP

LOVELY HANDLES.

 

 

 Goodwill:  $6.99

This Vintage dish caught my eye because of the cheery, sunny yellow color!   It just makes you smile!

It was about $2 more than most dishes at Goodwill, it was flawless and I loved it so I thought it was worth it.   When I got home I decided to Google it and found the same exact dish (but that one had 2 chips on it) that had SOLD for $79.99 on eBay!