About Jen & Pippa

We have a keen eye for locating the most amazing thrift shop treasures and we love to share our best tips and tricks! We are often consulted by such publications as Yahoo! for our thrift store expertise!


1. Shop often!! 2. Focus on high-quality fabrics. 3. Be patient. 4. Follow the 10% rule: never pay more than 10% of the retail price. 5. Pay it forward, donate often!


Jen & Pippa are the official fashion bloggers for Goodwill Industries of Houston and Family Thrift Center. We can often be seen in Houston on Fox 26 Morning News and on KTRK Channel 13 News.

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A Week of $2 Thrift Store Dresses for This FOX 26 Houston Anchor

Michelle Merhar, FOX 26 Morning Anchor and Traffic Reporter, said she “Can’t wait to reveal all the $2 finds next week on FOX 26 Houston . . . one new...

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Earth Day E-Cycling Drive Features AMAZING Designer Fashions from Goodwill

You never know what you are going to find when you walk into a Goodwill thrift store! Today we were at ABC13 for their annual Earth Day E-Cycling Drive!   Partnering up with...

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Dr. Martens Found for Only $2 at a Thrift Store…Seriously Cheap!

Ladies, we hope you held on to your Dr. Martens from the 80’s and early 90’s, because guess what??  They’re back! We found these Dr. Martens last week at a...

This is just the beginning of how many handbags they will have at this event.

Sneak Peek ~ Valentino, Oscar de la Renta, Christian Dior and More Couture at Salvation Army Chic Boutique Sale!

We were lucky enough to get a super exclusive sneak peek at the amazing selection of items that are going to be available at The Salvation Army Houston Chic Boutique After...

Vintage crocodile handbag for $2 at Family Thrift OUTLET store

InStyle Magazine: Brown Bags are Back for Spring!

When it comes to bags, brown is the new black. According to InStyle, “If there’s one trend that dominated the spring runways, the ’70s took the cake.  Jeans got wider,...

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Fashion Illustrations Tell a Story! Beth Briggs Illustrator

A Fashion Story … Too Cheap Blondes Because every illustration tells a story. We want to thank Beth Briggs for the fashion illustration she created for us!  She definitely captured Pippa’s...

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Cut-out Dress for Only $5.99 at San Antonio Goodwill

My daughter, Maddy, fell in love with dress that I found for her last summer at the Bulverde Goodwill store in San Antonio, for only $5.99!   Looking through a current issue of Marie...

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Sneak Peek ~ Prom Dresses, Trina Turk, Hale Bob, Tahari, Chico’s and More at Houston’s Hottest Sale!

We were lucky enough to get a super exclusive sneak peek at the items that are going to be available at The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary Chic Boutique After Sale from April...

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Couture Fashion at a Fraction of the Retail ~ Oscar de la Renta

Everyone knows that we are the Queens of Thrift.  Pippa and I are masters at finding beautiful pieces for $2…but we know that’s not always possible, even for us.  I...

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Our Second Anniversary!

March was a special month for Jen and I.  March 13th marks the date we met two years ago at a Houston Goodwill store.  Little did either of us know where this...