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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Our Thrift Adventure!

The phone rings, “What are you doing?”  This is code for, “Do you want to shop?”   Wanting to change up our thrifting routine this week, we decided to follow our...

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Academic School Director Looking For a More Mature Look on a Budget!

We had a last minute cancellation with one of our recent contest winners and, looking through the entries, one story stood out.  Candyce was starting her career as an Academic...

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Virtual Online Thrift Shopping Contest Winner

Every so often we do a “Thrift Shopping Contest with Jen & Pippa” here in Houston.  Of course, our readers from all over the U.S. feel super left out and we keep hearing,...

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Sneak Peek of Assistance League Montgomery County Annual Christmas Preview Show

  Annual Christmas Preview Show Monday, November 9th, from 4 P.M. – 7 P.M.  Donation: $10.00 to Help Clothe a Child (Everyone, including children, must have a ticket to enter) As...


Kate Spade, All Saints, Christian Lacroix, Chloe, Shoes, Shoes and more Shoes

Kate Spade, Jack Rogers, Chloe, Ivanka Trump, Christian Lacroix, Minnetonkas, All Saints, Chacos and more . . . all priced at ONLY $2.00 each at a Family Thrift Center Outlet Store! ...

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Thrift Store Holiday Nutcracker Market ~ Save the Date Nov 9

A Christmas Preview Monday, November 9, 2015 4:00 to 7:00 PM  Donation: $10.00 to Help Clothe a Child (Everyone, including children, must have a ticket to enter) This is a reminder...

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Celebrity Plaid Shirt Trend ~ $2.00 at Thrift Store

The comfy, cozy plaid shirt is one of fall’s must have trends!  Why not try this look out for a mere $2.00 investment.   Shopping at the Family Thrift OUTLET Stores...

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Ultimate Thrift Store DIY Costume ~ Katy Perry and Riff Raff

This couple’s Katy Perry and Riff Raff costume (from the 2014 VMA’s) was hands-down the most creative at Jen’s Halloween party last year!  They put the entire ensemble together from denim...

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DIY 20’s, Downton Abbey-Style Halloween Costume from the Thrift Store

I love Downton Abbey . . . a lot . . . maybe too much.  If you haven’t seen the series, I highly recommend it. One of my favorite aspects...

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Ditch the Cheap Halloween Costumes and Create a High Quality DIY Costume for Pennies on the Dollar from a Thrift Store Shop + Best Tips

    Ditch those ready made cheap costumes and go for a high quality getup.  My family went for a “Disney” theme and this photo will be our Christmas card this year.   ...