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Friday

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September 2014

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“The Fabulous THRIFT SHOP Challenge” “InStyle” MAGAZINE ~ vs ~ TOO CHEAP BLONDES Plaid Provocateur

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“The Fabulous THRIFT SHOP Challenge”  “InStyle” MAGAZINE ~ vs ~ TOO CHEAP BLONDES Plaid Provocateur

Looking through InStyle Magazine, September 2014, there is a classic trend coming back in a big way …

Plaid, Plaid, Plaid!

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I can’t think of a better place than a thrift store to find this reoccurring fashion staple in any way shape or form.  The best part is you get to be creative, NO limits on this one:

  • jacket
  • scarf
  • skirt
  • hat
  • purse
  • shoes
  • pants

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Thursday

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September 2014

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“The Fabulous THRIFT SHOP Challenge!” Lilly Pulitzer Skirt~ vs ~ TOO CHEAP BLONDES

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“The Fabulous THRIFT SHOP Challenge!” Lilly Pulitzer Skirt~ vs ~ TOO CHEAP BLONDES

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Lilly Pulitzer is known for its bright, colorful and floral prints!   We can definitely spot this brand within seconds when we see it in a thrift store.    We found this “Lilly” skirt at Goodwill (in The Heights) for $6.99, and we paired it with a “Banana Republic” sleeveless blouse, priced at $4.99.    TOTAL PRICE:  $11.98

 

 

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Thursday

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September 2014

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InStyle Magazine “American Classics” Ralph Lauren & Minnetonka found in Thrift Store

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InStyle Magazine “American Classics” Ralph Lauren & Minnetonka found in Thrift Store

We love getting InStyle Magazine every month to see what the new trends are.   The September 2014 issue gives advice on how to pull off the “American Classics”, think Levi’s, Pendleton, Minnetonka and Navajo patterns.  This look is timeless, authentic and full of craftsmanship.

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Using inspirational pictures and articles, such as this, help give you a direction when you shop in a thrift store.

We pretty much nailed this look, shopping at a thrift store, with a Ralph Lauren classic skirt and a pair of Minnetonka suede boots, for $1.75 each,  that fit right in with this trend!

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Wednesday

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September 2014

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“Stretch Your Dollar” on ABC 13 and Behind the Scenes

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“Stretch Your Dollar” on ABC 13 and Behind the Scenes

Be sure and watch us on ABC13 “Stretch your Dollar”, Thursday morning at 5:45am and again at 4:55pm.    We are showing how you can achieve current fall fashion looks right from a thrift store.  Everything at the Family Thrift Outlet Store is priced at only $2 so this was a fun segment to shoot.  Here are a few more behind the scene pictures.

Fall fashion is full of bright colors!

Fall fashion is full of bright colors!

This jacket is right on trend!

This jacket is right on trend!

Jen is giving some good advice

Jen is giving some good advice

Pippa showing current trends from a magazine

Pippa showing current trends from a magazine

Last minute details

Last minute details

Having fun!

Having fun!

ST JOHN COUTURE sweater for $2 ... crazy!

ST JOHN COUTURE sweater for $2 … crazy!

Minnetonka boots for $2 a pair

Minnetonka boots for $2 a pair

 

Black ST JOHN COUTURE sweater for $2

Black ST JOHN COUTURE sweater for $2

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Wednesday

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September 2014

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“The Fabulous THRIFT SHOP Challenge!” Red Chanel Style Jacket ~ vs ~ TOO CHEAP BLONDES

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“The Fabulous THRIFT SHOP Challenge!” Red Chanel Style Jacket ~ vs ~ TOO CHEAP BLONDES

A Chanel tweed jacket is a classic piece of clothing!  Seen on celebrities such as Kate Moss, Olivia Palermo and Sarah Jessica Parker.  We were not quite sure about this brand we found but you could tell from the fabric, construction, details and styling that this jacket was absolutely on the couture end of the spectrum!

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If I may be totally honest, let me tell you that as we put together our “Thrift Store Challenges” both Jen and I look at these pictures in amazement and we are KICKING ourselves at all of these super fabulous items we are leaving behind in the thrift stores!   Wow, these are right on trend but we keep telling ourselves  “Hey, you can only buy so much”.  Hmmmmm …how cheap can we be that we are talking ourselves out of INCREDIBLE items that are only $2.   We really fit into the name of “The Cheapest Housewives in Houston”.

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Tuesday

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September 2014

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“The Fabulous THRIFT SHOP Challenge” “InStyle” MAGAZINE ~ vs ~ TOO CHEAP BLONDES Puffer Parka

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“The Fabulous THRIFT SHOP Challenge”  “InStyle” MAGAZINE ~ vs ~ TOO CHEAP BLONDES Puffer Parka

This puffer parka coat we found for $2 in a thrift store looks quite “80′s” but wait …

LOOK at InStyle Magazine, September 2014 …it is perfectly on trend!

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Walking into a thrift store with a current fashion magazine is honestly one of the best shopping days you will ever have!   It reminds me of being a teen-ager going on a scavenger hunt door-to-door … you never knew what you were going to find.  Ok, I know its not going to a beautiful store where everything is laid out perfectly, all coordinated by size and color but having a magazine will help give you guidance when looking for items … plus it is sooo much FUN to find a treasure for pennies on the dollar!

Wow … who knew these long, puffer jackets were so in style!  HUGE regrets that we left that jacket behind, we live in Houston so it is hard to think that we would ever be that cold.   Plus we have to live up to our name “Too Cheap Blondes”, seriously, we couldn’t spend $2 for that one cold day!

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Monday

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September 2014

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Jen and Pippa’s Top Finds of the Week ~ ST JOHN for $2

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Jen and Pippa’s Top Finds of the Week ~ ST JOHN for $2

We did not have much time to thrift this week, with filming 3 segments, but of course we found a few items in our spare time!

What an exquisite find with this vintage beaded handbag with needlework in the center.  In perfect condition.  $2.00

Vintage handbag for $2

Vintage handbag for $2

Exquisite!

Exquisite!

 

Next would be this ST JOHN COUTURE black sweater with leather epaulettes!   This retails for close to $1000 and believe it or not we found it for $2.00.

Black ST JOHN COUTURE sweater for $2

Black ST JOHN COUTURE sweater for $2

 

What a great deal on this ST JOHN COUTURE sweater for $2

What a great deal on this ST JOHN COUTURE sweater for $2

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Saturday

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September 2014

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Clutch Purses and Handbags ~ Cheap

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Being a mom it always seems we end up carrying a huge, everyday purse that is accommodating for all of the necessities required.   When you get to change out your purse to a smaller yet fashionable bag, it feels like you are getting all dressed up!

Looking through all current styles, we see there is a huge trend with the clutch purse.    The clutch purse is definitely a way to add a pop of color to your outfit so why not buy a few of them in bright colors or wild prints in a thrift store.   It is one of those fun accessories that we will not use a lot so why not save some money on this not so practical item.   All of the bags we found were priced at only $1.75 each.

Here are a few examples of our favorite bloggers modeling the clutch purse:

atlantic pacific clutch

pink peonies clutch

Here are some of the bags that we found yesterday at Family Thrift Outlet Store for only $1.75 each.

A pop of turquoise brightens up any outfit!

A pop of turquoise brightens up any outfit!

Leather, hand-tooled, unique clutch purse for $1.75

Leather, hand-tooled, unique clutch purse for $1.75

$1.75

$1.75

Crochet clutch for $1.75

Crochet clutch for $1.75

Vintage handbag $1.75 (you could cut the handles off to make a clutch)

Vintage handbag $1.75
(you could cut the handles off to make a clutch)

Vintage lady handbag for $1.75

Vintage lady handbag for $1.75

Oh yes ... for the cat lovers ... a beaded handbag for $1.75

Oh yes … for the cat lovers … a beaded handbag for $1.75

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Thursday

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September 2014

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9/11 Leather USA Bomber Jacket for $2 @ Family Thrift Outlet Store

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Leather USA Bomber Jacket for $2 @ Family Thrift Outlet Store

Today is full of memories for Americans as we remember 9/11.  We can all vividly account where we were and what we were doing with shock and horror as we watched the terrorist attacks unfold on live television.   Yesterday we filmed a segment at Family Thrift Outlet and our model was under 5 years old when it happened.  The high school students of today were in pre-school or kindergarten when the attacks happened and have little or no memory of that day.   She told us that her high school had “America” day today and encouraged the students to wear red, white and blue.  Of course this red, white and blue leather bomber jacket, found for $2, was perfect!!!!!!!

Leather Bomber jacket for $2 @ Family Thrift Outlet Store

Leather Bomber jacket for $2 @ Family Thrift Outlet Store

USA leather bomber jacket for $2

USA leather bomber jacket for $2

 

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Wednesday

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September 2014

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Happy Birthday Girls!

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Happy Birthday Girls!

Our models, Maddy and Victoria … are 20 this week!   They have modeled with us from our very first television segment.   They are beautiful not only on the outside but also on the inside, full of joy and passion for life.   They are so much fun to shop with … really you can’t help but have a good time thrifting with them!  Plus they honestly do have a fantastic sense of style and come up with some amazing outfits.   So proud of the young women they are becoming!   Happy Birthday and thank you for being serious sometimes!

"Too Cheap Blondes" first television segment

“Too Cheap Blondes” first television segment

Filming "Homecoming Style found in a Thrift Store" with Stretch your Dollar

Filming “Homecoming Style found in a Thrift Store” with Stretch your Dollar

Victoria was thrilled to have found this pair of Barbie pajamas!

Victoria was thrilled to have found this pair of Barbie pajamas!

Maddy is feeling sporty!

Maddy is feeling sporty!

You find all kinds of fun things at Goodwill

You find all kinds of fun things at Goodwill

Sometimes glamorous!

Sometimes glamorous!

This dress only $9.99

This dress was only $9.99

Betsey Johnson dress for $9.99

Betsey Johnson dress for $9.99

More pajamas!

More pajamas!

Time for some serious shopping at Goodwill

Time for some serious shopping at Goodwill

Going to make cut off shorts with these "mom jeans"

Going to make cut off shorts with these “mom jeans”

Where do they find these things?

Where do they find these things?