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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Some Days We LOVE What We Do! Houston MD Anderson Cancer Patient is 1 year clean! Lets celebrate and thrift!

  Some people exude a joy for living!   Suzanne is one of our long time readers and when she told us that she was celebrating 1 year cancer free at MD...

Michelle Merhar, of FOX26, recently took the "Week of Thrift Store Dress Challenge"

TV Anchor Girl Week of Thrift Store Dresses for $10 Challenge

  This TV anchor, Michelle Merhar, of FOX 26’s morning show, issued a challenge to dress from a thrift store for $10 for an entire week!  Shopping at Family Thrift...

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New Goodwill Store in Houston!

  Goodwill quietly opened a new store location in early May that somehow we missed! The new store is located at 8225 S. Gessner (Gessner and 59S). We popped in...


Creating a Plus Size Wardrobe on a Budget ~ Private Shopping Contest Winner!

The winner of this month’s private shopping day with the Too Cheap Blondes at a Family Thrift Center Outlet store (where everything is priced at ONLY $2) was extra lucky!  ...

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TV Anchor Girls Love Thrift Store Dresses!

Imagine being under the scrutiny of thousands of people every single day.  In today’s age of social media, you’re not only being seen by your local market, but by the...

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Easy Tips on How to Do a Wedding, Including Bride & Bridesmaids on an Extreme Thrift Store Budget

We have always talked about dressing a bridal party from a thrift store and we finally decided to put together an example of what we envisioned it should look like. ...

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Houston Epic Thrift Store Review ~ Brand New

You know how we love to share with you all the thrifty places to shop in Houston and Epic Thrift Store is a new store that just opened up in the 1960/I-45 area.   We happened to...

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CONTEST: Win a $2 Private Shopping Day in Houston with Jen and Pippa

Private Shopping Contest with Jen & Pippa at a Family Thrift Center Outlet Store This past week Michelle Merhar, traffic reporter with FOX 26, accepted a challenge to wear a $2...

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Houston Thrift Store Fashion Style Show

Yesterday, we shared with you all the behind the scenes drama that went into the fashion show for Mary Queen Catholic Church and today you get to see the fun...


Behind the Scenes for the Mary Queen Catholic Church Thrift Shop Fashion Show

We recently were asked to put on a fashion show and speak at a women’s volunteer appreciation luncheon for Mary Queen Catholic Church in Friendswood, Texas. The coordinator gave us a...