What Gift Do You Buy for a Too Cheap Blonde?
A thrift gift of course!
Jen’s birthday happened to be during one of our recent action-packed “thrifting” weeks!
The day before her birthday, we filmed a “Teacher Style from a Thrift Store” segment with FOX 26 News.
Next on the agenda was a pre-birthday lunch at Saks Fifth Avenue. Since we wrapped up our FOX segment sooner than planned, we had about an hour to kill so we headed over to Saks a little early to explore.
This was the first time that Jen and I had been in a retail store together…ever!
Yes, the store was beautiful, classical music playing in the background, pleasant aroma throughout and amazing clothes, but all we could talk about was how we could put together those looks from a thrift store!
Lunch with Elizabeth, Pippa, Jen and The Vintage Contessa.
On the day of Jen’s birthday, we filmed a fall fashion segment, inspired from a fashion magazine with local Houston program “Houston Check This Out!”.
Being that we both love thrift stores, it only seems fitting that we find our gifts for each other in a thrift store. I found these Kate Spade sunglasses for Jen for $1.99!
Unbelievable! She found me this monogrammed bag with “PWJ” (my exact monogram!) brand new, with plastic wrap still on the handles for $4.99!
Now, we must all take a moment and agree that Jen has the most fabulous hair ever in this picture! 🙂
She is wearing her thrifted moto jacket, gifted from Donae, The Vintage Contessa.
We also buy gifts at thrift stores for family and friend if they are unique and personal to them. This life size Elvis was a perfect and thoughtful gift for my friend whose birthday is the same as Elvis.
My mother-in-law is an expert thrift shopper! For gifts, she knows that I prefer items from a thrift store. She has given me antique china, unique serving dishes, and I absolutely love this fox fur stole! Worn wrapped over my coat, the stole was the perfect way to keep warm in snowy New York weather.
It would be quite easy to order something online, but I think these gifts were memorable, personal and just down right fun…and cheap! 🙂
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