Texas!

Apr 1, 2015 | No Comments

I’ve been working on a longer post to recap my little trip to Austin for Texas Style Council (it’s coming tonight along with a fab goodie bag giveaway filled with lots of the stuff I got to take home with me!) but wanted to share a little snippet of the awesome few days I got to enjoy back at the camp setting that the conference took place at.

TxSC - Bunk Beds

Woo for bunk beds!

When there’s a lack of outlets, you have to DIY everything!!

DIY Selfie Stick!

DIY Selfie Stick!

This teepee had tables and chairs inside – outdoor dining space with twinkle lights? Totally dreamy.

Backyard Teepee!

Backyard Teepee!

There were amazing new friends and readers I met all while dressed up like Phyllis Nefler.

Texas Style Council

I <3 readers!

Troop Beverly Hills was my fave and a costume party where everyone dresses up like Girl Scouts, is going to be super chic night :)

Troop Beverly Hills!!

Troop Beverly Hills!!

My gal Melissa at Shoestring Magazine brought a ton of options from Austin Goodwill, so I had to capture her khaki haul. Less than $40 for everything? Total score.

Goodwill khaki stash

Collection of khaki from Austin Goodwill!

More posting from Texas coming later today with a swag bag up for grabs :) Woo!!

 

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Remake: Black, White, & Tan Polyester Shirt, Part II

Mar 25, 2015 | 8 Comments

Hey friends! I’ve been in Texas (woo, Longhorns!) the past week for an amazing blogging conference and am back in action. Before I give a total rundown tomorrow, I wanted to post the second way I styled this fab shirt.

Remember the before…

New Dress A Day - polyester shirt

Big sleeves!

The size was wrong, seams were undone, and the sleeves were too big because the elastic was worn out.

But, that pattern was good. SO good!

New Dress A Day - polyester shirt

AFTER

Cute and casual now, right?

New Dress A Day - polyester shirt

BEFORE | AFTER

LOOK #1: Top: Vintage | Jeans: BDG | Necklace: Forever 21 | Sunglasses: Ray-Ban | Flip Flops: Old Navy | Purse: Vintage

So, lets see how this works dressed up a bit more…

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DIY: Shamrock Shoe Clips

Mar 17, 2015 | 22 Comments

Today is the holiday of my people (shout out to all my Irish friends out there!!  Virtual Guinness cheers!!) so I wanted to repost this fave DIY from last year.

Because my Valentine’s Day shoe clips were such a hit (quick refresher HERE)…

DIY - New Dress A Day - Heart Shoe Clips

Hearts for my feet!

…I figured that a St. Patty’s Day version was just calling my name.

DIY - New Dress A Day - Shamrock Shoe Clips

Shamrock shoes!

Here’s how to make them!

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Remake: Red Velour Nightgown

Mar 16, 2015 | 10 Comments

When you find a red velour nightgown on your thrifting adventures, you immediately think, “this is something 6-year-old me wore.”

Vintage nightgown - New Dress A Day

BEFORE

Seriously, this could be the adult version of my Christmas Eve jammy-jams.

Vintage nightgown - New Dress A Day

Ready for bed!

I feel like it’s my upcycling duty to make this piece work.

Vintage nightgown - New Dress A Day

PJs???

Because, there’s lots of potential here.

Vintage nightgown - New Dress A Day

Time to Transform!

Non-nightgown-y potential here, ya know?

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Remake: Black, White, & Tan Polyester Shirt

Mar 8, 2015 | 10 Comments

The pattern of this top is what sold me from the get go!

New Dress A Day - polyester shirt

BEFORE

The size was wrong, seams were undone, and the sleeves were too big because the elastic was worn out.

New Dress A Day - polyester shirt

Big sleeves!

Because I can’t ever turn away from a good pattern, I knew this shirt could be salvaged into something I could wear all the time!

New Dress A Day - polyester shirt

Smidge too big

Ya hear? ALL. THE. TIME.

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