Rewind: White & Blue Floral Dress

Sep 14, 2014 | 6 Comments

Today’s rewind outfit comes from a little over two years ago! This white and blue floral dress was one of the pieces that I shot as an option for my book, hence the full make-up in the before shot!

Original post date: 6/6/12

The Before Look: (Click here for full project steps and original post!)

New Dress A Day - DIY - Vintage Dress

BEFORE

I scrapped the sleeves and took it in to make it a dress perfect for summer.

New Dress A Day - DIY - Vintage Dress

AFTER #1

For my second wear, I went a totally different route!

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Remake: Green, Pink & Blue Dress

Sep 11, 2014 | 14 Comments

You got a little taste of this number yesterday…

New Dress A Day - Crepe Vintage Dress

Hmmmmm

I would literally get arrested if I wore this out in public. Indecent exposure, much??

New Dress A Day - Crepe Vintage Dress

Drapey shoulders!

I couldn’t let that happen because I love the look of this dress so much and I must wear it out.

New Dress A Day - Crepe Vintage Dress

Probably not the most appropriate dress, as is…

One easy tweak, here we come!

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Remake: Green, Pink & Blue Dress

Sep 11, 2014 | 3 Comments

I absolutely LOVED this dress when I first laid eyes on it at a garage sale. The colors were fun, the crepe-y cotton was flowy and soft, but there was a pretty large issue. (I even wore a nude tank to really hit the fact home.)

New Dress A Day - Crepe Vintage Dress

Hmmmmm

This is going to need a little adjustment. I just don’t think that this would be appropriate if I wore it as is, you know :) Check back for the full post later today!

Melissa’s Donation: Peach & Black Embroidered Shirt

Sep 8, 2014 | 19 Comments

I received this piece from one of my favorite people in the world – Melissa of Shoestring Magazine - and she outdid herself.

New Dress A Day - vintage peach dress

BEFORE

Now if a “friend” gave you this piece as a present, I might want to rethink the friendship, however Melissa is my thrifting kindred spirit and knew this shirty-dress-kaftan would be right up my alley.

New Dress A Day - vintage peach dress

That’s some collar!

So not only did my sister from another mister give me this rockin’ ensemble…

New Dress A Day - vintage peach dress

Whoot whoot!

…but also sent a Richard Simmons coffee table book in my package. This snail mail day was one for the records, because…

Vintage Richard Simmons Book - New Dress A Day

Put ya hands up!

…Richard Simmons happens to be one of my best pals.

Richard Simmons - New Dress A Day

BFFs

OK, well “best pals” probably is a bit of a stretch, but I did get my “sweatin’ to the oldies” on at his class a while back and that’s pretty close, right? So, want to see how this peachy piece turned out???

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Faith’s NDAD Creation

Sep 6, 2014 | 7 Comments

This could be my new favorite piece! Faith knocked it out of the park. Just wait until you see what this shirt looks like now!

As a brand new first time mom, I didn’t have time to scour the stores for the perfect outfit for my baby girl’s one-month pictures. I wanted something feminine but not too girly, so instead of turning to expensive outfits online, I decided to make a cheaper option for this one time wear.

I scanned my closet for ideas. I found this top which a friend had given me to wear during the pregnancy. I loved the detailed stitching.

 

 

New Dress A Day - upcycled shirt

BEFORE

 I noticed the shirring on the back and knew it would make for an easy fit. 

Just wait until you see Faith’s transformation…

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