Dec 2, 2016 | One Comment

Let the official countdown begin, friends! The new site is finally ready to be unveiled…in JUST ONE WEEK! *Cue ALL the jumping for joy right now.*

Jump for Joy

Jumpin’ Jumpin’

Thank you all for your patience as we’ve been getting the site all glammed up to be revealed. Like seriously glammed just like these puppies…

Glam sewing machine

Golden bling!

Glam sewing machine

Rhinestones for days!

Glam sewing machine

Glam time!

Stay tuned on Instagram / Twitter / Facebook the next 7 days for updates leading up to going LIVE!! There’s lots of treats in store for the rest of December and I can’t wait for you to see how everything turned out!

xx Marisa

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Site Update!

Jun 26, 2016 | 9 Comments

Hello friends! Just a small update on the new site. My web team and I ran into some serious back end issues trying to get the old site transferred and have finally got things amended thanks to the help of lots of engineers. I know your frustrations in regard to when the launch was originally supposed to happen, so know how much I was losing my mind as well. There are only so many things you can do when the control doesn’t become yours anymore.  We’re finally rolling (YAY!) and we’ll be launching soon. Here’s the new logo to get a little taste.


New logo!!

I’m truly sorry for the lack of communication and I appreciate all of your feedback (YES, all of it – good and bad!!) and I couldn’t be more excited to get back on track shortly.

Thank you for your patience – there’s some super exciting things coming…(new project, anyone??) that I can’t wait to share. The hard launch date will get announced shortly with a fun countdown to accompany as well as a few more surprises. You all mean so much to me and I can’t wait to start bringing some new posts your way.

xo Marisa

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Remake: Black & Pink Floral Dress

Mar 4, 2016 | 14 Comments

Hi friends! It’s MARCH and the site is almost ready to be revealed!! Eeeeee!!!

Thank you SO much for all your patience. Seriously. You guys are the best and I’m lucky to have so many of you cheering me on. To celebrate, we’re going to kick it off BIG, so stay tuned!!

This post will be the LAST one you’ll see with the site looking like it does and then it’s on to somethin’ new. Change is good, right?

Today’s piece, a dress with a pattern to fall in love with! You had me at BIG. PINK. FLOWERS. (Seriously, j’adore.) But, there was a little extra hanging out there. Yep, looks like that lining was trying to get away!

Black & Pink Floral Vintage Dress


And, on top of the “lining pretending to be trim” there was another maj issue. HOLES.

Black & Pink Floral Vintage Dress

There’s a hole!

Not just one or two.

Black & Pink Floral Vintage Dress

There’s another hole!

But more than I could count. They were everywhere on the bottom of the dress!

Black & Pink Floral Vintage Dress

Wait, there’s more!

So there’s some work to be done!!

Black & Pink Floral Vintage Dress

I see you!! (I had to wear bike shorts because the lining was so sheer!)

Other work that needs to be done is the cleansing/purging of tons of old clothes that I’ve been holding onto for WAY too long. I moved into my new place close to a year ago and there are still boxes of stuff where I work on my dresses! It was time to make a move. Instead of a trip to Goodwill this go, I’m sending my gear to Schoola, an online thrift shop that donates 40% of proceeds to school arts, science, music, and phys ed programs. That is just the coolest.


Ready to send off my donation!

I love that they send postage-paid bags and you can pick the school you’d like for the proceeds to go to (perfect if you’ve got kids/family currently in schools!)


The deets!

I even scored a dress and a blazer that you’ll see repurposed into a new piece shortly!


Recycle. Reuse. Rewear.

With a batch of clothes out the door, now my space is ready for more dresses! Now back to mending those holes!

Black & Pink Floral Vintage Dress

Even Hello Kitty says that hole is bananas!

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Remake: Metallic Brocade Dress

Jan 24, 2016 | 14 Comments

Hey friends! It’s been a VERY long time since my last post and I apologize profusely for the delay. I’ve been hard at work on a brand new site that will be launching in about two weeks! Eeeeeeee!!!! I couldn’t be more excited to share it with you. It’s been many months in the making and it’s almost ready to reveal.

There’s going to be a lot of what you’ve seen on NDAD since 2009, however there’s going to be lots of new stuff too. It’s a new year and time for a bit of a refresh, you know?

I’ll share more about everything as we get closer…lots of amazing little treats are in store for you in less than a month. Wooooooooo!!

Today’s remake is one of my most FAVORITE pieces I’ve worked on in a while. It involves metallics… *mic drop.

Check this lovely out…

New Dress A Day - Metallic Dress


A neighbor of mine has an incredible vintage collection and has been having sales to downsize her racks of goodies. I hopped on this dress as soon as I tried it on.

New Dress A Day - Metallic Dress

That neck tho…

It was $10, so the beaded neck, heavy brocade, and metallic threads came home with me.

New Dress A Day - Metallic Dress

Zipper goes all the way down past m’tush!

So did those robot moves which shockingly must have come with the dress!!

New Dress A Day - Metallic Dress

Doin’ the robot!

I had a segment on GMA to plan for and I thought this piece would be the perfect on-camera look! There was a LOT of work to be done, however…

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Tune in to Good Morning America Today!

Dec 8, 2015 | 2 Comments

Sooooooo, I’m in NYC for a segment on Good Morning America today to craft a seasonal DIY project!

Anyone else suffer from ALWAYS BEING COLD like I do? ❄️😳❄️

I’ll show you the easiest hack and you’ll be a master hand-warmer-maker in less than a minute using things you already have!🔥

Good Morning America with New Dress A Day

Join me for a winter DIY!

Tune in during the 8am hour and check it out for yourself! Plus I’ll be wearing something that I just finished making which will make its way to the blog shortly.

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