Remake: Ivory Romper

Aug 9, 2015 | 13 Comments

You. Guys.

I was working in Orange County last month with I Love to Create and Joann’s getting my tie dye on with shoppers, and I stopped at a sample sale on the way home.

First thing’s first. I LOVE myself a sample sale. It’s the one place where you can get your hands on more expensive branded gear for wayyyyyyy less than retail. This sale was at the Dainty Hooligan warehouse in Anaheim and I took advantage of the $1 bin that housed a ton of “damaged” items! I’m going to show you all the pieces I scored for a buck this week that I transformed into new, non-“damaged” items that look like they came right off the rack!

First piece I scored, this fab romper:

Romper - Dainty Hooligan - New Dress A Day

BEFORE

I couldn’t find the exact one on the site, however I found something similar for $42.50.

Romper - Dainty Hooligan - New Dress A Day

$42.50 on DaintyHooligan.com

So, I’d say I got a steal! But, the downside was that there were spots EVERYWHERE!

There’s a spot…

Romper - Dainty Hooligan

Spotty McSpotterstein!

…and there’s a spot…

Romper - Dainty Hooligan - New Dress A Day

Even more spots!

…and there’s another few spots!!

Romper - Dainty Hooligan - New Dress A Day

Spots on spots on spots!

So, what do you do when you’re stuck with a slew of spots on an ivory romper???

Romper - Dainty Hooligan - New Dress A Day

It’s Romps Time!

You know what to do. When in doubt, DYE IT OUT!

Keep reading to find out what color I went with…

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Remake: White Vintage Jumpsuit

Jul 20, 2015 | 13 Comments

Hi friends! The reveal has finally arrived. This lovely white jumpsuit has gotten a bit of a makeover :)

Vintage jumpsuit - New Dress A Day

Superhero pantsuit!

It started off a bit too tight (merm, not comfortable in certain areas fo sho!!) and it just wasn’t something that I was going to want to wear in the current state.

I pumped myself up, did some kicks…

Vintage jumpsuit - New Dress A Day

I’m 50!

(I always think of Molly Shannon and her SNL, Sally O’Malley sketch)

Molly Shannon Kicks

My kick coach

…and got this jumpsuit ready to be DIY’d.

Vintage jumpsuit - New Dress A Day

Time to change!

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Jumpsuit Party!

Jun 29, 2015 | 18 Comments

You guys. I scored the most amazingly ridiculous vintage jumpsuit that is in the process of getting adjusted as well as a shade change. Color thoughts?

New Dress A Day - vintage jumpsuit

Well hello jumpsuit!

I couldn’t decide, so I started on another DIY to tide me over in the interim that involved a little tie dyeing! I can’t wait to show you this project :)

New Dress A Day - DIY Tie Dye

Tie Dye!

Rubber gloves are on this week, because there’s a whole lot of color changing on my agenda!

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DIY Pom Pom Shorts

Jun 23, 2015 | 4 Comments

I’ve been obsessed with Pom Pom shorts since I saw them in Bali last year and now I’m seeing pairs pop up everywhere! So, why not DIY a set to rock this summer? (PS, it’s so easy!)

DIY Pom Pom shorts

Summer Staple!

I’ve been seeing a slew of different styles online, with all different price points, but the DIY pair I’m going to show you is only going to cost around $5. Seriously.

DIY Pom Pom shorts

Pom Pom Inspiration Shorts!

Pom Pom Inspiration Shorts:

$52: Raga via Threadsense

$16: Missguided

$129: Jetset Diaries via Revolve

$125: Gypsy 05 via Revolve

They’re going to be my poolside, road trip, Sunday afternoon shorts ALL SUMMER LONG!

DIY Pom Pom shorts

I’m wearing these everywhere this summer!

Check out the easy steps…

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Pom Pom Shorts Teaser!

Jun 22, 2015 | No Comments

I hope everyone had an amazing weekend! I was in San Diego for Father’s Day and couldn’t resist pulling up a little archived Kodak shot of me and my dad.

Vintage Fathers Day

Smush Face!

Here’s a little teaser of an easy and adorable tutorial coming later tonight that involve two very special words. POM POMS.

New Dress A Day - pom pom shorts DIY

Poolside weekend!

Eeeeee! I can’t wait to show you how SIMPLE my new summer staple is.

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