Week 36: Sequined Celebration

May 31, 2011 | 50 Comments

I ended up doing a little book celebrating this weekend and decided that I had to bring the bling.

Week 36: Sequined Celebration - Before

Week 36: Sequined Celebration - Before

I found this tattered sequined number for a buck and bought it knowing that this would be the piece to do a little celebratory dance in, just like these guys…

Piece looked like a dog gnarled at the sleeve, so it was time to take care of business.

Continue reading…

In Uncategorized

Book Deal!!

May 27, 2011 | 147 Comments

So, you all guessed right yesterday!!  Classic Concentration was one of my favorites when I was a kid, so I figured that I’d make my own little puzzle :)

Classic Concentration!!!

Classic Concentration!!!

Thank you for the amazing well wishes!  I’ll be working with Ballantine at Random House (!!) on the book which will be part of their fall 2012 list.  It’s going to be all new pieces which I’m currently on the hunt for now.  The best part is, is that I’m going to be full time working on New Dress A Day!!  Woo!!  I couldn’t be happier about my new 100% book/blog combo status!

Jumpin up and down!!

Jumpin up and down!! (I'm also tweaking this piece very soon!)

I can finally finish returning emails, sending things out, working on more giveaways (it’s gonna be like Oprah’s ‘Favorite Things’ episodes soon!!) and focusing all my time here.  There are lots of fun things coming around the bend and I’m just ecstatic to have you all on board.  Your emails and comments brighten my day and I feel so grateful and blessed.

OK, holiday weekend is here!!!  Go out and celebrate the beginning of summer, have BBQs, sleep in, head to the movies…I’ll document the new ensembles and keep you posted on the family celebration dinner-festivities that are on the agenda :)

xx Marisa

In Uncategorized

Week 37: Revisit to Day 241

May 26, 2011 | 64 Comments

I wanted to make a fun accessory of sorts for the day that basically only really needed some excess fabric to put together!  The fabric from Day 241 was some that I loved plus it made me feel like I was in Hawaii, so I began there!!

Day 241 - Before

Day 241 - Before

For today’s piece, the only other thing I needed was a paper shopping bag…

TJ's bag!!

TJ's bag!!

Let’s get to work!!

Continue reading…

In Uncategorized

Week 37: Angie

May 25, 2011 | 45 Comments

I think I laughed out loud, literally, when I opened this package from Angie in Bristol, CT.  Corduroy, maroon-ish, jumper that hit me at the worst place possible!

Week 37: Pam - Before

Week 37: Pam - Before

“My 4-year-old daughter has something that looks just like this, so I had to forward your way!  You could be twins and it’s something that looks like it came straight from a kids department but just made larger.  I trust you’ll ‘make it work’ like Tim Gunn says!”

I hated the length the most and wanted to take care of that stat!!  I did like the deep V neck, but was going to have to find something fabulous to put underneath.

Continue reading…

In Uncategorized

Palm Springs: Part 2

May 24, 2011 | 20 Comments

You got a little preview of this puppy before I left for Palm Springs…

PS Part II - Before

PS Part II - Before

Just felt a bit Miami, a bit Golden Girls too, if you will…

Dorothy's in brights too!

Dorothy's in brights too!

Currently it’s lookin’ a bit atrosh, so I’m going to get to some cutting and stitching, stat!

Continue reading…

In Uncategorized