147 Days to Go: Emily’s NDAD Creation

May 26, 2012 | 54 Comments

Today’s remake comes from my gal Emily!  She knows how to rock the before pic poses too, by the way.

Here’s the story behind my dress – I was browsing vintage dresses on Modcloth.com and Anthropologie’s website one day, lamenting over my lack of spending money, when I remembered stumbling across your blog a few months earlier.  I was so inspired by your creativity and step-by-step tutorials, I decided to try making my own vintage dress for less!  I found this navy blue polka-dotted dress at Goodwill for $5. Despite its frumpy factor and the fact that it was ten sizes too big (literally!) I saw the potential for a cute sleeveless summer dress with a swingy skirt.

New Dress A Day - Vintage Dress - DIY - Emily More Before - 147

Emily - Before

My mother-in-law wasn’t so sure; I’m pretty sure she thought I’d lost it when I enlisted her help on the project!

New Dress A Day - Vintage Dress - DIY - Emily Before - 147

More Posin'

Will Emily’s MIL be right, or will Emily rock out the most swingy-est, summer dress around?  (PS, inside tip…put your money on the latter!)

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148 Days to Go: DIY Bachelorette Veil

May 25, 2012 | No Comments

When I was asked to take charge on the crown/tiara front for a lovely friend of mine’s bachelorette party, I immediately said yes.  I mean, there’s nothing I love more than ribbon, wire, rhinestones, and silk flowers!

This crown-veil wasn’t going to be your tradish wedding white/pearly/lace-y version either, it was going to be black, sparkly, and something straight out of a Tim Burton movie….

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…literally my dream veil right now!!

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149 Days to Go: $1 Remake

May 24, 2012 | 39 Comments

It’s the lovely silver glitter dress making a second appearance!!


Day 149 - Before

I crafted this lovely piece from the skirt of the dress on Day 158


From Day 158...

…and now am working with the top piece today!!

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150 Days to Go: Randolph Street Market

May 23, 2012 | 174 Comments

Today’s post is one that involves a very cool vintage dress that I didn’t have to do anything to!  My lovely friends at the Randolph Street Market in Chicago sent me this piece to don to get ready for the summer as well as their monthly markets!!

New Dress A Day - Vintage Dress - DIY - Randolph Street Market Dress

Vintage Wares!

If I were only in Chicago, I’d be able to hit up opening weekend on Saturday! Weekend flea markets are my fave.  (For those Chicago-ians, cruise over and let me know if you scoop up any awesome goodies!)

Randolph Street Market Festival Times!

Randolph Street Market Festival Times!

The print was super fun…

New Dress A Day - Vintage Dress - DIY - Randolph Street Market - Pool

Feels like summer!

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151 Days To Go: Copycat – Miu Miu

May 22, 2012 | 32 Comments

I’m back!!  Pages have been FedEx’d…

New Dress A Day - FedEx Book!!!

Thank you Kinkos/FedEx!

…giggles have been had, and I’m a very happy gal right now!!  Looking forward to some sleep catch up this Memorial Day weekend!

Today’s piece has been one that I’ve been OBSESSED with, so I just needed to do a copycat!

New Dress A Day - Miu Miu Copycat

Miu Miu Copycat

Kirsten Dunst rocked this Muu Muu top on the January 2012 cover of Lucky Magazine…


Kirsten Dunst's January Lucky Cover

…and I knew immediately that I would make my own version!

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