Thank Goodwill It’s Friday!

Nov 9, 2012 | 21 Comments

So here’s what I looked like on Wednesday evening after the book party got called off because of the weather!  I did heed Mayor Bloomberg’s words by staying inside, but I had to document what was going on!

New Dress A Day - DIY - Nor'easter!

Nor’eastah!! (How I say it when I’m in NY)

Snow!!  Rain!!  Winds!!  It was totally insane how quickly the storm rolled through and of course, I wasn’t prepared with the right shoes or even the right warm coat!  I was able to borrow an umbrella though…saved me from getting completely saturated!

This is what I was going to wear to the event…

New Dress A Day - DIY - Vintage Skirt

What I was going to wear to the signing…

…a super fun, quilted skirt that I made right before I left LA.  Here were my steps…

I began by cutting off close to a foot of material from the bottom!  I was in LOVE with the quilted fabric and can’t wait to reuse.  I’m thinking covering a clutch or making a kindle case?

New Dress A Day - DIY - Cut Short!

Cut Shorter!!

I was left with this piece that belongs in a doggie bag…

New Dress A Day - DIY - Pinned!

The excess!!

…and then pinned the new hem in place!

New Dress A Day - DIY - Pinned!

Pinned and ready to go!!

I stitched down the edges and had a brand new skirt ready for a party that didn’t take place.  It worked out for the best because I would have been worried the whole night about safety!!  Didn’t want people to be in harm’s way at all, so we’ll just reschedule!

I did head to Boston this afternoon and upon arriving realized the clothes that I brought just weren’t going to work without a few more layers included.  I made a trip to one of my favorite places…Goodwill!

New Dress A Day - DIY - Bags of Goodwilling!

Bags of Goodwilling!!

I’m putting together full outfits from my Goodwill score to keep me warm during these cold temperatures this weekend!  Sweaters, check!  A wool coat for $8, check!  Jeans, because I only brought dresses with me from NY to Boston, check!

I’m hoping to see all my Boston and Boston-adj friends out at the event this Saturday night!  Decorations are getting put together as we speak and it’s going to be a very fun time!!


New Dress a Day Book Signing + DIY Party (with treats!)
6-8 pm
40 Berkeley Street | Boston | MA 02116

Since the NYC signing event got cancelled, we set up a little meet & greet on Long Island this Monday (WOO!!), 11/12 in Bay Shore (my hometown!!)  I will be rescheduling NYC in the new year!  Oh, and my mom just surprised me that she’s flying out for that one, so she’ll be in tow too!!


New Dress a Day Book Signing + vintage consultation
6-8 pm
Barnes & Noble
842 Sunrise Hwy | Bay Shore | NY 11706

Also, the next event right after Long Island will be a stop in Phoenix next Saturday, 11/17.  I’m taking a little LA-PHX road trip after the East Coast and will probably leave those sweaters I just purchased at home.

PHOENIX – Saturday, 11/17

New Dress a Day Book Signing + Meet & Greet  (with treats!)
6428 South McClintock Drive | Tempe | AZ 85283

Shoot RSVP’s my way to if you can make it – can’t wait to meet you guys!!

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