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!!

BOSTON – SATURDAY, 11/10

New Dress a Day Book Signing + DIY Party (with treats!)
6-8 pm
 40 BERKELEY
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!!

LONG ISLAND (BAY SHORE) –MONDAY, 11/12

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!)
4pm
CHANGING HANDS BOOKSTORE
6428 South McClintock Drive | Tempe | AZ 85283

Shoot RSVP’s my way to newdressRSVP@gmail.com if you can make it – can’t wait to meet you guys!!

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