Jen’s NDAD Donation

Nov 12, 2012 | 20 Comments

Happy Monday friends!!  I just got back from Boston after a fantastic few days (fun post to come…) and am heading out to my hometown on Long Island today!!

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LI!!!

It’s been a while since I’ve been back, but I couldn’t be happier to see family and friends, not to mention hang at the Barnes & Noble in Bay Shore for a fun book signing/party! (Come out if you’re around NY/NJ/LI/CT friends!)

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Barnes & Noble Bay Shore Book Signing!

Today’s dress was one that Miss Jen sent my way…

New Dress A Day - DIY - Vintage Dress

Jen’s Donation

Unfortunately, the note attached stayed in LA, so I’m without the story behind this piece!  (Jen, feel free to share in the comments section!)

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Dancy Times!

  I was loving the skirt part of the dress, but needed to fix the top portion!

PS, I love that Jen kept the price tag on this puppy too!  Look at Value Village hookin’ a sistah up!!

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Price Tagz!

Because I wanted to keep the skirt intact, I decided to focus my energies on the top portion of the dress!!  The silver panels at the shoulders were awesome, but the sleeves were quite billowy, so I grabbed some scissors and began to chop!

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Cut ‘dem sleeves!

That was my one adjustment – a quick sleeve trim to make them fluttery was all that was needed to really change the look and feel of this piece!

I wore the dress in LA, pre-ginger hair…

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Jen’s Donated Piece – After

I was in love with the new sleeves!

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Sleeves ECU!

Because I loved how this dress looked so much, I decided to bring it with me on my East Coast travels and wear to a shoot for Better Homes & GardensBetter TV show that airs today!!  (Check listings here! I’ll also get the clip posted online as soon as it’s available!)

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Better TV!

From blonde bun to red bun…

New Dress A Day - DIY - Vintage Dress

Dress, Take 2!!

…the dress is still equally as awesome!!

Hope to see some of you tonight on LI!  Next stop is Phoenix on Saturday!!

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