Remake: Ivory Romper

You. Guys. I was working in Orange County last month with I Love to Create and Joann's getting my tie dye on with shoppers, and I stopped at a sample sale on the way home.

First thing's first. I LOVE myself a sample sale. It's the one place where you can get your hands on more expensive branded gear for wayyyyyyy less than retail. This sale was at the Dainty Hooligan warehouse in Anaheim and I took advantage of the $1 bin that housed a ton of "damaged" items! I'm going to show you all the pieces I scored for a buck this week that I transformed into new, non-"damaged" items that look like they came right off the rack!

First piece I scored, this fab romper:

 Romper - Dainty Hooligan - New Dress A Day

Romper - Dainty Hooligan - New Dress A Day

I couldn't find the exact one on the site, however I found something similar for $42.50.

 Romper - Dainty Hooligan - New Dress A Day

Romper - Dainty Hooligan - New Dress A Day

So, I'd say I got a steal! But, the downside was that there were spots EVERYWHERE!

There's a spot...

 Romper - Dainty Hooligan

Romper - Dainty Hooligan

...and there's a spot...

 Romper - Dainty Hooligan - New Dress A Day

Romper - Dainty Hooligan - New Dress A Day

...and there's another few spots!!

 Romper - Dainty Hooligan - New Dress A Day

Romper - Dainty Hooligan - New Dress A Day

So, what do you do when you're stuck with a slew of spots on an ivory romper???

 Romper - Dainty Hooligan - New Dress A Day

Romper - Dainty Hooligan - New Dress A Day

You know what to do. When in doubt, DYE IT OUT!

Keep reading to find out what color I went with...

Into a bath of glorious dye this romper went! After a quick roll in the dryer, my romper was a gorg shade of cornflower blue!!

 Romper - Dainty Hooligan - New Dress A Day

Romper - Dainty Hooligan - New Dress A Day

What I should have planned for was a bit of shrinkage even drying my new piece on low. So, note to self...air dry when there are no tags on a romper from a sample sale.

 Romper - Dainty Hooligan - New Dress A Day

Romper - Dainty Hooligan - New Dress A Day

I LOVED the color!

 Romper - Dainty Hooligan - New Dress A Day

Romper - Dainty Hooligan - New Dress A Day

Look how fab the crochet trim turned out too!

 Romper - Dainty Hooligan - New Dress A Day

Romper - Dainty Hooligan - New Dress A Day

My shoes were a steal of a score at Goodwill in Austin. Brand new Juicy Couture for $6.99. Holler!

 Romper - Dainty Hooligan - New Dress A Day

Romper - Dainty Hooligan - New Dress A Day

The before and after action below:

 Romper - Dainty Hooligan - New Dress A Day

Romper - Dainty Hooligan - New Dress A Day

Because it was a little too short to wear out, I shot these lovely pics at home without worrying about flashing people in public. However, tomorrow...see how I made it public facing!

Check out the easiest little fix for when you end up shrinking your garments in 24 hours.