Remake: Metallic Brocade Dress

Jan 24, 2016 | 11 Comments

Hey friends! It’s been a VERY long time since my last post and I apologize profusely for the delay. I’ve been hard at work on a brand new site that will be launching in about two weeks! Eeeeeeee!!!! I couldn’t be more excited to share it with you. It’s been many months in the making and it’s almost ready to reveal.

There’s going to be a lot of what you’ve seen on NDAD since 2009, however there’s going to be lots of new stuff too. It’s a new year and time for a bit of a refresh, you know?

I’ll share more about everything as we get closer…lots of amazing little treats are in store for you in less than a month. Wooooooooo!!

Today’s remake is one of my most FAVORITE pieces I’ve worked on in a while. It involves metallics… *mic drop.

Check this lovely out…

New Dress A Day - Metallic Dress

BEFORE

A neighbor of mine has an incredible vintage collection and has been having sales to downsize her racks of goodies. I hopped on this dress as soon as I tried it on.

New Dress A Day - Metallic Dress

That neck tho…

It was $10, so the beaded neck, heavy brocade, and metallic threads came home with me.

New Dress A Day - Metallic Dress

Zipper goes all the way down past m’tush!

So did those robot moves which shockingly must have come with the dress!!

New Dress A Day - Metallic Dress

Doin’ the robot!

I had a segment on GMA to plan for and I thought this piece would be the perfect on-camera look! There was a LOT of work to be done, however…

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Tune in to Good Morning America Today!

Dec 8, 2015 | 2 Comments

Sooooooo, I’m in NYC for a segment on Good Morning America today to craft a seasonal DIY project!

Anyone else suffer from ALWAYS BEING COLD like I do? ❄️😳❄️

I’ll show you the easiest hack and you’ll be a master hand-warmer-maker in less than a minute using things you already have!🔥

Good Morning America with New Dress A Day

Join me for a winter DIY!

Tune in during the 8am hour and check it out for yourself! Plus I’ll be wearing something that I just finished making which will make its way to the blog shortly.

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Remake: Metallic Dress Teaser // En Route to NYC!

Dec 8, 2015 | No Comments

Hey friends! I’m writing this from the Delta terminal at LAX getting ready to head to NY for something super exciting.

Seriously…

New Dress A Day - Metallic Dress

LIVE FROM THE AIRPORT, IT’S NDAD!

…how meta is this :)

Anyway, my quick trip to the East Coast just might have me watchable on your television at some point between 7-9am Wednesday morning, on a channel run by a mouse. 🐭 I get the official “ok to share” later today and will send out a blog blast.

But, I found this fabulous dress at a neighbor’s estate sale and I just couldn’t resist! She sold it to me for $10 and I happily accepted the offer. (Also, it might look super fun on camera so you guys get the sneak peek!)

New Dress A Day - Metallic Dress

BEFORE

The gown is super thick with a gorgeous rhinestoned neck which, to be honest, was nailing it on the choking factor. Breathing was a tad bit difficult when the piece was completely zipped up.

New Dress A Day - Metallic Dress

That neck tho…

But the colors and textured design had me immediately wanting to make this my own.

New Dress A Day - Metallic Dress

Doin’ the robot!

I brought the thread and needle with me, so there’s probably going to be some sewing going on. And being that I’m stuck in the middle of the row, I hope my aisle and window neighbors don’t mind a sleeve or two flopping about.

Remake: Pink Striped Dress

Dec 3, 2015 | 4 Comments

Hello friends! I’ve got another remake for you today :) Apologies for the delays – a bigger post is to come to discuss, but thanks for all your emails and patience! There’s a brand new site coming your way as well, with a fun little project to boot, all which will be shared shortly!

LA can be 80 degrees one day and 62 another – this dress was worn on one of those warm wintery days here! ❄️☀️

I just loved this striped mix of colors!

New Dress A Day - Vintage Pink Dress

Needs a little bit of work…

It was a bit too big…

New Dress A Day - Vintage Pink Dress

Pleats!

…but those pleats made me SO happy!

New Dress A Day - Vintage Pink Dress

BEFORE

I knew there was room to make this outfit work!

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Remake: Sample Sale Workout Capris

Oct 3, 2015 | 37 Comments

I’ve been on a workout kick for the past four months – I signed up for Classpass (anyone else a member??) and have been taking all kinds of classes from spin and yoga to TWERKING!! Seriously, there’s a class for that (I went with a girlfriend of mine and it was a blast) and I am now ready to take Miley Cyrus on :)

I needed some new workout gear, so I went to a Beyond Yoga sample sale to see what I could snag. I grabbed a pair of leggings for $20 then hit the “damaged” area where each item was $2. HELLO GOLDMINE! I love to score pieces from here, because they’re usually mildly damaged – nothing that a little elbow grease can’t tweak.

Score #1, a fab pair of capris.

New Dress A Day - DIY tie dye workout capris

Yeah, I can’t wear these!

One small issue…there’s a HOLE on the front and back leg!

New Dress A Day - DIY tie dye workout capris

Hello hole!

Now that’s not something that a little stitching can fix…

New Dress A Day - DIY tie dye workout capris

It’s on the back too!

But when a set of pants retail for around $90 (yes, seriously), I go into “make it work” mode to really make them work.

New Dress A Day - DIY tie dye workout capris

Hello $90 price tag!

I mean I guess I could get away with going like this…

New Dress A Day - DIY tie dye workout capris

Time to work out these capris!

You know, it would be a new fashion statement! OK, wanna see what I did?

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