Weekend Acquisition!

Apr 20, 2015 | 4 Comments

Hello friends! I hope everyone had a most beautiful weekend!

I took a solo trip up to Santa Barbara for the day to bike on the beach, hang out at Alameda Park for Earth Day festivities, and to go flea marketing. You can see below what I snagged…

Vintage Crosstitch

Wild horses!

Hey, crosstitched horses!! Yeah it was one of those “I know this is totally kitschy, but I think I need it in my office” moments. So…I snagged it for a few bucks. What do you guys think? Was I totally crazy for buying this?

Also, you’ll see the after product of this beaut tomorrow.

New Dress A Day - vintage dress

Saved by the Bell?!?

The 90s called…and they DON’T want this dress back :)

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Remake: Red, Blue, & Black Patterned Dress

Apr 17, 2015 | 13 Comments

So this dress…

The sleeves were just a little too tight with those shoulder pads!!

New Dress A Day - Paisley Dress

Tight Sleeves!!

…but the pattern was fab!

New Dress A Day - Paisley Dress

Those buttons tho…

I think this was the “camera shot me mid-speaking” moment where I was contemplating “what am I going to do to make this something I want to wear.”

New Dress A Day - Paisley Dress

Hey neck!

The ideas were flowing and something hit!

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Remake: Red, Blue, & Black Patterned Dress

Apr 14, 2015 | 3 Comments

Loved this dress when I saw it! The pattern was fab, but those sleeves were just a little too tight.

New Dress A Day - Paisley Dress

Tight Sleeves!!

Chic buttons lined the side of the dress which I loved and those pleats were dreamy.

New Dress A Day - Paisley Dress

Those buttons tho…

It needed a little pick-me-up, so I did just that!! Check back shortly to see the full remake…

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That Moment When You’re Wearing the Same Dress as Peggy on Mad Men

Apr 7, 2015 | 14 Comments

In my vintage hunting/shopping/procuring adventures, I’ve come across the same garment twice which always blows my mind.

Never has it blown my mind more than this moment when I found myself wearing the same dress as Peggy (Elisabeth Moss) on the first episode of the final season of Mad Men.

New Dress A Day - Mad Men - vintage 60s dress

Marisa/Peggy Twinsies!

STOP. IT. RIGHT. NOW.

New Dress A Day - Mad Men - vintage 60s dress

Pegs (c/o AMC)

Hello identical dresses!! (PS, we’re both copywriters too…)

New Dress A Day - vintage 60s dress

I went a little shorter…

She belted it…

New Dress A Day - Mad Men - vintage 60s dress

Superfans of the collar.

I did not…

New Dress A Day - vintage 60s dress

Sans belt!

If we really worked together we would have shot our side by side shot for our office’s Instagram feed.

New Dress A Day - Mad Men - vintage 60s dress

So who’s changing, Peggy??

Felt like this deserved a full post…I still can’t get over it!

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Remake: 60s Chain Print Dress

Apr 6, 2015 | 17 Comments

Mad Men just returned for its last season, so I got together with a bunch of pals for a little viewing party! When getting together to watch Mad Men, one must always dress up :)

I found this chain-esque printed dress at Goodwill…

New Dress A Day - vintage 60s dress

BEFORE

…and thought it could be perfect to wear.

New Dress A Day - vintage 60s dress

Straight from Goodwill!

Hike the skirt and made it a bit more mod? I think it’s going to be just the thing!

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