Remake: Ruffle Neck Winter Florals

Jan 26, 2015 | 27 Comments

Weeee!! Here’s the before shot of this gorgeous number…

New Dress A Day - DIY - Vintage winter floral dress - clown collar - Goodwill

Grrrrr!

Lots of big, extra ruffles going on!

New Dress A Day - DIY - Vintage winter floral dress - clown collar - Goodwill

It’s all mine, friends!

Feeling like the piece has just swallowed me.

New Dress A Day - DIY - Vintage winter floral dress - clown collar - Goodwill

Clown neck-ish??

Let’s get this wearable!!

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Copycat – Juicy Couture Nautical Hibiscus Sweater

Jan 22, 2015 | 6 Comments

Today’s inspiration all started here…

New Dress A Day - Juicy Couture Nautical Hibiscus Sweater - DIY

Window Shopping!

I was having a movie night with my pal BU and the storefront at Juicy Couture caught our eyes.  We loved the sweater that hung in the window and had an immediate moment of, we can DIY this!

So, that’s what today’s project is…my version of Juicy’s Nautical Hibiscus Sweater.

New Dress A Day - DIY - Copycat - Juicy Couture Nautical Hibiscus Sweater

COPYCAT

To really emulate the essence of Juicy’s sweater, I wanted something royal blue to work with and found just the right piece – a Mossimo sweater from Target that I scored at Goodwill for $3!

New Dress A Day - DIY - Goodwill Target Sweater

BEFORE

Now that I had the perfect base, it was time to get crafty!!  I started with some rhinestones (these larger ones came from Darice’s “Big Bag of Bling”) and Aleene’s Jewel-It glue…

New Dress A Day - DIY - Glue & Rhinestones

Glue & Rhinestones

…and began my copycat adventures!

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Packing Update!

Jan 19, 2015 | 18 Comments

Hello everyone! Apologies for the lack of posts this past week – my impending move has me working overtime! It’s a go to work, get home at 7pm, and pack routine before crashing a few hours later. The next two weeks are going to be crazy/fun/exhausting/cathartic as I get everything I want to hold onto boxed up and the rest of the things off to Goodwill.

New Dress A Day - Moving Boxes

Box O’Books!

My new place has bookshelves in the walls, so I’m excited to have a place for all of my books! I did put a stash together to donate, though. Do I really need two copies of the first Harry Potter book? (It was a toss up, but…no.)

I found this new style of bracelet the best for holding onto tape without losing it or forgetting where I put it.

New Dress A Day - packing tapeNew Dress A Day - packing tape

Arm party!!

I’m certain that a roll got put into a box :)

Like my new chair??

New Dress A Day - Kitchen

Break time!

I’m taking my break moments where I can get them! More to come and you’ll be seeing a bunch of your own creations getting posted while I’m working away.

Anyone have any great packing tips?? I’ll take whatever I can get!! xo

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Corduroy Collared Dress

Jan 12, 2015 | 8 Comments

I love it when this happens.

Vintage Corduroy Dress - New Dress A Day

BEFORE

Yeah, I’m talking about when that dress just won’t fit. In this case, I couldn’t get one of my arms into the sleeve nor button up the top portion of the dress.

Vintage Corduroy Dress - New Dress A Day

Disaster.

This just wasn’t going to work…

Vintage Corduroy Dress - New Dress A Day

My arm just won’t make it in!

Time to make this something wearable!

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Upcoming Pieces!

Jan 8, 2015 | 3 Comments

Hi everyone! I’ve been a bit offline the past week because I’m moving (yay!! still in LA, but to a space where I’ll have an actual studio to work in!!) and have been in crazy boxing up mode. Alas, I’m back and have some really fun remakes around the corner.

This is just one you get to look forward to…

Vintage Corduroy Dress - New Dress A Day

BEFORE

And, here’s another…

Vintage Blue DRess

Belting out ma fave tune!

Also, a winner will get announced later today from the pre-holiday goodie giveaway (someone is getting a chic, new Rafe purse!!) and I see a bunch more giveaways coming up while I take down the arduous task of boxing up my apartment!

Stay tuned!

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