Holiday Party Dress – You Pick!!

Dec 11, 2014 | 47 Comments

It’s holiday party weekend and I need to think wardrobe and want you guys to help!! Here are the options:

#1 – Blue beaded vintage dress with a very LARGE slit up the back of the dress. Um, can this be saved???

Vintage Dress - holiday party

#1

#2 – Blue satin lace dress that doesn’t stay up and has some severe underarm discoloration. YUCK!

Vintage Dress - holiday partyq

#2

#3 – Peach “Gone With the Wind”-esque feeling dress. The color is dreadful against my skin and I feel like a debutante :) Oh, and PS, my entire chestal region is on display.

Vintage Dress - holiday party

#3

#4 – 80s satin dress that has a mullet waist. That material is drapey and hits right at my thighs in the front, but in the back it goes longer than my knees. Party in the front and in the back for this one!

Vintage Dress - holiday party

#4

Which one do you like best??? Leave your thoughts below…

The winning pick pulled from comments here, on Twitter, and on Instagram will get the makeover for this weekend’s events. Voice off below!!

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Ivory Cotton Boho Dress

Dec 8, 2014 | 12 Comments

Today’s dress was one that I picked up at a swap party!

Zara Cotton Dress

BEFORE

Once I put it on though, it was going to be more of a tunic than a dress! It was super cute, however super sheer at the same time.

Zara Cotton Dress

Spots!

There were a few spots as well, but with a little color changing, I knew it could become something totally wearable!

I picked out a bottle of dye and got to work!

DIY Gumball Costume

You spin me right round, baby! 

PS, the above shade isn’t the color I actually used. Any thoughts to what I chose?? Check out the new look:

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DIY Sweater Hacks!

Dec 4, 2014 | 4 Comments

For today’s remake, I began with two things I already had in my collection – they were old H&M sweaters that I wasn’t wearing that were in my donation pile.

However, for my trip to AZ I needed a couple of sweaters for one of the TV segments that I was doing, so I went right to these both.

Exhibit A (sweater which has an annoying neck):

New Dress A Day - DIY - Knit H&M Sweater

Knit H&M Sweater Circa 2006

Exhibit B (sweater which is overly pilly):

New Dress A Day - DIY - Knit H&M Sweater Take 2

Knit H&M Sweater Circa 2004

Check out and see what I crafted these two into!!

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Vintage 80s Teal Suede Sash Dress

Dec 1, 2014 | 10 Comments

If my mom wore this dress in the 80s, it would have been one that I coveted as a kid!

Vintage Teal Sash Dress - 80s

Hey 80s, haaaaaay!!

The teal suede sash in front? Better than Miss America!

Vintage Teal Sash Dress - 80s

Yikes!

And that print! It’s like an abstract piece of art – brush strokes all over.

Vintage Teal Sash Dress - 80s

From behind…

It’s a little much as is…

vintage 80s dress

Straight outta Working Girl!

…but I’m going to make it winter ready in just a few steps!

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Feather Printed Sweatshirt with Buttons

Nov 30, 2014 | 7 Comments

Two words: THIS SWEATSHIRT.

Vintage Feather Sweatshirt

Rockstar Sweatshirt

It’s amazing…

Vintage Feather Sweatshirt

Feather power!!!

It’s cozy…

Vintage Feather Sweatshirt

Big and cozy!

It’s a bit ridiculous…

Vintage Sweatshirt Jacket

Here we go!

All factors in me trying to make this totally wearable!!

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