Peach Lace Dress

Dec 15, 2014 | 5 Comments

After all your votes, it was the ruffled peach dress, for the win!!

Vintage Dress - holiday party

Dreamy, right?

Here’s just a little teaser of how it turned out:

Vintage Dress - holiday party

The after…

Full blog post to come later today, but I must say…this piece turned out gorgeous!

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Regula’s NDAD Creation

Dec 14, 2014 | 9 Comments

I received this fabulous remake from German-reader Regula and it’s something that I want to make immediately!! It’s starting to get colder here in Los Angeles (I just put my heat on for the first time this year!) and I’m dreaming about making myself what Regula did. For those of you out there craving a little coziness, this project will be right up your alley!!

I’ve been following you for quite a while. I think it’s amazing how you see potential in any dress you find. I often go to thrift stores hoping to find THE THING that speaks to me: “I want to be turned into something else. Please, help me!”

Case in point…this lovely plaid flannel shirt.


New Dress A Day - Pajama DIY


Regula even draws out her plans…

New Dress A Day - Pajama DIY

The plans!

I think you’re going to love the outcome…check it out:

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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


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

Vintage Dress - holiday partyq


#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


#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


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


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


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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