24 Days to Go: Tracy’s NDAD Creation

Sep 23, 2012 | 32 Comments

Today’s remake comes from Tracy.  I’m loving her ambitious ways as a high schooler because she sounds a lot like me!!

I’ve been following your blog ever since I saw it on yahoo and I’ve always been inspired to go remake something of my own but never had the guts to.  As a high school student with no job, I don’t have a lot of money for clothes.  This summer, I gave myself a project to try to remake some things.  I begged my mom to sort through her old clothes (there’s some really atrocious stuff) and she came up with a navy blue, shapeless, drapey dress that was way too big.

New Dress A Day - DIY - Vintage Dress - Tracy

Tracy – Before

She didn’t wear it anymore so she tossed it into my recreating hands.

Lucky you Tracy that your mom was the bearer of such goods perfectly ready to be made over!

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25 Days to Go: Rachel’s NDAD Creation

Sep 21, 2012 | 20 Comments

Today’s remake comes from Rachel!!

First, I want to say that I LOVE your blog!  It is always exciting to see what new thing you have recreated.  Following your blog has given me the courage to try my hand at re-fashioning some clothing myself.  This one is my favorite!  A few weeks ago, I bought this interesting pair of shorts (which happen to be quite long) at an estate sale.  I paid 50 cents for the shorts, what a steal!  I loved the floral print and the awesome belt…

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Rachel – Before

…but I wasn’t going to wear these shorts as is.

I’m not a shorts wearer myself, so I’m totally curious to see what Rachel does!!

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26 Days to Go: Mercura NYC Copycat

Sep 20, 2012 | 24 Comments

Just because summer is technically over as of today doesn’t mean we can’t still channel those summer vibes!  I found these amazing Mercura NYC shades in an issue of Marie Claire a bunch of months back and I knew I had to recreate!

New Dress A Day - DIY - Mercura NYC Copycat

Mercura NYC Copycat

Beachy shades come fall?  Totally bring it.

I began with a pair of plastic Wayfarer-esque shades I picked up at SXSW when I was there in March.  Free shades courtesy of YouTube are now becoming the main component of this copycat!

I popped out the lenses to avoid getting paint on the frames when I begin to change their color…

New Dress A Day - DIY - Plastic Wayfarers

Plastic Wayfarers from SXSW!!

…gathered my sealife beads…

New Dress A Day - DIY - Beach Scene Beads

Beach Scene Beads! (I found all these guys on eBay!)

…and started crafting!

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27 Days to Go: $1 Remake

Sep 20, 2012 | 49 Comments

I found today’s lovely piece at Goodwill!  It came home with me from my trip to Charlotte!

New Dress A Day - DIY - Vintage Dress - Before

Day 27 – Before

The floral fabric was totally fun, but look at that collar!  I love the idea, but this was an organza material that was flying all around as I walked!

New Dress A Day - DIY - Vintage Dress - Before

The collar, the collar!

Also, check out how sheer it is!

New Dress A Day - DIY - Vintage Dress - See Through!!

Pretty much see-through!

Let’s make this cute!

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28 Days to Go: Wednesday Giveaway

Sep 18, 2012 | 84 Comments

It’s already Wednesday!  Do the mid-week hustle!

I just picked up a new Burt Bees gloss for myself at Whole Foods so I thought to myself, one for me, one for you!  Along with the gloss, I’m giving away a pair of gold costume earrings with dangling black beads.  Shimmer on the lips, shimmer on the ears!

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Win Me!

To enter, leave a comment below of your favorite lip care products.  What shades/styles/brands do you love wearing?  I’m addicted to MAC’s lip glass just for the goopy, glossy feeling on my lips which I love.  I have multiple little plastic Vaseline containers too for those super duper dry days.  Also, I love Vaseline to put on my dry skin (elbows especially when I’m working on the floor!!) because it’s a miracle worker.  You know who else loves Vaseline?

(Best video EVER!)  I just might have to bedazz a Vaseline container soon for another giveaway… “Your wildest dreams have come true!!!!!”

A winner will get randomly chosen next week!  Speaking of winners, congrats to Amanda Greer (Trina clutch), Margo Slaby (Braced-lets), and Taysha (orange bracelet)!  I know there are a few of you still waiting for won loot…fear not, everything is getting shipped out shortly!

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