82 Days to Go: Copycat – ASOS

Jul 29, 2012 | 88 Comments
New Dress A Day - DIY - ASOS Copycat

Copycat - ASOS

I fell in love with this ASOS dress when I first saw it featured in a Teen Vogue spread.  I was totally into the colors…

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Teen Vogue Inspiration Page!

…but I think I was even more into the texture of the piece with what looked like a tie dye of sorts.  I had the perfect piece to use for this DIY…

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ASOS Copycat - Before

…a dress that was shot for the book but didn’t end up getting used!

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Jazz Hands!

There were lots of these discolorations on the piece…

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Lots of these scattered about!

…so it really was the perfect candidate to try this ASOS lookalike out!

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83 Days to Go: Stacy R

Jul 28, 2012 | 22 Comments

I’ve been playing with some color mixing/painting/dyeing and when I saw Stacy’s piece, it fit right in with all my work-in-progresses :)  You’ll soon see them here, promise!

Hi Marisa,

I have been a huge fan of your blog for a while now and I have been inspired to do a few of my own remakes (with the help of my best friend Jen who makes fashion accessories, purses, etc. – and who taught me to sew last year).  This piece was adventurous…

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Stacy R - Before

Wonder what she’ll do?  I’m loving the sleeves :)

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84 Days to Go: Amelie’s NDAD Creation

Jul 27, 2012 | 17 Comments

The featured piece for today comes from Amelie!!  Such a pretty name from one of my favorite movies!

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I heart Audrey Tautou

Hi! I just wanted to say that I really like your blog, and you’ve inspired me to start modifying clothing too.  I ended up buying a somewhat ho-hum paisley sundress for $4.99 at the Salvation Army.

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Amelie - Before

The print on this long dress was a little too much for me…

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…and the cut was definitely not flattering. The skirt was torn, and there was also a little tear near the bottom of the zipper in the back, so I decided to make this into a shirt!

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85 Days to Go: Friday Giveaway

Jul 26, 2012 | 71 Comments

My time in the South has been such fun – lots of family to visit, BBQ to eat, and vintage wares to find!  I scored some goodies at the Goodwill outlet and let’s just say took advantage of their pay-by-the-pound system and scored some super fab clutches in addition to some more formal pieces!!

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Goodwill Score!!

Because I was so lucky with my clutch finds, I figured a giveaway would be in order.  Just want to share the thrifty love!!  Today, I’m giving away this lovely black satin-y clutch (it’s also in the pic above!) with something else super fantastic…a pattern from my mom’s collection!!  It was the one that I couldn’t stop giggling over.  “Show-Me! Patterns” in their Reversible Vest variety?!?!?  I know you want it!!

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Win me!!

To enter, leave a comment below with something you remember loving/wearing/needing to have that you would totally take back now if you could.  I remember ‘needing’ a Hypercolor T-shirt when I was a kid and when I finally got one (after the initial hoopla wore down) it didn’t change color!!  A winner for this (as well as last week’s earrings) will be picked early next week!  Can’t wait to hear all these gems.

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86 Days to Go: $1 Remake

Jul 25, 2012 | 49 Comments

Another remake from the Carolinas!!

PS, apologies for the tragicness going on on my head right now.  Quick pre-shoot barrette move, not so good.

Pink jacket time!!

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Day 86 - Before

I got it mostly because of the Carmen Marc Valvo tag.

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For a buck I just couldn’t resist.  It fit me well, but it wasn’t something I’d actually choose to wear.  It needed some punch, so that’s what I gave it.  To the moon, Alice!!

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