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!

New Dress A Day - DIY - Giveaway

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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30 Days to Go: $1 Remake

Sep 18, 2012 | 27 Comments

OK, today was all about the paisley!!

New Dress A Day - DIY - Vintage Dress

Day 30 – Before

This dress fit me all wrong, and there were weird buttons, but I was just in love with the pattern!  For me, that was the selling point to this dress.

New Dress A Day - DIY - Vintage Dress - Print

Check it out!

For a buck from the pile sale, I was totally sold on this vintage Liz Claiborne frock!

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31 Days to Go: $1 Remake

Sep 17, 2012 | 33 Comments

I finally wore the dress that I worked on for the Sundance Channel/Geico shoot – the weather was just hot enough to make this the easy, breezy, beautiful piece perfect for a 103 degree day.  (Shout out to all my Texans who teased me for thinking 88 degrees was sweltering about a month ago.  We’re feeling it now, y’all!!)

For the shoot we were testing different potential muumuus to use, so I’ve got this before shot…

New Dress A Day - DIY - Vintage Muumuu - Before

Muumuu!!

…and the one directly from the commersh!

New Dress A Day - DIY - Vintage Muumuu - Before

Day 31 – Before

Since I was tweaking this piece as the camera was shooting, I have fun screen captures to describe the process :)

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32 Days to Go: Lilian’s NDAD Creation

Sep 15, 2012 | 15 Comments

Today’s piece comes from Lilian!  Fun cranberry colored jacket to start out with today…

I came across your blog recently and am really inspired by not just your creativity but also your perseverance.  I’ve always love sewing and have been toying with the idea of updating vintage pieces with a modern twist, but sadly, never quite have the gut (what if it does not work out??) nor the motivation (wait till I’ve the time).  After going through your creations, I immediately retrieved this piece from the recycle pile…

New Dress A Day - DIY - Vintage Dress - Lilian Before

Lilian – Before

It was given to me by my mum-in-law, which translates to “dated”.

Ooh what will come of this windbreakery-pullovery top?

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