36 Days to Go: Wednesday Giveaway!

Sep 12, 2012 | 213 Comments

Happy Wednesday!!  Hope everyone is enjoying the week so far :)

Today I’m giving away something I’m obsessed with…the cutest Trina clutch/makeup/travel bag.

New Dress A Day - DIY - Clutch

Win Me! *My car keys not included :)

It’s the perfect size to hold keys, a wallet, a phone, glosses/mascara/perfume roll-on, gum, and probably a point and shoot camera too.  This is my kind of clutch – something that holds all the necessities!  I also toss in a few band-aids (for those pesky blisters), an extra elastic band, $10, and bobby pins for those super emergency moments!

I love the purple printed fabric too.  It’s super fall-ish with the leaves/branches/flowers!

New Dress A Day - DIY - Clutch Back

Love the pattern!!

To enter, leave a comment below with your favorite fall color/item/treat that you look forward to once summer has ended!  It’s still super hot by me, and fall isn’t in the air yet, but I’m always into the seasonal autumn coffee beverages at Peet’s and Starbucks.  Bring on the pumpkin and gingerbread…but not until we’re out of the 80s :)  A winner will be randomly chosen next week!!

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37 Days to Go: $1 Remake

Sep 11, 2012 | 22 Comments

At first glance, you might be thinking, “what on earth are you doing purchasing that dress with a big, ole bite taken out of the bottom?”  It’s totally shredded, I know.

New Dress A Day - DIY - Vintage Dress - Before - 37

Day 37 – Before

And there are holes on top of the completely shredded skirt!

New Dress A Day - DIY - Vintage Dress - I See You - 37

I See You!!

But check out that glorious beaded waist!  That’s worth the price of admission alone! (Oh PS, price of admission today, just a buck!)

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38 Days to Go: Weekend Thrifting!

Sep 10, 2012 | 3 Comments

Hope everyone had a fantastic weekend!  I squeezed in just a little bit of garage sale-ing and found some ridiculously amazing clip on earrings and a few pins!  With my strained earlobes, thanks to heavy earring wearing in the 90s (I need to find pictures to share with you), I’m all about clips!  I’ll even add clip on backs to hanging earrings that I have/see out on shopping excursions just so I can wear them.

New Dress A Day - DIY - Vintage Clip Ons

Vintage Clippies!

These were 80s glitz to the max!! (PS, who else wanted to visit The Max on Saved By the Bell with the amaze multi-primary-colored lightning bolts, triangles, and squiggles on the walls?)

New Dress A Day - Saved By The Bell - The Max

The Max!!!!!!

I’m obsessed because the dangly flower clips I snagged…

New Dress A Day - DIY - Vintage Clip On Earrings - Marc Jacobs

Pretty enamel danglers!

…totally remind me of Marc Jacobs enamel studs!

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Marc by Marc Jacobs studs!!

I scored the six pieces for $5 too which was a total steal!  Super fun weekend finds!

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39 Days to Go: Karen’s NDAD Creation

Sep 10, 2012 | 11 Comments

Today’s final wedding remake comes from Karen!

It is my honor and privilege to be a part of your blog experience!  Isn’t this dress so gorgeous?  This is my pal’s wedding dress and she was ready to release it to me for a makeover.  There are so many directions I could take it – I could not resist all the lace and of course the pink!  I wanted to make the lace really pop out and be noticed!

New Dress A Day - DIY - Karen's Project

Karen – Before

Pink lace is right!

New Dress A Day - DIY - Lace Sleeve

Lacy, lacy!!

What will Karen do with her friend’s dress?

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40 Days to Go: Lucia’s Wedding Fascinators

Sep 9, 2012 | 22 Comments

Talk about a DIY wedding, I was so overjoyed when I heard of all the cool things Lucia B. was planning for her big day!

The whole wedding party is wearing great vintage stuff we found at local shops, but plus size vintage is impossible to find so I’m making my dress as well as a bouquet of vintage brooches.  I’m submitting photos of the fascinators I made for the wedding party to wear.

New Dress A Day - DIY - Vintage Wedding - Fascinators - Lucia

The Bride’s

I’m obsessed with the “something blue” in this!!  So, so, so beautiful!!  (PS, Lucia – send pics of your dress!!)  Check out the other fascinators Lucia made.  It must have been just like the Royal Wedding at Lucia’s big day!

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