New Year’s Eve Party Purse

Dec 31, 2014 | 4 Comments

Happy almost 2015, friends!! This is one of my favorite times of the year. Not only is it my mom’s birthday (Happy Birthday Mom!!) but it’s the start of new things to come. There’s some fun stuff ahead in the pipelines and I can’t wait to fill you all in! But, let’s talk about the important stuff – what are you wearing tonight??

This is such an easy project to make and one that’s perfect to complete when you’re dyeing other pieces. I found this vintage beaded purse at Goodwill that had lots of darkish spots on the pink satin as well as a handle that was dark, dirty, and just not something that you’d want to hold onto.

Vintage Purse - New Dress A Day

Straight from Goodwill!

I thought a little dye dip would do the trick, so I added this purse into the dye bath I created for this lovely dress (click here for the full post)

Vintage Dress - holiday party

Purple was the right choice.

…and ended up with the perfect NYE accessory!

Vintage Purse - New Dress A Day

Easy steps!!

I wasn’t into the strap, so I snipped it to create a clutch.

Vintage Purse - New Dress A Day

Snip snip!

I can’t wait to wear this with my sequins tonight!!

Vintage Purse - New Dress A Day

Snip snip!

Vintage Purse - New Dress A Day

Ready to wear!

I love that the sequins are pronounced now! What a fun way to give this tossaway a new life. Love that Rit Dye!

Where are you counting down tonight?

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Merrrrrrrrry Christmas! (and a special giveaway from Santa!)

Dec 25, 2014 | 81 Comments

Merry Christmas! I hope everyone is enjoying the holidays, whether you stayed home, traveled to family or friends’, or luxuriating on vacation somewhere fabulous!

I’m at my parents house in NC and one of my yearly traditions to do when I’m home is to find all my favorite ornaments with my brother. I think my favorite one is the below…

Nursery School Marisa

Nursery School Marisa

Gotta love overalls in a nursery school photo-turned-ornament! I had to bring this sweater along to wear with the rest of the fam…

Household Sweater Party

Love me some sequins!

But to celebrate the year’s end and the love I have for all of you guys, I have a very fun giveaway to share!

Ugly Sweater Time!

Ugly Sweater Time!

One lucky winner is going to get all of these things…

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White Lace 80s Dress

Dec 23, 2014 | 8 Comments

This lacy dress was always calling out for a little color.

Vintage White Dress - New Dress A Day

BEFORE

When I bought it for a buck a few months back, I knew that it had serious potential. The entire top portion of the dress was lace, however it was a bit tricky to really see it all!

Vintage White Dress - New Dress A Day

“I do declare”

I just loved the back of this dress – it was a little too chilly to wear it without a tank, but you can see how deep it goes…

Vintage White Dress - New Dress A Day

That back!!!

…and was ready to get to a little color changing.

Vintage White Dress - New Dress A Day

Oh the texture that you can’t really see…

For the holidays, I went with…

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Peach Lace Dress

Dec 15, 2014 | 8 Comments

The Gone With the Wind-ish dress was the highest voted piece and I couldn’t wait to get started on it!

Vintage Dress - holiday party

BEfORE

Peach just isn’t my color. It totally washes me out, so the first thing that I was excited to do was change the shade!

Vintage Dress - holiday party

Dreamy, right?

There are some other issues we’ll have to handle as well…

Vintage Dress - holiday party

So much fabric!!

…but color changing was first up on the agenda. Making the lace work was a close second :)

What color would you have picked?? I went with…

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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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