Remake: White Strapless Lace Dress

May 18, 2015 | 29 Comments

Hey friends! I’m here, I’m here :) There’s been a lot going on which I’ll fill you in a bit on later… But in the interim, I have a FABULOUS new piece to share.

Take this lace dress:

New Dress A Day - DIY White Dress

BEFORE

See how pretty it is close up??

New Dress A Day - DIY White Dress

Pre-dye!

I scored it at a swap party for nada, but it was originally $25 from Forever 21. So, for a chic cocktail dress, it’s really quite budget friendly.

New Dress A Day - DIY White Dress

$25!

And I loved the look, but just wasn’t that into the color. My skin is SO fair and as a short dress, this color wasn’t doing it for me like I wanted it to.

So, now comes the change. New color, check!!

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Remake: Neon Flower Doodle Dress

Apr 28, 2015 | 9 Comments

So this floral print though…

New Dress A Day - vintage dress

Saved by the Bell wardrobe much?!?

Honestly I think I wore something like this when I was a kid in 1992!

New Dress A Day - vintage dress

Hey print!

The colors were so fun and summery feeling. I can’t get enough of these “rainbow sherbet” colors! (PS, who else is a rainbow sherbet fan? I swear I dream about the Baskin Robbins variety at least twice a week!)

New Dress A Day - vintage dress

Woo!

The thumbs up was me giving myself motivation that this was going to turn out AWESOME!

New Dress A Day - vintage dress

Come on!

However, those layered pleats at the bottom just might have to say goodbye…

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Weekend Acquisition!

Apr 20, 2015 | 4 Comments

Hello friends! I hope everyone had a most beautiful weekend!

I took a solo trip up to Santa Barbara for the day to bike on the beach, hang out at Alameda Park for Earth Day festivities, and to go flea marketing. You can see below what I snagged…

Vintage Crosstitch

Wild horses!

Hey, crosstitched horses!! Yeah it was one of those “I know this is totally kitschy, but I think I need it in my office” moments. So…I snagged it for a few bucks. What do you guys think? Was I totally crazy for buying this?

Also, you’ll see the after product of this beaut tomorrow.

New Dress A Day - vintage dress

Saved by the Bell?!?

The 90s called…and they DON’T want this dress back :)

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Remake: Red, Blue, & Black Patterned Dress

Apr 17, 2015 | 14 Comments

So this dress…

The sleeves were just a little too tight with those shoulder pads!!

New Dress A Day - Paisley Dress

Tight Sleeves!!

…but the pattern was fab!

New Dress A Day - Paisley Dress

Those buttons tho…

I think this was the “camera shot me mid-speaking” moment where I was contemplating “what am I going to do to make this something I want to wear.”

New Dress A Day - Paisley Dress

Hey neck!

The ideas were flowing and something hit!

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Remake: Red, Blue, & Black Patterned Dress

Apr 14, 2015 | 3 Comments

Loved this dress when I saw it! The pattern was fab, but those sleeves were just a little too tight.

New Dress A Day - Paisley Dress

Tight Sleeves!!

Chic buttons lined the side of the dress which I loved and those pleats were dreamy.

New Dress A Day - Paisley Dress

Those buttons tho…

It needed a little pick-me-up, so I did just that!! Check back shortly to see the full remake…

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