That Moment When You’re Wearing the Same Dress as Peggy on Mad Men

Apr 7, 2015 | 15 Comments

In my vintage hunting/shopping/procuring adventures, I’ve come across the same garment twice which always blows my mind.

Never has it blown my mind more than this moment when I found myself wearing the same dress as Peggy (Elisabeth Moss) on the first episode of the final season of Mad Men.

New Dress A Day - Mad Men - vintage 60s dress

Marisa/Peggy Twinsies!

STOP. IT. RIGHT. NOW.

New Dress A Day - Mad Men - vintage 60s dress

Pegs (c/o AMC)

Hello identical dresses!! (PS, we’re both copywriters too…)

New Dress A Day - vintage 60s dress

I went a little shorter…

She belted it…

New Dress A Day - Mad Men - vintage 60s dress

Superfans of the collar.

I did not…

New Dress A Day - vintage 60s dress

Sans belt!

If we really worked together we would have shot our side by side shot for our office’s Instagram feed.

New Dress A Day - Mad Men - vintage 60s dress

So who’s changing, Peggy??

Felt like this deserved a full post…I still can’t get over it!

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Remake: 60s Chain Print Dress

Apr 6, 2015 | 17 Comments

Mad Men just returned for its last season, so I got together with a bunch of pals for a little viewing party! When getting together to watch Mad Men, one must always dress up :)

I found this chain-esque printed dress at Goodwill…

New Dress A Day - vintage 60s dress

BEFORE

…and thought it could be perfect to wear.

New Dress A Day - vintage 60s dress

Straight from Goodwill!

Hike the skirt and made it a bit more mod? I think it’s going to be just the thing!

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Texas!

Apr 1, 2015 | 2 Comments

I’ve been working on a longer post to recap my little trip to Austin for Texas Style Council (it’s coming tonight along with a fab goodie bag giveaway filled with lots of the stuff I got to take home with me!) but wanted to share a little snippet of the awesome few days I got to enjoy back at the camp setting that the conference took place at.

TxSC - Bunk Beds

Woo for bunk beds!

When there’s a lack of outlets, you have to DIY everything!!

DIY Selfie Stick!

DIY Selfie Stick!

This teepee had tables and chairs inside – outdoor dining space with twinkle lights? Totally dreamy.

Backyard Teepee!

Backyard Teepee!

There were amazing new friends and readers I met all while dressed up like Phyllis Nefler.

Texas Style Council

I <3 readers!

Troop Beverly Hills was my fave and a costume party where everyone dresses up like Girl Scouts, is going to be super chic night :)

Troop Beverly Hills!!

Troop Beverly Hills!!

My gal Melissa at Shoestring Magazine brought a ton of options from Austin Goodwill, so I had to capture her khaki haul. Less than $40 for everything? Total score.

Goodwill khaki stash

Collection of khaki from Austin Goodwill!

More posting from Texas coming later today with a swag bag up for grabs :) Woo!!

 

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Remake: Black, White, & Tan Polyester Shirt, Part II

Mar 25, 2015 | 15 Comments

Hey friends! I’ve been in Texas (woo, Longhorns!) the past week for an amazing blogging conference and am back in action. Before I give a total rundown tomorrow, I wanted to post the second way I styled this fab shirt.

Remember the before…

New Dress A Day - polyester shirt

Big sleeves!

The size was wrong, seams were undone, and the sleeves were too big because the elastic was worn out.

But, that pattern was good. SO good!

New Dress A Day - polyester shirt

AFTER

Cute and casual now, right?

New Dress A Day - polyester shirt

BEFORE | AFTER

LOOK #1: Top: Vintage | Jeans: BDG | Necklace: Forever 21 | Sunglasses: Ray-Ban | Flip Flops: Old Navy | Purse: Vintage

So, lets see how this works dressed up a bit more…

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DIY: Shamrock Shoe Clips

Mar 17, 2015 | 22 Comments

Today is the holiday of my people (shout out to all my Irish friends out there!!  Virtual Guinness cheers!!) so I wanted to repost this fave DIY from last year.

Because my Valentine’s Day shoe clips were such a hit (quick refresher HERE)…

DIY - New Dress A Day - Heart Shoe Clips

Hearts for my feet!

…I figured that a St. Patty’s Day version was just calling my name.

DIY - New Dress A Day - Shamrock Shoe Clips

Shamrock shoes!

Here’s how to make them!

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