Flea Market Find: Glitter Golden Girls Dress

Sep 28, 2015 | 7 Comments

I came across a total winner this weekend in my shopping excursions. Let’s say that this one is something that Blanche Devereux would most definitely wear. And for $1, I couldn’t resist. I will become a Golden Girl. :)

New Dress A Day - vintage glitter dress

Sparkle City USA

Thoughts, friends?

Also, the glittery bits all over the dress are actual glued clumps of glitter! So one must be careful with the taking on and off of this dress because those clumps of glitter hurt when rubbed against one’s body. Let’s just say I have a few scratches thanks so these shimmery pals.

But, I’ve got some plans for this before I wear it Saturday night!

Remake: Pink Striped 90s Maternity Dress

Sep 20, 2015 | 8 Comments

I’ve got four words for you. This. Dress. You. Guys.

New Dress A Day - 90s Striped Maternity Dress

What about these stripes?

Loved the pink and white striping, but just wasn’t as into the shape or style.

New Dress A Day - 90s Striped Maternity Dress

Shimmy shimmy!

It was straight 90s, yo! It was also a maternity dress, once I looked at the label. I thought a little tweaking could come to fruition to make this the perfect dress to wear during the September heat wave of Los Angeles.

New Dress A Day - 90s Striped Maternity Dress

Hey-oh!

I mean it’s just waiting for some TLC. TLC, I’m a-coming for you!

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New Dress A Day Goes to Japan!

Sep 13, 2015 | 5 Comments

Hi friends! So sorry for the LONG hiatus from blogging – I’ve been in Japan!!

New Dress A Day - Japan - LAX

Airport Ready!

It’s been such an amazing time so far and I wanted to share some of the photos. Back to regularly scheduled dressmaking/DIY programming this week!

I’ve been splitting my time between Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka with day trips to Kobe, Nara, and Himeji and it’s been such an incredible experience. This is my first time to Japan, so I’m going a bit crazy stopping and OMG-ing every five minutes!

I mean…

New Dress A Day - Japan - Bamboo Forest

Simply magical

…I literally found where magic began, at the Arishyama Bamboo Forest. Words cannot describe the beauty.

I’ve been flea marketing when it hasn’t been pouring down…

 

New Dress A Day - Japan - Vintage Kimonos

The gloriousness of kimonos

…and the kimonos have been spectacular. I couldn’t resist…

New Dress A Day - Japan - Kimono

Kimono Times

There have been 5 am sushi stops for some of the best scallops I’ve ever tasted…

New Dress A Day - Japan - Tsukiji Market

Tsukiji Market at 5am!!

…and TONS of photos in front of the coolest things I’ve ever seen. You make a big version of a dessert and you’ve got a #1 fan in me! Who doesn’t want that waffle-y thing topped in ice cream?

New Dress A Day - Japan - Waffles

My dream spot.

The castles. The views. The views from castles. I’ve been speechless on this trip more than I have in my entire life.

New Dress A Day - Japan - Himeji Castle

Fish on hot tin roof!

And, the food. Oooooh weeeeeeeee, the food. How about freshly grilled seafood on skewers topped in a soy reduction glaze? *dead*.

New Dress A Day - Japan - Oysters

Oysters at Nishiki Market

What’s a trip to Japan without a stop to see this cat. (PS, for more Japan pics, head over to Instagram!)

New Dress A Day - Japan - Hello Kitty

Me and Miss K

I can’t wait to share more and get back onto a blogging routine. I already have a pin board of projects I want to start working on once I’m back. Stay tuned!!

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Remake: Ivory Romper

Aug 9, 2015 | 16 Comments

You. Guys.

I was working in Orange County last month with I Love to Create and Joann’s getting my tie dye on with shoppers, and I stopped at a sample sale on the way home.

First thing’s first. I LOVE myself a sample sale. It’s the one place where you can get your hands on more expensive branded gear for wayyyyyyy less than retail. This sale was at the Dainty Hooligan warehouse in Anaheim and I took advantage of the $1 bin that housed a ton of “damaged” items! I’m going to show you all the pieces I scored for a buck this week that I transformed into new, non-“damaged” items that look like they came right off the rack!

First piece I scored, this fab romper:

Romper - Dainty Hooligan - New Dress A Day

BEFORE

I couldn’t find the exact one on the site, however I found something similar for $42.50.

Romper - Dainty Hooligan - New Dress A Day

$42.50 on DaintyHooligan.com

So, I’d say I got a steal! But, the downside was that there were spots EVERYWHERE!

There’s a spot…

Romper - Dainty Hooligan

Spotty McSpotterstein!

…and there’s a spot…

Romper - Dainty Hooligan - New Dress A Day

Even more spots!

…and there’s another few spots!!

Romper - Dainty Hooligan - New Dress A Day

Spots on spots on spots!

So, what do you do when you’re stuck with a slew of spots on an ivory romper???

Romper - Dainty Hooligan - New Dress A Day

It’s Romps Time!

You know what to do. When in doubt, DYE IT OUT!

Keep reading to find out what color I went with…

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Remake: White Vintage Jumpsuit

Jul 20, 2015 | 13 Comments

Hi friends! The reveal has finally arrived. This lovely white jumpsuit has gotten a bit of a makeover :)

Vintage jumpsuit - New Dress A Day

Superhero pantsuit!

It started off a bit too tight (merm, not comfortable in certain areas fo sho!!) and it just wasn’t something that I was going to want to wear in the current state.

I pumped myself up, did some kicks…

Vintage jumpsuit - New Dress A Day

I’m 50!

(I always think of Molly Shannon and her SNL, Sally O’Malley sketch)

Molly Shannon Kicks

My kick coach

…and got this jumpsuit ready to be DIY’d.

Vintage jumpsuit - New Dress A Day

Time to change!

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