Remake: Green, Pink & Blue Dress

Sep 11, 2014 | 3 Comments

I absolutely LOVED this dress when I first laid eyes on it at a garage sale. The colors were fun, the crepe-y cotton was flowy and soft, but there was a pretty large issue. (I even wore a nude tank to really hit the fact home.)

New Dress A Day - Crepe Vintage Dress


This is going to need a little adjustment. I just don’t think that this would be appropriate if I wore it as is, you know :) Check back for the full post later today!

Melissa’s Donation: Peach & Black Embroidered Shirt

Sep 8, 2014 | 19 Comments

I received this piece from one of my favorite people in the world – Melissa of Shoestring Magazine - and she outdid herself.

New Dress A Day - vintage peach dress


Now if a “friend” gave you this piece as a present, I might want to rethink the friendship, however Melissa is my thrifting kindred spirit and knew this shirty-dress-kaftan would be right up my alley.

New Dress A Day - vintage peach dress

That’s some collar!

So not only did my sister from another mister give me this rockin’ ensemble…

New Dress A Day - vintage peach dress

Whoot whoot!

…but also sent a Richard Simmons coffee table book in my package. This snail mail day was one for the records, because…

Vintage Richard Simmons Book - New Dress A Day

Put ya hands up!

…Richard Simmons happens to be one of my best pals.

Richard Simmons - New Dress A Day


OK, well “best pals” probably is a bit of a stretch, but I did get my “sweatin’ to the oldies” on at his class a while back and that’s pretty close, right? So, want to see how this peachy piece turned out???

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Faith’s NDAD Creation

Sep 6, 2014 | 7 Comments

This could be my new favorite piece! Faith knocked it out of the park. Just wait until you see what this shirt looks like now!

As a brand new first time mom, I didn’t have time to scour the stores for the perfect outfit for my baby girl’s one-month pictures. I wanted something feminine but not too girly, so instead of turning to expensive outfits online, I decided to make a cheaper option for this one time wear.

I scanned my closet for ideas. I found this top which a friend had given me to wear during the pregnancy. I loved the detailed stitching.



New Dress A Day - upcycled shirt


 I noticed the shirring on the back and knew it would make for an easy fit. 

Just wait until you see Faith’s transformation…

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One Look: Two Ways: Pleated Floral Polyester Dress

Sep 4, 2014 | 9 Comments

I love outfits that get more than one wear in different styles! This dress got cut up a bit…

New Dress A Day - Vintage Dress


…ok, maybe a lot…

New Dress A Day - Vintage Dress


…and got turned into this lovely piece.


New Dress A Day - Vintage Dress - Polyester


For the second wear, I turned it up a bit!

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Tie Dye Backpack

Sep 2, 2014 | 14 Comments

The best way to give a white backpack a little face lift for school? TIE DYE! I wanted to put together a fun tutorial that shows how to transform a basic white canvas backpack into something chic for campus.

DIY - Tie Dyed Backpack

Back to School chic!

A little DIY action will make this budget backpack look like you spent beaucoup bucks! The hardest part was picking the dyes!

DIY - Tie Dyed Backpack

The supplies…

All you need is:

Canvas backpack: (I got this one for $10 at Forever 21, but you can thrift one, use one that you have already that needs an update, or hop on over to Target to grab something!)

Dyes: I went with an assortment of brighter colors, but pick any palette that suits your fancy!

Rubber bands/gloves: Gloves are a lifesaver for your hands when you’re dyeing! Make sure you protect those fingers.

Time to get to work!

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