Remake: Blue Checkered Ruffled Dress

Jun 8, 2015 | 13 Comments

Hi you guys!! Today’s piece is SO good. The dress looked like it was straight out of a Rodgers and Hammerstein musical.

Vintage Blue Checkered Dress

BEFORE

I went straight into musical theater mode and gave my best “I’m getting the vapors” look.

Vintage Blue Checkered Dress

I do declare!

But, look at those SLEEVES!

Vintage Blue Checkered Dress

SLEEVES!

That collar too…

Vintage Blue Checkered Dress

No. Words.

This piece needed some serious help to turn it into something that you don’t need to be on a stage to wear!

Before we start, I saw this lovely little tag inside the piece – love when there are little hints of who wore this before me!

Vintage Blue Checkered Dress

We’ve got the same first initial!

If I only had time to tag my clothes too…

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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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