DIY Sweater Hacks!

Dec 4, 2014 | 3 Comments

For today’s remake, I began with two things I already had in my collection – they were old H&M sweaters that I wasn’t wearing that were in my donation pile.

However, for my trip to AZ I needed a couple of sweaters for one of the TV segments that I was doing, so I went right to these both.

Exhibit A (sweater which has an annoying neck):

New Dress A Day - DIY - Knit H&M Sweater

Knit H&M Sweater Circa 2006

Exhibit B (sweater which is overly pilly):

New Dress A Day - DIY - Knit H&M Sweater Take 2

Knit H&M Sweater Circa 2004

Check out and see what I crafted these two into!!

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Vintage 80s Teal Suede Sash Dress

Dec 1, 2014 | 8 Comments

If my mom wore this dress in the 80s, it would have been one that I coveted as a kid!

Vintage Teal Sash Dress - 80s

Hey 80s, haaaaaay!!

The teal suede sash in front? Better than Miss America!

Vintage Teal Sash Dress - 80s

Yikes!

And that print! It’s like an abstract piece of art – brush strokes all over.

Vintage Teal Sash Dress - 80s

From behind…

It’s a little much as is…

vintage 80s dress

Straight outta Working Girl!

…but I’m going to make it winter ready in just a few steps!

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Feather Printed Sweatshirt with Buttons

Nov 30, 2014 | 7 Comments

Two words: THIS SWEATSHIRT.

Vintage Feather Sweatshirt

Rockstar Sweatshirt

It’s amazing…

Vintage Feather Sweatshirt

Feather power!!!

It’s cozy…

Vintage Feather Sweatshirt

Big and cozy!

It’s a bit ridiculous…

Vintage Sweatshirt Jacket

Here we go!

All factors in me trying to make this totally wearable!!

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Beige Hole-y-day Sweater (Happy Thanksgiving!!)

Nov 27, 2014 | 8 Comments

I loved this sweater when it was given me to play around with! It was oversized and comfortable but there were lots of areas of discoloration.

Vintage Faded Sweater

Neckline discoloration

Because it was light beige, the spots were super pronounced.

Vintage Faded Sweater

Spots!

You can see here on the neckline:

Vintage Faded Sweater

A little discoloration at the neck…

I went to my trusty bottle of Dark Green Rit Dye

darkgreen

…and changed the color!

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Winter Wardrobe Week!!

Nov 25, 2014 | One Comment

I’ve arrived to the wintry Colorado temperatures to spend some quality time with some of my favorite people. It feels amazing to have a little taste of the cold weather right now! I couldn’t have packed more sweaters and coats for this short trip, though. The amount of pieces that I fit into my check on bag…astonishing. A girls gotta be prepared, right?

These are just a few pieces that you’ll see over the next few days…

Loving this 80s dress with that aqua suede panel front and center. It’s like my Miss America sash!!

vintage 80s dress

Straight outta Working Girl!

Yep, those are screen printed feathers.

This is one of those pieces where people were shaking their heads and saying to themselves, “does that girl know what she’s buying?”

Vintage Sweatshirt Jacket

Here we go!

Basic sweater with some not-so-basic discoloration. I have plans for this glorious oversized sweater that’s going to be perfect when paired with my snow boots!

Vintage Faded Sweater

Neckline discoloration

I hope you all have safe travels these next few days! Let the winter wardrobe week begin!!