Remake: Ivory Romper

Aug 9, 2015 | 15 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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Pom Pom Shorts Teaser!

Jun 22, 2015 | No Comments

I hope everyone had an amazing weekend! I was in San Diego for Father’s Day and couldn’t resist pulling up a little archived Kodak shot of me and my dad.

Vintage Fathers Day

Smush Face!

Here’s a little teaser of an easy and adorable tutorial coming later tonight that involve two very special words. POM POMS.

New Dress A Day - pom pom shorts DIY

Poolside weekend!

Eeeeee! I can’t wait to show you how SIMPLE my new summer staple is.

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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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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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