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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Remake: Black, White, & Tan Polyester Shirt, Part II

Mar 25, 2015 | 15 Comments

Hey friends! I’ve been in Texas (woo, Longhorns!) the past week for an amazing blogging conference and am back in action. Before I give a total rundown tomorrow, I wanted to post the second way I styled this fab shirt.

Remember the before…

New Dress A Day - polyester shirt

Big sleeves!

The size was wrong, seams were undone, and the sleeves were too big because the elastic was worn out.

But, that pattern was good. SO good!

New Dress A Day - polyester shirt

AFTER

Cute and casual now, right?

New Dress A Day - polyester shirt

BEFORE | AFTER

LOOK #1: Top: Vintage | Jeans: BDG | Necklace: Forever 21 | Sunglasses: Ray-Ban | Flip Flops: Old Navy | Purse: Vintage

So, lets see how this works dressed up a bit more…

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Remake: Red Velour Nightgown

Mar 16, 2015 | 10 Comments

When you find a red velour nightgown on your thrifting adventures, you immediately think, “this is something 6-year-old me wore.”

Vintage nightgown - New Dress A Day

BEFORE

Seriously, this could be the adult version of my Christmas Eve jammy-jams.

Vintage nightgown - New Dress A Day

Ready for bed!

I feel like it’s my upcycling duty to make this piece work.

Vintage nightgown - New Dress A Day

PJs???

Because, there’s lots of potential here.

Vintage nightgown - New Dress A Day

Time to Transform!

Non-nightgown-y potential here, ya know?

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