Remake: White Polyester Peplum Dress

Sep 22, 2014 | 9 Comments

It’s time for this white, polyester, peplum dress to get made over!

New Dress A Day - vintage white polyester dress

More spots!

Love the peplum. Don’t love the spots.

New Dress A Day - vintage white polyester dress

Hot spots

Don’t love any of those spots…

New Dress A Day - vintage white polyester dress

Spots galore!

Oh, the spots are everywhere!! There’s lots of work to get done!!

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Chain Link Necklace Giveaway!

Sep 18, 2014 | 44 Comments

It’s been a busy week, so apologies on the delays in posting! I’ve got a bunch of amazing things on tap for the weekend, so you’ll be seeing some new and fun pieces shortly!!

I thought a giveaway would be fun to throw out today, just because I’m in love with all of these goodies myself! There’s a black and gold chain link necklace up for grabs along with a compact magnetic mirror with the coolest black and white print. (Perfect for that little side pocket in your purse!)

New Dress A Day - necklace giveaway

Win me!

Also, there’s a few butterfly studs up for grabs as well!! I’ll split the trio up and send the two other pairs out to winners too!

New Dress A Day - necklace giveaway

Butterfly studs!

To enter, leave a comment below listing the color butterfly you’d like most (pink/yellow/blue) along with something that you’re excited about this fall! Maybe your fave TV show is coming back, or maybe you just planned your Thanksgiving and you don’t have to fly this year (!!!). Share your thoughts below! I’m excited for a road trip to San Francisco early November as well as the hopes that we get some rain soon. I’d actually really love a crazy rainy-thunderstorm weekend to help get our drought situation on the road to reversal! Plus it’s fun to veg and watch movies on the couch :)

Copycat: Tarina Tarantino Floral Sunglasses

Sep 16, 2014 | 30 Comments

I first became obsessed with today’s DIY after seeing them being worn by Mindy Kaling on The Mindy Project. (For those The Mindy Project-obsessed, you can head over here to HelloGiggles to read the post with the full TV tie in!) The third season premieres tonight and I can’t wait!

I love sunglasses and have more (cheap) pairs in my collection than I should, however my track record with keeping them from getting scratched/falling off my head and cracking/stretching them out from wearing them on my head all day long is equivalent to me batting a .100. Pretty not-so-hot. So, I felt that there’s always room for one more pair!

Mindy rocked out these Tarina Tarantino shades

Hello Giggles - DIY - The Mindy Project - Mindy Lahiri Skirt and Sunglasses

Hey, girl, haaaayyy! (c/o @mindykaling on Instagram)

…and I fell in love.

Hello Giggles - DIY - The Mindy Project - Mindy Lahiri Sunglasses

Tarina Tarantino Sunglasses

Super blingy, super floral, super DIY candidate!

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Rewind: White & Blue Floral Dress

Sep 14, 2014 | 6 Comments

Today’s rewind outfit comes from a little over two years ago! This white and blue floral dress was one of the pieces that I shot as an option for my book, hence the full make-up in the before shot!

Original post date: 6/6/12

The Before Look: (Click here for full project steps and original post!)

New Dress A Day - DIY - Vintage Dress

BEFORE

I scrapped the sleeves and took it in to make it a dress perfect for summer.

New Dress A Day - DIY - Vintage Dress

AFTER #1

For my second wear, I went a totally different route!

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Remake: Green, Pink & Blue Dress

Sep 11, 2014 | 15 Comments

You got a little taste of this number yesterday…

New Dress A Day - Crepe Vintage Dress

Hmmmmm

I would literally get arrested if I wore this out in public. Indecent exposure, much??

New Dress A Day - Crepe Vintage Dress

Drapey shoulders!

I couldn’t let that happen because I love the look of this dress so much and I must wear it out.

New Dress A Day - Crepe Vintage Dress

Probably not the most appropriate dress, as is…

One easy tweak, here we come!

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