Remake: Ruffle Neck Winter Florals

Jan 26, 2015 | 32 Comments

Weeee!! Here’s the before shot of this gorgeous number…

New Dress A Day - DIY - Vintage winter floral dress - clown collar - Goodwill

Grrrrr!

Lots of big, extra ruffles going on!

New Dress A Day - DIY - Vintage winter floral dress - clown collar - Goodwill

It’s all mine, friends!

Feeling like the piece has just swallowed me.

New Dress A Day - DIY - Vintage winter floral dress - clown collar - Goodwill

Clown neck-ish??

Let’s get this wearable!!

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Corduroy Collared Dress

Jan 12, 2015 | 9 Comments

I love it when this happens.

Vintage Corduroy Dress - New Dress A Day

BEFORE

Yeah, I’m talking about when that dress just won’t fit. In this case, I couldn’t get one of my arms into the sleeve nor button up the top portion of the dress.

Vintage Corduroy Dress - New Dress A Day

Disaster.

This just wasn’t going to work…

Vintage Corduroy Dress - New Dress A Day

My arm just won’t make it in!

Time to make this something wearable!

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Upcoming Pieces!

Jan 8, 2015 | 3 Comments

Hi everyone! I’ve been a bit offline the past week because I’m moving (yay!! still in LA, but to a space where I’ll have an actual studio to work in!!) and have been in crazy boxing up mode. Alas, I’m back and have some really fun remakes around the corner.

This is just one you get to look forward to…

Vintage Corduroy Dress - New Dress A Day

BEFORE

And, here’s another…

Vintage Blue DRess

Belting out ma fave tune!

Also, a winner will get announced later today from the pre-holiday goodie giveaway (someone is getting a chic, new Rafe purse!!) and I see a bunch more giveaways coming up while I take down the arduous task of boxing up my apartment!

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New Year’s Eve Party Purse

Dec 31, 2014 | 4 Comments

Happy almost 2015, friends!! This is one of my favorite times of the year. Not only is it my mom’s birthday (Happy Birthday Mom!!) but it’s the start of new things to come. There’s some fun stuff ahead in the pipelines and I can’t wait to fill you all in! But, let’s talk about the important stuff – what are you wearing tonight??

This is such an easy project to make and one that’s perfect to complete when you’re dyeing other pieces. I found this vintage beaded purse at Goodwill that had lots of darkish spots on the pink satin as well as a handle that was dark, dirty, and just not something that you’d want to hold onto.

Vintage Purse - New Dress A Day

Straight from Goodwill!

I thought a little dye dip would do the trick, so I added this purse into the dye bath I created for this lovely dress (click here for the full post)

Vintage Dress - holiday party

Purple was the right choice.

…and ended up with the perfect NYE accessory!

Vintage Purse - New Dress A Day

Easy steps!!

I wasn’t into the strap, so I snipped it to create a clutch.

Vintage Purse - New Dress A Day

Snip snip!

I can’t wait to wear this with my sequins tonight!!

Vintage Purse - New Dress A Day

Snip snip!

Vintage Purse - New Dress A Day

Ready to wear!

I love that the sequins are pronounced now! What a fun way to give this tossaway a new life. Love that Rit Dye!

Where are you counting down tonight?

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Merrrrrrrrry Christmas! (and a special giveaway from Santa!)

Dec 25, 2014 | 81 Comments

Merry Christmas! I hope everyone is enjoying the holidays, whether you stayed home, traveled to family or friends’, or luxuriating on vacation somewhere fabulous!

I’m at my parents house in NC and one of my yearly traditions to do when I’m home is to find all my favorite ornaments with my brother. I think my favorite one is the below…

Nursery School Marisa

Nursery School Marisa

Gotta love overalls in a nursery school photo-turned-ornament! I had to bring this sweater along to wear with the rest of the fam…

Household Sweater Party

Love me some sequins!

But to celebrate the year’s end and the love I have for all of you guys, I have a very fun giveaway to share!

Ugly Sweater Time!

Ugly Sweater Time!

One lucky winner is going to get all of these things…

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