Copycat: Prada Jeweled Purse

Jul 18, 2014 | 17 Comments

I absolutely fell in love with this Prada clutch when I first laid eyes on it.

New Dress A Day - DIY pouch - Prada Copycat

Prada’s inspiration clutch

I just wasn’t as in love with the $2580 price tag. Using this gorg purse as inspiration, I was determined to create my own gemtastic masterpiece!

With all the leftovers that I’ve accumulated from the thousands of dresses I’ve remade, I knew I could stitch up a pouch in no time. I thought that this lovely piece would make the perfect base because…

New Dress A Day - vintage purple polyester dress

BEFORE

…after I trimmed it up…

New Dress A Day - vintage purple polyester dress

Time to go short!

…and turned it into this…

New Dress A Day - vintage purple polyester dress

1,000,000 times better!

…I had tons of leftovers to play with! Nothing that a little dyeing can’t fix to make this the perfect base!

With my pouch plans in place, Swarovski gems procured in the matching colors on the Prada purse (emeralds, yellows, golds, blues, clear)…

New Dress A Day - Swarovski

Crystal party!

…and backings from EH Ashley in hand…

New Dress A Day - Backings

Backings!

…it was time to get my bedazzle on!

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Gem Party!

Jul 17, 2014 | 6 Comments

My Swarovski-encrusted project is almost complete! I showed you this photo last week…

New Dress A Day - Swarovski

Crystal party!

…and I’ve made quite a bit of progress since then.

New Dress A Day - Swarovski

The backings are on!

Do you have any thoughts on what this might be turning into?? Share them below! You’ll see the after look tomorrow, so stay tuned!

Remake: Zebra Print Shirt

Jul 13, 2014 | 24 Comments

When I first saw this zebra shirt at a garage sale, I totally passed it up. It was on a garment rack with a slew of other polyester shirts and I just wasn’t having any of them.

New Dress A Day - Vintage Zebra Shirt

BEFORE

However I kept walking by it and started thinking about how fun zebra print is. The more I thought about it, I realized that this could be a piece that could work well…

New Dress A Day - Vintage Zebra Shirt

Just a smidge too big!

…with the right styling and a good fit.

New Dress A Day - Vintage Zebra Shirt

Safari shirt!

I guess it’s good that I tend to linger at garage sales – gives me just enough time to turn a “no” into a “yes”. And, when I brought it to the sellers to pay for (along with the other goodies I found), they just gave it to me (thanks guys!!). I think they had seen enough of it and was ready to say goodbye.

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Remake: Satin Ruffled Neck Sashy Top

Jul 10, 2014 | 52 Comments

This shirt was a bona fide winner when I found it!

New Dress A Day - vintage top - Goodwill

Not exactly my style…

Let’s just say that I’m obsessed with these colors!

New Dress A Day - vintage top - Goodwill

To the floor, sashes!

The sashes were my fave!

New Dress A Day - vintage top - Goodwill

Fun top times!

But these pads…

New Dress A Day - vintage dress - Goodwill

These are bigger than a football player’s!

I felt like a vintage clown. We have the same ruffled collar :)

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I mean…

Time to get to work!!

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Remake: Tropical Print Muumuu Part Two

Jul 6, 2014 | 5 Comments

You saw this fun jungle-printed muumuu a few weeks back…

New Dress A Day - upcycled vintage muumuu

Big and billowy!

…and I crafted it into this ruffled number, which I must say has been a favorite as of late!

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Sleeve love!

There was all of this floral goodness leftover…

New Dress A Day - vintage - excess fabric

The excess fabric!

…and I finally got around to working it into something new to wear over the supa-dupa hot weekend.

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