Ninutschka’s NDAD Creation

Aug 18, 2014 | 20 Comments

My girl Ninutschka in Germany submitted the cutest remake! The pattern is so fun and she totally worked it into something that suits her. It started off a bit frumpy, but check out her upcycling magic…

Some weeks ago I discovered your blog and was so impressed by all your great ideas. I am a vintage-lover too, and often customize my clothes. I found this simple, green printed dress at a flea market. The pattern is quite fun but the fabric is super full, so I wanted to create something else out of it.

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Ninutschka – Before

The dress was at least two sizes too big and this was especially apparent in the chest area. It is hand-sewn and I knew that I could work with the existing seams to make adjustments.

Check out the after look on Ninutschka (and her FAB shoes)…

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Weekend Wedding Preview!

Aug 13, 2014 | 2 Comments

One of my most favorite pals got married over the weekend (hence some slight weekend post delays…) and I can’t wait to show you photos along with an easy DIY I crafted for my dress that took less than a minute.

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Me & Mrs. Fox

There are so many fun pics to share and lots of fox masks to wear.*

*I’m a rhymin’ fool, yo.

Stay tuned…

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Remake: Mauve Polyester Dress Part II

Aug 11, 2014 | 7 Comments

Here’s that mauve polyester dress again!!

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Lean back!

Long sleeves, extra layer up top…

New Dress A Day - Mauve Polyester Dress

Should I make a pillow with this?

…got turned into this fabulous dress the first round!

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Looks a bit different now, right?

Nothing like some halter action!!

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BEFORE // AFTER

I was still left with the top layer of the dress and I had to find a second use for it!! Wanna see what I did??

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Week of DIY-ing!!

Aug 8, 2014 | One Comment

It’s been a bit of a DIY week!!

From cupcakes for a little cupcake throwdown…

NDAD - Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes

Hello, cupcake!

…to watercolors for a handmade card for my pals S&J’s wedding this weekend (you’ll see the card on Instagram on Saturday before the soirée)…

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It’s like art class!

…I’m just catching up now of more outfits!!

You saw this fabulous mauve polyester piece a few weeks ago, go from frump to chic…

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BEFORE // AFTER

…and I’m using the top portion next!

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Should I make a pillow with this?

After the weekend, I’ll be posting how I summerized it! Stay tuned!!

Summer Spontaneity with Bud Light Lime

Aug 7, 2014 | 10 Comments

I’m working with Bud Light Lime on today’s post (I’m a total beer gal in the summer!) and am already thinking of ways to upcycle the sleek can! I have to say that the summer has got to be my most favorite time of year. I think it has to mostly do with the fact that I get to see my friends more than usual :)

It’s the time that tons of dinner (and dessert parties – just had my first one!), movie screenings at Hollywood Forever Cemetery (Coming to America was just enjoyed on the big screen there), weekend festivals at Venice Beach (nothing like the smell of funnel cakes on the boardwalk), and daytime museum trips with the girls take place.

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Daytime at the Museum

Maybe it’s just that some of our most fun and memorable moments are created during this time of year. I always get giddy in late-April knowing that Memorial Day is right around the corner, aka, the start to my favorite season and the annual pool party to celebrate all the friends’ birthdays in May.

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Pool party!

I tend to be up for whatever during this time too…how about some field day action at Griffith Park? I don’t know if I ever would have thought that I would be playing tug of war with my BFFs in a skirt on a Sunday afternoon. (Yep, I totally wore that vintage skirt to a field day – you’ll see the full post tomorrow!)

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Field Day! 

This is one of those spontaneous summer moments that end up being more fun than I could have ever imagined. Beers (Bud Light Lime has been my refreshing, summertime, hint of citrusy lime, go-to ), sandwiches from Portos (LA-ers, you know what I’m talking ‘bout), music, and the best of friends. #perfectday

If I had to pick, I think that my favorite summertime activity are concerts at the Hollywood Bowl.

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<3

 

My friends and I have been going each summer since we graduated and the most memorable moments have been shared here. We’ve tripped on stairs, cakes have fallen on people’s laps, beers have exploded in the cans because of the trek up the hill, silly phrases have been coined… Really nothing is better than making a last-minute decision to head to the Bowl for a classical night because we all have the evening free, gathering up a picnic full of goodies, and sitting under the stars with John Legend playing in the background.

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Bowl Collage!

I smile every time.

I’ve got a wedding this weekend where I get to see all of my gang from the above photos and cannot wait to create more Kodak moments. Don’t worry – I’ll be posting everything on Instagram.

This summer, Bud Light Lime is bringing you the flavorful, refreshing twist of lime that will keep you ready for spontaneous fun all summer long. And now, the perfect beer for whatever happens invites you to click HERE to prove that you’re #upforwhatever.

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