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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White Lace 80s Dress

Dec 23, 2014 | 8 Comments

This lacy dress was always calling out for a little color.

Vintage White Dress - New Dress A Day

BEFORE

When I bought it for a buck a few months back, I knew that it had serious potential. The entire top portion of the dress was lace, however it was a bit tricky to really see it all!

Vintage White Dress - New Dress A Day

“I do declare”

I just loved the back of this dress – it was a little too chilly to wear it without a tank, but you can see how deep it goes…

Vintage White Dress - New Dress A Day

That back!!!

…and was ready to get to a little color changing.

Vintage White Dress - New Dress A Day

Oh the texture that you can’t really see…

For the holidays, I went with…

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Peach Lace Dress

Dec 15, 2014 | 8 Comments

The Gone With the Wind-ish dress was the highest voted piece and I couldn’t wait to get started on it!

Vintage Dress - holiday party

BEfORE

Peach just isn’t my color. It totally washes me out, so the first thing that I was excited to do was change the shade!

Vintage Dress - holiday party

Dreamy, right?

There are some other issues we’ll have to handle as well…

Vintage Dress - holiday party

So much fabric!!

…but color changing was first up on the agenda. Making the lace work was a close second :)

What color would you have picked?? I went with…

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Peach Lace Dress

Dec 15, 2014 | 5 Comments

After all your votes, it was the ruffled peach dress, for the win!!

Vintage Dress - holiday party

Dreamy, right?

Here’s just a little teaser of how it turned out:

Vintage Dress - holiday party

The after…

Full blog post to come later today, but I must say…this piece turned out gorgeous!

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Regula’s NDAD Creation

Dec 14, 2014 | 9 Comments

I received this fabulous remake from German-reader Regula and it’s something that I want to make immediately!! It’s starting to get colder here in Los Angeles (I just put my heat on for the first time this year!) and I’m dreaming about making myself what Regula did. For those of you out there craving a little coziness, this project will be right up your alley!!

I’ve been following you for quite a while. I think it’s amazing how you see potential in any dress you find. I often go to thrift stores hoping to find THE THING that speaks to me: “I want to be turned into something else. Please, help me!”

Case in point…this lovely plaid flannel shirt.

 

New Dress A Day - Pajama DIY

BEFORE

Regula even draws out her plans…

New Dress A Day - Pajama DIY

The plans!

I think you’re going to love the outcome…check it out:

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