Halloween Location Looks: Day 2 of 31 – 500 Days of Summer

Oct 4, 2014 | 4 Comments

One month of costume inspiration from our favorite movies and TV shows continues!

Today’s costume comes from:

500 Days of Summer Opening Credits

500 Days of Summer (c/o Fox Searchlight’s “500 Days of Summer’)

One of my favorite scenes from 500 Days of Summer was shot at downtown LA’s Bradbury Building and I couldn’t wait to go inside!

500 Days of Summer - Bradbury Building

One of the coolest buildings in LA!

Zooey Deschanel played Summer to Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s Tom and the city of LA played the third lead!

500 Days of Summer - Bradbury Building

Zooey! (c/ Fox Searchlight’s “500 Days of Summer”)

I went with Zooey Deschanel’s look from the end of the film, so the key Summer costume pieces that you’ll need include:

500 Days of Summer Costume Supplies

Costume Supplies

1. Beige Trench Coat (Mine is old Anthropologie, but this H&M one is perfect at $25!)

2. Black skirt (I wore my vintage Escada skirt, but any black skirt works! Target has fab ones.)

3. Dark Hair (I didn’t go with a wig this time, but this one is perfect for a Zooey lookalike!)

4. Black Briefcase or Purse (mine is thrifted from Goodwill – this is something easily grabable from your accessory pile!)

5. Thick Framed Glasses (super Zooey-esque cheap frames from Amazon)

“I think it’s official. I’m in love with Summer.”

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Remake: Green Floral Muumuu Teaser

Sep 29, 2014 | 3 Comments

I spent the weekend in Palm Springs with girlfriends, so I felt that this muumuu had to make the trip along with me. When in Palm Springs, you muumuu it, right?

New Dress A Day - blue muumuu

BEFORE

Check back later today to see the full remake, but here’s a little photo booth teaser :)

New Dress A Day - Ace Hotel

Palm Springs-ing!

My muumuu was a total hit and so were the other vintage flowy pieces I brought along with. The desert wardrobe is coming this week!

Natalie’s NDAD Creation

Sep 27, 2014 | 7 Comments

Natalie is my kind of girl. Let’s just discuss for a second…

  1. Refashioning is one of her favorite things to do. (Samesies!)
  2. One of her first project was making little pillows (Samesies!)
  3. Thinking outside the box and crafting something old into something new. (Samesies!)

When I saw her project I just knew we were destined to be refashioning pals. See what she created…

I’ve been a fan of your blog for a while now, and I’ve had a love for sewing since my mom taught me to make little pillows with a needle and thread. I’ve since upgraded to a machine, and refashioning thrift store clothing is one of my favorite hobbies. Is it because I’m cheap? Yes. Is it because I like thinking outside the box and recycling something old into something new? Yes.

I found this lovely denim-ish button down dress at a Goodwill in Festus for $2.25.

New Dress A Day - vintage denim jumper

BEFORE

My friend’s expression explains how we felt about it initially.

Best. Expression. Ever. See what Natalie did to this denim number…

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Heathyr’s NDAD Creation

Aug 30, 2014 | 13 Comments
Heathyr sent me an amazing remake that I couldn’t wait to share! Her style is right up my alley and the easy tweak she made to her vintage dress will make you want to do the same thing! Check out what she did…
Hi Marisa! I bought this $10 dress for a 40’s party. I’m not a huge fan of red, but it works and it kind of reminded me of the dress from PS I Love You. Plus, it has pockets! Nothing like pockets!
New Dress A Day - Vintage 40s Dress

BEFORE

I wore this dress to the party, but knew I would never wear it again as is.

What will Heathyr turn this into???

Vintage Rundown!

Jul 25, 2014 | 13 Comments

It’s been a busy week, but I’ve been furiously working on a few of these guys. You can see that I’m in a pastel state of mind!!

This dress literally has a sheer polka-dotted organza layer. Yep this was worn to someone’s wedding!

Cotton Candy Vintage Dress - New Dress A Day

Cotton Candy!!

The neckline of this dress is insane and kinda feels like a beaded version of animal print! You have to see the back though…

Powder Blue Vintage Dress - New Dress A Day

Serious beadwork!

I just love this all together. It’s super LA Law and I can’t wait to make it work for me!!

Turquoise Vintage Dress - New Dress A Day

Turquoise dream!!

Like the “Stop in the Name of Love” hand action I’ve got going today?? I did it just for you…

New pieces up this weekend!!

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