Vintage Rundown!

Jul 25, 2014 | 11 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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Vintage & Crystals & More Vintage!

Jul 9, 2014 | 4 Comments

It’s been a work-in-progress kinda week!

I’ve been playing around with tons of Swarovski crystals for a chic project that you’ll get to see in a few days!

New Dress A Day - Swarovski

Crystal party!

Also, this vintage dress…

New Dress A Day - vintage dress - Goodwill

Hey, sleeves!

…and this shoulder padded delight…

New Dress A Day - vintage dress - Goodwill

These are bigger than a football player’s!

…will be posted as well. I’m sitting in a sea of fabric scraps as we speak!!!!!!!

Susan’s NDAD Creation

May 30, 2014 | 8 Comments

Reader Susan is the best! She crafted something totally summer-perfect that is quite easy to make using all of those tank tops that accumulate in your closet. When my nice tanks get spotted or spilled on (I’m always spilling something…), they get put into my “gym pile” to wear when I work out. Here’s another genius way to recycle them. Cut off the bottom portion of it and craft that tank into one of these…

I love your blog and love your daily inspiration and wanted to let you know. Thanks for keeping it up! I started noticing the new trend in stores of skirts attached to tanks, which if strategically placed, will cover the erhmmm excess in the middle :) JOY AND YAY!  So I went to goodwill and found a few pieces that I liked for the fabric.

The dress that I found is perfectly OK, but nothing I would even consider wearing on a daily casual basis, which is how I like my dresses. 

New Dress A Day - vintage dress

BEFORE

See how Susan turns this into her perfect, casual dress!

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Remake: Light Denim Skirt

May 29, 2014 | 16 Comments

I saw this skirt at Goodwill and had to grab it!

New Dress A Day - Vintage denim skirt

Just a smidge too big around the waist

It doesn’t fit me at all, but I was obsessed with the light denim shade and the buttons down the center!

New Dress A Day - Vintage denim skirt

BEFORE

I’ve been seeing a bunch of similar types of light blue denim skirts like this Steven Alan one

…and this one by Lauren by Ralph Lauren

…however they were all way more than the $3.95 price tag on this guy.

New Dress A Day - Vintage denim skirt

I could rock it this way…

This piece just needs a bit of taking in to make it the light blue denim skirt of my dreams!!

New Dress A Day - Vintage denim skirt

Doesn’t stay up on its own

I just have to make sure it doesn’t fall down when I put my arms up! I can’t always guarantee that I’ll be wearing leggings underneath all the time :)

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Remake: Orange Floral Dress

Mar 10, 2014 | 35 Comments

Knock, knock.

Who’s there?

Orange.

Orange, who?

Orange you glad to see me, what are you wearing?!?

New Dress A Day - DIY - Vintage Orange Floral Dress - 80s

BEFORE

Excellent question!!

New Dress A Day - DIY - Vintage Orange Floral Dress - 80s

What to do with this?

I love me some orange, but this isn’t quite the look that I’m going for. Just give me a quick half hour and I’m going to have this ready to wear in public.

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