Remake: Tweed Dress with Buttons

Feb 16, 2015 | 39 Comments

This tweed dress remake was one of my favorites from last year! It’s President’s Day, so this tweed look felt a bit Washington to me – perfect thing to re-post for today! My sewing machine has come out of the moving boxes, so it’s back to the grind! You’ll see what I’ve been working on this week. I hope those of you who have off today enjoy an extra bit of R&R, Three day weekends are always a treat!

I’ve had this tweed dress for a while but just haven’t been inspired to do anything with it. Do you guys ever feel that way about things – you either have errands, projects, or tasks to complete and you just can’t motivate to get ‘em done? I feel that way about many things (I have a bag of clothes in my trunk that need to be dropped off at the dry cleaners, yet they’ve been there since Thanksgiving…) and this dress has been one that I’ve just been staring at.

New Dress A Day - DIY - Vintage tweed dress - Goodwill


It’s still way warmer here than anywhere else in the country (Atlanta, where y’all at right now?? The newscasts have been comparing your city to The Walking Dead. Just stay safe and beware of those zombies, k!!) but a chill in air has started to make way. Today I finally brought out the tweed to make it work.

New Dress A Day - DIY - Vintage tweed dress - Goodwill

At least there are pockets!

It’s about as close to a winter wardrobe as I’m going to get right now!

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Remake: Ruffle Neck Winter Florals

Jan 26, 2015 | 31 Comments

Weeee!! Here’s the before shot of this gorgeous number…

New Dress A Day - DIY - Vintage winter floral dress - clown collar - Goodwill


Lots of big, extra ruffles going on!

New Dress A Day - DIY - Vintage winter floral dress - clown collar - Goodwill

It’s all mine, friends!

Feeling like the piece has just swallowed me.

New Dress A Day - DIY - Vintage winter floral dress - clown collar - Goodwill

Clown neck-ish??

Let’s get this wearable!!

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Upcoming Pieces!

Jan 8, 2015 | 3 Comments

Hi everyone! I’ve been a bit offline the past week because I’m moving (yay!! still in LA, but to a space where I’ll have an actual studio to work in!!) and have been in crazy boxing up mode. Alas, I’m back and have some really fun remakes around the corner.

This is just one you get to look forward to…

Vintage Corduroy Dress - New Dress A Day


And, here’s another…

Vintage Blue DRess

Belting out ma fave tune!

Also, a winner will get announced later today from the pre-holiday goodie giveaway (someone is getting a chic, new Rafe purse!!) and I see a bunch more giveaways coming up while I take down the arduous task of boxing up my apartment!

Stay tuned!

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Holiday Party Dress – You Pick!!

Dec 11, 2014 | 47 Comments

It’s holiday party weekend and I need to think wardrobe and want you guys to help!! Here are the options:

#1 – Blue beaded vintage dress with a very LARGE slit up the back of the dress. Um, can this be saved???

Vintage Dress - holiday party


#2 – Blue satin lace dress that doesn’t stay up and has some severe underarm discoloration. YUCK!

Vintage Dress - holiday partyq


#3 – Peach “Gone With the Wind”-esque feeling dress. The color is dreadful against my skin and I feel like a debutante :) Oh, and PS, my entire chestal region is on display.

Vintage Dress - holiday party


#4 – 80s satin dress that has a mullet waist. That material is drapey and hits right at my thighs in the front, but in the back it goes longer than my knees. Party in the front and in the back for this one!

Vintage Dress - holiday party


Which one do you like best??? Leave your thoughts below…

The winning pick pulled from comments here, on Twitter, and on Instagram will get the makeover for this weekend’s events. Voice off below!!

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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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