Remake: 60s Chain Print Dress

Apr 6, 2015 | 17 Comments

Mad Men just returned for its last season, so I got together with a bunch of pals for a little viewing party! When getting together to watch Mad Men, one must always dress up :)

I found this chain-esque printed dress at Goodwill…

New Dress A Day - vintage 60s dress

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…and thought it could be perfect to wear.

New Dress A Day - vintage 60s dress

Straight from Goodwill!

Hike the skirt and made it a bit more mod? I think it’s going to be just the thing!

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Texas!

Apr 1, 2015 | 2 Comments

I’ve been working on a longer post to recap my little trip to Austin for Texas Style Council (it’s coming tonight along with a fab goodie bag giveaway filled with lots of the stuff I got to take home with me!) but wanted to share a little snippet of the awesome few days I got to enjoy back at the camp setting that the conference took place at.

TxSC - Bunk Beds

Woo for bunk beds!

When there’s a lack of outlets, you have to DIY everything!!

DIY Selfie Stick!

DIY Selfie Stick!

This teepee had tables and chairs inside – outdoor dining space with twinkle lights? Totally dreamy.

Backyard Teepee!

Backyard Teepee!

There were amazing new friends and readers I met all while dressed up like Phyllis Nefler.

Texas Style Council

I <3 readers!

Troop Beverly Hills was my fave and a costume party where everyone dresses up like Girl Scouts, is going to be super chic night :)

Troop Beverly Hills!!

Troop Beverly Hills!!

My gal Melissa at Shoestring Magazine brought a ton of options from Austin Goodwill, so I had to capture her khaki haul. Less than $40 for everything? Total score.

Goodwill khaki stash

Collection of khaki from Austin Goodwill!

More posting from Texas coming later today with a swag bag up for grabs :) Woo!!

 

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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

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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 | 32 Comments

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

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

Grrrrr!

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

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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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