Holiday Looks from Goodwill!

Dec 18, 2013 | 10 Comments

Hello friends!  The airports have been braved and my travel day is complete.  A full post comes tomorrow along with another fun giveaway but in the interim, how about some holiday wardrobe help??

I worked on a piece for Goodwill scoring three separate holiday looks from their racks.

Goodwill - Holiday Trio Collage - New Dress A Day

Holidays, here I come!!!

Couldn’t have been happier with what I found!  Click on over here to see the entire piece!

I’m looking forward to the treasure trove that is NC to scour for more fun pieces.  I think my mom is excited for a shopping buddy!  I didn’t check any bags coming here, but I might have to check one going back!!

What have you guys been wearing to your holiday shindigs??  FYI, pictures are always welcome… xo

Remake: Stripes and Dots Housecoat

Nov 21, 2013 | 27 Comments

You guys got a little teaser of today’s remake, yesterday.  Oh just wait…there are more pics.

This housecoat had a lot going on.

New Dress A Day - DIY - vintage dress - Goodwill

Hello pockets!

The mix of patterns, the ric rac, the bow-like pockets.

New Dress A Day - DIY - vintage dress - Goodwill

Ain’t nothin’ but a housecoat, baby!

I loved the color and saw this as a total challenge, so…

New Dress A Day - DIY - vintage dress - Goodwill

BEFORE

…I had to take it home.  Those stripes, dots, and ric rac were counting on me.

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Remake: Stripes and Dots Teaser

Nov 20, 2013 | 6 Comments

Oh, I think you’re going to love the piece that I’m currently working on.

There’s some stripes going on, some polka dots going on, and some ric rac going on.  It’s a fierce triple threat going on right now!!

New Dress A Day - DIY - vintage dress - Goodwill

Stripes, Dots, and Ric Rac, oh my!!!

Check back later today for the after look!!!

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Outfit Tweak: Orange Polka Dot Sweater

Nov 11, 2013 | 7 Comments

So today’s remake wasn’t originally a “remake” because it was in really great condition…so I thought.  I went down to San Diego for the Chargers/Broncos game yesterday and toted this piece along with me to wear.  I was in the company of Broncos fans, so I thought I’d cheer along with them in shades of orange.  I borrowed a Denver Broncos t-shirt to don and thought this piece would complement it nicely.  Who doesn’t love a little orange polka-dot business?

New Dress A Day - Vintage Sweater - DIY

Before Sweater!

I was so excited to have a little cover up (for cooler temps and sun blockage issues) until I saw these.

New Dress A Day - Vintage Sweater - DIY

Holes!!

HOLES!!  There were a few on the back and one big one on the shoulder.  I got this piece a few months ago and washed it right away, however I must have just missed these little suckers.  Luckily for me, I always come prepared with some needles and thread in the purse.  (I know, it’s nuts, however if you ever run into me and are having a wardrobe malfunction, guess who’s gonna get you out of it??  Needles, thread, safety pins, double stick tape…you need it, I got it!)  So, I got stitching…

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As Seen on TV: 2 Broke Girls

Nov 6, 2013 | 15 Comments

Today’s post is another fun one that I created just for HelloGiggles!  The “As Seen on TV” copycat piece comes from “2 Broke Girls” this time around.  I remade the fab Chanel necklace that Beth Behrs dons each week, as I’ve been obsessed with that piece since the show began.

HelloGiggles - TBG - 3BG

2 Broke Girls Copycat!!

With these supplies…

HelloGiggles - TBG - Supplies

What you’ll need!

…and just a little elbow grease getting the pearls made and connected…

HelloGiggles - Two Broke Girls Pearl Necklace DIY - Jewelry

Attaching my pearls!

…I had a brand new necklace that really rivals the original piece!

HelloGiggles - Two Broke Girls Pearl Necklace DIY - Jewelry

My copycat “2 Broke Girls” necklace!

Head on over HERE to HelloGiggles for the full rundown of each necklace-making step!!

HelloGiggles - Two Broke Girls Pearl Necklace DIY - Jewelry

Pearl Jam!

I think I know what I’m making my mom for the holidays!

PS, keep me posted on any outfits that you adore from your favorite TV characters – I have a lovely list going with lots of your suggestions!

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