Creativebug Classes – Get Your Muumuu On (& win a free membership!)

Jun 12, 2014 | 23 Comments

I was up in San Francisco a few months back working with the awesome Creativebug on a few fun video classes. If you’re not familiar with them, they are the go-to when it comes to online craft workshops. They’ve gathered some of the coolest artists and crafters to create contents ranging from crochet (this is where I’m learning!!) to homemade soap (guess what I’m giving out for Christmas this year??). 

Creativebug - New Dress A Day

It’s muumuu time!

I was lucky enough to get invited to create some videos of my own! My first class launches today and it’s all about muumuus! I show you three different muumuus and three different ways to sew and style them – perfect for the summer. It’s like you get to actually have me in your house sewing with you!!

Creativebug - New Dress A Day

Muumuu time (with #wespup)

For each of my classes (there will be two more to come over the next few months), I’m giving away two free three-month memberships (yay!!), so leave a comment below to enter! You’ll have projects galore to create this summer and will be inspired by all the amazing artists sharing their talents. I’ll pick a winner winner chicken dinner next week!

Also, to get 50% the first month’s subscription, use the code NDAD at checkout. (This code is active through June 30th!!) Woo!! Kind of a perfect way to see what Creativebug is all about…

 

Revamped Summer Look with St. Ives + Target $100 Giftcard Giveaway

Jun 5, 2014 | 228 Comments

“Summa, summa, summatime. Time to sit back and unwind.” Taking a cue from DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince, summer is officially here! (Woooooo!) I love this time of year because the weekends are filled with barbecuing, beach volleyball, and bonfires. Now that’s a summer trifecta! Winter is over, the wool sweaters are coming off, and the tank tops, swim suits, and upcycled muumuus are getting worn!!

I partnered up with St. Ives® to create a fun little video to chat about their brand spankin’ new Fresh Hydration Lotion Sprays that are here just in time for summer!

The scents make you feel like you’re on vacation (Energizing Citrus & Vitamin C, Naturally Soothing Oatmeal & Shea Butter, and Naturally Indulgent Coconut Milk & Orchid Extract) and the 360 degree spray factor, allows for a nice coating of lotion to hit your skin without feeling heavy, super greasy, or thick and goopy.

New Dress A Day - St. Ives Hydration Lotions

Get Moisturized!

With new, moisturized, summery skin comes a new, reinspired muumuu-turned summery dress.

My before look was just a tired muumuu that I found sitting at the bottom of a garage sale pile of my neighbor’s cast-off clothes.

New Dress A Day - vintage muumuu

BEFORE

Muumuus happen to be my jam because the patterns are so colorful and they really just scream summer.

New Dress A Day - vintage muumuu

Tie in the front

They’re not the chicest pieces of clothing, however with some seam removing…

New Dress A Day - vintage muumuu

Seam rippin’ those sleeves!

…pinning…

New Dress A Day - vintage muumuu

Pinned!

…and stitching…

New Dress A Day - vintage muumuu

Hey now, sewing machine

…they can become a summer staple.

New Dress A Day - vintage muumuu

AFTER

With my new upcycled dress (cinched at the waist) paired with some mules, a beach bag, and a spritz of St. Ives® Naturally Indulgent Coconut Milk & Orchid Extract Fresh Hydration Lotion – not only because it matches my outfit :) -  to freshen up and moisturize my skin, I’m ready for a Saturday in the sun.

New Dress A Day - vintage muumuu

Happy June!

I want everyone to get in on the summer action, so to celebrate the summery season and all the goodies that need to be purchased to keep your skin glam, BBQs well stocked, and wardrobe filled with beach necessities, a $100 Target giftcard is up for grabs! To enter, leave a comment below of one of your favorite summer staples! Perhaps it’s a trip to the Jersey shore, a vintage crocheted swimsuit cover-up, or the fudgy-wudgy bars that are sold at on the beach. A winner will randomly be selected on 6/30. Good luck! 

For more information on these products you can visit the St. Ives website or Facebook page!

Sweepstakes Rules:

No duplicate comments.

You may receive (2) total entries by selecting from the following entry methods:

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  3. Blog about this promotion, including a disclosure that you are receiving a sweepstakes entry in exchange for writing the blog post, and leave the URL to that post in a comment on this post
  4. For those with no Twitter or blog, read the official rules to learn about an alternate form of entry.

This giveaway is open to US Residents age 18 or older. Winners will be selected via random draw, and will be notified by e-mail. The notification email will come directly from BlogHer via the sweeps@blogher email address. You will have 72 hours to respond; otherwise a new winner will be selected.

The Official Rules are available here.

This sweepstakes runs from 6/2-6/30.

Be sure to visit the St. Ives brand page on BlogHer.com where you can read other bloggers’ posts!

Remake: Floral Muumuu

Jun 1, 2014 | 26 Comments

Happy Monday, friends!!

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend :) I’ve been in NC for the past few days spending time with the family because my dad just powered through a triple bypass surgery. He’s in recovery mode and totally getting better day after day, which is amazing. I’ve got a few giveaways planned for this week as well as some fun remakes to keep you guys occupied while I spend some QT time with my rad dad. Yep, I’m a rhyming fool.

So, check out this muumuu…

New Dress A Day - vintage muumuu

BEFORE

I must say that I was totally obsessed with the print.

New Dress A Day - vintage muumuu

Collar and sleeve action!

The big red flowers and green leaves are so my jam.

New Dress A Day - vintage muumuu

Length, eh…

The turtleneck, the sleeves,  and the length were less than desirable…

New Dress A Day - vintage muumuu

I wanna be friends with the gal who owned this before me!

…however I knew that this would be my DOTS!! (Dress of the Summer!) Time to get this summer-ized!!

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Remake: Ruffle Neck Winter Florals

Jan 24, 2014 | 23 Comments

Weeee!! Here’s the before again…

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

Grrrrr!

You got a teaser of this earlier…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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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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