Dec 2, 2016 | One Comment

Let the official countdown begin, friends! The new site is finally ready to be unveiled…in JUST ONE WEEK! *Cue ALL the jumping for joy right now.*

Jump for Joy

Jumpin’ Jumpin’

Thank you all for your patience as we’ve been getting the site all glammed up to be revealed. Like seriously glammed just like these puppies…

Glam sewing machine

Golden bling!

Glam sewing machine

Rhinestones for days!

Glam sewing machine

Glam time!

Stay tuned on Instagram / Twitter / Facebook the next 7 days for updates leading up to going LIVE!! There’s lots of treats in store for the rest of December and I can’t wait for you to see how everything turned out!

xx Marisa

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Tune in to Good Morning America Today!

Dec 8, 2015 | 2 Comments

Sooooooo, I’m in NYC for a segment on Good Morning America today to craft a seasonal DIY project!

Anyone else suffer from ALWAYS BEING COLD like I do? ❄️😳❄️

I’ll show you the easiest hack and you’ll be a master hand-warmer-maker in less than a minute using things you already have!🔥

Good Morning America with New Dress A Day

Join me for a winter DIY!

Tune in during the 8am hour and check it out for yourself! Plus I’ll be wearing something that I just finished making which will make its way to the blog shortly.

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Remake: Metallic Dress Teaser // En Route to NYC!

Dec 8, 2015 | No Comments

Hey friends! I’m writing this from the Delta terminal at LAX getting ready to head to NY for something super exciting.


New Dress A Day - Metallic Dress


…how meta is this :)

Anyway, my quick trip to the East Coast just might have me watchable on your television at some point between 7-9am Wednesday morning, on a channel run by a mouse. 🐭 I get the official “ok to share” later today and will send out a blog blast.

But, I found this fabulous dress at a neighbor’s estate sale and I just couldn’t resist! She sold it to me for $10 and I happily accepted the offer. (Also, it might look super fun on camera so you guys get the sneak peek!)

New Dress A Day - Metallic Dress


The gown is super thick with a gorgeous rhinestoned neck which, to be honest, was nailing it on the choking factor. Breathing was a tad bit difficult when the piece was completely zipped up.

New Dress A Day - Metallic Dress

That neck tho…

But the colors and textured design had me immediately wanting to make this my own.

New Dress A Day - Metallic Dress

Doin’ the robot!

I brought the thread and needle with me, so there’s probably going to be some sewing going on. And being that I’m stuck in the middle of the row, I hope my aisle and window neighbors don’t mind a sleeve or two flopping about.

Remake: Pink Striped 90s Maternity Dress

Sep 20, 2015 | 8 Comments

I’ve got four words for you. This. Dress. You. Guys.

New Dress A Day - 90s Striped Maternity Dress

What about these stripes?

Loved the pink and white striping, but just wasn’t as into the shape or style.

New Dress A Day - 90s Striped Maternity Dress

Shimmy shimmy!

It was straight 90s, yo! It was also a maternity dress, once I looked at the label. I thought a little tweaking could come to fruition to make this the perfect dress to wear during the September heat wave of Los Angeles.

New Dress A Day - 90s Striped Maternity Dress


I mean it’s just waiting for some TLC. TLC, I’m a-coming for you!

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Remake: Ivory Romper

Aug 9, 2015 | 16 Comments

You. Guys.

I was working in Orange County last month with I Love to Create and Joann’s getting my tie dye on with shoppers, and I stopped at a sample sale on the way home.

First thing’s first. I LOVE myself a sample sale. It’s the one place where you can get your hands on more expensive branded gear for wayyyyyyy less than retail. This sale was at the Dainty Hooligan warehouse in Anaheim and I took advantage of the $1 bin that housed a ton of “damaged” items! I’m going to show you all the pieces I scored for a buck this week that I transformed into new, non-“damaged” items that look like they came right off the rack!

First piece I scored, this fab romper:

Romper - Dainty Hooligan - New Dress A Day


I couldn’t find the exact one on the site, however I found something similar for $42.50.

Romper - Dainty Hooligan - New Dress A Day

$42.50 on

So, I’d say I got a steal! But, the downside was that there were spots EVERYWHERE!

There’s a spot…

Romper - Dainty Hooligan

Spotty McSpotterstein!

…and there’s a spot…

Romper - Dainty Hooligan - New Dress A Day

Even more spots!

…and there’s another few spots!!

Romper - Dainty Hooligan - New Dress A Day

Spots on spots on spots!

So, what do you do when you’re stuck with a slew of spots on an ivory romper???

Romper - Dainty Hooligan - New Dress A Day

It’s Romps Time!

You know what to do. When in doubt, DYE IT OUT!

Keep reading to find out what color I went with…

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