Remake: Pink Striped 90s Maternity Dress

Sep 20, 2015 | 7 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 | 15 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:

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

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$42.50 on

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

There’s a spot…

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Spotty McSpotterstein!

…and there’s a spot…

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Even more spots!

…and there’s another few spots!!

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Spots on spots on spots!

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

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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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Pom Pom Shorts Teaser!

Jun 22, 2015 | No Comments

I hope everyone had an amazing weekend! I was in San Diego for Father’s Day and couldn’t resist pulling up a little archived Kodak shot of me and my dad.

Vintage Fathers Day

Smush Face!

Here’s a little teaser of an easy and adorable tutorial coming later tonight that involve two very special words. POM POMS.

New Dress A Day - pom pom shorts DIY

Poolside weekend!

Eeeeee! I can’t wait to show you how SIMPLE my new summer staple is.

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Packing Update!

Jan 19, 2015 | 18 Comments

Hello everyone! Apologies for the lack of posts this past week – my impending move has me working overtime! It’s a go to work, get home at 7pm, and pack routine before crashing a few hours later. The next two weeks are going to be crazy/fun/exhausting/cathartic as I get everything I want to hold onto boxed up and the rest of the things off to Goodwill.

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Box O’Books!

My new place has bookshelves in the walls, so I’m excited to have a place for all of my books! I did put a stash together to donate, though. Do I really need two copies of the first Harry Potter book? (It was a toss up, but…no.)

I found this new style of bracelet the best for holding onto tape without losing it or forgetting where I put it.

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Arm party!!

I’m certain that a roll got put into a box :)

Like my new chair??

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Break time!

I’m taking my break moments where I can get them! More to come and you’ll be seeing a bunch of your own creations getting posted while I’m working away.

Anyone have any great packing tips?? I’ll take whatever I can get!! xo

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Bali Week: Straw Hat DIY

Apr 18, 2014 | 11 Comments

It’s time for a straw hat DIY reveal!

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I started with this basic straw hat (this one is from Old Navy!), a pair of white and yellow Martha Stewart paints, and a paintbrush. (Sidenote – as I’m not a paintbrush connoisseur, I just picked the one that looked like it would be the easiest to work with when I was at Joann’s! It kind of reminds me of a concealer brush.)

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Hat n’paint!

After leaving the beachfront setting in Lembongan, I headed up to Ubud which has quite a different backdrop. Instead of ocean, you’ve got rice paddies. It’s dreamy.

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The rice paddies… c/o Clementine Ford

I was lucky enough to be in town for the Balinese New Year called Nyepi, which was the happiest of accidents. The festivities begin with villages creating “ogoh-ogoh” demonic creatures out of paper mache and bamboo, parading them through town, and then burning them at the end of the festivities. People are in the streets singing, dancing, cheering, drinking, and just celebrating.

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Nyepi Festival!

This ritual is meant to purge the negative elements to bring about a clarity with nature, with God, and with the rest of your fellow neighbors.

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After the festivities are complete, comes a day of silence where everyone stays inside and enjoys a day of self-reflection. You’re not allowed to use fire (no cooking!), work, travel, and lights have to be kept dimmed. This means every store, restaurant, shop, market, and even the airport is closed and you’re not allowed in the streets. Police patrol to make sure everyone is abiding by the rules. For the tourists, we could roam our hotel grounds but were unable to leave. For me, it turned out to be the best day to get in some meditation as well as some crafting!

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