Remake: Mauve Polyester Dress Part II

Aug 11, 2014 | 8 Comments

Here’s that mauve polyester dress again!!

New Dress A Day - Mauve Polyester Dress

Lean back!

Long sleeves, extra layer up top…

New Dress A Day - Mauve Polyester Dress

Should I make a pillow with this?

…got turned into this fabulous dress the first round!

New Dress A Day - Mauve Polyester Dress

Looks a bit different now, right?

Nothing like some halter action!!

New Dress A Day - Mauve Polyester Dress


I was still left with the top layer of the dress and I had to find a second use for it!! Wanna see what I did??

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Week of DIY-ing!!

Aug 8, 2014 | One Comment

It’s been a bit of a DIY week!!

From cupcakes for a little cupcake throwdown…

NDAD - Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes

Hello, cupcake!

…to watercolors for a handmade card for my pals S&J’s wedding this weekend (you’ll see the card on Instagram on Saturday before the soirée)…

NDAD - DIY watercolors

It’s like art class!

…I’m just catching up now of more outfits!!

You saw this fabulous mauve polyester piece a few weeks ago, go from frump to chic…

New Dress A Day - Mauve Polyester Dress


…and I’m using the top portion next!

New Dress A Day - Mauve Polyester Dress

Should I make a pillow with this?

After the weekend, I’ll be posting how I summerized it! Stay tuned!!

Outfit Rewind: 60s Floral Dress

Jun 9, 2014 | 13 Comments

I’m going back to my first year of blogging for today’s rewind piece!! It’s always so incredible looking back at the pieces that started this blog! The photos are obviously not the most amazing quality, but that was when I was using my point and click and before I even owned an iPhone.

Original post date: 6/21/10

The Before Look: (Click here for full project steps and original post!)

New Dress A Day - vintage dress - 60s


My $1 dress, after a little cutting and pasting, turned out looking like the below.

The After Look:

New Dress A Day - vintage dress - 60s


For the second wear, I switched it up a bit.

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I match the flowers!

Check out the newly styled look…

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Cartwheelin’ with Target (+ a $1000 Target GiftCard® Giveaway!)

Jan 31, 2014 | 397 Comments

Today I’m doing a post with Target and their new Cartwheel app. Now I tend to use Target as my go-to for everything – cosmetics, check. Groceries, check. Project supplies, check. Clothes, check. You name it, I’ve gotten it at Target. There happens to be one right down the street from me, so instead of having major weekly hauls there, I just go when I need something. Like at 10pm when my printer cartridge bails (blerg, printer cartridge) or if I just want a medley of fro-yo, thank you notes, daily multi-vitamins, and holiday decorations, like you do.

New Dress A Day - Cartwheel App - Target Post

I love felt/wire flowers!!

Their new app called Cartwheel is an all-in-one coupon database that doesn’t involve any coupon clipping. Basically, you sort through the categories of items you’re shopping for (there are over 700 available offers that are constantly changing!), choose the Target coupons that you’re interested in, and then as easy as that, they’re all saved in your passbook.

New Dress A Day - Cartwheel App - Target Post


Because they only work for in-store purchases, when you’re ready to check out, open the app, show the barcode that is unique to you to the checker, and then the savings are automatically deducted. You can access Cartwheel through your desktop or tablet as well and then print out your barcode and bring into the store to use if that’s an easier option!

For those coupon clippers (I’m so envious of you!) you can still use the app on top of the coupons you clip – just extra cash back!

I had my cooking club this week and needed to pick up ingredients for The Barefoot Contessa’s baked cinnamon donuts that I’m making (along with Mexican hot chocolate…images and post to come!). So I piled up a bunch of offers from flour to sugar and chocolate…

New Dress A Day - Cartwheel App - Target Post

Coupons picked!

…and then flashed my barcode to the checker when I left. It really couldn’t have been any easier to save a little bit of change!

New Dress A Day - Cartwheel App - Target Post

Barcode Pride!!

So let’s get down to the nitty gritty. Target is hosting a fab contest with all the participating blogs giving away a $1,000 Target GiftCard®! $1000, wahoo! Just let me know in the comments below what you’d spend your Target bucks on if you win? I’d love for the winner to be one of you guys, so leave a comment below and get in it to win it! I’d do a little necessities stocking up (contact solution, fo sho), then hit the accessories (I always find the cutest bags) section, before a quick stroll down the cosmetics aisle for a new hair dryer. That would just be on trip #1 :)

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Ready. Set. Shop.

Contest runs until 2/28!!

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The Official Rules are available here.

This sweepstakes runs from 1/30 – 2/28.

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DIY: Metallic Pom Pom Gloves

Dec 12, 2013 | 10 Comments

I love the holidays and I love all the gifting associated with them (picking out and wrapping gifts is my favorite thing to do!), but I’m not going to lie…it’s definitely a bit overwhelming!  I make sure I include everyone on the list from the BFFs, the family membz, and the UPS dudes, to the Secret Santa/white elephant partygoers, and it is a lot.

To alleviate some of the gifting stresses this season, I’ve been getting my DIY on, crafting gifts like a madwoman!!  I’m going to show all the projects here on a fun “12 Days of Easy DIY’s” and the best part is that they’re $5 and less.  Woo hoo, they’re totally budget friendly and easy which puts a big smile on my face!  Let’s begin!

On the 1st day of DIY my true love gave to me. A partridge in a (pair of gloves) tree!

DAY 1: Metallic Pom Pom Gloves

New Dress A Day - Holiday DIY - metallic pom pom gloves

I heart m’gloves

I LOVE this project because it not only picks up on the pom pom trend…

New Dress A Day - Holiday DIY - pom pom embellished sweaters

Pom pom embellishments! J Crew (L) Oasap (R)

…but it adds a little bit of holiday glamour to the wardrobe!  Keep reading to find out how to make these easy gloves!

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