Weekend Teaser!

Nov 6, 2014 | 4 Comments

Hi friends!! I’ve been traveling this week so I’m a bit behind on posting, but I wanted to give you a teaser on what to look forward to over the next few days.

This mustard yellow dress is a total delight. The skirt is thick and quilty, the color is perfect for this time of year, but it needs a bit of help.


New Dress A Day - vintage mustard yellow dress

Perfect to add to my hot dog!

Hey collar, haaaaaaaaaay!! Plus lime green to boot!! Can’t wait to show you the after look of this guy.

New Dress A Day - vintage lime green dress

That’s a collar!

Love this light blue muumuu. The neck ties make for a perfect hair accent!

 New Dress A Day - vintage blue muumuu

Multi-purpose muumuu

I feel like Cinderella with our matching blue hair sashes :)

Cinderella - Hair

Matching hair sash!

Three fun outfits with three even more fun after looks to come… Would any of these make it into your Goodwill basket??

Teaser: Blue Bridesmaid Dress

Jun 6, 2014 | 9 Comments

Happy Friday, friends!! I just wanted to thank you for all the warm wishes and thoughts being sent my way – my dad is doing amazingly well, post-surgery, and my week of hanging out with the family during his recovery has come to an end. So long North Carolina and your beautiful white blossoms – I couldn’t take my eyes off of the gorgeous flowers!

We took a quick pic before I left because he said that I had to do something with his scrubs!! His nurse gave me an extra set to sew and I just can’t wait to work them into something fantastic! That’s on the summer project list, for sure.

New Dress A Day - hospital scrube


It was fun to go a bit offline this week to hang out, help run errands, pick up meds, and cook (lots of homemade hummus and other heart healthy snacks) before getting back into the swing of things at home.

I will be getting this dress finished to post on Monday…

New Dress A Day - vintage bridesmaid dress

Sleeves are poppin’

…so get ready for a new, revamped, satin blue bridesmaid dress!

In the interim, there are a few giveaways going on – a $100 Visa gift card with a copy of Save the Date by Mary Kay Andrews as well as a $100 Target gift card and a three month subscription to the DIY/crafty company For the Makers! Head on over to enter!!

Have a most incredible weekend!

Amber’s NDAD Creation

Mar 15, 2014 | 9 Comments

My girl Amber submitted a piece a while back (refresher HERE!) and I have to say that I’m obsessed with what she does. Her before looks are totally on par with mine as well, which cracks me up! I love the “let’s give sour face when we’re wearing something not so pleasant” move. It’s my go-to when I’m shooting the before looks – I live for the sour face and she totally nails it. Also, her recreations have been über chic. See what she’s up to today!!

My roommate was cleaning out her closet and was tossing this shirt, so I got it for free! Obviously it doesn’t fit my bust region, so I’m going to turn it into a skirt!

New Dress A Day - DIY - thrift store shopping - upcycled shirt


Let’s turn this puppy into a truck, y’all!

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Olive’s NDAD Creation

Nov 2, 2013 | 14 Comments

I just love this dress that Olive repurposed – the before look is fantastic and what makes it even more special is that it was a dress that her mother had purchased years ago. It’s Olive’s turn now to work some magic!

Hello from New Zealand! I discovered your blog a few days before the start of my first ever uni exams, and it provided a fantastic distraction from study. It also gave me something to look forward to after exams, so as soon as I was on holiday I headed to our basement to see if I could find anything with potential. The dress I found is one that my mum bought in Paris with my dad when they were newly married.

New Dress A Day - DIY - Vintage Dress - thrift store shopping

Olive – Before

Even when she stopped wearing it, she kept it in the hopes that one day her daughter might make it into something else. This made it the perfect dress for me! 

Time to see what the second generation does with this dress!

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