Rewind: White & Blue Floral Dress

Sep 14, 2014 | 6 Comments

Today’s rewind outfit comes from a little over two years ago! This white and blue floral dress was one of the pieces that I shot as an option for my book, hence the full make-up in the before shot!

Original post date: 6/6/12

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

New Dress A Day - DIY - Vintage Dress

BEFORE

I scrapped the sleeves and took it in to make it a dress perfect for summer.

New Dress A Day - DIY - Vintage Dress

AFTER #1

For my second wear, I went a totally different route!

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Remake: Green, Pink & Blue Dress

Sep 11, 2014 | 3 Comments

I absolutely LOVED this dress when I first laid eyes on it at a garage sale. The colors were fun, the crepe-y cotton was flowy and soft, but there was a pretty large issue. (I even wore a nude tank to really hit the fact home.)

New Dress A Day - Crepe Vintage Dress

Hmmmmm

This is going to need a little adjustment. I just don’t think that this would be appropriate if I wore it as is, you know :) Check back for the full post later today!

Melissa’s Donation: Peach & Black Embroidered Shirt

Sep 8, 2014 | 19 Comments

I received this piece from one of my favorite people in the world – Melissa of Shoestring Magazine - and she outdid herself.

New Dress A Day - vintage peach dress

BEFORE

Now if a “friend” gave you this piece as a present, I might want to rethink the friendship, however Melissa is my thrifting kindred spirit and knew this shirty-dress-kaftan would be right up my alley.

New Dress A Day - vintage peach dress

That’s some collar!

So not only did my sister from another mister give me this rockin’ ensemble…

New Dress A Day - vintage peach dress

Whoot whoot!

…but also sent a Richard Simmons coffee table book in my package. This snail mail day was one for the records, because…

Vintage Richard Simmons Book - New Dress A Day

Put ya hands up!

…Richard Simmons happens to be one of my best pals.

Richard Simmons - New Dress A Day

BFFs

OK, well “best pals” probably is a bit of a stretch, but I did get my “sweatin’ to the oldies” on at his class a while back and that’s pretty close, right? So, want to see how this peachy piece turned out???

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One Look: Two Ways: Pleated Floral Polyester Dress

Sep 4, 2014 | 9 Comments

I love outfits that get more than one wear in different styles! This dress got cut up a bit…

New Dress A Day - Vintage Dress

Eh!

…ok, maybe a lot…

New Dress A Day - Vintage Dress

Arms!

…and got turned into this lovely piece.

 

New Dress A Day - Vintage Dress - Polyester

Belted!

For the second wear, I turned it up a bit!

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Labor Day Whites!

Aug 29, 2014 | 29 Comments

You guys…I have a BIG question to pose. Whites after Labor Day – yay or nay?!

This dress has some severe spot action.

New Dress A Day - vintage white dress

SPOT PARTY!!!!!!!!

All those spots will be tackled, but what are your thoughts on the color?

New Dress A Day - vintage white dress

Spots errrwhere!

Do we break the Labor Day rules or do we go with a new shade of color?? Let me know your thoughts below! Happy Labor Day weekend!