Mustard Yellow Quilted Dress

Nov 13, 2014 | 13 Comments

When I saw this dress, at first look I thought it could have been a blanket.

New Dress A Day - vintage mustard yellow dress

BEFORE

It was sitting in a pile of clothes and all I saw was the shiny yellow quilted skirt, yet still it had to be mine.

New Dress A Day - vintage mustard yellow dress

No bueno on the length

I thought it just needed some simple length adjustment…

New Dress A Day - vintage mustard yellow dress

Perfect to add to my hot dog!

…but then I found something else!!

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Lime Green Polyester Dress

Nov 10, 2014 | 15 Comments

You guys saw this lovely frock last week. It’s a whole lot of something, right??

New Dress A Day - vintage lime green dress

BEFORE

Those sleeves and collar were a sight.

New Dress A Day - vintage lime green dress

That’s a collar!

They were made from such a thick polyester too! Time to minimize the accent touches.

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Halloween Location Looks: 26 of 31 – LA Confidential

Oct 29, 2014 | 2 Comments

My month of DIY costumes shot in front of the actual shooting locations continues!! Day 26 is here and it’s a modern noir film of the 50s.

Today’s costume comes from:

LA Confidential - title card

LA Confidential (c/o Warner Bros’ “LA Confidential”)

I love this era.

Crossroads of the World (c/o Warner Bros' "LA Confidential")

Crossroads of the World (c/o Warner Bros’ “LA Confidential”)

I love this part of LA too! Crossroads of the World has been around since 1936 and was the world’s first outdoor mall (thanks Wikipedia!!). It’s still used for shops but there’s lots of offices situated there as well.

LA Confidential - Crossroads of the World

Crossroads of the World

I love that old LA is the backdrop to this film and I love all the vintage clothes that make up the wardrobe.

LA Confidential - Kim Basinger

Kim’s curls (c/o Warner Bros’ “LA Confidential”)

Kim Basinger is a dream!

To complete the 50s Lynn Bracken costume from LA Confidential, here are the main elements you’ll need::

LA Confidential costume

What you’ll need!

1. Dress (I thrifted mine but there are always options on Etsy!)

2. Red lipstick (Mac makes my fave)

3. Blonde locks (my wig is c/o Party City)

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Halloween Location Looks: Day 17 of 31 – Mad Men

Oct 28, 2014 | 4 Comments

My month of DIY costumes shot in front of the actual shooting locations continues!! Day 17 is here and it’s from a show that I pretty much live for when it comes to the wardrobe.

Today’s costume comes from:

Mad Men - Don Draper's house - Mad Men Credits

Mad Men (c/o AMC)

Joan Holloway is the coolest.

Mad Men - Joan Holloway DIY Costume

JH (c/o AMC)

Her wardrobe is to die for and she’s just one of the guys…kinda…on the show.

Don Draper’s house TV house happens to be located in Pasadena…

Mad Men - Don Draper's house

Don’s house on TV (c/o I Am Not A Stalker)

…so I felt that a visit there, wearing my Joan costume needed to happen.

Mad Men - Don Draper's house

Don’s house in real life!

To complete the entire Joan Holloway costume from Mad Men, think vintage and grab a 60s shift dress. Her pen necklace works as the perfect accessory as well. (Check this easy DIY on how to make one of those!)

Mad Men - Joan's pen necklace DIY

Joan’s pen necklace!

Time to visit Don’s house!

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Remake: Green Floral Muumuu

Oct 1, 2014 | 17 Comments

I really loved the print of this muumuu.

New Dress A Day - blue muumuu

BEFORE

The floral print at the bottom was my favorite part, so I started to think about ways to upcycle this into something wearable!

New Dress A Day - blue muumuu

Flowy City!

While wearing the piece and looking at all the seams, I knew exactly how I was going to upcycle this!

 New Dress A Day - blue muumuu

Muumuu ballet

Time to get out the seam ripper!

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