Remake: Green Floral Muumuu

Oct 1, 2014 | 17 Comments

I really loved the print of this muumuu.

New Dress A Day - blue muumuu


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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Remake: White Polyester Peplum Dress

Sep 22, 2014 | 9 Comments

It’s time for this white, polyester, peplum dress to get made over!

New Dress A Day - vintage white polyester dress

More spots!

Love the peplum. Don’t love the spots.

New Dress A Day - vintage white polyester dress

Hot spots

Don’t love any of those spots…

New Dress A Day - vintage white polyester dress

Spots galore!

Oh, the spots are everywhere!! There’s lots of work to get done!!

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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


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

New Dress A Day - DIY - Vintage Dress


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


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


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


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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