Remake: Black & Pink Floral Dress

Mar 4, 2016 | 12 Comments

Hi friends! It’s MARCH and the site is almost ready to be revealed!! Eeeeee!!!

Thank you SO much for all your patience. Seriously. You guys are the best and I’m lucky to have so many of you cheering me on. To celebrate, we’re going to kick it off BIG, so stay tuned!!

This post will be the LAST one you’ll see with the site looking like it does and then it’s on to somethin’ new. Change is good, right?

Today’s piece, a dress with a pattern to fall in love with! You had me at BIG. PINK. FLOWERS. (Seriously, j’adore.) But, there was a little extra hanging out there. Yep, looks like that lining was trying to get away!

Black & Pink Floral Vintage Dress

Eh.

And, on top of the “lining pretending to be trim” there was another maj issue. HOLES.

Black & Pink Floral Vintage Dress

There’s a hole!

Not just one or two.

Black & Pink Floral Vintage Dress

There’s another hole!

But more than I could count. They were everywhere on the bottom of the dress!

Black & Pink Floral Vintage Dress

Wait, there’s more!

So there’s some work to be done!!

Black & Pink Floral Vintage Dress

I see you!! (I had to wear bike shorts because the lining was so sheer!)

Other work that needs to be done is the cleansing/purging of tons of old clothes that I’ve been holding onto for WAY too long. I moved into my new place close to a year ago and there are still boxes of stuff where I work on my dresses! It was time to make a move. Instead of a trip to Goodwill this go, I’m sending my gear to Schoola, an online thrift shop that donates 40% of proceeds to school arts, science, music, and phys ed programs. That is just the coolest.

Schoola

Ready to send off my donation!

I love that they send postage-paid bags and you can pick the school you’d like for the proceeds to go to (perfect if you’ve got kids/family currently in schools!)

Schoola

The deets!

I even scored a dress and a blazer that you’ll see repurposed into a new piece shortly!

Schoola

Recycle. Reuse. Rewear.

With a batch of clothes out the door, now my space is ready for more dresses! Now back to mending those holes!

Black & Pink Floral Vintage Dress

Even Hello Kitty says that hole is bananas!

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Remake: Metallic Brocade Dress

Jan 24, 2016 | 14 Comments

Hey friends! It’s been a VERY long time since my last post and I apologize profusely for the delay. I’ve been hard at work on a brand new site that will be launching in about two weeks! Eeeeeeee!!!! I couldn’t be more excited to share it with you. It’s been many months in the making and it’s almost ready to reveal.

There’s going to be a lot of what you’ve seen on NDAD since 2009, however there’s going to be lots of new stuff too. It’s a new year and time for a bit of a refresh, you know?

I’ll share more about everything as we get closer…lots of amazing little treats are in store for you in less than a month. Wooooooooo!!

Today’s remake is one of my most FAVORITE pieces I’ve worked on in a while. It involves metallics… *mic drop.

Check this lovely out…

New Dress A Day - Metallic Dress

BEFORE

A neighbor of mine has an incredible vintage collection and has been having sales to downsize her racks of goodies. I hopped on this dress as soon as I tried it on.

New Dress A Day - Metallic Dress

That neck tho…

It was $10, so the beaded neck, heavy brocade, and metallic threads came home with me.

New Dress A Day - Metallic Dress

Zipper goes all the way down past m’tush!

So did those robot moves which shockingly must have come with the dress!!

New Dress A Day - Metallic Dress

Doin’ the robot!

I had a segment on GMA to plan for and I thought this piece would be the perfect on-camera look! There was a LOT of work to be done, however…

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Remake: Metallic Dress Teaser // En Route to NYC!

Dec 8, 2015 | No Comments

Hey friends! I’m writing this from the Delta terminal at LAX getting ready to head to NY for something super exciting.

Seriously…

New Dress A Day - Metallic Dress

LIVE FROM THE AIRPORT, IT’S NDAD!

…how meta is this :)

Anyway, my quick trip to the East Coast just might have me watchable on your television at some point between 7-9am Wednesday morning, on a channel run by a mouse. 🐭 I get the official “ok to share” later today and will send out a blog blast.

But, I found this fabulous dress at a neighbor’s estate sale and I just couldn’t resist! She sold it to me for $10 and I happily accepted the offer. (Also, it might look super fun on camera so you guys get the sneak peek!)

New Dress A Day - Metallic Dress

BEFORE

The gown is super thick with a gorgeous rhinestoned neck which, to be honest, was nailing it on the choking factor. Breathing was a tad bit difficult when the piece was completely zipped up.

New Dress A Day - Metallic Dress

That neck tho…

But the colors and textured design had me immediately wanting to make this my own.

New Dress A Day - Metallic Dress

Doin’ the robot!

I brought the thread and needle with me, so there’s probably going to be some sewing going on. And being that I’m stuck in the middle of the row, I hope my aisle and window neighbors don’t mind a sleeve or two flopping about.

Remake: Pink Striped Dress

Dec 3, 2015 | 5 Comments

Hello friends! I’ve got another remake for you today :) Apologies for the delays – a bigger post is to come to discuss, but thanks for all your emails and patience! There’s a brand new site coming your way as well, with a fun little project to boot, all which will be shared shortly!

LA can be 80 degrees one day and 62 another – this dress was worn on one of those warm wintery days here! ❄️☀️

I just loved this striped mix of colors!

New Dress A Day - Vintage Pink Dress

Needs a little bit of work…

It was a bit too big…

New Dress A Day - Vintage Pink Dress

Pleats!

…but those pleats made me SO happy!

New Dress A Day - Vintage Pink Dress

BEFORE

I knew there was room to make this outfit work!

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Flea Market Find: Glitter Golden Girls Dress

Sep 28, 2015 | 7 Comments

I came across a total winner this weekend in my shopping excursions. Let’s say that this one is something that Blanche Devereux would most definitely wear. And for $1, I couldn’t resist. I will become a Golden Girl. :)

New Dress A Day - vintage glitter dress

Sparkle City USA

Thoughts, friends?

Also, the glittery bits all over the dress are actual glued clumps of glitter! So one must be careful with the taking on and off of this dress because those clumps of glitter hurt when rubbed against one’s body. Let’s just say I have a few scratches thanks so these shimmery pals.

But, I’ve got some plans for this before I wear it Saturday night!