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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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

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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