Peach Lace Dress

Dec 15, 2014 | 6 Comments

The Gone With the Wind-ish dress was the highest voted piece and I couldn’t wait to get started on it!

Vintage Dress - holiday party

BEfORE

Peach just isn’t my color. It totally washes me out, so the first thing that I was excited to do was change the shade!

Vintage Dress - holiday party

Dreamy, right?

There are some other issues we’ll have to handle as well…

Vintage Dress - holiday party

So much fabric!!

…but color changing was first up on the agenda. Making the lace work was a close second :)

What color would you have picked?? I went with…

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Holiday Party Dress – You Pick!!

Dec 11, 2014 | 47 Comments

It’s holiday party weekend and I need to think wardrobe and want you guys to help!! Here are the options:

#1 – Blue beaded vintage dress with a very LARGE slit up the back of the dress. Um, can this be saved???

Vintage Dress - holiday party

#1

#2 – Blue satin lace dress that doesn’t stay up and has some severe underarm discoloration. YUCK!

Vintage Dress - holiday partyq

#2

#3 – Peach “Gone With the Wind”-esque feeling dress. The color is dreadful against my skin and I feel like a debutante :) Oh, and PS, my entire chestal region is on display.

Vintage Dress - holiday party

#3

#4 – 80s satin dress that has a mullet waist. That material is drapey and hits right at my thighs in the front, but in the back it goes longer than my knees. Party in the front and in the back for this one!

Vintage Dress - holiday party

#4

Which one do you like best??? Leave your thoughts below…

The winning pick pulled from comments here, on Twitter, and on Instagram will get the makeover for this weekend’s events. Voice off below!!

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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 | 16 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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