If you love handmade products you’re going to love this. I found a blog yesterday that I’m simply in love with.
It’s called New Dress a Day. The tagline: 365 Days. 365 New Outfits. 365 Dollars.
What’s it about? It’s about one girl’s quest to spend $1 per day on a used piece of clothing that no one else wants. And her mission to turn that same outfit into something uber cool.
The blog was started by a gal named Marissa. She was in a creative funk, and decided the best way to get her juices flowing would be the ultimate challenge. She would forego an entire year of buying new clothing at H&M, Bloomingdales and Nordstroms.
Instead, she’d give herself a budget of $1 per day. And she’d make her own clothing out of thrift store and garage sale finds.
Thrift Store Inspiration
Let me start off by saying that this girl is seriously talented. Take a look at some of the outfits she’s refashioned.
In the picture below you can see what she came home with: a mumuu that could have clothed a small whale.
So what did she do with it? Well, check out the awesome dress she created out of this expanse of fabric:
How cute is that? I love it!
Here’s another piece she did. To start, she’s working with a gigantic nightgown…
If I’d seen this in my local Salvation Army (and I have) I would have passed it up. I mean, look at it. It’s huge!
But not Marissa. She turned this huge nightgown into a really cute long top I’d love to wear…
I love New Dress a Day for several reasons.
First, Marissa is just oozing with talent. Seriously. You have to have some serious vision to see a dowdy nightgown from the ’70s and be able to transform it to a cool, updated top for today. I love seeing the creative designs she comes up with!
I also love what she’s doing because she’s proving that you can, indeed, transform something old and ugly into something new and highly desirable. This is eco-friendly fashion at its best.
She’s also funny. She puts personal pictures of her living in each and every outfit, and her comments and quips often make me laugh out loud.
Just check out her blog. Seriously. There’s no good reason not to, because it’s simply fantastic. At the very least you’ll get some great inspiration for turning some of your thrift store finds into something truly unique and fashionable.