Ambassador of the Year and the Goodwill SS17 Shoot

This morning I am on my way to be awarded as Goodwill’s Ambassador of the Year- along with the beautiful and talented Betsy Appleton of Goodwill Digger.  I am beyond thrilled and really honored to receive the award.  365 Days of Thrift has been such a fun journey  with so many unexpected opportunities to create pieces … More Ambassador of the Year and the Goodwill SS17 Shoot

Dolly Parton, Denim and a Western Wear Love Affair

Being the lover of vintage that I am- I combed through images of Dolly’s retro style then luckily happened upon a vintage western wear section at City Thrift in Clarksville. This, combined with Old Country Vibes and the amazing Dolly mural by Scott Guion at the House of Blues Studios in Berry Hill, TN – were the inspiration to my overall Concert style. … More Dolly Parton, Denim and a Western Wear Love Affair

From Eighties to Adorable: $1 Dress Revamp Tutorial from 365 Days of Thrift

This past weekend at the Nashville Flea Market I spent $12 and walked away with treasure galore!! My first find was a Vintage Singer Sewing machine for $5 ( I was told later by an appraiser that just one specific piece of it was worth $150) Then I really scored at the Gimme a 5 booth where they … More From Eighties to Adorable: $1 Dress Revamp Tutorial from 365 Days of Thrift

DIY Dress Project: Turn your Husband into a Housedress!

I don’t care where you live-  this summer has been incredibly hot.  Here in the south it has been icky sticky humid as well.  The other day, as I raced around my house and my home studio working on projects and orders for Monarch Couture, I found myself wishing I had some sort of work smock.  Something … More DIY Dress Project: Turn your Husband into a Housedress!