I have an insanely over active imagination. Personally I love it- it’s like everything in the universe is trying to tell me a story- including the dresses. As many of you know by now- I like to have fun with the before looks and since I was already working on a neurotic teacher character for … More Samantha gets a Makeover: A DIY Dress Redux.
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
I always promised myself when I started 365DOT that I would do my best to be real, authentic and original- all while maintaining personal creativity and unique point of view. I wanted to somehow emulate what other bloggers do so well- without falling into what for me is a personal unreality of centering my … More What Happened to September? (It was amazing!)
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
On Tuesday I had the pleasure of shooting some delightful promotional images for a bookstore that I can share with you come October. This meant I got to take a little road trip to Birmingham where I discovered a weeks worth of Art Magic in about 30 minutes. Those of you who follow me on … More Birmingham Love Affair
If you haven’t yet seen my shopping tips segment on Talk of The Town – this adorable $8 little Express jumper was the my favorite Goodwill find for this segment. It’s just everything- fun, comfortable, pulled together tho- just all of the things. I paired it with some simple $5 flips (not thrifted, but I’ve had them … More Red and Black and Daisies
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
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!
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I never even know where to begin… It usually starts when I find a dress while I’m out thrifting… this girl had so many wonderful details- a lace collar that I knew would come in handy, beautiful floral pattern, and a button up bodice that was just to die for. It…
I have a million things that I love about thrifting- one of them is all the shoppers I see with such amazing style! Last Friday I was helping Goodwill do a workshop on how to dress for success during a job interview so Myself and one of the attendees were in the store pulling pieces … More Spotted at the Goodwill: Advanced Style