By Siel Ju, Mother Nature Network
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(Photos courtesy of Marisa Lynch)
365 new dresses for $365 in 365 days. That's the happiness goal of sorts Marisa Lynch set for herself when, just months before her 30th birthday, she got laid off. Losing a job means hitting the streets with a resume to some, wallowing in grief for others. But for Marisa, it meant getting the sewing machine out and upcycling thrifted fashions. Every day.
"I was just in this not-feeling-good, crummy kind of mood, and I didn't know how to kick it," says Marisa. That's when Marisa saw the movie, Julie & Julia. "[Julie] was finding something to do every day that made her feel great. I was jealous. I thought, I want to find that."
Thus, New Dress A Day entered the blogosphere. The task: To make a new fashion piece a day - on a budget of a dollar a day - for an entire year.
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