Wednesday, September 17, 2014

What I Wore Wednesday- September 17, 2014

Hey all!  Welcome to my Weekly WIWW post!  Every week, for several months now, I have been taking pictures of my outfits and joining the WIWW link party with The Pleated Poppy.  These posts are something that I really enjoy, because I have always had a passion for fashion.  I love putting together new outfits, and shopping my own closet to wear things in different ways.  It seems like over the last week or so, fall has crept right in.  The temperatures have dropped and it just feels like fall.  So I spent most of the weekend getting out my fall clothes and decor.  Shall we take a look at what I have been wearing?  Join me! 

This first outfit is my favorite!  I am in love with every bit of it!  I love the all white trend I have been seeing around lately, so I thought I would give it a try for fall with my new booties!  I hate that these booties are cut off because it is my first time wearing them and they are the star of the outfit in my opinion.  But, hey, my 6 year old son took this picture so what can I say! 

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White shirtdress- similar here and here
White collarless jacket- similar here
Booties- Nordstrom



This is a Max Studio dress that I purchased at a consignment shop in Atlanta a couple of years ago.  You can see this dress when I wore it a while back here.  I actually wore it in mostly the same way, just with different jewelry and sandals. 

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Sandals- Urban Outfitters (similar)



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Denim Jacket (similar)



You might remember these pants from when I wore them to Miss 18 Year Old’s graduation.  I actually like them better styled like this!

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Pants- Gap- sold out
Sweater- Ann Taylor via Twice
Nude pumps- Nine West (Similar)



This was what I wore for casual Friday last week.  This entire outfit is stuff I have owned for a long time.  Casual and comfortable for a tired Friday.

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This is what I wore to Mr. 14 Year Old’s cross country meet last Saturday.  Can you tell it was raining most of the morning.  I didn’t mind, it gave me an excuse to wear my rain boots and my new red trench coat.  What I love about this trench is that the hood is hidden and you can unzip it to bring it out, or zip it back inside of the collar. 

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Red Trench coat- similar here 
Rain Boots- similar here
Black joggers- JCPenney



I love these palazzo pants.  You can see another way I styled them here.  Once again, my trusty chambray shirt goes with everything!

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Chambray shirt- similar here
Palazzo pants- similar here
Polka dotted flats- old



Thanks for stopping by for my WIWW post today!  If you would like to stalk my other WIWW posts, click here!  I also have a Pinterest Board where I post all of my daily outfits.  I also frequently post on Instagram


Pssst:  Have you shopped Mod Cloth's huge sale yet?

 

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Trashtastic Tuesday- Vintage Vanity Case Makeover- Part One

Hey all!  Welcome to Trashtastic Tuesday! This is a little series around here where I show you something that I thrifted, sometimes I make it over, sometimes I don’t.  Or it may be something that I have owned and I am tired of, or no longer like, so I make it over.  But nevertheless, it is usually something that I paid very little money for.  Today, I am bringing you a post that I wrote back in July of 2013, about Vintage suitcases.  I wanted to reveal a vintage vanity case that I have been working on today for Trashtastic Tuesday, but I didn't get it finished in time.  So instead I hope you enjoy this past post.  and at the end of the post, I have some in progress pictures to share with you of my vanity case so far.  


I was so busy in the past few weeks trying to get my brown paper floors done that I have not had the chance to work on any new projects for Trashtastic Tuesday, so this week I thought it would be fun to show you some vintage suitcases.  Every time I see a cute one, I swoon!  I have never seen one that I could afford, but if I ever do, it will be mine!  I have a great selection of them to show you today!  Here are 15 ways to use a vintage suitcase.  Enjoy!


 This one was painted with stripes.  Love the colors and the way it was used on the shelves.



Monday, September 15, 2014

My Favorite Pinterest Pins for August, 2014

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It is that time of month to share my Favorite Pinterest Pins with you.  These are my favorite things I was pinning in August.  I hope you find some inspiration!  Enjoy!

Friday, September 12, 2014

Minted- Holiday Assortment

I just have one thing to say before I get into this post.  TGIF everyone!  Amen and thank you!  

Have you ever heard of Minted.com?  If not, you need to check out this website.  They carry stationary, invitations, paper, party decor, holiday cards, etc.  They also carry limited edition art prints, which I am in love with.  I bought a couple not long ago, but have not hung them yet.  I am collecting items for a couple of gallery walls, and both of the prints I bought will have a place in these gallery walls.  I will be sure to show them to you when they are finished.  

I was browsing around on the Minted site and just wanted to pop in on this fine Friday to share some of the super cute stuff they have available for the holidays.  Since Thanksgiving is not too far away, the things I chose to share are Thanksgiving related, but they have things for all holidays and occasions.  

I love the idea of creating a menu for guests who come for Thanksgiving dinner.  

Rustic Harvest Menu 
from: Minted

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

What I Wore Wednesday- September 10, 2014

Hey all!  Welcome to my Weekly WIWW post!  Every week, for several months now, I have been taking pictures of my outfits and joining the WIWW link party with The Pleated Poppy.  These posts are something that I really enjoy, because I have always had a passion for fashion.  I love putting together new outfits, and shopping my own closet to wear things in different ways.

I love this combination of black and green that I wore to work. 

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Black Top- Forever 21
Green jeans- similar at JCPenney
Sandal- Similar
Scarf- Old

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

August in Review

Here is what you may have missed at Sweet Parrish Place in August.  Ya know, just in case you are new around here, or for whatever reason, you weren't sitting by your computer every day just waiting for my latest post to come out.  Ha!


While preparing for my daughter to move into her first college apartment, I came up with some inspiration along the way.  College Dorm/Apartment inspiration and organization

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Monday, September 8, 2014

How to Paint a French Door


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The door leading from our kitchen out to our deck has seen better days.  On the outside it has some slight denting, and the weather strip at the bottom of the door is in need of repair.  It was dirty, and there was some type of a sticky, gunky buildup around the panes of the windows.  I think that long ago, someone tried to seal around the frames with something (not caulk).  I painted the inside of this door black last spring.  I also spray painted the door knob on that same day.   You can see in the below picture the painted doorknob.  It has held up amazingly well.  Over the summer, it was time to get to work on the outside of this door. I am going to share my door with you, and also tell you how to paint a french door.