Wednesday, October 1, 2014

What I Wore Wednesday- Oct. 1, 2014

Hey all!  Welcome to my Weekly What I Wore Wednesday post!  Every week, I take pictures of my outfits and join 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 wear the clothes I own forever, but I usually don’t wear any item in the exact same way more than once or twice.

If you read the post I wrote titled 10 Staples for Your Fall Wardrobe, then you know I wrote about this denim shirtdress.  This was my first time wearing it, and I was not disappointed!  And with my new favorite booties, no less!  This outfit got me compliments from the some of the 8th grade girls in my school, and that doesn’t happen very often, so I considered it a score!  Ha!  You can see how I wore these booties with a different outfit here and here

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Booties- Nordtrom
Denim shirtdress- sold out (gasp!) similar here and here


Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Trashtastic Tuesday- Painted Vintage Vanity Case


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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.  Do you remember my last Trashtastic Tuesday, when I gave you a sneak peek at the Vintage Vanity case I was working on? Well, this is it all finished!  So let’s get right down to business so I can show you one of my favorite Trashtastic Tuesday projects I have done in a long time, and how I did it!  If you stopped by yesterday for my Fall Home Tour, you got a glimpse of this vanity case in my dining room. 

I bought this vanity case at a yard sale over the summer for I think 1 – 2 bucks.  I snatched that thing up so quickly!  I knew as soon as I laid eyes on it that I was going to paint it.  And that is just what I did.  I used chalk paint for the very first time to do this project, and I must say, I love that stuff!  I want to walk around and paint it on every surface in my house!  Is that weird?  Did you know that Home Depot sells chalky finish paint now?  The name of it is Americana D├ęcor, and the color is called Everlasting. 

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Monday, September 29, 2014

Fall Home Tour

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Today is an exciting day for me!  Because I get to have you over for my first ever Fall Home Tour!  After almost two years of blogging here, it’s about time I have a fall tour, don’t you think?  I spent all last weekend decorating for this momentous occasion, so I do hope you enjoy!  I love decorating for the different seasons of the year, and I felt particularly in the fall spirit this year, so I had much fun with this!  Fall is that cozy, nesting, boot and chunky sweater wearing, cross country and soccer time of year at the Parrish house.  And my house is nowhere near finished or perfect, but should that stop me from showing it to you?  Not in my book!   I am not quite finished with the outside, but this is a peek at my front stoop so far.  Come on in!  I am so glad that you are here!   Do you have particular Fall traditions to help get your family into the Fall spirit?

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Vitality Vox Box from Influenster

Are you enjoying your Sunday?  One of the best things about the weekend is getting up early when everyone else is still sleeping, pouring a nice hot cup of tea, and having some alone time to work on the blog!  Today I wanted to pop in and share my Vitality Vox Box with you that I received for free from Influenster for testing purposes.

In case you missed it, you can read about my last TLC Vox Box here.  Here is a picture of my most recent Vitality Vox Box.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

What I Wore Wednesday- September 24, 2014

Hey all!  Welcome to my Weekly What I Wore Wednesday 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! 

Lately, I have been trying to link back for you to the clothing items I am wearing, or to similar items.  I do want to mention that I am short on time as I am writing this, so I can’t do that right now, but I will come back and update this post this afternoon or evening and put those links in.  This first outfit is what I wore the evening of Mr. 14 Year Old’s first Homecoming dance.  I am planning to put a post together to show you what he and his date were wearing too!  I just need time to edit the pictures.  But look, I am wearing my new booties!  As I said in last week’s WIWW post, I wan to wear them with every outfit!  Somebody stop me (channeling Jim Carey right now)!  You can see other ways I styled this shirt here and here.  I love this shirt. 

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Shirt- Nordstrom Rack- Old
Jeans- Saks Outlet
Booties- Nordstrom


Monday, September 22, 2014

Living Room Progress- Barn Beam Mantle

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Hey all!  I hope you woke up today feeling refreshed for the new week!  I’m super excited to show you some major progress in our living room today.  LC bought me this gorgeous barn beam mantle for Christmas – and then it sat in our garage for, oh, 8 months before we finally got it hung over our fireplace.  And before we get into all of the 5,326 photos I have to share with you today, let me mention that this fireplace area is a work in progress.  Hanging this mantle was the first step, but we still need to trim out around the gas insert, and add a surround.  So keep that in mind.  I debated on whether to show it on the blog in this state, but hey, I am all about keeping it real here at SPP!  So, this is where we are with things. 

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