Friday, March 27, 2015

Spring Mantle Decor

Spring mantle1

I am so excited that it is Spring, my favorite season of the year!  I can finally get outside to walk, all of the trees start blooming, and the flowers on the trees are my most favorite part of Spring.  I just noticed today for the first time some green things sprouting up on the ground too!  And this is the first time I have been able to decorate my new Mantle for Spring, so I am doubly excited!  

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Sweet Parrish Place Style {Vol. 20}

Grey denim dress with brown boots

Hey all! Welcome to my weekly style post!   Every week, I take pictures of my outfits and join other bloggers around blog land who do the same. 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.  As a middle school counselor, I am always looking for inspiration, and ways to be stylish, professional, and age appropriate, and I hope to provide that same inspiration to other women and mothers in similar professions or lifestyles.
I wore this grey denim dress to work.  This is a summer dress, but I put a long sleeve T shirt underneath for Spring and wore it with boots.

Grey denim dress with brown boots2

Grey denim dress with brown boots3

Grey denim dress with brown boots4
Grey Dress// Brown Boots

This is my St. Patrick’s Day Green.  I had a conference to go to last week, and this is one of the outfits I wore. 

green cardigan , green stripes, floral scarf, brown boots1
Green cardigan (thrifted// Striped shirt- The Limited (old)// Black leggings// Floral scarf- Marshalls// Booties

green cardigan , green stripes, floral scarf, brown boots2

green cardigan , green stripes, floral scarf, brown boots3

And oh look!  This is my second conference outfit!  What was up with the stripes and cardigan’s?  I can’t answer that. 

Blue Striped shoes and shirt, Blue cardigan, chevron scarf, khaki pants2
Blue ruffle cardigan- The Limited (old)// Khaki chinos- Gap// Striped shirt// Striped flats- Target (last summer)
Blue Striped shoes and shirt, Blue cardigan, chevron scarf, khaki pants3

Blue Striped shoes and shirt, Blue cardigan, chevron scarf, khaki pants4

I purchased this vintage jacket at a thrift store.  This was a work outfit. 

Vintage jacket, denim shirt, wook skirt, marsala tights, brown booties1
Tweed skirt (old)// Brown booties// Denim shirt

Vintage jacket, denim shirt, wool skirt, marsala tights, brown booties2

Vintage jacket, denim shirt, wool skirt, marsala tights, brown booties3

This was my casual Friday outfit.  I was exhausted at the end of last week! 

Polka dot skinny jeans, white sneakers, green Tshirt, neutral cardigan1
Polka dot jeans- Gap// Green T shirt- Abercrombie// Cardigan (old)// Sneakers- Target
Polka dot skinny jeans, white sneakers

green Tshirt, neutral cardigan

Polka dot skinny jeans, white sneakers, green Tshirt, neutral cardigan2

Another day at work!

black dress, black boots, striped scarf, denim jacket1
Black Dress- Gap// Black boots// Denim jacket// Striped scarf
Black Dress, Black boots, Denim jacket, Striped scarf 

black dress, black boots, striped scarf, denim jacket2

Here are some other ways I styled some of the clothes I wore for this post:

Thanks for stopping by for my Sweet Parrish Place Style post today!  If you would like to stalk my other outfit and fashion posts, click here (I want you to)!  I also have a Pinterest Board where I post all of my daily outfits.  I also frequently post on Instagram!   Happy Hump day!


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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Trashtastic Tuesday- Craft Paper Easter Eggs

Craft Paper Easter Eggs

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.

Monday, March 23, 2015

16 Spring Fashion Must Haves

Wow!  This post took me a long time to write!  Making collages takes time people.  But Spring is my favorite season of the year, and this is my first Spring fashion post that I have written, so I am super excited!  I absolutely love everything about Spring, don't you?  After being bundled up all winter long, it always feel so good to lighten things up and show a little skin again.  I spent quite a bit of time perusing the web and trying to figure out what is hot this year for Spring fashion, and I came up with 16 Spring fashion must haves to share with you today.  The way this post works is that I made several collages.  Each one features one of the fashion must haves.  So you have quite a few examples of ways you can wear the item. Underneath the collage will be some links to similar items that I would recommend if you want to purchase something similar.  Are you ready for some eye candy?  I hope so, because I absolutely love the trends for Spring!

White skinny jeans
A new pair of white skinny jeans is number one on my list of things I want to buy for Spring.

Spring 2015- White skinny jeans

White Skinny Jean options here, here, here

Floral tops, floral skirts, floral pants, floral scarfs.  As long as it is floral, it is great for spring!

Florals for Spring 2015

Floral Shirt/ Floral skirt/ Floral pants/  Floral Dress

A year ago, I would have never thought I would be including these comfy sandals in the mix, but I am in love with Birkenstocks for Spring and I can't buy a pair fast enough.  My daughter (a fashion student) got me onto them in the Fall when she bought a pair, and now I am noticing them everywhere!  I want black ones! 


Birkenstock options here here here

Military jacket
This versatile jacket was also on my list of must haves for Fall, I admit it.  But sometimes Fall and Spring items are interchangeable, and this is definitely one of those items!  If you don't have one, get one!  I bought one at a consignment shop over the winter.  

military jacket outfit ideas

military jacket options here here here

Black and white stripes
I cannot get enough of black and white stripes.  in my home and on my body, I will take all of the black and white stripes I can get!  I already purchased a super cute striped T shirt dress from Old Navy, the link is below the collage.  

black and white dress/skirt outfits

Dress/ dress/ dress/ Skirt

Full skirt
The full skirt is so lady like and preppy, and just so pretty for Spring!

Full skirt outfit ideas

Full skirt Options here here

Denim Vest
A denim vest is kind of like a denim jacket, it goes with virtually everything.  I saw a great idea somewhere when I was doing research for this post.  Go to a thrift store and purchase a denim jacket and cut the sleeves off of it!  I am going to be on the lookout for a denim jacket at thrift stores now!

Denim vest outfit ideas

Denim Vest options here and here

White button down
A white button down is one of those staples that will never go out of style, and they are looking so fresh for Spring.  I need a new one so I am currently on the lookout for a good one for a good price.  I will let you know when I find it!

white blouse outfit ideas

White Blouse options here  here

Bright Colors
Spring is the perfect time of year to add a little color to your wardrobe, and below are some great examples of how you can do so!  I am dying over the tassel necklace!

Bright colors for Spring

Tassel necklace/ boots

Leopard Shoes
Leopard print shoes have been in for a while now.  Have you hopped on the bandwagon yet?  If not, Spring is the perfect time to buy a pair!  And in case you are wondering what you would wear them with, anything or everything!  They are considered a neutral.  I stopped by my local Gabriel Brothers today on my  way home and found a cute pair of leopard sneakers for $7.99!  You know I bought them, right?

Leopard Shoes for Spring

sneakers/ sandals/ flats

And the leopard print sneakers bring me right to my next must have, which is sneakers.  I killed two bird with one stone by getting a leopard pair of sneakers.  And I have a few other pairs already (grey and white).  You wanna know one of my favorite things about sneakers for spring and summer? They hide your toes if you are overdue for that pedi, (or in my case, you haven't gotten one yet since winter- Gasp)!  

Sneakers for Spring

Sneaker Options here here here

Platform Sandals
I am a huge fan of platform sandals, and so glad that they are back, baby!  Thank God I kept some of mine from about 10 years ago, because I will be wearing them this Spring and summer for sure! They add height and they are much more comfy than stilettos,(which I very rarely wear).

Platforms for Spring

Platform options here here here

I love it all, shirts, dresses, skirts, and scarves.  It doesn't matter how you wear it, just get some!

Gingham for Spring

shirt/ dress

Peep Toe Booties
This is another shoe that is great for both spring and fall.  I love them and as a matter of fact I just ordered a pair in the same color brown as the top left ones.  

Open Toes Booties for Spring

Options here here here

Shirt Dress
A shirt dress is another item that I feel is just a classic staple piece.  But some of the ones I have pictured below are a little cool and edgy, I am in love with the long maxi shirt dress!  I already have a white one and a denim one, and will be wearing them again for Spring.

Shirt Dresses for Spring

Shirtdress Options here here here

Loose, Flowy Tops
I am a sucker for a loose fitting, flowy top every day all day long.  They are just so forgiving.  No muffin top people!  And they are also chic.  They are basically the best thing ever, and if they go out of style, I will cry.  

Loose Flowy shirts for Spring

Options here here here

I added a few different types of shoes to my list for Spring, because I am in  need of several pairs of shoes.  I didn't buy much in the way of shoes last Spring or summer, so I am overdue for new ones. Plus, I think even if you can't afford a lot of clothes, shoes can always make your wardrobe feel up to date.  So I plan on spending a lot of my budget just buying shoes.

What do you think of the Spring fashion trends?  Any things I have listed here today that you want to add to your shopping list?  Anything listed that you  hate?  What are your must have items this Spring?  Share away, I want to know if I am missing something!

Please follow my Spring Fashion Pinterest Board for lots  more options for everything I have listed here today.  I have been keeping this board secret until now!!

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Sophisticated Style// Totally Terrific Tuesday// Inspire me Tuesday// Project Inspired//
Confident Twosday// Trend Spin// Style Sessions// Tremendous Tuesday
What I Wore// Random Wednesday// I Feel Pretty// Style me Wednesday// Oh Hey Girl
Whatcha Wearing Wednesday// Mid Week Muse// Trendy Wednesday// Sydney Fashion Hunter
Favorite Things// What I Wore to Work
Weekend Retreat

Friday, March 20, 2015

Master Bathroom Dreaming

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My Dream Bathroom
Mood Board- My Dream Bathroom

How many of you, like me, dream of that perfect master bathroom, that spa like retreat to be shared between just you and your significant other?  Surely I am not the only one who does this on a regular basis.  If that were true, then home decorating/DIY magazines and blogs wouldn't exist now would they?  New Flooring, and tile, and carpet?  Oh my!

This is Supposed to be My Spring Fashion Post

Spring Floral pattern2

Hey all!  Happy first day of Spring!!!  I am so excited to be able to say that, and I am guessing you are too.  I wanted to pop in on this fine morning to tell you that I have an awesome fashion post coming to you very soon.  Do you ever have one of those weeks when you just can’t get it all done?

 Well, I have had one of those weeks. 

In case you didn’t know, in addition to blogging I actually have a full time job.  I had planned on my editorial calendar to post my Spring Fashion Must Haves this morning, and it just isn’t going to happen.  Finally, at about 10 pm last night, I had to face the facts.  I have three kids, and it has been a busy week.  I try to steer clear of posting more than one sponsored post on my blog in one week, and even when I do, I try to still bring you the same amount of posts that I usually put out per week in addition to the sponsored ones.

But this week, I had an opportunity to write a sponsored post (which will go live this evening) that I just couldn’t pass up.  You see, I support my blogging habit through these types of sponsored posts.  That way, the money to run this blog, and the projects I do for this blog, do not come out of our family budget.  Because this was a kind of last minute opportunity, the time I would have spent to write my spring fashion must have post was spent preparing for and writing something else.  If I am going to accept an opportunity to write a sponsored post, I always want it to be a product or service that I can get behind, and I always want to put just as much effort and quality into it as I would anything else I post on my blog.  After all, that is what the product or company is paying me for, right?

Disappointed that this isn't my actual fashion post?, I know!  ( I seriously doubt that anyone reading this is as disappointed as I am…anyone?)

But, on the bright side, I bought a ticket to attend Haven last night- and all with money I made from opportunities that have been brought to me through this blog!  And that, my friends, is a very exciting thing!!  If you don't know what Haven is, you are not a blogger, and you probably don't care.  If you are a blogger, and you are going to Haven, let me know, I would love to connect with you!

Anyhoo, as a result, my fashion post had to be slightly delayed.  But it is definitely in the works, and I am hoping to have it live by tomorrow morning.  So I do hope that you will come back and take a gander at it.  Because I have been planning it for a while and it is going to be fabulous!!!

Lots of great things for Spring- my most favorite time of the year! 

See you on the flip side!

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Dress Up The Sink for Spring

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Softsoap Foaming Hand Soap23

Do you have spring fever yet?  Because I sure do!  I recently started getting all of my winter d├ęcor put away and trying to spruce up and make my home look a little more like spring lately.  I haven’t really had the time yet to get it completely spring-ified, But it is definitely a work in progress.  I started with my kitchen.  A few small tweaks in the kitchen, and I was able to dress up the sink and make it look fresh and clean with a cute new tray, some succulents, and a bottle of some fresh smelling foaming hand soap.