Before and After:  Taking it Up a Notch with Sweet P & Fi

I love it when my friends come over to visit.  Because I work from home and have two small kids, it’s tough for me to get out sometimes and have that nice relaxed lunch with friends or attend a happy hour get together to recharge and hear all the latest gossip!  However, what I DO have going for me is that when I invite my friends over, they know they can do some shopping in the Sweet P & Fi room! 

The other day, my awesome friends Ashli (you can find her and her amazing blog at and Erin came over to chat and catch up, and like usual, we ended up trying on clothes.  It’s pretty hard to resist, especially since I’d just gotten a new shipment in and I was dying to see what some of those pieces looked like on real people!!  As we started trying on items, it struck me how versatile our clothes were and how they could easily be changed up depending on where you were going and what your day involved.  So I thought, why not do a blog on it? 

Erin, who had just come from the gym, was decked out in some…ahem…can we say not so stylish athletic attire?  I mean, if you’re gonna go to the gym, go in style!  This was the perfect opportunity for me to outfit her in a pair of pants from our new athletic line.  Just take a look at the before and after! 



Next up was this super cute army green top.  Ashli shows how this top can go from some casual front porch sittin’ (and visiting with my daughter!) to a stylish out-on-the-town outfit with just a few accessories!  There’s nothing we like better than comfort and versatility, and this top has it all! 



This dress is another of our favorites! 

At first glance, it looks like a super-casual, comfy dress that feels like pajamas but looks cute enough to go out and about.  However, once we threw a denim vest and some accessories on Ashli, it suddenly turned it into a trendy conversation-starter that would be great for a party or to teach a class in.  Who knew this dress could change so dramatically??   

We all know graphic tees are all the rage lately - here we're going to show you how to take it from comfy casual - to cute, comfy, and stylish!  We started with our new "Mom Life" tee then added our grey leopard cardigan.  


Our final transformation is what we called ‘From Drab to Fab!’.  Ashli threw on one of her plain tees, which of course looked cute on her because she looks cute in everything, but we wanted to see how we could dress it up.  Introducing…the taupe ruffled vest! Ashli was a little afraid of the vest at first, but she loved it once she put it on!   



I love this vest for two reasons.  First, the color goes with absolutely ANY color out there.  Seriously, I put it up next to every single thing in my closet (and there are a lot of things in my closet as you can imagine) and it looked awesome.  Second, the ruffles and crocheted racerback details just take this vest over the top.  It’s not a vest, it’s not an accessory, it’s a focal point!  It’s also great for any season as it pairs just as well with a tank as it does a long-sleeved sweater. 

One of my goals at Sweet P is to always bring in items that are not only affordable, but also can be made into so many different types of outfits depending on what you already have in your closet.  I hope you liked seeing my friends show you how some of these new items can be changed up in a flash!!