A Day in the Life of Sweet P & Fi Clothes: Brandi Ballan

As a busy mother of two active children, a wife and a professional, I need my clothes to be easy to wear and extremely versatile.  On any given day, I might have a networking coffee, an executive meeting, a sporting event, a parent-teacher conference and a night out with the girls or with my husband (or any combination thereof!).  That’s one of the reasons I love my outfits from Sweet P & Fi so much.  No matter what my day calls for, I know that I can find the perfect look by mixing and matching my Sweet P favorites with other staples from my wardrobe.

 

On this day, I knew that I had three very different types of engagements on my calendar: a casual breakfast meeting with a friend and colleague, a meeting at the bank with a new client and a dinner out with my husband.  Though I do own some dresses from Sweet P that could have pulled triple duty for all these events with some minor tweaks (dressing up or dressing down with accessories), I decided I’d rather show three different outfits that I put together from my closet. 

 

 

I adore this striped/floral tank and wear it for so many different things!  The material is durable yet flattering and it pairs just as well with cutoff jean shorts as it does with dress pants.  For this breakfast, I decided to mix with some casual leggings as I love to tuck my legs under and get cozy when I’m having having coffee with this particular friend. 

 

After coffee, it was time to stop by home quickly to grab a bite to eat, which was the perfect opportunity for me to change into outfit number two for my more formal meeting that afternoon. 

 

 

This top is currently sold out, but Molly at Sweet P suggested this top as a great professional piece! 

 

This top is PERFECT for work meetings.  Not only is it super professional, but the tie front also makes it really flattering.  I go back and forth between pairing this with a pencil skirt and dress pants, and both work equally well.  I get tons of compliments on this outfit whenever I wear it and it’s also pretty versatile for different seasons as well.  The black and white also makes it really easy to pair with bright pops of color in my jewelry, handbag or shoes. 

 

After a successful meeting and busy afternoon at the office, I was more than ready for a relaxing evening out with my husband.  As I mentioned before, we have two active children, so it’s not all that often that we get some alone time!  I had just enough time to change before we headed out on our dinner date, and I selected this gorgeous flowing top because I knew we’d probably choose to sit on a patio for our dinner. 

 

 

This color is one of my favorites and it goes just as well with black as it does white.  I tend to like pairing it with these white denim capris because it makes for the perfect casual yet romantic date outfit—not too formal, yet still special.  It’s also easy to dress up with some great gold jewelry!  I’ve worn this top during the cooler months as well with a lightweight denim jacket (for casual occasions) and a dressier suit jacket for work meetings.  You can really do a lot with it!

 

So there it is!  A day in the life in my Sweet P clothes, a different look for three very different events.  I really enjoy every aspect of my busy life and I think that selecting great outfits just adds to the sense of fun and excitement I try to bring to my days.