Saturday, May 16, 2015

Spring with Black on Black

Spring? Check. Warm weather? Um, no. I think since it has been 'officially spring' we've had only a few days warm enough to actually wear spring appropriate clothing. The dark and mostly rainy Portland days have me grabbing sweaters, leggings, and coats almost everyday.

Up until the past year or so, I've hardly ever worn black. I've always identified with Punky Brewster when it came to decorating and clothing myself. My motto in the past was always 'the more color the better'. If you look in my closet now, times have changed :)

My favorite part of this outfit are the laces I swapped out on the SOREL Joan of Arctic Wedges. Wish I could show you the pair of shoes they came off of but it's a pair of yet to be released SOREL boots ;)

One more thing--work has been absolutely crazy. Planning for upcoming PR trips has gotten out of control--all on top of my regular job duties writing for and monitoring social for Columbia Sportswear. Lots of fun things in the works, but man, when I get home I don't want to be anywhere near a computer! I'm hoping to get back into a rhythm of posting again to keep myself sane!

Monday, April 27, 2015

The Art of Sneakers

If there's one thing that will always be true about my style--I'm a sneaker girl through and through. After work I come home, kick off the sandals, wedges, heels and slip into a pair of comfy sneakers. If we had enough room, I'd add more and more, but--I don't want to push the fiancé out of the picture because of too many shoes :)

What makes a great pair of sneaks? They're versatile enough to wear from the trail to the pavement. I'm not one for running, so it is important to me that my shoes can stand up to a hike through the forest and are still stylish enough to accompany me on errands or meet a friend for drinks.

Color is also key. Like I said, if it weren't for space issues, I'd own every color sneaker out there! It was even hard for me to choose this pair because it comes in SO MANY different colors!

So here's to Ryan and I finding a new place to live so I can get more shoes, jk. But no, really, that wouldn't be a bad thing ;)

I hope everyone has a wonderful week. It's supposed to be sunny and warm...ish in Portland for at least the next 7 days!

Monday, April 13, 2015

New To Stripes

Free People Tunic // Frame Denim Skinny Jeans // Crocodile Clutch // SOREL Medina Rain Heels

Y'all, I have NEVER been a stripes kind of person...EVER! I don't know if it's me about to turn 30 this year or what, but everything I've been gravitating toward lately has been stripes! I've had to say to myself,"No, Tori. Put that back, you have 3 other things in your hands that have stripes on them!"

My co-worker, Sam, wore this tunic to work and I'd been secretly admiring it. A couple weeks ago, I finally found it online and had to have it. (Sorry for jacking your style, Sam! I wanted to look cute too!) If you haven't noticed, I only wear things that are extremely comfortable and could double as pajamas at a moment's notice. I've had to hold myself back from wearing it to work every week and I think Ryan got sick of seeing me in it every weekend. BUT. I. LOVE. IT!

You can pair this with heels or, if wearing it out for errands or work, I also wear these F21 perforated slip-ons. This top also comes in 4 colors and don't think I haven't contemplated buying one for each day of the week!

Happy Monday!

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Spring Stripes

You guys, I am not kidding when I say it has been SO cold in Portland! 

There was a possibility that I was going to travel to Texas this week for work, so naturally, I checked the weather on my iPhone. The next morning, I woke up, checked my phone and was like,"Oh wow! It's going to be 75 degrees and sunny today!" It wasn't until Ryan and I were almost to the office that he asked me what the weather for the weekend was going to be like. I took out my phone and saw that the weather was still on DALLAS not Portland! So, I'd dressed for a warm and sunny day, when in reality it was going to be 55 and rainy :)

Just wanted to tell you guys that funny story. Needless to say, these photos were not taken on one of our recently rainy days, but a rare semi-warm PDX day a few weeks ago.

I LOVE this outfit. I purchased this striped dress and had no idea how to spice it up until I randomly came across this vest and knew it'd be the perfect match. I'm obsessed with this Madewell cuff and pretty much wear it with every outfit.

I'm super excited because I've got two short work weeks in a row which means three day weekends here I come! (hands in air emoji)

Monday, April 6, 2015

Chilly Spring Days

F21 Faux Leather-Paneled Coat // F21 Cowl Neck Sweater (similar) // SOREL Medina II Rain Heel

Spring is here! Buuut, the past few weeks, it's been colder than winter. Ryan and I have been sleeping with the heater on and the first thing I do after work is jump into my warm pajamas. This past weekend was no exception when it came to chilly weather.

I purchased this coat at the end of the season, thank goodness, and I finally had an excuse to yank off the tags. The photos don't do it justice, but the bottom half is faux leather and contrasts nicely with the top. I basically live in this cowl neck sweater. I love how large the neck is--perfect for days when you don't want to wear a scarf.

From the minute I saw this pair of Medinas during a preseason meeting, I knew I had to have them! I counted down the days until they were released. If you want to look extra fancy in the rain, these are the way to go...but they're great for sunny days too.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Easter Alternative | Part II

This second Easter Sunday outfit alternative is my favorite by far. I knew I wanted to add this one to the blog because I received SO many compliments at work. I'm not really a pink person, but I love this moto jacket! It is the perfect shade of soft pink and easily makes a simple outfit look extremely put together. 

Jennifer, of Blooming Lotus Jewelry, and I crossed paths on Instagram. Though we've never met, I can safely say that Jennifer is a kindred spirit. She has such a kind heart and makes all of her pieces with great intention. She sent me the 'California Dreaming' stack last week and I've been working my outfits around it because I love it so much!

I hope everyone has a fun (and relaxing) Easter weekend!

Monday, March 30, 2015

Easter Alternative | Part I

F21 Cowl Neck Sweater // Top Shop Moto 'Leigh' Ripped Jeans //
F21 Triangle Charm Necklace // Noonday Bracelet  c/o // SOREL Toronto Lace Boots c/o

Growing up in the south, Easter Sunday was always a huge deal. You had a special 'Easter Sunday' dress, which was purchased just to wear on Easter. Church, relatives in town, egg hunts, candy, and a huge lunch that would turn into dinner (and a nap.)

Since I moved away from Texas, Easter hasn't been THAT big of a deal anymore since I'm not near family. The look above is great for a casual Sunday spent with family or friends. I love this sweater because it is SO soft and lightweight--perfect for brunch. Aaaand, wouldn't be uncomfortable to post-brunch nap in too :)

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