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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Monday, March 23, 2015

Weekend In Photos

Friday I was lucky enough to be away from the office with Ryan, shooting images for the Fall 2015 Sorel windows. You guys, Fall/Winter for Sorel is way too cute and I can't wait to get my hands on ALL of them! Lucky for you, the one shown below is available NOW!

Per the usual, it rained this weekend. Sunday morning was spent at the track, and of course, I brought along the coffee. If anyone out there is in the Pacific Northwest, I highly suggest you try out Starbucks 'Order Ahead.' I use it all the time--esp. weekday mornings when time is tight. All you have to do is download the Starbucks app, connect your PayPal account, and put in your order! It lets you know when your drink will be ready and you just walk in, skip the line, and grab your drink at the barista station! Beware: you will get dirty looks ;)

After practice, we went to Pacific Pie, down the street from us. For the longest time, this has been our little brunch secret. We'd go there on a Sunday for brunch, and watch the super long line of brunchers across the street at Besaw's while we got our food in no time. Bad news for us, it's been discovered and now you have to wait to get a table! That being said, it's still a great place to grab an Aussie inspired bite, smoothie, or pie!

Sunday evening, the rain gave way just enough for a gorgeous sunset and shiny streets :)

Have a great week, everyone!

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

The Feed. Food for Athletes

Happy St. Patrick's Day! I've teamed up with The Feed to bring you guys a great giveaway...keep reading!

I think we can all agree that Hangry is a necessary addition to the English language. And I wouldn't be surprised if my photo showed up next to the definition in Miriam Webster's. I recently received a Winter Sports Box from The Feed and loved taking all of the snacks along on my adventures to try. (Everyone loves the friend who has snacks!)

Everything is portable and easy to stow away in a pocket or backpack until you're ready for some fuel. I can't tell you how many times the goodies in this box gave me that little extra boost I needed. It's also the perfect size to throw into my desk drawer at work for those afternoons when I've been scrolling through Pinterest or Twitter way too long and I'm starting to doze off.

Whether you're a serious athlete or someone who just likes to snack healthy (we all know those donuts in the break area at work are calling your name)-- The Feed is a great solution for all of your hangry, and questionable food moments.

The best part about The Feed is that you can subscribe! Who doesn't love getting packages in the mail, and on top of that packages you can chow down on. What I love about getting a box like this delivered to my door is that it's full of things that I may have seen in stores, but haven't tried.

The even better part? If you head over to my Instagram, follow The Feed and leave a comment under the picture above about your favorite outdoor activity, you can win you own box from The Feed! Winner will be announced on Wednesday :)

Special thanks to The Feed for sponsoring this post.
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