Friday, August 22, 2014

Simplifying 27

{Shirt: J. Crew} {Boyfriend Jeans: A&F} {Booties: Body Central Fall Version}
{Agate Necklace: Earth Inspired Chic 15% off with code Tori15} {Sunnies: Aldo}

This weekend is a big one for me-- the BIG 2-7 that is! As I head into my late twenties I can't believe where I have been, am learning to love where I am at, and am so excited for what lies ahead.

I thought this whole outfit kinda signifies what I want my 27th year of life to look like. 


Here are a list of a few goals:
  • Enjoy just being in the moment (not worried about laundry or work that still needs done)
  • Learn to say no to things that don't grow me
  • Learn to say yes to new adventures and step out of my comfort zone
  • Allow God to lead the way--let go my false sense of control
  • Accept that more is not always better and strive to live with less
  • Serve others with an open heart and try to be a blessing
  • Love with vulnerability and whole heartily
I have lived my life always looking ahead to the next big thing--all while wearing myself out along the way. For a high strung perfectionist--this stuff doesn't come easy. But doggone it--I am going to do my best :)

Hope you all have a great weekend. I get to spend mine with some of my best girlfriends doing some shopping. O and my hubby said he already got my present (and I haven't asked for anything ha!) so this could be interesting ;)

Also, check out my fun feature on Adri Lately (who is one of sweetest blogger ever, this girl can pull off a shift dress like no one business!) to see all my Fall Fashion Cravings HERE.



  1. Love a good casual look and you are killing it girl! So cute!

    <3, Pamela

  2. Happy Early Birthday! Love how simply styled this outfit is!

  3. Happy Birthday lovely girl! I love your goals and what you said about false sense of control. Oh boy do I have that! So hard to realize that you really don't have control over much! Great words my lady and I love those jeans! Looking fabulous and I I hope you have a great great birthday weekend! xo

  4. Happy birthday! I had many of the same thoughts when I turned 27. Where did the time go?! I too struggle with control and have to remind myself to give it back to the Lord. Love your easy, stylish outfit.

    xo, Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

  5. Very nice, simple outfit! Love the necklace!

  6. Happy Birthday!!! Those are great goals & I'm still working on improving all those things and I'm much older then you girl, ha! You look great in this casually chic outfit!
    Have a great weekend:)
    Marta, xo

  7. Hope you have an amazing birthday weekend girl!!

  8. Your jeans are adorable! P.s. happy early birthday! x

  9. Hope you have one heck of a birthday weekend!!! Wishing you an amazing 27!
    P.s. I'm glad to hear I'm doing a good job with the shift dresses;)
    xo Adri

  10. Hope you have a wonderful birthday weekend! Love your necklace in these photos!

    Heidi D.

  11. Hope your bday is great! I love your goals, they are good ones! And I love the simplicity of the outfit - the necklace is gorgeous!

  12. Happy Birthday!! Love this look and love your birthday goals. So many good ones in there - sounds like 27 is going to be a great year for you!!

  13. Happy birthday! I love this look- so simple and cute!

  14. I LOVE THOSE JEANS!! great post!

    check out my blog please?

  15. Great outfit. i absolutely love that necklace
    Also, Happy Birthday!

    Made in Mauve

  16. Welcome to 27! Doesn't feel any I turned 27 in June and I feel like that # just seems so old! When did we grow up!? Ahh!

  17. Happy Birthday my sweet friend! I love this simple outfit and I love your hair even more! xoxo

  18. HAPPY (early) birthday to you!!! Love your accessories so much here! Great bracelet stack and fabulous necklace!

    Gina - On the Daily Express

  19. So cute !
    Those booties !!!

    Happy Birthday !


  20. Wait, when is your bday? Mine is Sunday! Except I wish I was turning 27! ;)

  21. Happy Birthday! Hope it is a wonderful new year. It seems like you have exactly the right outlook on life, and I wish you all the best.

    Chic on the Cheap

  22. Happy birthday! Hope it's a wonderful one!!


  23. First time visits here, nice blog and sharing, I wish you to have a happy day~ =D

    Regards, (A Growing Teenager Diary Malaysia)~~

  24. Happy Birthday girl! Hope you're having a wonderful birthday weekend!
    Red Reticule

  25. stunning casual look! perfect for everyday and the necklace is making it so outstanding!

  26. Happy Belated 27th Tori!! I have been on vacation, otherwise I'd have wished you sooner. This post was beautiful, raw and heart-felt. Many great things you have coming up and looking forward to your 27th year!!

    P.S. Let us know what your hubby gifted you. ;-)

  27. Happy belated birthday! You have some great goals, those are things I'm working on too! And you look great, I love pretty yet casual pieces and you pull them off!


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