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. 

Simple

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.
oxox,

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28 comments:

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

    <3, Pamela
    sequinsandseabreezes.blogspot.com

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

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  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
    Marianne
    www.goodgirlgoneglam.com

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  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

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  5. Very nice, simple outfit! Love the necklace!
    http://www.fabuloustorture.blogspot.com

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  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
    www.sweatersstripesandsweets.com

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

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  8. Your jeans are adorable! P.s. happy early birthday! x
    www.beataba.blogspot.com

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  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
    www.adrilately.blogspot.com

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

    Heidi D.
    www.wishesandreality.com

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  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!

    www.madeintheshadeblog.com

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  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!!

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

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  14. I LOVE THOSE JEANS!! great post!


    check out my blog please? littlemisscazzie.blogspot.co.uk

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

    Made in Mauve

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

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

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

    Gina - On the Daily Express

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  19. So cute !
    Those booties !!!

    Happy Birthday !

    xx

    http://missluludarling.blogspot.com

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

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  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

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

    -Sharon

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

    Regards,
    http://www.lonelyreload.blogspot.com (A Growing Teenager Diary Malaysia)~~

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

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

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  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. ;-)

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  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!

    http://howtomakehome.blogspot.com

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