Thursday, November 13, 2014

Not Reinventing The Wheel

{Button-Down: Old Navy} {Vest: Old Navy} {Pants: Old Navy}
{Booties: Target} {Cuff: @ShopBLovely} {Necklace: Edith Marie Jewelry on sale)

Hi, My name is Tori--remember me? I have felt so MIA from the blogging world this week and it sucks! But, sometimes life just gets in the way! Our home buying situation has gotten complicated, my pug is really suffering with his arthritis, and to top it off--I washed my IPhone last night with my comforter (ending to that story...fried). 

But, today is a new day and God is faithful to see me through it all! My old Droid is working for now, so that is a blessing. We got more worked out with the housing yesterday. And now I can focus on getting Geno better! Anyone have dogs with arthritis that have any suggestions on how to help when they have a BAD flare up?! (he is already on medicine)

All that to say--when it comes to trends, you don't always have to reinvent the wheel to rock them! Buffalo plaid has been huge this year. But, I don't have time to think about some super cool way to style it--I want it to be easy. What could be more easy than throwing the plaid on with some black pants, a vest, and booties?! Out the door in five minutes and no precious brain cells wasted (trust me--I need all the ones I have left right now ha!)

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  1. I love that buffalo plaid top!
    The Style Storm
    <3, Christina

  2. Tori, what a week!! I'm sorry. I know when one of our dogs is sick, I am so distraught. Moving is always so stressful. And to top it off, your phone. Ugh. He is faithful. We've had kind of a hard season as well. Although not fun, I am learning to trust Him in new ways. Sending you love! On a fashion related note, no reason to reinvent the wheel when you look this good!!

    xo, Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

  3. Yikes - I'm hoping the rest of the week is easier for you and hopefully your pup starts to feel better!! I totally know what you mean about not reinventing the wheel!! If it looks good, don't try to fix it!! Great outfit girl!!

  4. Sorry to hear about this rough week you are having:( But you are right God will always see you through, we had a rough few months and through his grace we made it and all has started to work out for the better.
    Now on to your super cute outfit, love the buffalo plaid shirt and that you kept it simple!

  5. Love it with the vest and the bow necklace! Why fix what isn't broken?? :-)
    Kellie @

  6. I must add a red buffalo shirt to my closet. Plus red+black is my favorite color duo so I clearly love this outfit. I must say all the jewelry you chose matches perfectly too, keeping in mimd that gold zipper of the puffer vest.

    Cute Fall look all in all, Ms. Tori.

    Have a great weekend, beautiful!!

  7. great fall look

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  8. Way too cute!! Loving the buffalo check with the puffer! Such a perfect Fall look and I love that it looks like your going to go chop that wood behind you! ;)

  9. I don't have a buffalo plaid shirt yet, but I still want one. So sorry to hear about your phone and your puppy, not good. Hope things look up soon!

  10. Hey, beautiful blog and I'm following on bloglovin! Gorgeous outfit <3 x

  11. Oh Tori, I feel ya! Things have been crazy difficult for me too lately, and I am trying to hold onto faith as well! Thanks for the reminder that He will be faithful! :) On a fashion note- I am loving the buffalo plaid trend. You look fantastic and now I'm inspired to buy into the buffalo, too!! Sending love your way my friend!! xoxo

  12. So sorry to hear about all of the struggles - hopefully things are on the up and up! As far as this look goes - I am loving it! Sometimes simple is better! The all black base let's the buffalo check shirt really shine!
    xoxo Danielle
    For the Love of Leopard

  13. I love this fun fall outfit! The plaid top is perfect with that black vest. I loooove the pretty bow necklace too!

  14. I am so sorry about Geno, UGH good vibes your way love!! You look fabulous though, loving the plaid shirt with the vest!! Thinking of you!

    XO Chelsea

  15. Love it! Simple and adorable. I have been wearing this shirt SO often since I bought it:)

  16. Love the buffalo plaid with the vest and the blow necklace is a great touch. so sorry you are having to deal with so much at once, but at least you look good while doing it!

    Whitney & Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

  17. Love the top and vest! With three pugs, I've had the luck of never having to deal with arthritis problems, but I hope your little puggy starts feeling better! I hate when they're not feeling 100% ;(

    Because I'm Obsessed

  18. Love this look! I've been obsessing over buffalo plaid lately! So sorry to hear about the house complications, your pup's arthritis and washing your phone! Hope things get better for you soon!

    <3, Pamela

  19. You look great! I agree, not every look has to be the most unique and crazy!

    Michaela || The Monogrammed Midwesterner

  20. Love this - simple, put together, perfect for fall :)

    Kristina does the Internets

  21. What a cute look, I love the necklace!

    xx Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

  22. I agree! Easy looks are the best when you have lots going on! I hope everything slows down and your dog starts to feel better soon! You look so cute!

  23. I am so sorry to hear about your troubles - hope it gets better soon! You look great though - I love your shirt!

    - Deniz

  24. I love this outfit!! I've been trying to find a good pair of black jeans like those!! I'm gonna head to Old Navy soon :)

  25. I love this! Sometimes it's not to just put on a simple outfit and call it a day! But I am seriously in love with the shirt and vest. Not to mention that necklace is so freaking cute!

  26. I'm all for simple and this outfit is perfect! Sorry to hear about your doggie, I hope he starts feeling better soon. I wish I had some tips for you, but haven't crossed that bridge yet with my dogs.
    I hope you have a great, relaxing weekend!

  27. Oh I am so sorry to hear about your dog, Tori...wish I knew something (anything) that would help! On a completely different note, I am absolutely loving your plaid top, I am on the hunt for a buffalo plaid top, they are so perfect! Good luck with everything and try to enjoy the weekend!

    Clothes & Quotes

  28. :( I am also sorry to hear about your pup and I think it is so brave that you have shared your story here. Good luck with everything!


  29. Such an adorable way to style your buffalo plaid! Hope Geno feels better!



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