Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Blurred Lines

{Blazer: NY&Co. Similar/Save} {Pants: Sold Out Identical} {Watch: Michael Kors LOVE}
{Shirt: J Crew on sale!} {Necklace: Express adorbs}

It must be the week of song lyrics--but this title perfectly describes how my life has been feeling! I have felt pulled in a million directions striving to make all aspects of my life perfect, but then lines get blurred, and I lose focus on what is important. Life is fast and goes by in an instant, and sometimes I feel like I am always living in the future, waiting for the "next big thing" in my life to happen. And all that accomplishes, is taking away from the joy of the big things happening right now!

So my goal for 2015 (see I am even late on the New Year Resolutions hehe), is to SLOW DOWN, stop striving, start living.

Yes, I want this blog to take off.

Yes, I want my house to be perfectly decorated.

Yes, I want to lose those pesky few pounds and get back in shape.

Yes, I want to be a better wife.

Yes, I want to make everyone happy.

But, life is messy! Life is anything but perfect. And, because of my profound faith in God-I know what is meant to happen will happen. I don't need to kill myself striving for it all. 

I plan on laying it down in God's hands and relying on his strength to get me through. He will give me the wisdom, guidance, and divine appointments in my life to lead me down the path HE has chosen for me. 

Anyone else need to just take time to breathe and enjoy the season you are in?

And, yes I am wearing sequin pants for the second time in one month, in my defense, the first pair were black :) Sequins make me happy!

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  1. I love how all these seemingly neutral pieces come together for one striking outfit!! Loving the sequin pants! I echo your thoughts too...the Husband and I were just talking about this last night. I too should heed your advice :-)
    Kellie @

  2. This outfit is so cool! That sweater looks so soft and I love the bow top. Those sequin pants are too fun!

  3. First off, I thought you were wearing shorts! I almost died (cause I know it's cold, we're at -17) and second AMEN! It's hard to slow down and let things take the course God has given when you're a planner, like me, and it's something that I am learning very slowly.

    Ps, I might go buy sequin pants now just for the sake of having shiny pants.

  4. Amen my friend! Life is messy, unpredictable, and beautiful all at the same time. I am always in this back and forth of striving, giving it to God, striving, ... You're beautiful inside and out! Love those fancy pants.

    Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

  5. LOVE these pants!! and this is such a great post! I feel like we are always trying to do better and we are just going through the motions versus living life. Thanks for sharing, you look great!

  6. Get it girl! I am loving those sequin leggings!


  7. love that top

  8. I can understand where you're coming from. As a wife, mother, friend, daughter, sister ... (and the list goes on) I struggle trying to be the perfect role for everything. It's hard, but sometimes you just need a little TLC and quiet time. And btw I am SO loving this outfit.. the sequin leggings are amazing!!!

  9. Girl you have such fantastic curves and I love how much fun you are having in these photos. You seem like an awesome gal. Your goals also sound great. Sending you lots of warm wishes for 2015!

  10. Ok first off how fabulous are these pants?! Second, I think you've chosen a very worthy goal! Sometimes when I'm getting overwhelmed it really helps to stop and think about how there is already a plan for me - sometimes you just have to loosen the reigns and let Him guide you!

  11. Ummm, NEVER apologize for sequin pants! I would wear the everyday if I have enough pairs -- which I hope to do one day! Lol!


  12. in love, these sequin pants are too cute! I would wear these daily.

    XO Chelsea

  13. Those pants are fantastic! Good luck on all of your goals!

  14. Those pants!!! So obsessed!! You look Gorg and yes to yor goal! Sometimes slowing down and letting things happen is the key to success!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

  15. Love your pants! And good luck with all your goals - you're amazing!

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  16. First of all, you and this entire outfit is gorg. I want it! And YES, I feel the exact same way. I just want to slow down and enjoy this year too <3

  17. First of all- these pants- umm, AMAZING! You look like you're ready for the red carpet! I just love seeing the chic outfits you put together.
    Second, yes! I totally need to breathe and enjoy the place I'm at in life and let God take over the "big stuff". All in HIS timing, right? :)

  18. You look ahhmazing girly!! LOVE these pants & the monochrome look is so pretty. I agree we just need to put all our faith in God and whatever is meant to be and part of our plan will fall into place.

  19. Those pants are fabulous and look killer on you! Love love love!
    xo Danielle

    For the Love of Leopard

  20. Love the sequin pants, I like all things sparkly !

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  21. First of all I need those pants and I'm obsessed with this whole fabulous look! It's so easy to get ahead of yourself in this crazy life but it seems like you caught yourself before it went too far. Being introspective will get you everywhere! Keep on keeping on girl! Xo

  22. I adore all the shades of beige/brown! Those pants are just amazing! And I know where you are coming from.There are so many things that can pull you in different directions, but enjoying the moment is so important too!

  23. Those pants are so fun!

    God bless,

    XO, Claire


  24. Hello sassy gold pants. Love this girly outfit with fabulous light neutrals. Happy Valentine's Tori!!

    <3 Ada.

  25. Love those gold pants, you look fabulous!
    xo, Victoria

  26. I love your sequin pants! you made a good point about instead of enjoying the things that are actually happening we are waiting for the "next big thing to happen" so true. Thanks for that reminder!

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  27. Beautiful post! Love your outfit and the peace you seem to have about this coming year.

    Jennifer Ashley

  28. Well said Tori. I love how honest your writing style is because I think we have all been there and understood the complexity of conflicting priorities. But on a lighter note, I love how cute these photos are!

    Ginger Side of Life

  29. Get out of here with this fabulousness - absolutely love this outfit!! xo, Biana - BlovedBoston

  30. Better late than never on the resolutions! And you're doing better than me because I haven't made any! Your sequin pants are so fabulous!

  31. love that creamy bow sweater! and love with the sparkly pants!!

    lacee swan

  32. Tori I can't even tell you how much this speaks to me! I'm struggling with where I am in life and where I hoped I would be by this time. Like you said the best we can do is leave it god's hands and whatever is meant to be will be! Thank you for sharing your thoughts Tori! Love the sequin pants and the pretty color combo! :) Rita @

  33. I love the neutral colours in this outfit, and the sparkly pants are just awesome! What a look!


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