Monday, March 30, 2015

Love the Life You Live


I am sure every fashionista can relate--you see something you just love, but you aren't sure the time is right to spend the money. 

I have a rule of thumb--if I still can't get that certain special thing out of my head a few weeks later (and its in the fun thing I like to call a budget), I go ahead and take the plunge!

That was totally the case with these New Balance's from J. Crew. I can't get enough. And, even though me and white anything shoes don't normally play nice together, I am going to do everything in my power to keep these babies clean!






{Shoes: New Balance For J Crew} {Jeans: A&F} {Sweater: AE LOVE} {Tank: Express}
{Bracelet: Loft on sale!} {Ring: Charming Charlie's not online Identical
{Sunnies: Ray-Ban thanks sis!}
 
Did you all have a good weekend??
 
As always, mine went to fast, but it was really nice! I have been letting things I love slack--aka this blog, time with friends, and relaxing with my hubs. I have been feeling a little overwhelmed and instead of that motivating me to get more stuff done--it ends up making me feel stuck, so I do nothing at all.
 
But, after a long talk with a great friend, and spending some meaningful time with God--I am feeling back on track and more like myself! 
 
There are always going to be things I can't change and people I can't please, but I won't let that stop me from loving the life I live :)
 
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38 comments:

  1. Love those perfect sneakers and also loving the hint of blush in this outfit!! xo, Biana - BlovedBoston

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  2. I do the same thing! If I have been thinking about osmehting for weeks I will let myself splurge!
    www.amemoryofus.com

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  3. Wow! this outfit is like a dream, it' so cute! Absolutely love everything about it! <3


    Lovely blog! Kisses from Hungary xoxo

    www.csengespoint.blogspot.hu

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  4. Love the gold detail on those New Balance sneakers. I agree if I can't get something out of my head, I go ahead and make the purchase xo

    Jessica

    the way to my Hart

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  5. I love your rule! I also and glad you could not get those babies out of your head because they are gorgeous!! I also adore that pink sweater, I want to be wrapped up in it!

    XO Chelsea www.shesaidhesaidfashion.com

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  6. Glad you are back and feeling better! Sometimes you just need to refocus on things, because life is so crazy.. And I agree, if you can't get something out of your head, well..it's simply meant to be :) Great find! :)


    Shauna


    www.lipglossandlace.net

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  7. That is a great rule of thumb. I try to do the same. I love the shoes and have been wanting them for a while too. I tried them on in a different color, and I'll be honest, my foot looked huge! I am still on the fence. Anyway, I love them and I love the way you styled them!

    Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

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  8. I do the same thing. I always sleep on it for a few days before making a big purchase. Just to make sure I REALLY want it. Love the gold new balances :)

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  9. I am such an impulse shopper. I wish I could sleep on it!


    http://hashtagliz.com

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  10. I'm glad to hear that you are feeling better now. I hate that "stuck" feeling. I've definitely been there before. I love this cozy looking outfit. So cute!

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  11. Totally worth the splurge they are gorgeous!! I am the same way....if I can't get them out of my mind and they are still available......then I totally go for it!! If they are sold out then it wasn't meant to be!

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  12. The shoes are awesome and I'm a big believer of always buying the shoes -so great choice! I hear ya on getting stuck when you feel overwhelmed, I do the same thing. What helps me is just taking break and getting recentered - which sounds like what you did :ĺ

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  13. Those new balance are so cute! I havent seen that color combo yet either! :)
    www.elizabethamyyy.com

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  14. So jealous. I love those shoes, but I know I would not get the use out of them that they warrant and it would end up being a waste of money. But they are sooo pretty! And I love that you paired them with the blush tones! Great look, Tori!

    Shannon
    Clothes & Quotes

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  15. a little reflection is always good for the soul!! I love your NB sneaks, I have them on my list of must haves, but can't seem to narrow it down to just 1 pair! have a great week!

    xoxo,

    Tara Belle

    Northern Lights –
    Southern Belles

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  16. I love how casual and pretty this outfit is! I love that pretty sweater and those tennis shoes!
    ~~Megan~~
    http://www.poshprime.com

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  17. Those sneaks are adorable! Plus I am sure they are super comfortable so you'll reach for them time and time again! Great buy :)
    xoxo Danielle

    For the Love of Leopard

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  18. Love the slouchy cardigan and the jeans. So comfy yet put together!

    XO

    VanityPear

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  19. Totally love those J.Crew sneakers! So cute! I have a hard time keeping white things white too... LOL! Glad you're feeling more like yourself! Hope you have an amazing week!

    <3, Pamela

    Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  20. I definitely want to pick up a new pair of sneakers this year - there have been so many cute ones that have come out over the past few years and my converse are very.. well loved let's say. I love the gold accents of those! This whole outfit is so casual chic!

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  21. LOVE! Keeping white shoes clean is a serious struggle, but I have faith in your abilities ;)

    Penn&Quill
    xo Robin

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  22. Love your cute and casual look.


    http://www.racheldinh.com

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  23. those are some killer shoes, I love the pop of gold that it adds.

    betheplebeian.com

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  24. I know what you mean, sometimes when I have so much to do, I end up just taking a nap. ;) Love your new shoes!

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  25. Great kicks! Totally worth the dough! You look so pretty! A lot of things get in my way as of late so I know how you feel. keep on keepin on and it will work itself out. Ox
    Marianne

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  26. Super cute! Love them. I am really bad about impulse buying… I have tried to control myself!


    Nikki
    thefashionablewife.com

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  27. Glad you are feeling uplifted! I'm feeling a bit rejuvenated tonight also. I made dinner for the first time in forever, and it's amazing how the simple things like that - the stuff you think don't matter - can truly help your sanity! It was nice.
    And I love those white kicks! I've been on a sneaker kick lately - I really like those! Carylee | more pieces of me

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  28. Super cute shoes!


    astylishlovestory.blogspot.com

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  29. Super cute shoes & love this casual outfit!! Great message Tori to love the life you live! Sometimes it takes that time to just reflect to get you grounded once again. I've been there a few times recently and need to take more time with God as you did, so thanks for this reminder.
    Marta
    www.sweatersstripesandsweets.com

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  30. I love this casual and stylish look! Love the message too, it's easy to get overwhelmed as a blogger!


    Chelsea
    Chow Down USA

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  31. Girl, you are GORGEOUS! Loooooove the shoes! So cute but so comfy!
    What a great feeling when you finally feel more like yourself and are back on track! So happy for you! You have every right to love the life you're living!!

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  32. That's definitely a good rule and I try to step back to see if I really like the item! Those sneakers are super cute! I think they were worth the plunge! Glad to hear you're feeling better!
    xo Adri
    www.adrilately.blogspot.com

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  33. Aren't friend chats just the best for things like that? All you have to do is sit down for a couple of hours and it's like they iron out your whole life, haha. I'm just like you- when I feel too snowed under, I just end up watching a movie marathon or go to bed instead of tackling the giant to-do list. Which prooobably doens't help with the stress. I'm glad you've bounced back from your funk :)

    xo marlen
    Messages on a Napkin

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  34. Those sneakers were the first thing to catch my eye- how cool are they?! Definitely a worthy splurge purchase. :) I know just what you mean about getting into a slacking funk... that's kind of been me lately too, but I'm trying my BEST to get back on track!

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  35. such a cute, sweet look and those sneakers are headed to my house as we speak!

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  36. I could not agree more! If I am still thinking about something a few days/weeks later, I know it is time to take the plunge. I love that this is a mutual philosophy!


    Chelsea
    Ginger Side of Life

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  37. I'm the same way. Sometimes, you just need to step back and if you're still thinking about it, that means it's time to take the plunge.

    I actually really want a pair of those New Balance shoes too, but I haven't found THE pair for me just yet ;)

    Jackie

    Something About That

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  38. Super nice casual look!
    xx
    www.theblackblush.blogspot.pt

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