Tuesday, March 31, 2015

| A Touch Of Lace |

Hi my loves!
My most favorite look is all black. I try to make it not so depressing by adding this grey sweater! Its so easy and classic at the same time. I decided to wear this black lace tank to add a little bit of girly flare to the outfit. Although, I don't really love that I'm basically a lint collector through out the day, but hey, you can't win them all! 

"For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us." Romans 8:18 ESV 
[For any other lady who needed to hear that verse today as much as I did!]

What I'm wearing:
Tank: Scout & Cloth // Sweater: Forever 21 // Jeans: Nordstrom // Shoes: Target // Bracelets: Alex and Ani // Necklaces: Forever 21 + Tiffany & Co. //

Monday, March 30, 2015

| My favorite Spring Sweater |

Happy Monday Loves!
I hope you all had a fantastic weekend! My sweet baby, Jax was sick all weekend with pneumonia and we didn't do much. Just had a really low key family weekend snuggling in bed and watching more basketball then I cared for, lol. 

Just so you guys know, I had been eyeing this sweater when it first came out at Anthropologie. They are a little on the expensive side so I wait before I buy anything there to see if they have a sale or something. They didn't. But you know what they say, "if you can't stop thinking about it, buy it!" So I did. And it was SO worth it. I've had it for a couple months now and Ive worn it already like a dozen times. I feel like I always talk about "staples" in your closet but this is definitely one of them! It is one of those shirts that you can dress up or down by just changing your accessories. 
Hope you all have an awesome Monday! 

PS. Don't forget to head over to Go Shout Love to pick up your Tshirt before the month is up! You only have until tomorrow to get one + thank you so much for everyone who bought one! from the bottom of my heart my family is so touched by everyones support!!!

What I'm wearing:
TOP: Anthropologie // BOTTOMS: Asos // SHOES: Nordstrom // BAG: Tory Burch // NAILS: Essie Mint Candy Apple //
Friday, March 27, 2015

| My Everyday Makeup |

Happy Friday Beauties!
I have had a lot of questions for what I'm using for my everyday makeup and people are surprised when they find out that almost all of it is drug store! You don't have to spend an arm + a leg on makeup to have a flawless face. Ive tried all the high end foundations out there and they collect dust in my makeup drawer because the one I use everyday is a drugstore foundation! So here is my go to makeup for everyday! Thanks for stopping by loves & have a great weekend! 

L'oreal Revitalift Miracle Blur Primer // Foundation Applied with Sephora PRO full coverage airbrush (#53) // Revlon Color Stay Whipped Foundation in True Beige // Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit (Havana for bronzer + Sand to highlight) // Melba blush by MAC // NYX HD Concealer // NYX HD Finishing Powder with Kabuki Brush to set everything // NYX Creme Brûlée' for Lips //

NAKED 1 - Urban Decay Palette (Smog for all over lid) // NYX Two Timer Eye Kohl + Felt Tip Liner // Makeup Forever Smoky Extravagant Mascara // Younique 3D fiber Mascara //

If you have any questions about applying the makeup or would like to see a tutorial leave a comment below or email me! Don't forget to follow me on Instagram (@exploratorifashion) and please subscribe with your email if you haven't already!

Thursday, March 26, 2015

| The Princess Inside |

"From Gods point of view, you, too, are a princess. After all, He is a king, and you've chosen to follow Him, He has adopted you as His daughter. Your past is wiped away, and your future is defined by His adoption of you." -- Sally Clarkson

How do you see yourself? Unless you're a five year old I bet you didn't say a princess, did you? If you see yourself that way then I am so proud of you! You have a maturity that most of us women crave daily. In the book I'm reading right now, Sally Clarkson talks about owning your true identity and learning to listen to the new voices instead of the ones we all have convincing us we aren't good enough, pretty enough or cool enough. 

It got me thinking. Oh how I yearn to be mature in that aspect. I struggle with that, a lot. I constantly compare myself to other women (don't we all?). I think mostly I let what other people think define who I think I am but in reality I know that the only one who I should be worrying about is God. And guess what? He thinks you're pretty awesome! As I'm growing up I've learned a couple of things. Things that I want to share with you in case, like me, you struggle with self image and truly seeing yourself as God does.

1. If you allow other peoples opinions of you to determine how you feel about yourself you are letting those negative people control you. Through social media I have had a lot of positive comments/emails etc. but for every 20 good comments there are 1 or 2 bad. I used to let those couple bad things people said affect me so much. Not everyone is going to love you and not everyone is going to love everything you say and do but I am learning that I am exactly who God intended me to be. And I should never feel bad about that. 

"You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mothers womb. Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous -- how well I know it." Psalm 139:13-14 NLT

2. When you are loving God closely you can see your true self. I have been trying very hard to be intentional with making quality time for me and God. Now, I fail at this most days and honestly I notice a difference. When I am deep in His word and covering myself with his promises and truths daily I am more likely to see myself how God sees me. But when I am rushing through my morning devotional just to check another thing off my list I am cheating myself out of more than I think. My day seems completely disorganized and I don't feel "myself". I feel like the person that the devil wants me to believe I am. Not worthy, insecure and more of the ugly step sister than the princess I know God sees me as. 

3. Identify your self worth and beauty by what the bible says, not based on what the world identifies it as. One of the most important things I have learned is that outer beauty is fleeting but a girl/women who has a kind heart and treats people nicely radiates a beauty that no amount of makeup, botox or weight loss can measure up to! 

You are all so beautiful and when you realize that, you will truly capture God's intention for where he wants us to live. Living in the truth that we are all princesses and deciding to like yourself just as you are because the King of the universe loves us as we are. 

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

| A Little Fringe |

Hello Beauties!
Happy Wednesday, I hope you all are enjoying this week! Who else wishes it was Friday?! Haha.  On to my outfit. This is one of those easy breezy outfits that I seriously love. I know the head band isn't for everyone so you don't have to wear it but I just like adding a little something extra. Festival season is among us so I'm embracing it :) These booties have become one of my favs and they are from Target! Nothing better than something cute and cheap! Am I right?! AND these jeans were $40 from necessary clothing, check out the website everything is reasonably priced and I seriously  wear these jeans probably 4 times a week! 

PS. Lip color I am wearing is the one Britt from the bachelor wears, its Cherry Picking by wet n wild. It doesn't look the same on me just cause she has bigger lips then me + a different skin tone so I mix it with wet n wild pinkerbell or I will wear india intrigue by revlon. 
Tuesday, March 24, 2015

| Bringing Back the Tie-Dye |

I'm bringing tie dye back! Ok, well its always been around but lately I've been feeling awfully boho-ish and so tie dye just fits in with that. I've always gravitated towards tops that are comfy and have a flow to them. After you had a baby you don't want to wear anything tight fitting because well, you don't have a 6 pack, ha! Some of you women have your 16 year old abs like two months after giving birth, please teach me your ways cause the struggle is real over here!! Anyways,  these shoes are always a go to for me and so are these jeans. If you have good staples in your closet picking out outfits is SO much easier! Thanks for stopping by loves! 
XOXO <3 Tori

What I'm wearing:
Shirt: forever 21 // Jeans: nordstrom // Shoes: windsor store // necklace: nordstrom // 
Monday, March 23, 2015

| Mondays Are Made for Boyfriend Jeans |

Hey babes!
One of the reasons I started my blog was so that people could find a blog that was compiled of not just "trends" and "the latest fashion" but also a place where they could find every day wear. My problem with a lot of blogs is that the outfits aren't practical, sure they are SUPER cute and I would love to rock it but it just doesn't fit into my lifestyle now. So this look is geared towards my favorite comfy look. Boyfriends jeans, a tee and a cute pair of sneakers. I even said to my husband while taking these pictures, "I wish I could wear this outfit everyday!". This is one of those looks everyone can pull off and its totally got those Monday vibes. I hope you guys have an awesome week and try to find the positive in your day! 
All my love, 

what I'm wearing: 
Jeans: Forever 21 // Top: Old Navy // Shoes: Tory Burch // Bag: AEO //
Sunday, March 22, 2015

|| Sunday Best ||

This outfit stole my heart when I saw it on one of my favorite websites to shop, Scout and Cloth. She has amazing clothing items that make a statement and are classic enough to fit in with your every day style. I honestly wish she had a store in my town because I would only shop there. I love clothing shops that exactly portray my style and her shop does that. Pairing together patterns may seem like a crazy idea but when this sweater and skirt came together it was magic :) I hope you guys are having a fantastic weekend! 
XOXO, Tori

what i'm wearing:
Shoes: Nordstrom // Top: Scout and Cloth // Skirt: Scout and Cloth // Bag: Tory Burch // Rings: Pandora + David Yurman // Watch: Michael Kors // Bracelets: David Yurman + Rocksbox //

Monday, March 16, 2015

|| Workout -- Spring Addition ||

So its officially starting to be spring. The birds are chirping and the snow is melting, woohoo! I am so done with winter and everything it brought us. I feel like winter was just a depressing season and I am SO happy it is coming to an end.

Onto the outfit. I have been working out pretty regularly lately and something that keeps me motivated to go to the gym is cute workout clothes (shallow I know) but I can't help it. These workout leggings from Victoria Secret scream spring to me so I just had to have them! Not to mention they are super comfortable and not restricting at all!

What I'm Wearing:
Pants: Victoria Secret // Sweatshirt: Pink // Tank: Pink // Sportsbra: Nike // Sneakers: Nike // Water Bottle: Target // Nails: Essie Tarte Deco // Necklace: "j" Tiffany & Co.
Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Whats New Wednesday!


Hi Friends!

I am busy. Or I have been more busy than ever with the passing week. This week for me is about REST REST REST and more REST. Not just sleeping or napping or kicking my feet up. I want to be intentional with my resting time. I want to bury my face in a good book or share my resting time with God. 

Whether its friends telling me or my devotional (in all three that I do) I definitely feel the holy spirit pushing me to rest more. I have been so overwhelmed with Jaxon's diagnosis and moving to a new house and just life in general that I forgot to slow down and just take some time to be with my family + God daily. I mean, I'm always with Jax but I really mean being present and in the moment, that is so important to me. So I am going to be turning off my phone for a good two hours during the day + just "be".  Will you join me? 

I know its hard for some of you that have multiple kiddies or work full time. But will you join me in being present and intentional with your time? I know that I want to leave a legacy with my family + my friends but I can't do that when my face is being blinded by my iPhone screen. Maybe you don't have that problem of being pulled into the "app world" and good for you if you don't! But I know some days I spend hours focusing on Instagram + emails + all those addicting candy games. I hope I'm not the only one who struggles with this! And I know I'm not. 

How are you going to be intentional with your resting time? I would love to hear your answers. You can leave a comment below or email me. (

Happy Wednesday! 
xoxo, tori
Monday, March 9, 2015

|| Mom Meets Boho ||

So in honor of us being moved into the new house I decided to do my first outfit post (since taking a break) in front of our front door. It only seemed appropriate. {Btw, after this we got locked out of the house. It ended with us having to smash Mark's car window to get the keys to the house. Welcome to the neighbor hood, am I right?} Anyways, this is what I like to call mom meets boho. I love this top because it was cheap {Forever 21} and its so practical for the temps right now and will be super easy for the spring + summer with a pair of shorts! Its flowy which I LOVE + goes with so much! Thanks for stopping by and I hope you all had a great weekend! 

xoxo, tori.

What I'm Wearing:
TOP: Forever 21 // JEANS: Nordstrom {cheaper pair here} // SHOES: Target // TANK: Target //