Tuesday, October 31, 2017

This Week's Pretty Outfits - Crisp Fall White

Tuesday:

Lepoard Scarf, White Tee, Black Jeggings, Black Jeans, Leopard Fall Everyday Outfit - Tori's Pretty Things Blog

Lepoard Scarf, White Tee, Black Jeggings, Black Jeans, Leopard Fall Everyday Outfit - Tori's Pretty Things Blog
Scarf: Nordstrom || Tee: Target (old) || Jeggings: American Eagle || 
Booties: JustFab || Watch: Charming Charlie (old)

Wednesday:

Burgundy Sweater, White Jeggings, White Jeans, Taupe Booties, Fall Everyday Outfit - Tori's Pretty Things Blog

Burgundy Sweater, White Jeggings, White Jeans, Taupe Booties, Fall Everyday Outfit - Tori's Pretty Things Blog
Sweater: American Eagle (old) || Jeggings: Target || Booties: JustFab || Watch: Target (old)

Happy Halloween!

B and I traveled a TON this month so I'm sorry that I don't have a fun costume to include in these outfits. What I do have is actually quite contrarian for a day like today - white fall looks.

Both outfits were inspired by Caitlin, one of my favorite fashion bloggers who writes Southern Curls and Pearls.

First up, one of my favorite ways to dress up a plain tee shirts. Here I paired a white tee with it's classic black jean counterpart. I added taupe booties and this leopard scarf that I was itching to wear ever since I scooped it up during the Nordstrom anniversary sale.

For the second look, please apologize the not-so-great quality. I'm hoping the look is cute enough to overlook it, though! Caitlin shared that this original inspiration is one of her most popular pins on Pinterest. Putting the look together in real life? I can see why!

I feel so chic in this combo - who knew that white jeans and a burgundy sweater worked so well together? :).

I hope you have a wonderful and safe Halloween tonight! As for me, even though I'll spend a good chunk of the night packing, there's still an ice cold Reese's and Charlie Brown and the Great Pumpkin  with my name on it.

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Thursday, October 26, 2017

This Week's Pretty Nails - Britta & Tara

Negative Space Fall Burgundy Manicure - Zoya Britta - Tori's Pretty Things Blog

Negative Space Fall Burgundy Manicure - Zoya Tara - Tori's Pretty Things Blog

Negative Space Fall Burgundy Manicure - Zoya Britta - Tori's Pretty Things Blog
Wearing: Zoya Tara || Zoya Britta || What's Up Nails Chevron Vinyls

I'm on a geometric kick with my manicures - and I'm not mad at it!

You know that I love an easy manicure (but who doesn't, #AmIRight?). Inspired again by Shannon and her blog Coffee and Nail Polish, this nail art design is easy to achieve with a dramatic result.

I first painted two coats of a deep burgundy creme shade on my thumb, pointer, and pinkie. Then, I placed a large chevron vinyl at the base of my middle and ring nails.

I painted two coats of a complimentary shimmery burgundy and then immediately removed the vinyl. I added a shiny top coat to finish the look.

The result? Beautiful fall nail art that took no longer than painting a regular manicure would. Woot!

In other news, how's your week going? I'm writing this post from Newark airport, at the tail end of the fastest five days of my life.

I told you how I spent the weekend in Jersey, squeezing in 5 different hangouts and seeing 9 different family members and friends in 1 and 3/4 days. I'm prettyyy sure I don't remember sleeping...lol.

I then spent the last 3 days in New York for work. I fit in so many productive meetings and even more friend and co-work meals that I can't even wrap my head around the fact that I'm already about to board the plane home!

It always hurts my heart a bit to leave the east-coast world I know and love. But I can't deny it - I'm looking forward to sleeping back in my own bed tonight :).

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Tuesday, October 24, 2017

This Week's Pretty Outfits - Cozy Layers, Anyone?

Wednesday:

Utility Jacket, Striped Tee, Ripped Jeggings, Light Brown Booties - Fall 2017 Casual Outfit

Utility Jacket, Striped Tee, Ripped Jeggings, Light Brown Booties - Fall 2017 Casual Outfit
Wearing: Utility Jacket: H&M || Striped Tee (sold out): Nordstrom || Jeggings (old): Charlotte Russe ||
Booties: Just Fab || Lip Color (old): Maybelline Yummy Plummy

Sunday:

Beige Cardigan, Red Plaid Shirt, Blue Denim, Congac Booties - Fall 2017 Apple Picking Outfit, Apple Picking Look

Beige Cardigan, Red Plaid Shirt, Blue Denim, Congac Booties - Fall 2017 Apple Picking Outfit, Apple Picking Look
Cardigan: Nordstrom || Plaid Shirt (old): Charlotte Russe || Jeggings (old): American Eagle ||
Pearls: Gift || Booties (old): Charlotte Russe

It's another Fall week, friends, and I couldn't be more excited!

Fall fashion is all about those warm, cozy layers, and I loveee mixing and matching to figure out new comfy combinations.

During this week, I popped on a utility jacket over a comfy, striped tee using this post by Brighton, of Brighton the Day, for my inspiration. One convenience of working from home? Ripped jeans are never against the dress code :).

I'm also falling hard for those booties! I just joined JustFab and so far I'm impressed with how comfortable they are.

Over that weekend, B and I picked way more apples than we needed at Applewood Farm and Winery.

This wasn't my original outfit, though. My original outfit is buried under all of those layers because it was SO chilly! But I came prepared and loved this layered up look even more than the blouse hiding beneath the plaid button down and cardi.

Currently, I'm typing my little heart out in my Manhattan hotel room! Woot woot!

I'm in good old NYC for a working visit but I flew in a little early to get some Jersey time in with family and friends. I love living in Toronto but, my goodness, do all of those home-sick feels come out when I get to see some of the people I love!

I'm so thankful that we always pick up right where we left off  - and that Thanksgiving and more time together is just around the corner :).

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Thursday, October 19, 2017

This Week's Pretty Nails - Big Apple Red

Easy Red Nail Art for Fall 2017 - OPI Big Apple Red, Zoya Aggie

Easy Red Nail Art for Fall 2017 - OPI Big Apple Red, Zoya Aggie

Easy Red Nail Art for Fall 2017 - OPI Big Apple Red, Zoya Aggie
Wearing: OPI Big Apple Red mini || Zoya Aggie 

Oh hey. It's been a few, huh? I'm sorry about that. It's me, not you! 

After Greece, B and I dove headfirst into one of the busiest months in our work year. Between long hours and searching for an apartment in our free time, something had to give and this was sadly it. 

Truth be told, I was also burning the candle at both ends (#OverAchieverProblems). I really needed a social media break to decide if this is something I really still wanted to do. 

Answer: It is. 

I really missed this blog I call home (and Instagram, too!). So while I'm scaling the posts back a bit, down to two a week, I really missed taking part in the conversation about two of my favorite hobbies.

So how about we jump into that conversation? :) 

Notice anything different in this week's mani? I changed my nail shape!

For as long as I can remember, I've been living the squoval life (It's a real word, Google it.)  Lately, though, I'm seeing oval nails everywhere...and now I can't stop noticing them! 

From watching Giada cook on my TV to my lovely friend Shannon who I just did a mani swap with, the feminine and classic nail shape kept drawing me in. So I gave it a go! 

After only a couple of weeks, I'm noticing my nails break less and feel stronger. (Who knew that when you don't have nail corners, you won't snag or break said nail corners every few days?!

I'll check back in down the road to let you know how they continue to do over time. Right this very moment though, I recommend the shape switch! 

As soon as I filed them, only one color came to mind: Red. A classic, feminine, beautiful red. 

To accentuate this new shape, I paired OPI's Big Apple Red with a minimal, negative space design outlined in gold with Zoya's Aggie

To achieve this look, I painted two coats of red on my pointer, pinkie. and thumb. 

For my middle and ring finger, I first put down a striping vinyl. Then I painted two coats of red, pulling the vinyl up immediately after the second coat. 

I then painted two gold lines to outline the negative space. Once dry, I finished the mani with a fast-drying top coat

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