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13 June 2016

Healthy Lifestyle | Seven Weeks On




Turns out the secret to making myself stick to a fitness regime is a workout buddy.

Yep, apparently that's all I've needed. Since partnering up with my friend Fliss we have been to the gym 3 times a week consistently for SEVEN WEEKS. SEVEN?! I've never made it past three weeks before, it's a miracle!!

When Virgin Active got in touch and invited me to a workout organised by blogger Robert Nixon from Over Dressed and Under Prepared, my first question was please can I bring a friend! As it was held at one of the amazing Virgin Collection clubs I knew the spa would be the perfect way to celebrate our commitment. So luckily Virgin said yes and Fliss and I went to the event a few weeks ago.

The event was organised with the tag #myworkoutfor, in this case, Robert was working in for his 'single life'. I love the concept of thinking about what you're actually working towards. For Fliss and I, it started out because we were both going on holiday and wanted to feel great in our bikinis. But for me it has turned into so much more, I feel so much healthier, my anxiety levels have reduced massively and sure my jeans are looser, but that's definitely not the only positive. I think working out purely for weight loss is why so many people (myself included) quit! Seeing the other benefits of working out have made me feel more committed and it shows because this is the longest I've consistently been to the gym!


Fliss working hard ;)

The workout itself was a circuit made up of four stations and each station had 3-4 exercises. It was a tough work out and I definitely learned some new moves; plank rows with dumb bells are a killer!

Thanks so much to Virgin Active and Robert for inviting us to the event, we had such a great time! And we especially loved relaxing in the spa afterwards :)

Hope you all have a great week

Tori

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27 May 2016

A pop of colour




Blazer - River Island (similar)
Top - H&M
Skirt - ASOS
Shoes - Topshop (similar)
Bag - Topshop
Sunglasses - Folli Follie*



Having another blogger in the office means impromptu outfit shoots at lunch time! 

I wanted to wear my new skirt from ASOS, I know everyone has this style - button down denim mini, but I love it. I think the a-line shape is flattering and denim is so easy to style. I am a bad blogger because everything else in my outfit is old, so sorry about that! I love this River Island jacket, I've had it for over 3 years, I like pairing it with this orange vest top which gives my whole outfit a bit of a summery feel. The shoes and bag are both Topshop. My mum tried to steal these shoes for a while after I left them at home, but I've managed to steal them back and I'm so glad!!  

I have been a terrible blogger the past few weeks. fingers crossed my motivation resurfaces again soon.

Hope you have an amazing bank holiday weekend!

Tori 
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3 May 2016

Cropped Jumper & Trainers


Cropped Jumper - Topshop (similar)
Backpack - Urban Outfitters
Jeans - Topshop
Shoes - Adidas



Photos - Sarah Choa

The weather in the UK has been so unpredictable lately, which is not helpful when choosing what to wear in the mornings. Last week was freezing but this week is meant to get up to 24 degrees?! I mean, I'm not complaining - gimme the sunshine.

I wanted to show you this jumper from Topshop which is absolutely perfect for this weather. It's cropped and three quarter length sleeves which makes it Spring appropriate, but it is also knitted so it will keep you nice and warm.

It was my birthday last week and I managed to extend my celebrations through the long weekend. I was spoilt by all my family and friends and I drank a lot of prosecco. Tom bought me some gorgeous bits of clothing that I can't wait to share with you all next week! 

Hope you had a great bank holiday weekend

Tori 
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24 April 2016

Snake Print Accents

I've been wanting to feature these gorgeous Kurt Geiger boots for ages and now I finally can! This outfit is a little smarter and more put together than usual, but I still love it.

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Coat, Shirt, Jeans - Topshop
Shoes - Kurt Geiger

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fashion blogger snake print boots

Photography - Sarah Choa

These boots are an absolute favourite, I think they add a statement to this relatively plain outfit. They are now in the sale so snap them up!

I hope you're all having a lovely weekend! I've had a pretty chilled one, ending with watching the London Marathon today which was so much fun. The atmosphere was amazing and I feel so inspired to keep pushing on with my fitness journey. 

Let me know what you think of the outfit!

Tori
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18 April 2016

Basics | The White T-Shirt


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A white t-shirt is a basic in every girls wardrobe. My favourite is one from Topshop, it's a v-neck and hangs really nicely. Today I paired it with jeans and some Adidas trainers to keep it casual. But equally you can dress it up with a skirt and some heels for an evening.

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*T-shirt before ironing, obviously ;)

atomist iron

With basics fashion items I think it's really important to take care of them and keep them ironed and looking smart. Morphy Richards gifted me their new steam iron. This iron is called their Atomist Vapour Iron, it's made with thermoglass and vapour mist technology. It's super easy to use, you fill up the base with water and then leave the iron to heat up, and it has three different settings. Once it has reached the right temperature it's ready to go. The vapour mist means you can target the water onto specific areas to help get rid of creases and make ironing your clothes much quicker!

I don't enjoy ironing at all and I'm embarrassed to say that when I go home my mum still irons all my clothes. She used to tell me she panicked watching me iron because i'm left handed and she was convinced I'd burn myself. But this iron made it really easy and all the creases were gone within no time, and bonus - no injuries!

I'm trying to invest in things rather than adding more fast fashion into my wardrobe, so I want to take make sure I'm taking care of all of my clothes. Any tips for places to shop for basic pieces?

Hope you have a great week!

Tori
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17 April 2016

Spring is here!

The weather this week has been gorgeous and has put me in such a brilliant mood. Today I thought I'd share with you a typical transitional outfit. I am so excited that I don't have to wear a big coat everyday now!

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Shirt - H&M
Shoes - Adidas Superstars
Sunglasses - Topshop

fashion blogger urban outfitters backpack

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Photos - Sarah Choa

My third outfit post is finally here! I met up with Sarah to take some photos in Holborn and it was such a gorgeous day so we grabbed a coffee and got on our way. I am still very much a newbie to this fashion blogging stuff so I was a little nervous but I love how the photos turned out. 

This cropped H&M shirt is about a year old but is an absolute staple for me, it makes an otherwise plain outfit that little more interesting. I made the outfit pretty casual with my Adidas Superstars and my favourite backpack from Urban Outfitters.

Let me know what you think!

Tori

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6 April 2016

Next Beauty

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A couple of weeks ago I was invited to the Next blogger event to look at their beauty collection. It was my first event in a long time and unfortunately I felt a bit overwhelmed and didn't stay too long because of my anxiety. But lets focus on the positives, I got to leave with a lovely goodie bag with all these beauty bits to try!

Next beauty products

In the bag was two nail varnishes, two lip products, a candle and an eye shadow palette. I've not tried everything yet, but the things I have tried are amazing. The candle smells beautiful and is in a really nice glass jar. The nail varnishes are so much better than I expected, the darker one is opaque in one coat and lasted, chip free, for 4 days! The eyeshadows in this palette aren't my kind of colours so I'll be giving that to a friend, but the texture of the shadows is really soft so I think I might treat myself to the bronze colour palette. Finally are the lip products, I haven't tried either of these but I'm obsessed with red lipsticks and these colours look really nice so I'm sure I will like them!

If you're like me and didn't realise that Next did beauty products then check out the range here. Anything else you think I need to try from this range?

Tori


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