31 December 2014

Happy New Year!

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Happy New Year! Hope you all have a wonderful time celebrating tonight!

My New Years Resolutions;
  1. Get fit, possibly with the help of Kayla Itsine's workout plans
  2. Read more books, my commute is 50 mins so the perfect time to read!
  3. Explore London
  4. Go on holiday with Tom, fingers crossed we save up enough
  5. Blog more regularly!

Nothing too extravagant, but hopefully I'll be able to keep them! 
What are your resolutions?

Tori
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29 December 2014

New Years Eve Outfit Inspiration

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Sequins are my new obsession. I can't get enough! I have made a whole board dedicated to sequins on Pinterest. I am currently loving how they look paired with more relaxed pieces, as in the pictures above. A knitted jumper or casual t-shirt bring a different vibe to the outfit.

I was on the hunt for a sequined skirt for New Year but as of right now I haven't found one :(
Let me know if you've found one anywhere!

Hope you have a great New Year, whatever you're doing!

Tori

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27 December 2014

Fitness Update #1




Earlier this month I wrote this post about my fitness journey. So I thought I would give you a quick update on how it's going! I know it's awful to schedule this for straight after Christmas but maybe reading it will kick start our New Years resolutions early!

I was doing really well and did 3 weeks of pretty consistent running, about 3 times a week. But then just before Christmas I slowed a little and only went on one run that week. But I'm ready to get back on it! New Years is the perfect time. I still want to do 3 runs a week but also start to incorporate some form of exercise on the other days, possibly more weight training? 

I also attempted to start healthy eating before Christmas, my fave healthy dinner is a salad with sweet potato and some kind of fish. In the photos above I had tuna and mackerel. I also sprinkled over some goats cheese and balsamic vinegar to give it a bit more flavour. Obviously the healthy eating has not been kept up over Christmas, but who diets at Christmas?! 

Hopefully my update at the end of January will be telling you that I've detoxed from Christmas and done at least 3 runs a week. Keeping my fingers crossed that my motivation sticks around!

Hope you're having a lovely festive time!

Tori
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24 December 2014

Merry Christmas!


I hope everyone has a wonderful day with family and friends tomorrow <3

Thank you so much for reading my blog this year, it means the world. 

Merry Christmas!

Tori

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23 December 2014

Festive Nails



Essie Bahama Mama and Essie Sole Mate

I have been playing around with festive glitter the past week, and this was one of the results! 
I love the gold against the berry red. Very Christmas appropriate, don't you think?

I am going home after work today and I am SO excited. 
I woke up at 6am and couldn't sleep cause I'm that excited to get home. My mum loves Christmas as much as I do 
so our house is always so festive! I'll also be going to the pub to catch up with all my school friends and I haven't 
seen them all in ages. 

So basically, today is an amazing day!!

Hope you're all feeling as festive as me!

Tori
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21 December 2014

Winter Berry Lips

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I've been seeing berry red lips all over my Pinterest feed. I love the pairing of a dramatic lip with flawless skin and a slick of mascara. Definitely perfect for this time of year and a perfect Christmas Day make-up look.

What look will you be rocking this Christmas?

Tori
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17 December 2014

The Start of my Fitness Journey?



Towards the end of this year I got in the very bad habit of spending at least 20 mins a day criticising myself and moaning to my boyfriend about how unhappy I was and how little confidence I had. I put on a front to everyone else but I really wasn't happy with my appearance or my general health levels. I mean, walking up the two flights of stairs at work was an effort!! At my old job I did a lot of walking, usually up to 2 hours a day, 5 days a week. I think this was keeping me fitter and healthier than I realised but since starting an office job where I am sat down all day I have really started to notice.

So almost 3 weeks ago I decided to start running and stop feeling sorry for myself. I read my friend Hannah's blog post on her fitness journey and it spurred me on, it made me realise I wasn't the only person who had tried running and not immediately fallen in love and that giving it time was key.




On Monday I started to see the difference in my fitness level and in my shape. I ran the furthest I've run so far. I put on my favourite jeans and they no longer gave me stomach ache by the end of the day by being so tight. I am so happy I gave myself a kick and started this journey. I'm never going to be an amazing runner but I'm definitely going to be a trier. Seeing a difference definitely gives you a push to keep going.






I'm trying to go running or do some form of exercise every other day. I don't want to over do it because that's when I start to really hate it. If you can recommend any good YouTube home work out videos, that would be great! Because sometimes it really is just too cold to venture outside..


Keeping my fingers crossed that this motivation doesn't disappear!

Tori

ps, a week today until Christmas Eve!!
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8 December 2014

Christmas Shopping with my Mum!






I know my blog is having a bit of a Christmas takeover at the minute, I'm sorry but I just love Christmas A LOT. I clearly get this obsession from my mum, can you spot her snowman mittens? She is also wearing a Santa watch. Since I'm living in London my mum decided to take advantage and come visit me so we could be festive and do a spot of sneaky shopping!! I found a new favourite shop, Pull & Bear. I'd heard about it a lot but I assumed it was pretty expensive, I was pleasantly surprised to find out it was about Topshop prices, which isn't cheap but not too crazy! 

We could not have asked for better weather, it was one of those clear, cold, crisp winter days. We did a lot of walking which we wouldn't have been able to if it had been raining. We started off in Covent Garden, then walked to Somerset House. We then got the tube to Oxford Circus and spent a lot of money. Then we walked through Hyde Park to Kensington and had a mooch in Harvey Nichols where I fiiinally found the Kevyn Aucoin Sculpting Powder which I already love!

All in all I had a lovely festive day with my mum. I lived at home for a month before moving to London and I have to say, I really miss her!! Yep, I'm 22 but I'm definitely not to old to miss my mum so I'm so happy that we got to spend a whole day just the two of us. There was lots of laughing, walking, shopping and eating - perfect. Oh, and I think we saw about 10 Christmas trees too!

Hope you all have a great week!

Tori


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1 December 2014

Early Christmas Day


Everyone has been so excited that today is the first of December but I've been excited since 28th November because the 29th was my early Christmas day with my Dad and little sister! My Dad is swanning off to Australia with my Grandad for all of December so we had to celebrate early. It was such a fun weekend and even though I'd been ill towards the end of the week our 'christmas morning' really perked me up and by the time the turkey was served I was feeling pretty good. I was not feeling too good on Sunday after all the wine though... 

When we got back to our flat in London our housemate had decorated our flat with his family so we are all truly in the Christmas spirit. Next job is to buy a Christmas jumper!

Is everyone excited about Christmas now??

Hope you have a great week!
Tori
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