Torie the Copycat

Okay, you guys, DON’T LAUGH! I have been dreaming of this post since before this blog even existed – when I was still laying on the beach on my honeymoon, in fact. I’d decided to start a blog upon my return to the States, and all my ideas were jotted in a journal at this point. Of course! I thought. I’ll have all the time in the world now that I don’t have a wedding to plan! Today’s post made my original list of ideas, and I’ve had sooo much extra time, that I’m finally getting to it, six months later.

I fell in love with this outfit ages ago. I’m not sure if it’s the timeless-with-a-touch-of-eighties aesthetic, or the fact that I had several of the pieces already in my wardrobe, but would’ve never thought to combine them in this way.

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I’m so into wearing white pants right now. If you missed my post on wearing all white outfits during the winter, here it is. The above outfit is a little less extreme (I think?). I found similar white pants after months of searching: some leggings with a seam down the front at Papaya for $10. Who knew?

Here is my version (sans male model, since Tristan was taking all the photos, and doing an excellent job directing, I might add):

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Well, there you have it! I’m no model, but it was tons of fun to play dress up and replicate the outfit, and I hope to do more copycatting in the future. Here are some other shots:

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…and some more full body shots… Torie Fur Coat Copycat (4)

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What are some outfits you’ve been dying to recreate with your own pieces? I know we all have them. Well, and as usual, I’m speaking mainly to the ladies here. BUT! A fun update for you: Tristan’s been hit with the blogger’s bug and has decided that he would like to start contributing a Friday column. Launch date is TBD, but I’m sure excited that the blog name will finally be factual, instead of Torie and More Torie.




Last week, Tristan and I attended the DIFFA GLAM Tablescapes Party at Masins in Bellevue, Wash.


Courtesy of Ilya Moshenskiy

Funds raised at this silent auction go towards fighting aids, and the auction lots consist of wine dinners for six at top area restaurants. Each dinner to bid on is displayed via a tablescape created by a local designer. Tablescapes are my very favorite thing ever.

Here’s one perfect for this season… love the paisley/purple/pumpkin combo!

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I loved this tablescape for a wine dinner at Bastille. This restaurant has a garden on its roof, so it’s fitting that the tablescape has a mini herb garden in the middle.

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Greek keys are among my fave design elements right now. Here’s an Greek-inspired Asian tablescape…? Note the fun fur pillows at each seat:

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And the pièce de résistance (in my opinion, anyway):

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Check out these wood chargers with gold metallic sides!!

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And the moss balls as a centerpiece and chandelier – AMAZEballs, is what they are:

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It was a very inspiring event all around. What tablescapes are inspiring you right now? I want to see your links and pics! Do you have a picture of the tablescape you’re most proud of? Let’s all just copy each other. 🙂