Wednesday, November 27, 2019

2019 Black Friday Sales

The biggest shopping weekend of the year is upon us, so I've rounded up a bunch of sales for those of you who are participating in Black Friday! My birthday falls around thanksgiving and Black Friday, and it has always been a tradition for me, my mom, aunt and cousin to go shopping after the thanksgiving festivities. Definitely one of my favorite memories! Hope you guys have a HAPPY Thanksgiving with your loved ones and enjoy lots of yummy food.

I'll be sure to update the list as I see new sales- let the shopping begin xo

Sunday, November 17, 2019

A Magical Weekend in Switzerland

We celebrated one whole year of living abroad by taking a trip to Switzerland! You can read my 'One Year of Living as an Expat' blog post here! Dรผsseldorf to Zurich is only a 50 minute flight, isn’t it so crazy how you’re able to fly an hour and reach a new country in Europe? Back home that is obvi not the case! Anyway, our weekend getaway was the BEST trip ever. Switzerland is the most beautiful country. I have never seen anything like it.
Monday, November 4, 2019


“One fine day, it will be your turn. You will leave homes, cities and countries to pursue grander ambitions. You will leave friends, lovers and possibilities for the chance to roam the world and make deeper connections. You will defy your fear of change, hold your head high and do what you once thought was unthinkable: walk away. And it will be scary. At first. But what I hope you’ll find in the end is that in leaving, you don’t just find love, adventure, and freedom. More than anything, you find you.” - Unknown

Thursday, October 17, 2019

An Autumn Book Review

My Casual Fall Uniform ๐Ÿ‚ + Life Update

White Sweater [oversized + wearing size small here] | Vest | Jeans [also love these jeans] | Coin Necklace | Silver Bracelet | Gold BraceletEarrings 

Happy Sunday! OMG I think this is the first time I'm posting a blog post on a Sunday. We had such a good day today, we were out and about wandering around the city all day. We grabbed dinner at a restaurant along the river and then road motorized scooters home. Have those arrived to your town yet?! We are totally obsessed and always ride them lol. You guys, this is THE last Sunday of my 'fun employment'. I feel like I'm experiencing a ton of different emotions currently- as some of you may know, I'm going to start working full-time again! [If all goes as planned]. I have an appointment at the foreigners office this Thursday to apply for a work visa. I haven't worked full-time since I was working in the states as a marketing coordinator at an engineering firm. I'm so excited for this next chapter but also so nervy bc I haven't been in an office in almost a year. I'll share more with you all later but for now, I have received a job offer as a communication specialist and I am applying to receive a work visa here in Germany. ๐Ÿคž๐Ÿผ๐Ÿค—

In other news I have been loving the fall weather lately. My absolute favorite season in every way possible but especially the fashion. Nothing better than an oversized sweater and a cute pair of booties. I purchased this sweater last season and wear it all of the time. It's so perfect for fall & winter. I threw on this vest to add a little extra flair. All other outfit details are linked below the photos. 

Hope you all had a great weekend! ๐Ÿฅ‚

Wednesday, October 9, 2019
Friday, September 13, 2019

Cultural Differences Between USA and Germany

Happy Friday, my friends! We went out for dinner just the other night to a nearby restaurant in our neighborhood and decided to sit inside since it was a little chilly out. As we were enjoying our night, I noticed how many people still chose to sit outside despite the cooler temperatures. Since living abroad for the past 10 months I've gotten used to the differences between the United States and Germany, but I realized I haven't written about them yet! I thought it'd be fun to chat with you all about some of the differences and to give you a little perspective on the changes Rob and I have embarked on.

Outdoor seating all year round // Dรผsseldorf temperatures are generally milder than the midwest and of course, on extremely cold days you won't find people sitting outside at restaurants and bars, but for the most part you can find people sitting outside year round. Restaurants and cafes actually have plenty of heaters AND they even have blankets on all of their chairs for public use. Huge fan of the communal blankets lol.

Distance is not measured by time // Back home we often say, "it'll take you 20 minutes to get there" or "I live two hours from my parents" and that is not the case here in Germany. Germans respond in kilometers so if I asked someone where a cafe is at, they'd respond with "walk 200 meters and then it'll be on your left".

The use of Metric System // For some reason the US uses the Imperial system unlike most of the world who uses the Metric system. We realized this quickly when we joined a gym here in Germany. Instead of lifting in pounds, I am now lifting in kilograms. It was a little confusing at first because I had to convert pounds into kg to see what I was capable to lift.

Celsius // I'll be honest, when in conversation about temperature I literally have no idea what celsius temperatures are. I have never had to use anything other than Fahrenheit, besides maybe a few times in a high school science class. Whenever someone mentions the weather I still have to try to convert it to Fahrenheit. Hopefully I'll figure it out one day before we move home.

USA's first floor is Germany's second floor // Yep! You walk into a building and that is considered "floor zero". You walk up the stairs, you're now on "first floor" and so on. You have no clue how many times I've gotten in an elevator and clicked the wrong floor because of this concept.

Beer is cheaper than water // Crazy right? It is cheaper to order a beer at a restaurant than ordering water. There is no complimentary water out and about. Water is typically served in a glass bottle and you have the option between still and sparking. A lot of times I'll just bring a reusable water bottle or just wait until I'm home to drink water.

Cash Society // Germany is still more of a cash society as compared to other European countries. Of course, people still use debit & credit cards but not as often. We still have to carry euros with us incase we want to go to somewhere that doesn't accept card. I'm still getting used to waiting in line at the grocery store and the person in front of me is digging through their the wallet for exact change. I'm like hello people, card is so much quicker! I know I'm just living life too fast paced and I'm working on being more patient lol.

So. Many. Cigarette. Smokers // Smoking cigarettes is extremely common. So common that the smokers don't feel like they should move when they begin smoking. I was waiting for a train the other morning and the man standing right next to me began smoking and his smoke went right in my direction. Back home I'd probably say something but 1. language barrier and 2. everyone smokes, so he probably didn't think anything of it.

What cultural differences have you noticed when visiting another country? I'd love to hear about it! Feel free to comment or send me a message.

Have the best weekend! 

Friday, September 6, 2019

My August Lifestyle Favorites

And just like that, another summer month gone. Although a tiny part of me wishes summer never came to an end, a bigger part of me is way too excited for fall. I love all things fall, who else is with me? I can't wait to share fall related content with you all, OOTD's, home inspo, favorites, etc. It's going to be a good one- I can just feel it. Before I get too ahead of myself, let's chat about some of the things I used and loved all August long.

1. Headspace- For those of you who may not know what headspace is, it's a meditation app. At first I felt really weird and shy about trying it and almost like I didn't want to tell people I was meditating. I don't know why- it's been really good for me. I know I have touched on having anxiety before but Headspace has definitely helped me battle anxiousness. I am a beginner and my thoughts definitely still wander while meditating, but I'm hopeful for the future of my mind lol! If you find yourself a little bit curious definitely give it a shot. TIP: I would set a goal of one meditation a day for a week straight. I say a week because it's easy to do it once and feel like it's not doing anything (I felt the same) but I promise, eventually you'll begin to feel it working.

2. Off The Vine Podcast- If you like Bachelor, Bachelorette or BIP give this Podcast a listen. I typically listen to motivational podcasts for tips and insight on how to better myself as a woman in life and in business, but Off The Vine is my reality TV in podcast form. Kaitlyn Bristowe (a former bachelorette) is the host and interviews guest while drinking wine. I like listening because she recaps the bachelor episodes which I enjoy because I don't get to watch it here in Germany.

3. Aerie Pocket Legging- Ladies, you need these leggings. They're the most comfy leggings ever! They're extremely soft on the inside and the outside looks like joggers/leggings combined. Anytime I am just chillin' at home I love to take a quick body shower, put on my lotion and then put these leggings on. PS. they're currently 40% off right now.

4. BECCA Backlight Primer- This is currently my favorite primer! I apply it after moisturizing and before starting my makeup. It adds the perfect amount of glow underneath my makeup and is great for summer. On days I don't feel like wearing makeup, I'll still rub this into my face to even my skin tone.

5. Illinois Coffee Mug- I found this mug while I was at Target this summer. I have been using it everyday since. It is so cute and a little reminder of home. Not to mention it's under $6! I also have my eye on this cute Illinois mug too.

6. Baked Cheetos- I have never been a fan of regular Cheetos but I've always loved Hot Cheetos. I have tried really hard to be more conscious about what I am eating so therefore limit myself from certain chips. I picked these up from Target and OMG I love! Regulars Cheetos are just too much for me but these are the perfect snack. I also really like the baked White Cheddar flavor.

What are some things you loved all August long? Maybe a new perfume or movie you watched? Feel free to leave a comment or shoot me a message! I'd love to hear! XO
Thursday, August 22, 2019

Living Abroad Q&A

Hi friends! The past few months I have given you lots of travel recaps and fashion related blog posts, but I realized it has been awhile since I've chatted with you about life abroad. I wanted to change things up around here, and give you a little Q&A. Whenever we go back to the states or chat with friends & family back home, we typically get asked the same type of questions so therefore I decided to compile a list of some of the frequently asked q's and give ya some answers.

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

You Can Now Shop My Looks On!

I am so excited to share that I have been accepted to RewardStyle! Being accepted is my first big step in my blogging venture to be able to begin monetizing my blog and brand.

What is RewardStyle and 
RewardStyle is an invitation only platform that focuses primarily on fashion, lifestyle and beauty influencers. RewardStyle also owns the program- which is a program that allows users to shop items their fave bloggers share with them. If you shop directly from my links, I would then receive a small commission (commission varies on the item price and retailer).

How does it affect Live More Fuller readers?
All this means is you're able to now shop my looks directly from my links! You download the "" app from the App Store. After downloading you follow me by searching (torfuller) in the influencer search bar and from there you'll be able to see all the items I share- apparel, jewelry, shoes, furniture, etc. You'll click on whatever item you're interested in and it'll then take you directly to that item on the retailers website and you continue online shopping! 

Another way to shop, is by visiting the Shop My Looks tab that I've added to my blog! From here you'll be able to see all the items I share on the app and after you click on an item you're interested in, it'll then take you to the retailers page where you can purchase. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me! I am more than happy to answer! This is all very new to me but I excited to continue sharing and to begin this new chapter with my blog ๐Ÿ˜Š

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Last Minute Nordstrom Sale Picks

The famous #NSale, where do I start?! I first want to start off by saying that I am not a Nordstrom cardholder.. Yet ๐Ÿ˜‚ I do shop the sale when it goes live to the public however! Honestly, I haven't had any problem waiting to shop the sale until it opens to the public. The only things I've ever had trouble getting are the Steve Madden mules in previous years, and this years loafers.

I went into my local Nordstrom the day after it opened to the public and found some goodies I wanted to share with you all incase you were thinking about grabbing a few items before the prices raise back up on August 5th. I recommend visiting a store near you if you have the option because I had really good luck in store! If you don't have a Nordstrom near you, I'd just check the website at least once a day for restocks because they are doing so much better at restocking items this year!
1. BP Lightweight Sweater - $25.90
2. Thread & Supply Wubby Fleece Pullover - $49.90
3. Topshop Kota Crop Faux Leather Moto Jacket - $62.90
4. BP Gretta Sandal - $49.90
5. Treasure & Bond Fern Bootie - $79.90
6. Socialite Long Sleeve Thermal Henley Top - $24.90
7. Blank NYC Faux Fur Teddy Coat - $64.90
8. BlankNYC Faux Suede Trench Coat - $98.90
9. BP Traveling Stitch Sweater - $35.90
10. Zella Live In High Waist Leggings - $38.90

Happy shopping! ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ›