Monthly Archives: November 2014

Pre Black Friday shopping

By now I’m sure everyone is aware I’m crazy in love with the Tory Burch brand. Mostly her iconic shoes and flats but also recently her boots. One other thing I love about Tory Burch is the customer service. Three years ago this week I took my first nervous steps into the Tory Burch boutique in Scottsdale Arizona. I was looking to buy myself a pair of her Reva flats. I was not sure what to expect for a reaction from the sales associates in this high end boutique with me, a guy, looking to buy a pair of these Reva flats for myself.  Long story short the sale associate and I became friends.   She wanted me to email her if there was anything I needed or just to say hello.  Sadly a few months after meeting her she was planning on making a career move and going to be leaving Tory Burch.  I still talk to her a couple times a year. One amazing thing she did for me before she left was pass me off to one of her coworkers who I now deal witH OK. I’m finally getting around to talking about what the title of this post is.  Pre Black Friday shopping.   My new sales associate in Scottsdale takes very good care of me.  So does my other amazing sales associate in my hometown of Calgary, who I will post about soon.  For the past two years my Scottsdale SA knows I’ll be in town and like to take advantage of the Black Friday sale.  Not wanting to see me have to “battle” the other crazy BF shoppers she wants me to come in before Black Friday so I can try on and find everything I might want.  On November 24th I did just that.  After trying on several different pairs of flats and boots I painstakingly narrow it don’t to just 2 pairs.  (I’m still on a budget 🙂  The two pairs I decided on were the classic black patent Carolines  and the almond colour Marlene riding boots. image image

i hope this doesn’t come off as sounding creepy but when I arrived at the Scottsdale Fashion Plaza I browsed around for sometime before stopping at the Tory Burch boutique.  During that time I notice three separate women that were wearing these exact Carolines and they looked amazing.  I think this effected my decision to get them.

  image   image image image   I was happy they had the boots in my size and they were also already on sale plus another 25% off for Black Friday.  What a deal.  I had only bought these same boots in black just a couple months earlier (also on sale) but because I live in a climate that is cold in the Winter, another pair of classic riding boots makes sense. image imageimage image   image DSC05244 To wrap it up, it seems there a lots of retail places starting there Black Friday sale on the Monday before US Thanksgiving.  For me this is great news.  While I think the craziness behind Black Friday is awesome, I don’t want to be part of it. i will be adding more pictures to this post of how I style both the boots and the flats. Are you doing any Black Friday shopping?


Last day in the Forties

One thing I’ve learned about life is you can’t stop from getting older. But on a good note everyday it is great to get one day older than you were the day before. Ever year on Remembrance Day (Veterans Day in the USA) I think of all the people who gave the ultimate sacrifice of their own life. Only to wake up the next day to celebrate the anniversary my own life. What an amazing gift it has been. But today is the last day of my life in the 40’s. Tomorrow I enter a new decade. The big 50. HOLLY CRAP, where did the time go? My answer can only be, WOW it’s been great. But life is short and so since “finding myself” a few years ago I plan on enjoying every minute of my gift. I don’t feel my age and most days don’t act it. haha This past year I was told I have the women’s version of breast cancer.  For men it’s called prostate cancer.  I was also told I have colon cancer.  After the tests result came back I was CANCER free on all accounts.  What a scare.  All the more reason to enjoy life. I celebrate in my pink Breast Cancer Tory Burch Eddie flats.


I hope everyone has a great day and enjoys the day they are living. IT IS A GIFT. DSC00312 image image image image image image   image DSC04383DSC06804


Tory Burch sandals season

Now that the Fall season is in full swing the last thing I should be thinking about is wearing my Tory Burch Miller sandals right! Wrong! In a couple weeks I’l be making my yearly trip from snowy and cold to a climate warmer and better to wear my awesome new Tory Burch Miller sandals. The tough decision now is how many pairs should I take with me? And which colour? DSC04389

Here’s an update.  During the Black Friday sale Reva flats and Miller sandals are not included.  But I did use my $50 off Tory Burch birthday coupon and bought these.  They were an online item so they had to be shipped to the house.  Great news!  UPS delivered them last night image

The Arizona climate this time of year can be very cool in the mornings and warming during the day.  Most afternoons will be warm enough for short instead of pants and since I’ll have a fresh pedicure before I go why not take some of my TB sandals. DSC03898image DSC03908 DSC04147 DSC04384 image image





I guess the big question is how many pairs and which colours should I take to Arizona with me??? Here is an update picture of my Tory Burch Miller sandals collection DSC06158

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