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Missed approach but here’s an update

Hi everyone.  Wow, where does the time go?  I’m way over due for another post and so many important dates have also passed.  Here’s a list of what I’ve missed.  My birthday 2016, Black Friday haul 2016, my 5 year Tory Burch anniversary, Christmas 2016 and blah blah blah, the list goes on.  Let me reassure you nothing has changed.  Other than being a bit older, I still am doing “what I love doing.”


Where to start.  Humm.  In November I had a great time in Arizona.  Yes that is a long time ago already, in fact I’m head back to AZ in a few days.  Ya time goes by fast.  Back to AZ from November for a second.  A very good friend of mine asked me to buy him a pair of Tieks.  Have you heard of these?  They are super cute flats that come in many colours and have those iconic teal blue soles.  He wanted the California blue ones.  OMG they are so cute and very versatile.  I know they look way better on him than me


Not wanting to feel left out I also did some shopping for myself. I bought these super feminine Tory Burch Gemini Link Minnie flats.  So cute, right!


2016 was the year of pink for me so I also added these Dark Peony (pink) Minnies.   It is so hard to capture the true colour of these flats but trust me, they are pink!



As I mentioned my friends Tieks were California blue so not wanting to feel left out I bought myself these navy TB Minnies.


When I got home from AZ Black Friday was over but I had spoken with my local Calgary TB SA during that time and did a bit of on-line over the phone shopping.  Yup you guessed it.  More TB’s items.

These fabulous tortoise flats.


And these AMAZING sunglasses.


The day I picked up my Calgary post Black Friday shopping items I went for a super lunch date with my TB SA and friends I was given this amazing Tory Burch purse/man bag.  Yes friends, I now carry a purse.



In fact, I’ve since bought myself a second purse.  This one was bought at MacCain.  Why MarcCain you ask?  That’s where my first Calgary TB sales girl works and while she still has my Tory interests in mind she also wants me to broaden my fashion sense.



Sorry for the long delay between posts.  Hope are my friends are well

2017 update – My first purchase of 2017 was these retro pink TB Minnie’s.  That’s right! Another pair of pink flats.

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Are you sitting down?

Are you sitting down?

No don’t get to excited, I’m not getting married.  But I do have some exciting shoe relate news.  For the past 5 years I’ve only been purchasing shoes from Tory Burch.  Recently a friend and fellow shoe fanatic from my home town issued me a challenge.  Lets refer to her as “J”.  She challenged me to broaden my horizons and try different brands of shoes so we referred to it as my “Non Tory” shoe challenge.  In other words, try another brand for shoes or flats (dummy)  There’s nothing wrong with Tory but there are so many other great flats and shoe designers I’m neglecting.

Very recently a style expert, named Bridgette, from New York who’s blog I also follow informed me she was asked to do a review on a pair of flats from a company called Sabrinas.  Ever heard of the Sabrinas brand?  Here’s a link to the Sabrinas flats she was asked to review, the style name is London;                                          http://bridgetteraes.com/2016/10/17/sabrinas-ballerina-flats-review/#comment-2968731996

One thing I consider before acquiring new flats or shoes is, do they catch my eye.  My initial reaction to the colour, shape, material, and soles often determines if they make my “must have” list or “no thanks, I’ll pass.”  My initial feelings about the Sabrinas London flats after reading Bridgette’s review was “must have.” 

OK, so you’re likely wondering why do you need to be sitting down???

All the stars aligned and the next thing I knew I had my first pair of Sabrinas London flats, or should I say “Non Tory’s”  Shocking right!  OK, you can stand up now!


When I look down at them on my feet they are just as cute as any other pair of flats I own.  The colour, the shape of the toe and the suede material are all perfect.


I was a bit confused about the extreme comfort Bridgette talked about because the soles are not thick and chunky, they are sleek and thin.  After trying them on I quickly realized the         5 mm memory foam sole makes them comfy and the soft suede uppers makes them sturdy and supportive.  They look like cute ballet flats, but they feel like wear a pair of athletic shoes minus the laces


A quick note about the Sabrinas brand.  They are base in Spain but their products are available in the USA and some places in Canada.  (Bridgettes post lists several places where you can find Sabrinas in the USA) 

This was my first customer experience with the Sabrinas brand and I will rate it as excellent.  I normally shop in person for my shoes but these flats made there way to me in a very unique but different way.  Regardless of how they got to me, I’m rating the experience as excellent.

For an overall rating of these flats I will use many of the same words as Bridgette used to describe them in her post.  Supportive, sturdy, structured, stylish and stunning.  (That’s a lot of “S” words)  Maybe it would be easier if I just say Comfy and Cute.

To all women and men that are looking for a great pair of flats, you should seek out a pair of Sabrinas to try for yourself.  I’m giving them 2 thumbs up.




As a side note on comfort of these Sabrinas, I enjoy going for walks so yesterday instead of wearing a pair of sneakers, I worn my Sabrinas for my hour long walk.  It was pure comfort.








My Fall Cardigans from Tory

Fall officially started a month ago but the fall weather in my part of the world started even sooner than that.  But with the cooler weather I’m able to wear my AMAZING Tory sweaters pair with some of my other AMAZING Tory items.

Here’s just a few looks.  Sorry for the short post but please enjoy.

This sweater is from last year but these super cute two toned TB Jolie flats are quite new





Same sweater with my royal tan tumbled leather Revas


Here’s my new Contraire Bomber sweater.



See I told you fall/winter has come early.  That’s snow in this picture.