Recently a new style of Tory Burch flats showed up on her website. The style name is Jolie. After a quick glance they looked to be a slightly different version of her popular Caroline style. And while they do look similar, they are quite different. Here is my side by side comparison of the two styles.
TB Jolie on the left and TB Caroline on the right.
Both styles have the elastic band around the foot opening which (for me) adds a feeling of comfort.
The first thing I noticed was the sole materials. The Carolines have a leather type sole and the Jolies have a more man made almost plastic type sole. Both pairs seem to have good traction on all the different surfaces I walk on.
The foot opening of the Jolies is lower cut than the Carolines. It’s almost low enough to reveal some toe cleavage.
The Jolies have a slightly tapered toe where the Caroline is more rounded.
The Carolines have the same material for the entire shoe. It can be leather or patent. The Jolies have a mix of material. Most of the shoe is leather but it has a cute patent top cap.
The Tory medallion on the Carolines is ones she has used for years, the Jolies is a fairly new version of her double “T” logo.
The biggest difference is the colour. The Carolines are called Camellia Pink which is more of a nude colour. The Jolies are called Clay Pink which is a soft feminine shade of pink.
When I brought the Jolies home from the Tory Burch boutique I was so excited about this new Tory style. My excitement soon changed to a feeling of uncertainty because of the colour. They’re PINK. I can’t wear PINK. Thankfully my good friend, pen pal and fellow blogger Carmen assured me that this colour would be fine for me. She used the reference of a male flamingo. Male flamingos are pink so why shouldn’t guys feel comfortable wearing pink? Carmen has been a great supporter of ballet flats being worn by anyone that likes them and the fact these ones are a feminine shade of pink makes them all the more perfect for me.
For those of you that don’t know Carmen she is a youthful lady with a positive outlook on life. The kind of person I’m proud to call a friend.
Now convinced that these flats would work for me I took them to the street for my daily adventures and errands.
After several outing I quickly realize how easy this clay pink colour was to wear and pair with my daily wardrobe. And while the clay pink colour is feminine it’s not real bright like some of my new patent TB Minnie’s.
Emerald green patent Minnie’s
Chicory blue patent Minnie’s
Super bright white patent Minnie’s