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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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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.





Tory Burch Jolie flats

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



2016 Tory Burch Minnie travel flats update (part 2)

This is going to be a quick Minnie collection update.  Since my last post I’ve only added one more pair of the Minnie’s but they need to be shown.  The best thing about this latest pair is they were already on sale, then 30% more off that.  Let’s just say they were to cheap to pass up.  And as for the colour…according to some experts say “white” is not a colour.  For having no colour these white Minnie’s certainly have a lots of “pop” to them.  Of course they aren’t just white, they’re patent white.  White shoes always have a “pop” or “fab” look to them when they’re new but as they get older they lose there brightness.  Because these are patent I expect they’ll be shiny and white for years and years.


These are my latest pair of TB Minnie travel flats.











2016 TB Minnie flats update

Here we are in the 5th month of 2016!  Where did the time go?  After a seemingly nonexistent Winter in Calgary and a warm Spring spent mostly in Arizona for a total of 5 weeks in March and then again in April, we are also experiencing a warmer than normal Spring in Calgary.  But I’m sure you’re not here for a weather recap of the first 5 months of 2016.  Lets move onto something more fun my friends.  That being my 2016 TB Minnie travel flats collection update.
2016  started off very slow in the flats department.  My first pair wasn’t purchased till March 3rd while on vacation in Arizona.  I tried these Shiraz coloured Minnie’s on last November at the TB Boutique in Scottsdale but passed on them at the time.  There was no way I was going to pass on them this trip.  YAY!  My first pair of Tory’s for 2016.
My next pair you’ve already seen in my last post.  They are the pearlized gold Minnie’s I bought during the first week of my April Arizona vacation.  Again from TB Scottsdale.
Next was a pair I’d had my eye on since I first saw them on the TB website in 2015.  They were the patent Olive coloured Minnie’ s.  These were an on-line item only and never in the TB boutiques.  I was worried the colour might be slightly different  than the picture on the website but had my TB SA order them any ways.  The Olive colour itself is either one you’ll go “ohhh lovely”  or go “OMG I wanna puke!”  When I went to the boutique to pick them up I was happy!  The colour match the website picture perfect.
Feeling my allowable Tory budget for this trip still had plenty room for another pair I looked at a couple other colours that caught my eye.  I liked the patent Emerald green and the patent Chicory blue.  While trying the Chicory blue (baby blue) ones on I looked down at them on my feet then looked to my TB SA and said.  OMG are these ever bright.  I slid the blue one off and tried on the Emerald green.  Sold!
The more I convince myself the Chicory blue ones weren’t a good colour for me, the more I wanted them.  Trying the baby blue coloured Minnie’s on in the boutique had the same feel as wearing pink flats or bright yellow flats.  They scream feminine.  As you likely know I have both a pink pair and a yellow pair of Tory’s.  I guess I can scream away in a blue pair also.
To increase the “fab” factor I paired them with white pants.
This is the entire Minnie collection as of today.
Thanks for reading, have a great day my friends.

Are they the same colour or totally different?


If you love shoes you likely have multiple pairs of the common basic colours and also your favourite colours. Common basic colours like black, brown or tan and favourite colours are any colour in the rainbow that catch your eye. You know the old shoe lovers saying, “one pair is good, two pairs is too many, and three pairs is not enough.” You’ve likely also heard, “how many pairs of black shoes do you need?” The comeback is, “yes, there black but in my eyes they are different.” Other than the fact I’m way overdue to add another post to my blog, this made me think about a pair of flats I purchased. Are they the same as a pair I already have or are they totally different? I’m not talking about my basic colour or my favourite coloured flats in my Tory collection. I’m referring to colours that are a bit outside my comfort zone. You know the pinks, yellows and golds. These colours can be worn by a women and no one thinks twice but when worn by a guy, eyebrows might be raised. Let’s go back a bit. In March 2015 I bought my first pair of the TB Minnie travel flats and I could sense another collection would be forming. In April 2015 my local Tory Burch sales associate called me to say she had the perfect pair of Minnie’s on hold for me? She wouldn’t say anything else but insisted I needed them to continue evolving the new personal style we both wanted to create for me. I was a bit surprised at the colour but I valued her opinion cuz she knew what would work for me. So metallic gold it was and a comfort zone I was looking to embrace. Now, one year later, Tory is still making the Minnie flats in so many amazing colours. There was a silver pairs that caught my eye so I contacted my Scottsdale Az TB sales associate. She put them on hold for me but also suggested I might like the pearlized gold better. Wait a second, I already have a gold pair. That’s when all this all started. The day I went to try them on my Scottsdale TB SA was wearing her metallic gold Minnie and we compared them to the pearlized gold Minnie. The metallic gold have a holographic look to them and pearlized one are more platinum Ok so after all this blah blah blah both pairs are gold but are totally different. Thanks for reading, hugs Now sit back and enjoy the TB Minnie gold fashion show. Metallic gold Minnie flats. image   image image   DSC05738 Pearlized gold Minnie flats image image image  DSC07515_2



Ivory Tory Burch Lowell flats

Went I first saw the Tory Burch Lowell flats show up on the Tory Burch website I knew I was going to get a pair someday. I didn’t expect that day to come so quick. They come in six amazing colour but the ones that caught my eye first were the ivory coloured ones. Likely because I already have lots of black, blue other fun colours but not very much in ivory or white. I’ve often stayed away from these tones because I didn’t always feel comfortable wearing them. Now since I’ve slowly been changing my personal style to become more feminine I think these will be perfect. One thing that has always drawn me towards Tory’s flats or sandals is her trademark logo. Whether it be the Revas, Carolines or Millers, she has put some unique version of her round trademark logo. What’s really fun and unique with these new Lowell’s is the non round version of her iconic brand double “T” logo. It’s similar to some of the ones she’s used on her clutches and purses. Let me introduce you to the Tory Burch Lowell. imageimage     image And of course, this is me wearing them. image   image image   image   image

What do you think of this new Lowell flat from Tory Burch?