Thursday, June 4, 2009

Tory Burch

I’m chuckling as I write this because a year ago I wouldn’t have been caught dead wearing Tory Burch*.  There was just something about the collection that screamed “Look at me! I’m an upper-crust, middle-aged, SUV driving, latte drinking, bling wearing snob”.  I guess I wasn’t the only one out there who felt this way because this season’s collection has a very new and fresh feel to it.  Sure the caftans + white jeans + bohemian accents are still available, but there is also a dynamite selection of versatile pieces for all occasions.  I love the colourful patterns, the vintage appeal, and all the layering that’s going on in the lookbook.  Clearly this is a line that’s trying to market itself to the young professional.  Are you buying?  I am.

If you’re in the market for a dress I suggest checking out the Milia.  It comes in two colour-ways (I prefer the blue) and is woven with a subtle gold metallic thread.  The style is flattering for all body types (slightly empire) and the silk floats away from the body just perfectly.  It’s a great transition piece – wear it to work (with a blazer) and then out for dinner with someone special, dressed up to a wedding where you want to dance your face off or dressed down with layers for pre-fall.  The entire TB collection runs a tad-bit tiny, but I still wear my regular size.  Also, just to clear up any misconceptions about length, I’m 5’5 and this dress hits at my knee.

p.s. – Anyone else think the model looks ridiculously similar to Shannon Elizabeth?  What ever happened to her anyways???

 * I own a dress and a tank from this SS 2009 collection and it’s only a matter of time before the Milia dress hits the sale rack (in blue!) and becomes mine.



  1. Shannon Elizabeth fell in love with her DWTS partner Derek Hough and has been focusing on her personal life. She has been a great support of his new band BHB. She is scheduled to play poker at the WSOP this year and has a movie, Night of the Demons, coming out in the fall.

  2. Wow, I wasn't actually serious, but thanks for the update anyhow!

  3. I had just come to the conclusion that I would never find anything from Tory Burch that I would like--but, you've changed my mind with your post!