The Tory Story……

sisters 1 sistersThis past week my sister Ginger came for a visit. What fun it was to spend “sister time” with her!



We shopped, went to the beach, shopped, went out for dinner, shopped, went to spin class, shopped, went to the pool,  and well……you get the picture!

Now that I am a “girl on a budget” (yeeks!) and Ginger shops, with much success at thrift stores…….I figured we could meet in the middle and check out one of the popular consignment stores here in Southwest Florida – FiFi’s.

So off we went to the Sarasota location.  It was truly a joy to shop there. FiFi herself was there with her sweet little dog, (a big black lab) in tow.  I was loaded down within minutes and grabbed one popular label after another.

Deciding on “NO BLACK” I was able to get 8 items for $120 which was my budget.  I just sold a Tory Burch belt last week on ebay,  so I was ready to get some bang for my buck!

My first hit was a soft and fabulous tank top, easy and drapey……. it looked great with the black cropped pants I was wearing.  I also intend to wear it with my white skinny Paige jeans.  Nude Dolce Vita sandals will be perfect!  Add to it my Lauren Merkin clutch and…….. Score!




Next, sweet little white embroidered “bohemian” top… like a dream and looked great with my new complexion……!  Also looked great with my cropped black pants! But let’s face it…..jeans and flip flops will be the go to items for this little top.




Ok… what is this?  A beach dress?  Very soft like a favorite tshirt and guess what?????? Yup, it looked great with the pants!   I added a silk scarf for color and will use it with my orange purse.  Yesterday, I wore the dress as a swimsuit cover up!




OK, it looks like a purple tank right?  That’s because it is a purple tank!  I love it and the color was awesome layered over my white tank and you guessed it, my cropped pants.




OK…….well, not sure when I will wear it but it feels like butter and is a raw silk with this fabulous muted pattern and had to come with me.  I want to add my gold Lana hoops and a pair of skinny jeans with gladiators.  Oh yes!  Well, we shall see.




Can you say Brunello Cucinelli?  I can, and I scooped this up in a nanosecond! This lightweight linen and cotton sweater is a great look with white jeans and strappy sandals.  I also love it with  faded jeans and black ballet flats.   A big oversized tote bag is a perfect finish.  Now, where are we going?



This top was so comfortable and looked amazing on!  Forever 21……but who cares?  It was easy to layer and I see it with some faded Joes jeans and a white longer layer underneath.  My silver Ippolita bangles and big silver hoops.   I love it!




I bought this Lauren Merkin clutch two weeks ago at a Consignment shop here in my neighborhood.  $18 and it is the real deal!


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That’s it for this week.  Hope you enjoyed consignment shopping with me.  To tell the truth, these items are a bit dressed up for my existing wardrobe, which includes paint clothes for my messy projects and trips to Home Depot, or my everyday wardrobe which is a pair of cargo shorts and a “life is good” tshirt.  No birkenstocks yet!

LIFE IS GOOD!   See you next week.


2 thoughts on “The Tory Story……

  1. I absolutely love reading your blog! Your ideas are amazing!
    I would love to go consignment & thrift shopping with you for some new clothes! And boy, do I love to shop. I am a clothes freak and addicted to shopping.
    Oh! Wait!…….I can’t buy anymore clothes (boohoo)……After you did my closet, and saw that I could literally open up my own consignment shop, you told me I should be shopping IN MY own closet! I had a blast going over all the clothes I had, old (because it would come back in style again) and new with tags still attached! We sorted what was too small : ( old and new and they were out of my house for good! Conquered one closet until I ran you to the ground. I can’t wait for phase 2 with you!!!

    • Thanks Judy! I had so much fun working with you. You are an amazing client and easy to work with. I would love to work with you again in the future. In the meantime, shop in your closet!!!! You have enough for 3 women!

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