July 27, 2011

Today's Everyday Fashion: Tory Burch (Again)

Tory Burch: call me.

*Insert Tory Burch reference here.* I promise this is my last Tory-inspired purchase of the summer, but this shirt was too good and I couldn't help myself! I knew I wanted it immediately and so I stalked it for weeks until the price went down. That's just how I roll...

Occasion: Meetings and errands
Shirt: Banana Republic, $25 (recent)
Jeans: Gap, $35
Shoes: Banana Republic, $25
Earrings: Banana Republic, $20
Purse: c/o It's in the Bag, $62
Watch: Michael Kors, family gift
Bracelets: Forever 21, $8

More Tory wannabes

1. Forever 21 top, $27.80
2. Macy's top, $33.74
3. Zappo's Gabrielle Rocha top, $51

In other news, the folks at Misikko recently sent me a flat iron to review. Not a regular flat iron, but a fancy shcmancy titanium flat iron by HANA. I have to admit that I had trepidations. I am frugal. (Very frugal!) So I struggle with the idea of spending $180 on a straightener. But as much as I hate to admit it, you really get your money's worth when you invest in more expensive hair tools. This new one made my old one feel like I was driving a Ford, and now I'm in a Lamborghini. This is the best hair straightener I have ever used! With my other straightener (by Hot Tools, which I think I spent $50 on), I have to squeeze really hard and go over the same piece of hair at least 3 times. This one - I just lightly touch my hair once and it looks totally different! If your budget allows, I recommend investing in the better hair tools because they really make a difference. (Now clothes on the other hand... $5 t-shirts will always be in style to me!) What hair tools do you recommend?

Best flat iorn ev-ah


  1. LaureldawndesignsJuly 27, 2011 at 8:58 AM

    I'm a new follower and I'm loving your style! I love the Tori Burch and LOVE that I can get the look for less :) Have a great day!


  2. great top worth the wait
    the hair tools are so hard to spend money on, but you are right about getting what you pay for
    i am in the market for a 1 1/2 curling iron

  3. Show us a picture of your hair using the new straightener!! 

  4. I have a very inexpensive flat iron that I try not to use too much, but that's hard here in FL as you know!  I recently discovered John Frieda's 3 Day Straight.  It works great, and only $8.97 at Wal Mart.  Definitely worth a try.

  5. Loves! I JUST bought this top, too. Hadn't been in BR in ages and stumbled across it on the clearance racks. ALL MINE, too.:)


  6. I have seen everyone raving about this straightener.  I think I may need one because my old one is frying my hair!  Btw - love the Tory Burch look!

  7. I use GHD (Good Hair Day) straighteners. Expensive, but they do a good job.

  8. jseverydayfashionJuly 27, 2011 at 10:27 AM

    K is the 3 Day Straight a hair product - like a frizz fighter? I definitely need one of those. Combined with my new flat iron I might actually be able to have nice hair!

  9. jseverydayfashionJuly 27, 2011 at 10:29 AM

    Erica, this is a photo when I used it! But I had been out all day and got caught in the rain so it didn't look nearly as good as it did in the morning. My photo from Monday in the pink dress when I was on TV I used the straightener though. My hubby was raving about how good my hair looked!

  10. jseverydayfashionJuly 27, 2011 at 10:29 AM

    Thank you Laurel and welcome to the blog! I'm so glad you stopped by! :-)

  11. This is a great Tory Burch inspiration look.  The shirt reminds me of a skirt I saw at Target in the St Barth's Calypso line.  It looks really crisp paired with your white crops.

    I would love to get a great hair straightner but so scared to spend the money!


  12. That is such an incredible shade of blue! I'm glad you picked up this shirt. It is lovely!

  13. love the look- i too lust after TB looks. :)

    on the hair tools, i definitely recommend the investment in a good/high quality/high temperature straightener if you're going to use one.  i have a CHI and my hair looks so much better now that i don't have to go over the same piece multiple times.

  14. Don't hate on Ford....I drive one. lol.
    I don't have one, but I've heard that the hair straighteners by HANA are very nice, but I'm like you, I am too frugal to buy one at this point.
    I love your outfit, btw.



  15. jennifoundinmyclosetJuly 27, 2011 at 11:52 AM

    That Cobalt blue top looks fab on you!  SO cute!  I am a Chi girl when it comes to flat irons and blow dryers.  I am a huge fan!

  16. It's a spray on keratin product that locks in style and helps fight frizz.  It's sprayed on damp hair, then you blow dry and iron, although I hardly needed my flat iron since I got my hair remarkably straight and smooth w/ my brush and dryer.  I was happy and it's gotten a lot of good reviews on makeupalley.com.

  17. I was the same way about a flat iron. Then my sister-in-laws splurged on me and got me an expensive one for my birthday three years ago.  The investment is well-worth it because not only do you save TONS of time in the morning, the good irons last.  Three years later and mine is still going strong.  (I think it is FHI brand).  The cheap Target straighteners would stop heating up all the way after a few months of use.  

  18. The embroidery on these shirts are handmade of its a machine work?
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  19.  i really appreciated your review of this flat iron, i've seen many bloggers review it and it's tempting me to look into it further.  i currently use a hot tools straightener too, which i know is not the best quality and doesn't do the best job straightening my hair... which is naturally curly/frizzy, especially in humidity!   i, too, would have a really hard time spending that much money on a hair tool but the 2-3 straighteners i've purchased in the past that have died have probably already come to that price.  either way, thanks for the review j!