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Sunday, October 31, 2010


Have a cupcake, visually, with me while I give you some info that may not mean a thing to you but means THE WORLD to me...on October 31st, two years ago, a friend of mines drove me to the courthouse in downtown Houston to sign all the needed documents to make SIDE OF STYLE official! Please feel free to tell SIDE OF STYLE "HAPPY 2ND BIRTHDAY" when you "see her" today LOL!: SIDE-OF-STYLE-FACEBOOK . (And I can't forget the MySpace days where it all begin: SIDE OF STYLE MYSPACE )

Saturday, October 30, 2010

HAPPY 10/31/10...

Be safe while you're out there PARTYING, TRICK-OR-TREATING, MASQUERADING, or WHATEVER makes you HAPPY! Enjoy 10/31/10...and then hit Walgreens/CVS next week for all the half price Halloween treats ;-)

Wednesday, October 27, 2010


EDIT: Whitney is from Houston and is currently living in Dallas!

 It's GUMBO season right? A soupy bowl full of a little of this, a sprinkle of that, and a pinch of this. I was shocked to have an excellent bowl of GUMBO from Luby's today! And if you are craving GUMBO that pertains to the "image industry" I'd suggest you log on to Image Maven  (click the word "Image Maven" to check out the site!). Whitney, the Image Consultant behind Image Maven, has write ups in regards to...yall ready? BRANDING, FITNESS, SKIN CARE, STYLE, DESIGN, HAIR, MAKE UP, FASHION, WELLNESS...she has mixed ALL THAT together in THE most refreshing form...I was hooked on sight! Below are a few photos from her style write ups...FABULOUS indeed! Make it a habit to check out Dallas's own Whitney of IaM Consulting for more goodies!
And shout out to Dallas...just this week alone Dallas has given me some style candy (Ty and Whitney), a networking opportunity, and news of the first H&M in Texas this time next year...Yay!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010


I took notice of this designer while reading HOUSTON FASHION WEEK info online. Her name caught my attention because she and I shared the same last name. I then viewed her work...I'm sure her final pieces started off as a sketch, then the cutting, measuring, the fittings on the dress form...I don't see how designers do it! But I'm SO glad they do it...they provide the pieces of the puzzle that help us finish the picture, love them for that. Stoi shined during HOUSTON FASHION WEEK and I salute her for her patience...don't know her personally but you have to embody patience to design. And I salute her for bringing her thoughts to life, stay encouraged Stoi! Here are a few of her pieces that caught my eye instantly...and you can view more of her work on her website and FACEBOOK:
Stoi Alter Ego


Monday, October 25, 2010


For those who don't know: I love a stylish mommy! Matter of fact I have a FACEBOOK photo album full: CLICK HERE TO VIEW . This particular STYLE MOMMY is from Dallas and I tried to find maybe 3 looks to showcase on my blog...that way you can log on her blog, Words and Wardrobes , to view the rest. Well that didn't work out too well and I had to log off her blog ASAP or I would've posted all of her outfit photos here LOL! Ty is poster child-or should I say "poster mom" for A STYLISH MOTHER, keep doing your thing Ty...as you can see DON'T MESS WITH TEXAS STYLE is loving it!
Join me in making Words and Wardrobes a daily/weekly read!

Sunday, October 24, 2010


Wides are back in business...actually wide has never left as far as an office job goes. But ladies this Fall/Winter, if you haven't already, let's mix in a pair of wide legs after office hours! Skinny leg pants/jeans aren't going anywhere...let the calves breathe for a minute LOL. The 3rd outfit in this write up is for BREAST CANCER AWARNESS MONTH...this month is coming to a quick close but please remain aware.
*SideNote*: Shout out to all the stylish Texans out there...excited about my forthcoming blog entries about yall!

Saturday, October 23, 2010


I wish I could say I'm solely inspired by celeb style, stuff I see in the mall (starting to dislike malls seriously BTW lol), or fashion magazines (However, there's still much inspiration between those pages)...if I could say that it'll make more "sense" to me. But I wanted to share one of my strange STYLE inspirations that came about instantly while I was making my goddaughter a peanut butter and jelly sandwich *side eye* (LOL). While making the sandwich and looking at the ingredients I thought hmmmm...well the end result of my thought = the image below. Have some?
Enjoy the remainder of your weekend and stay far from average ;-) 

Friday, October 22, 2010


Wow...this week flew by! I have to rewind back to 10/16/10, the day I made a young man's day and he made mines! Young people (teenagers) seem to show me and SIDE OF STYLE more love than anybody on this style journey...and to get love from the future means ALOT to me. Since this young man shows me love every time I post a men's look, in the SIDE OF STYLE FACEBOOK MEN'S SAMPLES ALBUM, I decided to go through my styling kits, throw some looks together for him, and let him have at it! And that he did LOL
More looks can be seen here (as soon as I get a chance to pick my favorites and upload them):

Shout out to JACK YATES HIGH SCHOOL own: Chris

Wednesday, October 20, 2010


I'm seriously craving a hint of ladylike this season...

Sunday, October 17, 2010

THAT HOUSTON GIRL (in black) and THAT HOUSTON BOY (in black)...

Black is such a safe color...a color that is somewhat nonexistent but can make an outfit pop like NO other color. First I spotted this HOUSTON GIRL...the chic who dad drives a foreign car and her momma looks like a beauty queen. I love those lyrics, on Solange's song "The Bird", and I am absolutely loving her black ensemble with the pop of animal print! I then spotted a photo of this HOUSTON BOY, doing black so right I almost shed a tear of joy, on his Morehouse University journey. Mr. Marquis Phifer aka Mr. SO MATERIALISTIC-SO WELL CONNECTED-JUST ASK ABOUT HIM-HE SO WELL RESPECTED!  

Thursday, October 14, 2010


 I happened to log on Twitter about 6 minutes after Kim Kardashian tweeted this: "The word trill really REALLY bugs me! Like who made that up???" And TEXAS replied quick! Since the UNDERGROUND KINGS existed that is a word that I, as a lot of Texans, heard a lot while growing up in Houston. And it's still a word that is used on a regular today...although there are not a lot of TRUE + REAL folks left (Lord knows I'm holding on to the ones in my life til the end!). One popular Texan, rapper Slim Thug, tweeted this as a reply (and it gave me the giggles): "She need to get some of this Texas @#%* I'll put her up on our slang...I blame Reggie Bush I woulda had her in the slab wit a white cup...They woulda changed the show name up to Keeping up with Kim and Slim!" I then thought I can actually see Kim all draped up and dripped out (Shouts out to the SUC) with Slim LOL! Rapper/Legend Bun B, one of  the creators of "Trill", attempted to start a Twitter trending topic with "#TellKimWhatTrillMeans"...it's simple...STAY TRUE, STAY REAL, AND STAY FAR FROM AVERAGE!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010


I can't imagine being a Wardrobe Stylist and a designer...a designer that actually sketch, cut, and sew! Just the thought is tiring LOL...but I do salute the ones who can juggle both! Those like the Wardrobe Stylist/Designer of 4340 Agnes and Company and the fact that this company is "fashion with a cause" gives me a reason to salute again...I may have to get with my assiSISTERant and take a quick road trip to San Antonio, during San Antonio's Fashion Week, for this event!
A better view of the flyer here: 4340 Agnes and Company Event Info
A view of the cause: 4340 Agnes and Company Word Press