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This Is How We Do It


When you think fashion and style

Houston doesn’t really come first to mind

And that’s quite understandable


We might be a little late to the party compared with sorority sisters the likes of Austin or Portland or New York and San Francisco but we’re certainly making up for lost time, ringing those bells and whistles with absolute vigour.  And with more than a hint of savoir faire.

Print Mix | Sheela Writes



Those are words one would typically associate with Texas and, in a downstream fashion (see what I did there?) with Houston.  True, true.  Yet through the (recently defunct) HFB group, I’ve pleasantly discovered that there’s truly far more than meets the sartorial eye when it comes to stylish women (and men) in the Lone Star State city of Houston.

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So when HFB ceased operations (sadness), it just seemed the right thing to get a few of us together and collaborate on a theme.

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Print mix.

It seemed like a good idea at the time.  Remember how I pledged that 2016 will be the year of many style firsts for me?  That I would wear not just colour but an entire parade of colours, yes, in the one same outfit?  Thus far, I’ve done plaid + polka dots.  Then a profusion of I-need-sunnies-look. Married camo + leopard. Even tried my hand at preppy.  This time, in honour of the theme, I decided I was going to attempt variations of the one same print namely plaid.

Clearly, I digressed from that concept.

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I still did the plaid but mixed it with a grid print and infused some tribal flavour on the footsies.

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What can I say.  I have more fun when I wing it.  Let’s see what the others came up with, shall we?

Dagny Zenovia

Dagny reminds me so of Janelle Monáe, and her sense of style is just the loveliest blend of kooky with quirky, beautifully topped off with touches of preppy and mod.  I’m trying hard to choose a favourite between her embossed top and those epic lenses.

Dawn P Darnell

I don’t know how she does it but Dawn is like supermum and fitness fan and photographer all rolled into.  In fact, I think her son Jayden just turned one.  I really appreciate how her interpretation of Print Mix isn’t literal.  How she’s playing with textures and dimensions here.

La Fashion Snob

‘fessing up.  I’ve been in love with Heather’s style since the very first time I saw her at Houston Fashion Week two years ago.  Being very new to the blogger scene then, I didn’t have the courage to say hi so HI!!  Her clothes speak volumes of her love for all things vintage and whimsical.

Hey Wendy Vanessa

This is, by far, my absolute fave outfit.  I suppose I could say I’m biased because of Wendy’s animal print coat and that in-your-face fuzzy bag but it’s all good.  I acknowledge it🙂 I adore how everything came together.  Truly a wonderland for the eyes.

Styld Grace

Brittainy did a really cool job in keeping things sleek and fresh by layering a striped button-down with a tweed-esque sweater.  Subtle individually, paired together, the two really create a striking visual.  And those boots.  And them shades.

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And, there’s me.  Trying to fly, I think #goofball

What did you think?  
Would you like to see more from us Houston bloggers?

Love, Sheela

p/s photos by Eve

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  3. fashionsnob says

    What a great collaboration! Thanks for the idea Sheela🙂 Great use of prints. You look great!


    • I thought you might appreciate Dagny’s style aesthetic the most, Jacqueline🙂 it has touches of androgyny and whimsy which is ever so appealing. The posing? Hahahaha. I’ve stopped being too self-conscious where these things are concerned. I try to remember to have fun xo


    • Hey Alecz, thank you so much. I wish I’d thought of something patterned for the pants too but I’m decently pleased with how this look turned out🙂


    • I’ve never associated fashion with Houston until I stumbled upon and joined the Houston Fashion Bloggers two years ago, Lili, and it was so lovely to meet like-minded souls. Thank you so much for taking the time to comment, I really appreciate it xo


    • True true but Beyoncé moved away at an early age and as such, I think LA as well as NYC has greatly honed her style. That said, I have no qualms whatsoever in laying claim to living in the same place where Queen B came from GRIN have a good one, Monika (see what I did there??) xoxo


    • You know what happened, Siffat? See, I’m too shy to venture outside of my back, front and sideyards, and I only do shoots when my neighbours aren’t around. They have children so they’re typically on schedule. However, the day I did this? I was goofing around when I realised they were watching us LOL so I decided to put on a show🙂 xoxo


  4. I love a great hat. The yellow one especially! Thanks for linking up at #ThursdayFavoriteThings! I hope to see you also at #OverTheMoon.


  5. What a great line up of gals you’ve pulled together Sheela! Rock on. I love your boots. Really, really love them and know I’ll be trying to find my very own variation of them to impress my own readers too. Thanks for the inspiration. And you are, sweetheart, very inspiring x
    Anna’s Island Style


    • Oh wow, Anna, thank you so very much. I find that such a tremendous boost to my ego because, in the short span of time we’ve gotten to know each other, I’ve come to be tremendously inspired by how you mix and match things together to ever so delightful results xoxo


  6. Lenya says

    I love a good mix of patterns. And this is what I call perfection! Love that hat, and those booties are TDF! I would loooooove to see more of you Texas_ ladies_ collaboratio _post. So keep them coming!


    • Hahahaha thank you so much, Rachel🙂 Houston isn’t always top of the mind when one thinks style and fashion, and I’m very glad to be in the company of some thoroughly inspiring ladies xo


    • Why thank you so much, Rachael. I bought them years ago then promptly forgot I had them, almost sold them and, finally, decided to keep them🙂


    • I’m starting to love all these mixing and matching and contrasting. It’s a wonderful game to play because the end result is never quite the same🙂 xo


  7. Great collaboration. Goog examples. I, myself, am more of a Brittainy type of woman. Not much pattern mixing in my outfits. But I admire it in others as I am often too chicken. Kudos for stepping out of your comfort zone


    • I’m rather happy I did, Greetje, step out of my comfort zone, that is. I’ve been doing it quite a bit this year and I’m ecstatic🙂 whilst I may never stop being terribly shy in front of the camera, I am, however, learning to let loose more and enjoy myself xo


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