Posts Tagged ‘houston on the cheap’

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Trying to be in the place for #FashionHouston

10/10/2011

By: Aerika Eshelle

It’s back, Ladies!  Get ready to see and be seen this week as Houston celebrates Fashion!  You know you are addicted to style and all things beautiful and grand. Get your ticket today to see some of the hottest runway shows to hit H-Town. 

I’ll be there to cover it all.  I adore clothes as much as concerts….And you know I’m a pheen.  I’ve loved sketching, color and style since I was a little girl,  so I have to be in the place.  It’s not too late for you either.  Check out the dates below and TRY to make it over to the Wortham Center in Downtown Houston. 

Get you tickets HERE!  Don’t miss the event that will bring the most talented designers, the most celebrated models, and worshipers of style from around the globe to the city of Houston, Texas.

Thanks to Houston Tidbits for the below information!

Laura Mercier Pop-Up Shop
Tuesday, October 11 – Thursday, October 13
Learn how to create a flawless face from this year’s official beauty sponsor, Laura Mercier, a global brand headquartered right here in town. Stop by their chic set-up in the Audi Pavilion at the Wortham to shop shades available exclusively during Fashion Houston, then get snapped by a pro photog on your way out.

Would You Die For Fashion?
Tuesday, October 11, 10 p.m.
Aries Milan, owner of Coquette Boutique & Bistro, debuts her first fashion collection. See Kate Kills Pretty on the runway—the label name is a shout-out to the always-inspiring Miss Moss—then toast her at the private after-party at Side Bar at Gravitas featuring wine and passed bites.

Chloe After the Catwalk
Wednesday, October 12, 10 p.m.
After marveling over the Aztec prints she designed to use in her new collection, strut over to Chloe Dao’s post-runway celebration at Venue featuring footage from the show, a Dao Chloe Dao installation, candy bar, performance by Divisi Strings and looks from Elaine Turner. Pay $10 at the door, or get free entry with your Fashion Houston ticket.

SHUTTING THE PARTY DOWN

Thursday, October 13, 6:30 – 8 p.m.
Models will storm the runway in Robert Rodriguez’s sure-to-be-stellar closing show.

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#Trying to have a #WhiteChristmas with #TUTS #Houston

08/12/2011

By:

Angel Elexa

It’s never too soon to get tickets to your favorite shows or events! Even if it is 3 or 4 months out. 

Who doesn’t love the holidays? It’s only August, but I’m thinking about my fav holiday movie, White Christmas. My cousin turned me onto it years ago.  I own it and watch it at least once a week starting in December. Imagine my surprise when I saw the opportunity to get half off tickets to the touring musical in Houston. 

Now you can get out of the house, ask a friend to go, take your boo, whatever.  Make it a tradition! My homegirl and I make it a point to attend some type of holiday event every year. I’m about to hit her up now and tell her to mark the calendar.  You can’t beat center orchestra seats at a Fabulous holiday production!

It can be an inconvenience to make plans this far in advance and be able to attend on the specified promo dates, but if your schedule is clear, go and get outta the house!

50% Off TUTS White Christmas in December 2011Houston On The Cheap.

LIVE Life…and have a  Merry Christmas in August!

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#Trying to Remain Calm….#IHateItWhen

07/20/2011

 
By:
Keysharion “KeKe” Parker
 
 
 
 

I hate it when…you ask someone a legitimate question and they give you an F’d up ass answer.  Thanks for thinking I’m a dumb ass. 

So I visited Philly a few months back with the girls and we were kicking it at a wine spot, a little tipsy, and a lot of dancin’ to a little band that was jamming jazz and some r&b.  The guys in the band were doing their thang and we were having a great night.  Okay…..until, the lead guy comes over to the table and asks if we had any requests.  Nice, right?! 

Well, I politely asked if he could play any Ne-Yo.  Mind you, I had just heard a band in N.O. play Champagne Life in a hole in the wall club a couple of months prior.  I didn’t think my request was far fetched, but damn! The answer I got back was ‘rude as hell’.  I mean I wasn’t trying to belittle what the band was doing by any means, I just thought it would keep the party going. 

For real, don’t look at me like I’m stupid and say “Uh…NO! Why in the hell would we play that?!” Well, in my opinion don’t bring your ass over here and ask if we have any requests. So my non-drunk, crunk answer should have been, “You’re a motherf***in’ band asking for requests, aren’t you?! That’s why you need to play that “ish! You obviously ain’t that big yet to be turning folk down, now are you?”   I think I should’ve gone Evelyn Lozada on him and told him what’s real! Yes, I have anger mgmt issues and I need help.  Fortunately for him, I was lil’ tipsy and I just got quiet and festered until now….LOL

I’m jus’ sayin’, I hate it when people get their jollies off of making other people feel like crap.  You don’t have to TRY to embarrrass anyone to have control over the situation.  Just have some compassion and patience.  Yes, people do ask stupid questions, but Damn don’t you do the same thing, too?   Be helpful because you never know how that could lead to your next blessing.

I mean dude was kinda cute.  If he had played his cards rights, he actually coulda got it  🙂 

I’m jus’ sayin’!…SMH

LIVE Life…and Respect My Gangsta!

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#WeLove Fedoras and #Fashionista s….#Style Profile

07/18/2011

Here’s an interesting question we found perusing the net.  What we thought was a Fedora is actually a Trilby.  Well, guess what we have in stock? Grey, Dk Brown and Ivory Trilby’s at TryingTwenties.com.

Reader Question: Trilby vs. Fedora

By Truth in Fashion | Published: June 27, 2011

Dear Truth in Fashion,

I see hats called fedoras, and others called trilbies, but I really don’t see a difference, are they the same thing?

Mindy

Dear Mindy,

They look a lot alike but actually have subtle differences. What we are seeing right now in fashion being called a fedora is most likely a trilby. A trilby hat has a thinner rim than a fedora. For some fun facts about the names of these hats, the trilby was named after a play based off of George du Maurier’s book, Trilby. In the play, one of the characters wore one of these hats. The fedora was also named after a play called Princess Fedora where the main character wore this style of hat.

Thanks Truth in Fashion!

Lesson Learned and I still get to be in Style!

LIVE Life…And get your terminology right.

Aerika Eshelle

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#Trying to Kick it….The End of the Week is #LikeNothingElse…

07/15/2011

Awww Suki Suki!  It’s the Weekend, Baby!  TGIF, For Real!  We made it, y’all!  See how the rest of the weekend is gonna play out for you.

Friday & Saturday- HAPPY

As you can see, we have made it to the end of the week and look at the smile on that face!  Too excited to be free to do what you want to do….even if it is just running errands around town on Saturday.  It’s your time and you can wake up at your leisure….Hopefully!  Songs were made about the weekend.  It’s Friday and I’m ready to swang. Pick up my girls and hit the party scene…Tonight, ohohoh, It’s Alright!-AALIYAH   Make sure to hit up a daytime party for me and get your fly accessories with TryingTwenties.com.

Sunday – WORRIED

Well, look it’s Sunday again.  Where did the last two days go?  Oh no, now you’ve started thinking about all the stuff you have do during the week.  School, Work, the kids, oh my!  How can you enjoy this last moment of your weekend without worrying.  I don’t know if you can. It’s called Sunday Anxiety!  It begins to take over you because you got up early, went to church possibly, cooked your evening meal, maybe even hung out with some friends for brunch.  You’ve had you last bit of weekend fun and you realize it has to come to an end…..And then….you move into the next phase…..

Sunday Evening – RAGE

Oh, No!  It’s time to go to bed.  You are really upset now.  Why is it that we go through this every week?  There has never been a day in my work career that I’ve felt joy about going to the job on Monday.   It requires prayer and meditation to just have enough strength to get out of the bed on Monday and make it in one time….LOL  Don’t trip, I’m glad I have a job, but I’m Mad I gotta go.  Anybody know of a job where I can work from home? Maybe that would ease the tension.

LIVE Life, Have a Great Weekend….And a Happy Monday!

Keysharion “KeKe” Parker

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#Trying to be on Princess Status…#Diana ‘s #Style

07/07/2011

Remembering Princess Diana

Princess Diana would have been 50 today!  What better way to celebrate than honoring her presence.  She is revered as the People’s Princess and loved as a role model, activist, and style icon worldwide. From her wedding gown to her little black dresses, her style continues to inspire Fashion today.
 
Check out our style post showing Diana’s Simple Elegance coupled with TryingTwenties’ Accessories
It’s great for your budget and 
Pretty Enough for a Princess!
 

 

 We love you, Diana!
 
LIVE Life and Be Princess Pretty!
 
Aerika Eshelle
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Trying to get a #Groupon #Deal #Houston

05/26/2011
So if you haven’t signed up with Groupon or any of the other social purchase clubs, then you are missing out.  I’ve gotten great deals on food at Texasdelphia, clothes at Nordstrom Rack, Shellac mani/pedi’s and the thing I love most…CONCERTS!  I got a great deal with Groupon to see Bon Jovi for $9 bucks a seat. 
 
Why haven’t you signed up yet?  This site is all about saving the Recessionista money on her budget.  At least sign up to get the daily email in your city.  Trust me, it helps you TRY new places, new things and have new experiences.  You didn’t know some of these places even existed.   I’m the wiser, so have fun and ball on a budget!  All you 30, 40 and 50 thousand-naires will appreciate it!
 
Click on the Groupon image below to start being notified of Deals in your city.
 
 
LIVE Life…but do it on a budget.
 
Aerika Eshelle
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