Friday, March 13, 2015

Fashionable Ways To Wear Your Texas Pride

Southerners have an immense amount of pride in our homeland. And no place has more bragging rights of awesomeness than Texas! Take it one step further, and I dare say that Dallas is the coolest city in the state of Texas. That's right, I said it! From our world-class museums to our artistic community, James Beard acclaimed chefs to the plethora of food trucks that roam the streets, designer fashions to unique boutiques, Dallas can lay claim to being the most enviable of all the Texas cities in terms of coolness. (In my opinion...) Fashion brands are taking note and creating stylish ways for Southern Belles to pay homage to our state, towns and even neighborhoods. Here are a few brands leading the pack in terms of wearable chic. And keep in mind that while I am only highlighting 3-4 designs per line there are many more to view, so visit their websites and poke around!

Charlie Southern designs: Great State Texas $32 |  Southern Belles and Cocktails $38  |  Classic Texas State Love $33-36

Charlie Southern is the only brand I am featuring that isn't Dallas-based but they are still in the South, so we'll let it slide... Charlie Southern is an exciting lifestyle line celebrating the people, places and things that make America special. No matter what your geographic location is, Charlie Southern desires to bring all southern enthusiasts together whether you’re blessed to be living in the South or not. Based in Fayetteville, Arkansas, Charlie Southern was created to present pride-full apparel and accessories that reflect traditions and the love for the beautiful states across America and particularly, the south. Locally, you can find their designs at Riffraff in Plaza at Preston Center. Head to and take 15% OFF Charlie Southern designs on the website when you use the code OHSOCYNTHIA at checkout. Walk into Riffraff to shop and you can take get 15% OFF YOUR ENTIRE IN-STORE PURCHASE when you tell them I sent you. Riffraff is located at 4009 NorthWest Hwy, Dallas, TX 75225. Both of these offers will expire April 30, 2015.


Tumbleweed TexStyles designs: Love Texas Tee $25-$30  |  Texas Music Tank $25  |  Dallas Socialite Tee $25

Tumbleweed TexStyles was born in 2011 from the creativity and passion of Texas educators Brian Wysong and Jeb Matulich, who replicate their love for Texas music, art, design and fashion through apparel and home decor products. Tumbleweed TexStyles offers screen prints of custom-designed artwork on apparel for men, women, infants and kids and offers a wide selection of t-shirts, hats, canvas totes, car decals and koozies. Most designs are also featured on home d├ęcor items including custom prints and artwork, and on glassware like pints, mason jars and beer growlers. I think I was the muse for their 'Dallas Socialite' shirt. It's so me... Order any design from their website at and SAVE 20% OFF your order when you use the code OHSO at checkout! If you can't wait that long, you can find select products at the following local retailers:

Dallas: Gypsy Wagon, Savvy, Movida Boutique
Fort Worth: Leddy’s Ranch at Sundance Square, Working the Flea
Allen: Two C's
Arlington: The Shoppes at Brownstone Village
Celina: Willow House
Denton: La Di Da
Frisco: Frisco Mercantile, Hill Country Chic
Keller: Printed Threads General Store
McKinney: Orisons Boutique Hattie Jane's Boutique


Bullzerk designs $23

Bullzerk is the newest company to the fashion scene and in the past few weeks they have caused quite a stir around town. While many companies are producing Texas-themed goods and some are producing Dallas-themed wear, NO ONE else has taken it to the grassroots neighborhood level - until Dan Bradley opened Bullzerk in February on Lower Greenville. CultureMap said Bradley's designs have "a style that’s equal parts social critic and cheeky humorist... Bullzerk celebrates the idiosyncrasies of Dallas’ neighborhoods and the running jokes about them that locals can appreciate." Bradley tells me that fashion bloggers are going crazy for the 'I Am Freaking Dallas' tee. Bullzerk plans to play up to holidays and local news trends to stay au currant. Bullzerk has three hilarious designs for St. Patrick's Day and if you are so inclined you can visit Bullzerk at 1909 Lower Greenville, Dallas, TX 75206 or visit


Katydid Collection designs: Texas Flip Flops $24.95  | Texas Cuff $16  |  Aztec Texas Tee $32.95
Made In Texas With Love Dolman Tee $32.95  | Aztec Texas Tank $28.95

Katydid Collection offers a wide selection of Texas-themed merchandise including fashion tees, flip flops, cuffs, caps, throw pillows and more. Their youthful yet edgy styles, vibrant colors, and signature popular motifs mixed with unexpected patterns have become wardrobe staples for women of all ages. While clients are drawn to Katy Messersmith's products by the modern designs and creative embellishments, repeat customers return for the exceptional quality of the garments. Katy insists on the highest standards for her label, and the entire apparel line is made in the USA. The label is sold in more than 10,000 boutiques across the nation. Katydid Collection always offers free shipping (how awesome is that) but you can save an extra 20% OFF when you use the code TEXASLOVE at checkout at

City Skyline on 16" chain $120  |  City Skyline ring $117-$147

City + Sky  is a Dallas-based jewelry line featuring city skylines on necklaces, rings and cuffs. The company launched with Dallas-themed accessories but skylines for Austin and Houston will be rolling out in April. Since little girls, twin sisters Allison Edwards and Courtney Edwards never lost their love for fashion, accessorizing and dressing the part. With age, a love for travel, the arts and enjoying the city life led them to pursue their creative talents and provide a showcase of things cherishable to them. Enamored by the demure of cities and all that they entail, their love for the CITY was evident. They also wanted to represent something from the heart-promoting peace, happiness and a worldly view of the SKY above. Because where you came from and where you’re in life is all about embracing the then and the now. Together with a vivid imagination, the will to infuse and inspire those, City + Sky arrived. As their motto goes….. Live in the City Where the Sky is yours to Wear!