crisp, classic and chic: TZI’s favorite poplin shirts

November 21st, 2017

A crisp, tailored shirt is practically our workweek uniform at TZI. Always chic and always classic, this wardrobe must-have is a staple that effortlessly takes us from client meetings to construction sites. Of course, we love some unexpected details! Those details are what separates a modern iteration on shirting from an otherwise tried-and-true (and peut-être un peu boring) basic button-down.

Crisp, classic, chic

My newest favorite is J.Crew’s Funnelneck Shirt — and hello, did I feel as though I had scored big when an associate in a very posh Dallas store asked who made it and said she thought I was going to tell her “it was by someone major.” Brooke just snagged a deal with Style Mafia’s Marine Top for only $26. Pop over to her Instagram @brooke_tzi to see her complete ensemble!

Can you say “I see a few more white blouses in my future …” ?!?!?!

from bottom left to right: J. Crew Funnelneck Shirt, Sandro “Honeycomb” Top, Style Mafia “Marine” Top, Free People “So Obviously Yours” Top, Caroline Constas Jacqueline Button-Front Poplin Shirt.




styled by tzi: kara cox at southern style now

November 20th, 2017

Having just wrapped up the Traditional Home showhouse in Dallas, I’ve been watching excitedly to see the gorgeous rooms that I knew would come out of the Southern Style Now showhouse in Savannah. Y’all, Brooke and I have been blown away! Ah-may-zing. Did you know that Brooke was a fashion buyer before she came to TZI? She’s been so inspired that she’s put together some equally-as-incredible fashion pairings so we can all capture the spirit of those rooms in our everyday ensembles. First up? 

Kara Cox Southern Style TZI Outfit PairingHow fantastic is this bedroom that Kara Cox designed? Hello, azalea and marigold! This more saturated version of my long-time faves, pink and yellow, is killer — and we love it just as much in fashion as we do in Kara’s beautiful design. Simply pair those J Brand mid-rise super skinny leather leggings (and wouldn’t those go with everything?!?!) with the “James” blouse from Caroline Constas, slide on the to-die-for Aquazzura sunflower studded mules, and grab your Sam Edelman Azalea clutch (that’s what I call bang for the buck) … and you’ll be (a) out the door in a flash, and (b) getting more compliments than you can count. Extra bonus points if you get to come home to that dreamy bedroom!

I’ve always loved the overlap between interior design and fashion, and, with Brooke’s “buyer’s eye,” I’m excited to bring you more of that here. With any luck, I’ll even be able to convince her to post a few selfies — and sources! —  on her Instagram (@brooke_tzi). You’ll find more pairings on Instagram at #styledbytzi, and of course, I share my everyday inspiration at @tracizeller.

What do you think about this color combo? I. Want. Those. Mules.

PS: Wondering why I’m saying TZI instead of TZD? We’re doing a bit of branding work, and you’ll see a fresh new look — and slightly tweaked name (Traci Zeller Interiors) — in 2018!