Shop Small Saturday: TZI’s favorite Etsy vendors

Saturday, November 25th, 2017

TZI loves supporting local businesses! But no matter where you are, is such a great resource to uncover small businesses with creative, unique products. Here are a few of our favorite Etsy shops that are sure to have items to check off your shopping list this holiday season. (Plus, in Traci’s world, #blueandwhiteisalwaysright!)


AThingCreated for beautifully hand-drawn personalized stationary, cards and art prints; PopOColor for pillow covers using designer fabrics; StArmandsDesigns for unique, colorful earrings and jewelry; Karamckeandesigns for hand-painted Christmas ornaments and holiday prints; and MonogramsEtcNC for custom-embroidered linens and towels.

Happy shopping!


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

Tuesday, 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.