At all times, at all costs

Be a lady


Even when you don’t feel that others are deserving of your kindness, your elegance or your standard good behavior – at all times and at all costs, be a lady. Set the stage for how you want others to treat you, by being a lady at all times, at all costs. The world will love you for it. You’ll love yourself for it.

Sincerely, Ty


Sincerely Ty Presents: Style Etiquette 101

What does his style of dress portray about him?

What do you think of when you see these ladies? What does their style and appearance portray?

Sincerely Ty Presents: Style Etiquette 101!

Sincerely Ty invites you to attend the new workshop series: Style Etiquette 101! This workshop provides attendees with the foundation of style and how to present oneself in the proper manner.

What is Style Etiquette?

Believe it or not, how you look transcends into the way you carry yourself and how you are portrayed by others. It’s important to portray yourself in the proper manner when it comes to style and appearance.

Why is Style Etiquette Important?

It’s contagious, and it’s the right thing to do. Fashion becomes a trend because humans tend to follow one another. Thus, good fashion trends will follow suit.

What will Style Etiquette teach you?

Learn good and bad habits of style as well as attitude and every etiquette when it comes to appearance. Discover what to wear and when to wear it and how to speak fashion truths. Learn how to maintain your appearance and promote good hygiene

Who benefits from Style Etiquette?

EVERYONE! Educating oneself on how to approach the social and daily aspects of life and living that are associated with appearance is essential.

Contact me today to schedule a session! Great for individuals, students, young professionals and non-profit organizations in need of expert image and wardrobe advice.

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Sew You’re A Designer Now?

Yep, I’m thinking about learning how to sew. Will I be great? We’ll see. Will I give up within a few months? Let’s hope not. Will I find someone who already knows how to sew and pay them to create all my designs? Likely.

My plan is to start off designing pillows. Don’t sleep…I have lots of great ideas in mind. Let’s just hope I can do a better job than Denise.


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Philanthropy is Sexy

Philanthropy is Sexy

ATTENTION FELLAS: Philanthropy is sexy! I thought I was alone with this thought, but apparently the attached campaign from Men’s Warehouse agrees with me. However, I’m not completely on board with philanthropic actions executed with the intent of getting “laid.” Nevertheless, it’s for a good cause, right? Let’s keep telling ourselves that.

TRUE STORY: Recently a friend and I visited Virginia Beach. The friend: tall, brown, handsome and civic-minded. Me: Awesome in every way. At the end of our trip, we were seduced by the Dairy Queen (DQ) and decided to give in to temptation. As we approached the line, a woman in a wheelchair and her children rudely cut in front of us. My friend and I looked at the family in disgust, but quickly changed our scoffs to looks of concern. At initial sight of the family, it was clear that a lavish lifestyle was something they lacked, steak was never on the menu and paychecks were spent before they were received. Kind of like me (except I’m ballin’ on a budget and I don’t eat beef). The woman began to give her sob story to the cashier, Andrew, about how her car was towed from the DQ parking lot, and she barely had enough money to take her kids to the beach to have a good time, let alone pay tow charges.

As my friend and I, ping-ponged back and forth between Andrew and the woman, we began to feel sorry for her situation. As the woman continued to inform Andrew of the issue, my friend and I observed the parking lot behind us, noticing that there was no visible sign to indicate that towing was enforced. At this point, the woman was crying. Andrew, on the other hand was giving zero f*cks about the matter and took out  his frustration on his next customers (friend and I). Never in my life has ordering a tasty treat of delicious goodness felt so forceful. “Is that it?” Andrew asked my friend after taking the order for the first tasty treat. Being affected by the recent events (and being a little indecisive), I took a while to order my treat. Most likely it took 45 seconds, but that can be an eternity in fast-food land. Should’ve known better than to linger because Andrew’s lack of consideration for the woman, me ( and my indecisiveness) and all of mankind in general was taken out on my treat.  Ice cream never looked so sad and disheveled. He didn’t even blend the Oreos. Such a jerk.

After the treats were paid for and received, I questioned whether or not I should go back and complain to Andrew’s boss. No because of the ice cream, but because his attitude was the absolute worst. Walking we saw the woman again with her family. This time her husband was near and she was on the pay phone sobbing again. I’m assuming she was on the phone with the tow company. Without missing a beat, my tall, brown, handsome, civic-minded friend reaches in his wallet and hands the woman a nice bill. AAAAAHHHHHH! That was SO SEXY! I wish you could have been there. So yes fellas, philanthropy is indeed sexy.

Sincerely, Ty

P.S. I drove to the tow lot in attempt to pull at the owner’s heart strings. My goal was to settle the woman’s tow charges for $50, but because God looks out for us, he completely turned the owner’s thoughts and the tow charges were erased from the books. Like my mother says, “Ain’t God good?” I agree! Or should I say, “Amen!”

Summer Inspiration

I finally found my summer inspiration!!!

Summer 2013 Inspiration

Summer 2013 Inspiration

The above picture is a creation of Saul Bass and includes one of my absolute favorite leading ladies, Dorothy Dandridge. I remember one of my childhood summers sitting with my grandmother during my first introduction to Oscar Hamerstein’s Carmen. Ms. Dandridge’s character was fiesty and a borderline harlot. Not judging – those type of women are often my faves, if not my inspirations in life. Amazed and wide-eye, I was ready to change my entire elementary wardrobe for the coming school year. PROBLEM: Off-the-shoulder was not fifth-grade friendly, nor fifth-grade mom acceptable. Still the same little girl (somewhere deep inside), but quite a few years older, I’ve decided to once again use Carmen as my inspiration. All things Summer 2013 shall be Carmen-inspired – color, clothes, hair, makeup, wardrobe.

Stay tuned!!!

Sincerely, Ty

P.S. You asked for it, and it’s coming your way! Tune in Thursday for a review of Donna Karan’s ‘Cashmere Mist’ Deodorant/Antiperspirant. With summer approaching, a girls gotta be fresh. No musty Betty’s allowed.

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