May Monthly Archives

Strangers: May 2014

post_stranger2_032214We had the opportunity to meet this lovely couple in High Line Park this past Spring.

It was a little cooler that morning and yet, this couple was still dressed to impress.

Let us know what you think!

It’s Our Anniversary

website_1yearOn May 24, 2013, was released to the world!Today marks our one year anniversary! Thank you for all the support!

Be on the lookout for some great things in the months to come!

Strictly Business: Business Casual Part II

“Style is the answer to everything. A fresh way to approach a dull or dangerous thing. To do a dull thing with style is preferable to doing a dangerous thing without it. To do a dangerous thing with style is what I call art.” -Charles Bukowski

As the seasons begin to change and it starts to finally feel like Spring, we take a minute to check in with Byron. We at the UnregisteredStyle are all about pastels and accessories this season, its clear to us that Byron is on the same page.

If you recall in the last strictly business post, Byron is a twenty year old college student from Camden, NJ. Today, he shows us how to incorporate a business casual outfit both inside and outside of the classroom.


As the 2014 academic school year finally came to a close, our hard working college students have successfully passed their final exams and are looking for summer jobs to keep them afloat until the fall. Most of this part time jobs vary in job descriptions, locations, and attire.

Once you land that part time job, there a few questions you should think about. Consider this situation, “I can fulfill the basic requirements of this job description. However, I have clue whether or not this job requires uniform, casual, or business casual attire.”

So, if you have do not own anything that is considered business casual, start investing now! It’s about that time to become a grown up. For young men, that means neck ties, slacks, khakis, button-downs, and loafers. For young women, that means blouses, pencil skirts, trousers, heels, and leather belts.


If you land that job in the office, remember, this is not a fashion show! Keep it simple. You can never go wrong with a button-down shirt, khakis, tie, and pair of leather loafers.

Gentleman, use Byron’s outfit as a visual reference. For example, the black polka dot tie and pastel blue button-down are perfect contrasting colors for this particular outfit. Byron states, “I like bow ties a little more than regular ties because they tend to tand out a little more, especially patterns!”


Byron purchased each item from the following stores: Nordtrom, Ralph Lauren, GAP, and Urban Outfitters. If you are interested in more looks from Byron, head over to his Instagram page @Kommissioner_6 .

The Advice: Are Black Girls Easy?

Over the past weekend, I had the opportunity to attend a Voices in Conversation party. In case ya’ll aren’t familiar, it’s basically a forum to talk about any pressing issue/topic with young 20-somethings, and also, to showcase new vendors trying to promote their clothing/jewelry lines. Sounds super cool, right? It was! It was a very solid venue, the idea behind getting educated people together to talk about real issues going on in the world was refreshing. Not to mention that for new designers, it was the perfect place to advertise their product and network. That’s all the good stuff. Here’s the bad part. I cannot tell a lie, I was super pissed after attending the event.advice_image12Essentially the forum centered around relationships, and how men and women relate to each other. Since I have been blogging about this particular topic for quite some time now, I figured that I had something to contribute. I assumed other smart, educated women would do the same. Let me tell you, I was so unbelievably shocked and disappointed by all of the women bashing at this event. It wasn’t men bashing women…on the contrary, it was WOMEN bashing other women.

You know what ya’ll? I am so tired. I am tired of other women sitting around, trying to belittle other women. Every female in the forum talked about how we as women should stop ‘allowing ourselves to be sidechicks’, we should be more patient, don’t settle, lower our expectations, blah blah. EXCUSE ME? Hol up, hol’ my phone!

I had a lot of problems with all of this. First of all, why is that women have to change all of these things about ourselves, but men have to change nothing about themselves? As far as side chicks, we cannot operate on the assumptions that every girl, knows they are a side chick. I have a girlfriend that dated a guy for a year and some change, only to find out that he was engaged. She had no idea. How many of you have been dating someone, not knowing that you are just one of several women he’s screwing/dating/playing? Sometimes, we as females are in the dark. We are made to look stupid, and blamed because we didn’t know, or we should have known. Sorry, but sometimes, we trust the wrong people. That doesn’t make us hoes. On the other side, why are men endorsing this term ‘side chick?’ If you’re not part of the solution, you’re part of the problem. Stop giving in to society’s labels and bullshit, and treat women with some damn respect. Don’t come up in here with your ‘top 5’, ‘side pieces’, all that. You’re not fooling anybody. And girls who concede to being anybody’s second best, need to check themselves and re-evaluate.

This blog is not directed towards all men; if it doesn’t apply to you, relax. To the rest of ya’ll…. get.your. shit. together. If all your homegirls have degrees and are living on their own, there is no reason you can’t too. No one has time for the sob story. We’re all moving up in age, and it’s time to grow a set. Stop crying about all the women who hurt you, and using that as an excuse to be an asshole. Hurt people hurt people, let that shit go. Before you start pointing your fingers at females and how we’re not shit, evaluate yourself. What exactly are you bringing to the table? Why are you worth her time? How are you going to help her grow? There is nothing wrong with admitting that you have to improve, but acknowledging your flaws makes you a better, mature male. Both men and women can never really communicate effectively if they are so focused on denying their own shortcomings.

Women: stop telling other women all the ways they are fucking up. That is not effective. Take responsibility for things you personally can do differently today. Stop crying about all the men who hurt you in the past, or your daddy issues, or your commitment phobia. Take charge of your life right now. Identify the reasons why you are attracting certain types of men. Identify why you can’t open up, and why you can’t trust the opposite sex. Read something. I’d suggest ‘ The Mastery of Love’ by Don Miguel Ruiz. It’s changing my life.

I’m off my soapbox. Goodnight.