You know that, if you love it, wear it, thing?

That'll be logo tees for me.  I don't care if I'm 42 and they're old hat.  I don't care if they're not remotely in fashion and other people think I look like a plum.

Whilst we're on the subject of being 42, I might not care what other people think but they definitely do think I look "of that age". 

Forgot to tell you on Friday about a joyous moment in Ralph Lauren in Bicester on Thursday.  

Buying The Husband some shirts, not sure which ones to get and see a young (ish) couple (I would say mid 20's so not students...) and the chap has the same shirt in this hand.

I ask him if it's a good choice then, to which he replies yes.  I then ask the pair of them what they think of the pink version as I was going to also get that one for my husband. 

"Oh yes, that one's great too", says the girl.  "I LOVE my Dad in pink".

Her.  Dad.  She was NOT old enough to be my daughter.  Well, maybe if I'd been a total gymslip of a mother but....... Ok so I did have to laugh and then went and bought my Coccinelle bag and cuff to cheer myself up.  Being the clearly ancient lady that I am.......

So it made me even more determined to wear exactly what I want.  And tees with slogans on fits very neatly into that category.

I love them.  I loved them last year when I bought a couple and I still love them this year (thank goodness)  One less thing for me to buy, although that's not to say I couldn't make room for a small one..... 

Last year, I had two Zoe Karssen tees that I was super lucky to snaffle from TK Maxx.  No such luck this year.  To be fair, I did lose the will to live, trawling through their own brand tat but I definitely haven't seen any good ones on sale there. 

But the joy is, you really needn't spend that much at all. 

If you did want to push the boat out though, this one is very pertinent for my current love of all things French. 

Presque Parisienne print tee by Etre Cecile £79 (ouch.  Clearly I'm still a skinflint half English, half Irish chick as I wouldn't spend that on being a fake Frenchie)


Other than that, I have to say I didn't see one other that I thought - oh I love that.  Nope none of them are doing it for me this season, regardless of price.  Clearly I am on the slight fogey side as I did feel rather prudish at this one. 

Easy Come Print tee from Zoe Karssen £60 from Matches 



Ok, so it does say Easy Go on the back... (but still - not sure I could rock up at the gates of my Catholic school wearing that....or is that just my previously perverse mind coming to the fore again...?) 


There is one Karssen bargain I've managed to hunt down in the sale at Matches though.  Now this one I do like. 

See you in Paris tee was £60 now £36



Fear not though, if you don't want to spend Zoe Karssen et al prices, New Look have come up with some gems which I think you'd be hard pushed to tell the difference with. 

Shell Pink Ride with Unicorns, Swim with Mermarids tee from New Look £7.99  This is the exact same font as one of my ZK's from last year.



Ditto this one also from New Look. 

Navy Amour Paris Tee £7.99  Much more palatable to my newly found French taste buds.



This I love as I adore a curved hem and I love the shade of grey. (don't care about California at all)

Grey California Curved Hem tee £12.99



Another curved hem and in my beloved black - what's not to love?

Black plain tee curved hem tee £12.99 from New Look




Seeing as I am infamous for my love of a stripe.... 

White Hate Mondays Stripe tee £12.99 from New Look




And there are days where I officially NEED this one. 

ASOS t-shirt Over it £14



Although maybe I should get this one..... 

ASOS t-shirt with fashion blogger print £14 



Another black and white one - slightly more oversized.  I quite like this.  Unlike most others out there. 

Black San Fran print oversized tee from River Island £24.99




Now I won't lie - I'm not totally loving the print on this tee - I don't find it particularly relevant and I like things that mean something.  But I do love the black and white and I love love love the shape, texture (linen blend) and extra edging detailing of this one from Mango. 

Printed trim t-shirt from Mango £19.99



Ditto this one.  Having said that - I think both would look fabulous under a black blazer with either grey, white or faded denim jeans. 

Velvet Print tee from Mango £19.99



Anyone else still loving the logo tee?  Is it something you've always served or are you in the "definitely bought into the trend" camp like me?  I think I may well wear one of mine tomorrow.

So here we have outfit from Friday where I was going to a Comedy Night at school.  And wasn't drinking.... well that lasted for about 30 mins, The Husband was late so he got to drive home.  Absolutely excellent evening.  Really really good - Bob Mills and John Moloney amongst two of the acts - all in our little school hall!  Great fundraiser, can't recommend it highly enough.

Very laid back evening outfit from me.


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Print top - Zara
Indigo straight leg jeans - Jigsaw
Black fitted blazer - Topshop
Navy Lille flats - Boden
Black stud cuff - Coccinelle
Black stud clutch - Coccinelle

And Saturday morning.... four hour drive to Hereford to see our new pupppy.  Just went with the 10yr old - was such a lovely lovely day.  Stopped off at Bicester on the way back, which had seemed like a good idea.  Oh dear lord alive, I cannot describe to you how hideous it was.  It took 45 mins to park - every Bicester car park being FULL - eventually finding a place in Tesco next door which you're clearly not supposed to do but seeing as I did get some food for the journey and we lasted just over 30 mins, I don't think it was that much of an issue.  Suffice to say I will never ever EVER go on a Saturday again.  Actually that's not true - I think you just need to get there at the crack of dawn when it opens.   And leave by lunchtime.....

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Black jumpsuit - Kin by John Lewis
Black fitted blazer - Topshop
Black Delphine pumps - Hobbs
Black Harker hands free bag - Anya Hindmarch

Apologies for no blog yesterday - I was absolutely exhausted after an 8 hour drive (and the misery of Bicester - I won't lie, that was far more stressful than any other element of the journey).  Plus I may have spent an hour or three last night, googling puppy paraphernalia and putting together our list of names for her.  We're going to try and decide over the Sunday roast shortly.   I fear I may become a total puppy bore.......

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  1. I love a slogan Tee too. They are fab! I also have one with Monster from the Muppet Show (I realise this is not a slogan) which my hubby hates but I absolutely love to death. Lx

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  2. Love the New Look unicorn and mermaid one...bluewater tomorrow!!!

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  3. You couldn't bore me with anything puppy related - we got one last week. And oh my God, she is amazing and so cute. A proper hand full, turned our family life upside down. Can't wait to hear about the latest addition to your family. So have you picked one???

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    1. YES! We picked the puppy on Saturday - so so so cute and we pick her up in half term x

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  4. If you love it and you look great in it, you are not too old! (I am older than you) I don't hold with this "too old" thing, it either suits you or it doesn't. I've decided I don't suit ripped jeans - your post on ripped jeans made me laugh - because my knees are gnarled thanks to kneeling down for small people. Nothing to do with being old, oh no. Patched jeans, I can do. Enjoy your logo tees.

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  5. I used to detest slogan tshirts and then something happened and I fell in love with them!

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  6. Had to laugh at the "my Dad" moment. I've never been into slogan tops or big logos but in a moment of madness on holiday in Quebec in Feb bought this ... http://www.fucklamode.com/collections/all/products/chandail-a-capuchon-hoodie (hope it's ok to post this). Just not worked out when I'm going to wear it as I am usually so ultra conservative and definitely not a pink girl!

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  7. I love a slogan tee - bought two from Cotton On in Hong Kong but after one wash one of them looks out of shape - should have put on hand cycle wash. They are a fun alternative to a plain tee, while still being relatively plain! Kat your Anthropologie shoes...which I LOVE...are they comfortable...narrow (my feet are NOT narrow)...and are they ok to walk in (ie not too clippy-cloppy?)

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    1. Meant to say - laughed at the dad comment - took my daughter to Choccywoccydoodah in Brighton during half term (after a year of her nagging me) and when ordering something, the lovely waitor made a comment about mature ladies...his colleagues sniggered and poor guy then tried to dig himself out of his hole by pretending that was not what he meant at all! I didn't actually mind in the least bit!

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  8. Love slogan tees and sweats. I have a few Zoe Karssen tops. The quality isn't too good for the price though! Mine are falling to bits after one wash! Still can't resist them! Love your new bag. I also have a weak spot for all things Anya and it that price who could resist. Unfortunately I live a 4 hour drive from Bicester so won't be making a trip anytime soon! Enjoy the madness that comes with a pup!

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    1. Have to say I haven't found the quality too bad. Maybe i've just been lucky...... So with you on the Anya thing. For the quality, style and uniqueness (and price!) I don't think there's another designer out there who comes close. And the bargains at Bicester...! (they do always do mail order...)

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  9. This is why I don't physically shop in young-ish stores anymore, I think I'm the same age or older than the moms that shop there with their teenage daughters. Yikes.

    I love a good logo tee, but I'm dialing back. Or so I thought, I just bought a couple of striped tees with cute Italian sayings. I had too, one has my beloved dog's name (Bella) on it.

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  10. I love slogan Tees. Iam sort similar age as you soon and just bought some sequined slogan tees from Next Kids Older girl dept ( i fit into 14-16 age group) ! And some from Topshop too..
    Btw I joined your Insta- oh you can also see my very very neon bright Converse- so bright I am actually scared to wear them! ( my insta is Vanil.......) 😀

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