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)
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.
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.......