Thursday, January 24, 2019

It seems ages ago that we last met for coffee and advice for the white tee lovelorn – so much has happened…

After many fits and starts; the bad boy, the one that got away, the polar opposite, perfect-on-paper and even a metrosexual or two, I finally settled down with the one. But it only took one tumble in the dryer to realize I’d made a terrible mistake – my organic white tee shrank and that was that. After admitting my part in things – I only hand wash and air dry during the courtship and in time, even a perfect white tee gets thrown into the dryer – I turned my thoughts to other, nobler pursuits, like shoes. Time was a blur, until one day…

My Secret Under Age Affair

Nobody has to know I thought to myself as I glanced furtively over my shoulder to make sure that not a soul saw me entering the pink hued walls. I’m not sure what possessed me to try this establishment geared to 18 – 24 year olds, but there I was, exiting the mall with a bright pink and white striped bag of shame.

It had been a long while since I had shopped a two-for-one sale and I was feeling giddy from my sheer audacity. I was half-expecting to be asked to drive it back to the mall after dinner. I didn’t have a lot of expectations. As long as we had fun for awhile, I was happy to part as just friends.

Summer Lovin’

Next thing I knew, it was the end of summer and we were still having fun. My tee was talking about hanging around for Fall…

Happy Anniversary Baby

Hard to believe, but it’s officially been over a year and my white tee is still in good shape, ready for another season. It makes me think of the last line of one of my forever favorite movies: I don’t know how long we have together, who does?

Tell me, have you found the perfect white tee this summer? 


Alicia Mackin May 11, 2018 at 07:49

Haha pink and white striped bag of shame too funny. Well at VS they make it super enticing how could you not walk in.

Mademoiselle vit May 11, 2018 at 19:53

Great post 🙂

Stephanie Loudmouth May 12, 2018 at 00:30

Um, okay, so at first I was like OMG — did she really have an affair with a younger man and was going to Victoria’s Secret to buy something to seduce him in!? I had to read the post twice, lol. You’re awesome, great analogy!

Couture Carrie May 12, 2018 at 06:56

I just ordered a white tank from asos… Hope it’s a winner!


design elements May 12, 2018 at 11:31

you can write a book! You write wonderful!!! big hugs

Manhattan Image and Style May 12, 2018 at 13:02

Manhattan Image and Style said…
Lovely post sweetie! I love it!

Claire May 12, 2018 at 22:17

i have a fave white tee but i’m always afraid to wear it so it actually lasts. haha. it’s an alternative apparel one. i’m afraid the kids will touch it with dirty hands or it’ll fall apart because of wash and wear (or maybe i’ll spill on it!)

Chic ‘n Cheap Living May 13, 2018 at 14:39

I remember your first search for a white t-shirt. They really are so difficult to find. I am still wearing my H&M t-shirt and have a GAP one at home I have to try out. I’ve been meaning to try out Michael Stars and James Perse but always forget. I’ll definitely check out VS now too!


Marcela Gmd May 14, 2018 at 00:57

Beautiful post!!!
Have a nice day!!!:9))

Kizzy Von Doll May 15, 2018 at 01:59

This is so cute, love how you talked about this! I haven’t bought a white tee in a long time!! I hope you have a great weekend, so cool you got to see those jewels up and close!! Have a wonderful week 🙂 Kizzy xo

Style Diary Of A Fashion Fanatic May 15, 2018 at 08:53

I love this post!!!!!
I am always on the quest for the perfect white tee!!!!!! I have found a few treasures but wear them out.
They are a true wardrobe staple!!!!!
I love that Audrey Hepburn quote too!!!!!
Hope you had a fabulous day!!!!!

Rowena @ rolala loves May 15, 2018 at 15:04

It probably sounds like fashion blasphemy but I can’t even remember the last time I owned a white tee. Glad to hear yours is still performing well for you 😉

Pamela RG May 15, 2018 at 20:42

I understand how you feel about finding, wearing and taking care of white tee. I still wear my favourite white tee from Marks &Spencer. Thank God, it is still in perfect shape.

June May 16, 2018 at 19:13

Haha sweet post. I coincidentally just ordered a similar white tee but with my blog name on it 🙂
Keep in touch

miss b May 17, 2018 at 06:12

I’m always on the look-out for good quality white tee shirts which last. I especially like the ones from The White Company. Lovely quote!

Diana Mieczan May 17, 2018 at 11:13

I simply adored reading this post and YES to white tees. They are the best and I wear them all the time. Kisses, darling.

rooth May 17, 2018 at 13:33

The VS Pink label is just SO good… and now I’m going to have to try their tees for myself

Christine D. | The Plumed Nest May 17, 2018 at 15:48

i did find a perfect white tee awhile back and it had been years since i had one. but alas i am cursed in keeping anything white white for more than a couple wears. it down to a sad and greyish white – still i wear it around the house quite happily.

FASHION TALES May 17, 2018 at 19:01

One of my favourite posts from you. I do have a few white Tees, but one that I absolutely love from H&M, and it is so comfortable. I think I tend to wear it most with my denim, when I want dress down. 🙂

Sam May 17, 2018 at 19:46

I have yet to find the perfect white tee, thats great advice hand washing it. Thanks for stopping by, I always value your opinion on my posts.

About Last Weekend May 17, 2018 at 21:29

Awesome! i do find the more you pay the better they are except for the tea stains which I can never get rid of. There is nothing like that white t.

Classiq May 18, 2018 at 01:35

I got completely drawn into your fashion story. 🙂 I still haven’t had the chance to wear my favourite white linen t-shirt this year yet, but I know what my uniform will be once the heat settles in.

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