All the Sun For You

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Let’s Talk Graphic T’s


While in my new favorite store on Thursday, trying on anything and everything with those plaid pants, the gal suggested a printed tank.  This was the second suggestion to put a printed t-shirt with the pants, something I just wasn’t sure of.  But when I put it on, well…. it looked AMAZING.  I was so glad, though, that the shirt had a snag because I was not paying $48 for a sheer tank top, no matter how perfect it looked with those pants.  That just is not happening.

So, as I do so well, I’ve been on an obsessive hunt for graphic tees since then.  I did buy one on Thursday that I wore on Friday, and it, along with that stupid tank top, pretty much got me hooked.  There isn’t a ton online that I LOVE, but I thought, “what about Etsy?”  Let me tell you, Etsy has tons of options… GREAT options!

I found a store (Zen Threads) on Etsy that has so many prints I like, that I asked for a coupon code so I could order a bunch for the family.  I found them while searching for “food truck shirts” a couple of weeks ago (I could write an entire post on my boys’ obsessions with food trucks) and immediately thought to check them first.  I encourage anyone looking for a great, original print that you won’t see passing you on the street to check out their store!  All graphics are their own original works, and they are awesome!

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Another store on Etsy that I like (not love, like Zen Threads) is Mad Moon Clothing.  I don’t have a favorite image just yet, but I favorite them because they have a lot of things up my alley.

Here are a few other little finds:





I have a charm on a necklace that says “She thought she could and so she did.”  I love it – it’s sort of my motto.  I got it after I worked so hard to get back in shape last fall and I wear it a lot.  I started looking for a shirt last night that has this same saying, and I found two that I like on Etsy, of course.

There are a couple of graphic tees at regular online stores that I’m looking at as well, but I prefer to support those on Etsy if at all possible.  One was a suggestion in the comments (thanks, No Baby Ruth!) and the other is the same brand (Elements) as the shirt I wore on Friday.

So that is what’s on my fashion mind right now.  I haven’t bought a thing yet, so that’s good (and progress!).  The California Redwoods shirt will be the first up, along with the food truck shirt.  Priorities!


Author: Courtney

Hi, there, I’m Courtney. I never planned to stay home with my kids, but I got sucked into motherhood when my first baby came into our lives after years of infertility and multiple rounds of IVF. His brother followed closely behind, something we didn’t plan on after having such a rough road with achieving parenthood the first time around. My boys are IVF cycle twins, conceived on the same day but born two years and one day apart (they were both transferred on the same day in October, but with two years between them). My boys are the best of friends and my husband is a terrific husband, father, and most importantly… friend. He fully supported my desire to stay home (“I just wanted it to be your idea and not mine, I totally want you to stay home and raise our kids!”) and encourages me in everything I do. I am a lover of projects, spreadsheets, fitness, healthy cooking and eating, crafts, selling my stuff on FB (HA!), and the outdoors. If I’m active, I’m pretty darn happy!

5 thoughts on “Let’s Talk Graphic T’s

  1. I love a lot of the ones you chose! I think they will look great on you. Because of your slim figure, I would order ones that are quite fitting on you, rather than a baggy looking tee. I am actually unsure about graphic tees for myself. I only have one I believe and rarely wear it. I sometimes look at graphic tees I like online and can’t decide whether to give them a go. There are a lot I like, like that one company you posted, I really like those, I think because they are more images than words. But I also worry about looking like I am trying to be younger than I am and that they won’t look good on me. I think I could do tank top graphic tees for the beach or weekends, but t-shirts aren’t really my thing. All that said, I am going to go check out that Etsy company now and see what I can find! 😉

  2. Cute! Love them! It’s funny, I don’t ever think of graphic tees for me or my kids because my immediate thought is I don’t like them, but then I see so many adorable ones that people are getting off etsy and I LOVE them on everybody else! So maybe I will eventually get there.

  3. Courtney “fashion blogger” I tend to stay away from them due to the boobs but I do like them. Sometimes I don’t feel hip enough 😜 I love the singlets

  4. I love graphic tees. My favorites are from Threadless . com

  5. Love graphic tees!!! Urban outfitters has some cute ones! Wildfox too!

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