What we wore: summer edition

by - June 17, 2015

Once upon a time I started a blog so that my mom could know what really was going on in my mind. Or at least so she didn't have to call me daily.
Then my Dad and Grandma, brother and sister starting reading it and so on and so forth.  

5 years later the little blog that could has turned into something else.  It has become my creative outlet, a place where I can weave the tales that I want to capture forever.  It has also initiated some great friendships thanks to style challenges that we've all joined over the course of the year.

Now it's a full blown friendship and I'm very happy to show you what cool things can be done when a group of very diverse ladies, from all across the continent decide that they want to work together.
Today (and for the next 3 Wednesdays) we're going to showcase our outfits based on the summer style challenge as well as invite you to enter our giveaway.  It's FREE MONEY, YO!  Get on the entering, now.  

But first on to my outfits this week, but really, it's ok if you just breeze through them and go enter our giveaway instead, that's cool too. 

Day 1: denim vest (Simons) + flowy tank (Gap) + patterned shorts (Banana Republic) + wedges (Nordstrom)
Everything from this outfit is shopped from my closet, except the tank which I just bought (and in two colours) (because that's what I do when I love something) You can find it here

Day 2: graphic t (TJdesigns-see below for info) + coloured shorts  (subbed in capris from R&W) + bright tote (oops, I forgot)+ metallic sandals (subbed in jelly sandals- Winners)


This outfit is shopped from my closet, except for the graphic T.  I love graphic tees.  They can show so much of your personality; it's like carrying around a poster that screams what's on your mind.  This past month I may have bought (you can stop reading here, Dan)...............
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shhhh...7 graphic tees.
I feel I need to share the love of my recent favourite places to get unique tees.

1) RedBubble.  My brother had got Kyla and I Harry Potter tees from there.  This place does not disappoint.  I got some very funny grammar ones from there.  I'm a teacher, grammar's my thing.  I've ordered plain tshirts (men's cuts..because I don't like clingy) and a tank top so far.

2) T&J Designs.    I found this site from one of the fashion blogs I follow, Hello Gorgeous.  The top I'm wearing in the above pic was from them.  (Day 2).  I am super happy with the service and speed that the shirts arrived.  I can't wait to sport the other 3 I got! (These are all a tighter fit and quite far out of my comfort zone)  *I'm learning to deal with it.

3) Lastly,  if you want something unique and local, then definitely check out HardPressed.  We got my brother a shirt for his bday and I think he wears it everyday.  Carmen got Lucia one for her birthday....isn't she cute!


4) I should mention kids too.  I love getting funny tops for my kids.  My favourite site is zulily.  You have to check back here and there, but I've found some really great and reasonably priced tops.  Like these ones:


Let's wrap up today's post with a pic of my 2 other besties who are doing the challenge.  


We had Liam's bday party last night and just happened to all be wearing our OOTD.  Actually, I lied.  I made Carmen change back into her shirt and I had to bring Candace a t-shirt because she doesn't have a graphic TEEE??!! The Retail Therapist is now is session.  We're going shopping this weekend, Can. Actually, enter this giveaway...you could buy some cute graphic tees from Old Navy/Banana Republic or the Gap!





And while you're at it, why don't you share some blog love and visit the blogs of my friends and see how they interpreted the outfits too!

An InLinkz Link-up

Come back Friday when our blog group does the Summer Gift Exchange Reveal! See who sent me a special gift from far, far away.
Linking up with Hello, Gorgeous 





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22 comments

  1. LOL re: graphic tee's. The kids ones are super adorable as well.

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  2. too funny! I love the graphic tees, I'm not even sure I own one... how is that possible?!

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  3. LOL you crack me up, YO! You are so cute and have the cutest family. Loving all the graphic tees..there are so many fun ones! XO

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  4. Love the group shot! Some of my fave ladies. I saw Carmen's Shirt and knew I had to have it. Will order today. Must admit I may need your tee to! So many choices. Oy!

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  5. Ha I love graphic Tees and own many.... some of my faves are "I'm silently correcting your grammar", "wake me up when winter is over", "run now wine later", "classy, sassy and a little smart assy" "good times and tan lines" "having fun isn't hard when you have a library card" ... and so on. I have an addiction to Thug Life and Hardpressed. The best was the one I bought my hubby "World's OKAYEST dad ;)"

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  6. Ha! Love the idea that graphic tees are like posters screaming what's on your mind. You and Lucia have some great ones. I have a couple picked out on Etsy, if someone would give me the go-ahead, I would buy them. Would you help a sister out by giving me that permission?

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  7. This is one of my favorite posts of yours ever - it's so funny and sounds like you - and your outfits are fab-o! I need some of your graphic tees - great finds! And Lucia - so adorable. I loved dressing my boys in graphic tees when they were younger - but now it's all about the sports.

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  8. Those are all great graphic tees, but your "Retail Therapist" takes the cake!!

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  9. You are so funny...And 7 graphic tees, I'm proud of the 1 that I finally found. Although I think I really do need that retail therapist one...NOW! And now that you mention it, yes graphic tees are like screaming what's on your mind, maybe that's why I've been so picky, I just haven't found anything that say what i'm thinking...which I'm not sure if that's good or bad, bad that no one else is thinking what I'm thinking, or good that I have a unique mind :)

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  10. Ok, great style - you, Lucia and friends! Love the graphic tees. Went to their {spelled correctly for you} and now I'm hooked. Thanks to you I'm also hooked up!

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  11. I think I may spend more on my kids' graphic tees than shoes...

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  12. Nope. We go to the store tomorrow and get you one!

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  13. Yes. YEs you do. You have a blingy Jays' tank that you could rock, when your belly has settled down.

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  14. sometimes I sit at my computer and giggle all night. I'm weird that way.

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  15. LOVE it! I think graphic tees may be my new obsession. Where are you getting yours from????

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  16. I really think you should still get them graphic tees...there are some highlarious father and son hunting ones that would suit them.

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  17. A unique mind, yes very. Custom make one so that it's as precious as you are!

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  18. bahhahah. Did you buy anything??

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  19. I feel we all need team shirts that say that.

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  20. Love everyone is there graphic tees!! Cute Cute!!

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Have a lovely day!