You will probably have gathered by now, I like my clothes to look a little loved. By that I mean I like my jeans in a distressed or antiqued finish and I like my tops and tees to look like they've had some good action with the washing machine.
So I obviously love all the expensive vintage wash tees found on some of the more pricey sites. I've been searching for good vintage wash tees in navy and cornflower blue. Cornflower blue sounds quite specific but it is a shade that I love. It works well on my skin tone and is summer skies personified. I liked this one from Splendid - perfect neckline, perfect cut, perfect shade of blue.
Imperfect price. I really don't want to spend £80 on a cornflower blue tee even if it is from Splendid, because it is only a tee after all and a very simple one at that.
So I'm delighted with my little number from Matalan which cost £6. It's a slightly paler blue but hey I can live with that if I'm saving over £70. 700 English pennies. Not to be sniffed at.
The single review online says it is too thin and too big. I say it is just right and loose fit. It is a vintage cotton - hence the nice light weight and they've tried to achieve that softness that you would associate with an old tee which has been through a few washes and is now an old friend. Interestingly enough, Matalan have another tee (comes in marl grey) which they are labelling as the perfect tee and that is a different kettle of fish altogether - denser weave, heavier cotton, more fitted and a little bit smarter. It all depends on what you like.
And what I like as you can see is non clingy, scoop necked, plain tees. I think Ive been slowly building up a collection ....
Soft white Zara linen tee (old) with pocket
Unfortunately it seems to get shorter with each subsequent wash & there's nothing I can do about it.
Light navy Zara linen tee (old)
I liked the white, so I bought the blue.
Soft white Zara linen tee (no pocket)
And because I worried about the first one shrinking, I bought a back up.
Was actually looking for a grey marl tee but couldn't find one.
Grey marl Splendid tee
Then I found a grey marl one.
And this just happened to be next to the cornflower blue one and I did say I was looking for a navy tee!
And I'm sure you've all fallen asleep from that exciting colour palette so I thought I'd wake you up a bit with the last tee ....
Neon pink H&M Tee (old)
Can you tell I really like the pink one? Hence you get two extra pics.
Ta dah! Now doesn't that pink just make you smile? Doesn't it make you think of ice cream and summer sun? It's not all doom and gloom in my wardrobe! This pink H&M tee is my joint favourite tee (last seen here) - it holds top position with the grey Splendid one. And it only cost £3.99 which makes me really really smile :o) Especially when I think I saved another 700 English pennies not buying this one :
So do you have a particular fit or style of tee that you like? That you never thought about or realised till now?
Just for info :
I stand corrected - I saved 7000 English pennies actually and not 700 as Caroline was kind enough to let me know. Whoops :o)
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