I have a bit of a soft spot for funky tee shirts. As a teenager, I spent a lot of time traipsing about in jeans and tees, because they were comfortable and fun, and I considered myself to be something of a rock chick. My love of tee shirts blossomed during those years. Since then, I’ve established quite a collection of tees. I’d like to share a few of my favourites with you.
Cookie Monster tee
I got this shirt from Jay Jays about five years ago. The slogan on the front is “Me Love Carbs” and there’s a picture of the Cookie Monster (this is the best picture I have of this tee). I chose it because I do, in fact, love carbs. The thought of giving up carbs is kinda crazy to me, so this tee shirt is perfect.
Empire Records shirt.
This is a Pulp Kitchen shirt that I snagged after Christmas two years ago. Pulp Kitchen have a fantastic range of tees, with obscure, pop-culture pictures on them. Empire Records is one of my favourite films, and I was so excited when I found this one. It seems that hardly anyone has even heard of Empire Records, so owning a tee shirt with the title of the movie on it is pretty awesome to me.
Afternoon Delight tee.
This was the first shirt I ever got from Threadless. Ross actually bought it for me as a gift. It’s a wee bit rude, but I delight in wearing it out and shocking people. I think it’s beautiful really. Also, if unicorns were real, I totally think they’d do it in front of a rainbow.
Morticia Addams shirt
Yet another Pulp Kitchen tee. This one was actually given to me by my Nana and Pa as a Christmas present. They are seriously cool grandparents.
Rocky Horror lips tee.
I found this tee shirt at Supre, of all places. It was shoved in a pile with a bunch of Twilight merchandise. As soon as I saw a flash of red, I was over there like a flash to investigate. I immediately recognised Patricia Quinn’s lips, and snapped this baby up for a mere $8.
Alice in Zombieland.
This is another Threadless tee which Ross bought for me. Ross has a massive collection of Threadless shirts, and each time he places an order, he usually finds something for me. I wear this with my punkier outfits, and it looks spectacular with my hot pink skinny jeans.
Humpty was Pushed.
This shirt was the product of fifteen minutes of sifting through a bargain bin at Jay Jays. It had slipped right down the bottom, and the slogan made me laugh so hard that I had to buy it.
Party Kitteh tee.
My mum actually bought me this as a random gift earlier this year. I am head-over heels for lolcats, so this kitten with a party hat made me melt into a fit of giggles. I wear it whenever I need a pick-me up.
My Dad bears an uncanny resemblance to George Jetson. It’s true. As a result, many of his mates call him, “George”. When I’m around his friends, I inevitably get called “Judy”, my mother is “Jane” and my brother “Ellroy”. This shirt is a nod to my family’s cartoon counterpart.
Are you a tee-shirt fan? Which of mine is your favourite?