I Couldn't Find a Shirt I Liked So...

I made my own. How Martha Stewart of me.

A couple of weeks ago I browsed numerous stores in New York and couldn't find any graphic tees that even slightly interested me; so on the way home I stopped in a Duane Reade and picked up permanent acrylic paint, 3 white Hanes tees, a paintbrush, a black Sharpie, and some Tic Tacs (no, you don't need the Tic Tacs, I was just in the mood) to make my tee.

When I showed one on the Teen Vogue Forums, a lot of people asked how I would wear it. I made the design on them quite small because I plan on belting the tee, putting a colorful cardigan on top, adding some black skinnies, Ray-Ban Wayfarers, and a pair of flats. Some also asked what size shirt they should get. I got a size medium mens and I'm an XS women's. I wanted it to be a little baggy, and plus when I wear it with a belt, the whole tee is going to become shorter, so a medium would do. From that, if you want to wear it the same way I do, you should be able to figure out your size.





CSS is a band. And they rock.



I decided to make a face on one because I always found them interesting for whatever twisted reason.

Like or no?

38 comments:

Anonymous said...

wow. those are awesome

Anonymous said...

wow. those are awesome

Heather said...

Great idea! I can't wait to see them belted with a cardigan and black skinnies!

Key said...

what a great idea for a DIY!...
how did you paint it?

i´ve been looking for a black n white tee like yours without suceed!
i´ll try something similar.

thx for your comment... i´ll do my best, as you can read, my english isn´t very good...

ps: i add you to my links!

Sally Jane said...

Hi! These look great. I'd love to see them on.

Thanks for checking out my blog. I'd be happy to exchange links.

Anonymous said...

Sorry, I have to say this - the way your blog is written drives me insane. The randomly italicized words, the pretentious adjectives and quotes...I'm sorry but it's just too much. Maybe tone it down a bit?

lalalacouture said...

Awesome, hun.

miss fashion said...

i like the 'face' shirt you made! and how creative of you for making those shirts.

miss fashion said...

sounds good!

WendyB said...

Nice!

Wendy said...

That is super! I'm really digging the face tee, might create one myself. This post has been really inspiring!

Fashion Tidbits said...

i've added you on my bloglist~ finally! :) plz add me!

Princess Poochie said...

Anon (#3)

This is her blog. And her style (words, quotes, fonts) are a part of her design.

Your comments aren't very nice. And why not post your name to give the "advice"?

Poochie

Tiana said...

CSS Suxxx.
Gorsh. I love CSS, too. Those pottymouths.

The idea is absolutely awesome.
I'd like to try that.

Cris Lazoru said...

I like the face!

C.

schminnie said...

littleclock (on TV), did a Tshirt much like this.

i think that this tshirt idea will sweep the nation.
Im going to do that very very soon hopefully

Ana said...

very cool and i like your plan on how to wear them

im gonna make some diy tees-you've inspired me!

Aisha said...

Like them? I LOVE them!
That's such an awesome idea. I'm gonna try it myself sometime soon, ohg and I won't forget about tic-tacs (: they're yummy.

Imelda said...

Great idea and it looks great!
My favourite is the CSS t-shirt, I don't know CSS, but it just looks great!

Miss Woo said...

I love the face T, be great to see how you coporate it into the outfits :)

Tru said...

lovely

Eleh said...

they are lovely. and plus point is no one else has the same tee with the same design as you!

oh. i too have a face tee. but the eyes on my tee is winking I think :D

Bojana said...

I think your blog's getting quite good.

At first I thought you tried too hard, but now I see you put a lot of effort into it and it's getting better with each post. You seem to "dig" deeper every subject you choose, and really like that.

Keep it up.
xoxo

LoveHateSensation said...

i LOVE the face..

sounds like it would be a really interesting outfit in the end.

LoveHateSensation said...

yea sure!!! i added you to my fave bloggers

LML said...

ooohh i like it very much!!!
is it hard to draw with sharpies on the Tee?

Andy said...

hey. thanks for the link! im going to link you right now!
xxx

Andy said...

omg. im so stupid, i already linked u. haha. sorry. :)

Fashion Student said...

I Love the t-shirts, especially the second one. I just received your comment. I would love to exchange links! In fact I'm going to add your link to my blog right now.

Jill said...

I have got to say that the face is amazing, in a creepy kind of way. I'd love to see an action shot of them, sometime soon.

lalaliu said...

love the tees. LOVE CSS!

Anne_022196 said...

love your post..very informative

Adrienne Rose said...

They're cute but you best hope they don't fade after the wash!

Shaz said...

i really like them, i can just picture the whole outfit...it will look superb!

Katia said...

Oh my, that's amazing!
I love the face and I adore how you just decided to do this, wow. I'm so going to american appereal, getting a white top and fidding whatever paint you used and going crazy with a sharpy.
The outfit you described sounds absolutly gorgeous! You're a genius, I tell you!

Lilly F. said...

I love CSS, and I love the t-shirts!

Tru said...

wow you're a very talented artist...those definetly look like you bought them in a store

yiqin; said...

THE ONE WITH THE FACE IS AMAZING!!!! I wish I can do awesome shirts like this!