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Monday, May 7, 2007

A Lot More Personali-TEE

When I got my May 2007 issue of Seventeen Philippines, I couldn't get my eyes off its fashion feature, "Pop Art." Putting the overpriced plastic bangles and leggings aside, I absolutely LOVED the quirky long tees from Zara.

When I checked them out at their Shangri-la Mall branch, however, other items caught my eye. I loved the prints on the shorter tees better! I wanted comfortable shirts that I could wear to school even if the temperature in Katipunan reaches 40 degrees and these were perfect. The cotton fabric is not too thin and not too thick.

They may be a bit pricey for basic shirts at 895Php (about US$19) each -- since you can already buy t-shirts for as low as 100Php (about US$2.00) in the Philippines -- but since they're wardrobe staples that have very good quality, they're going to last you a very long time. The kind of print on the tees won't fade easily. Check out similar shirt designs at Zara and see the difference.

I couldn't get enough of my Charlotte Russe shirts, which is another reason why I have been on the lookout for the "perfect" tees. If you're in the States, or if you have a friend or relative there, I suggest you ask them for pasalubong from Charlotte Russe. (At least people who know you can more or less see if it would fit you well. I said it before and I'm going to say it again: purchasing clothes without trying them on -- ahem, online shoppping -- is not a very wise thing to do. Sorry, I'm really not keen on shopping for clothing online!)

My grandma bought me five tees (three of them had the same print, though -- she liked them too much) from that store last summer. I've worn them hundreds of times and they still look brand new! Above are two of their new designs.

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Remember that a t-shirt never has to look blah. There's a lot more you can do aside from accessorizing. Break that jeans-and-t-shirt combination once in a while and pair your tees with cute shorts and skirts. The new mini skirt jumper can add more oomph to your basic top, too.

How's that for comfort and style?

The CityLifeStylist


chase said...

They look nice but we always thought here that Zara isnt really that durable same as H and M but it really boils down to the user anyway

The CityLifeStylist said...

Ooh. I was hoping they would be the same as my Charlotte Russe shirts. I guess I'll just have to see and be extra careful with them. ^_^

Julie said...

the Charlotte Russe shirts are really beautiful! I'm hooked! But there's no way for me to get it because I'm from Malaysia. I don't quite fancy online shopping too :(