April 14, 2012

Today's Everyday Fashion: The Muscle Tee












































Buying this shirt was totally out of character for me. Sure, I enjoy a good graphic tee (see this post). But a muscle tee? This was a first. I brought the shirt home and a couple weeks later remembered this Kate Bosworth photo and it all made sense. I love Kate's Coachella look from last year and couldn't be more excited to re-create it. I did one version with shorts and one with pants, both of which I'm loving for running errands. Sometimes all it takes to feeling stylish is stepping just a little bit outside of your comfort zone. Do you like wearing graphic tees? Which outfit is your favorite?






Inspiration photo: FabSugar
Shirt: H&M, $15
Shorts: American Eagle, old
Belt: H&M, $20
Shoes: Diba/Nordstrom Rack, $40
Pants left: American Eagle, $35 (similar)
Shoes left: Steve Madden Riddgge c/o MJR Sales, $40
Necklaces: American Eagle, Forever 21
Rings: LOFT pink ring $11, My Stella & Dot website $49
Watch: Michael Kors, family gift
Bracelets: Banana Republic $10, My Stella & Dot website $49 and My Stella & Dot website $59






















1. Charlotte Russe graphic tee, $15.99
2. Urban Outfitters graphic tee, $29
2. Forever 21 graphic tee, $12.80

26 comments:

  1. I like both but think I prefer the one with shorts. It's got a great boho feel that I'm loving for summer.

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  2. I love these t shirts!

    http://goo.gl/apuCc

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  3. I like both looks, but I think the shorts + muscle tee look is just a teensy bit better.

    http://trendyintexas.blogspot.com

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  4. super cute!! 

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  5. Both are adorable - but I actually like the pants look. It feels more pulled together, plus I love that bag. Excellent job, as per usual!

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  6. Love this look! I may even just recreate it myself. btw your version is better than Kate's!

    http://www.mommyovermadness.blogspot.com

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  7. I love the Springsteen tee. And I like both looks, but lean slightly more to the pants. You consistenly inspire me.

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  8. FashionhypnotisedApril 14, 2012 at 2:52 PM

     Lovely blog with so many interesting and inspiring posts! Love your work:) Would you like to follow each other?

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  9. K makeitandfakeitApril 14, 2012 at 5:41 PM

    Hi Hun!! Just saw your blog in the LC blog contest! loving your blog and im so glad I found it :) 

    love K

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  10. I'm diggin' the pants! Fun look.

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  11. I saw that exact picture of Kate Bosworth last year. It inspired me to buy a muscle tee, too! I wound up with one that looks almost exactly like Kate's, but in black and white. I'm glad I'm not the only one that loved the look! P.S. I am loving your blog! I found you through the Lauren Conrad blogger contest too. I am so excited that I've found a fashion blogger that posts realistic, but still trendy and adorable work wear!

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  12. I haven't seen these anywhere, only for babies www.polkadotsndaisies.blogspot.com which are so cute but I will look at Forever21.com $12.80 is an awesome deal!

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  13. Its really really cute! Im trying to break out of my comfort zone style wise also and its not all that easy!!

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  14. I'm not a great fan of shorts where the inside white pockets "hang-down-and-show"............ BELOW the bottom hem of the shorts, (e.g., as the pockets in Kate Bosworth's white shorts do).    It almost seems to "ruin the line" of a pair of very nice shorts;  although it would probably REALLY "ruin the line" of a pair of very nice shorts, (like Kate Bosworth's wearin')............ even MORE............ if you actually put something INTO one (or both) of those "exposed" pockets............ because then you might have a particularly  p.r.o.m.i.n.e.n.t. ............ Pocket *LUMP* on your upper leg(s)!!                                                                                              

    I really do like both of your outfits, but I particularly............ love-love-*l.o.v.e.*............ your shorts version, because I honestly don't think you'll EVER have to worry about (exposed) Pocket............ lump-lump-*L.U.M.P.*............ while wearin' any of YOUR white shorts, J. ............ i.e., like Kate Bosworth just might hafta worry about someday............ while wearin' some of HER white shorts, though, (haha)!!

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  15. J, Do you have any idea where I can get those Diba sandals? Or ones just like them? I found Dolce Vita ones that are similar but little over my price range. Thanks!!!

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  16. jseverydayfashionApril 16, 2012 at 1:04 AM

    Brittany, I haven't been able to find anything like them online, but Nordstrom Rack had some recently, and so did DSW! Good luck and I'll let you know if I spot anything else!

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  17. jseverydayfashionApril 16, 2012 at 1:04 AM

    You are too funny Rosanna! I didn't notice Kate's pockets until now and you are right - they are hanging out there for everyone to see! :-)

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  18. jseverydayfashionApril 16, 2012 at 1:05 AM

    Jessica, I'm so glad I'm not the only one who loved Kate's outfit! :-) And thank you so much. You are sweet, welcome to the blog!

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  19. jseverydayfashionApril 16, 2012 at 1:05 AM

    Thanks K and welcome to the blog! :-)

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  20. ah loving this! i don't know if i, myself, would ever be brave enough to done a muscle tee, but i love it.

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  21. I love graphic tees. One of my favorite things to do is put them under a blazer! I love the blue pants the most!
    work-it-blog.blogspot.com

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  22. Did you get that Bruce Springsteen shirt this season?! (as in, can I still buy it?) I LOVE it!

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  23. jseverydayfashionApril 17, 2012 at 8:54 PM

    Hannah, I bought it March 17th, as per my latest budget post! :-) See here: http://www.jseverydayfashion.com/2012/03/my-march-budget.html I was in H&M today and didn't see it, but you may have better luck at the store near you!

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  24. Graphic tees are so much fun with jeans! I love the Bruce Springsteen print! Might have to buy this!

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  25. http://www.totsy.com/sale/wedges-blowout/lorie-wedge-beige#back Here are a similar look alike for shoes for only a limited time on totsy.  Wedge is different color, but same idea for less than  $15.

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