finding the perfect tee

Jul 27, 2017

Who doesn't love a good tee? I am almost always in a tee and jeans. That is my happy place. I for one think the combination can be dressed up or down, and shoes are my weakness so switching them up gives my uniform a whole new life! 
tee: j. crew // jeans: ag jeans // shoes: zara (love these) // bag: 3.1 phillip lim // earrings: j. crew 

I am however picky when it comes to tees. Not all plain tees are made the same. Things that draw me in are:

Length: I need it to be long, because sometimes I like the tuck, maybe even to add a belt. Not to mention I also like to reach my arms up once in a while and my stretch marks like to keep their anonymity. 

Fit: I like a relaxed fit, but not to the point that it looks like I threw on Chris' tee. So fitted but not too fitted. 

Material: Obviously cotton is king, but I like a thin linen as well, basically I want super soft without compromising the fit. 

Can you even believe there is a human out there that puts this much thought into a damn tee? Well, hello my name is Kelsey, pleased to meet you. 
The J. Crew linen tees are among some of my favorites. I do recommend sizing down, I wear an x-small. And they are a great price on the regular, but you know if you wait a day or two J. Crew will be running some kind of promotion, so when I see them on sale I grab a few. 

Other places that pass my tee test are, American Apparel specifically this tee, Vince (these are super pricey for a tee which is why I only own two, but they are incredibly well made) I own this tee in black and white. Madewell, again, great material at a great price and I like these. 

But, I am always willing to try something new so please tell me where you have found your favorite tees! 

*and side note on these jeans so no one is like "these are not the same style as linked". I am truly this short of a human that I folded these babies up to give me the look I wanted. I also cut the knee holes in them a couple years ago. I cut up a lot of my jeans actually, I am distressed obsessed!


  1. how fun are those denims and booties. Don't forget to come link up on A Labour of Fashion. Would love to have you join us

  2. I'm glad you posted this! I've been looking for great tees and you're right they're not all created equal! I'm going through a, I just want to dress simple phase, but still look put together! A nice tee can do the trick.

    Pumps and Push-Ups

  3. JCrew linen tees are THE BEST! Hands down - no better tee than JCrew. I used to like their Perfect Fit T, but then they changed the sleeves to some sort of capsleeve thing that did NOT work well on my arm LOL

  4. I have the same problem when it comes to tees, I haven't been able to find a good durable one. I may have to check these out.

  5. I live in tees!!! Mine are normally from old navy though lol. Love those earrings too!



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