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The Souvenir Tee

Posted on: 06 February 2009


T-shirt (NY), Cardigan (H&M), Denim cropped jacket (ASOS), Skirt (Topshop), Belt (Zara) Wooly Tights (PrettyPolly)

I wore this outfit last Sunday, before the all the snowmen started appearing (I can't believe I haven't made one yet as work has been getting in the way!)

I bought the tee in the Summer when I went to NY (of course) but have failed to wear it since. Probably because it is so touristy and I always see people with them on, whether or not they bought the tees in NY or UO. I decided to wear it today regardless. At the tourist info centre in Birmingham they have 'I heart Birmingham' tees which I find rather amusing. Birmingham isn't really all that happening for tourists...but also because 'Birmingham' takes up far too much space on the t-shirts and 'I heart B'Ham' just looks wrong.

I have also been tagged by the ever stylish, Starr

A) Four places that I go to over and over:
  • The Bus stop (boring I know...where I stare wistfully into UO which is located exactly opposite...so tempting)
  • TopShop. I can't resist having a quick window shop after work.
  • Paperchase to buy materials for making cards and touching all the pretty paper.
  • Chung Ying Garden Cantonese restaurant in Birmingham (China town)
B) Four people who e-mail me (regularly):
  • Aunt
  • Uni friends
  • Facebook (kinda combines everyone I know)
  • Blogger/Amazon/ASOS/Bank etc.
C) Four favorite smells:
  • Acrylic Paint
  • Coffee
  • Baking cakes
  • New Books
D)Four places I would rather be right now:
  • Hong Kong, Causeway Bay to see my aunt's new apartment.
  • Japan...someone take me please!
  • Somewhere warm with a beach....like Australia.
  • At my best friend's house sipping tea and eating Nachos!
E) Four people I tag:
F) Four TV shows I watch:
  • Gossip Girl
  • 90210
  • Lost
  • Mei-chan no shitsuji (very cheesy Japanese drama. Hilariously bad/good. I'm not sure which!)

27 comments:

  1. there exist 'I heart Birmingham' tees? i think that's kinda cute! maybe they could shorten the name to something cooler/hip! :)

    thanks for tagging me, it's always great to read these posts, not least because i'm nosy!

    love your blog btw, really wish i could have discovered it sooner! wanna exchange links?

    have a fab weekend, x

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  2. oooh thanks so much for the tag my deary!! MWAH
    xx-LJ from SOS!

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  3. oooh saWEET colorful bedspread!!!

    hmm i've heard of a post doc so i guess post grad study is very similar right? but how come post grad isn't the same as say, a doc program?

    i'm hoping to get into a social psych grad program by next dec 15!

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  4. Adore your blog!
    Ahh, gossip irl is love, ;D
    x

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  5. oh! i do really like that tee! so hot with a denimvest and a black hat! youve got a nice style!

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  6. Hi there-LOL, I love Birmingham sounds as naff as I love Essex!! I'm going to Paris for the day in May, so I'll definitely buy a kitcsh touristy I love Paris item!Love your outfit my dear!

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  7. Hey Winnie,

    Just added you to my blog roll.

    T-Shirt and Tails xxx

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  8. You look so good no matter what you wear! Great skirt!

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  9. Adore this post, and your outfit!

    I love the smell of acryclic paint too :)

    xoxox,
    CC

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  10. i lovelovelove your outift!
    i really want an oversized i love ny tshirt-but ill have to ebay it!
    lotsoflove
    x

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  11. Love the skirt! Haha I have a I Love London shirt, which I wear all the time. Everyone assumes I'm a tourist, until they hear me speak. And I do love the Paperchase, I could spend forever in there!

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  12. I don't have any issue with ruch/elastic shoes but it's important to try them on for yourself b/c every designer is different.

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  13. haha do they have i<3__ tees everywhere?
    i see people wearing i<3ny tees all the time in ny hahhaha

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  14. I want a denim jacket just like that!

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  15. that outfit suits you better, good looking

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  16. I love NY too...but I could certainly use a vacation right now.

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  17. What a great tee :)... I love NY, too!

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  18. Gotta love the touristey t-chirts. You're looking good! Nice answers too. I would totally take you Japan with me if i had the extra moolah lol. And Causeway Bay? The shopping is fantastic there! I remember this town 'Palette town' with painted cloud ceiling that looked totally real. It was amazing. Eep, rant lol I'll stop now.

    Hope your weekends going fantastic!

    Eeli xoxo

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  19. My I heart NY tee has been worn so much the heart is peeling away.

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  20. I love your blog! && was wondering if you wanted to exchange links?
    let me know!
    ♥ Hannah
    ((http://london--rose.blogspot.com))

    PS: I have a fashion competition on my blog - maybe you'd like to enter? take a look: http://london--rose.blogspot.com/2009/01/fashion-competition.html ♥

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  21. I like how you wear it.
    Want to trade links?

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  22. I love the I Love NY t-shirt and I so wanna buy it next month!!! You did a great combo here! Really cool!!!

    About your sister, you are just adorable in doing all of that! You are a sweetie :)
    About the cake, so yammy! It must be delicious!
    I would like to eat it now, hehehe

    a kiss for you girl!

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  23. I love the way you've worn that t-shirt! I have one too that I bought a couple of weeks ago when I was in NY, and have been experimenting with it in different ways so, as you say, I don't look like a tourist! Love your blog btw! I've just started up mine so feel free to take a look :)

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