I love Etsy, y'all. I was looking to buy some cute, casual tanks for wearing around the house. I love the American Apparel tri-blend tanks--we've gotten them for sorority stuff, and they are the comfiest and have a really nice fit. I was going to buy some of them, when I realized that they were being sold on Etsy, for the same price as at American Apparel, but with adorable screen-printing! Actually, if you factor in the American Apparel shipping vs. the Etsy shipping, it's cheaper to buy them on Etsy.
Anyways, I found the Zen Threads Etsy shop. They sell a bunch of American Apparel products, tanks, cardigans, hoodies, etc, and home-wares, like towels and such, with a variety of screen-printed designs on them. You can choose the item color and they give you a few options for the color of the designs, depending on the shirt.
I picked up the California Bear tank in tri-black with yellow ink and the Day of the Dead tank in tri-lemon with white ink. How cute is that bear?! And it has a little map of California on it (I'm from California, so this makes me inordinately happy). I love Day of the Dead related things, so I think the slightly creepy, slightly floral nature of that skull is awesome. It's just the right balance of morbid and sweet. I got it in a bright tank with white ink to mitigate the whole, I'm wearing a skull t-shirt factor.
Obviously now I need to buy more of them (I have restraint issues). If I could pull off the American Apparel pullovers--that shape is the worst on me--I'd totally get the Honey Pullover. I like the weird bee. It has a slightly Victorian, taxidermist feel to it. And I'm dying over the Moose in Snow Shoes tank. It's a moose! Wearing snow shoes!
So when I got these in the mail and they were so much cuter than I'd been expecting, I realized that obviously I'd have to wear them out of the house. At which point my housemate chimed in, "You never wear graphic tees!" And she was totally right. I am not a graphic tee kind of person. But I have to make an exception for these. They are totally quirky adorable and non-obnoxious. I've been wearing them partially tucked into a colored denim mini with a little leather jacket. It feels casual but still polished and summer appropriate. So yes, I do wear graphic tees! At least for now.