Wednesday, October 19, 2011

What Do Umbrellas Have To Do With Peter Pan?

Lady Umbrella have been all over the place at the moment. they first came to my attention and made an appearance here on Chloe Likes To Talk in May (see here). As well as producing some great designs on various styles of t-shirt, Rob and Ele are seriously lovely and as well as their Newsletters I regularly hear from them on Twitter (they are fellow caffeine freaks).

So you can imagine the excitement that hit when the latest Lady Umbrella collection was released recently, including some new designs AND some new styles. And the anticipation was nothing compared to the arrival of my new tee.

Remember this?



Hello.




I'll admit, the shape of this tee wasn't exactly what I expected from first viewing, I thought it would be either a bit more fitted or straighter. That said, I'm all for trying something new and stepping out of my comfort zone and I definitely enjoyed having a play with styling this. Oh and did I mention the super soft fabric the tee is made from? And the crispness of the peter pan collar mean it doesn't flop about? And the sturdy stitching holding everything together? Yeah, definitely those bits too.

I'm almost certain that I'll mostly be wearing this tee with a high waist, to make the most of it and my figure, I absolutely cannot wait to get it on with my favourite wardrobe rediscovery (but you'll have to come back next week to see that!) and I adore the neckline on this tee for several reasons- 1 it's not too high- great if, like me you have average-larger boobs and a tiny waist, it stops them looking like one entity. 2- It's not too deep. Because really, I'd rather my lecturer wasn't having to look down my top. Or the guy sat opposite me on the train. Or the dude in Caffe Nero.... 3- the collar is good and firm. I like peter pan collars, that much you must of worked out, but I do hate it when they're floppy and then the seams twist after the item has been washed. This one sits nicely without flapping about and without being so stiff it has a life of it's own.
So, you've seen it on me. Now I thought I'd better share a little taster of what else is in the collection....

All images: Lady Umbrella

That's MY tee in the middle- well not literally mine, but you know what I mean!
Would lovelovelove to have a try of the looser off the shoulder style, but I have a sneaking suspicion I have too much tits and arse to pull it off.

The guys have also made  a couple of changes to the basic elements of their tees- printing the neckline labels for instance. I reckon this is a great move- we've all had scratchy label problems now, haven't we! Their cute little labels do remain on outer part of the tee though.

All images: Lady Umbrella



What do you reckon folks? Liking my new favourite t-shirt? Bought anything from the good folks at Lady Umbrella? Do tell, I like to nose in other people's shopping bags!




Disclaimer. This is not a sponsored post, I just really like my t-shirt and really like Rob and Ele and their brand.

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