Do you know that strange feeling when you are thinking about something or someone and suddenly life presents it before you as if it had heard your thoughts/prayers? You know what I am talking about, for instance when you are thinking of texting a friend you haven’t talked to in a while and they text first; or when a scene of your favourite nineties’ film gets stuck in your head and you get home, switch on your TV and they’re showing the fricking film! These mysterious coincidences scare me sometimes, and some others they make me the happiest gal, particularly when they help me find the perfect item I was lacking in my wardrobe after months of research –of course I had to tie in this opening paragraph with a fashion-related topic, what were you expecting? 😛
The item deserving such a preamble is of course the white tee: the staplest of staples in every wardrobe and yet, a difficult item to get hold of, or perhaps me & my bank account are too picky? I find white tees, and especially slogan or printed ones, have become a very fashionable piece of clothing and brands are really profiting from this. Of course I am a sucker and totally in love with Rouje’s and Song of Style’s latest creations, but the sensible part of my brain is telling me not to splurge 50 quid on a cotton shirt when the gifting season is round the corner *sighs*. Although if Santa decides to go full cray-cray on my present this year I will be the last person to judge *wink, wink* 😀
But this brings me to the title of this post. Even though I love the big names and get obsessed with these coveted pieces the fashion world likes to call must-haves, the truth is that most of them do not fit within my current budget, so recently I have been turning to smaller businesses and creators for unique pieces to complete my looks –that includes my mum and sister of course–, and I’ll tell you what: not only does it feel good to contribute with the project of independent artists who are trying to get a foot in the industry, but it also guarantees certain exclusivity and uniqueness in the sense that those pieces have not yet become mainstream and therefore hold a special charm in my eyes. At the end of the day, we all try to put our own stamp to anything we do, be it fashion, cooking or whatever it is you are passionate about in life, and often times an original piece found in a vintage shop or a small Instagram account can help you achieve exactly that!
And this post couldn’t end without me telling you all about my latest obsession! After months and months of research, I am happy to announce this time Instagram came to the rescue and saved me from the white tee void I was clearly immersed in when suggesting one of Teresa’s picures in my feed. Teresa Pon La Mesa Drawings is a young artist from the south of Spain with a minimal but fierce drawing style.
Her images have the perfect balance between the white canvas, a few delicate black lines and a pop of red to depict her deepest thoughts and feelings. Many will consider her drawings as feminist, but she’s said that when she takes a pencil, she is not thinking about a target audience at all, she draws to save herself, to unload her soul ♥ Something that makes these illustrations very special as well is the verse they are accompanied with, usually a clever pun that intends to provoke a reaction in the reader, in one way or other. As a big word and language enthusiast, this totally captivated me when I first came across Teresa’s drawings. But I think better than describing them to you, you should see them by yourselves, just click on the link above!
[Quieto y disparo. Tengo el alma cargada] = [Stop and I’ll shoot. I have a loaded soul]
I chose two of the illustrations (unfortunately I couldn’t get them all!) that resonated with me, with that rebellious provoking side of me and my style, and from the moment I got this white tee in the mail I knew it would become a favourite in my wardrobe. Even if knits and jumpers will be mandatory during the foreseeable future and until further notice, I didn’t want to wait any longer to style these beauties so here’s my first OOTD sporting Teresa Pon La Mesa Drawing’s creation: a classy look with a casual edgy touch, my favourite combo!
Hope you liked this look, glamistas! Do you have any independent artists or small brands you would recommend?
Let me know in the comments and have an amazing Sunday!
Kelsey Bang8th December 2017 at 5:15 pm
loving that tee! great outfit!
notjessfashion18th December 2017 at 4:51 pm
Love this chic casual look dear. The coat is perfect for the skirt, the tee has quite cute print too.
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Claudia G8th December 2017 at 4:22 pm
Me encanta el post, me parece super original! Además las fotos son una pasada, definitivamente me quedaré por aquí. Sigue así 🙂
Priscilla6th December 2017 at 6:25 pm
Love this look and love the tee!
Olga6th December 2017 at 5:15 pm
That t-shirt looks so cute!Lovely outfit:-)
Gemma6th December 2017 at 9:25 am
YES! YES to this gorgeous outfit and how the simple white tee lifts it into a diverse look and also YES to supporting independent designers and makers! The beauty of seeking out a hidden treasure is that you aren’t wearing something that everyone else around you has already purchased and we encourage more thoughtful and meaningful businesses to thrive.
Saida15th December 2017 at 7:55 pm
Thanks so much for such a sweet and positive comment Gemma, it means a lot! Thanks for stopping by and glad we connected 🙂
isidora5th December 2017 at 11:22 pm
Your style is so sophisticated and chic i like it!
Bianka5th December 2017 at 9:13 pm
I’m totally in love with your skirt! So elegant and sexy. Moreover a bag is pretty cool 🙂
Benita James5th December 2017 at 12:52 pm
Yes Yes I can relate about thinking of a someone and they text first or they come see you. Love your outfit, the white tee and skirt.
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Saida15th December 2017 at 8:13 pm
It happens to me all the time, and I am like “You’ll never believe it but I was thinking about you yesterday, ha!”. Hope you are having a great Friday, Bernie!
Nistha Saraf5th December 2017 at 9:59 am
I so love your skirt babe, great styling!
Short Girl Long Jacket5th December 2017 at 1:28 am
I love the illustration on that top and the outfit in general! I have an artist friend that does lovely nature-inspired prints, she’s started doing tote bags and she’s also Spanish 🙂 Laura Rikman is her name!
Saida15th December 2017 at 9:36 pm
Oh, so many gorgeous etchings and prints, thanks so much for the recommendation! ♥
Paulo Makalinao5th December 2017 at 12:07 am
I’m loving that graphic tee with the camera! So awesome! I also like the pop of color with your bag too! Fantastic and fabulous outfit!
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Saida15th December 2017 at 9:37 pm
You are so sweet Paulo, thanks a lot for stopping by and leaving such a nice comment
Amy Arnold4th December 2017 at 10:01 pm
It is hard to beat the uniqueness and individuality found in independent and small businesses. Such a cool tee and of course I love how you layered and styled it.
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Steal4Style4th December 2017 at 7:26 pm
Voy por partes. Me encanta tu falda, adoro el corte, los botones, la tela. Es amor puro!! Respecto a apoyar a emprendedores, estoy totalmente de acuerdo contigo. Siempre voy al mercado de diseño que organizan en Madrid en Matadero y me muero por comprarme mil cosas. Esa idea de crear algo de cero y tener ese valor de creer en un proyecto y sacarlo adelante me hace empatizar con los artistas. Y te digo que si fuera rica sería mecenas de muchos, porque hay mucho talento suelto.
La camiseta que has elegido me flipa!!! He estado echando un vistazo, y el precio me ha sorprendido, es súper asequible! Ya me has hecho engrosar mi lista de deseos jajaja.
Y por último, soy muy fan de la superposición de prendas, y siempre me ha encantado llevar las camisetas así en invierno.
Un besazo, Saida!!! Gracias por compartir estas cosas!!!
Saida15th December 2017 at 9:51 pm
Un placer, amore, esto es lo bueno de la blogosphera, que cuando encuentras algo que te enamora es mucho más fácil repartir y compartir ese amor 🙂 Yo soy igual en las ferias de artesanía y disenio pero al final siempre tengo tantas dudas que termino por no comprar nada, jajaja. Un besazo!!
Amy-Anne Williams4th December 2017 at 4:28 pm
This outfit is crazy gorgeous, I am completely in love with your style. That skirt is beautiful, and I love how you watched your nail colour with your bag in a statement red – my favourite colour to brighten outfits up! I also love that feeling when you think of someone and they call you and the like, it’s a little eerie but it’s great when it happens 🙂
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Didier4th December 2017 at 3:36 pm
White tees are the best because they simply work with everything in one’s wardrobe!
Patricia4th December 2017 at 3:01 pm
Love your outfit!!
Super creative and unique 😀
Wish you a lovely day
andreeabirsan923rd December 2017 at 8:35 pm
Hehe I totally love those coincidences, they make me really happy :). As for the white tee, yesss that is one of the hardest items to find. Even thought it’s a wardrobe staple, sometimes it can take even months to get our hands on the perfect one. Love what you did with this one, it totally suits your style and goes really well with the fun skirt. Also isn’t it too cold for flats? ;( Wishing you a great new week ahead. xx
izabielaa3rd December 2017 at 5:37 pm
Nice T-shirt 😉
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Jelena3rd December 2017 at 4:49 pm
Love your outfit, so stylish. <3
Sian3rd December 2017 at 10:49 am
What a find that top is the perfect white illustration tee.