Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Tee For Two: Seanese

The t-shirt has made such an evolution over the years. According to Wiki 'The T-shirt evolved from undergarments used in the 19th century. First, the one-piece union suit underwear was cut into separate top and bottom garments, with the top long enough to tuck under the waistband of the bottoms. With and without buttons, they were adopted by miners and stevedores during the late 19th century as a convenient covering for hot environments.

As slip-on garments without buttons, the earliest T-shirt dates back to sometime between the 1898 Spanish–American War and 1913, when the U.S. Navy began issuing them as undergarments."

It's come a long way baby and now is popular for amazing graphics in both design (art) and phrases. 
Shoe; SJP Collection Daphne Pump
Bracelet: Betsy Johnson

The styling and context to which one wears a t-shirt has also changed and evolved. I wanted to share several ways to wear a T-shirt using two of my new FAV's from the SEANESE line. Sean's line is new and special to me because Sean has a giant personality and he has chosen graphic tees to express himself and his unique "sayings". Sean also has Down Syndrome and has struggled with speech and hearing issues for his entire life. Growing up his speech was only clear to those who spent a lot of time around him and some had joked that he had his own language. The name "Seanese" is a tongue in cheek and clever name for his collection of tees, caps, bags and other items that have his "sayings" on them.

Sean with my son Blake

You may recognize Sean from the Emmy award winning show Born This Way on AE

My two FAV's are "Don't Tell My Mother" and "No Spoilers".  I wanted to show you how I wear them and style them on a smaller model in hopes of expanding your view on the versatility of a t-shirt.

Shoes: SJP Collection Fawn 70MM in Candy Satin
Worn off the shoulder (tug to expand the neck)

Shown Here off the shoulder, rolled up sleeve with a side knot. Statement jewels and track pants.

Because everyone wears heels, fishnets and track pants. They don't but clearly should.

My XL Tee on my size SM model is the perfect shirt dress.

Or belted with a Vintage gold tone fish scale metallic belt and printed flats and fishnets.

I wear the tee with a colored blazer (Forever 21 a million seasons ago), Lucky Brand Denim & SJP TARTT Mary Jane

The shirts come in all sizes and several colorways, women's, men's, kids and babies too! 

What is your FAV way to wear a graphic t-shirt?

Monday, June 5, 2017

Gratitude Gifts

We are in the home stretch, the final week of school and summer is literally days away. At the end of another year I have time to take pause and reflect on everything that has happened. My son with Down Syndrome was included in a General Educational classroom setting with the proper behavioral and academic supports and my daughter spent an amazing year in the third grade, achieving countless awards and spreading her wings performing in the school talent show.

It was a great year of ups and downs and delightfully more ups! The end of the year is a great time for "Gratitude Gifts" for all of the teachers and staff who had a hand in my children's education this year.

This year I chose special, bright colored and delicate Orchids for my son's main teacher and his para educator or aide.

The homemade cards say "Thank You for helping me grow" - Love Blake 2016/17 with images. I created them on my computer, printed and laminated them.

For the service providers (Speech & Occupational Therapy) I purchased locally made bath bombs from Babylonian Soap Company in Morro Bay, CA. The bath bombs were freshly made this past Friday and ready for these ladies to relax in a well deserved hot bath. Self care as a woman in any occupation is so essential.

I also made their cards that say YOU ARE THE BOMB!

I also purchased a Japanese Plum Blossom VOLUSPA candle from the soap company as well for my daughters teacher.

Signed, SCENTcerely, Kaleigh. 

The VOLUSPA scented candles are my personal FAV now! (I purchased a Sugar Plum scent at Christmas from Babylonian soap company).

Sharing gratitude is something we should do everyday to everyone we encounter. At this time of year it is hard working teachers and support staff who deserve the recognition!  Don't restrict yourself to just a purchased gift if that is not what is available to you. There are so many amazing DIY crafts, homemade cards and more that you can tailor to your teachers!

Check out these Apple Themed Gifts from "Teacher Appreciation Week" that you could create for end of the year gratitude gifts! Tori Spelling share's some great ideas on EdiTORIal HERE (I love the tote bags and apple stamps)

How will you share your gratitude?