It’s All About Benjamin


Tee – c/o Aphillyated; Skirt – Body Central (similar); Glitter Sneakers – Old Navy (girls’ section, exact).


Why yes, that is Benjamin Franklin rocking out to a boombox on my shirt, another fine creation from the kind folks at Aphillyated. I’ve never seen a city obsessed with a historic figure quite like Philadelphia is enamored with Ben Franklin (and I’ve been to D.C. and Boston several times). Poor William Penn just keeps watch over the city he founded from City Hall, but he’s not adorning t-shirts or our currency.


Also, compliments to Aphillyated for making such great tees (I’ve already shared my Cheesesteak tee) — the prints are fun, the weight of the cotton is perfect and the sleeves are the proper length for a t-shirt (not the dreaded cap sleeve). Any chance you guys want to get in the business of the perfect white t-shirt?


I’m also equally obsessed with my new skater skirt. I suppose eventually I’ll invest in a more appropriate a-line version, but for now it’s a fun option for running errands in the neighborhood or — paired with this tee, sneakers and a denim jacket — for a casual bar night. It’s also a good reminder that my arms are disproportionately short since somehow this skater skirt passes the fingertip test.

How do you style quirky tees? I’m always looking for more ideas!

~ Sarah