“This, then, is the state of the union: free and restless, growing and full of hope. So it was in the beginning. So it shall always be, while God is willing, and we are strong enough to keep the faith.” ~ Lyndon B. Johnson
Happy Independence Day! This is one of my favorite holidays, and I’m looking forward to a day of relaxing, eating, watching the World Cup (and don’t you dare tell me that’s un-American!) and just hanging out! And if you’re not a Yank, happy Friday!
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!
Does the name “Coppola” mean anything to you? The patriarch, Francis Ford, of course brought us TheGodfather films (which I still haven’t seen, because gun violence). His daughter, Sofia, makes lovely films as well, like Lost In Translation and Marie Antoinette (I mean, the art direction alone in that one). Now granddaughter Gia (and Sofia’s niece) is getting into the family business with her directorial debut, Palo Alto. It seems…interesting. I’m not sure it’ll be any good to be honest, but I appreciate the vibe it’s going for. Emma Roberts has been making some really interesting choices too, so this will probably be worth adding to my Netflix queue.