Saturday, 12 May 2012

Orphan's Arms

I wore trousers in a post a couple of weeks ago which was a shocker but now I've gone further and bought some shorts!! These were only £5 in Primark and I've bought them in a few colours. I did have to get a size 20 but then Primark is notorious for weird sizing. I've worn them to work with a nice jumper and on the weekend.
I think I look more my own age when I wear things like this, I'm not much older than the students who come in the library where I work but don't feel like I should be wearing smart office wear like some other people I work with. I'm in wardrobe limbo, don't really know what is appropriate any more.

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T shirt - The Orphan's Arms
Shorts - Primark
Shoes - Low top trainers, Converse c/o Spartoo

I have been lusting after this t shirt for aaages, I wrote about it in my Reading festival post and I'm always looking on The Orphan's Arms website.I thought £35 was a little steep for a t shirt so I held off from buying it. They also stock this brand on ASOS and I took advantage of the 20% off festival style and added another 10% off code that I got from unidays so it went down to a much more reasonable £23.

asos orphan's arms denim shorts


I got a size 14 and I was surprised at how big it was, I don't like tight t shirts but if you do you might want to size down with this brand. The t shirts are hand printed in the UK and the motifs reference literature and history. I love anything history(studied it at uni) and book related so the brand is a big hit with me.

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I've also been wanting a pair of these shoes for a while, they need to be a little grubby though so I will be jumping in some puddles and scuffing them up a little.

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P.S. got lots of lovely size 12-22 things on eBay

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23 comments:

  1. Love the t shirt, haven't hear of The Orphan's Arms before, I will have to check them out! x

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    1. such a fab brand, Could buy loads of their stuff if I wasn't so skint.

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  2. Or heard...excuse my poorly typed English!

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  3. scruffy converse are the best. mine loo so good now they are worn in. love the classic style. nice xxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  4. You look fab! I love scruffy converse too :-) x

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  5. You're looking amazing! You've inspired me to be brave and try on some shorts xx

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  6. You look so cute and you can tell how much weight you've lost, look at you, skinny thing. In my opinion, nothing beats a good pair of converse.

    <3Honeysuckelle

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  7. yes! totally loving the orphan's arms right now. i think they're printed on american apparel tees which is why the sizing is a bit odd but i love how comfy their pieces are xx

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    1. saw your post and I thought 'I'm getting it!' I would only regret it when they sell out. Such a soft tshirt xx

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  8. You look great. I love shorts and tights I think it mak be my go to outfit! x

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    1. Thanks hun, they are so easy to wear and it gives me a chance to wear all my old band tshirts again :)

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  9. Your figure is lovely miss! Those primark shorts do my head in, I remember trying on a 20 when I was definitely a 16 and they still wouldn't do up...when I was still a 20 I would've had no hope, wouldn't have eve gone round my arm.

    I totally get what you mean about dressing your age, I always feel weird when I see 13 year olds wearing like identical to me. :(

    xoxo

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    1. was in work in the week and had a stripy t shirt on, skirt, converse and a bun in my hair. Student came to the counter, looked EXACTLY the same haha xx

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  10. Great outfit, it's really cool. The top is amazing too! xx

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  11. Cute converse, your so lucky to live in Cardiff, it's an awesome city for shopping! Have started following you, would love you to follow me back, much love x

    http://Heidi-likes.blogspot.co.uk

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  12. I love this outfit, I had never heard of The Orphans Arms before but I will definitely be checking them out!

    Maria xxx

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  13. your outfit is so simple yet so cute! i love your shirt!

    http://sarassweetstyle.blogspot.com/

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  14. I've had those converse days when all you want to do it scuff them up a little, so they don't look quite as bright! This outfit is fab and so different to your usual look Gem, I think it really suits you and those shorts really do look lovely xxx

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