Chance, a new line by Julia Leach, former creative director of Kate Spade, is all centered around the striped French fisherman's/navy t-shirt. And, not surprisingly, that makes for a collection of perfect summer essentials. I'll take one of everything, please.
They also have a great timeline of the history of the striped shirt, including Matisse's self-portrait wearing one!
Of course I would find this right after purchasing a child-sized St. James tee because I couldn't find an adult-sized one I thought was as legit (and the St. James is def legit). And let me tell you, a child's size 14 has a pretty strange overall shape when worn by a non-kid. Clearly, I was desparate. I also bought that exact tank on the right from Target, which also has a weird fit, obviously, because it's from Target. If only I had held out.
My super-cool niece Mini (age 14) last week, after spending a week straight together was like, "you wear a lot of stripes." So, I guess I can't justify another stripe purchase after a comment like that.
However, one of my other super-cool nieces, Sadie (15), (yes I'm obsessed with my neices/nephews) told me that she had been considering buying the exact same kids' St. James tee!! Without knowing I had it! So that made me feel a little better. And now I feel like I have good karma for directing her to this Chance one instead.
And now I've directed you there too. Enjoy!