Sunday Best: v. 16: Typewriter Tees and Cords

Fall Fashion LOFT Burgundy Cords Ponte Blazer Pittsburgh Tee

Layer a ponte blazer over a soft graphic tee and pair with colored cords
Tee: Wildcard
Blazer: LOFT
Cords: LOFT
Flats: Payless

There’s a special kind of breed out there. The one that has this strange infatuation with things like old-fashioned typewriters and rotary phones–even if they don’t work anymore. The one that scours thrift stores and yard sales for these items and then proudly  displays them on their IKEA Expedit shelves. I know I’m not alone in this preoccupation with vintage communication tools because I recently discovered a fantastic new t-shirt that combines two of my favorite things: typewriters and Pittsburgh.

In early October, a few of my colleagues and I spent our lunch break in Lawrenceville at quite possibly the coolest store I’ve ever been in: Wildcard. After spending several minutes swooning over clever handmade cards, stationery sets, cute pouches, artisan earrings, coffee table books, and succulents in coffee mugs, I came across their collection of Pittsburgh t-shirts. I’ve had a vintage Pittsburgh tee on my wish list for months now, so I was pretty thrilled. Now it was just a matter of choosing one.

While I loved them all (and will probably go back to pick up another one), there really wasn’t a question about which one I’d take home with me. I mean, come on. It says, “Dear Pittsburgh, I love you.” Need I say more?

I’ve had so much fun styling this tee already. I am always surprised at how easy it is to incorporate a soft vintage tee into your every day wardrobe. “Dressier” than regular cotton tees, it adds a casual element to tone down a more elevated look or it makes a basic casual look just a little more “fancy.” A win-win in my book.

And, HEY cords! Great to see ya. These are actually new, but it’s always a sign that fall is here when you break out the corduroys for the first time of the year. I bought this dark burgundy pair last month during one of LOFT’s 40% off sales and I don’t regret a thing. I’m always surprised with how much they add to what would have been a basic jeans outfit.

Charcoal LOFT Ponte blazer with striped cuffs paired with heather gray tee

Wildcard Lawrenceville Dear Pittsburgh I Love You tee

Dear Typewriter Tees and Cords, I love YOU.

What are those things that you have mini obsessions with? Spill all in the comments!

Chelsea from Ginger Side of Life had the most clicked-on outfit in last week’s Sunday Best! I love how she wore white for fall so perfectly.



And now it’s your turn! Let’s see YOUR Sunday Best:

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Hi! I'm Marissa. I'm a twenty-something dedicated to living life positively, sharing inspiration, developing my best self, and dressing the part. You can find me diving into a good book, looking for the ideal swing dancing partner, swooning over fabulous typography, or doing something ridiculous for blog's sake.

20 thoughts on “Sunday Best: v. 16: Typewriter Tees and Cords”

  1. That is such a cute Graphic Tee. I’d totally wear it the way you did here. Looks so chic with the black blazer.

    Once again pleasure joining your Sunday Link-up.

    1. Thank you so much, Gina! I think vintage cameras are the COOLEST. I hope she uses them! (if not, tell her you’ll take them and use them if she doesn’t :P) I would definitely have to say that YOU have the cutest blog!

  2. What a great tee! I saw the greatest tee in Michigan this summer, but it was $35– just a touch more than I wanted to pay for it, ha ha. You can’t go wrong with a tee and a blazer! And those stripes are perfect!

    1. Thanks, Kate! I really love it. I know–spending more than like…a few dollars on a tee seems ludacris. I spent a little more than I wanted to on this tee ($24) but I don’t think I would’ve gotten it any cheaper ever. I agree–tee + blazer = awesome.

  3. What a fun outfit, Marissa! I fully support the burgundy cords, and there’s something so fun about a graphic tee with a blazer! You look so cute!

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