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IMG_2814I SOMETIMES ALWAYS FIND IT DIFFICULT to feel as though I look beautiful when Brian walks through the door at 5:30 every evening. Sure, it doesn’t help that he is GQ-ed out in a custom button down with monogrammed cufflinks, and I’m wearing gym clothes smudged with ketchup from our “well apples make it healthy” lunch at Chick-Fil-A. As much as I would like to be wearing the latest and greatest summer dress with sky high wedges from Nordstrom, it doesn’t exactly scream functional for my line of work: Mommy-ing. The uniform required for my chosen profession must be washable, dryable, comfortable, reliable, and the newest guideline: not hideous. And so I have found a solution: novelty T-Shirts. Specifically from Cotton Hearts.

The doors of Cotton Hearts opened on the downtown McKinney square in the Summer of 1995. Although the tiny shop located in the historic Ritz building is stocked with a wide assortment of cool, comfortable clothing, it is the funky T-Shirts from Cry Baby’s T’s that are my favorite. No longer are T-Shirts just shapeless SWAG from a work event, or a sorority homecoming shirt circa 2002. Nowadays they are well fitting, often humorous, and for me a new summer staple. It’s easy to throw on a T-Shirt with literally any type of bottom: shorts, skirts, jeans, pants, under a blazer etc…Why hadn’t I thought of this before?

IMG_2467Right now Cotton Hearts is carrying an entire line of Texas T-Shirts and every one of them will resonate with the Texas girl inside you. I bought this one for my sister [who is moving to Oregon next week] as a going away gift and reminder of home. Of course she loved it and even teared up a bit, which made me think I have discovered a new variety of gift. Who wouldn’t love a cool T-Shirt? Hmmm…who’s birthday is coming up?

Ciao for nowLauren



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