Monday, September 6, 2010

Say That You Love Me, Say That You Care (Battle of the Print Tees #1)

Hello! Manly voice Angie reporting for outfit duty hahaha. My voice is still gone and I still sound like one of those hoarse hispanohablantes I hear on Telemundo (has anyone else noticed that lots of Spanish women have hoarse voices?). To try to make some happiness out of our long weekend and sickness, my boyfriend and I donned our couple tees I bought from JStyleShopper.com and brandished my tripod and point-and-shoot on the lawn outside in our dorm quad. Lots of people walked by with curious expressions, but usually turned around and smiled after walking past. That makes me feel good - wearing outfits that make people happier. There was some mud I trekked through in my heels (I felt like I was making holes to plant flower seeds in), but the real threat was the mosquitoes! Those suckers bit me twice in the leg and you'll see the attractive swelling in pictures haha. California girls - you are luckyyy because everywhere else in the States, those bloodsucking pests don't stop, make it pop, and [DJ] blow the speakers up.

JStyleShopper.com had a great deal on couple tees at $28 USD for both tees. The guy's tee fits my boyfriend perfectly and he usually wears a male Medium or Small (he's 5'9") and the girl's tee fits me very well but can be a little longer - I usually wear a woman's Small (I'm 5'3"). The material isn't the crappy material you pick up in Chinatown New York or abrasive cotton, but is a nice soft stretchy material. The screenprinting job is decent so it should survive washing and drying. The site is based in Ohio, USA and shipped to me in California in less than 3 days from ordering and shipping was a mere $3. This beats Boldloft's overpriced couple tees! I chose Style 7 for us in White because I really love this design - the boy calling his love through a tin can phone and her listening to the heart being transmitted :D I think this looks a lot like the Boy Meets Girl design from Boldloft but Asia's definitely been all over mass-producing that schnizz xD There are plenty of other styles for $28 USD too. The owner of the site also threw in a simple free necklace in the tightly-packaged manila envelope - I was thoroughly impressed with his packaging maneuvering skills.

The measurements for this couple tee set are given as:  
Man Size: Bust 108cm, Shoulder 48cm, Length 73cm
Woman Size: Bust 84cm, Shoulder 35cm, Length 58cm


After spending 4 months apart on summer break, Mrow Mii and I needed a serious date. We usually like casual outings, so we walked to Bubble Tea on the Loop. Luckily our appetites are still there despite running noses, endless coughing, and general misery. We managed to eat a Coconut bun, Red bean bun, hot Boba Cappuccino, Yogurt Green Boba Tea, Sweet & Sour Chicken platter, and Ham & Cheese noodle soup all for under $20. Afterwards, we went to Pitaya so I could see if I could find anything wearable but no luck there. The movie theatre was also playing something non-recognizable so we headed back to the dorms. My favourite part is that people would stare as we walked past and say clearly still within earshot: "Oh, that's cute" and "Did you see their shirts?" I couldn't even hide my smile as we strutted around as the cutest couple around town today. It's so good to be back together at last!

This is the first installment also of the Battle of the Print Tees (BPT), in which I will take a simple tshirt that has a printed design on it and transform it into something fashionable. I wore my DIY ripped up denim shorts with my zip-up peep toe cage boots from Payless (which surprisingly didn't kill my feet during the entire 3 hours of walking). This turns up the fashion meter while keeping it casual for a modest night out on the town. My boyfriend wore khaki pants and black sports shoes along with his matching print tee.

Wearing
White love call girl couple tee, tag says yilanfushi (size S)
DIY ripped denim shorts, UnionBay (size 3 juniors)
Black peep toe zip-up cage pumps, Fioni for Payless (size 5)

Boyfriend is wearing
White love call guy couple tee, tag says yilanfushi (size M)
Khaki pants
Black sports shoes, New Balance

Camera: Canon SX120 IS (point and shoot). Photographer: self-timer + boyfriend

Here's to trying cute couple poses! I didn't notice the entire time but the tripod was in the way of the camera so it was caught on film in every shot d'oh D:
 This was doable before Bubble Tea. Afterwards ... not so much hahaaa
Spin! I remember freshman year we were playing a version of non-alcoholic Kings with our floor and my college BFF somehow got us to both land on the right cards. She made the numbers on our cards have to pick up one and spin him/her around. I guess this is one start to a beautiful two years together xD
Now if you guys were impressed with my jump shots, check out the real pro
Failed jump shot : )
Nike!
In front of our dorm building. Too much sunlight and people walking past
In the intersection between our dorm and the frats and others on the northern side of campus. I like this little grove leading out onto the street. I made another gif animation :D I like how my pants decided to sparkle like a Teletubby as a result.
 The squirrels on campus are completely unabashed. They are lazy, fat, and not scared of humans. I almost touched this one as it was sassing me up a tree. It even shook its tail, egging me on hmph hahaha
It is eating mulch I think. The squirrels at this university are not as academic as our students ... (Curse you Blogger for making picture/video quality suck after upload!)
Left: normal squirrel Right: demon squirrel (I used flash in shade, setting P macro and this is what happened. Aha! I knew it!)
Sassing the squirrel back. You want a piece of me, hmm!?
Very quick outfit photoshoot. My boyfriend found a great angle by shooting from below to make my legs look longer. This took 3 minutes, whereas it would have taken me probably 20 minutes by myself. Thank you Mrow Mii for such great photographs! :D That huge red bump on my calf is a mosquito bite the size of a baby panda
I am hoping to get lots of sleep tonight and wake up feeling slightly better. It seems that I never quite recover faster than 1.5 weeks, so I guess it's better to get this out of the way now instead of crashing during finals and bringing my own box of tissues to every exam so I can use distraction method #89: The Persistent Cough to bring the curve down. Haha just kidding xD I just hope to get better fast because there are so many things I want to enjoy and so much work I need to do. Stay healthy and take your vitamin C tablets, lovelies!

43 comments:

Nikki September 6, 2010 at 1:04 AM   said...

Aww you two are sooooo cute! :P I'm glad school is back on again & you guys are once again reunited ^-^ yaaay! Anyways, I get to see my BF tomorrow till Thursday so I'm super stoked!

Btw, I love couple tees! Me and my BF used to think it was corny, back when we weren't together yet, but once we got together, we always had matching everything hahaha! I have like a billion shirts, accessories, sweaters, etc that are matching :D When we walk around, people think we're corny/ cheesy or weird, but I think it's totally cute & they're just jealous! MWHAHAHAH!

Anyways, miss you, love you, Angie <333

xoxo

Ping September 6, 2010 at 1:42 AM   said...

LOL! omg you and ur bf are so cute together. you guys definitely seem to compliment each other and glad u guys had so much fun with the blog photos. very cute t-shirts too! the last photo is awesome with the wind in your hair and your sexy pose!

PetiteXXS September 6, 2010 at 1:43 AM   said...

How adorable! I can't even get hubby to sit still for pics, much less to participate in poses with me lol. Btw what's the title of your post from? Reminds me of the theme song of a Taiwanese drama (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yYJoMi4wxPc) I saw a while ago.

Ken September 6, 2010 at 1:44 AM   said...

cute

Exuvalia September 6, 2010 at 2:44 AM   said...

Awww! So cute. I love couple tees! :D

liz September 6, 2010 at 4:11 AM   said...

OMG ANGIEEEEEEE! thanks for doing outfit of
the day with the hubbyyyyyyyyyy! AWWWWWWWWW
yall are freaking adorable! i love it!

those shirts are super cute! and LMFAO @ the
jump shots, the heels are bangin! but dont
you get tired? they look super tall :o

those ending pics are sexaaay you should
definitely be a model :D

ANDDDD @ latin girls having hoarse voice
i have no clue what you mean! hmmm x(

Dolce♥Bunny September 6, 2010 at 8:32 AM   said...

YAAAAY! Finally your bf is in it too! You both jsut look sooo adorable and I love it!!! Just want to give you both a biiiig hug!!! Love the shirt! me and my bf are anti-couple shirt but after seeing this.... i want one... :(
Love how your pants sparkle! its special!
And soooooo cute the squirrel!

You just look soo adorable all the time!

PetiteLittleGirl September 6, 2010 at 9:12 AM   said...

You two look absolutely adorable. Cute T-shirts. Your photos look pretty good with new camera and yes, bf shoots do make your legs look mile long.

Libby September 6, 2010 at 10:48 AM   said...

Those shirts are adorable! And you guys are unfairly cute together >_< It makes me jealous!

I hope you get soon!

Nic Nic September 6, 2010 at 1:18 PM   said...

Y ou and your bf are so cute together!

For some reason The last couple of pics would show up on the post :(

Get better soon!

~KawaiiParadise~ September 6, 2010 at 3:11 PM   said...

aw you guys are so adorable ^^. I saw those shirts on the web earlier and it look so cute on you guys ^^. Have a great relationship!
~XOXO Charlotte

Liana September 6, 2010 at 3:44 PM   said...

omg i gotta say it again, you are too adorable! you and your boyfriend look so good together, and these photos really show how much you guys care for each other...so sweet! lol that squirrel is soo cute...i have a park near my house where there are literally like 20 squirrels that run around and let you feed them, they're so cute!
i hope you're feeling better, keep taking care of yourself1 :)

lilAY:) September 6, 2010 at 4:24 PM   said...

Those pictures are so cute! Congrats on the almost 200 followers! (:

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Rainy Days and Lattes September 6, 2010 at 6:57 PM   said...

!!! :) The squirrels are relentless!! :p

Angie, you two are the cutest!!! The tees are really adorable! :D It's not the cheesy cliche tees, "I'm with her, I'm with him" stuff... you know? It's cute and unisex in such a cute way :D

His jump shots are crazy. I bet you guys go and jump around everywhere :D :D Him and his break dancing style jumps :p

Nubia September 6, 2010 at 6:57 PM   said...

I love these pics.. you look so happy

Princess Feef September 6, 2010 at 7:47 PM   said...

great pics
wooow thats a campus ! lovee it hhh =D
and u both are super cuteeeeeeeee <3

cocoabee September 6, 2010 at 8:20 PM   said...

aw thanks! haha those arn't me in the pictures, its "angelababy" a popular hong kong model. i wish that was me though!
you and your bf are so cute! i really like the outfit too, the Ts look good by themselves but look even better together (just like a couple) ! (:

s September 6, 2010 at 9:26 PM   said...

OMG I have never seen a happier, more adorable couple!! You guys just exude happiness :D I've totally seen that graphic before at a novelty shop in Boston!! They make pillow covers, mugs, all kinds of neat stuff. Awesome photos Angie!

s September 6, 2010 at 9:26 PM   said...

Oh! And coconut bun...mmm yummm I love Chinese bakery food!!

Sarah September 6, 2010 at 10:09 PM   said...

feel better Angie! I love when bloggers post pictures of themselves with their boyfriends, it makes me smile :) You guys definitely look cute together (and even cuter with the help of those awesome t-shirts). Probs to your boyfriend for finding that camera angle, it's very good for you!

☆★ shirley September 6, 2010 at 11:27 PM   said...

Awww cute couple shirts and cute couple ^^ The sparkly shorts thing made me laugh~
The squirrels at my school are fat too haha. Freshman 15 applied to squirrels is not good...
Get well soon ^^

L4pinkpetal September 7, 2010 at 4:47 AM   said...

omg awwwwwwwwwwwwwww you two are the cutest couple ever!!!!!!awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww... can't say it enough :D

Oreleona September 7, 2010 at 10:22 AM   said...

AWWWNNN!! the tshirts are cute!! yup 2 of my roomies are down with the cold and i'm popping my L-ascorbic acid like Crazyyy

hevn September 7, 2010 at 11:51 AM   said...

OMGGGGGGG!! I love love these cute couples shot, you guys looks great together, lmao!!

And it's realllly nice to see some pictures of your bf, finally!!

EEEEE.. you guys are too cute XD!

Carla September 7, 2010 at 3:34 PM   said...

love the pics!!! those shirts are totally cute!!!!!

Vincent September 7, 2010 at 6:46 PM   said...

Cute. Liking the couple shirts. :P

LCzinha September 7, 2010 at 7:25 PM   said...

What cute shirts! I love it! I could NEVER convince my boyfriend to wear a t-shirt like that. Kudos to your man!!! :) He is a keeper. lol!

You are so adorable!

Karen September 7, 2010 at 8:14 PM   said...

Hey Angie, you guys are such a cute & happy couple-- you look so radiant together! hehe I considered getting those shirts before, nice pick :) hmm I wonder who took the photos when both of you were in them? :P

P.S. I do want to visit SD-- I only went there once when I was little and went to the zoo haha

☆rabbito-bonbon☆ September 7, 2010 at 8:57 PM   said...

Couple tees!! (*O*)
You and your BF look cute together~~! &heart;

PetiteAsianGirl September 8, 2010 at 12:14 AM   said...

Hilarious and adorable..you two are super brave for doing the photo shoot in the middle of campus : )

Lynzy September 8, 2010 at 8:26 AM   said...

You too and ridiculously adorable, where did you get those shirts? I love them!

I found the tractors in this abandoned lot on the way to dinner and thought it was the best place for pictures :)

xo Lynzy
http://fromskirtstoskillets.blogspot.com

♥ 熊貓girl ♥ September 8, 2010 at 8:52 AM   said...

you two are so cute together ^^ my BF wouldn't wear a couple tee nevermind posing for a photo with it on!! I bought the exact same design couple pillow cases for my friends though :) They are cute ^_^

Hanna September 8, 2010 at 11:47 AM   said...

You guys are absolutely adorable together!! Cute t-shirts and fierce heels. =0D

carizzachua September 8, 2010 at 11:47 AM   said...

so cute and sweet pics! i love it!

I also had that couple shirts for sale in mysparkleshop.com

:D super cute!

Pop Champagne September 8, 2010 at 12:31 PM   said...

hahaha what a fun shirt! I love the shots you did in the end, so fun! I want to get that too and a matching one for my bf, but he'll never wear it! booo

Nicol September 8, 2010 at 7:43 PM   said...

omg so cuteeeeeee! im so happy for u and your bf :D looks like you guys had fun while taking the pictures :)

Sydney at PetiteGorgeous September 9, 2010 at 9:58 PM   said...

This is such a cute post! I love those t-shirts, and I've seen them on the web. You and your bf are an adorable couple having so much fun with the photo shoots and being silly :). This is all so great!

Jenny September 10, 2010 at 5:59 PM   said...

you and your bf are SUPER CUTE!!! love the photos :) anddd OMGOSH I had those genetically modified squirrels on my university campus too!! they are not scared of people and they jump out from garbage cans and freak me out!!! they also make these weird hissing sounds, sort of sounds like it would come from a bird!

Lori September 10, 2010 at 10:53 PM   said...

aww what a cute idea, these photos are sooooo adorable =)

...look closer

cocoabee September 11, 2010 at 12:50 AM   said...

thanks angie! so far so good (:

Innocence September 11, 2010 at 1:31 PM   said...

I love your shoes Angie! <3
The photos are so cute and adorable.

Becky September 11, 2010 at 2:32 PM   said...

Great pics! I'm in love with your shoes!

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sharonlei September 12, 2010 at 5:31 PM   said...

Hi Angie! These photos are so freakin' adoooooorable. I love them. :D

xx Love & Aloha
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