July 24, 2010

Happy Birthday To Us Event - Blue Platypus Tees {REVIEW & GIVEAWAY}

Everyone loves clothes, right?  I mean, we all have to wear clothes (at least outside of the house) and most of us prefer to wear clothes that are comfortable and fit us well.  Personally, I love wearing t-shirts when I'm just hanging out around the house or with friends.  I live in a small community where there aren't many opportunities to dress up so most of my wardrobe consists of casual, comfortable clothing.  When I was contacted by Blue Platypus to review a couple of t-shirts from their site, I immediately said yes!  A girl can't have too many t-shirts, now can she?

Blue Platypus is located right here in the good old US of A (Pasadena, to be exact) so you can be sure that you are supporting a company who employs Americans which is important to me with all of the economic issues we are facing here in America.  Heidi, Scooter and Big Dave started Blue Platypus in November of 2003 with some interesting inspirations!  Taken directly from their website, here are their inspirations:

We are mid-century modernists at heart, although we find inspiration in various places. Our biggest inspiration is probably vintage furniture and clothing (mostly 1920s to 1970s). Furniture by Ray and Charles Eames, Eero Saarinen, and Heywood Wakefield heads up our list. Other inspirations include paintings by Shag and architecture by Frank Gehry.

Prints, patterns, and colors from different eras play a huge role in our designs. Clean geometric as well as fluid organic shapes, e.g. silhouettes of heads, are featured in our designs. We believe that the juxtaposition of diverse elements in surprising ways is essential to the evolution of design. We create surface interest and create a cornucopia of flavors.. We also like to have prints that are interesting from afar, and surprising when scrutinized closely.

Our biggest inspirations in current fashion are the prints and clever trims used by designers like Miu Miu and Marc Jacobs as well as the prints on bags by Angela Adams and Transversion Airlines. Companies such as Stussy and Penguin are more favorites.


When you take a look around the website, you can definitely pick out those inspirations and I love that about Blue Platypus!  Sticking with the original inspiration is, I believe, what makes successful companies successful!

What Did I Think?

Heidi and Scooter sent me two t-shirts to review; one of their awesome zodiac t-shirts to commemorate my birthday as well as a Hoop Dandy shirt in blue.  I was very impressed with the vibrant colors, especially on the Hoop Dandy shirt!  One of my favorite colors is blue and the t-shirt fabric is just lovely.  I also like the combination of the magenta with the blue.  The t-shirt is well made and the fit is perfect!  Sometimes when you buy shirts online you struggle with the size because you just don't know if it'll be true or not.  This shirt is true to size and very comfortable!

The zodiac shirt is not quite as vibrant but it's very pretty and symbolic of the year I was born, 1976.  It depicts the dragon (for the Year of the Dragon) which I love!  Once again, the size is true and the construction of the shirt makes me think it will last for a while.  I think that one of the zodiac shirts would be a wonderful gift for anyone, man or woman!  What a great way to commemorate the year of your birth and a good conversation starter!

Where Can You Buy One?

Blue Platypus sells their shirts on their website and they have many more styles than just the two I mentioned here.  They also sell some men's styles.

You Can Win One!

Blue Platypus has offered up a t-shirt of the winner's choice worth $30 or less to one of my readers!

Mandatory Entry

You must visit Blue Platypus's website and leave a comment telling me which t-shirt you like best! (Please be sure to either leave an email address where I can reach you or make sure that your email is public in your profile.)

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Choose a cool t-shirt at Blue Platypus (up to $30)! http://goo.gl/fb/QJYc9 Ends 8/8 #giveaway RT @curlyq776

This giveaway will close on August 8th at 11:59 pm PDT. This giveaway is open to US residents only. The winner will be chosen via random.org, announced on this blog and notified by email. If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, another winner will be chosen and notified.

Thanks to Blue Platypus for sponsoring this giveaway!

Disclaimer: I was not provided any compensation for this post but was provided product samples in exchange for my honest opinion. I was under no obligation to write a positive review or sponsor a product giveaway in return for the free product.
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150 comments:

  1. My favorite shirt is the Trees Tee apple green!
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  7. I love the Allover Paisley Magenta V! Thanks for the review and giveaway...really cute shirts!
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  12. The black nautical tulip sleeve top is to die for!

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  13. I like the Allover Paisley Brown V

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  25. my favorite is the Love t-shirt in grey

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  41. My favorite is the green tulip sleeve collared tee.

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  67. Mermaid Pur is my favorite...love the colors

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  84. My choice is the Vine Floral Mahogany. I do wish they had larger sizes though. Such a shame not to share these wonderful designs with more people. Everything runs so small.

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  122. Wow, there's so many to choose from. I'd either get the Floral Plum (Long sleeve), Whale, or Psychodelic Owl (brown) tee

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