Let It Be Tee

Let It Be Tee
I caved in to the graphic tee trend and spent $14 on a Let it Be tee from Old Navy. Let it Be was one of my favorite songs as a child and you know, it has never gotten tiresome all these decades later.

At first I thought I was too old to wear such a shirt. But then I decided that the mere fact that I was alive in 1970 when the iconic song Let it Be was released gave me permission to wear this tee no matter what my age…and also, I don’t care if I am too old or not. I am tired of silly fashion rules that apply to women over 40. But that’s a post for another day.

I wore my new tee with my second friperie find from Paris, this simple floral skirt I bought for 5 euros and a pair of Lucky Brand sandals.

I wore my outfit to Landmark Winery for a picnic with my husband and our two Yorkies, Daisy and Coco. Landmark is a lovely and relaxing place. With great wine, a bocce court, soothing fountains, a pond, lots of colorful flowers and horse-drawn wagon rides, what’s not to love?

My husband packed up a healthy low-carb lunch for us to accompany the bottle of chilled Overlook Chardonnay we bought in the tasting room once we arrived.

Dogs are allowed at Landmark which makes me like it even more. I love to watch Daisy and Coco run free…

and roll around in the grass.

This will likely be the only graphic tee I buy. I don’t think it’s a trend I’ll get in to much but I like this particular tee mostly because it says something I like and the colors are neutral.

What about you…
Are you wearing graphic tees this season?
Remember that How I Wear My: Floral is coming up on June 4th! Submit your photo by the 3rd of June to be included.
xo, Adrienne



  1. May 20, 2013 / 3:17 am

    Hello Adrienne

    How great that Coco and Daisy were welcomed at Landmwark. Looks like a perfect day and your tee shirt is great

  2. May 20, 2013 / 3:31 am

    I love to see your yorkies…i miss our yorkie who passed several years ago. Looks like a fun outing!

  3. May 20, 2013 / 3:59 am

    Looks like a great day; even better when you can take the dogs along! We have a Lhasa Apso and a King Charles Spaniel that would go everywhere with us if they could. Have a great day! -Tonya

  4. May 20, 2013 / 4:50 am

    Great tee, and I’d probably wear it too, despite being old enough to have seen the “Let It Be” movie in a theater when it was first released! (I also lined up with a bunch of screaming teenagers to see both “Hard Day’s Night” and “Help.” The Beatles were such a major part of my childhood/early teens.) Daisy and Coco look as if they’re having a blast!

    • May 20, 2013 / 5:48 am

      I was in line for Hard Day’s Night and Help too! I didn’t see you , but we were both there, yelling our heads off, eh? : >

  5. May 20, 2013 / 5:18 am

    I love graphic t-shirts. I design graphic t-shirts and I’d be very upset if I couldn’t wear what I design. Personally I think it looks fabulous on you and I could also see it with just jeans and boots.

    I loved that t-shirt so much I almost bought it from Old Navy too. I wondered if they had to pay royalties to the Beatles or rather the Michael Jackson estate since he owns the songs now.

    The puppies look like they are in heaven. So nice when you can take them with you.


  6. May 20, 2013 / 5:36 am

    I love the tee, and such a great contrast, a rocker tee with a feminine skirt. I love the peaceful feeling I get when I even say or think “Let it Be” (I probably should get one!) Sounds like a perfect day and Daisy and Coco are totally adorable. We spent the day walking on the beach with our dogs. It really adds to the joy when they’re having a great time too.

  7. May 20, 2013 / 5:48 am

    I don’t have any graphic t-shirts – but I’d wear that one because I like the colour and the message. Daisy and Coco look incredibly cute scamping around.

  8. May 20, 2013 / 5:50 am

    Lovely picnic! You look wonderful and yes, I bought a similar tee from Old Navy and I’m a decade older than you : > But I enjoy wearing it because it expresses a part of me that’s positive and fun. I wear it with jeans or skirts, as you did here. Thanks for sharing your fabulous look with Vis Monday xoxoxo

  9. May 20, 2013 / 5:55 am

    NO, you’re def not too old to wear graphic Ts. One of my all time fav songs! Love the way you paired it with a skirt…unexpected yet perfect! Great to see your babies out playing! I LOVE dog-friendly establishments!

  10. May 20, 2013 / 6:04 am

    There is nothing like a leisurely picnic in wine country on a gorgeous spring day.
    Landmark is a gorgeous winery and your images do it proud.
    I like the graphic T on you. it’s fun to do the trend in an inexpensive version so you haven’t wasn’t anything if it doesn’t suit next season.
    Have a lovely week Adrienne!
    xx, Heather

  11. May 20, 2013 / 6:23 am

    I also love the message on your T. I have one t-shirt only from the play Priscilla Queen of the Desert that says ” Life is an adventure- Dress accordingly” I don’t wear it in public, but I do pull it out sometimes and wear it around the house. Most of the time it just makes me happy when I pull open my drawer and see it there. Money well wasted I say!

    Love the photos of Coco and Daisy, we haven’t seen enough of there furry faces lately!


  12. May 20, 2013 / 7:30 am

    You look very relaxed and carefree.
    I shy away from tees with messages because I do not need to draw attention to that rather larger area of my physique!

    I love your pretty patterned skirt too it sings of sunshine and garden parties picnics and fun.
    I hope you have a great week.

  13. May 20, 2013 / 8:07 am

    Funny…my post today is on graphic tee’s too. I haven’t worn a graphic tee for thirty years or so, and now I’m wearing one after fifty. I am the same as you…it’s fun to wear, but not a must have item. I have one, but may be tempted to buy just one more.

    You have styled yours beautifully Adrienne.

    Sue xo

  14. May 20, 2013 / 8:17 am


    You are not too old to wear a graphic tee and it looks great on you! I have been actually thinking of buying some sort of graphic tee, if I find the right one. I have seen them paired with a jacket and love that look.

    Looks like you had a great day at the winery. 🙂


  15. May 20, 2013 / 8:53 am

    You totally rock that graphic tee! I happen to prefer a plain tee to a graphic one, sitting here wearing a plain white tee with a jean skirt. I love that particular print! My name is a Beatles song! Nina Garcia loves a concert tee; it’s one of her One Hundred pieces.

  16. May 20, 2013 / 12:25 pm

    Hm, I only own one graphic tee! I like this one with the skirt you chose. Perhaps I’ll have my blogging act together enough to do the floral challenge.

  17. May 20, 2013 / 1:21 pm

    I’m not really into graphic tees, but you’r looks nice. I’m afraid my doggies would run absolutely riot and we would be banned for sure!

  18. May 20, 2013 / 1:38 pm

    Hi Adrienne,

    Recently found you!

    Lovin’ that shirt. It’s so funky. Just the kind of thing I’ll purchase myself. And the skirt’s lovely too! Very summery.

    Wish we have that weather over here in the UK 🙂


  19. May 20, 2013 / 5:47 pm

    I love your tee! I’m not usually one for graphic tees, but I do love the Out Of Print tees I have.

    Yes, fashion “rules” have become a bit tiresome lately. I keep going back to the phenomenal ladies from the Advanced Style book and blog and feel so inspired to let loose a little with fashion.

  20. May 20, 2013 / 7:39 pm

    Lurvs your Yorkies!

    Popped by from Visible Monday.


  21. May 20, 2013 / 7:41 pm

    Wear your tee … McCartney, puppies, hubbies, wineries …what else would you wear?
    Especially with the skirt and little sandals. Everything pretty and perfect … enjoy this time in you life, and this day.

  22. May 20, 2013 / 8:27 pm

    Graphic tees are for everyone and I love it with the skirt. I heard he wrote that song after having a dream about his mother where she told him “Let it be”. I’ve always thought that was cool.
    Becky 🙂

  23. May 21, 2013 / 1:50 am

    I am off to look for floral outfits.
    Much love.

  24. May 21, 2013 / 3:05 am

    Ha! My second name is Michelle named literally after the Beatles song. My Mum was a HUGE fan (thank God she didn’t choose Eleanor Rigby!). My music teacher at school was also a friend of John Lennon and Paul McCartney (she was also from Liverpool and the 3 of them went to school together), and I will never forget the day John Lennon was shot; she cried for days!
    OK, back to t’shirts. I’m not against graphic t’shirts (usually for working-out or running errands). Whatever makes you happy (plus you look fab in yours 😉

  25. May 21, 2013 / 12:30 pm


    I believe that if we cave to fashion rules then we will look like we shop at Sears in the OLD LADY Department. There is a huge difference between dressing inappropriately and appropriately for one’s age even with the same tee. There is nothing wrong with your tee for our age, and you styled it wonderfully for a 40-something person or a person in your 30s to wear. The same graphic tee, and cut-off short-shorts that the teens wear would be an example where I believe women get in trouble of trying to dress too young. Or a graphic tee and showing one’s mid-riff with a too short mini-skirt. So, “Let it Be” and keep wearing your graphic tee.

  26. May 21, 2013 / 1:21 pm

    I’m glad you decided to get this tee for yourself, especially since you love the song so much! I did so many graphic/logo t-shirts in my early 20s, it was really a thing with me, that I can’t imagine wearing them anymore. That being said, I have a really cute Sex and the City (the movie) black t-shirt that just has SJP on the front, she is in black and white, but her gorgeous dress is in hot pink. She is laughing and looks great. I need to pull it out of the closet to wear again! Yay for florals, I am seeing them everywhere in Brooklyn and Manhattan. XO, Jill

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