This outfit is so simple that you might be wondering why I’ve even bothered. I’ll give you four reasons.
First, while a white blouse and jeans is the easiest outfit in the world, its value should never be underestimated.
Chic! Crisp! Timeless!
Second, you can create a great silhouette with these two simple pieces. It all depends on which white blouse and which jeans you wear.
This blouse is sort of ridiculous, but I love the cinched, high waist and the bell shape below the waist.
It’s charming, right?
My blouse is old, but you could probably create the same look with the popover shirts JCrew is currently selling and a skinny belt.
Third, a white blouse becomes more intriguing if it is layered over something that shows through or beneath it, like this silk, floral camisole. We’ve discussed this before.
This top is a mid-weight, opaque poplin. The camisole only faintly shows through, but peeks out at the hem.
The simplicity of a white blouse and jeans is something we all need from time to time.
Hopefully, getting dressed is never too difficult, but some days it should be completely effortless.
After years of trying to persuade me to give up caffeine (I can’t do that) and sleep more (I can’t do that either) my doctor is urging me to meditate. He tells me that there will be tremendous benefits.
Left to my own devices with unoccupied time, I am more likely to perseverate.
You would think that a word built from “persevere” would be a good thing, but perseverating is bad. To perseverate is to continue, to an undesirable degree, to re-live or examine a thought or experience.
Let’s put aside dark thoughts and perseverate about these shoes!
I bought these in late May and they have been surprisingly useful — with dresses, skirts, and jeans — which may be a little surprising, since they look like an antique mirror.
They are comfortable and irreverent, which are two excellent qualities in casual footwear.
Have a fantastic weekend!
White blouse: JCrew; Floral Camisole: Theory; Jeans: JCrew; Shoes: Cole Haan ZeroGrand Wing Tip Oxford in Marble Ivory Court Shoes; Bag: Tom Tote from Les Toiles du Soleil; Watch: Michele CSX with white alligator band