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A Very Pretty Blouse

 
Exhausted by my maximalist output earlier this week, I feel the need for cleansing simplicity.
It IS ok to wear a blouse and khakis and call it a day.

 
 
 
I did so myself just last week. Like so.
Yearning for simplicity

Yearning for simplicity

The simple life!

We’re calling it a day

 
 
I bought this blouse a while ago, thinking I would wear it under this dress, but upon receiving it realized that it would not do for so many reasons. The fabric is a stiff cotton,
the fit is very full, it’s not dressy enough. Well, that’s three reasons.
 
But I was charmed by the print and its workmanship.

 
 
Although you cannot probably see this — and would’t be able to see it even if you were seated across the table from me — the front features a pleated bib. Not sure why someone chose to put such workmanship into a tightly patterned dark blouse, but I appreciate it. I run my fingers back and forth across it (xylophone, picket fence) — so agreeably tactile!
Yet one yearns for just a little bit more . . . perhaps a scarf

Simplicity is peace, yet one yearns for just a little bit more . . . perhaps a scarf


Blouse wants a scarf! But which scarf: the fresh yellow-orange or the muddy tangerine? Fresh or muted?
 
What do you think?

What do you think?

I don't know; what do you think?

I don’t know; what do you think?


Let’s take a closer look. Click on each photo for a larger view.
 
Fresh

Fresh

Dirty

Muddy


There’s a little yellow-orange in the blouse. The fresh scarf is a perfect match . . . but is it too perfect? The muddy tangerine is a little more interesting.
 
 
 
I am torn: I like both, but I think muddy wins the day. Today.
 
Have a fantastic weekend!
 
Desh: Have a tremendous birthday!
With jacket

Muddy will not always prevail


Blouse: Dondup from YOOX; Jacket: JCrew; Pants: Ann Taylor; Shoes: Coach; Muddy scarf: Eileen Fisher; Fresh scarf: from one of those stores in Italy that sells linen blouses and scarves in luscious colors

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7 thoughts on “A Very Pretty Blouse

  1. Muddy for the win! Looks much more sophisticated and harmonious. The fresh tangerine seems to jump off the print. Gorgeous outfit as always!

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