Blouses of a different color

Since I’m looking for the perfect white blouse right now, I’m coming across some other cute blouses that wanted to make a note of.

Esprit Cotton jaquard shirt
$65 from

White and beige stripe with silver detailing. Nice, simple but different in a good way.

Esprit Cotton jaquard shirt

Delia’s Mackenzie Shirt
$28 from

Ok, so it’s a teen clothing store. Sometimes you can find a good deal if you’re within a certain size range. I like the detailing on this shirt. It’s cotton, basic and it’s a really good price.

Delias stripped

Diesel Coly Shirt
$140 from

I love the design on the back of the shirt, the color and the style is a little more unique. Only thing is that if you go to the site and see the front view, it looks a bit short.
Diesel Coly shirt
Victoria’s Secret Stretch French cuff shirt in tonal stripes
$48 – sale $38 at

I like the color and style enough on this one to forgive the french cuff on the sleeves. Comes in a jewel toned teal blue and also a violet rose.
Victoria's Secret Satin blouse

A good white blouse… is hard to find.

I have been looking for a nice simple white blouse recently – apprently not much seems to exist that fits what I want (how typical.) Anyone who has any suggestions, please feel free to comment. 🙂

What I’m looking for:

  • Cotton with a hint of spandex or a really high quality cotton. No polyester. Rayon would be fine as well.
  • No french cuffs – they can be sloppy looking or not stay in place. Generally they annoy me.
  • A feminine cut – both in the neckline and through the waist.
  • Long enough that I don’t have to worry about exposed skin when I sit down and not so long that it looks sloppy untucked.

Today I might have found a few possibilities:

INC International Concepts® Seamed Shirt
$59 from Macy’s online

Only problem is that it’s cotton, poly, spandex blend. Could be ok though. The reason I don’t like polyester is how it feels.

Macy's white blouse
Lauren By Ralph Lauren Broadcloth Tailored-Fit Shirt
$59 at Macy’s online

This one is cotton but it doesn’t really have a feminine cut. It looks like it would be a good basic button up though.

Ralph Lauren blouse at Macy's

DKNY Jeans Ruched Lace-Trim Shirt
$69 from Macy’s online

This one is really cute but it’s not quite the simple blouse I’m looking for. The other thing is that it’s snaps instead of buttons. I had a really great shirt once with snaps but they wear out quickly and there’s no easy way to replace them.

DKNY ruched blouse

Esprit poplin long sleeve woven shirt
$59 from

Cute, a little bit country but again with the snaps. I like the detailing and the fact that it is cotton and doesn’t have funny sleeves.
Esprit poplin long sleeve woven shirt

Victoria’s Secret fitted eyelet shirt
$38 from

I really like this one. Fits all of the requirements except for being a plain shirt. Eyelet never goes out of style does it?

Victoria's Secret eyelet blouse

I THINK I’VE FOUND IT! Actually Two versions below:
Esprit poplin stretch shirt
$39 from

It’s cotton with a little bit of stretch, tailored feminine cut, no freaky sleeves and buttons instead of snaps. Yay! And they have it in white as well as pink, orange and green. Only thing missing is a version in light blue.
Esprit Poplin Stretch Shirt
Victoria’s Secret Ruched shirt
$38 from

It’s not actually ruched, there’s tailoring but I don’t see any ruching. Good basic looking shirt. Again a good price as well.

Victoria's Secret Ruched Shirt

Rainboot Madness

I started shopping on Amazon recently for some shoes. I found a cute pair of rain boots and one rain boot led to another. The items below are all under $70. I also found a good selection from Target for $20 but through amazon’s link program the images wouldn’t show up which means I’m going to have to manually add them later.


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