Blue + White Striped Blouse

New York Fashionweek ss2014, day 5

Fact of life: When you don’t need something is when it’s readily available. However, when you actually need/want an item it’s no where to be found.

Doesn’t it always go that way?!

Shopping can be frustrating — even for the most seasoned pros.

(Four months later, I’m still on the hunt for these CHANEL SLINGBACKS, by the way…) 

When a piece is limited, seasonal or a designer “it” item, I understand the need to move quickly and be decisive about your purchase. However, I never thought I would encounter the same struggle when it came to the basic blue + white striped blouse.

They’re a dime-a-dozen, no!?

At least, that’s what I thought.



When it was time to pull the trigger on a menswear-inspired, striped, cotton button down, I struggled big time. No matter where I looked, there was no basic blouse to be found. They were all either too trendy, too frilly, or too summery for my taste.

So when I finally came across this STRIPED BLOUSE from ZARA, I just knew it was meant to be. It was the perfect blend of minimalist and classic, but with a whimsical twist — a true retail victory at under $40.

Now that I own my perfect blue + white striped blouse (I’ve already worn it twice!), I figured I would save you all the frustration I went through and share with you some shirting finds that you need to jump on now… because as we know, they won’t be around later!

Shop The Look:


1 // 2 (under $30!) // 3 // 4 // 5 (sold out; I DID find THIS shirt which I love, too!)// 6 // 7 // 8 // 9

blue white striped blouse

(images 1 // 2 // 3)

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