The Silk Blouse

June 7, 2010

Filed Under : STYLE

Equipment Signature Washed Silk Blouse, Shopbop, $178

Do you ever have an inkling, a craving, a desire for an item of clothing that you can’t find anywhere yet you can picture it’s glory and perfection in your head?  So close but yet so far?  Well it happens to me about once a month.

Whether I first see it in an editorial, a blog, or on the back of a super cool hipster, there’s always something that I have to have that’s nowhere to be found.  Last year I remember searching endlessly for a light-washed chambray shirt.  Perfectly worn-in, perfectly oversized.  NOWHERE.  But alas, I was able to find what I wanted.  Of course, the minute I found it, the chambray shirt showed up in every store (and I got 2 more in different shades).  Such is life.

Anyways, a few weeks ago, I had the same sentiment about the silk blouse.  An oversized, buttoned silk blouse.  Easy enough, right?  NO!  Note to self: googling “silk blouse” is the worst idea ever.  I found nothing, I sulked, I saw more and more street style blogs with silk shirts, I cried (inside).

Then one day, one of my favorites, WHO WHAT WEAR (love you Katherine and Hillary), posted the most glorious thing: the perfect silk shirt.  It’s like they read my mind and/or answered my fashion prayers.  The blouse, above left, is exactly what I pictured in my mind.

It’s a little bit menswear, a little bit boho chic, a little bit Parisian…with a dash of Mary-Kate.  I’ll take one in every color?

[Images via Shopbop]

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