June,19 2012 |
It’s only been in the past year or so that I have rediscovered my love for the blouse. Often I thought of this piece as old-fashioned, staid, and dowdy – everything I aspire NOT to be. I used to envision women who wore blouses, also wore slacks and slips, and even perhaps set their hair in rollers before embarking on their day. I just threw up in my mouth a little….I should be fine. However, all rules and preconceived notions should be revisited now and again – if not for the sake of curiosity then do it for fashion. Fashion thrives on reinvention – being your own renaissance woman – mixing shit up, for lack of a better term. Well I did have some better terms – but I love a good curse word. And so it goes – proving myself wrong became an advantage for my wardrobe, albeit a disadvantage for my wallet. Prints or solids, a blouse is the ultimate piece that goes with everything – jeans, pencil skirts, shorts, leggings and dare I say it – goddamn slacks. What do you wear it with? I need to know. I’ll read your comments after my bridge/gin rummy game ends.