I spent Friday afternoon downtown wandering through the usual shops. I didn’t find anything that caught my eye until I was just about to leave. I found this striped blouse that spoke to me.  I’ve been on a minimalist/quality over quantity quest and decided to leave it there. The next morning I woke up and thought about the blouse: my signal to purchase.

It struck me as a poetic piece an artist might wear everyday. Something understated, classic, yet vibrant.  It’s comfortable, striking and is longer in the back so I can wear it with leggings. Ballet flats paired with a long blouse and leggings make up my favorite spring combination. Perfect for curling up in a chair with a book or sitting at the writing desk. It could also be paired with a pair of dress pants. I  chose to button it all the way to the neck to display the shiny silver button.

It is something I will wear often and keep as long as it lasts. Striped blouses never go out of style and showcase simplicity and elegance.