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May 12, 2012 / ilegirl

It’s all about the blouse

I spotted this blouse, and loved the hint of art nouveau in the print. But I wondered just how versatile that print might prove. Polyvore to the rescue, allowing me to construct some representative outfits and demonstrate to myself that this blouse could be a valuable investment piece.
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  1. Shelley / May 14 2012 12:35 am

    That is a gorgeous blouse – I do love art nouveau (and art deco) design. What is it about Polyvore’s prices? I’ve never seen anything listed that the price didn’t take my breath away. I’m thinking there are more rich people in the world than I’d previously appreciated…

    • ilegirl / May 18 2012 7:55 pm

      Yes, the prices are often astounding. For me, Polyvore is more of a sketchbook, so I can try out concepts rather than specific pieces. But this blouse was particularly compelling due to the pretty pattern, and I find it very tempting!

      For me, investing in versatile pieces may require some spend. That said, when I sat down the other evening and listed out what I’ve acquired toward my core quality wardrobe, a number of those pieces were reasonably priced. This was sheer luck, and not due to some secret shopping savvy: a pair of ivory silk trousers, a green silk blouse, and an ivory and orange jacket were found at thrift shops – all in perfect, never-worn condition.

      • Shelley / May 21 2012 10:20 pm

        Oh, where does all that great stuff go over here??? Certainly not to the thrift shops I visit. Never mind, Friday I’m going to the ‘rich’ part of town to visit thrifts! Must get my shopping wishlist tidied, else I’m in danger of splurging when I want to be purging!

      • ilegirl / May 22 2012 5:26 pm

        Ooo sounds fun! There’s a fancy retirement neighborhood across town from me, and the nearest thrift shop is filled with some divine stuff – though some is rather out of my age range.

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