Sunday, July 24, 2011

My Monday Blouse

Gettin' up, gettin' dressed and gettin' to work on a Monday can be a challenge. When I don't have something specific that I feel like wearing, I tend to start my outfit and my week wearing a white blouse. A crisp, bright white blouse makes me feel like I look more awake, together and professional than I'm actually feeling. And after a cup or two of coffee, I can actually start to feel that way.

At one time I had my white blouses laundered with a light starch. But that involves the two additional errands of drop off and pick up from the cleaners. I tried washing and ironing them myself, but never seemed to get to the ironing until the last minute when I was already rushing to get to work. Then I discovered no-iron cotton blouses, which are super practical for a working girl.

I've tried a few and I have two favorites. The 
Lands End version is very nice and the price is great. I usually have two or three hanging in my closet. The Brooks Brothers no iron blouse is more than twice the price, but the tailoring is more precise.

It's so much better to have a Monday blouse instead of what-to-wear Monday blues.


  1. I love that you give style cred to Lands End. I am secretly devoted to them for some wardrobe basics that are always reliable.

  2. In my closet now hang 7 basic white shirts, from fitted to loose. A favorite of mine is from the local Ralph Lauren outlet store. Whenever I see one on sale, I grab it.