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Wednesday, July 14, 2010

The Perfection of a Simple White Blouse, Milano

It's been great this summer to see all these cool young ladies embracing the understated sophistication of a well-designed blouse. Whether new or vintage, cotton or silk, solid or patterned, the blouse has been severely under appreciated the last few years.

Comments on "The Perfection of a Simple White Blouse, Milano"


Blogger Stratos Bacalis said ... (9:25 AM) : 

Perfection! I always say that the white blouse is a basic staple of a well dressed woman's wardrobe.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:28 AM) : 

great! effortless chic...


Blogger Unknown said ... (9:31 AM) : 

yes! love it! the simplier the better!!!

xoxo from very hot rome


Blogger the style crusader said ... (9:32 AM) : 

i love this shot. her top is perfect and the bike is wonderful! i colour and back basket are awesome. lovely shot. xx


Anonymous Best of Beehive said ... (9:34 AM) : 

That's a great, classic outfit. I love it with her hair.


Blogger APE FRIZZ said ... (9:38 AM) : 

Black & white, simply the best!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:38 AM) : 

Love it!


Blogger Ivy Lane said ... (9:39 AM) : 

how's about those shades?! Perfecto!


Anonymous RM said ... (9:39 AM) : 

you know what else is underappreciated? flesh-toned bras under said blouses. otherwise she looks great, though!


Blogger MariaTru said ... (9:39 AM) : 

Well, talk about perfection...and imperfection. I am refer to the bycicle - it is so cool, the not finished yellow paint.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:41 AM) : 

Simple, beautiful, refreshing and understated. Beauty for the beholder and my thanks for the shot


Blogger Kate said ... (9:41 AM) : 

Can't go wrong with a classic white shirt...or red hair!
Kat x Click&Make-Up!


Blogger Alice Olive said ... (9:44 AM) : 

The perfection of her hair is amazing, too. I like how simple her ensemble is. Timeless.


Blogger Blindcopy said ... (9:46 AM) : 

worn with slim pants, flat shoes and a yellow bike as an accessory - perfect!


Blogger About us said ... (9:46 AM) : 

Some people simply own it!


Blogger Gary said ... (9:49 AM) : 

Very chic and classy. I love the simplicity of all that. It's not so easy to be simple and make it work.
+ the yellow and blue bike is great.


Blogger S. Kahlon said ... (9:52 AM) : 

Forget the clothes. I just want that bike.

(She looks a lot like Lissy Truillie)


Blogger SabinePsynopsis said ... (9:54 AM) : 

Bicycle obsessed - you? No way! Great picture, beautiful blouse, perfect outfit!
(How about a bicycle fashion competition? Oh, I'd love that!)


Blogger Tiffany Kadani said ... (9:56 AM) : 

Perfection! I love the bike.


Blogger Lainey Seyler said ... (9:56 AM) : 

i suppose bike helmets are nerdy and unseemly, but don't people where them? my friend was hit head-on while on his bike and is very very lucky to be alive. she looks adorable. but i'm just saying, how far does vanity go?


Blogger STREETFSN said ... (9:58 AM) : 

Love her top!! Gorgeous XD


Blogger cleo said ... (9:59 AM) : 

love it...the style the picture the bike:)so gorgeous!!


Blogger abataba said ... (9:59 AM) : 

Simply perfection!!


Blogger joshylola said ... (10:01 AM) : 

Great bike :-D


Anonymous The Photodiarist said ... (10:05 AM) : 

I love white blouses - especially ones that are a little bit loose. This one is perfectly worn by her.


Blogger JoewardM said ... (10:05 AM) : 

chic,chic, and chic! :]


Blogger Rafael Melo said ... (10:05 AM) : 

I particular liked the hair and the shades... brought a easy-going/modern style to the whole outfit. Great blouse. Cool B&W look. Not so crazy about the "old postal service bike".


Blogger Rachel said ... (10:08 AM) : 

Absolutely gorgeous. She's dressed so simply but you still can't take your eyes off of her!


Blogger franca maisha said ... (10:09 AM) : 

lovely!!! it really is perfect!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:14 AM) : 

in my opinion the more difficult item to wear is an high waist pant!
i love the lenght of her pants with her flats! and short hair!
a very classy outfit!


Anonymous Johnny the Mule said ... (10:15 AM) : 

Nice - very well done.


Anonymous hayley chewins said ... (10:15 AM) : 

I love the contrast between the scruffy girlishness of the yellow bicycle, and her sophisticated poise and style.


Blogger The Original Swedish Blonde! said ... (10:17 AM) : 

Classy! And her hair....I love it. :)


Anonymous Filuzi said ... (10:17 AM) : 

A yellow bicycle helps to get a clean look not too understated ;)


Blogger kates said ... (10:25 AM) : 

Tres chic, non? I disagree with the other commenter about the color of the bra. While sometimes it is too distracting in this instance it plays well with the rest of the look.


Blogger Sciamana said ... (10:25 AM) : 

Tres chic the ensemble, but I want the yellow bicycle!!!


Blogger Lin said ... (10:26 AM) : 

I agree with RM, I think the dark bra underneath totally takes away from the simplicity and elegance...


Anonymous the boot said ... (10:30 AM) : 

i love the italian woman's keen sense of polish, even when they're out for a casual bike ride. gorgeous photo!


Blogger MONICA SORS said ... (10:33 AM) : 

I love the little transparence of the blouse...


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:39 AM) : 

also a great haircut.


Blogger mary louise said ... (10:43 AM) : 

that's an awesome bike. and i love her haircut.


Blogger Gon said ... (10:43 AM) : 

And i don't understand why people don't appreciate it. I've been looking for some time now for the perfect one. It's so chic and clean!
Love her look.

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Blogger Eugenia Woods said ... (10:43 AM) : 

I like how her short hair and dark bra give this an edgier feel. Love it!


Blogger Bianca said ... (10:44 AM) : 

Simple and chic!!



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:54 AM) : 

This hair style seems to be getting around in Italy, we saw it on the woman in the white suit earlier. I love the pants with the high waist with the white blouse. I don't mind the black bra with it, gives it an edge it wouldn't have otherwise. Black ballet flats look great with everything. She reminds me of Claire Danes the great American actress.


Anonymous mabelmabel said ... (10:55 AM) : 

I'm in total agreement. The beauty of a neat, well-made blouse/shirt is not to be underestimated. My grandmothers, in the 1950s-60s knew this, even as they did chores wearing a crisp blouse and "pedal-pushers."

Love her eye.


Blogger LE CALZATURE said ... (11:04 AM) : 



Blogger Exercises in Style said ... (11:07 AM) : 

lovely blouse!


Anonymous Inspired Shares said ... (11:25 AM) : 

Such a classic look..and I love the bike too:)


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:31 AM) : 

I love her hair. I used to have that cut and color that when I was 18-20 years old.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:38 AM) : 

It's all bout the bike!


Blogger Sing of Singature Style said ... (11:38 AM) : 

So chic, love.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:41 AM) : 

That is a perfect outfit. A modern-day Audrey Hepburn.

Her hair, blouse with black bra - racy, yet demure - love the slacks and shoes.

All perfectly summer appropriate and bicycle appropriate. Great picture. Great outfit. Great blog!


Anonymous needle+thread said ... (11:41 AM) : 

'make it your own' twist on classic staples- the bra and shades give her a youthful twist. that yellow bike IS the perfect accessory.


Blogger Alexandra said ... (11:42 AM) : 

Definitely agree, and I have to say I've really enjoyed bringing them back into my closet!


Anonymous laurent said ... (12:00 PM) : 

Bellissima! A delicate white blouse, feminine....irresistable! Cools one down just looking. Audrey Hepburn lives!


Anonymous Alexandra said ... (12:04 PM) : 

very chic!


Blogger Unknown said ... (12:15 PM) : 

The dressing is so perfect.

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Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:21 PM) : 

What I love are the sexy, high cut jeans!


Anonymous kms said ... (12:24 PM) : 

I just love understated sophistication!


Blogger Lisa Petrarca said ... (12:32 PM) : 

She looks so effortlessly cool, with a simple understated sense of fashion.


Anonymous zenobiar said ... (12:35 PM) : 

Red hair, orange wall, and yellow bike. Bella.


Blogger Antonio_Libero said ... (12:46 PM) : 

I like the "custom" bike.. but i don't like the white shirt..


Blogger CLAUDIA C. said ... (12:57 PM) : 

SO AUDREY!!!!!!!!!!



Blogger TorontoVerve Street Style said ... (1:26 PM) : 

Great style and bike shot.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:33 PM) : 

What a pity : where's the wondefull smile on this pretty lady?


Blogger Prutha Raithatha said ... (1:52 PM) : 



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:02 PM) : 

Amen, Scott!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:04 PM) : 

Your introduction says it all. She is so cute, including the hair cut.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:12 PM) : 

ok,you have obsessed for bicycle ! haha


Anonymous Vittoria Braga said ... (2:22 PM) : 

Love this except for the black bra, I don't know if it's just my oldfashionedness but to me it screams laundry day or overslept and dressed in no time. Love everything else, is very funnyface, one of those outfits you know you look good.


Blogger artbook said ... (2:26 PM) : 

I want to have this bike!!!

josefa von artbook


Anonymous My Roman Apartment said ... (2:29 PM) : 

I don't think blouses are under appreciated, but good ones are tough to find. Finding the right white blouse is as hard as finding the perfect pair of jeans! I'm constantly on the search for simple white shirts that fit properly...

Men have it easy in the white shirt department.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:32 PM) : 

I love the high waist pants, that's where the waist is right? I dislike those pants that seem to stay in the hips by a miracle, defiyng gravity. She looks adorable!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:47 PM) : 

Beautiful top! Love the necklace charm as well <3

Skin & Wood Vintage,


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:59 PM) : 

You just can't get away from the bikes, but I'm ok with that!

Great look, I agree about the blouse. It's incredibly sophisticated.


Blogger thwany said ... (3:01 PM) : 

there are so many great bold and simple colors in this shot


Anonymous Megan said ... (3:13 PM) : 

To be understated, this is a PERFECT white blouse. In every lady's closet there needs to be a white blouse that fits them individually and wonderfully. Please let all of the ladies dress with just class as this lady.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:13 PM) : 

hear, hear!


Anonymous Wild Swans said ... (3:18 PM) : 

love the shades.. and the contrast of the yellow against her red hair + the terracotta.

Classic and graceful, without effort x


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:27 PM) : 

It's ecru, for starters...


Blogger Margo said ... (3:30 PM) : 

great blouse, bad dark bra.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:42 PM) : 



Anonymous ChiqueChic said ... (3:47 PM) : 

It's a very classic look. Perfect!


Blogger FeFe said ... (3:53 PM) : 

A bright yellow bicycle - The perfect accessory! All of her is completely lovely.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:15 PM) : 

that bicycle. :)


Blogger Matthew Spade said ... (5:04 PM) : 

works for me!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:14 PM) : 

It's kind of funny that those pants are considered "high waisted", why because we are so used to buying pants that have a waistband right above the crotch.


Blogger Unknown said ... (5:46 PM) : 

There is a beautiful polish song titld "Yellow bicycle" This phoyo reminded me about her... Thank You:-)


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:59 PM) : 

I love how simple & effortless it it


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:08 PM) : 

I want those pants!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:27 PM) : 

love the outfit, set off by the nice haircut and color. i hate that bicyclists have to deface their cycles to make them less appealing to thieves. but, yeah to fashionable fitness/ biking as transportation.


Anonymous Tikki said ... (7:47 PM) : 

No one outside the U.S. (and a few other countries) wears helmets. You simply don't need one -- cycling isn't more dangerous than driving or walking.


Blogger nemee said ... (7:51 PM) : 

gorgeous ! love the simplicity !


Blogger Mani said ... (8:01 PM) : 

I love how classy she is! And her bike :)


Blogger Emily McGuire said ... (8:09 PM) : 

I don't think these pants are high-waisted; I believe the correct term is high-hip.

I love that this blouse is sleeveless and the elegantly high mandarin collar.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:27 PM) : 

wow i so agree. there is nothing like a well fitting blouse, i myself will always appreciate them... especially white ones they just look so clean but yet funky


Blogger lu said ... (8:47 PM) : 

no kidding, and now you cant get away from them! i love them.. so versatile and flawless


Blogger Alan Nei said ... (9:03 PM) : 

beautiful picture !! like one shooting in fashion magazine...wall,bicycle,clothes,coloreverything
perfect !!


Anonymous Lee Oliveira said ... (9:16 PM) : 

The simple things in life are often the best. Very chic.



Blogger Fashion Top5 said ... (9:52 PM) : 

simple+ good taste = very elegant


Blogger simonesays said ... (9:55 PM) : 

my eyes are glued to her bike. that bike, just, oh god that bike.


Blogger Unknown said ... (9:58 PM) : 

Very pretty. I do like the look and the bike is pretty funky.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:21 PM) : 

simply amazing. love the look! you're amazing!


Blogger Cookie Cutter said ... (10:50 PM) : 

I love how simple this is but still so pretty. I need to get a bike too!


Anonymous Carm said ... (11:12 PM) : 



Blogger BronsonNZ said ... (12:26 AM) : 

I love it.. I think I have the same bike model :-)


Blogger SEOBONNIE said ... (1:50 AM) : 

like it!
I love blouse ^^^


Blogger amber and hilary said ... (2:03 AM) : 

fantastic top, a must in all wardrobes:)


Blogger kathrynnova said ... (2:45 AM) : 

i enjoy that the black bra is incredibly sexy without being slutty.

there is so much to be said for mere suggestion as opposed to outright bold statements. she holds us in her power. she captivates us on her level.


Blogger pacamanca said ... (2:51 AM) : 

Totally agree with whoever mentioned the horror of the dark bra beneath the perfect white shirt. Italian girls seem to have a knack for selecting the worst possible bra for the top they're wearing - I've seen colored bras with strapless top (helloooo?) plenty of times, not to mention the bright colored bra beneath white shirt or top. It never fails to make me cringe.


Anonymous Meera said ... (3:22 AM) : 

Fantastic picture! I love how relaxed yet chic her outfit is. And the yellow bike is so cute!


Blogger tanïa said ... (5:41 AM) : 

Love her whole appearance not only because we nearly have the same haircut! ;o)


Blogger l´habitué said ... (7:07 AM) : 

Totally agree. I love blouses and I can never get enough of them. Thanks for bringing sophistication back.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:33 AM) : 

Love the combination of the classy white blouse and the nonchalance of the yellow bike.


Blogger ♥Sisterhood♣ said ... (7:34 AM) : 

love it so much!


Blogger Javier Sendín said ... (7:42 AM) : 

You're right. Plain blouses are really elegant and alluring.


Blogger Álvaro said ... (8:47 AM) : 

i really love the bike


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:21 AM) : 

Not sure if anyone else has said this but LOVE the colour of her hair against the wall....and the pop of the yellow bike. Lovely shot


Anonymous Scolex said ... (9:25 AM) : 

the bike and the blouse caught my attention


Blogger Unknown said ... (10:05 AM) : 

Love the 2 tones bike!
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Blogger Liz S said ... (10:32 AM) : 

Agree about the white blouse/shirt--and adore this photo!


Blogger Allen - East Hampton said ... (10:52 AM) : 

This could not be improved on in any way possible. Great shot.


Blogger Leanne said ... (4:30 PM) : 

this is, quite simply, who I want to be.

the bike, the outfit, the hair...

how on earth does she pull it off?!

Scott, you are AMAZEE!!

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Anonymous Jasmin said ... (6:55 PM) : 

This girl got it right from the head to her feet! I think she kind of favors Claire Danes.


Anonymous Fly11 said ... (12:58 AM) : 

Adorable look. Blouse is indeed perfect and I am dying to see it underneath a bolero jacket! The black bra underneath creates intriguing mystery. Not crazy about the black flats, the color choice is a bit too safe for my taste. Overall,great casually classy look!


Blogger Unknown said ... (1:28 AM) : 

loving this photo, the bike is super cool and the colours are amazing



Anonymous Susan said ... (2:10 AM) : 

This outfit is so chic. Very effortless yet classic. Love it!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:25 AM) : 

beautiful. It's only a pity Italian women always wear white and see-through shirts with BLACK underwear!! A little bit tasteless...


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:27 AM) : 

simple and sophisticated~
the hair makes it perfect~!
i love the odd coordination between hair color and the wall.


Blogger misslikey said ... (4:08 AM) : 

just fab-everything; the bike, blouse and her hair


Anonymous proletarian Great Gatsby said ... (4:24 AM) : 

I like clear transparent blouses with black bra since I saw the photo "LELLA"(1947) of Edouard Boubat .


Anonymous  said ... (5:06 AM) : 

This look reminds me of my twenties when being a student in Italy I couldn't afford to buy many designer clothes.I adopted that same look inspired by Audrey Hupburn and Chanel. Timeless and chic. So many memories! That's the value of a photograph! I studied at Siena. I remember visiting my best friend at Parma and riding the bicycle all around the city! Meraviglioso!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:44 AM) : 

I love this! I think blouses are so classy and flattering. hopefully more people start to wear them, they are great!Nice post and blog!

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Blogger carina said ... (5:41 PM) : 

i love this outfit !!!!



Blogger Kathleen said ... (5:45 PM) : 

This is it, tomorrow I'm on the hunt for some Vintage blouses. I love the look, especially the black bra underneath, very sexy without going over the top.


Blogger JSHayes said ... (7:35 PM) : 

Beautiful photo... the girl is totally elegant and the composition of the shot with the bike and ivy is really just pure heaven.


Blogger SCW said ... (3:03 AM) : 

simple and perfect!
the bike is her best accessory here

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Anonymous Cara Gray said ... (11:40 AM) : 

I love the yellow bike. x


Blogger colette said ... (9:22 PM) : 

Love everything about her and this shot except the black bra. I just don't understand what makes underwear attractive to see under - or worse yet - sticking out of clothing! I find it tasteless.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:32 AM) : 



Blogger Peachy said ... (7:58 AM) : 



Blogger hayleysherie said ... (1:18 PM) : 

Great bike!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:54 PM) : 

She looks a lot like Claire Danes


Anonymous Aleks said ... (11:02 PM) : 

The perfect girl.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:08 AM) : 

Cool as a cat. Well done.


Blogger Eilish said ... (5:41 AM) : 

simple white blouses work miracles !! She's pulls it off with such class and so effortlessly


Blogger Keri.L said ... (6:14 AM) : 

The shirt, the high waisted pants & the bike are all very cool but look how fabulous the shot is with the hair & the wall behind and those specs are to die for!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:26 PM) : 



Blogger Unknown said ... (10:42 AM) : 

oh dear lord. i'm in love


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:56 PM) : 

she's stunning oh


Blogger PL said ... (12:42 PM) : 

Love the blouse but above all love the bicycle!! all my style!


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