1 Joie a la plage st. tropez tunic | $59 at Last Call
2 Zara button neck blouse | $49 at Zara
3 MiH cotton muslin shirt | $183 at Net-a-Porter
4 Joie Pinot Top | $117 at Shopbop
5 Textured cotton lace peasant top | $69 at C&C California
6 Joie Henley blouse | $56 at Shopbop
Val asked me on Facebook to help find her a white cotton peasant/poet blouse online – similar to this one at Mill that was sold out (I love this one!!). I immediately thought, Calypso, easy-peasy, but they don’t have a good white cotton version right now, although I have one from there I got about three years ago that I think is exactly what Val is looking for. I’ve worn it so much it’s starting to show it’s age, but a nice white cotton peasant blouse is definitely something I’d splurge on, given how often I’d wear it.
Of the blouses I featured above, my favorites are the Joie pinot, Zara top and the MiH top. I’ve tried the Joie Pinot top on and love it, but was waiting for it to go on sale (which it is!).
This doesn’t fit Val’s description of what she wants, but this Zara combination boyfriend blouse is a great option. It’s linen, not cotton, but I tried it on a while ago and am still thinking about it. The fit was great, and I loved the slightly different colors.
Have you found any other options I missed? Do you have a favorite white cotton peasant blouse?
More white cotton blouses I love…
Oh WOW!! You are amazing, Grechen! (Have I told you that before? Because I certainly should say it more often! 🙂 ) You are SO right about Calypso, and I had looked there online and in-store, but no luck. I esp. love the MiH! That is right on the money! (and this is one of those “Holy Grail” items for me, so I’d be willing to spend more!). They are ALL so cute. Might have to get more than one! Thank you, thank you <3
I knew you would have looked at calypso already. I’m surprised they don’t have anything right now. Maybe for fall?
That MiH one is amazing , I’d like to live in that. And the joie pinot top is also good, but maybe I like the MiH more 🙂 they’re very different looks though
Just bought the MiH! I have one that is quite similar to the Joie, which I LOVE. You’re so right! And the Zara is really cute and the right price. It comes pretty darned close to meeting my description! Thanks again, G!
yay! great decision 🙂 and it has pockets, so +1 for MiH
Sarge in Charge says
It sounds like Val has already found success, but I really like this other C & C California peasant top:
The sleeves are not for everyone but I think it looks adorable, especially the back view.
i do like that C&C one, but not the sleeves 😉 – those drop-sleeves are horrible on me!!
the back view is adorable though.
These are all great! I love how you chose styles that look quite modern and urban, and not too boho and girly. I love white for coolness in the summer, but despite wearing clinical-strength deodorant, I get the dreaded pit stains on white tops. (Sorry, is that TMI?) Any tips from anyone on how to avoid it or get rid of it?
not TMI! i think we’ve had that question before here 🙂
i don’t personally notice that i have that issue though, i think generally it’s because i have SO MANY white shirts i don’t wear any one of them enough to get stains. my oldest jp casual tee does have some staining, but not so bad.
maybe someone else will have some suggestions??
up until recently, i used fresh sugar deodorant for many years, maybe that has something to do with it? (i don’t know what…)
Really cute, Sarge! And another style that I could totally wrap myself around, but I’m afraid that C & C usually runs a little too small for me. This one, maybe not?!?
I remember reading in some magazine (Lucky, maybe?) that a lot of stylists use a couple of regular aspirin in the wash to get out pit stains. I have the same issue, no matter which deoderant I use (even the “non-pit stain” kind). I can’t say that I’ve had especially great luck with it. But you might, Laurel.
Grechen, my MiH blouse came today and I LOVE it!!! Thanks so much for your help…and your great “eye” for fashion!
oh.. how does it fit? is it AMAZING?? 😉
I love it so much! Their stuff is really made to fit a Large (10-12), but the top is cut to be oversized and it worked out great! (Bonus: I deceive myself into thinking I’m smaller! 😉 ) It is really EXACTLY what I wanted.