Saturday, January 28, 2012
Sunshine In Winter
Instead of that odd background, I'm going to show you, in ordinary setting, an amazing blouse I just found. Yesterday, I was walking from the Courthouse in Foley Square (NYC) to the train at Penn Station when I saw a window-display of pretty clothes. I entered, wearing my expensive wool business-suit and carrying a briefcase. I spent an hour scouring the racks of women's clothes. Nobody cared. This is New York.
In that serendipitous store, I found two cute dresses and the terrific blouse on the right. The blouse has an attractive yellow color and a delightfully feminine design with pleated puffy sleeves. It really appeals to me.
Truth the told, the word "blouse" itself appeals to me. I'm never sure of the difference between a "shirt" and a "blouse"; it seems you guys use the words interchangeably. Let me research the question. Be right back...
Okay, thanks for waiting!
According to Wikipedia, a blouse is "a loose-fitting upper garment that...is typically gathered at the waist (by a waistband or belt) so that it hangs loosely ("blouses") over the wearer's body. The word most commonly refers to a woman's shirt but can also refer to a man's shirt if it is a loose-fitting style (e.g. poet shirts and Cossack shirts). Traditionally, the term has been used to refer to a shirt which blouses out or has an unmistakably feminine appearance."
Do you agree with that? Can you add anything further to my understanding of this terminology?
Oh, and you're invited coo at the blouse, too. :-)