Enter: Old Navy. I typically have zero luck at ON, except for PJ pants or basic tees. But I lucked out and found this little pretty just yesterday...
A proper blouse that I can hand wash and is under $30? Come to Natty! The fabric is soft as can be and the color is even prettier in person. (I also like the navy blue printed one, but I opted for this Bali shade.)
I styled this top with black slacks (tucked in), a simple black leather belt and flats, with silver hoops and loose waves. (Very Calvin Klein.) But it would also look lovely with skinnies tucked into riding boots, or dressed up with cuffed dark denim, my nude slingbacks and gold MK watch. (Because ON uses vanity sizing, it has a very blousy-borderlining-on-tunic fit. Well, it does for this shorty, at least.) And though the sleeves are shown rolled up (which some of the reviews complain doesn't stay), I left them loose with the button secured, which I happen to think looks more chic and flattering.
I am on a mission to invest in lovely, quality (read: pricey) pieces for my wardrobe, but this frugal find was just too great to pass up and keep to myself.
Have you found any steals lately? Do tell!