top: Charlotte Russe (similar) // skirt: Madewell // shoes: ModCloth // purse: Forever 21 (similar) // earrings: c/o Gudbling
photos by Chelsea Francis
While I don't believe in universal closet staples, I am really glad to have a sleeveless white button down in my closet again. I had one a couple of years back that stopped fitting the second I had a professional bra fitting. I've looked and looked, and even thrifted an extremely wrinkle-prone replacement from a pricey designer, but I just never found a shirt that met my closet and lifestyle needs. Then a couple of months ago, I was working on a curated shopping list for a friend when I stumbled upon this shirt on the Charlotte Russe site. I haven't personally shopped at the ole CR in years, but their prices and styles were a great fit for my friend, so I spent an afternoon scrolling through pretty much everything on their site. As soon as I spotted this top, I added two to my cart, one in a medium and one in a large, and hit order. (For reference, I ended up keeping the large!)
I'm SO bummed that this shirt is now sold out because I was going to encourage you all to buy it. I wear it at least twice a week and honestly already wish I'd bought a second one because I know this one is going to wear out soon. I love tucking it into cutoff shorts (outfit coming soon to the blog) and it goes with absolutely all of my skirts. Plus, the collar makes it way cute to wear under a dress! A white sleeveless blouse may not be a must-have for everyone, but I hope I never have to live without one again.
Now if only I could find the perfect black fit and flare dress that I've been searching to replace this one with since 2014.