Sorry, ladies, I just have to rant!
Despite having been a t-shirt gal all my life, I fell in love with how silky blouses look on other women and wanted to play with it on my own body. Originally, I started out in the thrift stores (where I typically play with looks in an inexpensive "playground") but I couldn't find anything that:
-- didn't emphasize my already-strong shoulder line
-- doesn't pulled tightly/obscenely at my bust
-- doesn't complete swamp my waist <-- this one is particularly galling because I've spent my whole life hiding my waist, only to have Angie "discover" my hourglass-like tendencies a few months back.
So 2 months back I gave up on thrift stores and moved into retail stores. I live in Seattle and feel like I've completely combed over the downtown retail corridor (I spent _hours_ at Nordstrom, and all I bought at NAS was a cami and a pair of socks!). The closest I've come is BR's Mad Men tie-front blouse, but even it has a few issues (the shoulder pleats pull a little).
At this point, I'm ready to scream! It's been almost a season, and I feel like should just give up on finding "perfect" fit and start with "good enough", especially since I'm still at the stage where I only want to play with this look a little bit.
Ladies (esp inverted triangles and hourglasses): where have you had success with silky blouses? And should I give up on a "perfect" fit when I'm not yet sure that this look is for me?