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thrifty thursday. ruffled shirts. May 21, 2009

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Did anybody have a doubt about my love for ruffles? …I didn’t think so. Anyway, this “Thrifty Thursday” post will soon become routine. In short, everything written in a post like this one will be under $20, hence the “thrifty” part, of course. This week, I found a lot of ruffled shirts (nine, in total.) from various places (but mostly from Forever21, where the ruffle rules apparently). Unsurprisingly, a lot of them are white, but I did find some gorgeous colors, with equally interesting names, such as “aqua” and “sage,” which is really code word for “light blue” and “teal,” respectively. Go figure.

rosy ruffle top.

First up, is this little number that features puff sleeves and an interesting trim that Forever21 has taken to calling “crochet-like bubble edge details” (but I’m guessing they didn’t know what to call them, really). Regardless of the weirdly-named detailing, this shirt would be a great addition to any wardrobe. Buy it here, at Forever21 for $15.80 in yellow, pictured, and “ivory” (white, for all you non-elephant-poachers). Both comes in sizes small, medium, and large.

sleeveless ruffled blouse.

Next, I have this tuxed-like shirt to show you dear readers. The ruffling in this shirt is considerably less eccentric than many of the pieces featured here, but it has the addition of a waist tie that I really like (you know bows and me…). Buy it here, at Papaya, for $15.99, in sizes small, medium, and large.

ruffled cap sleeve top shirt.

This beauty is next. Look at all those ruffles! Except, this is nothing. Look down at the bottom of this post, and then you’ll know how many ruffles Forever21 can stuff on their blouses… It is a very classic-looking ruffled shirt that will lend itself well to an accompanying vest, especially because no ruffles lower at the waist means no weird bunching under said vest. Buy it here, at Forever21, for $17.80. Sizes include small, medium, and large.

sheer ruffle top.

Oh, no! Another white top! I told you this would happen, didn’t I? Well, don’t despair; most of the rest have other colors to choose from. Anyway, this one here is definitely ruffly. I mean, look at that fan detailing in the collar! Gorgeous… Buy it here, at Forever21, for $17.80. This white top comes in sizes small, medium, and large. Am I sensing a pattern here, Forever21? Do they not have such sizes as extra small or extra large? How droll.

AQUA

smocked waist blouse.

This shirt is one of my favorites. Partly because of the color and partly because of the little ruffled cap sleeves. Adorable! Buy it here, at Wet Seal, for $18.50, and choose from the aforementioned aqua, which is pictured, and black. Unlike Forever21, Wet Seal offers its customers sizes extra small to extra large, in both colors.

ruffle button top.

I like that this shirt would look really great with a wide black belt around the waist. The collar is also lovely, and I adore those little buttons at the top of the collar and at the bottom of the keyhole. It’s $18.99 here, at Charlotte Russe. This top is the last white one, which is the only color it comes in, but you can get it in sizes small, medium, and large.

crepe cotton ruffle top.

What a great color! I’m lusting after it already. Except… the crepe turns me off just a wee bit. The texture can be unsettingly, like old people skin, but other than that disturbing fact, I really do like it. If you do, as well (and don’t mind the old people skin), get it here, at Forever21 (where else?) for $19.80. It comes in the pictured sage, yellow, and white, which all are available in Forever21’s only three sizes (apparently): small, medium, and large.

sheer pinstripe ruffle top.

Like cotton candy? Then, you’ll love this shirt. Isn’t it just the epitome of cotton candy clothes? I assure you, dear readers, it is. Lightly striped and immensely ruffled, this shirt is fantastic. The smocked waist will also help to give an illusion of an hourglass figure, which is always nice. Get it here, at Forever21 (stop hating! the last one is from there, as well…), for $19.80. Buy either the featured peach (pink) or cream (white) in sizes small, medium, and large.

ivonne ruffle front shirt.

Okay, last one! It seems as if Forever21 just crammed as many ruffles as they could onto this shirt. It’s like some sort of ruffle factory… Do you think that they keep appearing the longer you wear it, and before you know it, they’ve eaten you? …shudder… Maybe I wouldn’t mind, though… I do love those ruffles! Anyway, enough horror stories. Get this ruffle monster here, at Forever21, for $19.80. Both the orange, pictured, and the white come in small, medium, and large. Way to break the mold, Forever21… NOT!

-stylistanumberone ;D

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