A few months ago, I snagged this beauty from the 'Crew:
|J. Crew Blythe Blouse in Pale Graphite|
Now, like the fab Gigi of Gigi's Gone Shopping would say, SMACKDOWN! The Crew version is 100% silk, vs. 100% polyester in the Old Navy version. I didn't try the Old Navy one since I was in a rush and I am yet undecided as to whether I'm ok with Poly and her sister (Ester). I do admit I had to do a double take, especially since my Blythe just went out of circulation last week and it was my favorite blouse. Wah wah wah. The good news is that mommies out there that get stuff on their blouses from their kiddos will be able to throw this version in the wash vs. the very costly drycleaning.
As an aside, I just received my new Blythe in dot (the new version in Soft Sand) and when I unwrapped it, my husband touched it, snorted and proclaimed: "Low quality silk, I love it" (with all the sarcasm a scientist can muster).
So, what do you think? Would you compromise 'quality'* for cuteness?
*J Crew = 'quality'