This Renaissance-Embroidered Chambray Blouse Will Break Maura Out of Her T-Shirt Rut

It's called the "Michelangelo" top, and it's perfect.
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Bruta Michelangelo Blouse, $159, available at Need Supply Co.

Bruta Michelangelo Blouse, $159, available at Need Supply Co.

I've recently found myself to be in a rut. Not an objectively bad rut, per se, but it's just careless. I try to actively avoid carelessness, so this troubles me. Here's the deal: I have all these great blouses and dresses, but over the past few weeks — or, speaking more honestly, months — I've only wanted to wear a select number of T-shirts with jeans. I'm disappointed in myself! I've gotten so boring when it comes to getting dressed in the morning, and though this year's long, weird winter is surely at fault, that doesn't mean I shouldn't try to find excitement in those non-T-shirt garments I own. And if that fails, why not invest in something new that really gets me going, right?

While doing just that and perusing the Need Supply Co. site, I came across this chambray blouse, called the "Michelangelo," courtesy of London-based shirt label Bruta. It was love at first sight, this blouse and me. I'm a big classical history buff (a boring story for another time), so what immediately drew me to this shirt were the Ionic columns embroidered at the collar and naked folks on chaise lounges across the chest. (!!!)

Here's a closer look:

"I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free." —Michelangelo or Paris Hilton, I'm not sure.

"I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free." —Michelangelo or Paris Hilton, I'm not sure.

If there's anything that can snap me out of a plain white T-shirt daze, it's some Greek architecture paired with tastefully nude persons. I'm going to buy this, and I'm going to wear it until it falls apart.

Bruta Michelangelo Blouse, $159, available at Need Supply Co.

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