found these gorgeous pintuck high-collared blouses on rakuten for 199 yen each (maybe NZD$4-5?)— so i bought a black one and an ivory one! gosh, they are the most comfortable blouses ever! (: made out of cutsew material but super classy. even came with a bow for around the neck. will be useful for some more classical coords!
(if anyone wants the rakuten link, i could probably find it again, too.)