August 23, 2010
The Cap Sleeve Blouse with Shredded Detail by Catherine Malandrino is a gorgeous top that you can wear with a skirt or your nice jeans. There are 10 buttons down the front, fringe with unfinished edges at the collar and placket, ruching at the shoulders, placket, sides, and back, and cap sleeves. It is made from a stretchy silk as well.
August 18, 2010
We feel the military green color of the Explorer Blouse by Elizabeth and James is what makes its name appropriate. This blouse has a mandarin collar, five buttons at the front, inverted pleats at the button flap bust pockets, button tab epaulets, a shirttail hem, button tab details at the gathered sides, a pleat and three buttons at the cuffs, and long sleeves. It is 100% silk and also available in ivory.
August 16, 2010
The Raw Edge Blouse by Rebecca Taylor is pretty and girly, which we love! There is unfinished ruffle trim with metal bugle beads, ruching, and three hook-and-eye closures at the split V-neck, an inverted pleat at the front, unfinished ruffle trim at the shirttail hem and cuffs, and 3/4 length bell sleeve. It is 100% silk and semi-sheer.
August 12, 2010
The Egyptian Tunic Top by Patterson J. Kincaid looks comfortable, and you can dress it up or wear with jeans just as easily. There is a tie and four buttons at the split V-neck, pintucking at the bust, shoulders, and back, ruching at the single button cuffs, and 3/4 blouson sleeves. It is sheer and available in bisque and thistle.
August 9, 2010
The Amy Pleated Shoulder Top by Alice + Olivia is perfect for an office, and you can wear it alone or under a suit jacket. It has a V-neck, sewn shawl collar, two hidden buttons at the draped front, seam detail at the front and back, box pleats at the back, rounded front hem, and folds at the arm openings. It is semi-sheer and made from a stretchy silk.
August 6, 2010
Usually, the Shirt Snob isn't a huge fan of an alligator pattern, but on the Later Gator Top by Rebecca Taylor it works well, probably because of the soft pink color. This blouse features frayed edges at the scoop neck, four hidden snaps at the bust, smocking at the bib and back, a rounded hem, and button tab detail at the two snap cuffs. The sleeves can be worn either elbow-length or long, and the top is 100% silk.
August 3, 2010
Thermal blouses, like the Newbie Thermal Top by Free People, are a staple in the Shirt Snob's wardrobe in the cooler months. They pair easily with jeans, but they can be dressed up like in the picture. This one has contrasting lace trim at the V-neck and cuffs, ruching at the bust, inside-out seams at the shoulders, contrast topstitching at the seams, and long raglan sleeves. It is available in black and ivory.
August 2, 2010
Here is an asymmetrical top that appeals to us more than most. The Sedona Top by Ella Moss has a wide neck, braided rope appliqué at the 1/2 inch shoulder strap, asymmetrical bottom hem, pleating at the right hip, and elbow-length dolman sleeves. It is available in oatmeal and black.
July 30, 2010
If you like embroidered boho tops, here is another pretty one for you. The Maxina Embroidered Top by Joie has embroidery throughout, beading and ruching at the scoop neck, gathered elastic banding at the hem and cuffs, and 3/4 length sleeves. It is also sheer.
July 28, 2010
The Simonie Top by Joie can be casual or more business-like depending on how you accessorize and what you pair with it. This blouse features ruffle trim and ties at the split V-neck, three buttons at the bust, ruching at the yoke, a single button at the cuffs, and short raglan sleeves. It is semi-sheer and 100% silk.