August 26, 2009
Floral prints are still popular going into fall. We like the Smocked Collar Blouse by Tucker. It has a smocked elastic collar, seven buttons down the front, gathered elastic cuffs, and 3/4 length raglan sleeves. It is semi-sheer and 100% silk.
August 25, 2009
The Baxter Top by Catherine Malandrino is one you need to take a closer look at to appreciate the details. There are eight buttons down the front, a draped lace collar, pleated and lace trims at the placket, pleated trim and button at the French cuffs, and long sleeves. It is made from a stretchy cotton and looks great with a dressy skirt or your favorite jeans.
August 24, 2009
If you like the zipper trend, you need to take a closer look at the Cap Sleeve Top with Antique Zipper Ruffle by Catherine Malandrino. What looks like black piping trim is actually zipper trim at the collar and ruffled placket. There is also darting at the front and back, cap sleeves, a split V-neck, and seven buttons down the front. It is semi-sheer.
August 23, 2009
What a fun black and white print, which our readers know is our favorite! The Drape Neck Sleeveless Blouse by Derek Lam has a ruched collar, draped neck detail, no sleeves, and three button closure and keyhole at the back. It is 100% silk.
August 22, 2009
We appreciate the simplicity of the Barcelona Ruffle Top by Patterson J. Kincaid. This V-neck top has seven buttons down the front, vertical back seam, gathered elastic banding at the waist and cuffs, and 3/4 length sleeves. It is semi-sheer and made from a rayon and wool blend.
August 21, 2009
We like the Reiba Top by Theory because of the understated embroidery down the front. This blouse also has a crew neck, single button keyhole at the bust, pleating at the back, ruching at the shoulders and cuffs, a single button closure at the cuffs, and 3/4 raglan sleeves. It is 100% silk.
The Mable Slinky Top by Velvet is not super exciting, but it is pretty and very flattering. There is a scoop neck with ruching, ruching at the arm openings, an unfinished edge at the cuffs, and short flutter sleeves. Works well dressed up or down!
August 17, 2009
The Bittersweet Ruffle Top by Joie would look great with a pencil skirt for the office. It has a drawstring tie and three hook-and-eye closures at the split V-neck, layered ruffles at the tom hem and placket, ruching at the back, ruching and a single button closure at the cuffs, and short raglan sleeves. It is semi-sheer and 100% silk.
The Anastasia Top by Tibi is a rather simple blouse with ruching at the scoop neck and shoulders and layered, short flutter sleeves. But when you take a closer look, it is made of 100% puckered silk, so there is some texture to it. Looks great with jeans or dressier bottoms.
August 15, 2009
Fall is the best time to wear plaid and flannel. If you don't yet own one of these tops, there is the Istanbul Top by Ever to fill that void. It has a fold-over collar, eight buttons down the front, pleated button flap pockets at the bust, inverted back pleat, shirttail hem, knife pleat and two buttons at the cuffs, and 3/4 length sleeves. It is available in scarlet and midnight.