January 21, 2009
The romantic look of the Braelyn Blouse by Elie Tahari would work great with your favorite jeans or in the office. Made of a wrinkled cotton-gauze, there is ruffle trim at the wide neck, an unfinished edge with ruffles, seven buttons at the front, smocking and ruffle trim at the bust, a braided tie at the waist, ruching at the long sleeves, and gathered elastic banding at the cuffs. It is semi-sheer.
The Short Sleeve V Neck Ruffle Blouse by See by Chloe is quite a feminine blouse with pintucking at the shoulders back, and bottom hem, square buttons and rufflesdown the front, ruffles at the V-neck, and short puff sleeves with smocking at the cuffs. Looks great under a jacket or alone with jeans.
January 20, 2009
The Fruited Plains Top by Free People is a woven top with a floral print throughout. There is a sweetheart neckline, twisted knit bodice, a drawstring that ties at the waist, smocking and crossover banding at the open back, and short sleeves. It is available in two colors, red and tea.
The Paloma Top by Rachel Pally is not a super exciting blouse, but it's too cute to pass up! It has a scoop neck, ruffle straps that meet at the ruched, open back, unfinished edges at the bottom hem and cuffs, and ruffles at the short, flutter sleeves.
January 16, 2009
The Charlee Collared Shirt by Joie is a pretty and unique take on the button down blouse. This one has a frayed edge at the fold over collar, ten buttons down the front, lace inset, pintucking, and grosgrain banding at the square bib, ruching at the front, pintucking at the long sleeves, and button tab at the cuffs. It is made from a cotton and silk blend and is available in cadet and milk.
January 14, 2009
We adore the floral print of the Matisse Smocked Top by Joie, but it has a great shape too. There's ruffle trim and two beaded drawstrings at the wide neck, seven buttons at the front, smocked elastic bandign at the hem and cuffs, and short puff sleeves. It is also 100% silk.
We find the sailboat pattern on the Jen Top by Rachel Pally to be interesting, and we like that they aren't literal sailboats. This jersey top has gathered elastic banding at the neck and cuffs and short sleeves. It can be worn on or off the shoulder.
January 13, 2009
The print is so fun on the Audrina Top by Velvet, we think anyone who wears it must have an outgoing personality. This stretchy top has a V-neck with banding, ruching at the bust, and 3/4 length sleeves. It is available in two colors, black and crimson.
The Ruffle Top by Geren Ford would be very flattering on a slim frame. This blouse has ruffle trim at the wide neck, short flutter sleeves, and large slits at the sides. We like the red color, but we wish it was available in other colors too.
January 12, 2009
It's been a while since we found a black and white top that we loved, which is a shame since that is our favorite combination. Luckily we've just discovered the Chiara Top by Diane von Furstenberg. This print blouse has ruffle trim at the V-neck, a drawstring at the hem, and 3/4 length sleeves. There is visible print lining throughout, a stretchy silk lining, and the shell is 100% silk.