December 16, 2008
If you like some sparkle in your blouses, check out the Shirred Shell at MaxStudio. There is intricate beading at the empire waist as well as two rows of beading on the straps that continue to the back, shirring throughout the bust and back, ruching at the waist, and a lining throughout. It'd look great at your holiday parties this year, but you can get plenty of use out of it well into next year as well.
We are quite fond of tops that surprise us, and the Backless Top by Larsen Gray certainly does. From the front, one would have no idea the back is so open! At the back, there is a deep crossover V with metallic banding. There's also a scoop neck and long sleeves. It is made from 100% recycled wool.
December 10, 2008
The Pleated & Tucked Shell at MaxStudio can be worn either alone or under a fitted blazer. There is pleating and pintucking dotted with sparkly beads at the bust and straps, ruffle detail at the scoop neck and arm holes, smocking and ruching at the back, and is fully lined. We adore the bright blue color too. Made of 100% silk.
We actually think the Avian Print Jersey Top by Marc by Marc Jacobs would be a great blouse to wear around Valentine's Day as the print looks like lots of mini-hearts! It has ruched banding at the sweetheart neckline, three buttons and keyhole at the bust, a grosgrain tie at the waist, ruching at the back, cap sleeves, and surged edges at the cuffs. It's made from a silk and rayon mix.
December 9, 2008
The Skye Top by Ella Moss is the perfect cute and comfy top we look for in the winter. This blouse has a frayed edge at the cowl neck, ruching at the fitted hem, three buttons at the three inch cuffs, 3/4 length sleeves, and is semi-sheer. There are metallic accents throughout, and it comes in fern, palace blue, and stallion.
There is shirring throughout the Elasticated Bubble Top at MaxStudio, so this is quite a textured blouse. elastic at the empire waist and scoop neck, and short sleeves. It is made of a stretchy silk and the fabric has a striped pattern too.
There's a lovely vintage feel with the Jonah Drawstring Top by Joie. This print top has smocked elastic banding and a tie with tassles at the wide neck, a keyhole at the front, short sleeves, and smocked elastic banding at the cuffs. It is semi-sheer, made from a cotton and silk mix, and available in orange and insignia.
December 8, 2008
The Ruffle Top by Nightcap Clothing is a mock wrap. There is ruffle trim at the crossover front, three inch banding at the bottom hem, long bell sleeves, and a rolled edge at the cuffs. It comes in two colors: wine and ash.
The name of this next top describes it perfectly. The Ellassentials V Neck Top by Ella Moss is one of those tops that is essential to every gal's wardrobe, and it's from one of our favorite designers! There is smocked elastic banding at the front, ruching at the bust and back, a V-neck, short sleeves, and a lining at the bust. It comes in two essential colors too: black and white.
December 5, 2008
We are especially fond of the Bat Sleeve Blouse at MaxStudio because of its fun olive print. It has origami detail at the empire waist with shirring surrounding it, a V-neck, raw edges, elastic banding and ruching at the back, and bat wing sleeves. It's also 100% silk.