November 8, 2008
We adore the zig zag stripes on the Short Sleeve Print Top by Anna Sui. This blouse also has ruffle trim and gathered elastic banding at the wide neck, ruching and satin banding at the bust, ruffle trim and gathered elastic banding at the cuffs, and cap sleeves. It is semi-sheer and can be worn either on or off the shoulders. We think the color combination are interesting and really add an extra touch of fun too!
November 7, 2008
We believe this is the same fabric that Terri used in the Diane von Furstenberg episode of Project Runway this past season. We were not fans of what Terri did with it, but we adore it here on the Delph Chiffon Top. It has a V-neck and back, tiers with surged edges, layered, short flutter sleeves, and a lining. Somehow it the fireworks look is more exciting and less garish here.
November 5, 2008
The Salome Top by Rachel Pally has heavy ruching at the shoulders, back, and waist, a deep V-neck, large banding at the waist that gets smaller at the back, and an unfinished edge at the hem.
November 3, 2008
Here is a great store for you if you that there's a good chance you've never heard of but will soon love. Gaia Conceptions is an eco-friendly clothing line sold on Etsy. All pieces are designed, sewn, and dyed by the artist using only organic and eco-friendly fabrics. Each garment is custom made. There are a bunch of beautiful items for sale, including Bella Blouse, Gallery Hoper, and Circle Tank.
October 31, 2008
We don't see many tops where the waist is at the natural waist, so we were excited to see the Bessie Top by Tart does have this. There's a deep crossover V-neck, gathered elastic banding at the waist, pleating at the shoulders, and cap sleeves. It is available in black and spruce.
October 30, 2008
Here's another from Rachel Pally. The Dee Top has a wide neck so it can be worn either on or off the shoulders, giving you some nice variety! There's five inch banding at th eneck, ruching at the shoulders, and long sleeves. It comes in three colors: ballet, granite, and black.
The Sunny Top by Rachel Pally is a rather simple top with a shawl collar and short sleeves. We really like how the sleeves are made to look almost like a different top or cover up. And you can wear it with jeans or a skirt, so it's very versatile.
October 28, 2008
The Don't Stop Top by Nanette Lepore takes your typical oxford shirt and really turns it up a notch! It has a fold over collar, split V-neck, ten buttons down the front, pintucking and ruffle trim at the bib, darting at the front and back, ruching at the shoulders, pleating at the cuffs, short sleeves, and a shirttail hem. Wear with your favorite pencil skirt for a very professional look.
October 26, 2008
The Pinstripe Top by Splendid is a casual take on what is usually a dressier look. This blouse has a mandarin collar, six buttons at the front, pintucking at the bib, banding and two buttons at the cuffs, long sleeves, and a shirttail hem. It is semi-sheer and currently available in ivy and oatmeal, although ivy is almost sold out.
October 24, 2008
What we like so much about the Tiered Blouse by Vince is that while there are tiered panels at the front, it is not very blousy, which could be unflattering to many women. This 100% silk top also has ruffle trim at the crew neck, picot edges at the tiers, a hidden back zipper, and a lining. It is available in aubergine and black.