September 5, 2008
A white lacy blouse can easily turn into an overly frilly mess that one's grandmother might wear. That's why we're so happy we've found the Haley Blouse by Elie Tahari as it is far from this. It is modern in its delicacy and femininity. There are multiple buttons down the front, a V-neck, scalloped lace appliqué at the placket, ruching, contrast trim, and pleated banding at the waist, a hidden side zipper, and camisole lining. This blouse is also 100% silk.
September 4, 2008
The Shirt Snob owns a top very similar to the Square Neck Top by Splendid, right down to the color, and it's one of our favorites! It has a square neck and back with banding and ruching and elbow-length sleeves with elastic banding. Besides merlot, it's also available in berry.
September 3, 2008
We are so excited for new Ella Moss! The James V Neck Top has vertical seams at the front and back, gathering at the bust, shoulders and sides, a V-neck and back, and batwing sleeves. It comes in plum and black.
If you're an energenic type of person, the Border Print Butterfly Sleeve Top by Mara Hoffman might be for you. It's rather boring when the model is standing still, but whenever she's posing, this blouse has a ton of movement. It's definitely not for wall flowers! This top has a keyhole at the neck with a hook-and-eye closure, a tie at the back, wide sleeves, and is 100% silk. The print reminds us of a Rorschach test a bit too.
September 2, 2008
Geometric patterns aren't always our thing (remind us too much of the 80s, and we can't get over that), but the Lutece Print Chiffon Blouse by Diane von Furstenberg has taken this idea into the 21st century. This blouse has a V-neck, tie at the neck, seam detail throughout the body, and a lining. The top is also 100% silk.
The Morisa Top by Theory is a great shell that could just as easily be worn alone as with a suit jacket. It has pintucking at the neck, a zipper at the back, and no sleeves. It is made from a stretchy silk. We love the deep blue color too.
August 31, 2008
Normally we wouldn't have thought that a print made up of paisley and owls would be something the Shirt Snob likes, but we are happy to be mistaken! The Hand Printed Tunic by Binetti is a silk top with a V-neck, rectangle inset and topstitching at the empire waist, elbow-length dolman sleeves, and an adjustable interior tie.
August 30, 2008
We've been trying to figure out why we like the Print Top by Binetti so much as it's not something we'd usually write about, and we've decided it's because of the print. We like the color combination and think it looks fun to wear. This top has four wood buttons down the front, a drawstring tie at the waist, pleating at the bodice, and one inch cuffs at the elbow-length dolman sleeves. It's 100% silk.
August 27, 2008
The Embroidered Blouse by JMM is a pretty blouse with braided appliqué at the wide neck and down the front. There's also seam detail and contrast piping at the front and back and cap sleeves. It's 100% silk.
New designs have been released by one of our favorite designers, Nanette Lepore! The Tease Me Top is a puckered silk top with ruching throughout, a scoop neck, cap sleeves, a hidden back zipper, and a lining. It comes in two colors: teal and cream.