June 22, 2008
We really love the burnt orange color of the Scoop Neck Short Sleeve Top by Nieves Lavi. This print top has ruching at the scoop neck and cap sleeves. It's pretty simple, but the fun print makes up for that.
June 21, 2008
The Raglan Sleeve Pullover Top by Juicy Couture is fun because you can wear it two different ways. There are six buttons at the bust and a tie at the neck that you can either tie and button up for a more conservative look or leave undone for something more casual. There's also rickrack trim at the neck and bottom hem, a single button closure and ruffle trim at the cuffs, and short sleeves. As of writing this, it is available in four colors (chamomile lawn, cherry pie, peck, and white), but they are going fast.
June 14, 2008
Joie certainly knows how to do lace well! The Steffie Empire Top has a lace inset at the bust, lace trim at the cuffs of the short sleeves, and floral embroidery at the body. There's also two buttons at the split V-neck and it's semi-sheer. Looks great alone or under a jacket.
June 13, 2008
We have a strange relationship with paisley. Sometimes we love it, other times we hate it. This time, it's definitely love. The Paisley Date Top by Juicy Couture is an adorable paisley top with pintucking at the front, three buttons at the bust, crochet trim and layered ruffles at the bottom hem, bow detail at the left strap, one inch straps, and a lining. If you like paisley, this is definitely the top for you!
June 12, 2008
This next top looks like fun to wear. The Yasemin Blouse by Ella Moss is a wrinkled cotton voile blouse with smocking at the square neck (which is hard to see in this picture but more evident in others), beaded tie and elastic banding at the cuffs, short sleeves, and metallic pinstripes throughout. It's also semi-sheer and available in three colors: lawn, poppy, and white.
The Vine Top by LOVE YAYA is a bit like a dressier version of a t-shirt to us! It has embrodered lace trim at the V-neck and cuffs. It also has short sleeves and is semi-sheer. It looks great with a simple pair of jeans!
June 11, 2008
Here's another great top from Ella Moss, once again proving to be one of our favorite designers. The Clementine Top is a striped top with a V-neck and V-back, knot detail and ruching at the bust, strap detail at the back, ruching at the empire waist, short dolman sleeves, and a lined bodice. It's available in lotus and white. We particularly like how the stripes don't remind us of a nautical theme, which we've become a bit tired of.
June 5, 2008
We don't write about Bop Basics too often because most of their tops are pretty similar to others out there. But the Peasant Top is too pretty to pass up! This blouse has a drawstring at the wide neck, topstitching at the edges, a keyhole at the bust, smocked elastic banding at the cuffs, short sleeves, floral embroidery at the bust and shoulders, and is semi-sheer. It's available in two colors: white and jasmine.
If you're looking for something a little more covered for those cold air conditioned rooms, the Swingy Tee at MaxStudio is a cute option. This blouse has a scoop neck, 3/4 length sleeves, and textured detail at the bust that leads to a swingy body. It's available in black and spruce.
June 4, 2008
We love interesting takes on the typical white button down blouse, and here's possibly our favorite so far. The Contrast Linen Shirt by James Perse has ribbed side panels, a hidden button placket, and is 100% linen. It's not too dressy and can be worn for a number of different occasions, and we think it'd be a staple of any summer wardrobe.