April 29, 2008
Here's an ombre blouse with a more tie dye feel about it. The Ombre Top by Splendid has elastic banding and ruching at the bust, 3/4 puff sleeves, banding at the cuffs, and is semi-sheer. It's available in four colors: hot pink, persimmon, sapphire, and turf.
April 25, 2008
If you like the macramé top yesterday, you'll love the Flutter Sleeve Top at MaxStudio. It has a macramé flower design at the center of the bust and macramé along the empire waist at the front, baby ruffles at the back of the waist, ruching at the bust and waist, a V-neck, short sleeves, and a raw bottom edge. It's available in blue and black.
April 23, 2008
Well, we just wrote that we hadn't seen these pom poms before, and then we find another top with them. So maybe we have a bad memory, or maybe they are the new thing. Either way, we think they are cute. On the Live In Love Top by Joie, there is a drawstring at the wide neck with the tassel detail. There's also the same drawstring and tassels at the cuffs of the short sleeves. This top also has smocked elastic banding at the bottom hem, floral embroidery throughout, is 100% silk, and is available in black olive and bright white.
April 22, 2008
The Cascade Top by Vince is a great top for work, and you can wear it as a shell or alone with a nice pair of pants. Then pair it with jeans to dress it down for the weekends. It has ruching at the bust, no sleeves, and it's made from a silk and spandex mix so it's a little stretchy.
April 21, 2008
We haven't hidden our love of Nanette Lepore on Shirt Snob. Here's yet another beautiful top of hers that we are totally enamored of. The Here To Stay Top is silk top with ruching and band detail at the front, crossover V-neck, no sleeves, hidden back zipper, and a lining at the bodice. It's feminine and a classic look that you can wear for years. It's available in two colors too, stone and viola.
April 17, 2008
Velvet seems to have away of making simple tops like the Sonoma Top by Velvet the favorite one in your closet. This tee has a scoop neck with ruching, puff sleeves, and a long body. It's available in two colors (organina and white), and it's inexpensive enough that you can buy both!
April 16, 2008
The Shirred Top at MaxStudio would work as a shell under a jacket or alone with a cute pair of pants or jeans. It has textured and inky looking print, an empire waist with tiny ruffles and ruching, crossover V-neck, and tiny ruffles at the top of the shoulders. It's available in two colors: sky and black.
The Oakley Top by Velvet could very quickly become a favorite top as it's easy to wear with many different bottoms, and it's cute without being too busy or complex. It has a crossover V-neck, unfinished hems, and center ruching details that give it some shape and make it a little sexier than your typical blouse. It's available in squirrel and glen.
April 11, 2008
Here's a good one for those of you on a budget. The Pleated Ruffle Sleeve Top by Zoa has a scoop neck with pleating at both the bust and cap sleves, and is semi-sheer, It's available in many colors: peppermint, lemon, blue eyes, hot lips, ice mist, and black, so if you like it you can buy it up in more than one color. If you like this blouse, also check out the Pleated Scoop Neck Top, also by Zoa.
April 9, 2008
Here is a very feminine blouse. THe Isla Tee by Antik Batik is a sheer top with floral appliqué and bead detail at the V-neck, strap detail at the V-back, smocked elastic banding at the waist, and short sleeves. It's also 100% silk. Wear it with a simple camisole underneath for a very elegant look.