The Shirt Snob recently saw a pleated shirt at Old Navy that we really really didn't like, so we went out to find one that was nice. Luckily that wasn't too hard. The Pleated Top by Clu is cute, flowing, and flattering. It has mismatched hem detail at the sides, pleating at the crew neck, shoulders, elbows, and cuffs, 3/4 length sleeves, and is semi-sheer. It's available in deep blue and white, and a very similar one is also available in granite.
The Harmonize Top by Joie is quite possibly the prettiest peasant blouse the Shirt Snob has ever seen. This sheer blouse has nine buttons at the front, stunning floral embroidery at the placket, back, and short sleeves, smocked elastic banding at the neck, bottom hem, and cuffs, and a tie at the wide neck. Available in two colors: beet and porcelain.
November 15, 2007
The Cotton Dobby Blouse by Paper Denim & Cloth is a nice feminine looking white button down. If you are looking for a new one to add to your wardrobe, this is a great option. It has crochet lace around the neck, bottom hem and at the front, trim decorated sleeves with ties, and pintucking at the bottom hem and sleeves.
We've written about a lot of knotted shirts this fall. But here's one more because we like it! The Carmine Deep Vee Top by Wilster has a deep V-neck and V-back, ruching up the spine and throughout the front, a large knot at the front, and a draped bottom hem.
November 13, 2007
This next top is one of our favorite finds in a while. The Deep V Top by Lotta Stensson has beautiful embroidery at the V-neck and empire waist. It also has short sleeves, ruching at the waist, and a flowing bottom. It's a very flattering fit and can be worn with a lot of different bottoms.
November 11, 2007
Here is a cute bubble blouse that doesn't remind us too much of the 80s. The Jersey Knit Ruched Bubble Top by A.B.S. has a crossover V-neck, ruching at the neck and empire waist, a bubble bottom hem, elbow length puff sleeves, banded cuffs, and pockets at the front. We love the sienna color, but it's also available in ivory and taupe if you'd prefer something different.
November 8, 2007
The Bianca Pocket Top by Ella Moss is interesting because it has a pleated overlay at the front that creates side pockets. The Shirt Snob can't remember seeing something like that before. This blouse also has a scoop neck, banding and ruching at the fitted bottom, cap sleeves, and is semi-sheer. It's available in black, midnight, and vanilla.
November 7, 2007
We've stared at the Empire Blouse at Max Studio for a while now, trying to decide if we love it or hate it. We decided that we do love it, but that the center is a little weird and probably not for everyone. The floral design at the empire waist is made up of sequins, beads, and embroidery. This blouse also has a V-neck with contrast banding, vertical pleats at the front, shirring in the back, 3/4 length sleeves, and is 100% silk.
In the two plus years we've been writing this blog, we cannot remember a top that has the zipper as the main focus. But this is the case on the Zip Top by Shelly Steffee. There is a zipper going down the front, making a V-neck, as well as a tie at the waist, hip pockets, and visible twill lining.
November 5, 2007
We've said before that we love contrasting colors, so the Babette V Neck Top by Ella Moss is one of our favorite tops right now. This blouse has a V-neck and empire waist both with contrast banding, a tie at the waist, drawstring at the shoulders, ruching at the bust and waist, and cap sleeves. The bodice is lined, and the body is semi-sheer. It's available in metal, midnight, and vanilla.