November 1, 2007
We love knotted tops here at Shirt Snob, so of course the Albie Top by Velvet is another favorite. This blouse has knot detail at the front, ruching at the shoulders, a V-neck, unfinished edges, short sleeves, and is semi-sheer. It's available in two colors: black and tulip.
October 31, 2007
Here's a pretty simple blouse that would be a great addition to anyone's wardrobe. The Kanika Top by Velvet is a semi-sheer top with a deep V-neck, wrap detail at the front, unfinished edges, and long sleeves. It'd be great with a pair of jeans or a cute skirt depending on how dressy you'd like to be.
Edited to add Nov 1:
We've also just discovered the same top at Tobi under a different name, but in two other colors: indigo and fire engine.
We feel silly about this, but here is yet another to with a tie at the neck that we don't hate! Maybe this isn't a feature that we can't stand, we just only like it on particular tops and have seen it misused often. The Tie Front Shirt by Tucker is a 100% silk blouse that is semi-sheer, has a scoop neck, banding at the cuffs, short sleeves, and the neck tie. We think it works here because the top is so simple besides the tie, so the blouse isn't too busy. But no matter why it works, what matters is that it does and we like it!
October 28, 2007
Here is a simple top by Nieves Lavi that is available in two beautiful prints. The V Neck Pleated Top is 100% silk, has ruching and banding at the V-neck and elbow length sleeves.
October 27, 2007
We love smocking so of course the Smocked Blouse by Vince is one we had to write about. This silk blouse has ten buttons down the front, a smocked yoke at the shoulders, a single button and ruching at the cuffs, 3/4 length sleeves, and is semi-sheer.
October 26, 2007
It took us a few minutes to figure out why we like the Bib Blouse by Chrissa. After all, it's a pretty simple looking top. But then we realized that simplicity is not a bad thing. This blouse has a bib neckline with ruffle trim and pleating and a slight metallic sheen, so it's not totally boring like a plain tee. And we feel it's good to have some more simple tops in your wardrobe. This is a great one, and we think it's a great look with a cute pair of jeans.
October 25, 2007
We haven't seen anything like the floral print on the Guilded Tulip Tunic Shell by Rebecca Taylor before, but we love it! This blouse has twisted banding at the scoop neck, a crossover pleat at the front, tie at the waist, asymmetrical bottom hem, cap sleeves, and two buttons and a keyhole at the back. It's a little busy but would look great with a simple bottom.
There is nothing more feminine and romantic than lace! The Beth Bow Blouse by Milly has lace throughout as well as slight ruching at the empire waist, satin banding, a tie at the V-neck, sheer cap sleeves, a hidden side zipper, and contrast lining. It's available in two colors: champagne and black.
October 23, 2007
The Very Light & Fashionable Raglan V Neck Top by Splendid isn't a super exciting top, but it has a few small details that make it a little bit unique. The Shirt Snob likes the slightly rounded V-neck which looks like the bottom of a heart. There's also a V at the back, ruching and banding at the neck, long sleeves, and it's semi-sheer.
From the picture this top looks pretty ordinary. What you can't see on the Foil Jersey Square Neck Top by Splendid is that it has a metallic thread throughout. There's also elastic banding at the shoulders, ruching and banding at the square neck, short sleeves, and it's semi-sheer. Also available in black which looks much more metallic. And if you like it, you may also like the Foil Jersey Tank.