July 29, 2007
Ties for women never really took off, and we are pretty glad about that. But here is a cute take on it. The Parochial School Shirt by LaROK is a button down blouse with a V-neck, button patch pockets at the bust, cuffs at the short puff sleeves, and a small removable tie at the neck. It's available in graphite and white.
July 26, 2007
No one does stripes like Ella Moss does. The Newport Stripe Top is yet another great example of this. It has a solid upper and sleeves and stripes throughout the body and at the hem of the sleeves. There's also slight ruching at the high waist, ties at the sleeves, and a V-neck. If you like this blouse, you will probably also like the Huntington Cami that we wrote about back in June.
The Shauna Top by Theory has such an unusual print that will certainly help you stand out in a crowd. Made from 100% silk, it has short sleeves, ruching at the bust, and ribbed wool trim at the neck and cuffs. Once again, we've fallen for a black and white top!
July 25, 2007
While we wouldn't wear the Raven Top by Laura Dahl as you see in the picture without anything underneath, we still do love the top. Made from a cotton and silk mixture, it looks a little nicer than your usual t-shirt. However, the large foil birds (one is also on the back) reminds us of many tees out there. This top also has metallic top stitching for a little bit of sparkle, a deep V-neck, and banding at the neck.
July 23, 2007
The Indian Embroidered Top at Free People is a real beauty. This sheer, mesh blouse has intricate Indian inspired embroidery with beading at the deep V-neck, floral embroidery throughout, a cotton cami underneath, ruffled cap sleeves and a tie at the back. There aren't many tops reminiscent of Indian culture, which is one with such stunning fabrics and details, so this is a real find in our opinion.
July 18, 2007
The Strella Short Caftan by Rory Beca is great because it has a few different styling options, and who doesn't like a bit of variety? The thick scarf ties around the waist however you'd like it, so you can do it high or low, wrap it a few times or have it hang down. There's also banding and ruching at the V-neck, 3/4 length sleeves, and it's 100% silk. This blouse is available in black, coral, deep violet, purple, teal, navy, and grey.
July 16, 2007
It took us a while to figure out what we liked so much about the Striped Classic Puff Sleeve Top by Ecoganik, so we've put off writing about it for a few weeks while deciding if it was worthy of the Shirt Snob. But we have decided that it is because it is such a great mix of casual and girly. It's a t-shirt that's been dressed up a bit to be more feminine. It has puff sleeves, an empire waist, V-neck,three buttons down the front, contrast banding at the bottom hem, and a keyhole with tie at the back. It looks very comfortable, but much nicer than any of the tees in your closet.
The knot detail on the Long Sleeve Knotted Top by Rachel Pally makes this ordinary blouse quite something. Besides the knot, there's also ruching at the V-neck, banding at the V-back, and long sleeves. It's available in black, cream, and midnight.
July 13, 2007
The Bubble Sleeve Blouse by Juicy Couture, especially in the pink color, is quite a girly top. It is 100% silk with a tie and keyhole at the neck, balloon edges at the bottom hem and cuffs, and short sleeves. It's also sheer and available in black as well.