The Shirt Snob finds this next blouse, Carbon by Joie, to be very pretty and feminine. It is a semi-sheer cotton and silk blend with lace around the V-neck, raw edges, short sleeves, ruching at the bust, and a wrap tie. We love how delicate it looks, and we think it would be a great top to wear in many situations, either dressed up or down.
August 28, 2006
Happy Monday readers! We are going to start your week off right with this beauty from Catherine Malandrino. The Embroidered Top is a silk and cotton mix (with 100% silk lining) with a V-neck, pleated chiffon waist, ten buttons going down the front, short sleeves, and embroidery on the mesh bodice. We just love this blouse, it looks so fun to wear and very flattering.
August 22, 2006
For our second work blouse today, we really like the Astaire Top by Diane von Furstenberg. This 100% silk top is semi-sheer, has a tie at the neck, eight button closure, ruffle detail, ruching at the shoulders, cap sleeves, and triple darting detail at the front and back. What really makes it interesting is the print. You can take a boring black suit, pair it with this blouse, and you'll shine! Or pair it with a matching skirt instead.
Let's focus on blouses to wear to work today (besides the updates we just found out about from Threadless and Oddica that we'll shortly be posting). We really like the Cap Sleeve Tie Back Blouse by Sunner. This top has ruffle trim down the front and at the bottom hem in the back. There is also ruching at the natural waist, one inch banding at the waist that ties in the back, layer detail at the sleeves, and eight buttons going down the front. It comes in three colors, petal, shadow, navy, and white striped. Although one could dress it down, we think it'd look great when going into the office, a great way to spice up an old suit.
August 8, 2006
Let's make today a wrap day. This next top is a beauty, the Wrap Top with Mesh Balloon Sleeve by Catherine Malandrino. Made of 100% cotton, this blouse is ribbed with three inch banding and a tie at the waist. Two inch banding is at the cuffs, and there is contrast mesh and pin tucking at the 3/4 length balloon sleeves. Tiny pleat detailing is also below the banding at the waist. We really love the color too.
August 7, 2006
If we're being totally honest, we probably love this next shirt because it reminds us of our favorite top when we were very very pregnant. Obviously it's not the same, there is no place for a huge belly. But we can't help but love this one since it's so similar. The Hillock Scoopneck by Anthropologie has ruching at the empire waist and the shoulders, a scoop neck, half sleeves, and banding at the neck and bottom hem. Comes in three colors, bistro green, mink, and rhubard.
August 3, 2006
Ok, we admit it. We are having a bit of a Rebecca Taylor obsession this week. We can't help it though, she makes too many great tops! This one, the Voile Long Sleeve Top, is so beautiful we can't help but gush over it. The blouse is 100% cotton, semi-sheer, and it has a V-neck, pintuckign and lace trim at the neck, smocked banding at the front, three buttons at the bust, lace trim at the bottom hem, and ruching and a chiffon tie at the back. It's very feminine and very elegant, we just can't get enough of it.
August 1, 2006
This next top is a little simple, but we think it'd go great with a nice suit. The Pearl Mercerized Jersey Short Sleeve Top by Marc by Marc Jacobs is 100% cotton and semi-sheer. There is crossover yoke detail at the neck and back, ruching at the shoulders and below the yoke, rounded hem at the bottom, and a tie at the cuffs (which is our favorite detail).
July 25, 2006
Finally, our last Free People shirt of the day, the Pleated Bib Top. This blouse is semi-sheer slubbed voile (the site explains what this is for those of you who are curious) with antiqued buttons that run down the front, raw edges at the waist, and split cuffs. It has a tuxedo bib that runs down to the middle of the top, giving it a slightly more formal appeal. It comes in three colors, green, tea, and black.
July 19, 2006
The Shirt Snob can't get enough of this next blouse. It easily could have looked like drapes in the hands of the inexperienced, but because it was made by Foley + Corinna, it's just elegant. The Sandra's Silk Jersey Top is made of 100% silk. It has a wide, cowl neck, a slit under the sash, cap sleeves, and ruching at the shoulders, side, and sash. It also comes in four colors: brick, indigo, taupe, and black. If you like this top you may also like the Sandra Silk Jersey Dress.