Lately, the Shirt Snob has really been into Rachel Pally. She makes a lot of really cute tops. This one, the Prairie Top, is no exception. The jersey shirt has short sleeves, unfinished edges, a V-neck, and drawstrings at the neck and sleeves. It comes in five colors, nude, moss, cream, black, and heather. The obi comes separately. Also made by Pally, it come in prints as well as in cream, blush, pool, grass, kryptonite, watermelon, and heather. You can also buy the metal belt as well.
Diane von Furstenberg has yet another wrap that we just adore. The Revolution Top ties at the waist with the ties ending mid-calf. There are also flap pockets on the chest, button tab detailing at the rolled cuffs and shoulders, and sleeves that go to the elbows. It comes in two colors, chocolate and navy. We think this would be a great one for the fall.
The Shirt Snob must admit that we don't normally like tuxedo styled tops normally. They are just too masculine for our taste. However, here is one that we can't stop looking at, probably because it's pink. The Tuxedo Shirt by adam+eve is a sheer silk blouse. It has frayed ruffle detail at the front, 7 buttons down the front, and a single button at each cuff. It is long sleeved, has a collar, and a silk camisole is underneath. If you are looking for something dressy and a little daring, maybe try this top this fall. Comes in black as well as pink.
There are two new tops by Catherine Malandrino that we love and can't wait to tell you about. The first is the Chantico Embroidered Blouse. I'm sure the name doesn't hurt (remember those Chantico's at Starbucks, oh how we miss them!), but this blouse is beautiful! It has embroidered crochet trim at the waist and edges, pintucking below the empire waist, and ruching at the bust and shoulders. It is semi-sheer and has a hidden zipper on the side. Comes in two colors, noir and merlot.
The second top is the V Neck Half Sleeve Pointelle Sweater. Made of 100% baby alpaca, this knit blouse is super soft. It has a V-neck, pointelle detail throughout, flutter sleeves, and yoke detail at the empire waist. It is very feminine and very sexy. This one also comes in two colors, noir and soy.
We really love this next blouse, the Arizona Top by Diane von Furstenberg. This chiffon top has ruching at the cap sleeves, a slight V-neck, 5 buttons going down the front, and lace detailing on the front. It has a silk lining as well. We really like how dressy this blouse is. It could just as easily be worn with a pair of jeans as a nice skirt though.
Here's a nice and breezy blouse that will work great for the rest of the summer, the Empire Waist Stretch Floral Top by M Missoni. This semi-sheer top has cap sleeves, an empire waist, elastic at the sleeves, empire waist, and bottom, a square back, and it falls below the waist. We really like the floral print, it's fun and easy going. If you want something light weight but doesn't show off too much skin, this is the blouse for you.
Today let's look at some cute tops from Fourtys, since we love a bunch of them. First is the Ribbon Trim Square Neck Top. We think this blouse is very feminine, would really flatter most body types, and could either be dressed up or down depending on what you wear with it. There is crochet and ribbon trim at the neck and sleeves, with a tie at the front of the bust. Comes in two colors, black with white trim and white with black trim.
Next, we really like the Short Sleeve Eyelet Button Up Top. The Shirt Snob really has a thing for eyelets, we love almost all shirts with them. This one has very short sleeves, a V-neck, a ruffled bottom, and buttons up the front. This blouse is a little more dressy than the previous one, it'd be great for any summer weddings you have this summer.
The Wood Bead Crochet Cami is also a favorite. It is 100% cotton and semi sheer, with adjustable straps and three buttons at the bust. There is crochet detail all over the bust and wooden beads along the empire waist and the bottom hem.
Finally, we also like the Three Quarter Bell Sleeve Cotton Lace Tie Blouse. Also made of 100% cotton, this V-neck has lace detailing along the top hem, a tie at the back, and ties at the sleeves as well. There is also elastic at the natural waist and the bottom hem flares out from there.
If you are interested in something very girly, lace is always the way to go. We like the Sheer Lace Top by Gold Hawk. This blouse is 100% crinkled silk chiffon and has a cream colored lace trim along the neck, sleeves, bottom hem, and the waist. There is also an empire waist, V-neck, and a tie in the back. This blouse is very sheer, a white cami would probably be best underneath it. Comes in three colors, malt, citron (both at above link) and peach.
The Shirt Snob loves kimono blouses and hasn't written about one in a while, so we must show you this one we just found by Single. This Kimono Top is made of 100% silk, has a deep V-neck, an empire waist, sleeves that go to the elbows, and a tie in the back. We love the print, it's stunning. If you're looking for something a little different, this is definitely for you!
We recently mentioned how big white is right now. Well, we've found four whtie shirts we just love, all from Joie, and we must share! First is the Heart Baby Doll Shirt. This 100% cotton semi-sheer blouse has sheer crochet banding and ruffle detail at the neck and back with raw edges. There is ruching at the front, back, and shoulders and cap sleeves as well.
Next is the Choosy Lover blouse. It is made of a cotton and silk blend, has crochet lace banding at the collar, front, and sleeves, a frayed bottom hem, and a tie at the waist. This sheer wrap would be great to put over yourself as the sun goes down and the day gets cooler.
The Daylight B Top has satin banding at the collar, piping at the V-neck, ruching at the bust, and cap sleeves. Five buttons go down the front. What we love about it the most is the eyelet detail that is embroidered throughout the blouse.
Finally, there is the Escape Top. Also a sheer top, the crochet lace banding is at the V-neck, back, and bottom hem. Ruching is along the neck, pintuck detailing at the front, frayed edges at the sleeves, and a drawstring tie at the low waist complete the top.