June 2, 2006
One thing we love about Ella Moss is that many of her tops are very reasonably priced. Take this next top for instance, the Wrap Top with Tie. This blouse has a V-neck, ruching at the bust and back, ties at the waist, has a ruffle detail at the shoulders, and the bottom hem is unfinished. It is very soft, simple yet elegant, and it's only $77! Besides white, it comes in indigo and black.
May 30, 2006
We know that this next top isn't exactly perfect for summer. But we know some of you must need or want something that covers you up a little more (live in the Arctic maybe?), and we love this shirt, so we decided we needed to share. The DeeDee Top by Bellekat is 100% cotton, with 2 inch cuffs on 3/4 length sleeves, a tie at the waist and 1 inch banding at the neck and front. We love wrap blouses, this one being no exception. The flowery paisley print is also very cute.
May 12, 2006
We just found the cutest blouse by Catherine Malandrno, the Deep V Blouse with Embroidery Lines in Ivory Petal. This V-neck top is 100% cotton, has sleeves that go to about the elbow, and has a beautiful boarders along the seams. The shirt is feminine and very sexy with the low front, and it's color combination is very pretty. This contrasts nicely with the slightly bohemian look it has. It's an unusual top, and we love it!
May 8, 2006
Here is a cute blouse by Catherine Malandrino, the Sunflower Embroidery and Cutout Blouse. It has eyelet and embroidery detailing throughout, is sheer, has four button closures at the front, scallop detailing around the edges, and 3/4 length sleeves. The Shirt Snob thinks that this might be a hard top to wear, not one that anyone can get away with. But if paired correctly, it could really pull together an outfit.
May 5, 2006
Happy Friday readers! Boy, is the Shirt Snob ready for this week to be over! We're never getting sick again, especially with a three-week old in the house! To make ourselves feel better, we may buy this next top. The V Neck Tuxedo Tee by Daryl K is cute, and we absolutely love the color. Sure, it is more a fall color, but you can really wear it whenever. It can just carry you into the fall. This top has ruching at the front and back with banding detail at the neck and the waist. It is semi-sheer and made of mostly tencel.
April 7, 2006
Here's a very cute top that has such a feminine and innocent look to it that we just can't resist. We almost feel like you could find the same thing for a young child, yet we rather like this about the shirt. The Artemis Smocked Lace Top by Paul & Joe has floral embroidery and stitching detail on the front. At the arms, neck, bottom hem, and back is a sheer French lace banding. A ribbon drawstring ties at the front, and there is ruching at the empire waist and verticle pin tucking throughout. This blouse would be perfect for when you meet your man's parents or for a nice picnic in the countryside. Besides jaune, this also comes in blanc.
March 30, 2006
It is sunny and warm in Boston today, with tomorrow being even warmer. We love this weather so much, we want to celebrate with some cute tops. Since we can't even fit into our maternity clothes, we need live out our clothing dreams through you. Here is a top we want to buy, maybe you'll buy it instead. The Short Sleeve Top with Leather Band by Lauren Moffatt is perfect for this weather. It is semi-sheer with a a crinkle finish, deep V-neck, and cap sleeves. There is a leather band that goes down the neck, another that goes around the waist and connects with a wooden buckle, and leather piping is at the bust. Definitely an unusual shirt, but you'll stand out in it! Besides coming in cream as shown, it also comes in turquoise. If you like the leather trim, check out some of Moffatt's other items, such as the Kirsten Top, the Gathered Neck Albers Top, the Drop Tie Waist Tunic Tank, and the Metallic Gauze Leather Dress.
March 20, 2006
Now that the Shirt Snob is finally feeling better (although still coughing all the time), we want to feel girly. And what is more girly than ruffles? The Lucity Frock Top by Foley + Corinna is just the top for us! Made of 100% cotton, it is semi-sheer with ruffles at all the edges. It has cap sleeves, a deep scoop neck, and 4 hook and eye closures at the front. It comes in three colors, black, brown, and champagne.
March 15, 2006
If you are interested in independent designers, go check out Maneater Threads, a new online boutique. The company has items from a number of designers (including Kara Janx from the second season of Project Runway-we like her Kimono Dress). The site offers a personal shopper, gift wrapping, seasonal promotionis, and special offers for shoppers who register. Some of the items we like from the site include the Black Skull Camisole (and we all know how big skulls are right now) by Soul Revival, the Wicked Top (hey,the Shirt Snob lives in Boston after all!) also by Soul Revival, and the Floral Kimono Top by Geren Ford. The site also offers accessories, dresses, lingerie, pants, and skirts.
February 16, 2006
If you were drawn to the Kimono's in Memoirs of a Geisha, here's a great top for you. The Kimono Top by Geren Ford will work great with any body type and is very comfortable. Made from a lightweight silk, it has a V-neck, cap sleeves, and a loose fit. There is a colored band starts on the V-neck and goes down the front of the shirt to the hem in a Y shape. An adjustable silk drawstring ties around the empire waist as well. Comes in two different colors, floral and striped. A few sizes are backordered until the end of the month, but for a top like this, we're sure you can wait two weeks. Also check out the Kimono Dress for a longer version that you can still wear it with jeans.