January 25, 2006
Here is a top that is breezy and attractive, the perfect shirt to wear as the weather gets warmer (even if you have to fly somewhere to find that). The Ohem Top by Diane von Furstenberg is a great way to look like you put a ton of time into your outfit without any effort at all. Made of 100% silk, this top is sheer, with beads and sequins throughout. There is a tie at the waist , surged edges at the cap sleeves, and a camisole lining. We love the print, it's so fun and summery. If you like this top, the Irma Dress is in the same print as the Ohem Top.
January 11, 2006
Lauren Moffatt has a certain style, at least in the tops of hers that the Shirt Snob loves the most. These tops, such as the Floral Silk Top, the Silk Jersey Bead Empire Top, and the Crinkle Metallic Stripe Top, are all V-necks with a high waist. Well, this next top by Moffatt is no different. The Chiffon V Top is very similar to all of these, but with short sleeves. Made of 100% silk, It has a drawstring waist and ruching at the shoulders and bust. There is piping detail at the shoulders and V-neck, with metal discs at the neckline as well. This would be a great top to wear on your upcoming vacation (and admit it, you're starting to think about a trip to a warmer place in the next couple of months).
December 23, 2005
Here's a cute top that looks sort of Asian to us, like maybe a modern take on a kimono. Maybe not, we aren't the authority on such things. But this blouse is very pretty and delicate, we'd love to own it. From Shop Intuition, the Classic Tabitha Duster has a high neck with an slit in it going all the way down to the waist. Here there is a black tie before the shirt opens up again. There is floral embroidery on the left shoulder and the bottom right by the hem. This shirt is made of 100% silk and comes in two colors, musk and rosebud. We think it'd look great over a cute and simple camisole to spice up your outfit.
December 20, 2005
Here's a top that reminds us of spring. Yes, we realize that we haven't even left December yet, but it's cold out. We want to pretend spring is almost here! The Flutter Top by Cynthia Steffe is fun, you just feel like you should be outside when you wear it. This blouse has a sheer crinkel silk overlay lined in solid silk. It has a V-neck, bell shaped sleeves, flower shaped buttons on the front, and a flared and ruffled bottom. There is also a beaded waistband made to look like flowers. Since spring isn't for another three months, wear this when you take your winter trip to the Caribbean or a cruise. If you like this blouse, also consider her Banded Skirt, which is the same look with the beaded band at the waist.
December 19, 2005
Victorian tops are all the rage right now. We are sort of hit or miss with them. Some are cute, but some just seem like they are frilly for no reason, that they are overdone. Here's one that we do like though. The Victorian Silk Top by Shop Intuition is flirty and sexy but not over the top. Made of 100% silk, the shirt is over a peach camisole with adjustable straps. Lace detail is throughout, and there are button closures at the side and at the cuffs. This is another great shirt that you can wear dressed up or with a pair of jeans if you want the casual dressy look.
December 7, 2005
Here's a cute top that is simple and yet quite unique. The 2 Tone V-Neck Top by Rachel Pally is definitely something we wish was in our wardrobe. The top is a deep V-neck with cap sleeves, ruching at the shoulders, and bunched up fabric along the bottom half that ends in almost a mini-skirt. Around the waist is a large band of the contrasting color that wraps around and ties wherever you want it to. Made of a modal and spandex blend, this top is very comfortable and wearable while also being very flattering. Besides the fudge/mauve, it also comes in spectrum/mauve and juniper/coral.
November 29, 2005
Here's a top that is pretty and simple. So many tops that we showcase here on Shirt Snob.com are beautiful but a bit busy or complex. Therefore, it's time we look at a top that isn't full of detailing or bows. The Artemis Top in black by LaROK fits this bill perfectly and yet is still not boring. It's extra long, has a deep V-neck, slit cap sleeves, and a rounded empire waist with pleats above and below it. There is a tie behind the neck that is extra long with a few beads at the end, and there is ruching at each side. Also comes in grey, first snow, and punk pink.
Here's a cute top that the Shirt Snob wishes she could fit into. The Blouson Shell in beige by Tracy Reese is fun and sexy, a great top for hitting the bars. This blouse is a V-neck, sleeveless, and has a camisole layered underneath. The top layer is silk and has great flower beaded detailing all over the front and back as well as beaded detailing on the straps. There is also a tie at the bottom hem. Pair this top up with a nice pair of jeans and some nice pumps, and you are good to go! Also comes in Sweet Peach. If you like the Blouson Top, you may also like the Silk Tunic Top, also by Tracy Reese, which is almost identical except for color and the design of the detailing.
November 17, 2005
Here's a cute top that is fun to wear with a cute pair of jeans. The Tokyo Pop Embroidered Shirt by 3J Workshop is feminine and spunky and is a great shirt to help you look nice without dressing up. This blouse has embroidered butterflies, crests, flowers, and more going down the front as well as throughout. There are pinstripes which help to make the shirt a little more formal, yet the fraying throughout helps to give it a relaxed feeling. It has a snug fit, so if you'd like it a little looser, buy a size higher. Besides white, it also comes in green, but the Shirt Snob doesn't like that one quite as much.
November 16, 2005
Here's an interesting top that the Shirt Snob really likes, although it's not something we'd normally be interested in. The Beaded Butterfly Top by LaROK is stylish and yet very comfortable, so it's the perfect shirt in our opinion! There is 2 inch smocked banding at the waist and a surged hem at the wide butterfly sleeves. Around the V-neck is very elaborate beading detail which is really what makes this top what it is. The white of the detailing is a nice contrast to the dark color of the blouse, and the detailing is so pretty that we would love to have this. The fact that it would hide a belly if you have one (like the Shirt Snob's big pregnant one), which makes the top even more desired. Comes in brown and tan.