TOPS FOR TUESDAY

2.16.2010

Where are the tops? I have plenty of pants to wear it seems nowadays. I have tons of skirts. The dilemma when I get dressed in the morning is the paucity of exciting options for the top half of my body. I don't have a fresh and flirty selection of spring shirts.  I feel like my t-shirts are tired from being layered under cardigans all winter. I think that all my other tops need a bit of a break from the rotation also.  I think that some of my shirts are now down to $1.00 per wearing if I amortized the expense of them over time. The bottom line is that I need more tops to wear. 

I think that there are some really gorgeous shirts on the market right now for spring. I noticed that when I am shopping online or in a boutique I pass right by the bubble skirts or "boyfriend" jeans (most people should pass the boyfriend jean as they are not flattering nor a long-lasting look).  The colors are so lush and full of energy.  I should make a note that I have a tendency to pick tops when they are featured with white pants.  This list is no exception.  


My first pick is an Emilio Pucci top from Saks Fifth Avenue 


 


My next top that I love is this gorgeous print by Just Cavalli at Net-a-Porter





This next top in lipstick pink so pretty but edgy because of the asymmetry of the sleeves.  It is by McQ (the bridge line of Alexandar McQueen).  Of course Net-a-Porter is showing with a fabulous shoe, and flattering but sexy jeans.  


 





I love the line Haute Hippie.  I think all the tops are fabulous.  I like the edgy feel that isn't too heavy.  Sometimes the studded things and t-shirts with the chain accessories are a bit in-authentic when worn by the average women.   I think that this top would not have that problem as it is still lady-like but modern.  Check it out at Nordstrom .







I think this Helmut Lang draped jersey top is so beautiful.  The draping is beautiful and flattering and I think it would look chic under a suit as well as with a slim jean.  I think the best of is that it is an excellent price point for a designer piece but still a high quality fabrication.  It is also available at Nordstrom.





I found more tops at Revolve Clothing that I want to order up to my house TODAY!  I am drawn to the sparkle on this Nanette Lepore top.  I have to admit that have some Magpie tendencies; attraction to sparkle, lights, and shine.  I do like to take it in moderation, not everything one wears should have embellishment. 









Lastly on the subject of tops... I saw recently a retailer promoting the idea of wearing chino all the time.  They have some khaki/chino everyday planner and I think it is hideous.  I am definitely going with the more current and stylish picks above.  Chino is horrible and not flattering and too "camp counselor".  Ladies of the Pink Frock should stand clear.

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