T-bags is a popular L.A.-based brand that I usually associate with artsy patterns, bold solids and willowy silhouettes. Their pieces are on-trend without being overly trendy, feminine without too many frills... although, they do frills and embellishments quite nicely, in a sort of smart, modern way.
I love this T-bags Jemma Pleated Top (above left) because it's playful and has a cool DIY-vibe with the detail along the neckline. At the same time, it's not too fussy, and you could dress this top up or down. While browsing Forever 21's website, I came across a similar top that has a completely different feel because the bright hue is vastly different than the subdued color of the T-bags top, but that pleated ruffle neckline? C'mon. Gotta be a knock-off. At least they changed the color, right?
Left: T-bags Jemma Floral Top at standardstyle.com, $145
Right: Pleated Satin Trim Top at Forever21.com, $19.80