June 30, 2005
Tie tops are all over the place suddenly, the Shirt Snob even saw one in Old Navy this morning (yes, we do shop there sometimes, we wanted our free Flag Tee). This look is easy to pull off only if you wear the correct item underneath, such as Jennifer Good, well known blogger and wife of Canadian rocker Matthew Good. If you are looking for something a little different, here is a good option for you. This Ballerina Wrap from the fall collection by Susanna Monaco comes in zinnia and camel. The 100% merino wool sweater covers more and can be tied on either side. You can wear your summer clothes a little farther into the fall season by wearing this cross-top over them!
If you prefer the traditional tie top, Susanna Monaco is selling an adorable one with embroidery in polenta and a more romantic style tie top with flared sleeves. Please though, whatever you do, don't wear the tie top alone!
June 30, 2005
Tunics are being sold at all sorts of stores this summer, but most of them are not very flattering on many body types. Who wants to wear something that hides all your curves? Tunics can be sexy and graceful though, as seen is this Grecian Tunic by Twelfth St. by Cynthia Vincent. Along the same geographic lines is the Athena Top in both taupe and lilac, also by Cynthia Vincent. Both the tunic and the camisole have braided leather trim, which the Shirt Snob thinks accentuates the bust area nicely. Many female celebrities are wearing Twelfth St. blouses lately, including Shakira, Paris Hilton, and Marcia Cross.
June 29, 2005
Retro pieces are either hit or miss for the Shirt Snob. We're still not totally into all the 80s stuff that is in all the stores, and much of the 70s clothing we also just do not get. Here is a shirt that we can get behind though. Offered by Label Los Angeles, this La Fem Blouse by Kween screams 1950s in hot pink. What we love about this time period is that the clothes were much more forgiving. You didn't have to be a size 2 to look skinny and polished. And the Shirt Snob thinks this top does the same. It's fitted in the ribs, but it blouses out below, hiding the stomach. Each one is made to order, so the one you buy may not look exactly like the picture. This also comes in black and white checkers, peach polka dots, and a red striped linen Guatemalan pattern, each with different buttons.
June 29, 2005
Lotta Stensson is a great clothing line, and this halter top is another favorite of the Shirt Snob. We love everything and anything Indian, and this camisole has Indian influence written all over it in a modern and sexy way. The spaghetti straps are a great addition to the halter top. Most halter tops have a much bigger piece of material going around the neck but this look is quite common for Stensson. Her other spaghetti strap halters seem to tie behind the neck, so we’re figuring this one does also. This look is very feminine and flowy, similar to the rest of her line. You can see detail of the embroidery on the silk at Fashion Pulse the online boutique selling this piece. You can also see who wears Lotta Stensson's clothing on her site as well, the list seems to include most of Hollywood!
June 28, 2005
The Shirt Snob is a big fan of tank tops this time of year when it's so hot we can barely find the energy to sit in front of the computer, nevermind try to find something cute to wear and actually leave the house. We'd give anything to be less covered yet still stylish. Here is a great camisole if you feel the same way as we do - Daniela New Lawn in Kahlua by Theory. This lightweight cotton shirt has seven buttons in the front, adjustable spaghetti straps, and is lined in the bust while semi-sheer throughout the body. The Shirt Snob loves the color, it will match a ton of bottoms and is not super common right now so you'll definitely be noticed wearing it. It looks so comfortable yet so sexy, this cami is what we want now.
A Red Sox girl through and through, this t-shirt from Dusty Brand Clothing makes the Shirt Snob very very happy. There are not enough feminine items for the Red Sox fan. Many are pink or some other awful color, which is blasphomous to many fans. Others are just plain ugly. None say anything interesting or witty. This Red Sox shirt is perfect, it's a feminine cut but not overly girly (don't want to seem too high maintanence at the ball park), and it's unique; you won't find a thousand other female fans wearing it.
Along similar locale lines, check out the Mass Hole t-shirt. The company is based in Boston, so many of their shirts have a Massachusetts appeal. As a resident of this fine state, the Shirt Snob must say that we like to see local tees.
Overall, the Shirt Snob is a fan of the shirts that Dusty Brand Clothing carries for women. It seems that until a few months ago, many of the popular online t-shirt companies didn't have much if anything for us. Men were the ones who got the funny shirts, while women were forced to buy and tailor men's shirts or shop at Abercrombie and Fitch and American Eagle to find something slightly humourous. That is no more! Dusty Brand is a fine example of a company willing and eager to engage the female market. They are constantly coming up with new shirts for women and are actively looking for designers for more graphic tees.
Overall, we like Dusty Brand's selection. Their shirts are funny without being too over the top. Many of them lean towards the liberal side (i.e., viva la bubba) which may alienate some potential buyers, but not me. My favorites on this site besides the Red Sox and bubba shirts are the new Dog Trainer tee and Mexcellent.
June 27, 2005
Go to Revolve Clothing to get some great sale items right now. A Diane von Furstenberg Technicolor Beaded Vergil Top is over $200 off, and our personal favorite an Ella Moss Julia in Petal is over 50% off right now. You can also sign up at the online store now and have a chance to win a $200 shopping spree!
This Ella Moss tube top is a great fun and summery compliment to a nice pair of jeans or simple bottom. The smocking on top reminds me of dresses the Shirt Snob would wear when we were five. There is lots of elastic on the top, so you don’t have to worry about slippage! Comes in two colors, white and daisy. Sharon Case from The Young and the Restless was recently seen wearing this in another color. Unfortunately she paired it up with a clashing skirt.
If you aren’t a fan of tube tops, not to worry. Ella Moss also has the Maya Tank which is very similar in coral, speriment, black, and vanilla. If you prefer to try the clothes on instead of buy online, check out the Ella Moss website for places that sell the clothing line, there are many throughout the country.
June 25, 2005
Another Summer week passes and tons of cool articles around the Blogpire. Single Serve Coffee.com focused on reviews about Green Mountain K-Cups, Arabica Express Melitta One:One Pods, and a way to win a Keurig B50. Kitchen Contraptions.com was crazy about Egg Cookers, Rainbow Toasters, and of course more Soho Spice Racks. If you like Tennis, What's All the Racquet.com talked a bunch about racquet technology (what else do those guys do?), and Shaving Stuff.com covered a diamond encrusted razor made for David Beckham. Just The Chips.com covered the World Series of Poker and some cool new chips. TV Snob.com continued it's series on how HDTV is totally confusing and how the VCR is dead.
Continue reading: "The Week in Review - News Around the Blogpire"
June 3, 2005
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