June 30, 2006

Pink Mascara Sale

We just found out about another sale, this one at Pink Mascara. You can get 30-70% off selected brands, and also get an extra 10% off by using the code "extra10" at checkout. Sale ends on July 2 at midnight Pacific time, so head on over there!

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June 30, 2006

Shop Intuition Sale

There's a sale at Shop Intuition right now. You can save between 50 and 70% off of items already on sale and 20% off almost everything else. Use the code "blowout" when checking out to get these savings.

The Shirt Snob is going away for the long weekend, so we don't know how much we'll be able to post until the 5th. We hope you all have a happy and safe 4th of July!

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June 30, 2006

Accessory Friday-Pretty Girls Wear Pearls

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For Accessory Friday this week, we're all about Pretty Girls Wear Pearls. We've seen this website suddenly on a few other blogs we read, and we like it enough to share with you in case you haven't seen it yet. There are two main collections, Modern Elegance and Bohemian Elegance, and not all the items have pearls (although plenty do!). We really like the Stars and Moon Bracelet, the Sweet Necklace, the Sexy Earrings, the Joyous Earrings and the Grapevine Set. The prices are great (we don't recall seeing anything outside of the sets above $50), so you can easily buy what you like without worrying at all about breaking the bank. Our only wish is that the pictures were taken with better macro so we could see the close up pictures better. But we can let this go since we want so much from them.

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June 29, 2006

Salsa Top by Susana Monaco

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Today obviously isn't a flashy day for the Shirt Snob. Here's another simple classic top that would be great in anyone's wardrobe. The Salsa Top by Susana Monaco is has a V-neck, banding at the empire waist, ruching at the top of the bust, and it ties behind the neck. It's very soft and comes in six colors, midnight, marmalade, rainforest, lilypad, firecracker red, and brown. There's also the Salsa Dress if you like the halter.

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June 29, 2006

Pandora Halter Top by Ella Moss

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This next shirt is simple, but we can't help but love it. The very soft Pandora Halter Top by Ella Moss has braided straps that tie behind the neck, a gathered V-neck, and ruched banding at the back. Ruching is also at the sides, the empire waist, and the bottom hem, and elastic banding at the bottom hem. The bust is also lined. Comes in two colors, coffee and black.

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June 28, 2006

Beaded Halter Top by Susana Monaco

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Here is yet another cute top from Susana Monaco that we adore. The Beaded Halter Top has a pleated bust, ties around the neck, and a zipper on the side. What makes it special though is the crochet trim with wooden beading that go along the tie as well as at the empire waist. It comes in two colors, red and brown. We think this is such a fun shirt to wear this summer and would look great in so many different occasions.

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Sale at Active Endeavors

There's also a sale at Active Endeavors. They've updated their website with all the suggestions from their shoppers, and they've decided to thank everyone with 25% off through July 9. Use the code "thanks" at checkout. Keep in mind that the sale doesn't work on items already marked down. Go check out their new website and take advantage of this great deal!

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Sale at Sway and Cake

The second wave of markdowns has started at Sway and Cake. Get 30-75% off on almost everything they sell. This includes a bunch of cute tops!

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June 27, 2006

Threadless Has More Tees

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Well, the Shirt Snob is having a bad day, but we were lucky to get some news that makes us happy. Threadless has more shirts out, and we really like them all! Since we like to choose favorites, we'll say that HI (also available in kids sizes), Oh My Virgin Eye, Not So Treacherous Waters, and Decay (which would have worked really well over at Oddica too) are the ones we like the most out of the new prints. We also like Psychedelic Creatures from Threadless Select and the reprint Ask Me How I Became a Pirate.

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Busted Tees Made Our Day

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Don't Talk to Strangers over at Busted Tees is finally available in women's sizes. About time, we love this shirt!

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New at Oddica

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Oddica, who we wrote about last week, has come out with eight new tees. Our favorite is definitely Tape Bird. They are also having a sale. Buy one shirt at $20 (their standard price), two shirts at $27, and three or more for only $12 each. This goes until July 7th. Oddica was also kind enough to send us a tee to review, hopefully we'll get that up this week as well!

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Four Blouses From Fourtys

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Today let's look at some cute tops from Fourtys, since we love a bunch of them. First is the Ribbon Trim Square Neck Top. We think this blouse is very feminine, would really flatter most body types, and could either be dressed up or down depending on what you wear with it. There is crochet and ribbon trim at the neck and sleeves, with a tie at the front of the bust. Comes in two colors, black with white trim and white with black trim.

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Next, we really like the Short Sleeve Eyelet Button Up Top. The Shirt Snob really has a thing for eyelets, we love almost all shirts with them. This one has very short sleeves, a V-neck, a ruffled bottom, and buttons up the front. This blouse is a little more dressy than the previous one, it'd be great for any summer weddings you have this summer.

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The Wood Bead Crochet Cami is also a favorite. It is 100% cotton and semi sheer, with adjustable straps and three buttons at the bust. There is crochet detail all over the bust and wooden beads along the empire waist and the bottom hem.

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Finally, we also like the Three Quarter Bell Sleeve Cotton Lace Tie Blouse. Also made of 100% cotton, this V-neck has lace detailing along the top hem, a tie at the back, and ties at the sleeves as well. There is also elastic at the natural waist and the bottom hem flares out from there.

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June 26, 2006

Sumi Blossom Cotton Tank by Marc by Marc Jacobs

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The Shirt Snob is falling for all the black and white tops out there this season. We can't help it! Here is a great one if you don't want much color, the Sumi Blossom Cotton Tank by Marc by Marc Jacobs. This sleeveless blouse is semi sheer with a V-neck, hidden zipper in the back, and an empire waist. There is also twisted banding at the neck back and arms as well as banding and ruching at the waist. We really like the print though, wild white flowers on a black background with a hint of blue in the centers. If you like the print, also check out the Sumi Blossom Cotton Dress.

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Sparkle Babydoll Cami by Rebecca Taylor

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Happy Monday everyone! Let's start the week off right with this cute camisole by Rebecca Taylor. Both the shell and the lining on the Sparkle Babydoll Cami are 100% silk, the spaghetti straps are adjustable, and there's smocking at the back. Beads and sequins cover the top of the bust in a flowery pattern. It's a little revealing but still a fun top, perfect for a night out on the town!

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June 23, 2006

Sheer Lace Top by Gold Hawk

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If you are interested in something very girly, lace is always the way to go. We like the Sheer Lace Top by Gold Hawk. This blouse is 100% crinkled silk chiffon and has a cream colored lace trim along the neck, sleeves, bottom hem, and the waist. There is also an empire waist, V-neck, and a tie in the back. This blouse is very sheer, a white cami would probably be best underneath it. Comes in three colors, malt, citron (both at above link) and peach.

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June 22, 2006

Threadless Has More New Tees

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There's more new at Threadless. This week we like Homeless (we love owls, poor little guy), Illusion of Rabbit Optical, Granola, the reprint Rocketbird (also available as a kid's tee), and the Type Tee Death, Our Nation's Number One Killer. There's also a contest going on to find the best unique shirt, which means

No drips, no hearts, no skulls, no birds, no over-sized animals, no internet cliches, no clusters of random things, no pirates, no ninjas, no ironic references to 80s pop-culture, no 45-degree angles, and for the love of all that is holy - no more talking food!

So hopefully we'll soon be seeing a ton of new designs unlike anything we're seen before!

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Silver Dot Wrap Top by Rebecca Taylor

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If you liked the previous blouse by Rebecca Taylor, you may also like this one from her, the Silver Dot Wrap Top. This top is also 100% silk, and it has the same pleats on the shoulders and back as the Habatoi Top. However, instead of the belt it has silver dot embroidery and sequin and mesh appliques on the front. There are also ruffles on the sleeves and bottom hem, a tie on the side, and a V-neck. It comes in two colors, cream and sunrise (which has gold dots, not silver).

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Habatoi Wrap Top by Rebecca Taylor

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Looking for something dressy but not boring? We love the Habatoi Wrap Top by Rebecca Taylor. This 100% silk wrap has ruffled edging on the sleeves, neck and bottom hems, pintuck detailing down the back, and a decorative belt with lace, flowers, and sequins on it. There is also a tie at the back and a deep V-neck. You could dress this blouse down with a pair of pants or wear it with a skirt for a more formal setting. Either way, you'll look great!

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June 21, 2006

Oddica

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There is a new t-shirt company out there that we must share with you all. Oddica is what it sounds like, a place for odd t-shirt designs. They are all similar to the artsy ones over at Threadless, some a little more disturbing than others. But all are very artistic, so we can't help but love each and every one. Right now our favorites are Sheltered, The Undertaker, Bluebird Migrane, and Above it All. They have a bunch more coming in the next few days as well (we're excited for Tape Bird), with more after that. There is a great page about all the designers which includes their personal websites, kids tees are coming next month, and they have a great program for the artists, so if you are a designer, consider bringing your stuff here. All shirts are printed on American Apparel, and there is a June sale. Buy one tee for $20, two for $30 and three or more for $14 each.

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Mandalay Halter by Sky

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Looking for something fun and sexy? Consider the Mandalay Halter by Sky. There are three circular medallions at the waist with purple and red stones in them. Two more medallions are by the shoulders as well. There is an empire waist, a tie behind the neck, and ruching at the bust. This halter is great if you want to really make a splash the next time you go out!

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June 20, 2006

Yet Another Sale!

Sale at Playhouse Clothing! Use the code "shop20" at check out to get 20% off. This excludes items already on sale.

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Sale at Free People

There's a summer sale going on at Free People right now on a ton of items. Go check it out!

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Help Screech Save His House

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We aren't sure if you heard this latest shirt news, so we thought we'd bring it to you just in case. The actor that played Screech on Saved by the Bell is in danger of losing his house. Dustin Diamond needs to pay $250,000 in order for the house not to forclose. So he is autographing shirts with his face on them and selling them at $15 to $20 each. You can either buy a shirt or just get more info at his website.

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Blogpire Productions Blogs Announce Investment in the Planet's Future with Green Tags

Green-Tag-Logo Type-Grn-1What can we say? We really thought our blogs should be a bit greener? As of today, we're going to buy enough Green Tags, also called renewable energy credits, from the Bonneville Environmental Foundation, to offset the environmental impact from our hosting and computer operations for the coming year.

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June 19, 2006

Punch Apparel

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Otter from Punch Apparel wrote the Shirt Snob a while ago to tell us about his t-shirt site. We think it's pretty good, so we thought we'd tell you all about it too. Their shirts appeal to the 20 somethings of the world, with designs such as Old Enough and Thousandaire. They also have a few state/country joke shirts similar to what other companies have as well. Besides women's tees, they also sell men's shirts. Our only issue is that they don't say how the women's tees run in size, only the men's. So we don't know how they fit. However, you can exchange if the tee is the wrong size for you. Also make sure to check out their blog while you're at their site.

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Sale at Shop Intuition

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Shop Intuition is having a sale. Save up to 50% on a ton of great tops, such as the Ruched V Neck Top, the Karanina Ginger Top, the Fairy Tale Ribbon Tie Blouse, and our favorites, Sweetees Amba Embroidered Tie Tube Top and Anahita Criss Cross Embroidered Cami.

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Hayworth Halter and Two Tone Halter by Susana Monaco

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Happy Monday! We thought we'd start out the week with two really cute finds, the Hayworth Halter and the Two Tone Halter, both by Susana Monaco. Thie Hayworth Halter has elastic ruching on the back, pintuck and structure piping, a side zipper and is fully lined. We love the zig zag pattern in green and white.

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The Two Tone Halter has an empire waist with a band that also goes up to tie behind the neck, gathered seams across the chest and waistline, and the breast area is lined. Although the color doesn't work on anyone, it can work great on some and is unusual enough to make you stand out. Best part is, it's almost $150 cheaper than the Hayworth Halter!

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June 16, 2006

Calligraphy Print Tube Top by Susana Monaco

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The Shirt Snob has fallen for yet another print. The Calligrapny Print Tube Top by Susana Monaco is very pretty. We can't decide if the design is just random or sort of a wild flower design, but either way we really like it. It is made of mostly silk with contrast banding at the waist which ties in the back as well as banding at the top. It is semi-sheer except at the bust which is lined. Comes in two colors, brownie and olivine. If you like this, you may also like the Calligraphy Cover, also by Monaco. The print is the same, but it ahs short sleeves, a V-neck, buttons at the neck, and ruching at the bust, back, and shoulders.

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Accessory Friday-Body Linens

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For this week's Accessory Friday, we are going to show you one of our favorite things in this world, pajamas. These pjs by Body Linens are great because you can choose your thread count. They come in 300, 500, and 800 thread counts, obviously getting more expensive the higher up you go. Besides that, you can also get some of their pjs monogrammed. There are four choices for women, The Classic, The Nighty, Cami/Capri, and Melon Stripe PJ. The first three all have the signature pink ruffle, the last obviously having a stripe instead. These pajamas seem to be very high quality, made of Egyptian cotton with french seams, mother of pearl buttons, and no tags. They also make mens pajamas as well. We think this would be a great gift for anyone as well as a wonderful way to treat yourself.

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Cummerbund Tunic by Rachel Pally

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This top is rather simple, but we really like the look of it. The Cummerbund Tunic by Rachel Pally would be a great top to pair with a pair of jeans for a quick and easy look this summer. The halter top has a deep V-neck, pleated banding at the empire waist, ruching at the bust and below the banding, and an unfinished bottom hem. Comes in black, white, and cherry. Similar to this is the Cummerbund Halter Dress in cherry and peach.

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BlogpireMobile.com and Weekly Email Updates

Criticalgamers Blogad-1This week we have a new, exciting program, affectionately called BlogpireMobile.com! We want to reward you for being Blogpire loyalists. This is one way for us to say thanks. BlogpireMobile.com provides online exclusive offers on the very best mobile service, Verizon Wireless. This online-only offer for you is for $50 Instant Cash Back. That means no rebates, no hassles, and no money out of your pocket when you get a plan and phone. With this offer, there are over 11 FREE PHONES currently available.

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June 15, 2006

Empire Top by Wyeth

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Here is a top that we think you could easily wear for years to come, it's got such a classic and clean look. The Empire Top by Wyeth is 100% silk, has a scoopneck and an empire waist. Buttons go down one side, there is ruching at the waist, and a ribbon ties at the back. It does blouse out a bit, so be sure to wear this one with bottoms that help thin you out.


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June 14, 2006

Kimono Top by Single

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The Shirt Snob loves kimono blouses and hasn't written about one in a while, so we must show you this one we just found by Single. This Kimono Top is made of 100% silk, has a deep V-neck, an empire waist, sleeves that go to the elbows, and a tie in the back. We love the print, it's stunning. If you're looking for something a little different, this is definitely for you!

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June 13, 2006

Sale at Girldujour

Girldujour is having a Summer Sale! Save as much as 50% off of many designers. Ella Moss and Nanette Lepore are both 30% off. No code is needed, the sale is already applied to the items.

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$10 Sale at Threadless, Plus Over 30 New Tees!

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While we were away last night, Threadless decided to have another $10 sale! This is only a three day sale, and it started yesterday, so get over there before everything is gone. These sales totally clear out their merchandise! They have tons of new tees (Impossible Love, Clouds are People Too, and Love*Rain are the best in the Shirt Snob's opinion), reprints (Loch Ness Imposter is a good one), and they are now selling kids tees (including Cookies Loves Milk, which is also a reprint), Type Tees (as their sites says "winning slogans set in awesome typefaces") (our favorite being If you can read this make me a sandwich, also available in a kid tee), and Select Tees ("Leaders in the design field design tees") like Rainbow Warrior. Threadless also has a new design to their website. However, the site is very slow and not really loading for us right now. Hopefully they'll fix that so you can buy more of their great tees for less!

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Full Tie Tube Top by Rachel Pally

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Sigh. Now, the Shirt Snob knows that we love shirts, but other clothing items we just can't stand. One of these things is leggings. Black ones we can deal with, but these blue ones are just awful. Really, we just think they ruin such a beautiful top (and that's why we cropped most of them out). We really like the shirt though, so that's why we're showing it to you. We'll just pretend the leggings aren't there. The Full Tie Tube Top by Rachel Pally can also be worn as a halter top. The nine inch banding that is tied at the bust as shown can be tied around the neck or at the back. The edges are unfinished, the botom hem is rounded, and the blouse flows through the body. If you like it as much as we do, please consider wearing a different bottom!

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Dahlia Top by Diane von Furstenberg

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Here is yet another fun tank from Diane von Furstenberg. The Dahlia Top is fun and flirty in design and we love the print, which sort of looks like a mock camoflauge. The little bow in front makes one thing of innocence, yet the cut reminds the Shirt Snob of a nighty. Naughty yet nice! It is 100% silk with a lining that is mostly silk as well. It has an empire waist, the drawstring we already mentioned at the waist, and there is disc detailing on the spaghetti straps.

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June 12, 2006

Kuta Cami by Ya-Ya

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We just found this cute camisole from Ya-Ya, the Kuta Cami. It's a cotton silk mix with a silk lining. There is a four button closure at the bust, lace trim at the bust, bottom hem, and down the body, and there are spaghetti straps. A tie is also at the waist. We really like the pink print, but it also comes in white.

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Bandeau Top by Daryl K

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We really like this next top, it's a little different than others we've been showing you recently. The Bandeau Top by Daryl K has a more boxy cut at the neck, which we really like. It has four inch straps, ruching below the bust and on the straps as well as on the banding on the bust. Smocked banding is also at the back, where the top looks very unique, as if it is two pieces, the bust banding and the rest. We also like the colors too, dusty spruce, which is shown, and bleached shadow.

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June 9, 2006

Sale at Pink Mascara

Pink Mascara is having a Spring sale on select brands. Get 30-70% off Ya-Ya (we like the Patina Top), Tracy Reese (such as this top we wrote about last December), Lotta Stensson (such as the Drapery Petal Sun Top we found last November), and tons more. If you're too lazy to leave the house because of all the rain (like we are), shop online instead!

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Father's Day Gift Guides from the Blogpire

Liquor Snob 125 Macnn-4We want to remind you that Father's Day is just around the corner. Actually it's next Sunday, but don't worry we've got you covered. Single Serve Coffee has a great Father's Day Gift Guide and so does Shaving Stuff with their Father's Day Specials. If you're really looking to impress Dad you might want to get him the ultimate TV remote. The Logitech Harmony Remote 628 - Universal Remote Control is nothing short of the best remote we've ever used and we think Dad will like it too. That's just some of the picks we've got for you from around the Blogpire. Visit our other sites below to find more deals and tales for your Dad on Father's Day.

Cheap Fun Wines
Italian Red Roundup
Italian Reds Rock

The Cooking News
Recipe News: Paula Deen shares her easy recipe for Vidalia onions
Recipe News: Hot new recipes for summer grilling

Liquor Snob
Bad Week Plus New Liquor Equals Good Week
Advanced Drinking Gear from Cocktail Vibe

Really Natural
Synergy: Trilogy Kombucha Tea
Sweet Seasons Lemon Bread Mix

Critical Gamers
Now Shipping: "Apples to Apples Party Box Expansion 2"
Now Shipping: Axis & Allies Miniatures D-Day Boosters

Single Serve Coffee
Rumor Mill: New Keurig B70 Platinum At Home K-Cup Brewer Coming in September
Father's Day Pick: Grindmaster GPOD Precision Brewer & Kona Coffee Pods

Just the Chips
Ultimate Dealer Button
Texas Hold'em Poker Table Top

Kitchen Contraptions
Hotdog Bun Pan
Appliance Panels

Shaving Stuff
The Expensive Side of Father's Day Shaving Gifts
More Father's Day Shaving Ideas from ZIRH

TV Snob
Deal of the Day: Logitech Harmony Remote 628 - Universal Remote Control
VIZIO Announces Breakthrough Father's Day Prices on HD Plasmas and LCD TV

Shirt Snob
Review of Threadless Winning Tees and American Red Cross Clothing
Crochet Braid Cardigan by Free People

GPS Lodge
GPS Review: Sony Nav-U70 GPS Review
GPS Review: FineDrive 400 GPS

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Accessory Friday-Tiffini Dooris Jewelry

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Yes, that's right, two Accessory Fridays this week! We felt bad about not having one last week, so we're making up for it. We discovered Tiffani Dooris right before giving birth. We saved the link and promptly forgot all about this site. Since we finally found where we saved the link, we decided we must share this with you. The Shirt Snob is a big fan of gold, ever since the Shirt Snob husband refused to buy us anything else starting in high school. We've practically forgotten what silver looks like on us! Tiffani Dooris sells rings, bracelets, earrings, necklaces, lariats, and a bridal collection. It is certainly hard to choose a few favorites amongst all these great pieces, it's like choosing a favorite shirt for me, we just love them all! A few of the ones we really wish we owned include the Gem Cluster Lariat, the Emerald Oval Earrings, the Mother of Pearl Necklace, and the Briolette Bracelet. One thing we really love about this site is that they have items priced under $50 and others over $400, so there is something for everyone. You don't have to be super rich (or save up forever) to buy some of these beautiful pieces.

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Accessory Friday-Tots and Tails Designs

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The Shirt Snob is a lucky person. Besides getting the occasional free t-shirt, we also seem to win stuff now and then. One of those items we've recently won is a baby blanket from Tots and Tails Designs. As all our lovely readers know, we recently had a baby, so we are all about the baby gear right now. We won a blanket from this company of our choice, and we chose the Whimsical Children's Blanket in "Blast-off" (obviously without the name Neil on it). Let us just say, we LOVE this blanket. It is the softest thing we have ever felt. We want to keep it to ourselves instead of let the Shirt Snob baby use it. Really, it is that soft. We really love the design too. The retro looking print inside the space ship reminds us of the 50s, yet the rest of the blanket is totally modern. It's fun to look at, fun to use, and overall a great product. If you want to buy a nice baby present for someone, this is definitely one to consider. Besides these blankets, they also sell burp clothes, adult blankes, gift sets, and pet products.

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Cami with Butterfly by Paul & Joe

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White is the big thing right now, we know that. Personally, the Shirt Snob finds it hard to get behind white bottoms, we just see too many potentially bad things going on there. However, we love the white top! Here's an adorable one, the Cami with Butterfly from Paul & Joe. Made of 100% silk with 100% cotton trim, this camisole is semi-sheer with adjustable spaghetti straps. At the bust is the butterfly embroidery. Sheer lace is also at the top and bottom hems. Wear it with white bottoms, jeans, or something else, whatever works for you. But wear white, it's a great color for the spring.

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June 8, 2006

White Blouses from Joie

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We recently mentioned how big white is right now. Well, we've found four whtie shirts we just love, all from Joie, and we must share! First is the Heart Baby Doll Shirt. This 100% cotton semi-sheer blouse has sheer crochet banding and ruffle detail at the neck and back with raw edges. There is ruching at the front, back, and shoulders and cap sleeves as well.

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Next is the Choosy Lover blouse. It is made of a cotton and silk blend, has crochet lace banding at the collar, front, and sleeves, a frayed bottom hem, and a tie at the waist. This sheer wrap would be great to put over yourself as the sun goes down and the day gets cooler.

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The Daylight B Top has satin banding at the collar, piping at the V-neck, ruching at the bust, and cap sleeves. Five buttons go down the front. What we love about it the most is the eyelet detail that is embroidered throughout the blouse.

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Finally, there is the Escape Top. Also a sheer top, the crochet lace banding is at the V-neck, back, and bottom hem. Ruching is along the neck, pintuck detailing at the front, frayed edges at the sleeves, and a drawstring tie at the low waist complete the top.

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June 7, 2006

Active Endeavors Sale

Right now there is a sale going on at Active Endeavors! Get 30-70% off many spring and current styles. There is a bunch from Ella Moss, Paul & Joe, Susana Monaco, Corey Lynn Calter, and more.

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Review of Threadless Winning Tees and American Red Cross Clothing

When the American Red Cross decided to send the Shirt Snob a few t-shirts from the Threadless contest we've written about, we were obviously more than happy. Who doesn't love free stuff, especially when it's from one of our favorite shirt companies? Well, we got the package in the mail today, and low and behold, we got more than just the tees. There is also stuff from the American Red Cross store! So we will review it all.


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First off are the Threadless tees. We've gotten Threadless stuff before, mostly for the Shirt Snob husband, and it's all high quality. The first place winner, Plus we received in a men's large. The Shirt Snob husband took it immediately so he could wear it to work the next day. It fit him well, was comfortable and he liked the design. The website explains the content of the design:

The Red Cross is composed of more than 1,000,000 volunteers from across the country. While we're not entirely positive that we have a ninja or a professional pirate in our ranks, this shirt represents the humanity that forms the American Red Cross. We depend on a wide range of volunteers and employees who selflessly help the American Red Cross daily. Hats off to you!


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The second place shirt, St. George vs. the Dragon, came in a women's large. We must admit that while we like the design, we didn't quite understand the connection between this shirt and the American Red Cross. The website explains:

While the traditional tale might have had St. George slaying his foe, the dragon. The Threadless take on their relationship is infused with "hope, humanity and compassion" and the fearless knight pulls a thorn from the dragon's foot.


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The third place tee, Florence Nightingale, came in a women's size extra-large. Now, we must admit that while we knew the name, we didn't really remember who she was (we weren't always paying attention in school, sorry Mom!), but we are reminded with this tee who she was and why she was so important to the world.

An inspiration to the founder of the Red Cross Movement, Florence Nightingale selflessly served as a volunteer nurse during the Crimean War for the British Army. This t-shirt honors her compassion for her fellow human being.

It is important to note that the men's shirt is printed on Fruit of the Loom 50/50 Best Tees while the women's are on American Apparel (which runs a little small but is made in the USA and very comfy). Also, the colors differ on these tees slightly between the mens and womens because they are printed on different brand tees, so what you get might be slightly different than what is pictured, although it's pretty close.


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The women's Vintage Tee we got from the American Red Cross store is the softest shirt we've ever felt. It was the first thing we pulled out of our package, and boy were we thrilled to see it. It is a large, and while we aren't too sure about sizing on our new post-partum body, it seems to be true to size. We don't dare fully dry it in case it shrinks (it's 50% cotton, the other 50% polyester), but we are pretty sure it would if we tried. What we love about this tee is the design. You all know how much we love ringer tees, but the design on this shirt is simple, to the point, and because of that just the perfect tee to wear when you don't feel like dressing up. It is the perfect tee to pair with your favorite jeans and sneakers when you want a dressed down, laid back outfit.


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Besides all of that, we were also sent a baby onesie. We received the one that says My mom loves me, she knows CPR. It is a 3-6 month size, perfect for the Shirt Snob baby. There is also larger sizes as well as a Dad version. It is also printed on American Apparel, which we didn't know made baby clothes!

The American Red Cross store also has Emergency Preparedness Kits and First Aid Kits, as well as all the clothes. The Shirt Snob highly recommends you look at their store, we are very impressed!

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June 6, 2006

Crochet Braid Cardigan by Free People

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We haven't shown you all anything from Free People in a while, and we love their tops, so now is a good time to start. The Crochet Braid Cardigan is beautiful and very romantic, so if you are in to that type of top this is perfect for you. It has small buttons that goes down the front and cream colored crochet lace along the neck. The empire waist has a tie in the front, the straps are crocheted, and there are braids going down the body of the top.

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Babydoll Top by Nieves Lavi

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Here's a fun print that will be a blast to wear this summer. The Babydoll Top by Nieves Lavi has a ton of personality with its bright colors and (outgoing flashy bubbly) pattern. This tank top also has ruching at the empire waist, gathering detail at the bust, straps that are braided, a hidden back zipper, and is lined at the bust. If you want to be noticed at the next BBQ you go to this summer, this is definitely the top for you!

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More New From Threadless

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This week the Threadless tees are more artistic than usual. The reprints Doodle Bug and Who I Am definitely are, as does the new tee Fahrenheit 451. The other three new shirts this week are all good, but nothing really stands out. There is I Hate Stripes (probably our favorite of the three), the disturbing Unicorns Eat Children, and Exotica.

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June 5, 2006

Pleated Babydoll Top by Catherine Malandrino

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Happy Monday everyone! We hope you had a great weekend! To start off the week, let's look at this beautiful cami by Catherine Malandrino (yes another one from her, we just love her this season!). The Pleated Babydoll Top has lace and embroidery detail at the bust that continues to the back. A sheer, metailic stripe overlay is on the silk body. There is wire support, pin-tuck detail at the bust, and pleating at the empire waist. A hidden zipper is at the back, and the spaghetti straps are adjustable. This top is lightweight, so it's a great addition to your summer wardrobe.

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Busted Tees Sale

There is a sale going on right now at Busted Tees. Enter the coupon code "Summer06", and all tees are $13.99. We can't figure out how long the sale goes until, so don't waste any time getting over there!

Edited to add:
We just found out the sale ends this Sunday, June 11 at midnight EST. Get over there before it's too late!

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June 2, 2006

New at Threadless

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There are more tees at Threadless today. We like You've Got Some 'Splaining To Do! and the reprints Biblical Disaster and Nice Boobies (although hate the name!).

No Accessory Friday this week unfortunately. Have a great weekend everyone!

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Wrap Top with Tie by Ella Moss

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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.

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June 1, 2006

Linen Bandeau by Juicy Couture

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Linen is a great fabric for the summer, so when the Shirt Snob saw the Linen Bandeau, we knew we needed to share. From Juicy Couture, this tube top has a tie in the front, elastic banding in the back, and ruching at the bust. It comes in five different colors: black, leather, liquid pink, white, and seagrass. If you'd like a bottom to complete the outfit, try the Linen Capri Drawstring Pant or the Linen Pants.

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Open Knit Twist Front Cami by Catherine Malandrino

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Well, we guess the Shirt Snob is just obsessed with Catherine Malandrino right now, here's another beautiful top that we are excited to gush over. The Open Knit Twist Front Cami is an intricately knit top with many patterns in the knitting. The fabric at the bust comes together in the center in a twist, hence it's name. It also has spaghetti straps that are not adjustable, an empire waist, and this tank comes down to mid-hips. It is made of 100% cotton, so it's very light-weight, perfect for the summer! If you like this top, you may also like the Open Knit Cropped Wrap, a long sleeved version also by Malandrino.

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