July 31, 2007
July 31, 2007
There's a new tee over at People Like Us, and it needs a name! If you have a great name idea, tell them about it. You could win a free tee if your name is chosen! Shoot an email to firstname.lastname@example.org in order to put your idea into the running. The contest ends on August 3.
July 31, 2007
The Combo Cami Tunic by Rebecca Taylor has such an amazing print on the bodice that we are so excited to show it to you. It's a floral print with the background color different than the rest, making the flowers jump out a bit. There's also a satin bodice, double button closure and keyhole at the back ruching at the empire waist, thick straps, and a lining. It's available in charcoal and silver.
July 31, 2007
Looking ahead to the fall, the Kate Long Sleeve Top by Susana Monaco is a great pick. It has ruching at the bust, banding at the wide, scoop neck, and long sleeves. It's available in three colors: black, midnight, and moulin rouge.
July 31, 2007
The Shirt Snob finds the Blocked Flutter Sleeve Tunic at Max Studio to be quite a flattering blouse. It has an obi sash at the empire waist which creates a flared shape, kimono sleeves, crossover V-neck, shirring at the waist, zig zag stitching, and is 100% silk. It'd look great with a bunch of different bottoms, and we love the teal color.
July 30, 2007
Another week of Threadless tees, and we are much happier with the winners than last week. Our top picks include Hidden, Pretty World Inferno, Wanted, Nerds 22 Ever, and Marshmallow Factory.
We're still trying to figure out the straps of this next top, the Glenmorangie Blouse by Vena Cava, but regardless of that, it's definitely an interesting top. Made of 100% silk, it has contrast banding and buckle detail at the bust, ruffle trim below the banding, slits at the sides, and a hidden zipper. As for those straps, they attach via buttons at the bust and go behind the neck from which there are back straps. So from the front it looks like a halter and from the back, more like a tank.
The Shirt Snob has always been a big fan of sweater coats, and we are happy to have discovered the Chunky Marled Sweater Coat by Juicy Couture. This cable knit sweater has five buttons down the front, a tie at the waist, a shawl collar, pockets at the hips, and 3/4 length sleeves. It's available in dark grey and greystone.
July 29, 2007
Ties for women never really took off, and we are pretty glad about that. But here is a cute take on it. The Parochial School Shirt by LaROK is a button down blouse with a V-neck, button patch pockets at the bust, cuffs at the short puff sleeves, and a small removable tie at the neck. It's available in graphite and white.
July 28, 2007
We don't see too many pointelle sweaters in dark colors. Here is one that is perfect for wearing into the fall. The Belted Watteau Shrug by Twelfth St. by Cynthia Vincent is a silk and cashmere mix with a belted waist, shawl collar, and short sleeves. It is semi-sheer and available in blue and grey.
July 27, 2007
Sometimes the Shirt Snob feels like we live under a rock. We'll discover a site and wonder how we ever lived without them, how we have gotten this far in life without ever heard of a place. This is the case for Max & Chloe. They are the ultimate accessory shop, selling bags, both fine and fashion jewelry, and a ton more. After quickly browsing their site, we've already discovered a ton of things we want. If you like to shop all at once instead of perusing many different stores, this is the place for you. We see a ton of pieces that we want! If you are in need of jewelry and bags, definitely consider them!
The Shirt Snob is starting to get a little sick of the hot weather, and we are looking forward to wearing heavier clothes again, especially sweaters. The Ilonka Sweater by Theory certainly has us excited for the winter months. This cropped sweater has short dolman sleeves, a ribbed funnel neck, and lighter colored stripes towards the bottom.
July 26, 2007
No one does stripes like Ella Moss does. The Newport Stripe Top is yet another great example of this. It has a solid upper and sleeves and stripes throughout the body and at the hem of the sleeves. There's also slight ruching at the high waist, ties at the sleeves, and a V-neck. If you like this blouse, you will probably also like the Huntington Cami that we wrote about back in June.
If you want something sexy and edgy, the Vespa by Laura Dahl may be perfect for you! It has a double layer of fabric, with the outer one coming together at the center in a tie. It also has silver ring details throughout. It's also available in white.
The Shauna Top by Theory has such an unusual print that will certainly help you stand out in a crowd. Made from 100% silk, it has short sleeves, ruching at the bust, and ribbed wool trim at the neck and cuffs. Once again, we've fallen for a black and white top!
July 25, 2007
While we wouldn't wear the Raven Top by Laura Dahl as you see in the picture without anything underneath, we still do love the top. Made from a cotton and silk mixture, it looks a little nicer than your usual t-shirt. However, the large foil birds (one is also on the back) reminds us of many tees out there. This top also has metallic top stitching for a little bit of sparkle, a deep V-neck, and banding at the neck.
The Lightweight Stretch Twill Blazer by Marc by Marc Jacobs is a fun jacket for fall. It's lightweight, 3/4 length sleeves, pockets at the bust and hip, a notched collar, and ruching at the back and shoulders. We love the color too. It's a little more interesting than many jackets out there.
July 24, 2007
You may remember that Dirty Microbe sent the Shirt Snob a few tees for review back in January. Unfortunately, we have discovered via Tshirt Island that there are many unhappy customers. It looks like the company is charging credit cards and not sending out the tees. We are quite surprised and disappointed in the company. Last week we contacted them and asked for a response. We have yet to hear back from them. Therefore, we thought it wise to let you all know about the issues and to buy from them at your own risk.
Hoodies that aren't cardigans aren't very prevalent, so we are glad to find the Honeycomb Hoodie by Splendid. This one is semi-sheer with a drawstring at the hood, a V-neck with ribbed banding, banding at the bottom hem, and long sleeves. It's available in four colors: avocado, sunflower, navy, and white.
July 23, 2007
New tees are out at Threadless, and we don't really like any of them. They do have two reprints that are ok, Poker Hand Values and You've Got Some 'Splaining To Do! Hopefully next week will give up some better designs.
The Indian Embroidered Top at Free People is a real beauty. This sheer, mesh blouse has intricate Indian inspired embroidery with beading at the deep V-neck, floral embroidery throughout, a cotton cami underneath, ruffled cap sleeves and a tie at the back. There aren't many tops reminiscent of Indian culture, which is one with such stunning fabrics and details, so this is a real find in our opinion.
The Layla Tunic by C&C California is a great find. It is lightweight with raw edges at the sleeves, gathering at the rounded neck, and lots of crochet detail at the bottom. You can wear it with jeans or as a beach cover up.
July 22, 2007
July 21, 2007
Bluefly is probably my favorite place to get Sweet Pea. They have a ton of their tops there. We've just discovered the Brick Floral Mesh V-Neck Tunic, which we htink is so cute. Made from a nylon mesh, this top has a crossover V-neck, ruching at the bust, and contrasting fabric at the empire waist, neck, and wide short sleeves. The floral print is quite lovely too.
July 20, 2007
Everyone has a cell phone and an iPod these days. How do you carry yours around though? We really like the Gadget Carriers at Mamadama Designs. Just large enough to fit your phone or iPod, these carriers have great fabrics, so you can carry your gadgets around in style. They also have a couple of small pockets to hold your credit card or cash and can be ordered with a wrist strap, button, or snap. Some of our favorites include Lovin Lotus, Brown Pink Paisley, Pink Wallflower, and Yummy Flowers.
We here at Shirt Snob love wraps. Now that fall is quickly approaching, we are hoping we see more tops like the Wrap Sweater at Armani Exchange. This wrap has a long and skinny tie at the waist, knit detail at the sleeves, and ribbing at the sleeves and bottom hem. It's available in black and chili.
July 19, 2007
Not everyone can pull off a top with such a deep neckline such as the Deep V Neck Knotted Top by Zoa, but we still think it's a beauty. There's also gathering at the neck and the knot at the empire waist. It's available in black, white, bahama blue, gold, wild orchid, and blush.
July 18, 2007
There are new tees available at Busted Tees. We really only like one, Soccer. Perfect for all of you Beckham fans out there!
The colors on the Jersey Border Tunic at Max Studio get us so excited for fall. This would be such a great top to wear in a couple of months before the weather gets really cold. This tunic has an empire waist with ruffles and embroidery, a crossover V-neck, 3/4 length sleeves, and banding at the cuffs and neck.
The Strella Short Caftan by Rory Beca is great because it has a few different styling options, and who doesn't like a bit of variety? The thick scarf ties around the waist however you'd like it, so you can do it high or low, wrap it a few times or have it hang down. There's also banding and ruching at the V-neck, 3/4 length sleeves, and it's 100% silk. This blouse is available in black, coral, deep violet, purple, teal, navy, and grey.
July 17, 2007
My Windup Bird is an independent tee company out of San Francisco. Their tees are hand screened and printed in small batches, so there's little chance of someone else having the same design as you. The company also donates a portion of each sale to humanitarian relief agencies. All this sounds great, but they also have some great designs too! The Shirt Snob's favorites are Mapbirds, Flowerbirds, Bacteria Collage Scoop Neck Tee, and Sutrobird. They also sell tees for men and babies.
The Shirt Snob isn't quite sure why we are so fascinated with the Racer Back Tank by James Perse, but we really like it. Really, it looks like nothing special, but maybe it's simplicity and how perfect it'd be for a laid back day is what draws us to it. The tank is semi-sheer with ribbing, banding at the scoop neck and racer back, a rounded bottom h em, and vertical seam detail down the back. It's available in three colors: argento, black, and white.
July 16, 2007
As it's Monday, there are new tees over at Threadless. Our top picks are Mother Knows Best, Play, Video Games Ruined My Life, and the reprints Burnout and 7.00.
It took us a while to figure out what we liked so much about the Striped Classic Puff Sleeve Top by Ecoganik, so we've put off writing about it for a few weeks while deciding if it was worthy of the Shirt Snob. But we have decided that it is because it is such a great mix of casual and girly. It's a t-shirt that's been dressed up a bit to be more feminine. It has puff sleeves, an empire waist, V-neck,three buttons down the front, contrast banding at the bottom hem, and a keyhole with tie at the back. It looks very comfortable, but much nicer than any of the tees in your closet.
The knot detail on the Long Sleeve Knotted Top by Rachel Pally makes this ordinary blouse quite something. Besides the knot, there's also ruching at the V-neck, banding at the V-back, and long sleeves. It's available in black, cream, and midnight.
July 15, 2007
July 14, 2007
We love the yellow and brown combination on the Jersey Appliqué Halter Top by Lotta Stensson, and we wonder why there aren't more tops with these two colors. This halter has a beaded floral design on the front, a deep V-neck, a tie behind the neck, an empire waist with an elastic, a satin tie at the natural waist, and a lined bust. It's quite a steal, get it before it's gone.
July 13, 2007
There are some really neat pieces in the new Metal collection by Anne Maa. Many of the pieces are one of a kind, and they are fully of imperfections and irregularities that make them so neat and unique. The Shirt Snob doesn't wear silver much, but if we did, we'd want a whole lot of these! Our favorites include the Thin 3 Ring Set, the Sterling Swirl Bracelet, the Wrap Ring Set, and the Sterling Cross Blue Topaz Necklace.
Also, through the month of July get 15% off your order at Anne Maa with the coupon code "shirtsnob."
The Bubble Sleeve Blouse by Juicy Couture, especially in the pink color, is quite a girly top. It is 100% silk with a tie and keyhole at the neck, balloon edges at the bottom hem and cuffs, and short sleeves. It's also sheer and available in black as well.
With Autumn coming up sooner than most of us would like, the Shirt Snob has been paying close attention to jackets and coats. We need one desperately, and the Thorne Trench by Diane von Furstenberg is our favorite so far. This flannel coat has six buttons down the front, button tab detail at the waist, pleating at the front and back, button flap pockets at the sides french cuffs, 3/4 length sleeves, and is lined. It's quite handsome too with great colors for fall!
July 12, 2007
To say the Shirt Snob is a Harry Potter fan is really minimalizing our obsession. We have anxiously been counting down the days and minutes until Deathly Hallows comes out since its release date was set months ago. If you are a fan, and especially if you want something Harry Potter related to wear to the release parties that doesn't involve a cloak and wand, these tees may be for you. Snorg Tees has two designs related to the books, Harry is My Homeboy and Wizards Do it With Wands.
There are new tees over at The Cotton Factory. We really like Jedi of the Month and GSF. They also have grab bags for only $2.99, so if you want cheap tees, this is your place.
Puckish is a small company on Elsewares that has a tee we really find irresistible. The Flight Tee has quite a pretty design that is focused on the left side of the top. It's printed on an American Apparel short sleeved tee with a scoop neck. Besides this top, Puckish sells a few other items including the High Voltage tee that we feel like we've seen somewhere else. It's not quite in the Shirt Snob's taste, but it is likable.
Here's an interesting wrap. The Short Sleeve Wrap Top by adam+eve is actually a faux wrap with three button detail at the side, button detail at the cuffs, short sleeves, and pleating at the shoulders. The color is also quite distinctive.
July 11, 2007
New shirts are out at Busted Tees. They are coming out with so many recently, we can barely keep up! Friends Dial Drunk is pretty funny, if a bit of an old joke. And who does that? Is the Shirt Snob the only one who has never made such a call before? Might be a good tee to wear around your friends who do drink and dial to remind them not to.
We're sure you all know how much we adore Ella Moss. Here's another great top from her. The Natalie Cami has a crossover V-neck, smocked banding at the empire waist, spaghetti straps, tonal stripes throughout, and is available in three colors: black, flamingo, and peacock.
The Ava Top by Theory has a 50's feel that we think is great. There's a large bow at the neck, ruching and a keyhole at the single button cuffs, an inverted pleat at the front, and short sleeves. It's a little different than a lot of the tops out there, so feel unique wearing it!
July 10, 2007
Nuda Tees is a new tee company on the web. They say that they are
yet another t-shirt site, but our tees are for really, really hip people.
So if you think you're hip, you should check them out for sure. Some of our favorite designs include Fishing for Planets, Shadow of Life, and pPod. Each design is available in both men's and women's sizes.
Since we've already seen a cute print, let's look at another! The print on the Favorite Game Tunic by Joie is quite elegant. This top is 100% silk with a high back, a tie at the split V-neck and at the back, and ruching at the empire waist. We think it's actually quite versatile, you could dress it up or pair it with jeans.
The Shirt Snob really likes the print on this next blouse, the Silk Rosette Print Top by Parameter. The floral graphic goes well with its other girly aspects, such as the puff sleeves with ruffles and the gathering at the rounded neck. It's also made of 100% silk and is sheer.
July 9, 2007
Yet more tees at Threadless today. We aren't super impressed this week. We do like Boredom and the reprints Birds & the Bees and Insomnia. There are a bunch of new kids tees out too.
Busted Tees has two new tees that the Shirt Snob thinks are pretty funny. They are George W. Bush has Aides and Yoga is for Posers. Dramatic Chipmunk, which we mentioned last month, is also shipping now too.
Here's another great black and white find! The Spandex Matte Jersey V-Neck Bite Top by Max Studio is a long black top with white stitching throughout. There's also criss cross embroidery at the waist and shoulders, ruffles and shirring at the waist, a crossover bust, and no sleeves. It would work well with a ton of different bottoms.
While we don't love the names of the blouses at Max Studio, we do love their tops! The Crinkle Silk Chiffon Shell, which we think is the second one we've written about with this name, is certainly one of our new favorites! Made of 100% silk, this camisole has embroidered silk ribbons throughout the empire waist, shirred fabric, a white lining that contrasts with the magenta outer layer, and adjustable spaghetti straps. It's very sexy, but it could also be worn under a blazer too.
July 8, 2007
We think the Pink Jersey Embellished Scoopneck Top by Lotta Stensson at Bluefly is a really fun blouse. It has metallic embroidery at the scoop neck, short flutter sleeves, and ruching at the bust and sleeves. It would work well both during the day and at night, and you'll definitely stand out wearing it!
July 7, 2007
July 6, 2007
For Accessory Friday, we thought the Market Bags by Jaye Hersh (who started Shop Intuition) would be nice. These bags are stylish, come in two colors, and can be monogrammed. The Totes' and Weekenders' interiors are lined with canvas, have zip and slide pockets, and a coin purse or luggage tag. The Messanger Bag has the same pockets but also a velcro closure and zipper for the main pouch. The best part is that $35 of each purchase of these bags will go to the International Rescue Committee which provides education for war-affected children around the world.
We think the Stay Melrose Top by Theory is quite a flattering tank top. It has ruffle trim at the scoop neck and arms, banding and ruching at the empire waist, elastic banding at the neck, and straps that can be worn on or off the shoulders. It's available in black, jam, and white.
July 5, 2007
Noisebot has a ton of new tees available. The Shirt Snob's top picks include River Phoenix (which took a lot of staring on our parts before we got it), Good Grief, My Other Shirt's a Cosby Sweater, and Rushmore Beekeeper's Society.
We liked that last top so much that we thought we'd show you another by KAROO Mark Eisen. The Long Sleeve Crew Neck Sweater is simple and elegant and would be great in a few months! Made from a cashmere and silk blend, it is semi-sheer, has banding at the crew neck, cuffs, and bottom hem, and has long sleeves. This sweater is available in black, cream, slate melange, and soft grey melange and is also available in a Turtleneck.
We were mentioning how we'll soon be needing sweaters earlier this week. Here's another one that we really like. The Banded V Neck Sweater by KAROO Mark Eisen is a 100% cashmere top with a V-neck, ribbed banding at the bust and edges, and is semi-sheer. We love the color too, perfect for Fall!
July 4, 2007
The Hamptons Halter Top by Ella Moss is quite beautiful we think. It has a crossover V-neck, smocked banding at the empire waist, spaghetti straps that tie behind the neck, and is lined. Our favorite part is the crochet that covers the entire top, it is stunning. This halter is available in three colors: black, white, and zucchini.
The Shirt Snob is really loving these cute cropped jackets that are in the stores. They were certainly needed in the summer where we come from, and they can be used into the Fall as well. The vintage inspired Heather Crop Jacket by Parameter is one great example. It has white buttons down the front and at the bust and cuffed 3/4 length sleeves, white stitching, and a pleated panel beneath the bust. Wear over your favorite sun dress for a really adorable look!
July 3, 2007
There are a ton of sales for the holiday going on right now. Way too many for us to list in fact. But we do want to make sure you check out the Shop Bop sale as that's our favorite online store. Use the code "Fireworks07" at check out to get money off your purchase. You'll get $20 off orders of $100 or more, $50 off orders of $250 or more, and $100 off orders of $500 or more. This sale ends at midnight on the 4th, so get over there before it's too late!
Nerdy Shirts has come out with some Transformers themed tees for the release of the movie. The Shirt Snob isn't a huge robot fan, but we do like the Robots in Disguise tee. The glasses and mustache has us fooled every time!
The Fine Gauge Linen Cotton Cardigan at Max Studio is a great cover up for your cute camis. It has a leaf motif design along the neck and waist, a tie at the empire waist, ribbing on the sleeves, and unfinished bottom hem. It's available in three colors: clay, cream, and sage.
It's hard to believe, but it's now July. And that means that Fall is right around the corner! If you're starting to think about your Fall wardrobe like we are, you might be interested in the Blind Love Cashmere Tunic by Joie. This sweater is 100% cashmere with 3/4 length kimono sleeves, ruching at the empire waist, and ribbed banding at the bust. It's available in caviar and dark heather grey.
July 2, 2007
There are new tees out at Threadless today. Our top picks include Fight Back!, Higher Higher, The Accident, My Father was a Sailer, and the reprint The Leftover. The wildly popular Spoilt is also reprinted, but as the Shirt Snob never guesses the ending of any book or movie, this tee is not for us!
We've just discovered an Etsy store, I Like Seamonsters, with some really cute designs. Some of our favorites include the tee I Like Seamonsters, Sometimes I Worry About Zombies, and Someday We Will All Be Ghosts. The store also sells mens and kids tees as well as other stuff too.
The Ribbon Sexy Top by Foley for Foley + Corinna certainly lives up to it's name. This super sexy tank is 100% silk with ruching at the bust and empire waist, satin trim at the V-neck, bottom hem, and waist, a hidden back zipper, and is lined. It's available in four colors: black, red, rust, and white.