October 31, 2007
We think the Shooting Star Burnout Hoodie by Free People is the cutest hoodie we've seen in a while. It has a pattern of moons and stars, a hood with elastic banding, three buttons at the V-neck, and raw stitching throughout. It's available in berry, sapphire, and olive. The Shirt Snob is probably a little too old to wear something like this, but we're sure plenty of our readers could get away with it!
October 31, 2007
Here's a pretty simple blouse that would be a great addition to anyone's wardrobe. The Kanika Top by Velvet is a semi-sheer top with a deep V-neck, wrap detail at the front, unfinished edges, and long sleeves. It'd be great with a pair of jeans or a cute skirt depending on how dressy you'd like to be.
Edited to add Nov 1:
We've also just discovered the same top at Tobi under a different name, but in two other colors: indigo and fire engine.
October 31, 2007
We feel silly about this, but here is yet another to with a tie at the neck that we don't hate! Maybe this isn't a feature that we can't stand, we just only like it on particular tops and have seen it misused often. The Tie Front Shirt by Tucker is a 100% silk blouse that is semi-sheer, has a scoop neck, banding at the cuffs, short sleeves, and the neck tie. We think it works here because the top is so simple besides the tie, so the blouse isn't too busy. But no matter why it works, what matters is that it does and we like it!
October 30, 2007
Busted Tees has new designs out today. The Shirt Snob likes Triple Nerd Score a lot. The company is also having a sale now until tomorrow at midnight. Get all tees at $13.
October 30, 2007
Here is a fun print that you will have a blast wearing. The V Neck Wrap Top by Nieves Lavi has a button closure and tie at the waist, ruching and banding at the cuffs, long sleeves and is 100% silk. And we love the paisley print, especially since it's made up of some great fall colors!
Here's an elegant and simple camisole that we love. The Draped Wrapped Tank by Helmut Lang is wrinkled satin with a scoop neck, draping in the back, adjusable spaghetti straps, and a hidden side zipper. It'd look great with a variety of different bottoms.
If you want sexy and shimmery, the Halter Wrap Top by adampluseve is a great find. This metallic top has a deep crossover V-neck, pleated banding at the bottom hem, two jeweled buttons on the left side of the bottom hem, and ruching at the back. This top will definitely get you noticed when you go out on the town!
October 29, 2007
The new Threadless designs are out! We like BEarth, Children Under the Bed, Delivery, and the reprint Ambition Killed the Cat. They also have this new feature called Thriftee, and here's how it works. They will have one tee up on their site for only $10, but it's only in one size and design. The first person to buy that exact tee gets it for $10. Once it's bought, another one goes up. And this goes on forever. So if you like cheap stuff, this is a good one to pay attention to. As we write, there's a girly XL up there!
Fat Rabbit Farm has a few new designs out for their Fall/Winter collection. The Shirt Snob really likes the Elly and Phant with Itty Zip Up Top and the Cherry Blossom Hoodie the best.
Here is another great fall color. The Cashmere Sculpted Sweater by Chaiken is a cashmere sweater with diagonal rolls and gathering at the V-neck to the right hip, long sleeves, and rolled hems. And the burgundy color is perfect for this time of year.
The Ringlet Top by YAYA AFLALO is a fun and sexy top with a bunch of knots throughout the deep V-neck and up behind the neck. It's also 100% silk, has a double layer, an open back, and is sheer.
October 28, 2007
Here is a simple top by Nieves Lavi that is available in two beautiful prints. The V Neck Pleated Top is 100% silk, has ruching and banding at the V-neck and elbow length sleeves.
October 27, 2007
We love smocking so of course the Smocked Blouse by Vince is one we had to write about. This silk blouse has ten buttons down the front, a smocked yoke at the shoulders, a single button and ruching at the cuffs, 3/4 length sleeves, and is semi-sheer.
The Racer Back Ruffle Tank by Laila Azhar is interesting because it has a large ruffled overlay at the waist, which we can't remember seeing before in a top. This tank also has a deep scoop neck, a racer back, thick straps, and is semi-sheer.
October 26, 2007
Anne Maa Designs has a new collection out in time for the holidays. It's mostly made up of rough stones set in hand sculpted sterling settings, and all the pieces are very unique and quite stunning. Some of the Shirt Snob's favorites include the Rectangle Quartz Clutch Ring, the Stalactite Slice Ring, the Stalactite and Crystal Necklace, and the Ammonite Ring.
Also, Shirt Snob readers get free shipping when using the code "SNH" from now until December 31.
It took us a few minutes to figure out why we like the Bib Blouse by Chrissa. After all, it's a pretty simple looking top. But then we realized that simplicity is not a bad thing. This blouse has a bib neckline with ruffle trim and pleating and a slight metallic sheen, so it's not totally boring like a plain tee. And we feel it's good to have some more simple tops in your wardrobe. This is a great one, and we think it's a great look with a cute pair of jeans.
If you want something sexy that will cover up your stomach a bit, the Twill Becky Top by Foley + Corinna is a possibility. It has ruching and boding at the bodice and down to the body that will cover up any slight imperfections as well as a deep V-neck and V at the back, a hidden back zipper, thick straps, and a lined bodice. It's available in champagne and eggplant.
October 25, 2007
Way back in April 2006 our boss took over the blog for a few days while the Shirt Snob recovered from childbirth, and much was written about Gama Go. For some reason, the Shirt Snob hasn't written about them since. Well, we are ready to change that now that we discovered the Birdflower Tee. We think it's such a cute design, so happy! We aren't sure whose tee it's printed on, but it's silk screened and is available on two colors: asphalt and white.
The Silk Jersey Top by Foley + Corinna seems to us to be about as refined as a tube top can be. This 100% silk top is lined at the bodice, has a ruched overlay, boning at the bodice, and a hidden back zipper. It'll dress up any bottom you want to wear with it.
We haven't seen anything like the floral print on the Guilded Tulip Tunic Shell by Rebecca Taylor before, but we love it! This blouse has twisted banding at the scoop neck, a crossover pleat at the front, tie at the waist, asymmetrical bottom hem, cap sleeves, and two buttons and a keyhole at the back. It's a little busy but would look great with a simple bottom.
There is nothing more feminine and romantic than lace! The Beth Bow Blouse by Milly has lace throughout as well as slight ruching at the empire waist, satin banding, a tie at the V-neck, sheer cap sleeves, a hidden side zipper, and contrast lining. It's available in two colors: champagne and black.
October 24, 2007
Supermaggie! has new designs out. We like them all, but our favorite is definitely Tree. It's just beautiful! Each design is available in a variety of different colors and tee styles. And make sure to check out their new hoodies too.
Here is the perfect top if you have a little weight to cover in your stomach but still want to look incredibly sexy! The Nita Top by Velvet has a twisted knot at the center of the bust that leads to a blouson shape in the body. It shows off a lot of skin and has a shimmery metallic fabric so you'll look and feel hot.
The Private Party Top by Joie would certainly be a fun shirt to wear to a party! This tank has satin banding at the top and bottom hems, ruchign at the bust and back, 3 buttons at the front, thick straps, and is lined. We love how perfect the eggplant color is for fall, but it's available in caviar too.
If you are looking for a fun casual top, we like the Lurex Stripe Tunic by Splendid. This shirt has metallic stripes throughout which make it a little less ordinary than other similar tops. There's also thick banding at the crossover V-neck and bottom hem and long sleeves. If you like this tunic, you may also like the Lurex Stripe Top too.
If you want a sexy and strappy top, the Flutter Strappy Cami by Milly is a good choice. This 100% silk top has draping at the front, ruching at the bust, a hidden side zipper, spaghetti straps, and is lined. We love the beautiful black and white floral design too.
October 23, 2007
If you have a great looking back, you can show it off in the Double Bow Tie Halter Top by Rachel Pally. It has a totally open back as well as 2 inch banding at the neck, five inch banding at the bottom, a large tie behind the neck and another at the hips, and ruching at the banding. This top is selling out quickly, so if you like it buy it now before it's gone!
The Very Light & Fashionable Raglan V Neck Top by Splendid isn't a super exciting top, but it has a few small details that make it a little bit unique. The Shirt Snob likes the slightly rounded V-neck which looks like the bottom of a heart. There's also a V at the back, ruching and banding at the neck, long sleeves, and it's semi-sheer.
From the picture this top looks pretty ordinary. What you can't see on the Foil Jersey Square Neck Top by Splendid is that it has a metallic thread throughout. There's also elastic banding at the shoulders, ruching and banding at the square neck, short sleeves, and it's semi-sheer. Also available in black which looks much more metallic. And if you like it, you may also like the Foil Jersey Tank.
We are sure you've seen plenty of breast cancer awareness products all over the web this month, but we've found some tees we haven't seen before that we really like. The United We Cure Tee at Privacy Wear is a cute design. The website says absolutely nothing about the tee besides for sizing, so we have no idea what it's printed on, how it's printed, etc. But if you like the design, give it a try! It's also available in pink and olive.
October 22, 2007
We said that we'd still write about Threadless even after our not so stellar review because we know that so many of our readers love them, and we are quite fond of many of their designs. More designs came out today, and our top picks are Fall_ing, The Good Guys Don't Glow at Midnight, and the reprint Star Men in Moon's Milk.
The Jeweled Tank by Mint Jodi Arnold is perfect if you are looking for an elegant top. This tank is faceted with large black jewels as well as contrast appliqué. There's a single button closure, ruching and a keyhole at the racer back, and a hidden side zipper. It's also semi-sheer and 100% silk.
Design by Humans is a tee company that sells a new shirt every day. It's a contest where you can win to be the shirt of the day, but also the shirt of the week or month too. A lot of their designs are hit or miss to the Shirt Snob, and a lot aren't available in women's sizes, but there are some good finds there too. You can also search just for women's tees. A couple of recent ones that we've liked include Attraction and Bad Pet.
October 21, 2007
The Belinda Top by Joie isn't super special, but we really like the thick brocade banding at the scoop neck. There's also a brocade panel at the racer back as well as pleating at the front and back.
October 20, 2007
We're big fans of Lily McNeal sweaters here at Shirt Snob, so we're happy to have discovered a new one. The Short Kimono Sweater has ribbed detail down the front and sleeves, a tie at the waist, and kimono sleeves. It's also made of camel hair, which is a little more exotic than what most of our sweaters are made out of. It looks cozy and a great addition to your fall wardrobe.
We don't have enough tube tops on Shirt Snob, so here's a cute one. The Vintage Couture Back Tie Top by Karen Zambos is 100% silk with pleats, satin trim, and graduated banding at the top hem. The back has a keyhole and two ties. If you like it, you may like the Vintage Couture Back Tie Mini Dress too.
October 19, 2007
Fuss Jewelry is a jewelry store on Etsy that we are going gaga over. Maybe it's because there's a lot of gold (which is finally officially in style again, although we've never stopped wearing it) and fall colored stones, and we're a sucker for anything that reminds us of this season. But we just want to buy up the entire store. Some of the Shirt Snob's favorites include the Whiskey and Champagne Quartz Flower Earrings, the Flower Dangle Earrings, the Smooth Whiskey Quartz Drop with Sunburst and Rose Clusters Necklace, and the Champagne Bomb Ring.
The Banded Hem Sweater by Jamison is a bright color that we rarely see this time of year, and that makes us love it that much more. This cashmere sweater has ruching at the bust and back, ribbed banding at the scoop neck, elastic banding and ruching at the bottom hem, and short dolman sleeves.
Snorg Tees has their grab bags back. Choose your size, and you'll get a tee that they aren't going to sell, whether it be because of a small stain, hole, misprint, or another reason for $5.95. They also have a few new designs, including Updog and Payback is a....
The Elmo Top by Dallin Chase is not one of our favorites because of the tie at the neck, but besides that we find it to be quite pretty. And we are sure some of our readers wouldn't mind the tie. This top has a chiffon drawstring and tie as well as ruching at the scoop neck, and it is lined. We like how the ruching is caused by the drawstring as it's much more natural than many other ruched tops. It's too bad that it's overpowered by the tie.
It's pretty surprising to us that it's been two years that we've had this blog, and we have yet to review Threadless! We've always loved their designs, but we discovered them when we became pregnant. Since then they've changed from American Apparel to their own tees, so we were unable to review what we already owned. But we took advantage of the recent sale to buy a few tees for ourselves for review.
Continue reading: "Review: Threadless"
October 18, 2007
The Short Zip Up by Karen Zambos is a sporty looking zip up that we originally took to be a sweatshirt, but it's actually 100% cashmere. It has contrast knitting at the shoulders, collar, and banded sleeves, front zip pockets, a zipper down the front, ribbed banding at the bottom hem, and long sleeves. It's available in grey and ivory.
Fabric 8 has some new designs out. We really like their Josephine Baker Scoop Tee, although we aren't a huge fan of fairies in general.
We are quite fond of the caramel color of this next top, the Louisa Puff Sleeve Top by Ella Moss, as it's perfect for fall. This blouse has a wide neck with banding, ruching at the bust and back, a button and keyhole at the back, elbow length sleeves with balloon edges at the cuffs, and banding at the bottom hem. It's also available in slate and army.
Edited October 29:
It's also now available in black.
October 17, 2007
The Three Knot Bandeau Top by Black Halo is a sexy little number perfect for a night out partying! It has a tie behind the neck, ruching at the bust, three knots at the bust with peek-a-boo holes, a gathered front, and smocking at the back.
There are new tees over at Cotton Factory. We really like NERD, Mmmm...Soy!, The Greatest, and Wisconsin: Land of Cheese Volcano. Each tee is available in mens, womens, and kids sizes.
The Backless Top by Black Halo has an open back as the name suggests. It also has a V-neck with peek-a-boo holes and ruching at the bust and flutter sleeves. The print is not too over the top, which help make this blouse sexy without being sleazy.
If you liked the previous top, the Bustier Top by Mischen might also interest you. This strapless wool top has bra detail and banding at the bust, seam detail at the front and back, a zipper at the back, and is lined with silk. Wear it alone or under a cute jacket or cardigan.
We love the Shimmer Peek-a-Boo Camisole by Sweetface because we like the peek-a-boo look and hate when it is over the top and looks more dirty than sexy. This top has a semi-sheer wool body, a contrast bodice with a metallic sheen, banding at the bust and back, a keyhole and button at the back, two closures at the back banding, seam detail at the bust, and thick straps.
October 16, 2007
The Short Sleeve Pointelle Cashmere Sweater by Catherine Malandrino is one of the more unique sweaters we've seen in a long time. It has an amazing pointelle pattern throughout, as well as a scoop neck, ribbed banding at the bottom hem, welt pockets at the front, and cap sleeves. It's also 100% cashmere and semi-sheer. It's available in two colors: navajo and slate.
The Bosque Sweater by YAYA AFLALO is such a delicate and beautiful sweater that it's quickly become one of our favorites this fall. Made of mostly wool with a little cashmere thrown in, this cable knit sweater is semi-sheer with banding at the wide neck and long sleeves. We think it'd look great with almost any bottom!
Threadless is having a sale on hoodies for today only. It ends promptly at 12am CST tonight, so if you've had your eye on a hoodie for you or a friend, buy it now. And remember that the holidays are fast approaching! The Shirt Snob may be buying one for her brother for the holidays!
Also, there are new designs out as well. We like Viking Bird, Playground Joust, The Greatest Connection (even if it is rather creepy), and the reprints Adultery and If You Can Read This Make Me a Sandwich.
The Shirt Snob was originally drawn to the Pleated Tank by James Perse because we do love a black and brown combo. But this tank is also available in white with no contrasting color, and it's still quite pleasing, although a bit more simple. This top has banding and pleating at the empire waist, seam detail at the bodice, thick straps, a scoop neck and back, and a lined bodice.
October 15, 2007
Belts at the natural waist became popular again while the Shirt Snob was pregnant, and we feel like we've missed this trend. If you like the look but aren't too sure how to pull it off yourself, the Striped Harness Top by McQ - Alexander McQueen makes everything easy for you. This pinstriped shirt has a contrast belt at the waist, so you don't have to choose one yourself! It also has a contrast, fold over collar, seven buttons down the front, extended button tabl detail at the cuffed short sleeves, and is semi-sheer.
The Chunky Cable Knit Cardigan by AKA New York is your basic cable knit cardigan that is a staple in every closet. It's made of 100% cashmere, has five buttons down the front, 3/4 length sleeves, and ribbed banding at the edges. What makes this specific sweater different though is that the buttons are actually very large snaps, which makes it a little bit unique. Available in linen heather and medium heather grey.
The Elida Blouse by Theory is anything but a boring button down blouse. This satin top has four buttons going down the front, a fold over collar, short sleeves, and balloon edges at the cuffs. You could wear it to work and then out for a date or drinks afterwards.
October 14, 2007
The Drop Sleeve Blouse by Mint is a fun and sassy blouse. We love the jewels at the V-neck, which give it (and therefore you) a bunch of personality. There's also gathering at the back of the neck and at the empire waist and short balloon sleeves. It's also 100% silk and lined.
October 13, 2007
If you are interested in a brighter top, the Besette Top by Theory is a pretty option. This satin top has pleating at the scoop neck, balloon edges at the cuffs, and short sleeves. It's available in grape and lapis, two colors that will definitely stand out in a crowded room.
The Over the Rainbow Top by Sky is a sexy top that has ruching throughout the bust and front, deep V-neck, and cap sleeves. We adore the rainbow rhinestone accents at the empire waist. They are so pretty and fun and are what make this blouse extra special!
October 12, 2007
Here's a cute top that you can buy in a couple of different colors. The Carmela Top by Velvet is a semi-sheer jersey top with ruching at the front, seam detail at the bust, unfinished bottom hem and cuffs, three buttons at the cuffs, and 3/4 length sleeves. It's available in black, chestnut, snow, and loubelia.
However, if you like this top but want something that is a little longer, there's also the Tenile Tunic by Velvet. It's practically identical, but it's four inches longer, has long sleeves, a boat neck instead of a crew neck, and there are five buttons at the cuffs instead of three. It's available in the same four colors.
Red Tide is a small tee company that only has four designs at the moment. But we really love their Music Tee, so we thought we'd let our readers know about this company. Their tees are printed on American Apparel and are all available in men's sizes too.
October 11, 2007
If you wish you were more curvy, the Lilly 3/4 Sleeve Top by C&C California is a good option for you. The double strand tie at the waist will help give the illusion of curves. This top also has a wide neck with ruching and ribbed banding, ruching at the back, and 3/4 length sleeves. It's available in faded black, rosemary, and pomegranate.
The Zoe Top by Ella Moss has such bold colors that it probably isn't for everyone, but we love how fun it looks. Anyone wearing it probably has a sassy personality! This blouse has gathering and elastic banding at the wide neck, elastic banding at the cuffs, and short sleeves.
The Scoop Neck Tunic by Lewis Cho has a very flattering fit that most people can wear. There is an empire waist with banding and button tab detail, a scoop neck, ruching at the bust and back, and elbow length sleeves with banding at he cuffs. It is also available in a, oatmeal colored print.
October 10, 2007
You may recognize the Charmeuse Sunset Top by ingwa; melero because it is similar to the Sunset Halter Top which we wrote about last month. This silk top has leather trim at the deep V-neck and waist, a sheer crocheted inset and ruching at the front, a hidden side zipper, single button at the cuffs, and long sleeves.
What makes the Shalita Top by Theory special are the details. This semi-sheer blouse has covered ball details at the neck which give it an air of elegance and sophistication. There's also pleating at the crew neck, elastic banding at the back hem, three buttons at the back, and cap sleeves. It would look great with almost any nice pair of pants or skirt.
If you want a Fair Isle sweater this fall, the I Heart U Sweater by Charlotte Ronson is quite a pretty looking one! It has an empire waist with ruching, ribbed banding at the crew neck, bottom hem, and cuffs, long sleeves, and is 100% merino wool. Who says you can't be warm and look adorable at the same time?
October 9, 2007
Normally the Shirt Snob isn't a huge fan of lots of big ruffles, but they seem to work in this case. The Ruffled Blouse by Twelfth St. by Cynthia Vincent has layered ruffle trim at the deep V-neck, a single jeweled button at the front, a tie at the waist, elastic banding and ruching at the waist and cuffs, and 3/4 length sleeves.
The Edith Top by Ella Moss is one of the Shirt Snob's favorite tops in a while. We love contrast banding, and the color combinations here are awesome too. This blouse has banding at the V-neck, empire waist, and square back, rushing at the bust and waist, and short flutter sleeves. It's available in army with white banding and black with army banding.
Nancy J Pants is a quirky and cute site that sells tees dedicated to donuts. There are currently three designs available in both women's and youth sizes, and two more are soon on the way. If you are a donut lover (and really who isn't?), you should like these designs. Also just for Shirt Snob readers, get 20% off your order when you use the discount code "snob" at check out.
October 8, 2007
The new tees are out again at Threadless. We like Hide and Sheep (look closely at the picture), When I Was a Pumpkin, and the reprint Imposter. The last two are perfect for Halloween, so buy them while you still have time before the holiday!
The Henley Tee by Seaton is a cute little tee that is semi-sheer with three buttons and ruching at the bust, a scoop neck, large banding at the cuffs and 3/4 length sleeves. It's available in four colors: ivory, metal, navy, and white.
If you are looking for an easy way to look put together, the Off-Shoulder Pleat Top by Susana Monaco is perfect for you. This blouse has pleating at the front, three inch banding at the neck, elbow length sleeves, and banding at the cuffs. It's available in eight colors, but they are going quickly and all are not available in every size.
October 7, 2007
The Melanie Hoodie by Torn by Ronny Kobo is a fun and colorful hoodie with great fall colors. It has an Ikat print with a zipper down the front, pouch pockets, large banding at the cuffs and bottom hem, and long sleeves. Wear it with your favorite pair of jeans for a comfy yet fashionable look.
October 6, 2007
The Erin Banded Bottom Top by C&C California is a good long sleeved casual top, perfect for relaxing in. It has a crossover V-neck with a rolled edge, ruching at the bust, bottom hem, and cuffs, large banding at the bottom hem, and seam detail at the shoulders and cuffs. It's available in glacier, navy, and pomegranate.
October 5, 2007
We just discovered the Chelsey Loren Belts over at The Succulent Wife, and we think they are so pretty. The Shirt Snob is not a huge belt wearer personally, but we do love them on others. If you like belts, definitely check these out. Our favorite is the Art Nouveau.
As you may have noticed, we are now posting the sales and deals we learn about in the left hand column of this site. We are updating it every day, so keep checking back to see if there's a new great sale where you want to shop! There's a ton right now because of the holiday weekend, but we wanted to highlight a few that we know you'll especially love.
At Bluefly, get 15% off dresses, denim, and outerwear now through October 8. Also, new customers will get $30 off orders of $150 or more when using the code "AFF30" at check out. This deal lasts through the month of October.
Pink Mascara is having a weekend sale on T-Bags. Get 15% off all items from this designer when you use the code "TBAGS15". Ends October 8.
CoutureCandy is having a TGIF sale today only. Get 30% off Gold Hawk, Walter, Dutchy Handbags, and Tag Jeans. Use the code "TGIFRIDAY30" at check out.
From the front, the V Back Blouse by Rebecca Taylor is a pretty top with pleating and banding at the neck. However, the back is just as beautiful. There's a V at the back, along with a tie and four buttons. This blouse also has short sleeves with banding at the cuffs and is mostly silk.
Also now available in charcoal.
If it weren't for the bottom of the Gauze Cami with Ruffles by Parameter, we wouldn't have looked at it twice. But the alternating rows of grey and purple ruffles at the bottom hem makes this camisole quite unique and pretty. There's also a silk lining, rounded neck, and pintucked pleats at the neck.
The Mildred Pierce Blazer by Smythe Les Vestes has such great colors for fall! And we always want plaid tops this time of year too. This jacket has gathered shoulders, leather buttons with chain detail at the front, front pockets, wide collar, and long sleeves. Also, use the coupon code "shirtsnob" to get 15% off this and all other non-sale items at Language.
October 4, 2007
Leave it to Rebecca Taylor to come up with yet another fun and sexy camisole! The Sparkle Weave Cami Tunic has metallic detail throughout, ruffles and ruching at the schoop neck, ruching at the back, adjustable spaghetti straps, and a silk lining. It's available in black and cream.
We know we've said recently that we are a little sick of T-Bags' prints, but we still like this next top, the Print Front Wrap Top. We've never seen a wrap from them (at least that we remember), so it's a new way to wear the prints if you like them. This top has a shawl collar, a keyhole at the back, deep V-neck, wrap detail at the front, ruching at the cuffs, and long sleeves. It's available in two prints.
The write up on the next time, the Fine Boiled Wool Baby Doll Sweater by Max Studio, says it has a folkloric vibe. We couldn't agree more, but we could never have come up with such a way to describe it. If you want to fit in at your nearest Renaissance Faire, you could consider this sweater! Made from 100% wool, it has floral embroidery down the front, crocheted trim at the neck, a tie at the empire waist, and rolled edges at the sleeves and hemline. It's available in heather charcoal/black and heather rust/heather brown.
October 3, 2007
There are new tees over at Busted Tees, and the Shirt Snob loves Springfield Isotopes. Who doesn't love Simpson's humor?
Over at Random Shirts, there's a few new designs as well. We really like Lime Tree, it's a beautiful design. Also, spend $30 at Random Shirts and get a free $10 tee.
We are fond of the wispy look of the Pleated Neck Cap Sleeve Top by WAYF. This blouse is 100% silk and semi-sheer with pleating at the bust and back and cap sleeves. It's available in two colors: grey and white.
Here is a very flattering blouse, the Crew Pleat Tunic by Susana Monaco. This top has pleated banding and ruching at the neck and waist, no sleeves, and unfinished rolled edges at the bottom hem and arm openings. It's also partially wool, so it'll still keep you warm even without the sleeves!
Currently, everything the Shirt Snob owns that is fleece is worn out of necessity. It's been a functional fabric for us, perfect for those 10 degree days when we're shoveling the driveway. But now that we've just discovered the Baby Fleece Wrap Hoodie by Splendid, we see fleece can be stylish too. This hooded cardigan has a tie at the waist, pockets at the hip, ribbed banding at the bottom hem, a jersey lining at the hood, and long sleeves. It's available in black, grey, and white.
If you want a good tank for fall, the Dlot Flower Jacquard Silk Top by Marc by Marc Jacobs is a great option. The body is silk and the knit trim is wool. The print is a cute floral and dot pattern as the name indicates. There's also eight buttons at the front, pleated ruffle detail at the empire waist, thick straps, and a scoop neck.
The Long Sleeve Waffle Crew Top by Seaton seems like the ultimate casual, cozy, and comfortable sweater for this winter. Made of 100% cashmere, it is a waffle knit sweater with ribbed banding at the crew neck, bottom hem, and cuffs, vertical seam detail at the back, long sleeves, and is semi-sheer. It's also available in three colors: driftwood, metal, and pearl.
October 2, 2007
What first drew us to the Tavya Top by Theory was the amber color, great for fall. But it's also a sexy top too, and you don't find too many sexy sweaters out there! Made of mostly merino wool, it has pleating at the scoop neck and back, ribbed banding at the edges, ribbed stripes throughout, and 3/4 length sleeves.
The Shirt Snob has a love/hate relationship with ties at the front of the neck. We own a ton, but at the same time we just aren't sure if we like such a detail. But there are a few cute tops out there currently with such a tie, especially the Bell Sleeve Crop Sweater by Jamison. We love the sweater, so we'll let you decide if you like the tie or not! Made from a mixture of merino wool, cashmere, and nylon, the top also has a hook and eye closure at the front, short bell sleeves, ribbing at the neck, sleeves, and bottom hem.
Black Forest is a tee company that we've just learned about recently that has designs related to that particular area of Germany. Or maybe it just is related to Oktoberfest. Either way, they are cool. From what we can tell, they have only three women's designs at the moment.. We especially like the Beer Steins tee (which we can't link to directly because of flash).
via T Critic
October 1, 2007
New designs are out at Threadless. Our favorites include Runnin' Rhino, Piggy Bank Heist, and Away From Home. There are new kid's tees as well.
Progresswear is "political wear designed to be noticed" according to their website. From what we can tell, it's more left wing than right. However, the Shirt Snob is not the most political person, so who knows. But we are definitely believers in evolution being an anthropology major in college, so while we may not wear our politics on our fronts, we can appreciate those tees. Progresswear also sells tees for men and children (which are less political).
Here is yet another perfect fall sweater! The Cassandra Cardigan by C&C California is a cotton and cashmere blend with five buttons down the front, slant pockets at the front, banding at the crew neck, pleating at the bust, 3/4 length sleeves, and ribbed banding at the bottom hem and cuffs. It's available in charcoal, heather grey, and ivory.
We know that Sky can look a little hoochie on some people, but if you can pull it off in a sophisticated way (or at least wear it only when you're going out at night), we think they are great additions to your wardrobes. The Sydonia Leather Belted Tank by Sky is a great one because it has the neatest black and white print that looks like branches and leaves. There's also twisted straps, a deep V-neck, and leather woven belt banding below the bust.