November 30, 2007

Accessory Friday - LanLan Design

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LanLan Design is a jewelry boutique that has great prices. If you don't want to spend a lot on pretty pieces, this is a good site to consider. According to the website:

Her designs are primarily inspired by the qualities and characteristics of elements of nature, such as trees, blossoms, water, and other flora and fauna. Each piece of jewelry is a a complex configuration of genuine crystals and gemstones meshed with precious metals, then handcrafted.

Our top picks are the Olivine Zircon Earrings, the Fish Clustered Necklace, and the Another Love Bracelet.

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November 30, 2007

Serenade Top by Joie

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The Serenade Top by Joie is a romantic blouse with an edge. It has embroidered lace overlay at the bodice, shadow stripes throughout, three buttons at the front, ruching at the bust and back, a square back, cap sleeves, and is semi-sheer. It's available in admiral and porcelain.

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November 30, 2007

$12 Sale on 12 Tees at Busted Tees

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Busted Tees is having a $12 sale on 12 different tees that were pertinent to the past year. If there were important events in the past year that you want to commemorate in a tee, such as Dramatic Chipmunk, get over there and buy up before the sale is over or they are gone!

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November 30, 2007

Girlie Top by B With G

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The Girlie Top by B With G is the perfect choice if you want a white blouse that isn't a button down. There's a single button at the mandarin collar with a small peak-a-boo hole right beneath, ruffles and elastic banding at the short sleeves and waist, ruching and the bust and shoulders, and is semi-sheer.

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November 30, 2007

Bebel Top by Catherine Malandrino

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We are a bit on the fence over this next blouse, the Bebel Top by Catherine Malandrino. It's a little frilly with the ruffles at the front. However, we really like the metallic jacquard pattern throughout, so we thought we'd show it to you all. It also has a V-neck, racer back, hidden back zipper, thick straps, and is lined.

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November 29, 2007

Baby Doll Chain Halter Top by Milly

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If you want edgy cashmere, the Baby Doll Chain Halter Top by Milly is perfect for you! This top has a chain halter strap that clasps behind the neck. There's also a ribbed body, ruching at the neck, scalloped edge at the bottom hem, and a lining at the bodice.

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Lace Pointelle Top by Burning Torch

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If you'd like a top that is warm without being heavy, the Lace Pointelle Top by Burning Torch is one to consider. It's made from a wool and silk blend but is still a thinner material. This blouse also has lace and ribbon detail on the front, a deep V-neck, and banding at the cuffs on the long sleeves.

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College Flavor

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Here is another tee company that we cannot believe we haven't written about before. College Flavor, as the name implies, is for the college crowd, or those who like that type of t-shirt. They started out making posters, and after the success of quite a few of them, they moved into the t-shirt business. Their designs are sold at a bunch of stores, so you may have seen them before. Some of our favorite designs include One Fifth, For Goodness Sake, and Monopoly.

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Syl Top by YAYA AFLALO

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If you like open backs like the Zora Top we featured a couple of days ago, you may like the Syl Top by YAYA AFLALO too. This strapless top has an elastic band at the open back, is lined at the bust, is ribbed throughout, and is semi-sheer.

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November 28, 2007

Halter Top by Graham & Spencer

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The Halter Top by Graham & Spencer is perfect when you want to be a little more conservative. It has a V-neck that isn't too deep or show off too much skin, banding at the waist with an extra long tie that can be tied at he front or back, and slight ruching down the front. Can be worn with a skirt, jeans, or anything in between.

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Crafted Wrap Camisole Top by Burning Torch

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What makes the Crafted Wrap Camisole Top by Burning Torch special is the mauve flowers and stitching accenting the blouse. It's a pretty color to contrast with the grey silk of the body of the top. It also has a removable tie at the stretchy waist, a crossover V-neck and V-back, and banding at the neck and back.

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Spectral Apparel

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Spectral Apparel is a new t-shirt company that has some pretty neat graphics. They were started by a graphic designer out of Raleigh as a fun outlet for his creativity. Right now there are four designs for women, and they are very creative, artsy, and colorful. We like them all. Definitely go and check them out!

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Celeste Top by C&C California

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We really like the neck on the Celeste Top by C&C California . There is tonal stitching detail and ruching at the scoop neck which is simple yet pretty and rather flattering to the neck area. There's also elastic banding at the cuffs and 3/4 length puff sleeves. It's available in canary, marine (almost out at the time of writing this), and navy.

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November 27, 2007

Grey Stripe Silk Chiffon Top by Wendy Katlen

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Every time we look at the Grey Stripe Silk Chiffon Top by Wendy Katlen, the word pretty pops into our heads. It really is a handsome looking blouse! There are folded sleeves, pintucking at the arm holes, a V-neck, a removable grey tie belt, and it is lined. It's a great top to wear when you want to stand out in a crowd without bold prints or colors. No one would miss you in this attractive blouse.

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Short Sleeve Sweater by IRO

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While you may not be able to see it from this picture, the Short Sleeve Sweater by IRO is interesting because of its highly textured knit pattern. It also has a cable going down both the front and the back, a scoop neck, short sleeves, welt pockets at the front, ribbed banding at the bottom hem, and is 100% merino wool.

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Zora Top by YAYA AFLALO

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We are fond of the Zora Top by YAYA AFLALO because it's a fun mix of glamor and dressiness. This tank is 100% silk with sequin detail at the deep V-neck, an open back, unfinished bottom hem, and seam detail throughout.

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Customized Girl

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The Shirt Snob had never heard of Customized Girl until they were kind enough to advertise on our blog, and that is a shame because they are a cute company. The basic premise is that you choose your item of clothing (besides tops, there are also bottoms, hoodies, and more), add art, text, or upload your own image, and then you can buy it, send it to your friends, or add the design to their gallery. If you are creative and want to design your own tees but don't know where to start, this is a good place to go. Or you can just shop in the gallery if you'd rather not design your own top. They also have clothing items for men and children.

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November 26, 2007

New Tees at Threadless

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Threadless has new tees out today. We like Penguins on Holiday, Wayfaring Waltz, Candy-Coated Assassin, Ad Noctum, I Love Coffee, and the reprints Strange Birds and I Listen to Bands. The $10 sale is still going on too!

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Ginger Sleeveless Top by Burning Torch

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The Ginger Sleeveless Top by Burning Torch is a pretty unique top. It is made of a chocolate brown silk and has contrasting ivory crochet trimming the top. There's also a cinched waist with ruching, a V-neck, and a large tie at the back. It's interesting how it looks like two shirts that are layered instead of one, a style that we really enjoy.

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Clay Janice Snake Ring Halter by Sky

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The Clay Janice Snake Ring Halter by Sky is similar to many other tops by Sky. It's sexy and shows off a lot of skin. But we really like this particular top a lot because we're all about snake accessories, and the ring at the bust is a two headed snake. This halter also has a chain that goes around the neck with a clasp behind the neck and ruching throughout the bodice.

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Holiday Designs at Busted Tees

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There are two new holiday designs out at Busted Tees, X-Mas and Happy Festivus. We also like their holiday classic Don't Stop Believin. There are 12 new hoodies available too.

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Deconstructing T-Shirt Books

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The Shirt Snob has recently realized that there are a lot of books available for people who want to take their t-shirts and play with them. If you want to reconstruct, deconstruct, or transform your tees, you should look at these books. There are more that cover a wider range of clothing options, but here are the ones that center around tees. These books would also make great gifts for your creative t-shirt wearing friends!

Generation T: 108 Ways to Transform a T-Shirt

99 Ways to Cut, Sew, Trim, and Tie Your T-Shirt into Something Special

Tease: Inspired T-shirt Transformations by Superstars of Art, Craft, & Design

T-Shirt Makeovers: 20 Transformations for Fabulous Fashions

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Shirt Snob Holiday Shopping Guide

This year seemed to have flown by, but now is the time to start thinking about the holidays. More specifically, what you are going to buy everyone! The Shirt Snob hasn't come up with a shopping guide in the past because we believe that every person is quite unique in what they like or dislike in a shirt. Also, tops don't stay around for too long. They usually sell out and that is it! However, the one big exception to this is t-shirts. So our shopping guide is going to be all about tees! Most of these companies also offer tees in men's sizes too. And don't forget to check out our archives as well. There are tons of other great companies that we've written about in the past.

Favorite Designs


Artistic Tees


Funny Tees


If you would like to buy a designer top for someone, we personally recommend gift certificates so they can choose themselves what work best. However, if you would like to buy one anyway, our favorites shops include Shop Bop, Pink Mascara, Couture Candy, Bluefly, Max Studio, Free People, Tobi, Maneater Threads and Rebe. Happy shopping!

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November 25, 2007

Back Tie Long Zip Hoodie by Juicy Couture

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With the colder weather coming in, it can sometimes be a struggle to not thrown on a tee and hoodie every time you leave the house. If this is a habit you easily fall into, make sure you at least get a nice hoodie! We really love the Back Tie Long Zip Hoodie by Juicy Couture. What makes this one a little more special than others is the cute tie at the back. There's also a zipper closure down the front with a J pull, a drawstring at the neck, an oversized hood, vertical welt pockets at the hip, elbow length sleeves, and ribbed banding at the bottom hem and cuffs. It's also available in heather.

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November 24, 2007

Christmas at Snorg Tees

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There's Christmas designs on sale over at Snorg Tees in time for the holidays including one favorite holiday design from last year, Making Spirits Bright. There's also a funny new tee that is not holiday related, Suck it Trebek. Perfect for the Saturday Night Live fans on your shopping list!

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Ask Myself Tank by Joie

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We see a lot of smocked banding in the summer, but not so much this time of year. So the Shirt Snob was excited to find the Ask Myself Tank by Joie which works well in the winter because of the dark colors. This print tank has smocked elastic banding at the bodice as well as ruching at the empire waist, a surged edge at the top hem, thick straps, and is sheer. Also available in admiral.

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November 23, 2007

Accessory Friday - Julie Lake

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Julie Lake is a jewelry designer on Etsy that has a lot of beautiful and unique pieces that we are quite fond of. Like last week, they aren't gold so we personally won't buy them as that's all we wear, but if you like silver jewelry, you need to check this site out. Some of our favorites include the Floret Necklace, the Blossom Vines Earrings, the Caviar Ring, and the Dragee Ring Pair.

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Single Flower Top by Milly

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Normally we aren't a big fan of flower detailing that is 3D. Detailing is one thing, but anything that stick out we often have a hard time with. This isn't true of the Single Flower Top by Milly however. Maybe it's because the entire top is black so it's a little less in your face than other similar adornments. This tank is 100% silk, lined, has a scoop neck and back, ruching at the empire waist, and a hidden side zipper. The floral paillette detail is at the center at the bust.

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Crooked Monkey Relaunch

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Crooked Monkey has totally redone their site, and it looks great. We really think you should go check it out. They have new designs that have come out since the last time we wrote about them too. And the Shirt Snob should also be getting a tee to review in the mail shortly, so stay on the look out for that!

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November 22, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving!

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We are taking today off to celebrate the holiday with our friends and family. We hope all our readers have a fabulous Thanksgiving!

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November 21, 2007

Tie Neck Top by Generra

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The Tie Neck Top by Generra is good if you want a little more sparkle in your closet. This metallic jersey top has banding at the cowl neck, pleating at the front, a V-back with a tie, and ruching and seam detail at the lower back.

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Leather Trim Top by Paper Denim & Cloth

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The Leather Trim Top by Paper Denim & Cloth would be a good top to wear with your favorite pair of jeans. It has a leather scoop neck, a snap closure at the left side of the neck, and a loose bodice. The leather gives it a nice bit of edginess that sets it apart from other tanks.

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Silk Tank Top by Fremont

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We think the flirty schoolgirl look of the Silk Tank Top by Fremont is a fun and unique top for your wardrobe. Made of 100% silk, it has an oversized Peter Pan collar with a contrasting black button and black ribbon dangling from the center, a back tie, and four button closures at the back.

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November 20, 2007

Vanessa Hoodie and Mallory Hoodie by C&C California

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We've discovered two hoodies by C&C California that we really like. First up is the Vanessa Hoodie. This French terry hoodie has a crossover V-neck, ruching and elastic banding at the empire waist, long sleeves, and ribbed banding at the cuffs. It's available in navy and white.

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Then there's the Mallory Hoodie. This one is semi-sheer with a deep V-neck, elastic banding at the bottom hem, a fine knit yoke and hood, slight ruching at the bust and back, and long sleeves. It's available in black and white.

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Romilda Top by Theory

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When we first saw the Romilda Top by Theory, we were surprised to see a yellow top and white bottoms. Is it summer already? But then we realized that vacation clothes were already coming out. It seems a little early to us, but since we really like this tank, we'll show it to you anyway! It has three buttons at the front, ruching and banding at the neck and arm openings, and one inch straps. It's also available in harbor and white.

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One-Shoulder Jersey Top by Kai Milla

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We recently showed you a one shoulder strap top for the first time in many months here at Shirt Snob. Well, we've found another that we like. The One-Shoulder Jersey Top by Kai Milla has a beautiful amethyst studded rope strap, a knotted waist, and some ruching at the neck and at the knot. Also now through the end of the year, 10% of the sale will go to the Name Campaign which raises awareness of the Northern Uganda conflict. So you can feel like you are helping when you buy this beautiful top.

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November 19, 2007

Sales at Shop Bop and Pink Mascara

Many sales will start on Cyber Monday (the Monday after Thanksgiving), but a few are starting early that we wanted to point out to you. First up at Shop Bop, spend $150 and get $25 off, spend $300 and get $50 off, spend $500 and get $100 off, and spend $1000+ and get $250 off with the code "GETAJUMP" until 11/26.

Also, save $20 with purchases of $150 or more with the code "SAVE20", $50 off orders of $250 with the code "SAVE50" and $115 off orders of $500 or more with the code "SAVE115" at Pink Mascara this week only.

Don't forget that we post all sales in our left hand side bar and will continue to update it through the holiday season!

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New Tees at Threadless Plus a Sale

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There's another sale at Threadless just in time for the holidays. Get their tees for only $10. There are a bunch of designs that were just released, including some older "classic" designs. The Shirt Snob's picks are Splatter in D Minor, Boy in the Weeds, Tragedy Struck, Three Plus...One, Paper Cranes, In Case of Fire, and Summer Wind.

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Striped Thermal V Neck Top by Splendid

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Thermal is great for casual comfort. If you are looking for a thermal top, the Striped Thermal V Neck Top by Splendid looks like a great one to try. It has a crossover V-neck with ribbed banding, ribbed banding at the bottom hem, long sleeves, and a surged edge at the cuffs. It's available in two colors: candy apple and navy.

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Best Top by Lotta Stensson

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Here's a beautiful top for your nights on the town. The Best Top by Lotta Stensson is a tube top that has a large drape down the front. Besides plum, it's available in black and brown.

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Cramer Crochet Top by Sky

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We think the Cramer Crochet Top by Sky has beautiful crocheting below the bust. Since it's sheer there, this top is definitely not for meeting your boyfriend's parents. But if you want something a little sexy, it's perfect for you. This blouse also has a V-neck, cap sleeves, an empire waist, ruching throughout, and a loose-fitting bodice.

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November 18, 2007

Ruched Scoopneck Fiona Belted Top by Fashionista

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The Ruched Scoopneck Fiona Belted Top by Fashionista is a pretty plum color that we are quite fond of. This blouse has a scoop neck and back with ruching, a belt at the natural waist that ties at the back, ruching at the belt, and long sleeves. It's also available in black.

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November 17, 2007

Chevron Racey Tube Top by Lotta Stensson

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The Chevron Racey Tube Top by Lotta Stensson has a chevron knit bust in ochre, black, and white, a black body, gathered empire waist, invisible back zipper, and a raw edge bottom hem. Looks great with a pair of skinny jeans.

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November 16, 2007

Accessory Friday - Georgie Designs

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Georgie Designs is a jewelry company whose mission is to make wearable art with clean lines, simple styles, and great quality. We here at Shirt Snob definiately like the pieces. A lot of it is silver, which we don't wear, but that doesn't mean we don't appreciate it. Some of our top picks include the Sterling Silver Leaf Necklace, the Sterling Silver Drop Earrings, and the Grey Swarovski Pearl Ring.

via Modish

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Sparkle Top by Graham & Spencer

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Here's a fun and dressy top that would go great paired with a nice skirt. The Sparkle Top by Graham & Spencer has no sleeves, black beaded embellishment at the scoop neck, shirred detail at the neck, and is 100% silk.

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Pleated Top by Clu

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The Shirt Snob recently saw a pleated shirt at Old Navy that we really really didn't like, so we went out to find one that was nice. Luckily that wasn't too hard. The Pleated Top by Clu is cute, flowing, and flattering. It has mismatched hem detail at the sides, pleating at the crew neck, shoulders, elbows, and cuffs, 3/4 length sleeves, and is semi-sheer. It's available in deep blue and white, and a very similar one is also available in granite.

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Harmonize Top by Joie

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The Harmonize Top by Joie is quite possibly the prettiest peasant blouse the Shirt Snob has ever seen. This sheer blouse has nine buttons at the front, stunning floral embroidery at the placket, back, and short sleeves, smocked elastic banding at the neck, bottom hem, and cuffs, and a tie at the wide neck. Available in two colors: beet and porcelain.

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November 15, 2007

Helix Cardigan by Edun

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The Helix Cardigan by Edun is a great cover up this winter. Made from a wool blend with a bit of cashmere too, it has a single black horn button closure at the neck, cables going down the front, and long sleeves. It was manufactured in Madagascar to promote sustainable income in struggling communities, so you can feel good about buying it.

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Cotton Dobby Blouse by Paper Denim & Cloth

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The Cotton Dobby Blouse by Paper Denim & Cloth is a nice feminine looking white button down. If you are looking for a new one to add to your wardrobe, this is a great option. It has crochet lace around the neck, bottom hem and at the front, trim decorated sleeves with ties, and pintucking at the bottom hem and sleeves.

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Shiny V Neck Tee by Daryl K

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We think the shininess of the Shiny V Neck Tee by Daryl K is so neat looking. Honestly, it looks like it's made of plastic and would be very uncomfortable, but it's actually polyester. This tunic has a V-neck with banding and cap sleeves. This top splits the difference between casual and clubbing, making it very unique!

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Carmine Deep Vee Top by Wilster

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We've written about a lot of knotted shirts this fall. But here's one more because we like it! The Carmine Deep Vee Top by Wilster has a deep V-neck and V-back, ruching up the spine and throughout the front, a large knot at the front, and a draped bottom hem.

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November 14, 2007

Easy Tube Top by Lotta Stensson

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The Easy Tube Top by Lotta Stensson is great because it could be worn with jeans or a nice pair of pants. We love the lace embroidery, which is intricate but not too over the top because it's the same black color as the rest of the top. It also has a zipper at the back and ruching at the waist. It's sexy and flirty while still being something you could wear to a nice dinner or cocktail party.

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Vida Camisole by Catherine Malandrino

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While it's more for warmer climates right now, we are still quite fond of the bold print of the Vida Camisole by Catherine Malandrino. This silk top has ruching at the bust, a pleated overlay at the body, spaghetti straps, a hidden back zipper, and is lined. It's also 30 inches long, falling past the hips.

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Fineea Cardigan by Marc by Marc Jacobs

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If you want a long cardigan, the Fineea Cardigan by Marc by Marc Jacobs is a good option. It has four snap closures down the front, a tie at the waist, pockets at the hips, ribbed banding at the placket, pockets, and cuffs, and 3/4 length sleeves. It's also made of a wool and cashmere mix and is semi-sheer.

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November 13, 2007

Review: FBnK

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The Shirt Snob was recently contacted to write a review of FBnK, a new clothing brand. Not one to pass on free t-shirts, especially cute ones, we of course agreed!

The company makes a limited edition line of casual tops that are affordable as well as cute. They are for the tween set up to the tweens' parents. We like that at Shirt Snob because while we are a mother, we often times still like what we see the younger girls wearing. These shirts are characterized by their fun characters: Foxy, Bunny, and Kitty. They also claim that they have a great fit, style, and quality. These are obviously very important characteristics in a t-shirt, so we were excited to try them out and put them to the Shirt Snob test!

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Deep V Top by Lotta Stensson

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This next top is one of our favorite finds in a while. The Deep V Top by Lotta Stensson has beautiful embroidery at the V-neck and empire waist. It also has short sleeves, ruching at the waist, and a flowing bottom. It's a very flattering fit and can be worn with a lot of different bottoms.

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Ruched Neck Halter Top by adampluseve

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The bold sapphire color is what first drew us in to the Ruched Neck Halter Top by adampluseve. It is so bright and stunning! This 100% silk top also has antiqued rhinestone detail at the neck, ruching at the neck, a tie at the back, and is lined. If you want to stand out, this is a good top for you!

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November 12, 2007

New Tees at Threadless

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There are new designs at Threadless this week. We aren't super impresssed. Our favorites of this week are Hero Within and the reprint Emotional Trip, but neither is a favorite. Hopefully next week will be better!

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Blossom Thermal Hoodie by Splendid

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The Shirt Snob is really enjoying thermal hoodies this fall. We've bought two. They are perfect for when you are hanging out around the house. The Blossom Thermal Hoodie by Splendid is a good option if you're looking for this type of top. It has a V-neck, hood with ties, banding at the cuffs and bottom hem, and long sleeves. We also really like the blossom print too. If you like this top, you may also like the Blossom Thermal Henley. It has no hood and a crew neck with five buttons, but it's pretty similar besides that.

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Seamed Bustier by Rachel Pally

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We love how versitile the Seamed Bustier by Rachel Pally is. Wear a jacket over it to make it more conservative, and then wear it alone for drinks after work. This bustier has seam detail throughout, an angled bottom hem, and is lined at the front.

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November 11, 2007

Jersey Knit Ruched Bubble Top by A.B.S.

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Here is a cute bubble blouse that doesn't remind us too much of the 80s. The Jersey Knit Ruched Bubble Top by A.B.S. has a crossover V-neck, ruching at the neck and empire waist, a bubble bottom hem, elbow length puff sleeves, banded cuffs, and pockets at the front. We love the sienna color, but it's also available in ivory and taupe if you'd prefer something different.

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November 10, 2007

Stretch Cotton-Wool Shawl Collar Vest by Generra

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Usually when the Shirt Snob hears the word vest, we automatically think ugly. We've never been much of a vest fan and rarely see one we can stomach. But the Stretch Cotton-Wool Shawl Collar Vest by Generra we really like. It's probably because it looks more like a sleeveless sweater than a vest. Made from a cotton and lambswool blend, it has a pointed shawl collar with a crossover snap button, a large kangaroo pocket at the front, and ribbed banding at the bottom hem and arms. Besides wheat, it is also available in grey.

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November 9, 2007

Accessory Friday-Quarry Jewelry

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We realize that we've written about a lot of jewelry in the last few weeks for Accessory Friday. It's just all that we've found that we really like recently. Maybe it's because the holidays are coming up soon and we're trying to write our Christmas list, and jewelry is what we want! We will try to find more variety in the future, but in the mean time, take a look at Quarry Jewelry. All of their designs are original and handcrafted from natural gemstones and precious metals. They sell necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and men's items too. Some of our favorite pieces include the Labradorite Stonehenge Necklace, the Savannah Pearl Wedding Necklace, the Pearl Cluster Earrings, and the Champagne Pearl Drops.

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Nivea Top by Velvet

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Here's a great tank that can be worn with a cute pair of jeans or a fancy skirt. The Nivea Top by Velvet has oversized jewel embellishments on the crossover neck, twisted straps, and ruffled trim at the empire waist. It's available in two colors: blush and black.

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Chrystie Top by LaROK

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LaROK always designs the sexiest blouses around! The Chrystie Top has front drape details at the waist and chest and a deep V-neck. We love the rich brown color too, perfect for fall!

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November 8, 2007

Francis Twisted Tank by Rory Beca

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We aren't sure if we've actually said this before, but we love twisted straps. It's a silly thing to love, but we think it's such a neat look. So the Francis Twisted Tank by Rory Beca is naturally up our alley! This 100% silk tank has wrapped banding at the straps, scoop neck, and back and ruching at the bust. It's available in three colors: ash, black, and cream.

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Bianca Pocket Top by Ella Moss

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The Bianca Pocket Top by Ella Moss is interesting because it has a pleated overlay at the front that creates side pockets. The Shirt Snob can't remember seeing something like that before. This blouse also has a scoop neck, banding and ruching at the fitted bottom, cap sleeves, and is semi-sheer. It's available in black, midnight, and vanilla.

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Bryn Sweater by Marc by Marc Jacobs

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The Bryn Sweater by Marc by Marc Jacobs is perfect for helping you get a little more life out of your summer camis and tanks. This sweater is crocheted and striped with buttons down the front, a scoop neck, five inch banding at the cuffs, long sleeves, and is sheer. It's available in sailor navy multi and tinted beige multi.

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New at Snorg Tees and Glarkware

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New designs are out at Snorg Tees, and we like Missing! the best. They also have a couple Christmas themed tees you may want to check out too.

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Glarkware also has new designs available for pre-order. We think Megaloathe and Good Day to You Sir are pretty funny, and Detour isn't bad too. We are also hoping to get a review of Glarkware up in the next couple of weeks.

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November 7, 2007

Empire Blouse at Max Studio

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We've stared at the Empire Blouse at Max Studio for a while now, trying to decide if we love it or hate it. We decided that we do love it, but that the center is a little weird and probably not for everyone. The floral design at the empire waist is made up of sequins, beads, and embroidery. This blouse also has a V-neck with contrast banding, vertical pleats at the front, shirring in the back, 3/4 length sleeves, and is 100% silk.

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Colton Pleated Fleece Jacket by Mike & Chris

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Looking for a cute jacket for the cold weather? The Colton Pleated Fleece Jacket by Mike & Chris looks like a good choice to us! This fleece coat has an oversized fold over collar, two buttons at the front, pleating at the slant pockets and the bottom hem, elastic banding and ruffles at the cuffs, grommet detailing throughout, long sleeves, and a lining. It's available in black and cobalt.

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Zip Top by Shelly Steffee

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In the two plus years we've been writing this blog, we cannot remember a top that has the zipper as the main focus. But this is the case on the Zip Top by Shelly Steffee. There is a zipper going down the front, making a V-neck, as well as a tie at the waist, hip pockets, and visible twill lining.

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New at Busted Tees Plus a Sale

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There are new tees over at Busted Tees with an elections theme. Choose between Cheney in 08 and Gore in 08. Or support the ladies with Hillary in 08 (as in Duff). These three designs, plus Stewart/Colbert '08 (an older design), are also all on sale through November 8 at midnight.

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November 6, 2007

Beaded Halter Tunic by Alice + Olivia

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We know that many parts of the country can't wear the Beaded Halter Tunic by Alice + Olivia right now because it's too cold. But if it's warm where you are or you're planning a warm vacation in the near future, this is a great top to consider. Made of 100% silk, this halter top ties behind the neck and has beads in the shape of flowers adorning the scoop neck.

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Tawyn Top by Velvet

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Here's a cute wrap for winter. The Tawyn Top by Velvet has an open V-neck, a side tie, rolled hem, and relaxed long sleeves. It's perfect for layering, and it's available in black and currant.

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Janice Metallic Top by Velvet

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The Janice Metallic Top by Velvet is simply stunning. You cannot wear it without being the talk of the room! This cami has a crossover V-neck, ruching at the bust, adjustable spaghetti straps, and an unfinished edge at the bottom hem. If you want to shine at your next party, this is definitely one to consider!

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Twist Shoulder Top by Rachel Pally

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While we are not huge fans of the one strap tops, this one is understated enough for us to be rather fond of it. The Twist Shoulder Top by Rachel Pally has twist detail at the strap, an unfinished edge at the bottom hem, empire waist, and ruching at the lined bodice.

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New Tees at Threadless

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New Threadless designs came out yesterday. We like Tree, Cow Puzzle, and the reprints Pillow Fight and What Would Macgyver Do?

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November 5, 2007

Shirt Snob Holiday Shopping Guide

This year seemed to have flown by, but now is the time to start thinking about the holidays. More specifically, what you are going to buy everyone! The Shirt Snob hasn't come up with a shopping guide in the past because we believe that every person is quite unique in what they like or dislike in a shirt. Also, tops don't stay around for too long. They usually sell out and that is it! However, the one big exception to this is t-shirts. So our shopping guide is going to be all about tees! Most of these companies also offer tees in men's sizes too. And don't forget to check out our archives as well. There are tons of other great companies that we've written about in the past.

Favorite Designs


Artistic Tees


Funny Tees


If you would like to buy a designer top for someone, we personally recommend gift certificates so they can choose themselves what work best. However, if you would like to buy one anyway, our favorites shops include Shop Bop, Pink Mascara, Couture Candy, Bluefly, Max Studio, Free People, Tobi, Maneater Threads and Rebe. Happy shopping!

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Babette V Neck Top by Ella Moss

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We've said before that we love contrasting colors, so the Babette V Neck Top by Ella Moss is one of our favorite tops right now. This blouse has a V-neck and empire waist both with contrast banding, a tie at the waist, drawstring at the shoulders, ruching at the bust and waist, and cap sleeves. The bodice is lined, and the body is semi-sheer. It's available in metal, midnight, and vanilla.

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Candice Top by Young Fabulous & Broke

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The Candice Top by Young Fabulous & Broke looks like many other tops from the front. It has a scoop neck with ruching with three inch banding and ruching at the bottom hem. But at the back you see something different. It's a very revealing racer back with a silk inset and overlap detail. If you want to wow them when you turn, here's a good top for you.

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Scalloped Corset Top by Foley + Corinna

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Here's the perfect party top for the holidays! The Scalloped Corset Top by Foley + Corinna is a silk top with a velvet tie and ruching at the empire waist, scalloped piping at the skirt, a hidden back zipper, boning at the lined bodice, and spaghetti straps. We love the rich blue color too!

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November 4, 2007

New Tees at Noisebot

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There are new tees over at NoiseBot today. We like Bittersweet and Praying Mantis. Don't forget you can choose your color tee or hoodie with these designs.

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New Tees at Cotton Factory

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Cotton Factory has new designs out. Well, they actually came out a few days ago, but we've been busy working on our holiday shopping guide here at Shirt Snob. We're sorry for the delay! Some of the new designs we don't understand at all, but we do like Scratch 'N Sniff and Utah!
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Buddy Wrap Top by Diane von Furstenberg

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The Buddy Wrap Top by Diane von Furstenberg is a little different than other wraps because it crosses in the back instead of the front. Because of this there is a V at the back. This top also has a cowl neck, a tie at the waist, sheer organza banding at the cuffs, and long sleeves. It is 100% silk and semi-sheer as well.

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November 3, 2007

Open Back Top by Rebecca Taylor

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Here's a fun one for a party. The Open Back Top by Rebecca Taylor is in a hot pink color that will definitely catch everyone's eye. There is beaded flower detail at the V-neck, pleats at the front and back, and a tie at the top of the back connecting the straps. It's also 100% silk and lined.

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November 2, 2007

Accessory Friday-Linda Trent Jewelry

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We've been meaning to write about Linda Trent Jewelry for a little while now. What makes this store stand apart from others is that all their pieces are available in both silver and gold filled. And we love so many things too, including a bunch that have ended up on the Shirt Snob Christmas list this year. Although it is hard to choose, some of our favorites include the Larado Drops Necklace, Lemon Drop Earrings, Crystal Cascade Earrings, and the Modern Pearl Bracelet.

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Tees at Mariska.com

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A Shirt Snob reader was kind enough to inform us of the tees at Mariska.com. We don't watch Law and Order: SVU, the television show Mariska Hargitay, so we never would have found them on our own. These tees are cute and simple, each with a word on them such as Love and Believe in funky letters. All the tees are hand made and have intentional fraying around the letters. We suggest you check them out!

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Kaydence Sweater by Theory

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While we would wear something underneath the Kaydence Sweater by Theory unlike the model in the picture, we still do think it's a great sweater. Made of 100% cashmere has a shawl collar, ribbed banding at the edges, and cap sleeves. It's available in bright crimson and dark lapis.

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November 1, 2007

Tuxedo Tunic by Free People

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We think the Tuxedo Tunic by Free People is great because it's a flattering top. This sheer blouse has a deep V-neck, pintucking at the bodice, five buttons along the neck, a smocked back, long sleeves with two buttons at the cuffs, and lace trim throughout. It's available in teal, natural, and black.

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Scarf Neck Tunic by Geren Ford

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Here is an unusual look. The Scarf Neck Tunic by Geren Ford has scarf detail that extends from its V-neck. This 100% wool sweater also has 3/4 length kimono sleeves, contrast ribbed banding at the neck, and is semi-sheer. If you like this tunic, you may also like the Scarf Neck Boyfriend Sweater too.

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Albie Top by Velvet

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We love knotted tops here at Shirt Snob, so of course the Albie Top by Velvet is another favorite. This blouse has knot detail at the front, ruching at the shoulders, a V-neck, unfinished edges, short sleeves, and is semi-sheer. It's available in two colors: black and tulip.

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Shirt Snob's Monthly Round Up - October

October was another good month here at Shirt Snob. Here's a quick look back at all our fabulous finds!

Accessories
Anne Maa
Fuss Jewelry
Chelsey Loren Belts

Blouses
Kanika Top by Velvet
Tie Front Shirt by Tucker
V Neck Pleated Top by Nieves Lavi
Smocked Blouse by Vince
Bib Blouse by Chrissa
Guilded Tulip Tunic Shell by Rebecca Taylor
Beth Bow Blouse by Milly
Very Light & Fashionable Raglan V Neck Top by Splendid
Foil Jersey Square Neck Top by Splendid
Louisa Puff Sleeve Top by Ella Moss
Backless Top by Black Halo
Striped Harness Top by McQ - Alexander McQueen
Elida Blouse by Theory
Drop Sleeve Blouse by Mint
Besette Top by Theory
Over the Rainbow Top by Sky
Carmela Top by Velvet
Tenile Tunic by Velvet
Lilly 3/4 Sleeve Top by C&C California
Zoe Top by Ella Moss
Scoop Neck Tunic by Lewis Cho
Charmeuse Sunset Top by ingwa; melero
Shalita Top by Theory
Edith Top by Ella Moss
Off-Shoulder Pleat Top by Susana Monaco
Erin Banded Bottom Top by C&C California
V Back Blouse by Rebecca Taylor
Pleated Neck Cap Sleeve Top by WAYF
Tevya Top by Theory

Camisoles
Draped Wrapped Tank by Helmut Lang
Flutter Strappy Cami by Milly
Shimmer Peek-a-Boo Camisole by Sweetface
Gauze Cami with Ruffles by Parameter
Sparkle Weave Cami Tunic by Rebecca Taylor

Cardigans
Chunky Cable Knit Cardigan by AKA New York
Cassandra Cardigan by C&C California

Halter Tops
Halter Wrap Top by adampluseve
Ringlet Top by YAYA AFLALO
Double Bow Tie Halter Top by Rachel Pally
Three Knot Bandeau Top by Black Halo

Hoodies
Shooting Star Burnout Hoodie by Free People
New Designs at Fat Rabbit Farm
Melanie Hoodie by Torn by Ronny Kobo
Baby Fleece Wrap Hoodie by Splendid

Outerwear
Mildred Pierce Blazer by Smythe Les Vestes

Reviews
Threadless

Sweaters
Cashmere Sculpted Sweater by Chaiken
Short Kimono Sweater by Lily McNeal
Banded Hem Sweater by Jamison
Short Zip Up by Karen Zambos
Short Sleeve Pointelle Cashmere Sweater by Catherine Malandrino
Bosque Sweater by YAYA AFLALO
I Heart U Sweater by Charlotte Ronson
Fine Boiled Wool Baby Doll Sweater by Max Studio
Long Sleeve Waffle Crew Top by Seaton
Bell Sleeve Crop Sweater by Jamison

T-Shirts
Birdflower Tee at Gama Go
New at Supermaggie!
Breast Cancer Tee at Privacy Wear
New at Threadless
Design by Humans
New at Snorg Tees
New at Fabric 8
Cotton Factory
Red Tide
Nancy J Pants
Henley Tee by Seaton
New at Busted Tees
New at Random Shirts
Black Forest
Progresswear

Tank Tops
Racer Back Ruffle Tank by Laila Azhar
Breaker Tank by VPL
Twill Becky Top by Foley + Corinna
Private Party Top by Joie
Jeweled Tank by Mint Jodi Arnold
Belinda Top by Joie
Elmo Top by Dallin Chase
Paillette Cami by Rebecca Taylor
Pleated Tank by James Perse
Dot Flower Jacquard Silk Top by Marc by Marc Jacobs
Sydonia Leather Belted Tank by Sky

Tube Tops
Silk Jersey Top by Foley + Corinna
Nita Top by Velvet
Vintage Couture Back Tie Top by Karen Zambos
Bustier Top by Mischen

Tunics
Lurex Stripe Tunic by Splendid
Crew Pleat Tunic by Susana Monaco

Wraps
V Neck Wrap Top by Nieves Lavi
Ruffled Blouse by Twelfth St. by Cynthia Vincent
Print Front Wrap Top by T-Bags

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