December 31, 2007
Threadless has some new designs plus some last week that we didn't tell you about due to the holiday. Our favorites are Sing to the Tune of Nature, Aristocrat, and Dragon Flavor.
December 31, 2007
From the front, the Tie Back Blouse by Rebecca Taylor is a simple silk blouse with a square neck. However, it's quite stunning from the back. There's a square back with a satin tie at the top. This blouse also has banding at the neck, pintucking at the shoulders, darting at the bust, an inverted pleat at the cuffs, and elbow length sleeves.
December 31, 2007
If you like prints, you'll love the Soul Thing Top by Joie. This top has two inch banding and ruching at the V-neck, two inch straps at the shoulders that tie, and it's semi-sheer. Besides admiral/porcelain, it's also available in grapeade.
December 30, 2007
The Jo Jacket by Nili Lotan is a smart looking cropped coat that would look great with skinny jeans and a nice blouse. It's made of 100% virgin wool, has a center front placket that conceals large metal snaps and a two way zipper, vertical pockets at the hip, long sleeves, and is fully lined.
December 29, 2007
We think that a red coat is fun and every woman should have one to spice up their outfits and make a splash when entering the room. The Funnel Neck Coat by Chulo Pony has an orange tinge, so it works great during the fall too. This coat has a waffled texture, a snap funnel neck, matching buttons down the front, front pockets, bell sleevves with foldover and pleating details, a pleated skirt in the back, and a matching built in belt. It's also lined and made from a wool, lambs wool, cashmere, and nylon mix. It's also available in white.
December 28, 2007
Have you noticed that Accessory Friday now includes almost anything except shirts? We've shown our readers a lot of jewelry this fall, so today we've found something different. Paper Planet has some amazing candle holders that we really want. According to their Etsy site, each one is handcrafted using "glass votive holders, semi-transparent handmade papers, and pressed naturals. Because both the handmade papers and the naturals used to create Earth Lights are unique, no two candle holders are alike." They sell out quickly, so instead of linking to our favorites which could be gone by the time you read this, just go to their store and look around. They also sell pretty bookmarks, jewelry, and more.
Thanks to Funky Finds!
Here's our favorite peacoat of the year! The Solid Wool Felt Coat by Marc by Marc Jacobs is a double breasted felt coat with vertical pockets at the front, six buttons down the front, a notched collar, storm flap at the back, and long sleeves. It's also lined. We love the blue fox color since it's different than every other coat out there, but washed ink melange is nice too.
If you want something retro looking, there's the Deliver Coat at French Connection. This 50's style coat is very loose fitting with two side pockets, a concealed button placket at the front, ribbed collar, and a single button at the neck. It's made of a wool and acrylic mix.
December 27, 2007
Nanette Lepore makes the most elegant pieces! If you are interested in a simple black coat, you should really consider her Black Tie Jacket. It has a double breasted button front, pleating throughout, hidden pockets at the side seams, a rounded collar at the low neck, long sleeves, and is fully lined.
Our loyal readers have probably noticed that we don't show animal prints here at Shirt Snob. Honestly, we don't really like them. We are going to today though, possibly for the first time because the print on the Belted Car Coat by Milly is gorgeous and not too animally for us. It has oversized black buttons, a removable belt, and two front pockets. It's also 100% wool and is lined.
Next up is another rebe find. The Maryanne Coat has a fold over collar, a single button at the empire waist, long sleeves, and comes down to mid-thigh. It's also made out of recycled cotton fiber and is available in artichoke, black, iris, mahogany, persimmon, and tangerine.
December 26, 2007
White is not just for summer anymore, which is good for us because we adore the Frayed Pocket Coat by Miss Davenporte. This canvas coat has a fold over collar, tie at the waist, five snap closures at the front, snap flap pockets with frayed edges at the hips, storm flap and inverted pleat at the back, long sleeves, and a silk print lining.
Even though fall has passed us by, we still can't get enough of fall colors. The Tweed Jacket by Jovovich-Hawk is the perfect rust color for us! This tweed jacket has an extra wide collar, single jeweled button and loop closure at the neck, hidden hook and eye closure at the front, a detachable belt with a jewel embellished snap closure, jeweled button detailing at the cuffs, long sleeves, and it is 100% wool.
Here's an interesting take on your average black coat. The Ikat Coat by Burning Torch is a black fabric with dashed ecru lines throughout. It has a tailored shape, lining, black rhinestone buttons, front pockets, and seaming and raw edging details. It's made from a cotton and virgin wool blend.
December 25, 2007
Merry Christmas from Shirt Snob! We'll be back tomorrow bringing you more great finds. Enjoy the holiday!
December 24, 2007
Because Christmas to us really signifies winter and the cold weather settling in, we are going to look at coats this week. First up is the Iris Coat at rebe. This long coat is made out of 100% cotton recycled fiber. It has a shawl collar, empire waistline, and single button at the waist, and long sleeves. It's available in two colors, olive and brown.
Not into long coats? Then the Shrunken Pebbled Wool Jacket by Alexander Wang is for you. This wool jacket has contrasting black wool trim at the hems, two front pockets with flaps, and 3/4 length sleeves. We love the pebbled look!
December 23, 2007
The Beaded Square Neck Top by Matty M is a good investment because you can wear it with a pair of jeans or something more dressy. It has a square neck with sequin beading, ruching at the neck, short sleeves, and a loose fitting body. It's available in black and sapphire, but sapphire is going fast!
Looking for something that is metallic but still casual? Try the Helen Heather Grey Top by Velvet. This fitted tee has ruching throughout the bust, an empire waist, and cap sleeves. Looks great with a pair of jeans.
December 22, 2007
This is probably our favorite metallic top we've seen all year! The Foiled Camisole by Rebecca Taylor has pleating at the front, ruching and a bow at the back, adjustable spaghetti straps that cross in the back, and a lining. It's simple and pretty, and we love how the print is metallic but the rest isn't. It's be great for New Year's Eve if you are still in need of a top for that night.
Everyone loves cashmere! Here's a cute sweater, the Cashmere Baby Doll Sweater by Alisha Levine. This top has a scoop neck, ribbing at the neck, bottom hem, and cuffs, long sleeves, and an empire waist. It's available in ivory, camel, and black, although ivory is almost out!
December 21, 2007
Women really get the shaft when it comes to geeky gifts. Outside of ThinkGeek, where is a woman to buy funny and geeky things for herself? We've just found Made With Molecules, and we are thrilled to have discovered them! The designer is a scientist turned artist, and her pieces are both aesthetically pleasing and have functions that suggest a symbolic meaning. Some of our favorites at this store include the Science Bracelet, the Estrogen Necklace, the Chocolate Theobromine Molecule Earrings, and the Serotonin Necklace.
We realize it's a little early, but the Scarlet Begonias Blouse by Joie seems like a good option as Valentine's Day inches closer. Available in admiral and beet, this sheer voile top has eight buttons and lace insets at the front, lace trim at the edges, pintucking at the front and back, a drawstring at the scoop neck and waist, elastic banding and ruffle trim at the cuffs and short sleeves. It's a busy top, but it's beautiful and sexy, definitely one that your significant other will love!
Here's something we don't see every day! The Pleated Bustier Top by Alice + Olivia is quite interesting with tiny pleating at the bodice that opens up in the body of the top. There's also twisted banding at the empire waist, halter straps that tie behind the neck, boning at the bustier lining, and a hidden side zipper. It's also 100% silk. If you like it, you may also appreciate the Pleated Bustier Dress which is quite similar but purple.
December 20, 2007
Need a cover up to go with your cocktail dress? The Polly Jean Sweater by Jovovich-Hawk is our pick. This cashmere cardigan has contrast rickrack trim and tie at the crew neck, ribbed banding at the bottom hem, ribbed banding and rickrack trim at the cuffs, double hook and eye closure at the front, and 3/4 length puff sleeves. It's elegant and beautiful.
The Maui Momma Top by Free People is not like other tops out there, so we can't help but adore it! This off the shoulder top has tank straps and elastic banding along the top. There's also short sleeves and tiny ruffles along the top. It's also made of wool and cashmere, so it's warmer than it looks too! Available in black and teal.
We love the fun swirly print of the Ruffle Sleeve Top by Generra. This sheet top has a split V-neck, ruffle trim at the cuffs, ruching at the bust and back, and short sleeves. We think it looks like a lot of fun to wear, whether it be on vacation or this spring.
December 19, 2007
With New Year's Eve quickly approaching, have you thought about what you are wearing? We like the sparkle of the Floral Beaded Top by Alice + Olivia. This silk tank has beading throughout as well as a V-neck, elastic banding at the hem, and pleated straps that cross in the back. It's also lined. It'd look good with any sort of bottom, so you could wear it if your party is casual or dressy.
If you want a sexy and fun little number, our pick is the Multi Wrap Top by Foley + Corinna. This double-layer silk top has a tie and wrap detail at the front as well as boning at the bodice, a hidden back zipper, spaghetti straps, and lining. It's available in cream, hot pink, and indigo.
No one does floral prints like Free People. The Blooming Poppies Racerback is a perfect example. This racerback top has ruching and elastic banding at the empire waist, contrast banding at the neck and straps, elastic banding at the cuffs, 3/4 length sleeves, and a ring at the racerback. You can wear this tank on its own or with a number of different tops underneath it for a variety of different looks. Available in black, taupe, and coral.
December 18, 2007
Recently, Defunker became a part of Busted Tees. They were always somewhat connected, but now both are being sold on the same site. Defunker has also come out with new designs today. We really like Plane Tree.
What makes the Banded Bottom Top by Generra stand out to us are the beautiful colors it is available in that really pop out and look so inviting, boisenberry and coconut. We want this top in both colors! This tank has ribbed banding at the scoop neck and bottom hem, no sleeves, and is silk with a bit of spandex to make it stretchy.
We think you could get a lot of use out of the Fitted Cardigan by Rebecca Taylor. It's so adorable, you'll find yourself wearing it with everything! This silk and cashmere mix has beading at the crew neck, seven buttons down the front with buttons similar to the beading, ribbon trim at the placket, and long sleeves. It's versatile and pretty, a perfect combination!
Snoozer Loser NY is an Etsy store that has a lot of beautiful tops. We mostly find jewelry and baby clothes that we like at Etsy, so we are quite happy to discover them. Some of our favorite pieces include The Sophie, The Ava, and The Isabel. By buying at Snoozer Loser you can practically guarantee that you'll be the only person you know with your top, and you can feel good about supporting an independent designer.
December 17, 2007
The Threadless sale has been extended to Wednesday. Get your $10 tees while you can! New designs have been added too. We like Keep Your Eye on the Bowl and I'll Pass.
Medicated Clothing is a new independent t-shirt company that has limited print designs. They were founded by a woman named Jamie who creates the designs and runs the website. A goal of theirs was to make designs that culd stand alone as artwork. Here's what the company says about themselves:
MEDICATED CLOTHING was founded in an attempt to bring something new to fashion. Original designs and collaboration with artists who work in a variety of different fields is where it begins. Today t-shirts, tomorrow... more t-shirts. But someday the world!
Continue reading: "Review: Medicated Clothing"
As the weather gets colder, the Shirt Snob becomes much more interested in comfort. The My All Hooded Sweater by Joie calls out to us, it looks so comfortable and easy. This sweater has a hood, crossover V-neck, ribbed banding at the edges, and long sleeves. It's available in caviar and navy, and we think it'd be perfect for a quick run to the store with a cute pair of jeans.
We love simple looking tops that are available in many different colors so we can buy them up in every one! The Huntress Top by Joie has a scoop neck with ruching at the bust and back, a button at the cuffs, sleeves that can be work at 3/4 length or long, and is semi-sheer. Best of all, it's available in four colors: admiral, artichoke, beet, and porcelain.
If you want a chunky sweater without too much bulk, we think the Remy Sweater by Diane von Furstenberg is perfect for you. This wool and angora sweater has an off-center two button closure at the turtleneck, cable detail throughout, ruching at the back, two button closure at the cuffs, and long sleeves. It's available in chocolate and ivory.
December 16, 2007
Our apologies if you don't care, but we were more than a little excited back in October when the Red Sox won the World Series. We just found the We Did It Again tee, and we had to write about it. This short sleeve shirt has 07 on the lest sleeve, and the words are written in Swarovski crystal. A portion of each sale also goes to Curt Schillings' Pitch for ALS and the SHADE Foundation. So you can totally justify buying this awesome tee if you are a fan. Sizes run small, so if in doubt buy a size up.
December 15, 2007
Klub Retro is a t-shirt company out of Australia that is vintage inspired. They are all about the 80s, so if you are an 80s fan you should check them out. They have mens, womens, and kids tees as well as hoodies (they call them jumpers), shorts, accessories, and even a few truly vintage tees. Some of our favorites include MC Hammer Tee, Country Music Tee, and Walk Like an Egyptian.
December 14, 2007
The Shirt Snob happened to come upon Starry Designs while browsing at Etsy, and we are quite impressed. They have birds nest design that they have placed on many different items that we adore. Some examples are the Oxidized Birds Nest Earrings, the Birds Nest Pendant, and the Birds Nest Ring. This store has other nice jewelry items as well.
There are always so many great finds at Free People! Their Embroidered Flowerbed Top is a cute blouse with a bohemian feel. It has a deep V-neck, silk printed insets along the bust, woven embroidered bottom with eyelet trim, a deep keyhole at the back with a tie, a striped elastic band along the empire waist with a back tie, and short keyhole sleeves with tie closures. It's available in black and white.
We've never seen a print like the on on the Empire Line Chain Strap Top by Hanii Y. If you want something very different than the mostly floral prints out there, you should consider this camisole. There is pleating at the bust, peek-a-boo chiffon layer at the top hem, four inch banding at the bottom hem, chain detail at the adjustable spaghetti straps, a hidden side zipper, and is lined. Wear with your favorite pair of skinny jeans.
We love the floral print of this next top. The Daniela Halter Top by Trina Turk has an empire waist with ruching at the bust, tie back straps at the back of the neck, a hidden side zipper, and is 100% silk. What is really neat is how the halter straps come out from the bust area, which makes this top unique from other halters.
December 13, 2007
Looking for a smart and elegant coat? The Draped Collar Jacket by Chulo Pony is definitely an option. It has black leather removable straps at the waist and sleeves, an asymmetrical crossover front, large faux horn button, and front pockets. It's a neat mix of military and femininity that we want more of!
The Empire Cap Sleeve Top by Generra is a pretty and simple option for those days when you don't want something flashy. It has ribbed banding at the scoop neck and cuffs, ruching at the bust and back, unfinished edge at banding, and short puff sleeves. It's available in lapis and eggshell.
The Nancy Sweater by Marc by Marc Jacobs is a good top to wear when hanging around the house on a cold winter day. It's casual, cozy, and warm. There are seven buttons down the front, button flap pockets at the bust, metallic trim under the collar and metallic backing at the cuffs and bottom hem, and long sleeves. If you want something a little more casual that still is a part of the metallic trend going on right now, this is a good option for you.
Looking for a sweater with some personality? The Klara Button Cardigan at Free People certainly fits that bill. This long sleeve hooded sweater has ribbon and lace trim along the placket and hood and a single button closure with hand painted flowers. It's available in three colors: natural, espresso, and midnight.
The Empire Top by Generra (not to be confused with this top with the same name also by Generra) makes us long for the lazy days of summer. This semi-sheer tank has ruching at the empire waist, ribbed banding at the neck, and one inch straps. It's available in boisenberry and eggshell.
December 12, 2007
We like color blocked tops, and we hadn't seen any in a while. But we've just found the Sapphire Pleated Tank by Ella Moss luckily! This tank has a sweetheart neckline, one inch straps, an empire waist defined by a white band, ruching at the bust, pleating down the center and back, and stripe detail throughout. If you like this top, you may also like the Madison Top by Ella Moss which has similar color combinations in the banding.
If you hate to stop wearing your tanks in the winter, consider the Ribbed Collar Sweater by Generra. This sheer sweater needs something underneath, and your simple summer tanks would be perfect. There is a V-neck, banding at the neck and cuffs, ruching and banding detail at the bust, a rolled bottom hem, and long sleeves. It's available in coconut and eggshell.
The Funnel Tee by Vince is a simple top, but it's still quite charming. It has a scoop neck with ruching, short sleeves, and is semi-sheer. It's available in three colors: black, maize, and white. Wear it when you go on vacation, with a cute jacket, or save it for the spring.
December 11, 2007
Busted Tees has a new design that we really like, Die Hard. Busted Tees also seems to have doubled the number of designs they have. We guess releasing shirts every week does that, and although there are plenty of designs we aren't super fans of, there are still a bunch of great ones. They have men's sizes too!
Just for Shirt Snob readers, get 25% off your order at Sway & Cake with the coupon code "shirtsnob25" at check out. This special offer is good through December 14, so take advantage of it while you can!
We recently heard from Delicious Tees, a women's t-shirt company. They wanted to send us some shirts for review. We were excited as they have some really pretty designs and a wonderful and inspiring message to give. Here's what the company says about themselves (as they put it better than we ever could:
While the tees are aesthetically fresh and trendy, they more importantly promote a message of love and unity, rooted from the female experience. Each tee features an inspired thought paired with an illustration. In
addition, the Tees come together as a sister set to tell a story of growth. Delicious Tees deeper purpose is to evoke social commentary, strengthen a woman's sense of self, and arouse a spark of creativity and purpose.
Continue reading: "Review: Delicious Tees"
Leave it to Ella Moss to make yet another new favorite top! The Beatrice Top has tonal gauze banding at the crossover V-neck, back, and bottom h em, ruching and smocked elastic banding at the empire waist, a lined bodice, and spaghetti straps. It's available in six colors too: lavender, rosa, sapphire, spruce, steel, and vanilla. It's so pretty, you'll want one of each color!
The last new designs before the end of the sale at Threadless are now out. The Shirt Snob's favorites are Number 7, The Internet Was Closed..., In A Comic, and Everyone Poops. The sale ends on December 16, so if you want to buy any for Christmas or for yourself, get over there soon!
Here is a feminine and quite pretty blouse. The Kelsey Top by C&C California has sheer lace inset at the bodice, five inch lace banding at the bottom hem, a scoop neck, six buttons at the bust, ruching at the bust and back, and short sleeves. The lace makes it quite girly, while the dark color gives it a nice edge so it doesn't come off as too sticky sweet.
December 10, 2007
If you're looking for a Christmas present for a woman, the 3/4 Sleeve Cashmere Cardigan by Generra is a great option. It'd look great on any number of women, no matter the shape or age. It's a classic look that she'd be able to wear for years to come. Best of all, it's cashmere! This cardigan has five buttons down the front, ribbed banding at the edges, 3/4 length sleeves, and is semi-sheer. Buy it for your sister, best friend, or mother, and it'd surely be a hit.
This next top would be perfect for showing off a small waist. The Wrap Sweater by Karoo by Mark Eisen is a 100% cashmere wrap sweater. It has a tie belt at the waist and ruched short sleeves. Wear alone or with a cute simple shirt underneath.
The Beaded Dot Tank by Rebecca Taylor has amazing floral beading and embroidery at the bib that really sets this top apart from the others. There's also a scoop neck, woven inset at the yoke, sheer mesh inset at the back, ruching at the front and back, and a hidden side zipper.
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.
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!
December 9, 2007
Rebecca Taylor can do no wrong in our eyes. The Double Layer Camisole is a stunning silk top. There's ruffle trim at the tom hem, picot edge at the ruffle and bottom hem, adjustable straps, and it is lined. It's available in two colors: pale pink and punch.
December 8, 2007
If you want a top that gives off an air of innocence, we have found two that we believe would be perfect. First up is the Twisted Cowl Top by Vince. This wrinkled baby doll top has a scoop neck with one inch banding, ruching at the empire waist, horizontal pintucking at the bottom hem, short sleeves, and is lined. You could wear this blouse with a ton of different bottoms, and it's definitely one you can keep in your closet for years to come.
There's also the Cotton Voile Top by Rebecca Taylor. This blouse has a V-neck, short sleeves, pleated details on the sleeves, under the neckline, and at the bottom hem, lace detail at the edges, and is 30 inches long. It's also a pale pink, which helps make it look rather angelic.
The Avon Top by Laura Dahl is pretty simple, but we couldn't pass it up because of how much we love contrast banding. It has contrast trim on the sleeves and bottom hem, banding at the crew neck, and is also reversible, which is pretty neat. It's available in three colors combinations: fuschia/black, winter white/black, and noir/winter white.
December 7, 2007
We just found Trexita when browsing on Etsy, and we really like what we see. This online store sells earrings, necklaces, and bracelets in silver, gold, and copper. Some of the Shirt Snob's favorites include the San Marino - Pearl Earrings, the Silver Kin - Earrings, the Iceland - Pearl Necklace, and the Silver Seafoam - Pearl Bracelet.
The Shirt Snob has yet another favorite top! The Napoleon Top by Lotta Stensson has mesh trim at the V-neck, back, and empire waist that has elaborately brocade embroidery. It also has an open back, loose half sleeves, slight ruching at the waist, and a hidden back zipper. It's available in black and olive.
There were a lot of Greek inspired tops a couple of years ago, and we've just found another great one. We're glad as this is one of our favorite looks. The Grecian Top by Max Studio is a silk and wool mix with a scoop neck, criss cross elastic banding below the bust, ruching throughout, slight ruffles at the neck and cuffs, and short sleeves. It's available in aqua, green, and black.
We think the Striped Cashmere Swing Cardigan by C&C California is really cute. It has a single button at the crew neck as well as seven buttons down the front. You can button only the one at the neck or all of them depending on what type of look you'd like. There's also ruching at the bust and back, 3/4 length sleeves, and slant pockets at the front. It's available in heather grey/black and spruce/navy.
December 6, 2007
What first jumped out to us when we saw the Carousel V Neck Gathered Top by Susana Monaco was the bright crimson color. This blouse has a deep crossover V-neck, ruffle detail at the bust and wrists, ruching at the bust, gathering throughout the body, an empire waist, and 3/4 length sleeves.
The Extra Lightweight Jersey Top by Marc by Marc Jacobs is a cute top that is great for wearing with jeans. It has a scoop neck and back, short flutter sleeves, and seam detail throughout. It's available in two colors: pomegranate melange and cadet blue melange.
The flower print on the Gathered Cami by Puella is different than others we've seen, and we like it a lot. This long tank has gathering at the chest and on the sides, lace spaghetti straps, and is available in midnight too.
Remember the Best Top from a couple of weeks ago? Well, here's a different take on it. The Bejewelled Best Top by Lotta Stensson is the same basic tube top but with a bejewelled appliqué at the front just under the bust. It can also be worn at the back too. It's available in three colors: black, copper, mauve. You may also like the Bejewelled Mini Best Dress if you like this top too.
December 5, 2007
The Nisa Top by Sky is a very exotic looking top. It has a paisley print throughout, an elaborately jeweled neckline with a chain, a leather tie behind the neck, and ruching at the neck.
The Texas Tunic by LaROK is so great because it's a beautiful piece and is flattering for many different body types. There is pleating at the scoop neck, ruching at the bust, small ruffle trim at the sides, an overlay at the front with an unfinished hem, and spaghetti straps. It's available in azure, tulip and godiva.
The Button Collar Cardigan by Milly is a classic piece of clothing that you can keep in your closet for years. Made of cashmere, it has three buttons down the front, and extended button tab closure at the crew neck, patch pockets at the front, 3/4 length sleeves, and metallic ribbed banding at the neck and placket.
The Arianna Top by C&C California is very similar to many tank tops we've shown here on Shirt Snob. However, we love the look! This top has a crossover V-neck, banding and ruchin gat the empire waist, ruching at the shoulders, smocked elastic banding at the back, a balloon bottom edge, thick straps, and is lined. It's available in coffee and garnet.
December 4, 2007
Here's a cute jacket to wear over your tanks, if it's not freezing where you are! The Drawstring Jacket by Generra has a zipper down the front, ruching at the front and back, a drawstring at the bottom hem with a tie, rounded pockets at the waist, 3/4 length sleeves, ribbed banding at the collar, and is lined. It's available in coconut and eggshell.
We are not usually a big fan of cropped tops of any kind, but the Marasco Jacket by Theory is a big exception. This short cardigan sweater has clean lines and would work with a variety of tops underneath and bottoms. It has a drawstring at the collar, a two way zipper at the front, welt pockets, four inch banding at the bottom hem and cuffs, and 3/4 length sleeves, and is a linen and cotton mix.
From the front the Cutout Back Blouse by WAYF is pretty ordinary. There's elastic banding at the natural waist and a high neck. But at the back, this top because quite extraordinary. It's open and has a beautiful tie at the neck. This top is also sleeveless and 100% silk.
We've mentioned before that we really like the layered look for tank tops. The Double Tank by Vince is one such top. It has one inch straps and contrast banding at the bottom as well as the layering look at the top. It's available in cerulean and heather grey.
December 3, 2007
There are new tees over at Threadless today. Our favorites include Smack!, The Beginning, Puppet in Love, Operation Needed, and Stir it Up. Don't forget their sale is going on until December 12 too!
When the Shirt Snob first saw the tee Ask Me About My Crippling Shyness at Glarkware, we knew it was one we needed to own. It came out right when we were starting to make friends in our new neighborhood, while we were still a little shy when talking to our new friends and acquaintances. So we thought this would be a funny addition to our wardrobe and a conversation starter at our play dates.
Continue reading: "Review: Glarkwear"
We love the look of this next blouse, the Trailing Flowers Top by Free People. This bohemian top is sheer with floral embroidered trim at the neck, a key hole at the front with a frayed tie closure, pintuckignj at the empire waist and back, and 3/4 length sleeves. It's available in four colors: white, citrus green, orange, and dark olive.
Here's a great top if you want to hide a bit of a belly but still look fashionable. The Swing Turtleneck by Rachel Pally is a trapeze turtleneck with long sleeves and an unfinished bottom hem and cuffs. It's also available in five colors: black, cocoa, lake, midnight, and regal.
There are few jackets as elegant as the Dalia Jacket by LaROK. It's the perfect cover up for a formal night out, but you could also use it to dress up a more casual ensemble. This satin jacket has a scoop neck, double hook and eye closure at the bust, seam detail and ruchign at the empire waist and elbows, 3/4 length sleeves, and is lined. It's available in black and vista.
December 2, 2007
Harkham hits the mark once again! The Strapless Silk Top is made from an awesome print with a great mix of colors. There's a ribbon sash that ties at the side, no sleeves, and is made of 100% silk. It's available in blue too.
The Shirt Snob was recently sent an email about Will Heron Designs, and we really like what's there. The designs are simple and cute. Some of our favorites include Moose, Bee, and Knife Girl. All the designs are drawings, but you can see photos here. there's mens and children's tees for sale too.
The Napoli Top by LaROK has a very interesting bust with the center fabric looking like it was brought over the neckline and tucked into the bust, similarly to what the Shirt Snob used to do with her t-shirts as a child. This satin top also has a V-neck, ruching and banding at the bust, ruching at the empire waist, a single button closure with a keyhole and pleating at the back, a and hidden side zipper. It's available in black, vista, and azure.
Here's a top we are surprised we haven't written about before as it looks quite familiar. The Flutter Sleeve Top by Ella Moss has short flutter sleeves as the name implies, surged edge at the cuffs, ruching at the front and back, a square neck, and a hip metallic color. Wear with your skinny jeans for a great look!
Also at Shop Bop.
December 1, 2007
The Shirt Snob has just discovered Wunjo Wear, a t-shirt company for men and women. According to the company,
Wunjo Wear tees are inspired by the rhythms, colors, and energies of life. Our credo is "style with soul"!
Sounds pretty neat to us! We like a bunch of their tees, including Hummingbird
, Flowers by Wunjo
, and Modern Day Deity
Also, between now and December 31, get 10% off your order at Wunjo Wear with the code "WSTEN" at check out. This is on top of their offer of free shipping with orders greater than $59.
The Sparkle Tara Tunic by C&C California is glitzy because of it's sparkle. But it still has a casual easy feeling to it, like you could wear it with jeans or something much dressier. Available in oatmeal and charcoal, it has a scoop neck, ruching at the bust, short sleeves, and banding at the cuffs.
The pullover hoodie is a staple in our casual, hanging around the house wardrobe. There's little that is as comfortable in our opinion. We really like the French Terry Pullover Hoodie by Splendid because it has grey stripes inside the hood, making it stand out a bit from other similar tops. This hoodie also has piping and ruching at the yoke, a pouch pocket at the front, ribbed banding at the bottom hem and cuffs, a drawstring at the hood, and long sleeves. It's available in cobalt and jade.