February 29, 2008
We haven't had our Accessory Friday column for a couple weeks now, but we're back with it this week. And we really like what we've found. Carley Rose Jewelry is an Etsy store that uses many different materials and gemstones. Their prices are reasonable, and they have a lot of cute things. Some of our favorites include Sun Kissed, Celestial Amethyst Bracelet, and Dark - Tourmaline and Agate Necklace.
February 29, 2008
The Thermal Hoodie by Splendid is a good choice for spring if you want something lightweight but still with long sleeves. This top has three button detail at the V-neck, ruching at the bust, and is semi-sheer. It's available in four colors (light pink, midnight, turf, and white), and it's inexpensive enough that you can buy it in more than one color.
February 29, 2008
The Shirt Snob has a weakness for plaid. We know it's not always the most stylish thing out there, but we can't help it! If you like plaid too, here's a way to wear it and still look cute. The Square Neck Flutter Blouse by Charlotte Ronson is a wrinkled shirt with ruching at the bust, two buttons at the square neck, and short flutter sleeves. This blouse makes plaid look pulled together and a little flirty instead of dowdy.
February 28, 2008
What drew us to the Sleeveless Cowl Top by Vince was the great colors. Both of them (coastal and steel) are so rich and inviting, making us wish we were wearing them! Made from a stretchy silk, this blouse has banding at the scoop neck, knife pleats at the bottom hem, and is sleeveless. If you like this top, you may also like Vince's Banded Top too.
February 28, 2008
While this next top doesn't seem very summery, it's still quite pretty and has some nice details that we really like. The Scoop Neck Blouse by Charlotte Ronson has satin banding at the scoop neck, embroidery throughout, stud detailing at the bust and cuffs, and cap sleeves.
The Mod Button Blouse by L.A.M.B. is certainly a more interesting take on your typical button down blouse. It has matelasse stripes throughout, button detail at the V-neck, four hidden buttons at the front, pleating at the back, and one inch cuffs on the short sleeves. If you want to stand out in the board room, this would be a cute way to do so!
February 27, 2008
It'll be no surprise to our loyal readers that we adore this top. We can't get enough black and white tops! The Combo Flutter Sleeve Top by Milly has banding and ruching at the square neck, bust, and back, and short flutter sleeves. It has a fun and busy print, and it's also 100% silk.
Here's a great summery top! The Maggie Halter Top by Joie has ruching at the empire waist, five buttons at the front, straps that tie behind the neck, elastic banding at the back, a lined bust, and is semi-sheer. Whether you are doing some last minute buying for your upcoming vacation or preparing for summer, this is definitely a halter top to consider.
Here's a great sweater for the spring and those inbetween temperatures. The Hookup Cardigan Sweater by Nanette Lepore is a double breasted cardigan with four buttons down the front, button tab detail at the waist, cable detail in the body, ribbed banding at the placket, ribbed banding at the cuffs, and 3/4 length sleeves. It's a refined and flattering sweater, perfect for many different occasions.
February 26, 2008
The Lotus Multi Wrap Top by Foley + Corinna is just about as pretty as a top can be. It's wrinkled chiffon with a print overlay that ties at the front. There's boning at the bust and sides, a hidden zipper at the back, spaghetti straps, and is lined. We think it looks so delicate, and the print is quite handsome too.
We really like the subtle floral design on the Adrien Top by Dallin Chase. This cami also has pintucking at the front, ruching at the bust, a tie at the back, a hidden side zipper, and spaghetti straps. It's 100% silk too.
Here's a cute top for the warmer days coming soon. The Ruffled Neckline Date Top by Juicy Couture has ruffle trim at the neck and bottom hem, lace banding and a tie at the empire waist, a hidden back zipper, three buttons at the back, polka dots throughout, a lining and adjustable spaghetti straps. It's available in lilly and white.
February 25, 2008
It's Monday again, which means more Threadless designs. This week, we like two new ones (Merge and Birds of a Feather) and two reprints (Partly Hungry Skies and A Voyage of Discovery). There's also a new pricing scale starting. The tees won't all be the same price, the Select tees won't necessarily be so expensive, and mens and womens tees are the same price for the same design.
Here's a stand out top that is in muted colors for a nice change. The Gardenia Top by Robert Rodriguez has rosette detail at the bust, a V-neck, hook and eye closure at the back, a split back, and no sleeves. It's also 100% silk. It's very modern and unusual without trying too hard, which is what makes us so fond of it.
Here's a stunning top! The Man Hunter Top by Nanette Lepore has knot detail at the bust, pleating at the front, ruching and a hidden zipper at the back, a lining, boning at the bodice, and detachable straps. We love how the knot looks at the front, it's not totally obvious but really compliments the print well.
February 24, 2008
The Embroidered Mexican Top by Min Young Lee has floral embroidery at the lined yoke, lace banding at the crew neck, two buttons at the front, ruching at the bust and back, smocked elastic banding at the cuffs, ruching at the 3/4 length sleeves, and is semi-sheer. It certainly sounds busy, but it actually doesn't seem like too complex of a blouse when you look at it. What we especially love about it is how the embroidery is the same color as the rest of the top. If it was any other color, it could boarder on being costumey. But how it is works just perfectly and keeps it from being over the top.
We showed you a Rachel Pally top yesterday. Let's do another! The Twist Shoulder Top by Rachel Pally is an interesting one-shoulder blouse with ruching at the bodice and empire waist, a twisted strap over the left shoulder, and an unfinished edge at the bottom hem. It's available in black, dove, and white.
February 23, 2008
The Very Light & Fashionable Henley Top by Splendid isn't a super exciting top, but we think it'd be a nice one to own this spring. There's banding and ruching at the scoop neck, seven buttons at the front, short raglan sleeves, and is semi-sheer. It's available in three colors: lemon, white and heather.
Rachel Pally gives us yet another awesome top. The Tiered Cross Back Tank has pintucked banding and ruching at the V-neck, an unfinished edge at the bottom hem, and spaghetti straps that cross at the back. It's cute and flattering, and it's available in two colors: plum and melon (which is selling out fast).
February 22, 2008
Sometimes front ruffles annoy the Shirt Snob just like neck ties can. But we feel so differently about the Cascade Top by Robert Rodriguez; we just adore this top! Made of 100% silk, there is ruffle detail down the front, horizontal pleating throughout, four spaghetti straps that form a V at the front, two of which tie behind the neck, an asymmetrical bottom hem, back zipper, and lining. It's classy, quite unique, and looks like a lot of fun to wear. It's available in marble and black.
We know that everyone's moving away from sweaters as the weather starts to warm up, but this one is too great to pass up! The Margot Stripe Sweater by Marc by Marc Jacobsis striped with a crew neck, solid ribbed banding at the edges, a ribbed panel at the back, 3/4 length sleeves, and 2 1/2 inch cuffs. It's a silk and cashmere mix, so it's comfy as well as cute.
February 21, 2008
It's a busy week for Catherine Malandrino! This is the fourth top of hers that we're covering. They've all come out at once, and it's hard to choose just a couple to show since we love them all so much! The Striped Cami Top is a striped knit top with solid banding at the bottom hem and V-neck. There's also pleating and solid ribbed banding at the empire waist, a ribbed panel at the back, and one inch straps. We think it's a flattering tank, and we love the colors too!
When we first saw the Cielo Camisole by Catherine Malandrino, it took our breath away. This silk top has a pleated overlay at the body, shirred bodice, spaghetti straps, a hidden back zipper, and is lined. We love the colors and how well they go together. Yet another favorite from Catherine Malandrino!
Snorg Tees has a few new designs, and we like I'll Take the Physical Challenge as it references one of the best games shows ever.
The Beaded Racer Back Blouse by Development is just what it sounds like. There's tonal beading at the neck and bottom hem, and there's a racer back too. Besides that, this halter has a drawstring bow at the back, ruching at the V-neck, and it's lined. It's fun and flirty, perfect for going out!
The Flutter Top by Loeffler Randall is such a cute top with the ruffle trim along the scoop neck. It's also quite flattering with an empire waist with ruching and then a more loosely fitting body. There's also a hidden side zipper and thick straps. It's available in black and white.
February 20, 2008
The Colorblock Top by Robert Rodriguez is one of our new favorite blouses! This wrap top has contrast banding at the deep V-neck, contrast lining at the bodice, a contrast tie at the waist, hidden snap closure at the front, a hidden zipper at the side, and thick straps. We love the color contrasts and think it's stunning! It's being bought up quickly though, so if you like it, buy it before it's gone!
Yesterday we showed you a T-Bags top that we liked. We mentioned how we don't always love their prints. Well, here's one that is available on yesterday's top too that we really like a lot. Print Bra Cup Cap Sleeve Top is in a print that reminds us of a bandanna. It has a knot detail at the bust, ruching at the bust, a wide neck, and no sleeves.
We love wrap tops, and this next one is super cute. The Milk Wrap Top by Rory Beca is a sleeveless wrap blouse with a shimmery floral pattern throughout. There's a V-neck and a contrasting black tie at the waist that ties at the side, keeping the wrap secure. It would look great with your favorite pair of jeans!
Busted Tees has come out with three new shirts today, and we really like two of them. They are Vandelay Industries and San Dimas High School Football. Both reference greatness in our opinion!
The Coco Top by Catherine Malandrino is a great camisole that can be worn alone or with a cute jacket on top. It has twist detail and ruching at the molded cups, spaghetti straps, and ribbed banding at the bottom hem. It's available in two colors: noir and blanc.
February 19, 2008
New tees came out today at Threadless instead of Monday. We aren't thrilled with what they have this week, but our top picks are A Field With a Dream and the reprints Polar Gardening and Time Fades.
Sometimes the prints that T-Bags uses are a bit much for our tastes. We love to see tops like the Off Shoulder Top by T-Bags therefore. Great shirt but a bit more calming. This top has ruffle trim and elastic banding at the wide neck, thick straps, and unfinished edges at the asymmetrical bottom hem. It can be worn on or off the shoulder. If you prefer the prints, it's also available in three of them.
The Print Scrunchie Top by Black Halo has a black scrunchie that pulls all the fabric towards it at the empire waist, producing ruching around it. There's also a crossover V-neck and scrunchie straps that come together in a V at the back. We love the black and white floral print too.
We love how this next top is sexy but still classy. The Gathered Ring Top by Catherine Malandrino is crocheted from alpaca and semi-sheer with ring detail at the bust that has a peek-a-boo hole. There's also ruching at the V-neck, rolled edges at the cuffs, short sleeves, and a lined bust.
February 18, 2008
Sweetees is a designer that we really should showcase more on Shirt Snob as we really like their stuff. The Blanco Metallic Halter is definitely a new favorite. This halter top has three buttons behind the neck, elastic banding at the empire waist, a tie at the back, and ruching at the bodice. What really makes it special though is the burn-out floral detailing in the body of the top. There's also metallic gold shimmer throughout too.
The Cowl Top by Loeffler Randall is simple elegance. Made of 100% silk, it has a cowl neck, cap sleeves, and the jacquard pattern throughout. Wear it with jeans, a nice skirt, or anything in between. You'll look classy without even trying!
February 16, 2008
February 15, 2008
If you liked the straps on the Susana Monaco halter we showed you earlier this week, you should see the Cheo Halter Tunic by Susana Monaco. This tunic has the similar straps at the front, but on this top they tie behind the neck. There's also ruching at the bust and back, and patch pockets at the hips.
The Low Scoop Tee by Generra is pretty simple, but we like some variety in our tees. This top has ruching and ribbed banding at the scoop neck, tab detail at the shoulders, cap sleeves, unfinished rolled edges at the bottom hem and cuffs, and is semi-sheer. It's available in eggshell and lead.
February 14, 2008
The Print Halter Top by T-Bags is a very sexy top! It has ruchign and banding at the empire waist, elastic banding and ruchign at the back, lining at the bust, double spaghetti straps that tie behind the neck, and logo medallion. We also love the V4 print! It's available in another print too.
February 13, 2008
Busted Tees has some new shirts out, and we are fans of Prague and Retard(red).
Then over at Lucky Threadz, there's a Matt Damon tee. We try to keep this site clean, so go check it the link if you are interested or don't know what we're referring to. We think it's pretty funny as we loved the video!
The Kailani Top by Diane von Furstenberg is similar to yesterday's Tura Top with the strap detail at the back. This blouse has a V-back though. There's also contrasting white banding throughout, a V-neck, short sleeves, and it's 100% silk.
While we love how the Chiffon Blouse with Bow by Alexander Wang looks, we're having a hard time figuring it out. Black can be hard to make out in a picture. This top is supposedly strapless, so we're not sure how the shoulder straps (or whatever they are) come in to play. We think they are attached at the back, and you can do whatever you want with them, include drape them over your shoulders to the front like in the picture. This blouse also has three hook and eye closures in the back, has two layers, is semi-sheer, and has polka dot underwire lining at the bodice. It's also 100% silk.
February 12, 2008
The thick halter straps of the High Back Strap Top by Susana Monaco are what drew us in to this top. The straps wrap around the neck, and there's a high back that comes right up to the neck too, creating a racer back. The empire waist also has ruching. It's a fun and flattering top, and one that you could match with many different bottoms. It's only available in large now, so buy it before it's gone if this is your size.
From the front, the Tura Top by Diane von Furstenberg is a pretty blouse with a cowl neck. There's a dramatic back though, with the cowl crossing over at the lower back. There's also strap detail at the back, pleating at the shoulders, and three inch straps. It's also 100% silk.
February 11, 2008
We've been busy lately and haven't been able to update on the new designs that have come out in the last few days. So we're once again putting them all into one post. First up is Threadless. We are quite impressed this week, there's a ton of great designs. Our top picks are Magic Paintbrush, Flightless, Green, Windsurfingbird, and the reprint Watch the Snow Fall.
Ffee has just added a new Valentine tee in time for the holiday this week.
Finally, Scribtee has new designs, and we like Impossible Love and Submarine.
The stripes on the Margot Stripe Cardigan Sweater by Marc by Marc Jacobs make it a little more interesting than your typical solid colored cardigan while still keeping it conservative. This sweater is ribbed, has nine buttons down the front, a crew neck, and three inch cuffs at the long sleeves. Wear alone or with a cute white cami or tank underneath.
February 8, 2008
A Wren's Designs is an Etsy store that doesn't have much in their inventory, but we sure do love what they do have! The Amethyst Teardrop Glass Branch Necklace is stunning, as are the Black Teardrop Earrings with Red Branches. Check them out, you'll love them too!
The Wrap Empire Top at Max Studio is a pretty typical blouse coming from them. We really like the green color (it's also available in black) as well as how simple it is. It has flutter sleeves, an elastic waistband with shirring, baby ruffles at the shoulders that go around the back creating lots more shirring, a crossover V-neck, and raw edges. It's flirty and would look great with skinny jeans.
February 7, 2008
Boy Girl Party at Etsy is a cute shop that has a bunch of adorable t-shirts. Some of our favorites are Inky Octopus, Starry Owl, and Acorn Squirrel. The store sells cards, prints, and more too!
If you need a top for Valentine's Day, check out this one before it's gone! The gorgeous Sweetheart Embroidered Top by Wendy Katlen is a sleeveless blouse with red floral embroidery, a V-neck, pintucking, and a removeable red ribbon belt. Wear it with your favorite pair of nice jeans or a black skirt or anything in between. You're sure to be noticed either way!
February 6, 2008
The Erlan Top by Theory is pretty simple from the front, but the back is quite handsome. There's a tie and elastic banding, and it's rather open. The front has a wide neck top and seam detail at the empire waist. It's not too busy, but it's an elegant blouse.
With Valentine's Day coming up, we are all about red tops here at Shirt Snob. The Betri Top by Velvet is a great one for this month! This lightweight top has elastic banding and crocheted trim at the bib, shirred detail, and puff sleeves. The floral print helps make this top one you can wear well into the spring.
February 5, 2008
The Tie Strap Tank by Mint Jodi Arnold is definitely not something you see every day. There's a very unique embroidery in the body of the top, and much of it is gold which leads to a very interesting look. There's also thick straps, a scoop neck with layered banding, bow at the back, and unfinished edges at the banding. It's also lined.
Threadless came out with new designs yesterday. Our favorites are Yeti Hated His Size 5 Feet, Ketchup and Mustard, and the reprint Runnin' Rhino.
We think the Juliette Blouse by Cynthia Steffe is just so pretty! It's not boring yet still seems rather simple. Made of 100% silk, it has ruffle trim and a tie at the neck, 10 buttons down the front, banding and ruching at the cuffs, short sleeves, and is semi-sheer. You could wear it with so many different bottoms and dress it up or down. It's very versatile and you'll get a lot of use from it.
February 4, 2008
The Off Shoulder Top by Rory Beca has a great bohemian look without the wild print. This top is 100% silk, sits off the shoulders as the name implies, has ruching and smocked elastic banding at the neck, bottom hem, and cuffs, a tie at the waist, and long sleeves.
We like how the Bra Top by Cynthia Steffe takes some of our favorite things and puts them all together in one top. As the name indicates, there are molded cups at the bust. Then there are floral eyelets throughout. But even better, those eyelets are metallic! This tank also has pleating at the empire waist, elastic banding at the back, a hidden side zipper, half inch straps, and is lined. It's sexy and fun, and we want it!
February 1, 2008
We recently discovered Carolina Barbieri at Twist, and we are in heaven! Her jewelry is stunning and gorgeous, and we want everything we see. It's a bit pricy, so we won't be buying up each and every piece any time soon. But if you want to treat yourself, you should really check them out. Our favorites include the Double Peridot Necklace and the Ruby and Garnet Charm Necklace. Check out her website too.
Let's Be Awesome is a relatively new t-shirt company that was started by the same people who run Fooey, a popular children's clothing online store. We are quite happy that they've started tees for adults too as their designs are great. Their goal is to design shirts that the owner would want to wear for 20 years, which we like a lot. It's nice to have items in your closet that you can always turn to without worrying if they are still in style. Some of the Shirt Snob's favorites include Heartbreaker, Seagull, and the Heat is On. We wish they had a few more designs available to women, but as they are new, we're sure it'll happen in time.