March 31, 2008
Threadless has new designs today as it's Monday. We like one new one (The Sea and the Sky) and two reprints (You've Got Some Splaining To Do and Loch Ness Imposter. This doesn't mean that the other designs are bad, but they aren't designs that we'd want to be wearing.
The Cotton Factory just had new designs come out as well. We really like Jaws in Space and Jonah and the Whale.
Finally, Nuda Tees came out with four new designs today. We are big fans of Infinite Love Simple, and Smokey Deux isn't bad either.
March 31, 2008
The Leigh Tank by C&C California is a sexy tank with elastic banding and lace trim at the top and bottom hems and adjustable spaghetti straps. It's available in four colors (grass, navy, rosebud, and white), and it's not too expensive so you can buy it in more than one color.
March 31, 2008
March 31, 2008
We like the back of the T-Back Tank by Alisha Levine. It's a little unusual but not complex or weird. The back is a racer back with different proportions than other racer backs out there. There's also a scoop neck, surged bottom hem, thick straps, 100% silk, and available in black and sherbert.
March 30, 2008
The Silk Swing Tank by Geren Ford is a fun top to wear because it's long, loose, and forgiving! Made from 100% silk, it has ruching at the bust and back, spaghetti straps that cross at the back, and an asymmetrical bottom hem. It's available in a bunch of colors too, but they are going fast!
March 29, 2008
The Jersey Tank Top by Splendid is one of those staples that everyone needs in their closet during the summer months. It has shirring at the neck and back, a scoop neck, and spaghetti straps. It's available in three colors (fuschia, daisy, and turf) and inexpensive enough to buy in all three colors!
March 28, 2008
The Polka Dot Thermal Hoodie by Splendid is a very cute and youthful top. There is button detail at the neck, ruching at the bust and shoulders, short cap sleeves, a hood, and polka dots throughout. It's available in iris, sapphire, and turf.
The V Neck Tank by Rory Beca is nice because it's simple and cute. It has banding at the V-neck, ruching at the bust, two inch straps, and is 100% silk. It's also available in four colors: berry, black, milk, and silver.
March 27, 2008
The Silk/Cotton Voile Top by Hera has rosette detail throughout the bib and neck that end up as straps in thew back that we think are amazing and so beautiful. This graceful blouse also has pleating at the neck, a lining, and a tie at the upper back. It's definitely something you won't see anyone else wearing, so you'll be sure to stand out in this top!
The Lesy Top by Velvet is a new look from Velvet as we don't think we've seen them do a twist anywhere other than the bust. On this top, they have the twist on the bodice for a very unusual look. This tank also has a deep V-neck and is a beautiful blue color.
The Loreto Camisole by What Comes Around Goes Around is a sexy top that has a bohemian feel to it. It's all crocheted, and there's a tie at the back along with six buttons. It's available in indigo and ivory.
March 26, 2008
The Dainty Top by Madison Marcus is quite an interesting look that we definitely haven't seen before. This top has scalloped sleeves, gathered scallops at the square neck, and is 100% silk. We love the bright yellow color, perfect for spring!
The Deco Trees Crepe de Chine Top by Anna Sui is perfect if you want to show off your great back. There's two tie closures at the open back. This top also has seam detail and ruching at the bust, contrast piping at the bottom hem and back, and is lined at the bodice. It's 100% silk too.
We haven't done a tie tyed top in a few weeks now, so here's the Cosmo Tie-Dye Tank by C&C California. This top has ruching, elastic banding, and a tie at the empire waist. There are adjustable spaghetti straps, four inch slits at the sides, and it is semi-sheer. It's available in two colors: freedom/navy and natural/mushroom.
March 25, 2008
The Tiah Top by Velvet is a sweet looking tank due to the lace inset at the neckline. This top also has ruching at the bust, an unfinished rolled edge at the bottom hem, and adjustable spaghetti straps. It's available in black, ocean, and white.
We can't think of a more fun top to wear than the Bow Camisole by IRO. It has a metallic bodice and metallic sparkle in the print body, knot detail and ruching at the bust, ruching at the empire waist, smocked elastic banding at the back, a lined bodice, and adjustable spaghetti straps. We love this look, it reminds us of the ocean and waves.
The Rope Cord Top by Sweetface is unusual because of the rope detailing, as the name implies. The cord detail is at the neck and front part of the straps. The straps also tie behind the neck, there's elastic banding at the back, and this halter is 100% silk.
March 24, 2008
The sale at Threadless continues through Wednesday, so don't forget to take advantage of the great prices! They have new designs too, and we like Let It Grow, My Broderie Tyrannosaurus, and the reprints We Can Fix It and Sublimi'mAwesomeinal.
The Grey and Yellow Top by Coven has very interesting color combinations that really allow this blouse to pop out in a crowd. It's slightly oversized with a wide neck, asymmetrical stripe detail, and short sleeves. Would look great with a variety of bottoms.
The Prism Tunic Tank by EDUN is unique, simple yet interesting, and we can't get enough of it! This tank has subtle tonal strips throughout, contrast banding at the V-neck and V-back, contrast insets at the bust and back, and is lined.
We love how sexy the Bustier Babydoll Top by Black Halo is without being too over the top or showing off too much skin. This halter has a satin bust with thick halter straps that close behind the neck with three buttons, a fitted bust, side zipper, and is 100% silk. We really like how the form fitting bust contrasts with the flowing and loose fitting body. The print is quite pretty too.
March 23, 2008
There are some new tees out there that we wanted to tell you all about. First up is Little Odd Forest who has two new designs: Enchanted Little Odd Forest Tank Top and The Owl Parade! TankTop.
Then there are some new designs over at Individualitee. We like Peace of Cake and Moby's. Don't forget that they allow you to choose your color tee among other things. If you enjoy being creative but don't want to actually come up with a design yourself, this is a great place to shop.
The Jilda Top by Diane von Furstenberg is exactly what we love about this designer. This wrap is made from a beautiful and interesting print and has a fold over collar, a tie at the waist, gathering at the short sleeves, and is 100% silk. It's sexy and sophisticated and can be worn in so many different situations.
March 22, 2008
If you want a cute t-shirt, we like the Stitched Pleat Short Sleeve Tee by Vince. It has pleating and ruffle trim at the scoop neck, short sleeves, and is semi-sheer. It's a little more exciting than your typical plain tee, and it's available in three colors: black, westwood, and white.
If you like this top, you may also like the Stitched Pleat Sleeveless Tee by Vince which is pretty similar but with no sleeves.
March 21, 2008
The Sequin Camisole by Development is a very pretty blouse that could be worn alone or under a cute jacket to work. It has a silk overlay with an attached camisole, gathering and lace trim around the neck and shoulders, lace trim near the bottom hem, pintucked center panel, and sequins throughout the top. It's elegant and has amazing details!
The Ruffle Neck Voile Top by Sine is a pretty simple tank, but it has a few cute layers of ruffles at the neckline. There's also a side zipper, pleating at the front, and the back has a small slit and a button by the neck. Dress up a pair of jeans with this top, or pair it with a cute skirt for a dressier look.
We think this next blouse would be great for going out on the town in. The Rock N Roll Tank by LaROK has stud detail at the V-neck, inverted pleats at the fitted hem, and a high back. If you want a top with a bit of attitude, this is definitely an option!
March 20, 2008
From the front, the Keesha Racer Back Top by Velvet is a pretty but boring tank. But it's quite pretty from the back. It has a racer back with crochetd detailing. There's also a scoop neck, ruching at the sides, one inch straps, and an unfinished and rolled bottom hem. It's available in black and scarletta.
If you need a sweater this spring, or something to keep you warm at work in all that air conditioning this summer, the Hynde Knit Sweater by Jamison is worth a look. This elegant cardigan has horizontal ribbing throughout, double breasted tonal buttons down the front, and elbow length sleeves.
Here's a cute tank for summer that can be worn with so many different bottoms and at so many different occasions. The Urban Gather Tank by Susana Monaco has a V-neck, ruching at the bust, two inch straps, and tonal banding at the bodice. It's available in two colors: biscuit and midnight.
March 19, 2008
We are fond of the Mackay Tank by Velvet because we love the twist at the bust. We know this isn't exactly a unique design, but it's one we can't get enough of. This tank also has elastic banding at the back, thick straps, and is available in two colors: black and cream.
Susana Monaco makes so many simple and elegant tops. The String Baby Doll Cami by Susana Monaco is one. It'd be a great addition to anyone's wardrobe and would quickly become a staple. It has ruching at the empire waist, a lined bodice, and spaghetti straps that cross at the back. It's available in sugar and black.
March 18, 2008
The Wedge Top by M Missoni is unlike anything we've ever had on Shirt Snob in the past. It has a relaxed boat neck, a removable tie at the waist, and is semi-sheer. We love the bright stripes, and how it can be so loose fitting and yet still so flattering with the tie.
We just can't get enough yellow right now. The Pleated Puff Sleeve Blouse by Laila Azhar is a perfect blouse for spring. It has buttons down the front, pleating at the scoop neck, a scoop back, puff sleeves, and a lining. It's also a cotton and silk mix.
Yet another dot top! We think that all these blouses are really cute, so we decided why not show you one more? The Puffed Dots Top by Marc by Marc Jacobs has pin dots throughout as well as ruffle trim at the square neckline, smocked banding at the bust and back, and one inch straps.
March 17, 2008
Threadless has started a new sale today. Shirts start at $9, but each has a different price this time around. There are new designs out too, and our favorites include Citrust Me, Pinata, and the reprints Video Games Ruined My Life, Refrigerator Running, Moon Kite, Infinity MPG, and Meat is Murder. The sale ends Sunday, March 23 at midnight.
If you want something a little sexy without showing off much skin, the Amora Tunic by Velvet is a great option. We love the crochet banding at the square neckline that show a little peek a boo of skin without actually showing anything off. It also has crocheting at the bottom hem, a single button and keyhole at the cuffs, 3/4 length sleeves, and is available in three colors: white, black, and fatigue.
We like it when a cute top is available in a variety of colors. The more colors there are, the better chance one has of finding one in a good color for you. And if you love the top, you can buy it in more than one color! The Napa Tunic by Velvet is available in four great colors: black, white, lapis, and orangina. This top also has a V-neck, racer back, an unfinished rolled edge at the bottom hem, seam detail and lining at the bust, and spaghetti straps.
March 15, 2008
We don't usually show expensive tees on Shirt Snob because we think there are a ton of fashionable and fun ones out there that are relatively inexpensive. However, we love this one too much to pass up, probably because it has an Indian influence that we love. The T-Shirt by AKA New York has a crew neck, worn edges and is semi-sheer. The elephant design is interesting and beautiful.
March 14, 2008
Peggy Li has a lot of new pieces out since we last wrote about her designs back in 2006. Her work has been seen on TV's "Grey's Anatomy", "Medium", "What About Brian?" as well as in the pages of teenVogue, Lucky and Oprah magazines. We really like her jewelry. Our top picks include the Sunstone Glow Necklace, Rose Quartz Spear Earrings, and the Sapphire Dangle Necklace.
The blue color on this next top is amazing! The Flutter Sleeve Blouse by Lauren Moffatt is made from a beautiful blue stretch satin, and it has a double snap closure at the deep V-neck, ruching at the bodice, and short flutter sleeves.
Here's a white linen top perfect for spring! The Embroidered Linen Date Top by Juicy Couture has embroidered banding at the square neck, a crochet tie at the waist, ruffle trim at the bust and back, lace trim at the two inch straps, and five buttons at the side. We think innocent and flirty tops like this one are so much fun to wear as the weather gets warmer.
March 13, 2008
The prints on these next two blouses by Elissa Coleman are amazing and so unusual. First there's the Malo Top. This 100% silk top has a square neckline, two inch banding and ruching at the bottom hem, no sleeves, and is hand painted.
The Viva Top is also hand painted with ruching at the covered cord neckline, a split back, no sleeves, and a lining. It too is 100% silk. These both are so pretty and unique, quickly making us big fans of Elissa Coleman!
If you have a small waist, the Tie Front Cap Sleeve Top by Generra would be a great way to show it off. This tunic has tonal stripes throughout, a V-back, tie at the waist, patch pockets, and thick cuffs at the short dolman sleeves.
Vintage Vantage has a few new tees available. We really like Technology and Jesus Loves Immigrants.
Waterloo has a cute new designs as well, Woodstock. It's available for pre-order now at 10% off and will ship later this month.
Finally, Busted Tees came out with new designs this week. We like Mr. Plow and WWF.
The Topanga Blouse by Ella Moss would be a great cover up this summer. It has a V-neck, five buttons at the front, smocked elastic banding and a tie at the bottom hem, elastic banding and ruching at the cuffs, elbow length sleeves, and is semi-sheer. There are also stripes throughout, and it's available in black and white.
March 12, 2008
The Mini Dot Dobby Tank Top by Marc by Marc Jacobs is one of our new favorites! This flirty tank top has stripes and pin dots throughout, ruching and tie detail at the bust, ruching at the empire waist, double grosgrain straps, a hidden back zipper, and is lined. The yellow color is beautiful too, perfect for spring!
This next blouse is very feminine and unique. The Scallop Blouse by Karen Zambos Vintage Couture is 100% silk with a scoop neck, tiers with unfinished scalloped edges, short flutter sleeves, and a lining. Wear this top out, and you won't have to worry about someone else wearing something similar. We haven't seen a top like this before!
We wrote about the Bye Bye Birdie Slip Cami by Twelfth St. by Cynthia Vincent last year, but it's available again in different colors. It is 100% silk and has a V-neck, smocked banding at the empire waist, and adjustable spaghetti straps. It's also semi-sheer and comes in beige, black, and marigold.
We love tops that help you look great while still being super comfortable. The Cecilia Top by Ella Moss is a loose fitting blouse with a square neck, a crocheted lace yoke, ruching at the bust and back, elastic banding at the bottom hem, ruching and a tie closure with heart detail at the cuffs, and short sleeves. It is semi-sheer and available in black and white.
March 11, 2008
The Super Fine Pique Top by Marc by Marc Jacobs is such a great top because it's flattering, unique, and looks awfully comfortable too! It has multiple buttons at the front, a fold-over collar, ruching at the shoulders and waist, and short sleeves with a single button and ruching at the cuffs. It's available in two colors: collegiate green and paris, which is selling out fast.
The orange circular print on the Button Back Tank by MINT is quite interesting and rather fun. We also love orange and are happy to find the color in the springtime. This tank has a ruffles at the neck, four buttons at the back, no sleeves, and a silk lining.
We thought the name Lauren Conrad sounded familiar. Turns out she was on Laguna Beach. We have never watched the show, but we do like this top she's designed. The Bree Tank is a simple jersey tank with ruching at the scoop neck and 1/2 inch straps. It's available in blue jewel and sienna, which aren't really spring colors to us. Luckily, they are colors we love anyway, so we decided to tell you about this cute top in case you feel the same way.
Dots are just everywhere right now! Here are two more we discovered that we think re cute. The Dot Blouse by Juicy Couture has embroidered circular dots throughout. There's also three buttons at the top, ruching at the bust, pleating inset at the front and at the tiered bottom hem, ruching at the 3/4 length sleeves, banding and a single button at the cuffs, and it is semi-sheer.
Then we have the Dot Date Top by Juicy Couture. This tank has the same circular dot pattern as the blouse above. There's ruching at the front, pleating at the tiered hem, smocked banding and a bow at the back, adjustable spaghetti straps, and it is lined. It's also available in two colors: black and charmaine.
March 10, 2008
The Bestee Awards came out today. These are awards that Threadless gives to their top designers. New designs are also available today at Threadless. Our favorites are Collateral Damage, Make Love Not War, and the reprint I Listen to Bands.
There are two new ones available for pre-order at Glarkware that we really like: The Fake News and Public Super Announcement. They will ship in April.
The Len Tubular Tank by Theory isn't a super exciting top. It's just a stretchy tank with one inch straps and a scoop neck. However, it's available in a ton of bright colors that are quite popular this season, namely azul, neon pink, highlight, shamrock, and white.
The print on the Cap Sleeve Keyhole Top by Milly really makes us think of spring, so it's perfect for this time of year! There's ruching and atie at the scoop neck, a keyhole and four buttons at the front, short sleeves, elastic banding at the cuffs, and is lined with a 100% silk shell.
March 7, 2008
Durt Bagz are bags with made up and funny caution signs on them. We hadn't seen anything like them before, so we were intrigued. They were started when the owner got the idea to make bags with signs on them after spotting a dramatic and funny caution sign while hiking one day. From that day on, the goal with this company was to have people never look at street signs the same way again.
The kind people over at Durt Bagz were kind enough to send the Shirt Snob a bag for review. We asked for Have You Heard This One? because we thought it was pretty funny. The picture is of a horse, a priest, and a rabbi walking into a bar. It's a satchel bag, black (although also available in khaki), and made of a polyester blend. It's a good heavy material, 15 x 14 x 6 inches, and definitely stands up to a lot of weight. So if you like to stuff your bags with lots of stuff, this will do the job great. It has five pockets - a large one on the front, and two on each side. There are no pockets inside, which we sort of like because inside pockets just take away from the space for your bigger items. The inside is lined and therefore easy to clean, and the strap is adjustable too.
The bag is a great size. It's large and can fit a lot in it, but it's not so big that it's weird looking and cumbersome. We are actually thinking about using it as a diaper bag because we don't need the inner pockets anymore and want something that doesn't look like a typical diaper bag. This would be a great bag for a lot of other uses too, including a book bag, overnight bag, carry on bag, and more. It'll make a great conversation piece with the caution sign too.
If you like Durt Bagz but don't see a sign that fits your personality, you can also add your own to their mix as well as vote on ones that others have made and placed on their site. So if you are the creative type, this is a fun place for you!
We really like our Durt Bagz and will be using it plenty in the future. If you are in the market for a casual and fun bag, this is definitely a site to consider!
We really are fond of the print on the Mosaic Tile Top by Free People. It reminds us of a bandanna in the best possible way. A recent T-Bags print also has, so we must like bandannas! This tank has a V-neck, smocked empire waist, piping at the neck and straps, fitted bodice, and a skirted bottom. It's available in three colors: red, blue, and olive.
Snorg has a couple new tees available: I'd Like to Double Your and I Drink Your Milkshake. We're embarrassed to say we still haven't see There Will Be Blood, so we don't get the second tee at all. But we do know that it's become quite a popular saying since the movie came out.
We aren't sure if this tee is new, but Irish I Were Drunk at Busted Tees is pretty funny. It's also on sale through March 9.
Teetonic has a few new designs too. We really like Heart of Pac even though we are the worst Pac Man player known.
If you're looking for something sexy and sultry, we think the Habotai Tank Top by Min Young Lee is a great option. It has a scoop neck, smocked elastic banding at the empire waist, and spaghetti straps. It's also 100% silk and is quite flattering too.
March 6, 2008
Burn Suburbia is a t-shirt company that we're recently found out about. What makes them different is that a designer will make one design based on their home city. So each tee is from a different person and celebrates the city and culture of a different city. Each design is hand screenprinted onto American Apparel tees. Each shirt is available in both mens and womens sizes too. We are impressed with their designs, and they are unlike anything else we've seen. Definitely check Burn Suburbia out.
We love eyelet tops, and this is one of the first of the year that we've seen. The Eyelet Pullover Cake Couture has a V-neck, empire waist with ruffle, eyelet flower print in the body, short sleeves trimmed with ruffle and elastic banding, a side zipper, and is sheer.
The High Neck Tank by Vera Wang Lavender Label has metallic stripes, which make it a little more glamourous than similar tops. It also has a boat neck and no sleeves. Pair it with a great pair of jeans for a really simple and pulled together look.
March 5, 2008
We love the print of this next top, the Strawberry Fields Top by Ella Moss. It has ruching at the V-neck, a drawstring and ruching at the bottom hem, bead detail ath the drawstring, elbow length sleeves, and elastic banding and ruching at the cuffs. It's available in two colors, artichoke and mediteranean, but both are selling quickly!
Showcasing the Silk Charmeuse Shell by Max Studio here at Shirt Snob can be a surprise to no one as it's yet another elegant black and white blouse. This one has hand embroidered details at the empire waist, neck, and arm holes, hand crocheted rosettes at the neck that end in dangle, pleating throughout, and is lined. It's a flattering fit and would look good alone, with a jacket, or with any number of bottoms.
Tees My Body has new tees out. We really like My Blog as we can relate!
There are eight new designs at Random Shirts this week, and they've decided to make a March Madness contest out of them in case you want to play. We are more interested in the tees though. Our favorites include Agnosticism, Problem Solver, and Time Travel Champion 1985.
If you liked the Ruffled Neckline Date Top by Juicy Couture from last week, you may also like the Daisy Swiss Dot Cami by Splendid. This tank has a fitted bust with ruffle trim, a crossover V-neck, ruching at the empire waist, and dots accent the body just like with the Juicy top. It's also semi-sheer with a lined bodice.
March 4, 2008
We love colorblocked tops here at Shirt Snob such as the Colorblock Pleated Camisole by Vince. This tank has pleat detail at the torso, a scoop neck, empire waist, and a side zipper. It's actually pretty simple, allowing the colors to make its statement.
The Diamond Shrunken Blazer by Iisli is a cute way to wear your camis and tanks but still stay warm. This cable knit sweater has a single button at the front, a notched collar, 3/4 length sleeves, and double snap closure at the cuffs. We think you could get a lot of use out of this blazer, it's definitely a great investment for your wardrobe.
March 3, 2008
There are new tees available today at Threadless and Noisebot. First up is Threadless, where there are nine new designs available. We like Run, Scienstists, Run!, Past, Present, and Future, I Love the (Eighteen) 80s, and the reprint We're on the Same Level.
Noisebot has six new designs today. Our top picks are Mushroom Dealer, Hunting, and Big Bad Cozy Wolf.
If you like T-Bags, here's one of their typical tops that we've come to love. The Print V Neck Short Sleeve Kimono Top by T-Bags has a deep V-neck and back, ruching and elastic banding at the empire waist, ruching at the shoulders, short sleeves, and an unfinished bottom hem. It's available in four prints, although one is selling out quite quickly.
The Taupe Mistress Top by Nanette Lepore is quite unique because it has stitched ruching throughout which we can't recall ever seeing before. There's also a crossover V-neck, banding at the empire waist, cap sleeves, and a hidden back zipper. This blouse is also made from a silk and bamboo mix.
March 1, 2008