April 30, 2008
Here's a very delicate looking top. The Boeing Top by YAYA AFLALO is a wrinkled silk-chiffon top with a split V-neck, ruffle trim and a tie at the neck, embroidery throughout, a single button and ruching at the cuffs, long sleeves, and an asymmetrical bottom hem. It's also semi-sheer. If you have a few simple white tank tops in your closet, this is a great top to pair with them.
April 30, 2008
Here's another Free People goodie. The Pullover Hoodie is a striped pullover with rounded pockets at the hip a drawstring at the hood, solid ribbed banding at the edges, ruching at the waist, and long sleeves. It's perfect for hanging out around your house, and it looks super comfortable too.
April 30, 2008
Shop Bop has recently started selling Free People. We love their bohemian looks, so we're glad to see that yet another retailer is carrying this great label. The Tie-Dye Crochet Top by Free People is a great example of what makes them so great. This tie dye tank has a crocheted inset and ruching at the bust and double braided spaghetti straps that cross at the back. It's available in coco combo and rainforest combo.
April 29, 2008
Here's an ombre blouse with a more tie dye feel about it. The Ombre Top by Splendid has elastic banding and ruching at the bust, 3/4 puff sleeves, banding at the cuffs, and is semi-sheer. It's available in four colors: hot pink, persimmon, sapphire, and turf.
April 29, 2008
We can't get enough of Rebecca Taylor, she makes amazing tops. The Sparkle Camisole is yet another beauty. Made from a stretch silk, there's pintucking at the bust and back, one inch straps with jewels that come to a T at the back, and a hidden side zipper. The yellow color is perfect for summer too.
The Double Tank by Vince is neat because it has two great features. There's the colorblock aspect, with the bottom being a darker, contrasting color, and then there's also a white double layer to the tank. We think they go really well together. This top also has one inch straps and a scoop neck, is available in bali and heather grey. You may also like the Colorblock Double Layer Long Sleeve Top by Vince if you like this top.
April 28, 2008
There are new designs at Threadless today. Our top picks are Attack on Literacy!, Dog Fight, And He Just Did Not Have A Clue, and Pessimistic or Optimistic?
At Design By Humans, we really like their new design Taking Tree.
There are two new designs at Snorg Tees, and we think they're both funny. They are Can You Beer Me Now? and Save the Clocktower.
If you're looking for a cute cover up for those long tanks in your closet, consider the Beach Bomber Jacket by Free People. This cropped cardigan sweater has vertical welt pockets at the front, six snaps down the front, ribbed banding at the edges, elastic banding at the bottom hem, 3/4 sleeves, and a lining. This can also be something you continue wearing into the fall months, so you'll get a lot of use out of it.
The Shirt Snob has always had a thing for the single button below the bust look. We fell in love with it in high school, and we would wear this look every day if we could. The Safari Blazer by Iisli has that single button, but there's also patch pockets at the front, slits at the cuffs, long sleeves, a notched collar, and it is semi-sheer. It's a great blazer for the warm summer months.
The simple and sexy Cheryl Tank by Lauren Conrad is perfect for a lazy summer day. Made of wrinkled cotton-gauze, this tank has 1/2 inch straps, contrast stitching at the neck, and ruching at the neck and back. It's also semi-sheer and available in blue jewel and peacock green. Also check out the Cheryl Dot Tank, which is very similar except it doesn't have the contrast stitching but instead has embroidered dots throughout.
April 27, 2008
This top is adorable but selling out fast. The Lou Top by Dallin Chase is a two tone striped halter top with smocked elastic banding at the back, ruching at the empire waist and bust, a hidden side zipper, and straps that tie behind the neck. Get there soon to make sure it's available still in your size!
April 26, 2008
The Charlotte Stripe Top by Marc by Marc Jacobs is an adorable top. It feels very girly, and we love the color combinations. This striped tank has four buttons at the front, one inch straps, and solid banding at the top hem, straps, and placket. It's available lilac gypsum and misty blue.
April 25, 2008
If you like the macramé top yesterday, you'll love the Flutter Sleeve Top at MaxStudio. It has a macramé flower design at the center of the bust and macramé along the empire waist at the front, baby ruffles at the back of the waist, ruching at the bust and waist, a V-neck, short sleeves, and a raw bottom edge. It's available in blue and black.
The Off Shoulder Top by Milly is the perfect little sweater for warmer weather. It has a wide neck, pointelle detail at the front, ribbed banding at the neck and bottom hem, and cap sleeves. It's sophisticated and a great way to show off your shoulders!
We love the contrasting colors on the Kite Runner Tank by Twinkle. The contrasting color is on the straps and outlining the bust, criss crossing at a knot at he center of the back. There's also ruching at the bust. It's available in two color combinations: black/midnight and dove/periwinkle.
April 24, 2008
Once again, Max Studio gives us an amazing top. The Embellished Cami has macramé at the center of the bust, as well as around the top of the bust and at the straps. There's also baby ruffles and ruching at the empire waist. It is available in both cream and black.
The Jersey Camisole by Rory Beca is a very elegant top that you could wear with jeans or to a wedding depending on the bottoms. It has a drawstring and pleating at the neckline, banding and a beautiful single button at the left side of the bottom hem, and spaghetti straps.
The Slub Camisole by Splendid is a great top that you can wear alone or under a jacket or sweater in cooler weather. We think you'd get a lot of use out of it. It has ruffle trip and elastic banding at the neck, elastic banding at the empire waist, spaghetti straps, surged edge and woven banding at the bottom hem, and it's semi-sheer. It's available in three colors: black, chino, and white.
April 23, 2008
In case you haven't noticed in our sales, for today only, get all tees at Busted Tees for only $12. This sale ends at midnight tonight, so take advantage of it!
We love the clean lines of Susana Monaco tops. The Alba Tube Tank has seam detail at the empire waist, cut out detail at the back, one inch straps, and a lined bust. It's sexy but still sophisticated, a great combo.
Well, we just wrote that we hadn't seen these pom poms before, and then we find another top with them. So maybe we have a bad memory, or maybe they are the new thing. Either way, we think they are cute. On the Live In Love Top by Joie, there is a drawstring at the wide neck with the tassel detail. There's also the same drawstring and tassels at the cuffs of the short sleeves. This top also has smocked elastic banding at the bottom hem, floral embroidery throughout, is 100% silk, and is available in black olive and bright white.
Here's something that we haven't seen before. The Annabelle Camisole by Joie has double straps that tie at the back, with little fringe pom poms hanging from the straps. It's a really cute idea. Besides that, this cami has many other nice features, such as ruching and floral embroidery at the bust and back, scalloped edge at the bottom hem, and a hidden side zipper. It's also 100% silk and available in bright white and rose red.
April 22, 2008
If you like the last tops, you may also like the Shirred Ombre Top by Vince. This one is fluid instead of striped with ruffle trim and ruching at the neck, a tie at the back, spaghetti straps, and a lining. It's also 100% silk and available in two colors, basalt and military.
Here are two more tops that are very similar so we thought we'd group them together, much like yesterdays' tops. The Ombre Rugby Stripe Long Tank by Splendid is a striped jersey tank with solid ribbed banding at the neck and arm openings and one inch straps.
Then there's the Ombre Rugby Stripe Tank by Splendid, which has the similar ombre striping (although in different colors), but it has a V-neck with three buttons at the bust, ruching at the placket, and a racer back.
The Cascade Top by Vince is a great top for work, and you can wear it as a shell or alone with a nice pair of pants. Then pair it with jeans to dress it down for the weekends. It has ruching at the bust, no sleeves, and it's made from a silk and spandex mix so it's a little stretchy.
April 21, 2008
Every Little Counts is a tee and top company that sells limited ediction printed shirts for romantic girls. They were just started earlier this year by Amy Snider, and these tops are made by her in LA. According to the website,
the mission of the line is to provide affordable and feminine garments for women that express feelings of romance, independence, and nostalgia.
That sounds great to us! There is an Etsy Store
where this line is sold online (there's a few stores it's sold in as well). Some of the Shirt Snob's favorites include the Sweet and Sensual Camisole
, the Romantic Black Camisole with Applique, and Je T'aime Nature
Here's two cute tops that are very similar, so we thought we'd put them together into one post. The Gauze Multi Wrap Top by Foley + Corinna is a wrinkled cotton-gauze top with a tie and overlay at the front, spaghetti straps, and a lining. It's available in navy and peacock.
Then there's the Crinkle Multi Wrap Top by Foley + Corinna. This top looks very siimilar, but it has boding at the bodice and a hidden zipper at the back on top of the tie and wrap detail at the front, spaghetti straps and lining. There's also more ruching at the bust, and this top is 100% silk.
We haven't hidden our love of Nanette Lepore on Shirt Snob. Here's yet another beautiful top of hers that we are totally enamored of. The Here To Stay Top is silk top with ruching and band detail at the front, crossover V-neck, no sleeves, hidden back zipper, and a lining at the bodice. It's feminine and a classic look that you can wear for years. It's available in two colors too, stone and viola.
April 20, 2008
There are a lot of new tees out this weekend. First up is Retro Campaigns (who we reviewed recently). They have four designs that have just been released, and we like them all. They are LBJ Reins, WDWYFW, Goldwater, and Goldwater Elephant. They've also added three other designs in women's sizes: McGovern, Kennedy 68, and Carter Mass. We really love this company and want all of these designs!
No Star has three new designs, including Bow Wow Wow and Brewnami.
Finally, Noisebot has some new designs out too. We think Circle of Trust is pretty funny.
Here's a fun top for a casual setting. The St. Vincent Top by What Comes Around Goes Around is a semi-sheer print tank with seam detail at the empire waist, three buttons and darting at the bust, ruffle trim at the straps, and a hidden side zipper. It's available in indigo (which is selling out fast) and red.
April 19, 2008
Splendid is one of our favorite designers because they make so many cute tops in very affordable prices. The Very Light & Fashionable Tank is a perfect example of this. This tank has a scoop neck, racer back, pleating at the bust and back, spaghetti straps, and is available in black and cassis.
Check out the cute tee that was found on another Blogpire blog, What's All the Racquet? It's a print from 1977 that they've recently started selling again. If you are looking for a cute top to wear on the courts, this is definitely one to consider!
April 18, 2008
The Moroccan Blue Jersey Halter by Joie is a very casual looking halter, thanks to the two front pouch pockets. This top also has a drawstring at the bottom hem, a crossover V-neck with ruching, elastic banding below the bust, an empire waist, and a tie well behind the neck, falling down the back even.
The Embroidered Halter Top at MaxStudio is a perfect spring top. It's the same color as the leaves that are finally beginning to emerge on the trees, and it's open while not being overly sexy (versus other tops that show a little more skin and feel a bit more appropriate for those 100 degree days). It has a tie behind the neck, empire waist, crossover V-neck, shirring at the bust and waist, elastic banding at the back, and embroidery and eyelet detail by the bottom hem.
The Jenvie Top by Velvet is unlike many others by this designer as it's much darker. Made of 100% silk, it has panels of lace down the front, a ribbon tie at the waist, puff sleeves, and smocking at the back. It is a pretty and unusual wrap, and would be great as a cover up for those warm summer nights.
April 17, 2008
A lot of new tees have come out recently. First up is Vintage Vantage (whom you may remember we just reviewed). They have three new designs, and we like Young Rich Sexy Free and Waking Up. Don't forget to enter shirtsnob at check out to receive 21% off your order.
Over at Snorg Tees, there are two new designs out. We like Unlucky Unicorn.
Scribtee has a few new designs this week. The Shirt Snob is fond of both Chair Tree and Ghost Ship.
Go Ape Shirts has a few new designs, and we really like The Persistence of Rock 2.
The Ruffle Neck Camisole by Hanii Y is one of those interesting tops that is probably not for everyone, but the Shirt Snob loves. There's ruffle trim and pleating at the scoop neck, cord straps, cord detail and chiffon ruffle at the bust, and it is semi-sheer. We feel that while it's not bright and flashy, you'll be noticed by everyone in the room when wearing it.
We always think of stripes when Ella Moss comes to mind, so we're thrilled to find another striped top by this designer. The Mary Ann Top has stripes throughout, ruching and a button at the bust, banding and ruching at the bottom hem, four buttons and knot detail at the back, and double straps. It's available in two colors: bloom and julep.
Velvet seems to have away of making simple tops like the Sonoma Top by Velvet the favorite one in your closet. This tee has a scoop neck with ruching, puff sleeves, and a long body. It's available in two colors (organina and white), and it's inexpensive enough that you can buy both!
What first drew us to the Aster Double Knit Jacket by Marc by Marc Jacobs was the acorn brown color, which is one of our favorites. It has rickrack trim throughout, striped flap detail at the front welt pockets, striped inset at the cuffs, striped lining, long sleeves, and two vents at the back. This jacket would be stylish way for you to stay warm in those cold, air conditioned rooms this summer.
April 16, 2008
The Shirred Top at MaxStudio would work as a shell under a jacket or alone with a cute pair of pants or jeans. It has textured and inky looking print, an empire waist with tiny ruffles and ruching, crossover V-neck, and tiny ruffles at the top of the shoulders. It's available in two colors: sky and black.
The Oakley Top by Velvet could very quickly become a favorite top as it's easy to wear with many different bottoms, and it's cute without being too busy or complex. It has a crossover V-neck, unfinished hems, and center ruching details that give it some shape and make it a little sexier than your typical blouse. It's available in squirrel and glen.
The Eldoree Halter Top by Velvet is a very sexy top. We really like how the straps come from the center of the neckline, as this makes it different than other halter tops. The straps also tie behind the neck, and there's elastic banding at the top hem, ruching at the bust, banding at the bottom hem, and it's lined. This top is also available in black, coast, white, and kumquat.
April 15, 2008
We realize that this is already on our sidebar under sales, but we think it's a big enough sale to warrent it's own post. Shop Bop is having a sale through April 17 (this Thursday) at midnight. Use the code TAXBREAK08 to get $25 off orders of $150 or more, $50 off orders of $250 or more, $100 off orders of $500 or more, or $150 off orders of $750 or more. Sales like this don't come around too often at Shop Bop, so take advantage of it!
We've said many times that we aren't big fans of large bows at the bust of tops, but by moving it to the left, Ella Moss has turned a bow into a cute detail. Besides this tie, the Carlie Top also has a scoop neck, scalloped edge at the bottom hem, one inch straps, tonal stripes throughout, and is semi-sheer. It's available in black and lemonade.
Here's another cute one from Susana Monaco. The Band Scoop Tunic has ruching at the bust, a lined bust, and one inch straps. It's also available in three colors: adriatic sea, black, and sugar.
The Banded Top by Rachel Pally is a great example of what we love about this designer. Many of her tops have this great casual, flirty, and fun feeling that is a blast to wear. This tank has a V-neck, thick straps, stripes throughout, and is lined. It's available in two color combinations: lemon/pacific and plum/taupe. Wear it with shorts or jeans, or even with a skirt to dress it down.
April 14, 2008
This week at Threadless, we're seeing designs we like, but we're not sure we would want to be wearing them. This is especially true of Such A Great Height and Ignorance Is Bliss. However we do love S'more 101 (we can't say no to anything S'more related) and the reprint Eclipse!
The Strapless Date Top by Juicy Couture is a great combination of sexy and innocence that we don't see much of in other tops. This blouse is strapless with ruffle trim at the bottom hem, ruching at the empire waist, subtle floral felt appliqué throghout, smocked elastic banding, and a large tie at the back. IIt is also lined. We agree with the name - this would make a great top to wear on a date!
Susana Monaco really knows how to make a top flattering. The structuring at the bust on the String Baby Doll Cami is one great example. This camisole also has ruching at the empire waist, a lined bodice, and spaghetti straps that cross at the back. It's available in four colors (adriatic sea, black, golden, and sugar), but it's selling fast to buy your favorite color before it's gone!
The Tie Tank by Loeffler Randall has a tie at the back of the left strap, which makes it stand out from every other tank you could be buying right now. There's also ruching at the scoop neck, scoop back, banding around the neck, and two inch straps.
April 13, 2008
One of our favorite online boutiques, rebe, has just announced a new organic line. It is made up of dresses, tops, coats, and more. Our favorite piece is the Caroline Sweater. Available in many colors, it has a front tie, box pleats at the back, a floral silkscreen design on the front, and is made from recycled fiber.
Switched Clothing (who we reviewed last year) is going to be the featured Side Deal on shirt.woot! today, and to celebrate they are selling all their tees for only $12. We had actually never heard of Shirt.woot! before, but it seems like they sell a new design every day by a variety of different designers for a great price. We think it's a great idea, and we think you should check them out as well as this great sale!
April 12, 2008
Any shirt that is one size fits all will make the Shirt Snob at least a little nervous. However, in the case of the Elbow Puff Sleeve Top by Michael Stars, the blouse is awfully cute. If you think it'd fit you, we think it's a nice top. This tee has a shirring at the scoop neck and elbow length puff sleeves. It's also available in four colors: dahlia, black, ink, and quarry.
April 11, 2008
FFee has some new designs out right now, and we really like Sunny Day.
Over at Miss Wit, we really like their new Ego Friendly tee.
Cotton Factory has four new tees out, including Wooly Rhino Farms and Airplane.
The Brya Dobby Stripe Top by Marc by Marc Jacobs is a sophisticated tank top that we think you could wear with many different bottoms to many different occasions. It has seam detail at the bodice, thick straps, a hidden side zipper, and three buttons at the front. It's available in harbor teal and rusty red.
Here's a good one for those of you on a budget. The Pleated Ruffle Sleeve Top by Zoa has a scoop neck with pleating at both the bust and cap sleves, and is semi-sheer, It's available in many colors: peppermint, lemon, blue eyes, hot lips, ice mist, and black, so if you like it you can buy it up in more than one color. If you like this blouse, also check out the Pleated Scoop Neck Top, also by Zoa.
If you are sick of the usual button down blouse, the Penny Dot Jersey Polo by Marc by Marc Jacobs makes it a lot more fun. It has a crazy dot print with a fold over collar, six buttons down the front, banding and ruching at the cuffs, short sleeves, and a patch pocket at the bust. If you want to stand out, there's no better top for it!
April 10, 2008
The Lucy Tank by Ella Moss is a wrinkled gauze top with a crossover V-neck, smocked elastic banding at the empire waist, braided straps, a lined bodice and semi-sheer body, and metallic pinstripes throughout. It's available in white and atlantic.
The Washed Silk T-Back Cami by Rachel Comey is a very sexy top, and we think it's because of the way the fabric falls, skimming the body. Made of 100% silk, this top has a T-back with tonal embroidery beneath the T that is hard to see in the pictures. There's also straps at the front that come together behind the neck.
The Pleated Corset by Twelfth St. by Cynthia Vincent is different than any strapless top we've seen lately. There is layered banding at the empire waist, pleating at the bottom hem, elastic banding, a side zipper, and it is lined. We think it's quite flattering as it's structured at the skinniest part of your torso, and the pleating can cover your stomach if that is an issue area for you.
April 9, 2008
This week out of all of Threadless's new designs, our favorites are Peaceful Future, Word!, Liberty, and the reprint Ctrl + Z.
Busted Tees has some new designs, such as Rick Roll'd for pre-sale as well as Were #1, and Player Hater, that the Shirt Snob likes. They've also changed their site around slightly, so the men's and women's tees are chosen in a drop down box instead of from different pages.
Finally, Snorg Tees has new designs. We really like The Awesome Meter a lot.
The Diaphanous Blouse by Madison Marcus is a triple layer top, with each layer a different color and the bottom hem and back showing off the other layers. There's ruching at the neck, overlap detail at the open back, and no sleeves. It's very unusual, and we love the colors. It's available in flame and pacific.
Rarely does the Shirt Snob find a one strapped top that she approves of, but today we've discovered a great one. The Off the Shoulder Top by Panda Snack has a drawstring tie on one shoulder, a ruffle and elastic at the neck, a relaxed shape, and an Asian-inspired print that is beautiful but not too busy. It's also made mostly of bamboo and organic cotton and available in dusty coral and gunmetal.
Here is a very feminine blouse. THe Isla Tee by Antik Batik is a sheer top with floral appliqué and bead detail at the V-neck, strap detail at the V-back, smocked elastic banding at the waist, and short sleeves. It's also 100% silk. Wear it with a simple camisole underneath for a very elegant look.
April 8, 2008
Vintage Vantage recently sent us a t-shirt for review. They've been selling tees on the web since 2001. You can buy their vintage looking tees or actual vintage tees on their site, as well as stickers, wallets, Liner Notebooks, and more.
We were sent their Astronaut tee in a size medium. The package arrived very quickly in the mail in a Priority Mail envelope. The shirt is great! It's really soft and comfortable, and it's slightly stretchy too. This is a shirt that you'll want to wear all the time, it's that comfy. It's the perfect length in our opinion, coming to our mid-hip. There's double stitching, and the graphic is perfect with no flaws or imperfections. The tag is for Vintage Vantage, and it doesn't say anything about how to take care of it or what it's made out of, which is a shame. It does say the size though, so we are happy to see that. Not all companies will put their size on the shirts for some reason, but luckily Vintage Vantage doesn't forget that. The shirt also held up in the washing machine great, although we didn't fully dry it just in case it was to shrink.
Customer service was also wonderful. We communicated quite a bit with the company, and they were courteous and responded to us very quickly.
Overall, we are very impressed with Vintage Vantage. We think they are a great company, and we highly recommend them to our Shirt Snob readers. The company has also offered us a coupon code just for us. Enter shirtsnob at check out and receive 21% off your order. This code is good forever. The company also has a bunch of men's tees too, so you can buy tees for everyone you know relatively inexpensively!
The Bicolor Camisole by Catherine Malandrino is a beautiful top with embroidery throughout, a crossover V-neck and crossover banding at the empire waist, spagnetti straps, and a hidden side zipper. We love the black and white combo, and the embroidery has a very interesting pattern unlike anything else we've seen lately.
This is a simple top, but it's so sweet and girly and looks like it's very comfortable too. The Organic Isabel Tank by C&C California has a drawstring at the neck and a keyhole at the bust, elastic banding and ruching at the empire waist, and it is 100% organic cotton as the name implies.
We love the details of the Ingenue Camisole by Catherine Malandrino. There is eyelet detail at the top and bottom hems, pleating at the bust and back, many buttons at the front, a double layer lining, and spaghetti straps. It's available in three colors: blanc, celery, and noir.
April 7, 2008
We aren't so sure this is the time of year to be selling fleece, but we do like the Fleece Poncho Hoodie by Seaton and think it looks like a cute cover up for those cool nights in the summer. It is a pullover with a hood, V-neck, a rope drawstring at the hood, ribbed banding at the bottom hem and cuffs, long sleeves, and a pouch pocket at the front. If you want something that you'll be able to wear into the fall, this is a good option.
Here are two tops from Susana Monaco that we are very fond of. First up is the Gather String Halter Top. It has banding at the V-neck and empire waist, seam detail and ruching at the bust, spaghetti straps that tie behind the neck, and a lining at the bust. It's available in adriatic sea, black, and golden.
Then there's the Band Scoop Tunic. This tank has ruching at the lined bust, one inch straps, and banding at the scoop neck. This one is available in adriatic sea, black, and sugar.
Another week, another colorblock top! The Colorblock Camisole by IRO is a semi-sheer silk camisole with contrast banding at the top hem. There's ruchign and pintucking at the bust and spaghetti straps too. We've made it clear on Shirt Snob what a big fan we are of black and white tops, so naturally this is another favorite of ours.
April 6, 2008
We can't get enough of Nanette Lepore! The Visionary Blouse is a wrap blouse with a fold over collar at the V-neck, sash detail at the front, two buttons and gathered bandin at the waist, ruching at the back, cap sleeves, and is semi-sheer but lined at the yoke and waist. We think the vintage-inspired print is amazing too.
April 5, 2008
The Tahitian Short Sleeve Tunic by Shoshanna is quite pretty and we really like the pink and orange color combination. It has a scoop neck, floral embroidery at the edges, ruching at the bust, ruching and two buttons at the back, short sleeves, and is lined.
April 4, 2008
Sam Trout is a t-shirt company that has a lot of interesting designs. They are located in the Seattle area and are very active in the independent art scene there. Their site is flash so we can't link to our favorite individual products, but we like Peacock, Chickadee, Soaring Sparrow, and Love Birds the best. They sell men's designs too.
Here's a unique top for summer! The Swingy-Tank Sweater at MaxStudio has a softly twisted neckline with a bit of gathering that leads to a swingy body and a racer back. It's available in two colors: heather sky and white.
We are surprised, but here's the second Lauren Conrad top that we've found we liked! The Kiki Tankis a semi-sheer top with eyelet trim and ruching at the top hem and spaghetti straps. It's simple and cute. It's available in black, canary, and natural.
April 3, 2008
We think the Short Sleeve Loose Top by MK2K would look great with a pair of skinny jeans or some other small bottom. It has ruching at the wide neck, seven buttons down the front, ruching and a drawstring tie at the bottom hem, elastic banding and ruching at the cuffs, and short sleeves. It's semi-sheer and also available in charcoal and white.
On simple tops, it's often times the print that wins us over. This is true yet again with the Pew Leaf Shirred Tie Halter by Rachel Pally. This sexy top has a grey and white leaf print throughout. There's also ruching at the drawstring neckline, a tie behind the neck, and banding below the bust.
This top is probably not for everyone, but we really like the color combinations and think that when paired with the correct bottom, it could look amazing! The Gesture Top by Nanette Lepore has pleating and ruching at the bust, balloon edge at the cuffs, lined short puff sleeves, and a hidden back zipper. It's also 100% silk.
April 2, 2008
The Zizi Sophia Top by Iisli is 29 inches long, so it is a good top to wear with leggings. It has metallic stitching throughout, zigzag stripes and pointelle detailing throughout, pleating at the empire waist, twist detail and a solid inset at the bust, a lined bodice, and spaghetti straps.
Here's a girly top that you could wear alone or under a jacket for work. The Textured Tank at MaxStudio has shirring and ruching throughout, ruffles at the neck, sleeves, and hemline, thick straps, and is fully lined. It would also look great with any number of different bottoms, it's quite versatile.
The Shirt Snob wonders if she loves every colorblocked top. The Colorblock Top by Alisha Levine looks great with the three different shades of blue! It has pleated at the bust, elastic banding, ruching, and a double snap closure at the back, and a surged edge at the bottom hem. It's also 100% silk.
April 1, 2008
Threadless released nine designs that were overlooked in their eyes. We think this is for a reason, we don't like any of them. But feel free to go there and check them out.
More importantly, they have a lot of great tees (such as She Doesn't Even Realize, Damn Scientists, and Calling Home) for only $5. We don't know if this is for today only or if this deal will last longer, but check it out before it's too late!
Nanette Lepore is one of the Shirt Snob's favorite designers, so we are happy to see her designs at Shop Bop now. The Abstract Top by Nanette Lepore is a stunning top with a beautiful abstract print throughot. There's ruching at the bodice, cascading ruffles at the front, thick straps, contrast lining, a hidden back zipper, and it's 100% silk.
The leaf print is what makes the Juliaetta Top by Velvet special. Besides the gorgeous fabric, it also has a gathered neckline with ruching, a swingy body, this straps, and an uneven bottom hem. It's a simple design that looks more complex because of the print.
Here's something a little different. The Tiered Cross Back Tank by Rachel Pally has pintucked banding at the V-neck that we don't recall seeing on anything else, at least not recently. There's also an unfinished bottom hem, ruching at theneck, and spaghetti straps that cross at the back.
We found a bunch of amazing tops in March. Here's a look back: