May 31, 2008
The Lightweight Jersey Tank by Dorothy Lee is definitely not boring. It has ruffle trim around the scoop neck, a contrasting bow that ties at the back, and banding around the neck and back. What is unique is the slinky fabric and how it collects at the back. This is definitely one you should check out to see all the pictures. It looks like a lot of fun to wear and is definitely not what every one of your friends will also be wearing this summer.
May 31, 2008
The Dolman Sleeve Banded Top by Generra is a cute and comfy looking top with banding at the scoop neck, shoulders, and bottom hem, unfinished edges at the cuffs, and elbow length sleeves. It's about to sell out, but as of writing this, it's at least available still in every size. It comes in two colors (black and chalk), but it won't last long.
May 30, 2008
Our loyal Shirt Snob readers know that we love braids on shirts. The Double Braided Neckline Top by Zoa has a rounded neckline accented by two braids which can be scrunched in the front and back for whatever desired width you'd like. It also has three inch banding at the bottom, ruching at the neck, and is available in black, green, fuchsia, and yellow.
May 30, 2008
We think the name of this next top gives a good indicator of when you can use it. The Summer Rain D Tunic by Joie is a great cover up for this summer! There's a split V-neck with topstitching and a tie, tassels at the ties, cross-stitching detail at the bust, topstitiching at the cuffs, long sleeves, and it is semi-sheer.
May 30, 2008
While we don't think grey is the best color for summer, we think this top is too cute to pass up. The Ruffle Neckline Top by Charlotte Ronson is a pointelle top with a scoop neck and back, ruffle trim at the front, and cap sleeves. It looks like it'd be a lot of fun to wear, being girly but not over the top.
We don't normally like large ties or bows at the bust, but in the case of the Theory Petunia Tee with Bow we can let that slide. This blouse is pretty cute! It has a bow tie at the bust, short sleeves, and a square neck.
May 29, 2008
We were recently contacted to do a review of a new t-shirt company You Are So Famous, and of course we jumped at the opportunity. Who doesn't love free tees? The West Hollywood company was started to specialize in slogan t-shirts that capture the fun and ridiculousness of the pop culture obsessed world we live in. Some of their designs include It's Britney Bitch and Series Regular. The company is definitely unique; we haven't seen anything like this before.
Our tee arrived promptly in one of those white mailing bags. The tee they sent us was Have You Seen My Sex Tape. After looking at the sizing chart (something we almost never do), we decided to go for a large. The first thing we thought as we put it on for the first time was how comfortable it is. It's very soft, and it's a good thin material so it'll be perfect for this summer. The length is great, coming to our mid hip, and it's fitted without being tight which we really like. However, be careful if you are trying to hide your stomach after a long winter in sweaters, as it will show off your belly if you have one. The wording looks great. It's even and there are no flaws on it at all.
This tee is also very different than all the others we own or have reviewed before because the make up of the shirt is different. The edges at the bottom hem and cuffs are raw, so they roll a bit when you put it on. Also, at the sides have inside out seams, giving it a very casual feel. This isn't the case at the neck though, which is your typical scoop neck with banding.
Customer service was great at You Are So Famous. They were very courteous with us, and we think they will be with you too. Overall, we are very happy with the company and recommend them to our readers! Also check out their men's tees too!
If you like ruffles, this is the top for you! The Kristiana Top by Joie has four buttons at the bust, a tie at the neck, smocked elastic banding and beading at the neck and cuffs, and short sleeves. It's 100% silk, semi-sheer, and available in porcelain and grass.
If you like gathering, you should check out the Creme de la Creme Top by La Rok. There's draping throughout, ruffle detail and a long drawstring tie at the top hem, and adjustable straps. We love the fern color too, it's beautiful!
Looking for something cute this summer? Go no farther than the Marianna Cami Top by Velvet, which is perfect for many different occasions and would look great with so many bottoms. It has a gathered neck with straps that thread through it, an empire waist, lace trim at the bottom hem, dot finish through the bust, and larger textural dots throughout the body. It's available in both black and white.
May 28, 2008
The Shirred Babydoll Halter Top by Michael Stars is fun because you can wear it two different ways. It can be a halter top with a tie behind the neck, or you can instead wear it as a tube top and make use the tie at the bust instead. It has an empire waist with ruching, and when worn as a tube top also have a gathered look at the bust too. It's available in two colors: leaf and snorkel.
We adore this next top, the Charmeuse Flora Top by ingwa; melero. It has leather banding and embroidered lace detail at the waist, as we've come to expect from this designer. But the rest of the top is a little different than the usual tops with ruching at the bust, an open back with tie behind the neck. There's also a hidden side zipper, a lined bodice, and no sleeves.
If you have a belly you want to cover up, the Lani Pleated Tank by C&C California is perfect for you. This tank has pleating at the scoop neck, thin straps, and a very loose fitting body. It's available in three colors too: cherry ice, scuba, and splendor.
We've always thought off the shoulder tops looked great with bikini tops that tie behind the neck. Here's a great off the shoulder top, the Jen Top by Rachel Pally. It has elastic banding and ruching at the wide neckline and cuffs, short sleeves, and is available in black and lime. It can be worn on the shoulders too if preferred.
May 27, 2008
If you're looking for a way to stay stylish as the temperatures rise, try the Necklace Top at MaxStudio. This linen top has a necklace style halter with a rounded neck, ruching at the neck, buttons down the back, hand embroidery at the body, and is semi-sheer. It's available in citrus, white, and black.
There are plenty of new tees from the last few days. First up is Busted Tees who has seven new ones. We aren't loving any of them, but we don't hate them either. A few include Just Say No to Hard Drugs and Crazy for Swayze.
Over at Snorg Tees, there are two new designs that we like: What's Your Favorite Planet and Muy Caliente.
Finally, at Threadless there are nine new designs. We aren't super thrilled with them though. We like Incredible Circus and the reprints A Birth Day and Shakespeare Hates Your Emo Poems.
We are glad to discover the Ombre Scoop Back Tank by C&C California because we haven't seen ombre tops in these colors before. This tank has ribbed banding at the scoop neck, scoop back, and arm openings and 1/2 inch straps. It's available in sunburn and dandelion.
The Janet Tank by C&C California is a two toned top with a silk bodice, semi-sheer cotton body, a single button at the back, and 1/2 inch straps that are braided with body colors. It's also available in cherry ice, but we prefer the two toned look on this top.
The Foster Top by Velvet is one of those easy to wear tops that you want in many different colors. Luckily, it is available in four! It has a sweetheart neckline, a knot at the bust, ruching at the empire waist, and 3/4 length sleeves. It comes in dandelion, empire, sage, and beet.
May 26, 2008
We were surprised to find this next top is by T-Bags. The Solid Square Neck Short Sleeve Top is not in their usual bold prints but instead available in cherry and winter white, both solid colors. This blouse has a square neck, ruching at the back, band detail and pleating at the bust, unfinished edges at the cuffs of the short flutter sleeves, and is semi-sheer. It is also available in a print too if that's what you prefer.
Here's a fun take on your usual tank. The Quebec Twisted Strap Tank by Rory Beca has a scoop neck, four snap closures at the bust, elastic banding at the arm openings, and band detail at the one inch straps. But what makes this fun are the twisted straps that come together at the bust. It's also 100% silk and available in two colors: marshmallow and mulberry.
The China Flower Corded Top by Foley + Corinna is simply stunning with it's floral print. This top is silk-chiffon with a V-neck, double drawstring at the empire waist, solid banding at the edges, one inch straps, and multi-strand strap detail at the open back. It's lined and 100% silk too.
May 25, 2008
Here's yet another from Nanette Lepore that we have fallen in love over. The Burning Love Top is a fine-knit top with a crossover V-neck, ruching at the bust, cap sleeves, and large banding at the bottom hem. It's available in black and sea blue.
May 24, 2008
Here's a very popular top that is going to sell out quickly. The Strapless Slip Top by Twelfth St. by Cynthia Vincent is a 100% silk strapless top with ruching and elastic banding at the top hem and smocked elastic banding and ruching at the empire waist. It's also semi-sheer. As of writing this, it's still available in four colors (black, white, yellow, and terracotta), but they won't be available for long.
Even though it's about to sell out, we can't help but write about the Kaylee Top by Lauren Conrad. This top is so feminine and beautiful! It is a halter with pleating at the bust and back, a large band that cinches at the empire waist, and 1/2 inch straps that tie behind the neck. It's available in two colors: whisper and wink. If you like it, buy it now because it'll be gone any moment!
May 23, 2008
We've already seen Juicy Couture's date top. Here's what you can wear when you get to meet the parents! The Jacquard Flutter Sleeve Tunic is a sweet looking tunic with a square neckline, ruching at the waist, smocked elastic banding and a tie at the back, flocked jacquard scallops throughout, lace trim at he cuffs, short sleeves, and a hidden side zipper. Available in white and pond moss.
The Hey Jude Top by Nanette Lepore would be a great top to wear to the office. It has embroidered eyelet detail at the front, a crew neck, single button and corset tie at the back, a hidden size zipper, no sleeves, and is semi-sheer. Pair it with a jacket or wear it alone, and it will look great.
The Scallop Hem Date Top by Juicy Couture is a youthful tank that would be great for a first date, as the name indicates. It has a fun circle print on textured silk, and there's ruffles at the one inch straps, ruching at the waist, horizontal pintucking and a scalloped edge at the bottom hem, a hidden side zipper, and a lining. It's available in cherry pie and quench.
May 22, 2008
Here's a blouse an elegant tank. The Two Fold Top by Rory Beca has pintucking at the top hem, wrap dtail and two buttons at the back, 1/2 inch straps, and a lining. It's a great way to stay sophisticated this summer which still showing off some skin.
To see what makes this next blouse, the Calcutta Top by Larsen Gray, special, click on the link and look at the detailing of the metallic trim at the bottom hem and cuffs. It's beautiful and quite intricate looking, and we love it. This top also has a scoop neck, 3/4 length sleeves, and it made from an organic cotton.
We aren't sure why this next top is the word dress in its name as no one could get away with wearing it as a dress, but it does make a cute top. The Black Luxe Dress by Ella Moss has knotted detail at the center of the neckline, ruching at the knot, V-straps at the front that turn into criss cross double straps at the back, and a loose fitting body.
The Jersey & Habotai V Neck Tunic by Splendid is quite interesting because the front and back are so different. The front is a simple tunic with a smooth surface. The back however has a drawstring that ties into a bow and lots of ruching. There's also a V-neck and V-back, and it is available in two colors: black and ocean.
May 21, 2008
Akumu Ink is a t-shirt company with some really pretty designs that are unlike many other tee companies. They are a Montreal company that was started in February of this year. They get much of their inspiration from Japanese horror movies, black and white comics, and hardcore music. But you don't have to be interested in any of those things to like the designs. Our favorites are Rock Star, Beloved, and Shattered. They also sell men's tees too.
This looks like one of those tops that you go back to time and time again. The Floral Front Tie Camisole by Juicy Couture is a print top has a tie and ruching at the bust, 1/4 inch adjustable straps, and elastic banding at the back. It's available in two colors: wheatberry and blume.
The Desdemona Top by Jill Stuart is a little busy, but it's very romantic and beautiful. Made of 100% silk, it has ruffled layers at the bodice as well as a deep V-neck, triple hook and eye closure at the front, short sleeves, and is lined. It's a great top to wear if you want to be noticed!
If you like twists, this is the perfect top for you. The Twist Strap Top by Mason is a sexy, Grecian inspired tank with twisted straps that come together behind the neck, a twisted T-back, twisted banding at the empire waist, a V-neck, loose body, and ruching throughout.
Here's a typical Susana Monaco top that we have grown to love. The Tube Tunic has the smooth look of many of her other tops this season. It has a flared hemline, is lined at the bodice, and it's available in two colors: black and moonstone.
May 20, 2008
If you want a flowy top for those hot and sticky days, the Myne Sophia Silk Cami is a great option for you. It has spaghetti straps, three gold buttons at the front, slight pintucking at the neck, a loose body, and is 100% silk. Besides yellow, it's also available in gold dot.
The Print Blouson Camisole by Sunner looks like it'd feel wonderful to wear, and it's quite sexy. Of course, we wish it wasn't paired with those shorts. This tank is 100% silk with elastic banding and seam detail at the bodice and 1/2 inch straps. If you don't like the print, it's also available in coral.
The Deborah Top by Velvet is an appealing tank with sheer lace and floral detail at the V-neck and ruching at the neck. It's a simple yet handsome top that looks great with your skinny jeans.
The first thing that drew us to the Shirred Front Camisole by Mint Jodi Arnold was the interesting color combination of yellow and grey. But it's an attractive top besides that. There's smocked elastic banding at the bust, a peek-a-boo bottom hem, double straps that are adjustable with one tying at the back, is lined, and is 100% silk.
So many of our favorite pieces just happen to be Mint.
Print silk top with smocked elastic banding at bust. Peek-a-boo bottom hem. Adjustable double straps tie at back. Lined.
26" long, measured from shoulder.
May 19, 2008
There are a lot of new tees that have come out since Friday. First up is Threadless. We actually like a lot of their designs this week, which include Hitting on the Moonshine, Color in the Dark, Bowler, A Friend's Job, and the reprints In Case of Zombies and No, you can't come... You are a mere pawn. Threadless has also started selling prints of their designs too.
Over at No Star, there are six new designs. We like Horse, Of Course, Roam, and LMAO.
Busted Tees has a new one for pre-sale, We'll Do It Live. If you haven't yet seen the Bill O'Reilly clip, you're in a small minority so go over to You Tube to check it out.
Cotton Factory also has a few new designs, and we think Dark Helmet is pretty funny. In another funny 80s reference, they've also just released I Want My Hoverboard.
While we're having a hard time getting past the shorts in this picture, the Colorblock Jersey Tank by Anna Sui still is quite adorable. It has colorblock ruffle trim at the bust as well as 1/2 inch straps and a scoop neck. It's a fun tank and easy to match with many bottoms. We just hope you choose something other than what the model is wearing.
Here's a luxurious looking top for you! The Water Charmeuse Cami by Rebecca Taylor has a sweetheart neckline, pintucking at the center bust and back, embellished jeweled straps that come to a T-back, and a hidden side zipper. We think it's a very versatile top too. You could wear it while doing your errands around town and then out at night too.
We like the Smocked Blouse by Vince so much because it's a unique take on the typical white blouse that we all have in our closets. There's smocked elastic banding at the neck, seven buttons down the front, and elbow length sleeves with smocked elastic banding and a single button at the cuffs. If you want to mix up your summer work wardrobe, this is a great place to start.
May 18, 2008
We haven't done a black and white top for a bit, so here's a cute one! The Leaf Print Chiffon Blouse by Parameter has a scoop neck, gathered sleeves, and a double lining with the black and white leaf print overlay. Looks great alone or with a cute jacket.
If you like ombre as much as we do, check out the Ombre Terry Hoodie by Juicy Couture. It's the typical looking Juicy hoodie with a zipper down the front, pouch pockets, ribbed banding at the edges, and long sleeves, but the coloring makes it different than what you already have in your closet. If you like this, check out the shorts too.
May 17, 2008
The Striped Basic Tank by Rachel Pally isn't super exciting, but we think this is a stable of your wardrobe this summer, and stripes are definitely in right now! This tank has a scooop neck and back, one inch straps, and stripes throughout.
The Multi Stripe Tee by Splendid is adorable and reminds the Shirt Snob of many tops she wore when she was about 16 and went through a pastel stripe phase. This t-shirt has a scoop neck with ruching, short sleeves, and is semi-sheer. It looks really comfortable but yet not boring like solid tees can be.
May 16, 2008
Here's a flattering top for you small busted ladies. The Margie Top by Tart has twist detail as the V-neck, seam detail at the empire waist, thick straps, and a lined bodice. It's available in both black and snow.
Ella Moss gives us yet another adorable top. The Poppy Camisole has floral embroidery and ruching at the bust, elastic banding at the bottom hem, a tie and three buttons at the side, and spaghetti straps that tie at the shoulder. It's available in three colors too: coral, glacier, and white.
The Mahira Top by Theory is a perfect tank to go under a cute jacket, but it looks great alone too. It's made of 100% silk with ruching at the scoop neck, one inch straps, and a lining. It's available in two colors: black and vervaine.
May 15, 2008
Lots of new t-shirt designs have been released this week. At Threadless, we like Smile...My Shadow, Renaissance, Self Destruction, and the reprints Robot Dance and MP(3).
Over at Busted Tees, we love their new design Save Ferris as well as last week's Wikipedia and Do You Smell What Barack is Cooking.
Fat Rabbit Farm has a new collection which includes the Bunzooka Hoodie and the Babee Tee.
Dirty Coast has a cute new design out this week, DJ Soul Sister.
Snorg Tees has a great Simpson's tee amongst their new ones, Vote Quimby.
Finally, Glarkware has a few new designs, including two hysterical ones for pre-order that reference one of the Shirt Snob's favorite shows, How I Met Your Mother. They are Sparkles Mall Tour and Slap Bet Commissioner. We're glad to see a t-shirt company jumping on the HIMYM bandwagon finally. Glarkware also has another tee available that we like, Use Fire.
The Bubble Sleeve Polka Dot Top by Stella & Jamie is such a fun party top. It has a black and grey polka dot print that is youthful yet sophisticated, bubble cap sleeves, pleating at the bust, paneling in the body, and a button and keyhole at the back.
Sometimes the best way to stand out in a crowd is to wear a bright color. The Desa Halter Top by Rachel Pally is certainly bright in both poppy and lime. This halter top has ruching and a keyhole at the bust, straps that tie behind the neck, and an unfinished bottom hem. You may need a big personality to go with this one, but it's too fun to pass up!
If you are getting into this tie dye trend as much as we are, you'll like the Pili Tie-Dye Tunic by Velvet. This tunic is 100% silk with a tie at the wide neck, six buttons at the front, ruching and elastic banding at the cuffs, and 3/4 length sleeves. It's available in navy and rose.
The Bali Top by Ella Moss sure doesn't look like your typical Ella Moss top, but it sure is cute. It has ruching and a tie at the scoop neck, one inch straps, and a fun wavy print that is available in two colors (cilantro and sangria).
May 14, 2008
Here's a great camisole for a party this summer. The Coral Reef Hinton Cami by Trina Turk has a bright pink and gold print with ruching at the V-neck and gold hardware at the T-back connecting the straps. It's also 100% silk.
The Fiesta Florals Top by Free People really lives up to its name. It looks like a great top to wear to a party! There's floral embroidery at the neck and waist, a scoop neck, tie at the back, hidden side zipper, one inch straps, and a lined bodice. There's also a jersey bodice with a jacquard gauze body.
The Cassidy Camisole by Ella Moss is the perfect cute top to wear with a pair of jeans. There's a tie and keyhole at the bust, crocheted banding at the top and bottom hems, and spaghetti straps. It's available in black, daisy, glacier, and white.
If you want something sexy for a night out, the Draped Bow Halter by Black Halo will do the trick! It has a very deep V-neck, a bow at the natural waist, and ruching at the waist and up the bust a bit. Wear it to a club or for a hot date, you'll surely be the center of attention!
May 13, 2008
Here's one that will quickly become a favorite top in your closet. The Velvet Elias Crochet Cami is crocheted above the bust and at the straps, has a built in bra, slight ruching at the waist, and a flowy body. Wear it with your skinny jeans or a cute pair of shorts this summer for a cute and comfy outfit.
Ella Moss really knows how to make a girly top. the Piper Top is a semi-sheer voile blouse with four buttons at the front, a tie at the neck, crocheted lace banding at the bust and back, and short sleeves. It's available in sand and white.
Here's the perfect summer top! The Cassidy Top by Ella Moss is an adorable little number with a crocheted yoke, six buttons at the bust, a drawstring at the empire waist, and no sleeves. It's also semi-sheer and available in sand and white.
We love the clean lines of Susana Monaco's tops. Here is yet another great one, the High Back Top. It has a square neck, racer back, ruching at the empire waist, thick straps, and a lined bodice. It's available in black and majestic.
May 12, 2008
Shop Bop is having a sale today only. Pamper yourself now that you've pampered your mother with 20% off with the code MYDAY08. Ends at midnight PST.
We're suckers for twisted banding for some reason. No matter how many times we see it, we still love it. This is especially true for the Twist Tank by Rachel Pally. This tank has twisted banding at the scoop neck as well as pleating at the bust, an unfinished bottom hem, and one inch straps. It's available in three great spring colors too: guava, lime, and sunflower.
We love yellow tops in the summer, but this one is especially exciting for us because it's so unique. The Ora Cami Top by Diane von Furstenberg has a pleated overlay at the bust that makes it stand out against all other blouses. There's also seam detail at the back, quilted banding at the bottom hem, thick straps and a hidden side zipper. It's 100% silk too.
We haven't seen enough eyelet tops this year, so here's one that is super cute. The Lecia Top by Velvet has eyelet banding at the square neck and bottom hem, ruching at the bust and back, a single button and ruching at the cuffs, and 3/4 length sleeves. It's available in two colors: java and silken, although it's about to sell out.
May 11, 2008
If you're looking for the ultimate feminine top, the The Adrienne Rich Top by Kate and Kass might just be it! Made from a wrinkled cotton gauze, it has ruching at the bust, crochet banding at the waist and square neck, a tie at the back, short flutter sleeves, and is semi-sheer. We love the peach color too.
The Pleated Halter Wrap Top by ADAM is a flattering and sexy blouse. It has a snap closure at the deep crossover V-neck, ruching at the back, pleating and pintucking at the bottom hem, a hidden zipper and three buttons at the side, and no sleeves. You can wear it with shorts, jeans, or a cute skirt, so you can get a lot of use out of it!
May 10, 2008
The Lou Top by Dallin Chase is a bit of a crazy look with the bright green and blue colors, but it's such a fun top we can't help but write about it. Made of 100% silk, it has a tie at the sequined bust, smocked elastic banding at the back, adjustable spaghetti straps, and is lined.
May 9, 2008
There have been a lot of tops that have come out in the last month or two that have a ton of beading by the neck. Honestly, it's not a favorite look of ours as these tops usually feel very clunky. However, here's one that we do like, probably because it's not over done. The Deco Beading Tank by Rebecca Taylor has beading at the scoop neck, pleating and two buttons at the back, an asymmetrical bottom hem, a lined bust, and is semi-sheer. The beads are pretty, and the blouse is pretty yet not overpowering.
The Double Layer Twisted Tank by Vince has a scoop neck, twisted balloon edge at the bottom hem and is lined. It's not a super exciting top by any means, but we had to write about it because we love the electric berry color! It's also available in white.
The Wisteria Sleeveless Caftan Top by Rachel Pally looks like a very flattering top to us! It has ruching throughout the bodice, a tie at the back, an empire waist, V-neck, an unfinished bottom hem, and no sleeves. We love the purple color too!
The Burton Jacquard Terry Hooded Tunic by Juicy Couture seems like the perfect beach or pool cover up to us. It has a deep V-neck, beaded drawstring at the sides, and 3/4 length sleeves. It's available in two colors: white and shaded.
May 8, 2008
We aren't sure if our readers will want to pay a lot of money for a shirt they can make themselves, but if you are not crafty or just plain lazy, this is perfect for you. The Tie-Dye T Shirt by AKA New York is a colorful tie dye tee with ribbed banding at the crew neck, worn edges throughout, and short sleeves. It's selling out fast though, so buy it now if you like it!
The name of this next top, the Vine Printed Tunic by Rebecca Taylor, confuses us a little as we don't see any vines. However, it's still quite pretty. There's ruffle trim at the split V-neck, ruching at the bust and back, 3 buttons at the bust, no sleeves, and it is lined. Wear it to the office or dress up a pair of jeans or shorts with it instead.
The Greenwich Layered Top by Lia Kes is quite elegant, simple, and yet still unusual. And we mean that in a good way! It has zig zag white contrast stitching, a crossover V-neck, asummetrically layered sleeves and hem, an open back and a white tie with pom poms behind the neck. It's also 100% silk. We've said many times how much we like black and white tops, so we're thrilled to find another beautiful one!
Here's a flirty little tank top for you! The Smocked Camisole by Juicy Couture is an adorable tank with crocheted balls at the straps, crocheted banding at the top and bottom hems, ruching at the bust, and smocked elastic banding at the back. It's available in cherry pie and chamomile lawn.
May 7, 2008
Here's a great deal for you! Take an additional 25% off items marked down 75% at Shop Bop with the code EXTRA25 through May 9. If your husband has forgotten Mother's Day, or you just want to splurge on yourself, this is too good to pass up!
Miss out on all those cute sequined tops from a few months ago? Here's another stunning one that has just arrived. The Sequined Racer Back Tunic by Twelfth St. by Cynthia Vincent is sequined throughot with a scoop neck, racer back, thin straps, and a lining.
We love peasant style blouses when done right, and this next one certainly was. The Cotton Short Sleeve Blouse by MK2K has buttons down the front, a ruched scoop neck, drawstring at the bottom hem, and ruching at the puff sleeves. Looks great with skinny jeans or leggings.
We loved yesterday's hoodie, and here's another one we are coveting. The Zip Front Hoodie by Seaton has a beautiful mermaid graphic at the back which makes it really stand out. There's also a contrast drawstring at the hood, seam detail at the long sleeves, a front zipper, and pouch pockets.
The The New Camisole by Tart is not really all that new in design. However, they look really comfortable and are priced so you can buy more than one color. They have a scoop neck, 1/2 inch straps, and are available in black, crimson, iris, perri, and peacoat. They're great for layering too!
May 6, 2008
The Shirt Snob's favorite type of shirt will always be the hoodie. We love how comfortable they are, and who doesn't like the laid back feel of them? The Short Sleeve Hoodie by Rachel Pally is an adorable one. It has two buttons at the neck, a pouch pocket at the front, short sleeves, and ribbed banding at the edges. It's available in two colors: sunflower and black.
We love the simplicity of the Yoked Top by Stewart + Brown. It has raw edges at the split neck and yoke, ruching at the neck, and short sleeves. It's actually really girly, and we love the lilac color!
We think this is a really handsome cardigan, and we think it'd be a great Mother's Day gift for the Shirt Snob (and we're hoping the Shirt Snob husband is reading this!). The Tie Front Cardigan by Vince is a cotton and cashmere blend with three buttons down the front, pleating and a tie at the front, elastic banding at the neck and cuffs, and 3/4 length sleeves. It'd be great for those air conditioned offices this summer. It's available in black and string.
May 5, 2008
The Ryde has a charity tee designing contest. Only one of the winners is available in women's sizes, but it's a really cute tee called Hooters. $5 from each shirt sold will be donated directly to Boarding For Breast Cancer to raise breast cancer awareness!
Threadless has new tees today. The Shirt Snob likes Sasquatch In Disguise and Everything Will Be Alright.
Over at Kid Pirate, there's a new design that is super cute, Boo. It's also available in ladies plus sizes!
Finally, Cotton Factory has some new designs that we like, including I Wash Myself with a Rag on a Stick (Simpson's reference for those of you that don't get it), Computer Wizard, and Employee of the Month.
You can't get much more summery than the print on the Didi Top by Diane von Furstenberg. It has a lovely tropical feel that makes you long for white beaches and pina coladas. This tank has ruching at the sides and back, a ruched overlay at the bust, a surged edge at the bottom hem, spaghetti straps, and is lined. It's also 100% silk.
Sky can sometimes be a little too sexy for our tastes, but this top is just too pretty to pass up. The Kate Cream Crochet Top has crocheting at the bust and shoulder straps, ruching at the bust and empire waist, and a loose fitting bodice. We like how the crocheting is the same color as the rest of the top. Otherwise, we think it'd be over the top and not as elegant.
The Poets Blouse by Michelle Jonas is a great mix of bohemian and sexy. There's a beaded drawstring at the wide neck and at the waist, lace banding at the waist and bottom hem, a keyhole at the bust, elastic banding at the cuffs, long sleeves, and it's semi-sheer. You could wear it at the beach or with a cute pair of jeans (and probably a cami under it) when you're out and about!
May 4, 2008
The Shirt Snob cannot believe we're liking tops by Lauren Conrad. We just pretend that she isn't on a show we can't stand (and we realize we're probably the only one not watching it under 40) and is just a random designer. The Leslie Tank is cute though! It's a simple tank with a scoop neck and thin straps that connect at the back. It's available in black and peacock green.
May 3, 2008
Tie dye is huge this summer, as we're sure you've already noticed. Here's a cute one, but it's selling out quickly! The Selita Tie-Dye Top by Velvet is silk, so it takes makes this bohemian look a little more classy. There's pleating at the front, a tie at the back, thick straps, and it is lined. It's available in teal and mocha, but mocha is about to sell out!
May 2, 2008
Here's a sexy tank top in the Shirt Snob's favorite black and white combo. The Off the Shoulder Tunic in Print by Black Halo has a tube top look with two thick straps that start at the center of the top hem, ruching at the bust, and two pleats below the bust. The floral print is quite pretty too.
We're always surprised when we see a bubble top that we actually like, but that seems to be the case more and more often. Here's an adorable one. The Molle Bubble Halter Top by KRITIK has pleating at the top hem, ribbed banding at the bottom hem, pockets at the hip, and cord straps that tie behind the neck. It's available in black and canvas.
We like the Halter Top by Karen ZAMBOS because it has cute banding at the empire waist that reminds us of a man's tie. This silk halter top also has pleating at the bust and body, a crossover V-neck, hidden hook and eye closure, and it ties behind the neck. It's available in three color combinations: mint/stripe, purple/stripe, and black/lamb.
May 1, 2008
Looking for a dressier top? The Deco Opaque Rhinestones Top by Anna Sui is perfect for you then. There's rhinestone detail at the bust and jeweled strands at the open back which make it a great option for any more formal event. This blouse also has a V-neck, ruching at the empire waist, and three inch straps.
We've always been fond of army looks, but it's hard to find ones that don't make one look too masculine. Well, we've discovered the French Army Jacket in Wood by LaROK, which is a very feminine take on the army look. This jacket has two button front closures at the bust and two more at the body, a belt at the natural waist that adjusts at the back, short sleeves with gold cuffs at the buttons, and a button closure at the front.
If you like sequins, you'll love the Harlequin Top by Gold Hawk. There are sequin embellishments in diamond patterns throughout, wide straps, an adjustable bow at the back, ruching at the top, and a loose fitting bodice. It's available in pale yellow and silver mist.
April was a great month here at Shirt Snob. Here's a look back at all the amazing tops we discovered!
- New at Threadless, Design by Humans, and Snorg Tees
- Every Little Counts
- New at Retro Campaigns, No Star, and Noisebot
- Retro Tennis Tee at adidas
- New at Vintage Vantage, Snorg Tees, Scribtee, and Go Ape Shirts
- New Tees at Threadless
- Switched Clothing at Shirt.woot!
- Elbow Puff Sleeve Top by Michael Stars
- New at FFee, Miss Wit, and Cotton Factory
- New at Threadless, Busted Tees, and Snorg Tees
- Sam Trout
- Three Classic Tees Return at Busted Tees
- Sale at Threadless and More New Designs