June 30, 2008
We've been really bad lately at updating you with new t-shirt designs, mostly because there hasn't been much new lately. So we're doing a big update right now. First up is The Ryde. They have two new designs, and we like Surf.
Threadless has new tees from the past two weeks as well. Our top picks are Cake is Awesome, Cooking with Friends, Where the Heart Is, Field Study 01, and Le Romantique, and the reprints Being Vague is Almost as..., Rainbow Worrier, Parable Paranoia, and Don't Play With Matches.
June 30, 2008
The name of the Pat Tank Top by Velvet is a bit deceiving as it's actually a halter top, but it's still super cute. It's a simple top with twisted knot detail at the bust and a scoop neck. It's available in two colors: admiral and scarletta.
June 30, 2008
The Deborah Top by Velvet brings some extra femininity to your typical tank. There's beautiful embroidered lace trim at the scoop neck as well as ruching at the bust. It's available in two colors: blacken and silken.
June 30, 2008
The Selita Tie-Dye Top by Velvet is a unique cut for tie dye. Made of 100% silk, it had pleating at the front, a tie at the back, a high rounded neck, thick straps, and is lined. We love the teal color too!
June 29, 2008
The Rose Bud Off Shoulder Top by Milly is so special because it has a beautiful floral print in green and white that stands out without being loud or obnoxious. It has elastic banding at the wide neck and cuffs, a tie at the bust, short sleeves, and is lined. The shell is also 100% silk.
June 28, 2008
If you like off the shoulder tops, the Off Shoulder Tee by Nightcap Clothing is for you! This waffle-knit blouse has elastic banding and ruffle trim at the wide neck, unfinished edges at the ruffle and bottom hem, and is available in three colors: black, smoke, and white.
June 27, 2008
We loved checkered and plaid tops and can't get enough of them. They will always remind us of fall, but why not wear them year round? The Check Button Down Top by Splendid has a fold-over collar, eight buttons down the front, a patch pocket at the bust, button tab detail at the back, a single button at the rolled cuffs and elbow length sleeves. It's also semi-sheer and available in cornflower and lacquer. If you like this, there's also the Check Tank Top that we reviewed last week.
We really like the details on the Blanca Top by Velvet. This blouse has crocheted lace detail flanking the buttons down the front. There's a scoop neck that has a long bow, a scoop back, ruching at the neck, and ruching at the 3/4 length sleeves. It is 100% silk and available in two colors: camellia and turquoise.
We know that long sleeved sweaters aren't really what you're looking for in the summer, but we think the Striped Long Sleeve V Neck Pullover by Milly is too good to pass up! This preppy V-neck sweater has stripes throughout, ribbed banding at the edges, long sleeves, and comes in coral and leaf. Wear it on a cooler evening or save it for this fall.
June 26, 2008
We love crocheting, and the Elais Cami Top by Velvet has a ton of it. Theis simple tank has crochet knit throughout the bust and straps and ruching at the empire waist. It's available in two colors: tango and tidal.
If you need a formal top, we like the Side Sash Gathered Tank by Vera Wang Lavender Label. This tank is made of wrinkled satin and has a tie detail and ruching at the bust, ruching at the waist, a hidden back zipper, 1.5 inch straps, and a lined bodice. Pair with black pants or skirt for an elegant evening.
C&C California is known for casual comfort that is also stylish, and they are certainly doing that with the Organic Button Placket Top. This top has three button closures and four more button details at the V-neck, elastic banding at the low waist, rolled edges throughout, and no sleeves. It's made from 100% organic cotton and is available in black, navy, and white.
June 25, 2008
If you like single strapped tops, the Athena Top by Young Fabulous & Broke is for you. There is one twisted strap, overlapping detail throughout the body, and banding and ruching at the neck. It also is a little forgiving in the stomach in case that's a sensitive area.
This next top is super cute. The Striped Hoodie by Splendid has a scoopneck, keyhole with button detail at the bust, short sleeves, and a hood. It's very pretty, and we really like the moss color.
The Jobi Top by Velvet is sexy and sweet at the same time. What a great combination! It has gathered ruffle detail at the wide V-neck, a drawstring bow at the bust, and cap sleeves. It's available in four colors too: black, carbon, cherry, and sea. There's also a bit of a bohemian feel to it, which makes it just that much more fun.
June 24, 2008
Today only get 20% off non-sale apparel with the code HEATWAVE08 at Shop Bop. This deal ends tonight at midnight PST, so jump on it!
Working in a cold, air conditioned environment? The Cashmere Camisole by Catherine Malandrino might be for you. This camisole is 100% cashmere so it will give you a little extra warmth. There's pointelle detail at the bust, a V-neck, 1/4 inch straps, and a lining at the bust. You can keep wearing it into the fall too.
The Lightweight Sateen Jersey Blouse by Marc by Marc Jacobs looks like a fancy polo to us! This top has six buttons and a button patch pocket at the bust, a ruched collar, a single button and ruching at the cuffs, short sleeves, and two inch slits at the sides. It comes in two colors: polar blue and shaded daffodil.
We love how the Silky Melange Jersey Top by Marc by Marc Jacobs is basically a luxury t-shirt. It has a scoop neck, vertical seam detail throughout, short flutter sleeves, and it's 100% silk. Looks great with your favorite pair of jeans.
June 23, 2008
Once again Nanette Lepore designs one of our favorites of the week. The Love Me Tender Top is a textured blouse with pleating and band detail at the crossover V-neck, no sleeves, a lined bodice, and hidden back zipper. It's 100% silk too. We love the plum color, and it's also available in black.
There are probably few people out there that like hoodies as much as the Shirt Snob. We are especially fond of the Mini Rugby Stripe Hoodie by Splendid. This French terry hoodie has a striped yoke and hood, zipper down the front, pouch pockets at the front, ribbed banding at the bottom hem and cuffs, ruching at the back and bust, and long sleeves. It comes in two colors: ash and moss.
The Garnia Top by Theory is a rather simple top, but it's cute and great with lots of different bottoms. It has a square neck, ruching at the shoulders, and no sleeves. Dress it up with a skirt or pair it with jeans instead depending on your mood.
A 24 hour sale at Busted Tees is starting right now. For today only, each tee will be only $13. Now is the time to stock up on your favorites!
June 22, 2008
We really love the burnt orange color of the Scoop Neck Short Sleeve Top by Nieves Lavi. This print top has ruching at the scoop neck and cap sleeves. It's pretty simple, but the fun print makes up for that.
T-Bags is known for their unique prints, but we must say that the print on the Print Halter Top is quite possibly our favorite yet. This halter has a bow at the bust, elastic banding at the back, spaghetti straps that tie behind the neck, and a lined bust. It's going fast, so buy it while you can!
June 21, 2008
The Raglan Sleeve Pullover Top by Juicy Couture is fun because you can wear it two different ways. There are six buttons at the bust and a tie at the neck that you can either tie and button up for a more conservative look or leave undone for something more casual. There's also rickrack trim at the neck and bottom hem, a single button closure and ruffle trim at the cuffs, and short sleeves. As of writing this, it is available in four colors (chamomile lawn, cherry pie, peck, and white), but they are going fast.
June 20, 2008
Ombre with eyelet, what a great idea! The Ombre Cinch Waist Top by Free People is a voile top with eyelet detail throughout, five buttons at the front, a drawstring at the neck, a tie closure at the bottom hem, and crocheted straps. It is semi-sheer and available in two color combinations: pink/grey and purple/navy.
It's hard to find plaid that is cute but doesn't remind one of a Sadie Hawkin's dance from high school, but Splendid was able to do it! The Check Tank Top is a plaid voile tank with a bow at the bust, elastic banding at the top and bottom hems, and spaghetti straps. It's semi-sheer and available in rosebud and sunshine.
Everyone needs a cute, white summer tank top! The Geo Bow Tie Camisole by Milly is a cotton top with embroidery throughout, elastic banding and ruching at the top and bottom hems, beaded spaghetti straps that tie at the shoulders, and a lining. It's sexy, will keep you cool in the sun, and a blast to wear!
June 19, 2008
We recently found out about TakePride, a "grassroots effort started by young artists and former members of the military to re-define what it means to support the troops by using art, style and the stories of real-life Americans at war." They have a line of tees that each has a story behind it. They are really worth looking at both for their stories but also because the tees have some great designs. For many of us, it's quite easy to live our comfy lives and forget what is happening in other parts of the country. By buying a tee, you are helping out too, as at least 20% of the company's profits go to the Wounded Warrior Project.
We love Ella Moss here at Shirt Snob. Here's another fun and sexy top from her. The Malea Tunic has a crochet inset and ruching at the front, a crossover split back with a tie, large banding at the bottom hem, ruching at the sides, and short flutter sleeves. It comes in black and white.
The ruffles on the Chelsie Ruffle Top by Joie turn an average tank into something special. Besides the ruffles at the V-neck, there's elastic banding at the waist, three buttons and a tie at the bust, and no sleeves. It's available in caviar and steel grey.
June 18, 2008
The Four Band Stripe Tank by Splendid looks like the perfect casual and comfortable tank for the hottest days of the year. Available in three colors (cornflower, lacquer, and sunshine), it is a striped tank with ruching at the scoop neck, seam detail at the front, elastic banding at the bottom hem, and spaghetti straps. At such a great price, you can afford to buy it in all three colors!
While we really like the Copper Eroded Tank Top by Imitation, we're not enjoying the skirt quite so much, and we hope that our readers can look past that and judge this tank alone. It has a curved hemline, silk contrast throughout the scoop neck, center back panel, and straps, and a scoop back. It's slinky and sexy and would look great with a pair of skinny jeans.
The Calypso Top by Tart is a really fun tank with all its draping. There's pleating and an overlay at the bust, a loose body, and one inch straps that loop at the back. It is available in black and crimson.
June 17, 2008
The Rhianna Strapless Top by Ella Moss is the perfect top for showing off your nice shoulders! This tube top has a tie and ruching at the bust, wrap detail at the front, and is lined at the bodice. This is one we definitely want in our closet this summer!
We can't get enough of this next top, the Scarf Print Baby Doll Camisole by Free People. We love yellow, and this top makes bohemian very now. This print voile top has a ribbed jersey bodice, a lace inset at the bust, crocheted lace banding at the empire waist, and adjustable spaghetti straps from the V at the back. It's definitely a unique top, and a beautiful one too!
The Shirt Snob has found her new favorite jacket! The Jarmon Jacket by BB Dakota is a beautiful indigo blue with short puff sleeves, a hood, front pockets, four buttons down the front, and a removable belt at the waist. It has a slim fit too so it's quite flattering. It's also 100% cotton, so it's not too heavy. Perfect for an air conditioned office!
June 16, 2008
It seems like we write about all the new t-shirts on the web that we like, and suddenly more are released! It's never ending! First up is Amadeo Decada who has released the Naomi Tee with a beautiful design on the front.
Busted Tees has three new designs, and we like them all. They are Earthquakes Not My Fault, Obscure Band, and McCain 1908.
Threadless has new designs today, and our favorites are Lemon Aid and the reprints Stupid Raisins and Technology Ruins Nature.
Finally, over at Monsieur T. there are four new designs available for women, and our picks are Forest Friends and Steven the Bat.
We're loving the geometric print on the Print Strapless Slip Camisole by Twelfth St. by Cynthia Vincent. This tube top has elastic banding and ruching at the top hem and smocked elastic banding and ruching at the empire waist. It's semi-sheer, 100% silk, and available in navy and green.
The Redley Top by Velvet isn't super original, but it's too cute to pass up. It has an adjustable gathered neckline, ruching from the back of the straps, and a loose body. It's available in empire and tidal.
We think the cloud print on the Print Slip Cami by Twelfth St. by Cynthia Vincent makes this top exciting. It's a semi-sheer washed silk with a V-neck, smocked banding at the empire waist and adjustable spaghetti straps. It's available in blue and red.
June 15, 2008
We think the Two Toned Camisole by See by Chloe is great because the black and grey go so well together. This tank has pleating at the empire waist, on seam pockets at the waist, pintucking at the back, elastic banding and a button at the straps, and a hidden side zipper.
June 14, 2008
Joie certainly knows how to do lace well! The Steffie Empire Top has a lace inset at the bust, lace trim at the cuffs of the short sleeves, and floral embroidery at the body. There's also two buttons at the split V-neck and it's semi-sheer. Looks great alone or under a jacket.
June 13, 2008
There's another top at Bop Basics that we really like! The Gauze Tunic is a cotton-gauze top with ruching at the empire waist, beaded tie at the split V-neck, elastic banding at the cuffs, and long sleeves. It's available in six colors (black, indigo, ivory, lilac, pink lady, and turquoise), and seems like a great evening beach cover up.
We just can't get enough of Ella Moss! The Ivy Tank has a crossover V-neck, smocked elastic banding at the empire waist, embroidered floral and eyelet detail at the bottom hem, a lined bust, and adjustable spaghetti straps. It's available in desert and sun. Sun is also available at Pink Mascara for $4 less.
We have a strange relationship with paisley. Sometimes we love it, other times we hate it. This time, it's definitely love. The Paisley Date Top by Juicy Couture is an adorable paisley top with pintucking at the front, three buttons at the bust, crochet trim and layered ruffles at the bottom hem, bow detail at the left strap, one inch straps, and a lining. If you like paisley, this is definitely the top for you!
June 12, 2008
If you're anything like us, you love shirts but aren't quite as confident when it comes to jeans. Here is a great video by Shop Bop that is quite helpful if you need some assistance in choosing a favorite pair of jeans.
This next top looks like fun to wear. The Yasemin Blouse by Ella Moss is a wrinkled cotton voile blouse with smocking at the square neck (which is hard to see in this picture but more evident in others), beaded tie and elastic banding at the cuffs, short sleeves, and metallic pinstripes throughout. It's also semi-sheer and available in three colors: lawn, poppy, and white.
No one seems to do rosettes like Max Studio! The Rosette Racerback Shell is a crinkled chiffon blouse with ribbon rosettes and shirring at the empire waist, a scoop neck, and racer back. It's also 100% silk and lined.
The Vine Top by LOVE YAYA is a bit like a dressier version of a t-shirt to us! It has embrodered lace trim at the V-neck and cuffs. It also has short sleeves and is semi-sheer. It looks great with a simple pair of jeans!
June 11, 2008
Here's another great top from Ella Moss, once again proving to be one of our favorite designers. The Clementine Top is a striped top with a V-neck and V-back, knot detail and ruching at the bust, strap detail at the back, ruching at the empire waist, short dolman sleeves, and a lined bodice. It's available in lotus and white. We particularly like how the stripes don't remind us of a nautical theme, which we've become a bit tired of.
The Baby Doll Camisole by Juicy Couture may be too girly for some, but if you like lots of lace, it's definitely for you. It has a lace bib, tiered body with ruching at the tiers, lace trim at the empire waist and bottom hem, a tie at the back, and half inch lace straps. It's also semi-sheer. That's a whole lot of lace, but we think you'd feel very feminine when wearing it!
If you like crochet, this is the top for you. The Elaine Top by Velvet has crochet at the V-neck, one inch straps, and back, ruching at the back, and an inverted pleat at the front. It's available in black and cherry.
June 10, 2008
The next top is girly without overdoing it. The Clementine Top by Velvet has a V-neck and V-back, an empire waist with a large tie, and is lined. The tie gives it a more feminine feeling, and depending which color you choose (it's available in white, empire, black, and tidal), you can get an innocent, fun, or sexy look.
If you're looking for a sexy tank, we think the Felicia Top by Velvet is a good pick. There's ruching and crossover banding at the bust, an unfinished bottom hem, adjustable elastic straps, and a lining. It's available in three colors too: black, flame, and milk.
The Eros Top by Tart is definitely a unique tube top! It has pleating and overlay at the bust, ruching at the sides, elastic banding at the top hem, and a lined bodice. We also love the bright red color; we don't see enough red during the summer months!
June 9, 2008
Threadless decided to extend their sale through tonight. We are beginning to notice that all of their sales are always extended. Anyway, now is your change to get their new stuff on sale too. Our favorites from this bunch include only their reprints: Now That's Dope, Haikus are easy but..., and Bunny and Gopher.
Over at Glarkware, there's a few new designs available for pre-order. We think I Am A Local Photographer is pretty funny. This is the best picture we could get of it unfortunately, but check it out on their website.
Akumu Ink has a couple new designs including Black Rose, which we find to be quite beautiful.
Finally over at Snorg Tees we like their new designs 3 Ninjas and S'more.
The floral design on the Saree Top by Velvet is too pretty to pass up! It has six button closures and three more for decoration at the front, solid lace trim and ruching at the bust, seam detail at the empire waist, and adjustable spaghetti straps. It comes in two colors, lilac and seafoam.
Spring Leap is a South African company that is like Threadless in that you can design tees, vote on them, and buy them. There's also quite the online community on their site too. Each month, the site chooses a winning design and prints it as well as the top 19 runners up. So you get 20 new designs you can buy each month! For this month, our favorite designs include Love Birds, Touched, and Toast.
The Natone Top by Diane von Furstenberg is such a fun looking top, we would love to be wearing it right now! It has beading and ruching at the scoop neck, pleating at the empire waist, double spaghetti straps, and is a linen and silk mix. Besides rhombus citrus, it is also available in rhombus siren.
June 8, 2008
The Enna Top by Diane von Furstenberg is such a fun and fiery print that we just want more of! This silk top has pleating and woven inset at the front and back, one inch banding at the bottom hem, a hidden side zipper, and two inch straps. It's also 100% silk.
June 7, 2008
If you like polka dots, the Marilyn Top by Jovovich-Hawk is a must. This halter top has ruching and band detail at the bust, solid halter straps, large black polka dots on a white background, and is semi-sheer. Also check out the Jean Top, also by Jovovich-Hawk. This top has the polka dots too but with it's more of a wrap.
June 6, 2008
Leave it to Ella Moss to finally design a tiered top that we actually like! The Yasemin Tiered Top is a wrinkled cotton-voile top with ruffled tiers, metallic pinstripes throughout, beaded spaghetti straps that tie at the shoulders, and is lined. It's available in three colors: black, desert, and lotus.
This will probably sound silly, but the Nile Top by La Rok reminds us of a ballerina. Maybe it's because we have no idea what a ballerina would actually wear, but we can see a dancer wearing this. Whether or not you are a dancer though, you should love this top as it's very feminine and beautiful. It has a crossover bodice with ruching at the sides and waist, adjustable spaghetti straps, and is quite long. It's also 100% silk, lined, and available in citra and bluette.
Leave it to Diane von Furstenberg to pair up bold prints so well. The Daiva Top is a double layer silk chiffon halter top that has crossover detail at the front, a split at the front and back, straps that tie behind the neck, and is lined. It's sexy, bold, and perfect for this summer.
June 5, 2008
We like the orchid and pebble color combination on the Halter Tank by Cynthia Steffe. This striped knit halter top has pointelle detail at the top and bottom hems and a satin drawstring strap that ties behind the neck. It's definitely not for the bustier ladies, but if you aren't one of them, this would be a really cute top to wear.
We don't write about Bop Basics too often because most of their tops are pretty similar to others out there. But the Peasant Top is too pretty to pass up! This blouse has a drawstring at the wide neck, topstitching at the edges, a keyhole at the bust, smocked elastic banding at the cuffs, short sleeves, floral embroidery at the bust and shoulders, and is semi-sheer. It's available in two colors: white and jasmine.
If you're looking for something a little more covered for those cold air conditioned rooms, the Swingy Tee at MaxStudio is a cute option. This blouse has a scoop neck, 3/4 length sleeves, and textured detail at the bust that leads to a swingy body. It's available in black and spruce.
June 4, 2008
We love interesting takes on the typical white button down blouse, and here's possibly our favorite so far. The Contrast Linen Shirt by James Perse has ribbed side panels, a hidden button placket, and is 100% linen. It's not too dressy and can be worn for a number of different occasions, and we think it'd be a staple of any summer wardrobe.
The Karolina Wrap Silk Top by Karina Grimaldi is interesting because of the sun diamond print. This halter has a high neck that ties at the back, a hemline that ties at the back, an open back, and is 100% silk. It'd be great for your summer parties!
The Gina Tank by C&C California looks like fun top to wear, and the contrast banding is not something we've seen much of, at least like this. It's a cotton gauze top with silk banding in the middle. There's also cutout detail at the bust, 1/2 inch braided straps that tie at the left shoulder, and it's semi-sheer. It comes in two colors as well, groovy and navy.
June 3, 2008
We know it can be hard to see the details on black tops, but this one is worth checking out. The Deep V Tank by Generra has ruching at the deep V-neck and back, tonal appliqué and topstitching at the bust, two inch straps, and a lining at the bust. It's a flattering top, and one that you can pair with so many bottoms.
The Cinch Waist Camisole by Twelfth St. by Cynthia Vincent is a very unique top, and we love it! It has ruching at the bust, a drawstring at the waist, single button closure and keyhole at the back, fold over detail and picot edge at the top hem, picot edge at the bottom hem, four inch slit at the sides, spaghetti straps, and lining. It's great to wear under a jacket or alone. Either way, you'll be sure to be the center of attention when you wear it!
The Holly Tube Top by C&C California comes in three bright and cheerful colors (cherry ice, dandelion, and groovy) that makes it look like a ton of fun to wear. At $64 it's also inexpensive enough to buy up in all three colors! This top has horizontal pintucking at the top hem, ribbed banding at the bottom hem, ruching at the bust, and smocked elastic banding at the back. There's also detachable halter straps that tie behind the neck.
The Shirt Snob's love affair with Nanette Lepore continues! The White Coral Reef Corset has a ruched sweetheart neckline with ruffle trim, a fitted corset bodice with a back zipper, detachable button straps, and is lined. It's great to wear under a jacket for work, and then without the jacket for drinks once the work day is over!
June 2, 2008
Threadless is having a sale! They are no longer having $10 sales, but most of their designs are between $10 and $12 each. They have some new designs out too, including Do-Re-Mi-Quack, Jonah And The Technicolor Whale, Scare List, Giraffes United Against Ceiling Fans, Hey Mr. Blue Sky, The Beginning, Bedtime Stories, and Magic Is Just Stuff,. There are also a bunch of reprints that we love including To Err is Human, Camouflage, Reach for the Stars, Fake Pandas Have More Fun, 99 Luftballoons, Lil' Soap, The Morning After, and Ah Munna Eat Choo. The sale ends June 8.
In other t-shirt news, there are new designs at a bunch of places. First up is The Ryde, who have two designs that have just been released: Fly Away Home and Water Surf.
Noisebot has a ton of new designs including Goldfish, Stereotyping Hurts Stereos, Hay Fever, Dyslexics Have More Nuf, and National Sarcasm Society.
Finally, over at Busted Tees, they have a new design available for pre-order, Drive Shaft. We think it's been released a season too late (it's a Lost reference for those of you who don't watch this wonderful show), but better late than never!
The Jobi Top by Velvet is one of the sexier tops we've seen recently. There's ruffle trim at the V-neck, atie at the bust, frayed edges at the ruffle and an unfinished edge at the bottom hem, elastic banding at the back and shoulders, ruffle trim at the cuffs, and short voile sleeves. It's available in two colors: cherry and silken.
The embroidery on the Raj Embroidered Camisole by Tibi is what sets it apart from other tank tops. There's embroidery and mirror detail at the bust and on the front patch pockets as well as ruching at the empire waist, elastic banding at the back, a hidden side zipper, and spaghetti straps that cross and tie at the back. It's also 100% silk and lined.
Here's an adorable one if you want to look sweet and girly. The Rebecca Taylor Peasant Top has a square neckline, pleated bodice, fringe on the bottom hem, lace detailing at the waist, sleeves, and neck, short sleeves, and six back button closures. It's an adorable top for the innocent look if you ever need to go for that.
June 1, 2008
You may be getting sick of ombre tops, but we are loving this look! The Ombre Chains Cami Top by Rebecca Taylor is yet another stunning example. It is a silk top with chain detail at the bust, pintucking at the bust and back, adjustable spaghetti straps, and a single button and keyhole at the back. It's about to sell out, so get it before it's too late!
May was a great month here at Shirt Snob. Here's a look back at all the fabulous tops we found:
Sales and Sweepstakes!