July 31, 2008
This week at Threadless, we like the reprints the best. They are Let's Go Parasoling, Hidden, and Flowers in the Attic.
Over at Snorg Tees, there are two new designs, and we like them both: Milk, I Am Your Father and Make Like a Tree.
July 31, 2008
The Knot Front Camisole by Rebecca Taylor is sexy but still sophisticated, a great combination! There's knot detail at the front, darting at the bust, seam detail at the empire waist, a hidden back zipper, and adjustable spaghetti straps. It's made of a stretchy silk and available in black and lupine.
July 31, 2008
The Galaxy Degrade Tank by Madison Marcus is an ombre top, and it's different from the rest because it has tiers as well. The tank also has a scoop neck, racer back, and one inch straps. It's 100% silk and available in brown and celadon jade.
July 31, 2008
The simplicity of the Cowl Neck Top by James Perse is what makes it so special. It has a cowl neck, long sleeves, and is white. Wear it with your favorite pair of jeans this fall!
July 30, 2008
The Fauna Sweater by Marc by Marc Jacobs is a basic sweater that everyone needs in their closets. There's a scoop neck, V-back, pointelle bib and panel at the sides, pointelle inset at the cuffs, and 3/4 length sleeves. It's a wool and silk blend and also available in two colors: night green and phantom.
We've written about many "date tops" by Juicy Couture this summer, but here's one more that we adore. The Ruffle Placket Date Top is black and white polka dots, which are quite popular right now, and it has ruffles down the front and at the neck and straps, buttons down the front, a flounced hem, and a bow tie at the waist. It's definitely a cute one for a date with your man!
Our favorite thing about the Puff Sleeve Top by Rebecca Taylor is that it has a camisole lining. So many sheer tops do not, so you have to think ahead a little extra when you want to wear them. We have enough to think about, so we like that this feature is there so we can just throw it on when we want to wear it. This blouse has a scoop neck, rhinestone appliqué and ruching at the bust, a single button and keyhole at the back, tie closure that is so cute and ruching at the cuffs, and elbow length sleeves.
July 29, 2008
There are two cute tops here that are similar enough that we decided to put them together in one post. First up is th Petal Camisole by Rebecca Taylor. It has floral appliqué at the bust, ribbed banding and ruching at the waist, ribbed banding at the edges, and adjustable satin straps. It's made from a silk, cashmere, and wool mixture.
Then we have the Petal Cardigan, also by Rebecca Taylor. This sweater has ribbed banding at the waist and edges, floral appliqué at the V-neck, nine buttons down the front, and long sleeves. You could wear this cardigan with the cami above or with anything from a cute t-shirt to your favorite dress.
The Susie Top by C&C California is one of those tops that will soon be the favorite in your wardrobe. It has banding and ruching at the square neck, gathered elastic banding at the shoulders and back, and banding and ruching at the cuffs of the short puff sleeves. The best part is that you can wear it off the shoulder too! It's available in both treehouse and amethyst.
The print on the Carly Shirt by Sunner is too good to pass up! This silk-twill top has a double snap closure at the bust, a split V-neck, inverted pleating at the front and back, single snap and ruching at the cuffs, and 3/4 length sleeves. It's also 100% silk.
July 28, 2008
We think that the Micromodal Back Drape Top by Morphine Generation is so unique and fun. It's a t-shirt with rope detail threaded through the neckline with a tie, making it a lot different than every other tee out there.
Both the white and blue prints of the Star Floral Tank by Free People are so pretty and girly that we can't help but love them. This tank has a tie and embroidery at the bust, solid ribbed banding at the scoop neck and racer back, ruching at the back, and one inch straps.
July 25, 2008
The Smocked Elbow Sleeve Pullover by Juicy Couture is a great sweater for the fall. It has a tie at the scoop neck, smocked elastic banding at the shoulders and waist, ribbed banding at the edges, and short sleeves. The tie is really what does it for us, taking a regular sweater and making it just a little more special.
The Piper Top in Tan by Woo looks like an extremely comfortable top. It has crisscross straps at the back, slight ruching at the neck, and a a front neck line that has a small section that is separated from the rest of the shirt by a brown cord. We think the floral print is pretty and simple, fitting for this breezy cami.
July 24, 2008
This is a post we meant to have up on Monday, but we got busy and it didn't happen. There are a lot of new tee designs out, but we actually don't like too many of them. Here's a few of the good ones:
First up is Threadless. The new designs we like include Let's Roll, Someday, and Spaghetti and Me and the reprints Stone Jungle and Puppet Ballet.
Busted Tees is still doing Christmas in July, so they've had a bunch of new designs. Our top picks are Borophyll, Four Figures, Mostly Deadly, and I Heart Polygamy.
There aren't enough turtlenecks for sale, so we are happy to find the Elisabeth T-Shirt by Theory. This simple top has a turtleneck, short sleeves, and is stretchy. It'll quickly become a staple in your wardrobe, and it is also available in black.
The Ombre Flutter Sleeve Date Top by Juicy Couture is too cute for words, but we'll try anyway. It has a solid bodice and print body with frayed trim at the scoop neck, pintucking at the bodice, five buttons at the bust, pleating and a tie at the waist, cap flutter sleeves, and a hidden side zipper. It's also lined and 100% silk.
July 23, 2008
We think the Seamed Shell Sleeveless Top by Stewart + Brown is so great because you can wear it with a black skirt or jeans. It has a crossover V-neck with raw edges, a tunic length, and seam detail at the front. It's also available in two colors (poppy and clover) and made of organic cotton.
Still looking for a great halter top for those nights on the town? The Naomi Top by Miguelina is a great choice. This simple top has an empire waist and small pleats at the neck which dress it up just enough so that you can wear it to a more elegant event as well.
It's hard to see in this picture, but the Polka Dot Pintucked Blouse by Juicy Couture has black polka dots throughout. This blouse also has eight buttons at the front, a rounded fold-over collar, vertical pintucking at the front and back, elastic banding at the cuffs, short sleeves, and a tie at the waist.
July 22, 2008
The Box Pleated Top by Black Halo is so pulled together that we love it. It has a square neckline with three large pleats along the check, oyster colored trim around the waist, two pleats along the front waist and multiple pleats at the back, a side zipper, and one inch straps. It's conservative and yet still sexy at the same time!
The Shelly Shrunken Cardigan by Joie is a pointelle sweater (that may be hard to see in the picture) with ten buttons down the front, ribbed banding at the edges, and long sleeves. It's also semi-sheer and available in both heather grey and caviar. Wear your favorite camis from the summer under this cute cardigan to get more use out of them!
The Fancine Top by Miguelina is a sexy but not revealing top, which is hard to find. It has a deep V-neck with black lace that travels around the neck, an an empire waist, and no sleeves. It's not fitted, but it follows your shape, which gives you a very flattering look. It's available in three colors: black, cherry red, and royal blue.
July 21, 2008
The details on the Miriam Short Sleeve Top by Joie are what make it so exquisite. There is a diamond pattern throughout as well as fold-over banding at the scoop neck, crocheted lace trim at the bottom hem and cuffs, and short sleeves. It's also 100% silk. We think it's very pretty and would look good with so many different bottoms, from jeans to your favorite skirt.
We like the pretty floral pattern on the Scoop Neck Camisole by Rebecca Taylor. This top has ruffle trim at the scoop neck, ruching at the bust, and drawstring detail at the back. It's 100% silk and available in two patterns: apple/lapis and camel. It's a great top because you can wear it through the fall under a cute cardigan.
July 19, 2008
The Snowflake Top by Free People is a sexy bohemian top that looks like a lot of fun to wear. It has topstitching at the scoop neck, snowflake embroidery at the bodice, seven hook and eyel closures at the bust, elastic banding at the waist, a drawstring at the bottom hem and cuffs, and 3/4 length sleeves.
July 18, 2008
Last winter, the Shirt Snob wore tops like the Honeycomb Hoodie by Splendid whenever we were bumming around the house. The honeycomb knit is so comfy, we didn't want to take it off! This top has three button detail and ruching at the bust, fine-knit panel at the bust and hood, and long sleeves. It's also semi-sheer.
We realize it's almost impossible to think about winter coats while it's 90 degrees outside, but we think you'll try once you get a look at the Manhattan Coat by Nanette Lepore. This tweed coat has an off center button at the front, an oversized fold-over collar, pleating at the waist, welt pockets at the hip, three inch cuffs at the long sleeves and is lined. It is sure to be a staple in your winter closet, so jump on it now while you can! Winter and snow will be here before you know it!
July 17, 2008
We love the retro vibe of the Super Fine Pique Tunic by Marc by Marc Jacobs. This top has 14 buttons at the bust, a fold-over collar at the high neck which gives it a conservative feel, ruching at the shoulders and waist, and a single button and ruching at the cuffs of the short sleeves. We love the poppy color too (which happens to look much darker when you click on the link), it's great for fall and back to school!
We haven't featured a polo shirt in a while, so we've found a cute one for you! The Puff Sleeve Polo by Juicy Couture has seven buttons down the front, a fold-over collar, ribbed banding at the cuffs, elbow length sleeves, an embroidered dog at the bust, and metallic 'Juicy' scrpit behind the neck. It's available in three colors: white, black, and new romantics.
July 16, 2008
The tees made by Ash Francomb have been sold by many great stores and worn by many celebrities for a while now, but they've finally opened up their own online store. Now everyone can buy these designs directly from the designer! They are modern vintage tees that have a focus on nature, surf, and travel. There are some message tees in there as well. They are a little more expensive than what you'll find from other tee companies, but they are still quite affordable. Their designs are available in long and short sleeves and in more than one color, so you get a bunch of variety. There are a ton of designs and we have too many favorites to list, but a sample include Aloha!, Sunrise Surfing, and Nature Rocks!
It's hard to see the details for the Chelsie Ruffle Top by Joie in this picture, so you may want to check out the other color it's available in, steel grey. This blouse has ruffle trim at the V-neck, elastic banding and ruching at the empire waist, a tie and three buttons at the bust, and no sleeves. It would go well with so many bottoms and it won't break the bank, so it's a great investment!
The Kelly Top by Rachel Pally is an easy way to add a little elegance into your wardrobe. This trapeze top has a pintucked tie at the neck and no sleeves. It's available in two beautiful colors too: storm and cream.
July 15, 2008
The Clover Lace Bow Camisole by Milly is a girly top with floral lace throughout, but it has a bit of an edge with contrasting black at the spaghetti straps, five buttons at the back, and tie at the waist. This tank is also lined. We think you can't help but feel feminine wearing this!
The pure DKNY Tie Front Cashmere Cardigan by DKNY is our new favorite cardigan for this fall. Made of 100% cashmere, it has a tie at the front, ribbed banding at the button hem and cuffs, and long sleeves. It's the type of top that can really pull an outfit together, and it's casual and yet would work in so many different situations. We simply love it!
July 14, 2008
Dirty Coast has a few new designs out that are cool: So Many Reasons and Hansen's Snow Bliz.
Snorg Tees has two new designs as well, Dyslexics are teople poo and Go Green.
Endangered Wear has released their first women's design, First Crush.
Grumpy Girl has released two new green designs, Go Green and Slightly Granolaizing. Also, save 20% sitewide with the code GOGREEN.
Finally, over at Threadless there are new designs. Both Strays and Fail are sort of cute. There are two reprints that are favorites too, The Communist Party and Cookie Loves Milk.
The Portia Top by Rachel Pally is a sexy and flattering top that a lot of different body types can wear. There's a V-neck, elastic band and ruching at the empire waist, a lined bodice, and thick straps. We also think the brown color is refreshing after many months of seeing so little of it.
If you like the off the shoulder look, the Off Shoulder Top with Pleating Detail by Catherine Malandrino is a new one in this style. It has ruffle trim and smocked elastic banding at the neck, a hidden side zipper, and pleating at the front and back. It's available in two colors (medoc and noir) and can also be worn on the shoulders.
July 13, 2008
We think the Cashmere Dolman Sweater by Bop Basics is perfect for lazy days when you still want to look your best. This sweater has ribbed banding at the wide neck, fitted hem, and cuffs and long dolman sleeves. It's 100% cashmere and available in white, eggplant, pewter, scarlet, and black.
July 12, 2008
We think the 1x1 U Neck Top by Splendid is a great top to take you into the fall. It has banding at the scoop neck, ruching at the cuffs, and 3/4 length sleeves. As of writing this, it's available in up to six colors depending on the size, but it's selling out quickly, probably because it's at such a great price people are buying it in more than one color. If you like it too, get over there before they are all gone!
July 11, 2008
The Tie Neck Top by Nu Collective is a very elegant silk top that would look great when you want to add a little sophistication to yourself. It has black contrast trim, a keyhole at the back with three buttons, pleating at the neck, and tie detail on the left shoulder. It also is lined.
We like the Dot Square Neck Date Cami by Juicy Couture because the embroidered straps are pretty cute. This tank also has smocked elastic banding and six button detail at the bust and smocked elastic banding at the back. It'd be great for a date, just as the name implies! It's available in black and new romantics.
The Shawl Collar Top by Rachel Pally is wonderful because you can wear it with a cute skirt or with your old blue jeans, and it works either way. It has a crossover V-neck, shawl collar, three inch banding at the bottom hem, and long sleeves. It's also available in three colors: cream, cairo, and black.
July 10, 2008
The Jai Peasant Top by Joie isn't as busy as other peasant tops we've seen, and we love that about it. This one has smocked elastic banding at the scoop neck, a keyhole and tie at the bust, and no sleeves. It's 100% silk and available in caviar and cameo rose.
Ahpeele is a shop at Etsy that sells lots of clothing for both men and women. We really like their t-shirt designs (such as the Asian Windy Tree Branch Fall Nature Sheer Top and the Kaze Nature Tree Branch Metalic Leaf Top), but there are other great tops too. Check out the Big Lotus Little Garden Wrap and the Floral Kimono Long Cardigan as well as the rest of the shop. You won't be disappointed!
The Parker Top by Joie is one of the cuter cover ups we've seen in a while. This blouse is sheer with nine buttons down the front, eyelet detail throughout, scalloped edges at the cuffs, 3/4 length sleeves, and frayed edges at the neck and bottom hem. Wear it with a white tank or over your bikini this summer. It's girly and fun!
July 9, 2008
If you want something sexy, the Eros Top by Tart is definitely the top to buy. This hot tube top has pleating and an overlay at the bust, elastic banding at the top hem, ruching at the sides, and a lined bodice. It's available in two bright colors: electric and crimson.
We don't think the Flight Cardigan by LOVE YAYA will work on every body type, but it certainly looks great on the model! This cardigan has a shawl collar, two snap closures at the front, seam detail throughout, and ribbed banding at the placket and long sleeves. It's available in onyx and agave.
The Summer Rain D Tunic by Joie is a cotton-gauze top with cross-stitch detail at the bust, ombre topstitching and a tie with tassels at the split V-neck, ombre topstitching at the cuffs, and long sleeves. It's also semi-sheer. We think it could be worn as either a cover up or on its own.
July 8, 2008
We were going to show you this next top in a different color last week, but it sold out almost immediately. So jump on it now in these new colors if you like it because it may not last until tomorrow! The Mina Top by Rachel Pally is an off the shoulder top with thin straps and crisscross banding and ruching at the bust. In a lighter color, it reminded us of a ballerina, but in the darker colors (black and midnight), it's much sexier.
It's hard to think about right now as it's quite warm where the Shirt Snob lives, but fall will be here soon. Luckily, we have found the perfect sweater for the cooler months, the Banded Bust Square Neck Cashmere Sweater by Vince. It has a square neck, ruching at the bust, ribbed banding at the edges, and 3/4 length sleeves. It's 100% cashmere and available in black and heather steal. We think it's adorable, and it has us almost wishing the summer was over just so we could wear it!
It's hard to see the details of the Somaire Embroidered Camisole by Joie, and that's a shame because it's a very pretty top. It has lace banding at the top and bottom hems, six buttons at the bust, floral embroidery at the body, adjustable straps, and is semi-sheer. It'd look great with your favorite pair of jeans.
What first drew us in to the Fiona Faille Camisole by Marc by Marc Jacobs is the bright blue color. It alone will make heads turn! Besides the amazing color, this tank has seam detail and pleating at the bust, pleating and a zipper at the back, and one inch straps. It's available in zenith blue and red coral.
July 7, 2008
Snorg Tees has some new designs out right now that are cute: Thesaurus and Mixed Martial Arts and Crafts.
Threadless has some new ones this week that we like too, specifically I'm Not Afraid of the Dark, Training, and the reprints Sounds of the Sea and Dark Side of the Garden.
Finally, that Busted Tees promotion is still going on. They are releasing a new design every day this month, and the day it's released it's on sale. The new designs so far that we like are I'm Breaking the First Rule of Fight Club, Love Means Nothing, and Free Tibet.
It took the Shirt Snob a long time to appreciate the cowl neck, but now we love it! The Lunar Tank by Madison Marcus is a 100% silk top with a cowl neck, one inch straps, and a very unusual tie closure at the back. It's quite an unique top and yet so simple, which we love! It's available in purple haze and celadon jade.
Diane von Furstenberg certainly knows her wraps! The Print Torin Wrap Blouse is a stretch silk wrap top with solid satin banding, a tie at the waist, ruching at the cuffs, and 3/4 length sleeves. The print is what looks like mini kisses, which we think is a lot of fun too!
It's a big week for Joie here at Shirt Snob, as this designer has a bunch of great new tops available. First up is the Maia Top. It has a tie and crocheted lace banding at the neck, lace trim at the bottom hem and cuffs, and short sleeves. It is semi-sheer and is available in both porcelain and sunshine.
July 6, 2008
The My Girl Blouse by Nanette Lepore is a great deal over at Bluefly right now. It is a sheer eyelet chiffon top with floral lace trim, short puff sleeves with elasticized cuffs, and a V-neck. It's also fully lined and made of 100% silk.
July 4, 2008
The Shirt Snob is taking a long weekend off. We hope you all have a great Fourth of July! We'll be back on Monday!
July 3, 2008
Common Threadz is a t-shirt company with a mission. They will donate a school uniform to a child in need for every garment they sell. This may not seem like an important cause off the bat, but as the founder and executive director Zac Folk states:
For millions of disadvantaged children in developing nations, clothing is something that can either prevent them from an education or provide them with a huge opportunity to change their lives. Through our own line of socially-conscious apparel, CommonThreadz has created a vehicle to help sustain our charities' mission while making what you wear an expression of what matters to you as well as a way to help someone who needs a hand up, not a hand out.
Common Threadz also works with local seamstresses in these nations, so they are also helping with employment issues too. They sell tees for both men and women as well as children's apparel. We really like their designs as well, so if you buy from them you get an awesome tee as well as a good feeling for helping out. Some of our favorites include Connections, Flat World, and School Uniforms. Check out their website for more on the company and this important cause.
The Multi Strap Top by MK2K looks like two tops in one. It is a double layered blouse with a scoop neck, ribbed banding at the bottom hem, straps detail and ribbed banding at the back, and no sleeves. It's quite unique without being weird or over the top!
The Cap Sleeve Blouse by Helmut Lang is an interesting blouse because you can wear the funnel collar either up or down. There's also cap sleeves and seven buttons down the front. If you need a white button down top, this is definitely a good one to consider!
July 2, 2008
Ella Moss has designed yet another pretty top that we want to buy up in every color. The Dalilah Tank is a silk and cotton mix with ruching at the two inch straps and floral embroidery at the bust. It is semi-sheer and available in three colors: wisteria, white, and spearmint.
Such a pretty alternative to our usual white tank.
Voile top with floral embroidery at bust. Ruching at 2" straps. Semi-sheer.
22" long, measured from shoulder.
30% silk/70% cotton.
Made in the U.S.A.
The Silky Melange Jersey Top by Marc by Marc Jacobs is a great blouse to wear if you want something cute and simple without having to think too much about it. This simple blouse has a scoop neck, vertical seam detail throughout, and short flutter sleeves. It's 100% silk too.
Velvet has had a ton of cute tops this season. The Miller Top is yet one more of them. This 100% silk tank has tonal lace through the straps and across the bust and an elasticized empire waist with ruching. It's available in both black and plum.
July 1, 2008
The Newport Smock Cami by Ella Moss is a really cute tank that is perfect for so many different summer occasions. There's smocking around the entire chest, four buttons down the bust, an empire waist with rushing, and side pockets. It's available in two colors, bonfire and wisteria.
Busted Tees is having a Christmas in July promotion. Every day in the entire month they will be releasing one new design. The day it is released, it will be sold for $13.99. After that. it'll be $18.99 like the rest of the tees. So if you're looking for new tees, make sure to check them out every day to take advantage of the deal. Today's t-shirt is I'm Breaking the First Rule of Fight Club.
Free People can be a little too bohemian for the Shirt Snob sometimes, but they also give us some of our favorite tops. The Floral Trim Hoodie is definitely a favorite that we want right now. This hoodie pullover has ribbed banding at the V-neck, a floral print drawstring at the hood, ruching at the empire waist, rounded pockets at the hip, floral print trim at the waist and pockets, long sleeves, and ribbed banding at the cuffs. It sounds busy, but it really isn't. It's super cute though, and would be great for cooler nights or for the fall. Available in navy and heather grey.
The Jilly Halter Top by Lauren Conrad is the perfect slinky and sexy top for summer. It has a scoop neck, knot detail at the straps, and is lined at the bust. It's available in three colors: black, blush, and wink.
We wrote about this top back in November, but now it's out in black! The Harmonize Top by Joie is a sheer peasant top with nine buttons down the front, floral embroidery at the placket, back and short sleeves, smocked elastic banding at the neck, bottom hem, and cuffs, and a tie at the wide neck. It sounds busy, but it actually doesn't look that complex, just fun to wear!
We found a ton of cute tops in June here at Shirt Snob. Here's a look back!
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