September 30, 2008
Much like the previous post, the Very Light & Fashionable Long Sleeve Top by Splendid comes in a few different colors (this time vanilla, merlot, and black), and is quite affordable, so you can afford to put many different colors of this staple into your closet. This blouse has gather detail and ribbed banding at the scoop neck, ribbed banding and ruching at the bottom hem, and long sleeves.
September 30, 2008
The Very Light & Fashionable Tunic by Splendid is a cute blouse that has a very reasonable price, so you can afford to buy it in both colors it comes in, valentine and black. It has ruching at the bust, an empire waist, gathered elastic banding at the V-neck and back, one inch banding and ruching at the cuffs, and long sleeves. It is made from a pima cotton and modal blend.
September 30, 2008
The Shirred Neck Raglan Top by Vince would be a very simple blouse if it wasn't for the interesting ruching at the scoop neck, which almost looks like it's being tucked in. There is also pleat detail at the bust, ruching at the cuffs, and 3/4 length sleeves. It is made from a stretchy silk and available in off white and black.
September 30, 2008
Rebecca Taylor has a knack for making tops look simple while still putting a lot of detail into them. This is certainly the case in the Petal Camisole. This indigo top has layered petal trim at the scoop neck, ruching at the bust and back, on seam pockets at the hips, two buttons at the back, and adjustable spaghetti straps. All that makes it sound busy, but it really isn't one bit. This cami is also 100% silk.
September 29, 2008
The Pleated Neck Top by Clu is cute because it has a pleated ruffle at the scoop neck of this simple top. There's also fine ribbing throughout and long sleeves. What a great way to dress up a top that we all own!
The Triangle Starburst Top by Foley + Corinna has rhinestone appliqué throughout that make it so special. There's also pleated insets at the front and back, ruching at the bust, satin trim at the neck, satin spaghetti straps that tie at the back, a hidden back zipper, and a lining. It is 100% silk and available in black and ivory.
The details of the Rose Garden Top by Nanette Lepore are hard to see from this picture, so we recommend you check it out yourself. It is an intricate lace top with a scoop neck, velvet banding at the waist, cap sleeves, and a hidden back zipper. It is also lined.
September 27, 2008
The Ombre Thermal Cowl Neck Top by Splendid is as its name implies. It has an oversized cowl neck, ombre color, and is a thermal top. There's also banding at the cuffs of the long sleeves. It is available in black and merlot, but black (the color we prefer) is selling out quickly.
September 26, 2008
The Strappy Camisole by Milly is a silk camisole with an intricately beaded and sequined contrast tulle overlay. It has unfinished edges at the overlay, contrast banding at the top hem, 1/2 inch contrast straps, and a hidden side zipper. It's a stunning top, one to wear when you want everyone in the room to notice you.
Here's a sexy halter top that is perfect for those who still want to feel covered up in the front. The Bobbi Top by Jill Stuart has a cowl neck, three inch straps that tie behind the neck, gathered elastic banding at the bottom hem, and contrast lining. It is 100% silk.
Here's a different type of thermal top than we've shown here on Shirt Snob. The Thermal Stripe Cardigan by Splendid is a cardigan sweater with ribbed banding at the shawl collar, contrast banding at the hem and cuffs, and long sleeves. It is made from a cashmere and cotton mix and available in navy and heather grey.
September 25, 2008
The Marla Top by Cynthia Steffe is a stunning silver and black metallic lace top. It has ruching at the asymmetrical bodice, a tie at the waist, no sleeves, a hidden back zipper, and it is lined. It looks great with skinny black pants just like in the picture.
Leave it to C&C California to spice up a simple tank top into a really special one. The Pintuck Tank has a scoop neck, pintucking at the bust, contrast banding at the edges, a racer back, and spaghetti straps. It comes in three colors: bardot, navy, and faded black.
The Lace & Chiffon Top by Foley + Corinna is unique because of it's beautiful lace overlay at the bust. There's also ribbon trim at the bust, V-neck, and back, a wraparound tie at the waist, thin ribbon straps, and a lining. The outer layer is 100% silk.
September 24, 2008
Looking for a blouse with a little color? We like the Ryanne Blouse by Elie Tahari. It has a beautiful black and white floral print on a purple background. There is a cowl neck, wraparound tie at the waist, ruching at the bust, gathered elastic banding at the cuffs, long sleeves, and a solid camisole lining. It is 100% silk.
It is hard to see from this picture, but the Black Label Tabitha Top by Ella Moss has jacquard polka dots throughout. There is also a crossover V-neck, pleating at the bust, gathered elastic banding at the empire waist, a camisole lining, and short flutter sleeves. This blouse is 100% silk.
The bright green color of the Teresa Cardigan Sweater by Marc by Marc Jacobs will definitely stand out this fall against all the burgandy, orange, and black tops this fall. Made from a wool and cashmere mix, this ribbed cardigan sweater has ten buttons down the front, vertical welt pockets at the front, a funnel collar, vertical seams at the front and back, and long sleeves. It is also available in dapper grey.
September 23, 2008
Shop Bop is having yet another sale! This is rare for our favorite online boutique, and we're quite excited about it. Through Monday, September 29, take 20% off regularly priced jackets and sweaters with the code SHOPBOPSECRET.
The 3/4 Sleeve Scoop Neck Sweater by Milly is a preppy sweater you could wear with jeans or a black skirt. It has an intarsia stripe and ribbed banding at the scoop neck, hem, and cuffs, pointelle detail at the front and edges, and 3/4 length sleeves. it comes in two colors: ecru/black and black/ecru.
Sometimes chunky knits are what one needs to feel warm on a cold winter day. The Hand Knit Chunky Button Front Hoodie by Generra has six buttons down the front, long ribbed sleeves, and a hood. It is made from a cotton, nylon, and dehaired angora mixture.
We think the Hiss Tunic by Antik Batik is an easy way to be stylish. There's banding at the crossover V-neck, an attached tie at the waist, and elbow-length sleeves. It is semi-sheer and available in faded black and light grey.
September 22, 2008
It's Monday which means new tees! First up at Threadless. Our favorites are Judith + Holofernes, Battle For Centaurus A, and the reprint There's No Crying In Breakfast.
No Star has added 14 new designs including Guitar Hero, Who Cares, and WTF,
Finally, at Snorg Tees, we think Gravity, It's the Law is pretty funny.
We adore black and white tops, and this polka dot blouse is one of our favorites. The Tie Neck Blouse with Peplum by Milly has a tie at the split neck, five buttons at the front, ruching at the yoke and shoulders, ruching, satin banding, and peplum at the waist, satin tie at the cuffs, and short sleeves. It is alsop 100% silk.
There is probably no better color to help you stand out this fall than the bright yellow of the Orneta Cardigan by Diane von Furstenberg. This cropped cardigan has seven buttons and four flap pockets at the front, button tab detail at the shoulders, tonal elbow patches at the long sleeves, and ribbed banding at the edges. It is made from a wool, cashmere, and spandex mix and is also available in purple.
The Amelia Top by Abaete is a stunning sleeveless top. Made from a stretch silk, it has a sweetheart neckline with banding, ruching and boning at the bodice, ruching and tonal grosgrain banding at the waist, and a hidden side zipper. Looks great with skinny jeans.
September 20, 2008
The Sophia Top by Ingwa; Melero is a sexy bustier top with bow ties at the shoulders and a lace up corset at the back. It's 100% silk too. We love the deep purple color!
September 19, 2008
There's a big sale starting today at Busted Tees. Through September 26, all tees are marked down to $13.99! This sale doesn't happen too often, so take advantage of it while you can!
Oh Buggy is a t-shirt company based out of Portland Oregon that uses organic cottons, recycled materials, and low impact dyes. They are also sweatshop free and donate 1% of all their profits to local environmental organizations. Their designs are hand drawn too. Some of our top picks include Black Sheep, Twin Bears, and Mr. Lonely. They sell men's tees as well.
The Ribbed Cardigan by Vera Wang Lavender Label is pretty simple, but something like it is a must for every woman's wardrobe. This ribbed cardigan has six buttons down the front, ribbed banding at the edges, and long sleeves. It's made from a mix of acrylic, wool, alpaca, and mohair.
We hate the name but love the look of the Poupie Pullover Sweater by Antik Batik. This sweater has a wide neck, ribbed yoke, five buttons at the seven inch ribbed cuffs, and long sleeves. It looks really comfortable and perfect for wearing with your favorite jeans.
September 18, 2008
The Studded Sweater by Lauren Moffatt works so well because the studs that go down the front are small and not too over the top. This cashmere sweater also has a scoop neck, cable detail at the front and shoulders, ribbed banding at the edges, and 3/4 length sleeves.
The Throw On Hoodie by Sunner looks almost like a coat to us since it's so big. Made from mostly wool, this sweater has pouch pockets and five buttons at the front, ribbed banding at the edges, and long sleeves. It comes in two colors: navy and antique white.
The Marc Puff Sweater by Rhys Dwfen is a good sweater for fall. You won't get too hot in it with its short sleeves. There's a covered snap placket, front pockets, an oversized ribbed collar, and cuffs at the short sleeves. It's made from a yak and wool blend.
September 17, 2008
Lots of new designs this week. First up is Mediocore, who has a cute new design Doodle Bolt available in two colors: aqua and gold.
Bonbi Forest has new designs available, including the Bonbi Tree Tee and the Howling on the Wind Slouch Sweater.
Glarkware has new designs including It Takes a Pillage, Stealer of Money, and Sparkles Mall Tour (which we didn't think was new, but it's limited edition, so buy it now if you want it).
Snorg Tees has a funny new design, Any Job Worth Doing.
Scribtee has two new designs, Pencil and Luz - Licht.
Finally, over at Threadless, our favorite of their new releases are Striped Bird, Liquid Shot, and the reprints Liberty and The Average Bear.
The Braided Back Top by Black Halo will soon be the favorite top of everyone who owns it. It has pleating at the bust, bow detail at the empire waist, a braided T strap and tie at the back, and gathered banding and ruching at the one inch straps. It's about to sell out, so get it now if you like it!
If you love your t-shirts as much as I do, but are sick of searching through all the different t-shirt company websites, you need to check out Teenormous. It is a t-shirt search engine that just launched a couple of weeks ago. Their goal is to index all the t-shirt companies out there on the web. It allows you to search by women's or men's sizes (a feature that is not on a similar site we recently found), new designs, and color. As of writing this, they already have almost 15,000 designs cataloged! They plan to add more features as they grow, but we are already impressed!
We think the floral print of the Astor Top by Dallin Chase is fabulous. This blouse has a V-neck, faux wrap detail, a drawstring at the bottom hem, and contrast grosgrain straps and banding at the neck and front. We know it's already starting to get cold outside for some of our readers, but this top is so cute it's worth it anyway!
The Boiled Wool Jacket isn't what one would expect from Free People, but we adore it anyway. Made from 100% wool, it has a two button tab closure and flap pockets at the front, four button detail at the cuffs, long sleeves, and a notched collar. It's nice to see stylish and mature plaid!
September 16, 2008
The Print Cardigan Sweater by Marc by Marc Jacobs is too cute for words! This is normally not something the Shirt Snob would like, but we love the shape of the hearts, and it puts us in a fun, girly mood. This cardigan has contrast ribbed banding at the bottom hem and cuffs and contrast panel at the sides and long sleeves.
Interested in a sexy and dressy top? Look no further than the Neck Tie Halter Top by Mason by Michelle Mason. This top has four inch banding and a tie at the neck, banding at the bottom hem, ruching at the banding, five buttons at the side, and an open back. It's available in blue, champagne, and black and is 100% silk.
Many of the oversized and long cardigans this fall have looked sloppy to us, but not theBoyfriend Cardigan by Charlotte Ronson. It has a V-neck, two button closure and two button detail at the front, faux welt pockets at the hip, buttoned tab secures at the cuffs, long sleeves, ribbed banding at the placket and bottom hem, and textured stripes throughout. Although it looks nothing like any sweaters we've seen our male friends wear, but it's a sweater we still want to wear!
September 15, 2008
The Shirt Snob can't get enough of the feminine beauty of the Cascade Chiffon Top by Foley + Corinna. It has a shawl collar with ruching at the bodice, ruffle detail at the bust, cap sleeves, a hook-and-eye closure at the front, hidden zipper, and is lined. The outer layer is also 100% silk.
The Louve Top by Antik Batik is perfect for your skinny jeans or leggins. It has a crossover V-neck with banding, an attached tie at the empire waist with ruching, and 3/4 length sleeves.
September 12, 2008
Marc by Marc Jacobs seems to like dots a lot, both big and small. Here's yet another example, the Dot Dash Dobby Camisole. This jacquard-stripe tank has pleating at the empire waist, darting at the bust, an exposed zipper with contrast placket and pull at the back, three inch bottom hem, and one inch straps. Layer with a cute cardigan so you can wear it well into the fall.
We love the earthy great color of the Eva Top by Rachel Pally. This top has a V-neck, ruching and a crescent inset at the bust, empire waist, unfinished edge at the bottom hem and cuffs, and long sleeves. Perfect for the cooler weather which is starting up in the northern states!
September 11, 2008
At Tobi, get 25% off your order now through September 18! Use the code FALLATTOBI at check out for it to be applied to your shopping bag.
Don't forget that today is the last day of the sale on sale at Shop Bop! Save an extra 20% off items that are 50-70% on sale already with the code SAVETHEPIG.
The Ruffle Sleeve Blouse by Milly is a feminine top with lots of details which make it special. It has ruffle and embroidered trim at the V-neck, six buttons down the front, embroidered trim and peplum at the waist, ruffled short sleeves, and ruching at the bust and back. There's a floral print throughout, it's semi-sheer, and 100% silk.
Here's a good, heavy sweater for fall. The Button Front Sweater by Design History has a neat honeycomb pattern with a ribbed collar, small inverted pleats at the waist, four buttons at the front, ribbed banding at the placket, waist, cuffs, and hem, and long sleeves. Comes in moss and pearl.
The Irresistible Blouse by Joie is a pretty bohemian blouse with crocket detail at the bib, ten buttons down the front, pintucking at the shoulders and cuffs, and 3/4 length sleeves. It's semi-sheer and available in two colors: chalk and caviar.
September 10, 2008
One of our favorite t-shirt companies, Vintage Vantage, has a new website up! There's new designs as well, including Wake Up and I Shot the Jello. Don't forget you can save 21% on your order with the coupon code shirtsnob.
The Menswear and Lace Top by Free People is a flattering top with a corset-like silhouette. There's seam detail throughout, a dipped back, and grey lace at the bib. Not very menswear to us, but we still adore it!
We know not everyone is in need of heavy clothes throughout the year. If you are one of the lucky ones to live in warm weather, here's yet another cute halter top for you. The Charlize Top by Lauren Conrad is a simple top with ruching and a lining at the bust and three inch straps. Available in black and amour.
The James Drawstring Top by Ella Moss is unique because it has a twisted cowl neck. How often do you see that in a tank top? There's also ruching at the bust and back, a drawstring tie at the waist, spaghetti straps, and stripes throughout. It's available in pine and chestnut.
September 9, 2008
There's another sale at Shop Bop! Now through Thursday get an extra 20% off items that are 50-70% on sale already! Use the code SAVETHEPIG.
The Pointelle Stripe Cardigan by Splendid is the perfect preppy sweater for fall. There's a crew neck, stitch detail at the stripes, ribbed banding at the edges, two welt pockets at the front, and long sleeves. It's a silk and cashmere mix and comes in three colors: charcoal, light heather grey, and chocolate.
The Oscar Cardigan by Theory is interesting because it has three buttons higher up at the front, and the rest of it hangs, slightly open. There's a high collar, ribbed banding at the edges, and long sleeves. Made of a wool and polyamide mix.
If you're in a super girly mood, the Ruffle Top by Grace Sun is one to try. There's layered ruffles and darting at the bust, a single button and keyhole at the back, spaghetti straps, and a lining. It's feminine and flirty. Comes in three colors: periwinkle, pewter, and rose.
September 8, 2008
It's Monday, which means we're giving you the rundown on the new tee designs out in the past week. There isn't much this week though. Up first is Threadless with two new ones (Nostalgia and Fe Man) and two reprints (One of These Days, We'll Fly Away and mmm...oranges!) that we like.
Then there is Busted Tees who has new designs from someecards including Conversation, Being Myself, and Goggling Myself.
The Algelina Tunic by Velvet will work for almost anyone because if you aren't daring enough to wear it alone like the models, you can layer it with a simple cami or tank. This top has a deep V-neck, keyhole at the front, gathered elastic banding at the empire waist, and short kimono sleeves. Comes in four colors: black, eggplant, tulip, and iron.
We've already written about the Adriana Top by Rachel Pally back in August, but now we've discovered it again in more colors. This top has gathered detail at the neck and an inverted pleat at the bust. It comes in cream, majestic, and black on top of cairo.
September 6, 2008
The Anna Rose Top by Diane von Furstenberg is perfect for an elegant evening. This wrap has a tie at the waist, a V-neck, ruffle trim at the bottom hem, and a draping back. The dark teal color is beautiful as well.
September 5, 2008
The Sprouse Top by Ella Moss is interesting because it has contrast looped straps at the back. There's also a cowl neck, banding at the bottom hem, ruching at the banding and shirring at the sides. Looks normal in the front and flirty at the back!
We've said we love henleys, so here is one more cute one. The Ballet Striped Henley by Splendid has three buttons at the scoop neck, 3/4 length sleeves, and horizontal stripes throughout. Not too complex, but it's prettier than most others we've come across.
A white lacy blouse can easily turn into an overly frilly mess that one's grandmother might wear. That's why we're so happy we've found the Haley Blouse by Elie Tahari as it is far from this. It is modern in its delicacy and femininity. There are multiple buttons down the front, a V-neck, scalloped lace appliqué at the placket, ruching, contrast trim, and pleated banding at the waist, a hidden side zipper, and camisole lining. This blouse is also 100% silk.
September 4, 2008
The Shirt Snob owns a top very similar to the Square Neck Top by Splendid, right down to the color, and it's one of our favorites! It has a square neck and back with banding and ruching and elbow-length sleeves with elastic banding. Besides merlot, it's also available in berry.
The Cashmere Tie Cardigan by Millions of Smiles is special because of the contrast grosgrain tie at the neck which really makes this sweater pop. There's also nine buttons down the front, ribbe3d banding at the collar, hem, and cuffs, 3/4 length sleeves, and stripes throughout.
While braiding isn't exactly innovative or exciting, we still like the look. The Braided Back Top by Black Halo has a braid going down the open back as well as pleating at the bust, bow detail at the empire waist, a tie at the back, and ruching and gathered banding at the one inch straps. It's a very sexy top, perfect for turning heads.
September 3, 2008
We are so excited for new Ella Moss! The James V Neck Top has vertical seams at the front and back, gathering at the bust, shoulders and sides, a V-neck and back, and batwing sleeves. It comes in plum and black.
If you're an energenic type of person, the Border Print Butterfly Sleeve Top by Mara Hoffman might be for you. It's rather boring when the model is standing still, but whenever she's posing, this blouse has a ton of movement. It's definitely not for wall flowers! This top has a keyhole at the neck with a hook-and-eye closure, a tie at the back, wide sleeves, and is 100% silk. The print reminds us of a Rorschach test a bit too.
Here's a new twist on the ombré trend. The Brush Dye Cardigan by L.A.M.B. has seven buttons down the front, a crew neck, ribbed banding at the edges, and 3/4 length sleeves. It is 100% wool and semi-sheer. If you like this look, also check out the Brush Fade V Neck Tee.
September 2, 2008
Geometric patterns aren't always our thing (remind us too much of the 80s, and we can't get over that), but the Lutece Print Chiffon Blouse by Diane von Furstenberg has taken this idea into the 21st century. This blouse has a V-neck, tie at the neck, seam detail throughout the body, and a lining. The top is also 100% silk.
The Morisa Top by Theory is a great shell that could just as easily be worn alone as with a suit jacket. It has pintucking at the neck, a zipper at the back, and no sleeves. It is made from a stretchy silk. We love the deep blue color too.
The color of the Color Stripe V Neck Sweater by L.A.M.B. is called black multi, but we're seeing mostly green. We aren't sure if it's just our computer or if black actually plays a small part in this top, but we love it either way. The contrasting purple color at the waist makes it interesting. There's also ribbed banding at the V-neck, hem, and cuffs and 3/4 length sleeves. It's made of 100% wool.
The Twist Front Camisole by Robert Rodriguez is so feminine and dainty that it's bordering on lingerie, so it should definitely be paired with bottoms that give it a little more edge or a jacket. This cami has contrast lace at the V-neck, banding at the back and waist, ruching at the waist, one inch straps, and a hidden size zipper. It is 100% silk and comes in two colors: jet and emerald.
September 1, 2008
Another week, another large batch of new t-shirt designs. First up is Defunker, which is now sold at Busted Tees. We like Captain Octopus and Eleanor Rigsby.
The Threadless sale is continuing through September 7, and new designs have been released today. They include Baby Godzilla and Solstice, which changes in direct sunlight.
Over at Snorg Tees, we think Imposter is pretty funny.
Finally, new designs have been released at Noisebot. Our favorites include Power Up Pyramid, Summer Gold, and We Finally Got Him.