October 31, 2008
We don't see many tops where the waist is at the natural waist, so we were excited to see the Bessie Top by Tart does have this. There's a deep crossover V-neck, gathered elastic banding at the waist, pleating at the shoulders, and cap sleeves. It is available in black and spruce.
October 31, 2008
The floral print is what drew us to the Floral Burnout Bold Tank by C&C California. This simple tank has ribbed banding at the scoop neck and arm openings and one inch straps. It is available in three colors: black, golden, and taboo.
October 31, 2008
You don't see lace like this too often, but we adore it in this look! The Love I Lost Top by Nanette Lepore is a fine knit top with a rosette and chiffon draping at the V-neck, lace yoke, ribbed pointelle banding at the hem, scalloped edge at the cuffs, and short sleeves. It is made from 100% merino wool.
October 30, 2008
Here's another from Rachel Pally. The Dee Top has a wide neck so it can be worn either on or off the shoulders, giving you some nice variety! There's five inch banding at th eneck, ruching at the shoulders, and long sleeves. It comes in three colors: ballet, granite, and black.
October 30, 2008
The Sunny Top by Rachel Pally is a rather simple top with a shawl collar and short sleeves. We really like how the sleeves are made to look almost like a different top or cover up. And you can wear it with jeans or a skirt, so it's very versatile.
The Tank with Neck Piece by Mason by Michelle Mason would be a boring top if it wasn't for the multi-strand banding at the scoop neck that is so interesting and unusual. There's also cutout detail behind the neck, a racer back, and thick straps.
October 29, 2008
It is hard to see the details of the After Dark Sweater by Nanette Lepore which is a shame as it's a beautiful and feminine piece. It has a lace bow at the bust, lace inset at the scoop neck, 11 buttons and a crochet appliqué down the front, pointelle detail at the hem and cuffs, and 3/4 length sleeves. It is semi-sheer, and the body is 100% merino wool.
Looking for a sexy top? We like the Wrap Halter Top by Rachel Pally. This halter has an unfinished edge at the crossover V-neck, ruching at the front, five inch banding at the bottom hem with ruching at the sides of the banding, and thick straps. It comes in three colors: ballet, citrine, and neptune.
The Chiffon Gabby Top by Cynthia Steffe has a semi-sheer organza yoke with piping that makes this blouse extra special. This isn't a feature we normally like, but it's done so well here. There's also ruching at the empire waist, a single button and keyhole at the neck, a lining, and a hidden side zipper. Available in ivory and onyx.
October 28, 2008
The Don't Stop Top by Nanette Lepore takes your typical oxford shirt and really turns it up a notch! It has a fold over collar, split V-neck, ten buttons down the front, pintucking and ruffle trim at the bib, darting at the front and back, ruching at the shoulders, pleating at the cuffs, short sleeves, and a shirttail hem. Wear with your favorite pencil skirt for a very professional look.
The Lost Forever Halter Top by Kill City is a halter top with leather band straps that adjust behind the neck. There is also a leather strap at the back, a draped back, and a lining. If you want a top with a bit of an edge, this one is for you!
Elie Tahari has two new bustier tops that we adore. First up is the Charlotte Bustier. It is a metallic gauze top with pintucking at the bodice, a sweetheart neckline, crossover detail at the bust, spaghetti straps, a hidden back zipper, and a lining.
Then there is the Ramona Bustier. This taffeta top also has a sweetheart neckline. There is metallic embroidery throughout, pleating and molded underwire cups at the bust, ruched banding at the empire waist, a lining, and spaghetti straps.
October 27, 2008
Another week, another batch of new tee designs. First up is Busted Tees. We like God's Volcano Project.
Over at Snorg Tees, check out Angular Momentum.
Finally, it's a great week at Threadless. Out of a bunch of top notch designs, our picks are Search and Rescue, Colorblind, The Northern Black-capped Gumchewer, Demise of Mr. Flamingo, Beastly Planet, Rock is dead, and paper killed it, Real bear hugs are often fatal, and the reprints Wanted and Biblical Disaster.
The Layered Ruffle Top by Karen Zambos Vintage Couture is a 100% silk top with jacquard squares throughout. The bodice is double-layered, there's a V-neck and back, tiered ruffles at the body, and a double drawstring at the empire waist. It is also semi-sheer.
The Winnie Top by Rachel Pally is just the sort of top that the Shirt Snob loves. It is feminine and flattering, and the color is understated yet beautiful. This tank has a scoop neck, ruched overlay at the double-layered bust, ruffle trim at the overlay, ruching at the empire waist, and 1/2 inch straps. It'd be hard not to feel pretty when wearing this!
October 26, 2008
The Pinstripe Top by Splendid is a casual take on what is usually a dressier look. This blouse has a mandarin collar, six buttons at the front, pintucking at the bib, banding and two buttons at the cuffs, long sleeves, and a shirttail hem. It is semi-sheer and currently available in ivy and oatmeal, although ivy is almost sold out.
October 25, 2008
The Dandelion Print Camisole by Rebecca Taylor is a simple tank with satin banding and ruching at the top hem, double button keyhole at the back, a lining, and adjustable spaghetti straps. We really like the dandelion print, which is unusual and striking. There is also rhinestone detail throughout and it is 100% silk.
We think this sweater is pretty cute. The Joan Cardigan by Susana Monaco has buttons and ruffle detail down the front, a V-neck, and long sleeves. It is made of 100% merino wool and is an adorable way to stay warm this fall.
October 24, 2008
What we like so much about the Tiered Blouse by Vince is that while there are tiered panels at the front, it is not very blousy, which could be unflattering to many women. This 100% silk top also has ruffle trim at the crew neck, picot edges at the tiers, a hidden back zipper, and a lining. It is available in aubergine and black.
Code Creations is an interesting t-shirt company in that they are an eco-apparel design website, backed by a social network of nonprofits and artists with designs submitteed by its users, and yet it does not lean towards artsy designs as much as one would have supposed. Many of the designs actually look funny, but if you really look they do have a serious message attached to them. The company did tell the Shirt Snob that they are specifically interested in designs that promote activism and healthy living, but all designs are welcome. Some of the designs that we like include Hug a Tree, Dinner Time, and 21 Birds On A Wire. Their designs are available in a regular t-shirt, tank top, tote, and many more options.
The Ethan Wool Plush Jacket by Mike & Chris is a great coat either for the fall and spring or for climates where it doesn't get too cold. It has wide cropped sleeves, epaulets at the shoulders, a double lapel, front pockets, hidden snap buttons at the front, and oversized button details. There is also a removable brown leather belt with a brass buckle. It's wool so it is still warm, but the shorter sleeves makes it a good combo for your sleeveless tops this winter.
October 23, 2008
We are quite fond of the Short Cardigan by Robert Rodriguez, especially since it's so different than the draping cardigans that are so prevalent right now. Made of 100% cashmere, this double breasted cardigan has four buttons at the front, a shawl collar, ribbed banding at the placket, hem, and cuffs, and elbow length sleeves. It can be worn with many different bottoms and either dressed up or kept casual, so we think it's a very versatile piece.
The Drape Top by Nu Collective has beautiful draping which is what drew us in. There is a silk bust, smocking at the back, an empire waist, pintucking details, and the crossover draping at the front. It's a forgiving top and perfect for channeling your inner Greek goddess!
b+j greene is an Etsy store that we don't know much about. However, we adore their designs. Check out the Lacey Branches Tee and the Fleur, Black Birds and Silver Stars Embellished Cap Sleeve Top. We hope they continue to make these tops in all sizes in the future because they are really beautiful!
October 22, 2008
The Mandisa Top by Velvet is a fun top to wear to the bar or a night at the club. Silver pyramid studs cover the bodice and straps which will really make you stand out. There's also an empire waist with shirring and lots of shirring at the back. It is available in navy and steel.
If you like ruffles, the Fitted Top by Nu Collective is for you! There are ruffles at the front, a keyhole at the neck with a hook and eye closure, a crew neck, waffling at the lower back, and layered ruffled cap sleeves. It doesn't go over the top with the ruffles, and it's pretty and perfect for a nice night out.
We recommend you click on this link to see the details on the Velvet Trim Shirred Top by Robert Rodriguez. There is ruching at the bodice, ruffle trim, ruching, and velvet banding at the waist, a velvet tie at the back, V-neck and back, and a hidden back zipper. It is also lined and 100% silk. Velvet is such a fun wintery fabric, we are excited to see it this fall on this beautiful top!
October 21, 2008
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What makes the Maes Applique Cowl Top by Free People unique is a stunning crocheted inset at the back that you just aren't expecting when you see it from the front. There is also a draped panel at the crossover V-neck, ruching at the shoulders and side, lace tie and keyhole at the cuffs, 3/4 length sleeves, and an unfinished rolled edge at the hem. It is a very feminine top that you'll be sure to feel special in!
The Idone Top by Velvet is a cute top because it has a small bit of lace that peeks through at the scoop neckline. There is also shirring at the neck and long sleeves. It is available in silken and black.
The Solid Contrast Panel Short Sleeve Shirt by James Perse is a pretty classic looking oxford blouse, but we really like how casual it feels. There are ribbed side panels, fitted seams, and rolled cuffs with a button tab. It is available in nine colors, but not all are available in all sizes.
October 20, 2008
As we don't have any other t-shirt designs to tell you about besides Threadless, we thought we'd finally write a new review of them that we've been meaning to do for a while now. Last year, our readers may remember we wrote a review of Threadless. Since then, they've started using their own t-shirts instead of American Apparel, and so we thought it was time to review them again due to this change. When we wrote our last review, they were in the process of moving over to their own line, and we discovered that the tee we bought was an old one. So we were interested to see how they had changed.
Continue reading: "Review: Threadless Take 2"
When the cooler weather returns, one item we really look forward to is the hoodie. There is nothing as comfortable and cozy as a hoodie to us, and the Shirt Snob has more of these in her closet than any other item. We really think the Slub Hoodie by Splendid would quickly become a staple if one was to own it. This hoodie pullover has a drawstring at the hood, a cowl neck, patch pockets at the front, and long sleeves. It comes in three colors: coal, black, and boysenberry.
We find the combination of white, black, and gold on the Kendal Top by Dallin Chase is to our liking! This colorblock top has a ruched chiffon overlay, a V-neck, twisted straps that form a V at the back, and bow detail at the bust. It is 100% silk.
October 19, 2008
With so many clothing companies out there, especially t-shirt ones, we're sure that at least a few of our readers have seen something and thought "Hey, I could do that!" If you are truly interested in making and selling your own clothes, you should take a look at a new website How to start a Clothing Company. It has articles that will help you figure out where to begin, give interviews with others who have done it, and it will continue to be updated so you can continue to learn. If this is something you've seriously considered or if you are just interested in what it takes, this website is one you should read!
October 18, 2008
The Hooded Jacket by Nightcap Clothing looks like it'd quickly become a favorite since it's so easy to pair with jeans and many different tops. It has patch pockets at the hip, ruching at the shoulders, a tie at the waist, rolled edge at the bottom hem and cuffs, long sleeves, and a hood. It's also fleece and comes in four colors: spruce, garnet, black, and smoke.
October 17, 2008
What we like about the Very Light & Fashionable Cardigan by Splendid is that it is on the shorter side, only 21 inches long, so it looks great when paired with a longer camisole or tank. There are five buttons down the front, patch pockets, ribbed banding and pleated trim at the V-neck and placket, banding at the bottom hem and cuffs, and long sleeves. It is available in navy and coffee.
Here is casual and cute! The Biba 3/4 Sleeve Scoopneck by C & C California has contrast topstitching throughout, ruching at the center of the scoop neck, dual front slit pockets at the hip, and 3/4 length sleeves. Great with your favorite jeans!
We think the Jagger Top by Ella Moss looks quite comfortable. It has a wide neck with ruching and studded banding, cutout and gathered elastic banding at the back, three inch banding and ruching at the bottom hem, long raglan sleeves, and studded banding at the cuffs. It's available in midnight and black.
October 16, 2008
If you like the stone look that is going around, here is the perfect top for you. The Virida Top by Velvet has stone embellishment at the scoop neck, ruching at the neck and cap sleeves, and a fine layer of mesh that adds a bit of shine. This blouse comes in navy, steel, and black.
The Jersey & Faille Top by Foley + Corinna is a sexy top that gives the impression that you're showing off more skin than you really are. There's ruching at the sweetheart neckline and empire waist, boning at the bust, two buttons and a hidden zipper at the back, cap sleeves, and a lining. It is also 100% silk.
Here's a great top to wear with leggings. The Milano Tunic by Splendid has a wide neck with banding, a belt tie at the waist, and 3/4 length sleeves. It comes in two colors, lead and espresso.
October 15, 2008
We like the flattering fit of the Scoop Chloe Top by Susana Monaco. With pleating at the front, you can cover up your stomach a bit. There's also a scoop neck, elbow length sleeves, banding at the cuffs, and a lined bodice. Besides cranberry, it is also available in wild berry, steel blue, black, blanched almond, smoked salmon, and brownie.
The Very Light & Fashionable Henley Top by Splendid is great for pairing with your favorite pair of old jeans for your most casual of settings. It has five buttons at the front, ruffle trim at the placket, topstitched seam detail at the crew neck, bib, hem, and cuffs, and long sleeves. Available in three colors: boysenberry, oatmeal, and ivy.
The Suzette Top by BB Dakota is the perfect blouse to pair with your pearls. There is pintucked pleating down each side, a Peter Pan collar, six buttons down the front, and puff short sleeves with a button at the cuffs. The dusty blue color will certainly stand out too!
October 14, 2008
The Shirt Snob adores polo shirts, but we don't see them too often. But here's a great one! The Very Light Jersey Top by Splendid has six buttons at the front, a fold-over collar, woven banding at the placket, shirttail hem, banding and a single button at the cuffs, and long sleeves. It is semi-sheer and available in two colors: black and oatmeal.
Here's a fun sweater for this winter. The Arfican Neck Cashmere Cardigan by L.A.M.B. has a drawstring tie with pom poms at the crew neck that we adore! There's also eight buttons down the front, ribbed banding at theedges, intarsia stripes at the yoke, bottom hem, and cuffs, and 3/4 length sleeves. It is also 100% cashmere.
The Shavanni Top by Velvet takes your simple V-neck and adds some shimmer with tonal beaded banding. There's also a double layered body, ruching at the empire waist, 3/4 length dolman sleeves, and banding and ruching at the cuffs.
October 13, 2008
Here's a quick over view of the new designs out in the past week. First there is Pop Junkie, whose new tees include Gramophone Flower, Lightrays, and Lens Love.
A new Scribtee is available, Favela.
Two new designs are out at Snorg Tees: Problem Solved and Knowing is Half the Battle.
Finally, at Threadless our favorites are The Other Vowel, The Tree Referendum, and the reprints Take a Hike, and Sally Finds a Stray.
Here is a staple that we all wear. The 2x1 Tank Top by Splendid is a ribbed tank top with banding at the straps and scoop neck. It is available in seven colors at the time of writing this and inexpensive enough that you can buy a few of them. Great for layering or wearing alone.
October 12, 2008
We adore the Safari Jacket by Rag & Bone. It has a vintage feel that makes us want it right now! Made from a softened tweed, it has four button flap pockets at the front, five buttons down the center, a collar, and long sleeves.
October 11, 2008
Here's a cute cowl neck sweater, the Adali Top by Velvet. It has a slim fit and long sleeves. You can wear it alone or with a cute cami peaking through. Available in berry and grey.
October 10, 2008
If you are in the market for a simple and sexy cami, try the Carella Top by Velvet. There's a crossover V-neck with lace trim, ruching at the bust, covered elastic banding at the back, unfinished rolled edge at the bottom hem, a lined bodice, and adjustable spaghetti straps. It is available in silken and black.
The Faux Wrap Top by James Perse isn't fooling anyone, nor does it try to. This sexy V-neck top has a large crossover V-neck, ribbed banding at the bottom hem, and long sleeves. It comes in two colors, winter white and black.
The Jagger Kimono Top by Ella Moss is a flattering blouse that would look good on many different body types. It has a square neck with studded banding at the bust, banding and ruching at the empire waist, and short flutter sleeves. It is also available in two colors, black and felt.
October 9, 2008
Here is one of our favorite tops! We haven't seen anything this classy and beautiful in a while. The Cinch Waist Knit Cardigan by Catherine Malandrino is a cashmere sweater with four buttons at the front, ribbed banding at the V-neck, placket, and waist, pintucking at the cuffs, 3/4 length bell sleeves, and a ruffled bottom hem. It is the perfect dressy cover up!
Not everyone can wear horizontal stripes, but if you want to try this look, it'll be a great fall blouse. The Horizon Top by Ella Moss has ruching at the wide neck, smocked banding at the waist, gathered elastic banding and tie detail at the cuffs, and elbow length dolman sleeves. It is semi-sheer too. The Shirt Snob adores the fall colors!
It seems to quickly be turning into a Velvet week here at Shirt Snob. We can't help it, a lot of cute tops have come out that are too great to pass up. Also, when compared to many other designers, Velvet is rather economical. With the issues with the economy, even less people are able to afford $300 or more on a single item of clothing. Back to the top at hand, the Renelle Slinky Rayon Top by Velvet is a simple top with a V-neck, gathering at the bust, and an unfinished bottom hem. It looks great with a skirt or jeans, so you can wear it at a ton of different occasions.
The Emilia Top by Velvet is not very forgiving, but if you have the body to wear it, it'll look wonderful. There's a V-neck and back, gathered crisscross overlay at the bust, ruching at the sides, contrast beaded appliqué at the shoulders, unfinished edge at the bottom hem, thick straps, and a lining.
October 8, 2008
The 3/4 Sleeve Square Neck Top by Generra is a pretty blouse that is a little more on the conservative side. It has a square neck, eight button closures and eight more button details at the front, sating banding at the yoke, placket, and cuffs, pintucking at the placket, ruching at the bust and back, and 3/4 length sleeves. Wear it alone or under a cute blazer.
The Jylland Top by Velvet is a simple and flattering top that is sure to become a favorite. There is gauze banding at the square neck, ruching at the bust, unfinished rolled edge at the hem, ruching and banding at the cuffs, and 3/4 length sleeves. It comes in two colors, silken and brownie, and it's affordable enough that you can buy it in both!
It's always hard to see details on black tops, but this one has some nice ones. The Zahira Top by Velvet has ruching and a draped overlay at the bodice and tonal beading at the spaghetti straps which make it interesting. There's also a V-neck. Wear this tank with jeans or something more dressy, it'll work both ways.
The black and white tulip print of the Metallic Print Tulip Date Top by Juicy Couture is what drew us in. This tank top has metallic accents throughout, pintucking at the bust, six buttons at the front, banding, ruching, and a tie at the waist, wrap detail at the body, adjustable spaghetti straps, a hidden side zipper, and is lined. It is 100% silk too.
October 7, 2008
The Merina Gauze Wrap Top by Velvet is a great top to pair with jeans for an easy and finished look. It is a semi-sheer top with a shawl collar, crossover front, unfinished rolled edges throughout, and long sleeves. Available in brownie and black.
The Rouched Short Sleeve Rib Knit Top by Soda Blu is a simple sweater, but it has cute puff sleeves which dress it up a bit and make it more fun. There's also a V-neck, ruching at the sleeves, and a banded bottom hem. It's available in egg and grey and would look great with jeans or pants.
We love how Velvet takes a simple top and makes it look interesting. The Marilee Slinky Rayon Top is a jersey top with a scoop neck, much like tops we all have hanging in our closets. But this one has pleating at the front and back which makes it quite unique. There's also an unfinished edge at the bottom hem and cuffs, 3/4 length sleeves, and a lining. It's available in magenta and marine.
The Rezina Wrap Top by Diane von Furstenberg is an interesting print that is sure to be noticed. This wrap top has a crossover V-neck and back, a tie at the waist, thick straps, and a lining. It is 100% silk.
October 6, 2008
Lots of new t-shirts out in the past two weeks. First up is Self Maintenance at Glennz Tees.
Over at Go Ape Shirts, check out Natural Order of Things.
Threadless has some good ones, such as My Crony, Family, and reprints Some Choices Are Just Out of Reach, Ma Lil' Outlaws, and Everyone Poops (perfect for your political friends). Also, all girly tees are on sale this week, starting at $12.
Vintage Vantage has a new design, birds.
Fullbleed has two new designs we like, Branching Out and Liquid Lungs.
If you're a Heroes fan, you'll appreciate Petrelli for Senate over at Glarkware.
Finally, at Sam Trout there are also two new ones, Sugar's Garden and Peek-a-boo.
What makes the Tolla Sweater by BB Dakota cute is a bow that lays beneath two covered buttons at the neckline. This top also has ribbed detail at the short sleeves and banded hem, banding at the neck, and short sleeves. It is made from a wool and cotton blend.
Another Velvet blouse! The Potina Top has a faux-wrap front with a tie at the waist, ruffle trim at the neck, a front lining, and long sleeves. It is available in orchid and black.
The Charmeuse Sofia Top by ingwa; melero is a very sexy top that is definitely going to get you noticed by every man in the room. It has contrast piping throughout, banding at the waist, a sweetheart neckline, underwire and seam detail at the bust, a lace-up tie at the back, spaghetti straps that tie at the shoulders, and a hidden side zipper. It is lined, 100% silk, and available in aubergine, taupe, and black.
October 5, 2008
There's a bit of a bohemian flare in the Trudie Top by Velvet. It has a ruffled neckline with a slim bow tie and ruching, gathering at the bust, and chiffon puff short sleeves. It is available in four colors: navy, peacock, ruby, and steel.
October 4, 2008
The Braided Back Top by Black Halo is a sexy, eye catching top in our favorite - black and white! It has a deep V-neck, braided T back, tie and contrast pintucked banding at the empire waist, pleating at the bust and front, gathered elastic banding at the back, contrast bands gathering the thick straps, and a hidden side zipper. It's also 100% silk.
October 3, 2008
We know, four Nanette Lepore tops this week. We can't help it, we LOVE this designer! The Frolic Top is a beautiful tank top with jacquard polka dots throughout, ruffle trim at the sweetheart neckline, a built-in shelf bra, ruching and boning at the bodice, a hidden back zipper, lining, and detachable straps. It is intricate, but also quite flattering and simply stunning. If you want to look fabulous, this is the top for you.
The Mitered Stripe V Neck Top by C&C California makes stripes more fun. There are chevron stripes throughout with solid ribbed banding at the V-neck and cuffs, and elbow-length dolman sleeves. It is available in two colors: faded black and biba.
If you want a top that will hide your stomach, the Gridlock Jersey Blouse by Mink Pink is the way to go. There's pleating throughout the body which leads to a swingy shape perfect for covering up the belly area. There's also quilted stitching at the bib, five buttons at the front, and short sleeves with a button and keyhole.
Free People sure know how to make casual tops look stylish. The Striped Spirit Pointelle Hoodie is a striped pointelle knit sweater that hasa solid ribbed hood, six buttons at the front, solid ribbed banding at the placket and cuffs, long sleeves, and a shirttail hem. It is also semi-sheer.
The Butterfly Back Camisole by Rebecca Taylor is interesting because it has a crossover split back that we love. This top also has a scoop neck, ruffle trim at the hem, ruching at the empire waist, and spaghetti straps. It is made from a stretchy silk and available in a beautiful berry color.
October 2, 2008
Lauren Conrad is making a decent amount of tops that we like, which we must say does surprise us. They are usually good staple pieces that aren't too complex but still super cute. The Bisou Top is our latest find. It has two inch banding at the V-neck, a tie at the bust, and 3/4 length sleeves. Looks great with your favorite jeans.
Lily McNeal is known for her sweaters with ties. Here is a new one that we want in our closet! The Stella Tie Waist Sweater is a rich burgandy color with a rolled bottom hem, ribbing at the neck and long sleeves, and a tie at the waist. It is also 100% cashmere.
The Lucky Stars Cardigan by Nanette Lepore is a great cover up for a formal dress. It is a cropped cardigan with three snaps at the front, contrast grosgrain trim at the placket, contrast ribbed banding at the bottom hem, beaded trim throughout, and 3/4 length sleeves.
When we first learned of Fuzzy Ink, we didn't love any of their designs, but now that they've come out with a second line, we are quite impressed. Their goal is to make mustache clad apparel, and as the Shirt Snob is not a big mustache fan, this is probably where we've had a hard time warming up to them. But check out their new designs, including You're Nick'd Guv and Vernacular Spectacular. And if you like mustaches, you should also see their other designs as well. All are available in both men's and women's sizes.
October 1, 2008
We adore the print of the Libren Blouse by Diane von Furstenberg. It is black and white with just a hint of red around the flowers. This blouse also has a V-neck, pleating at the shoulders and back, ruching at the empire waist, six buttons at the cuffs, and 3/4 length sleeves.
We've thought that many tops with stones on them this season have looked rather gaudy. But this isn't the case at all with the Stone Top by Vince. This top has covered stone detail at the scoop neck that is simple and elegant. There's also grosgrain banding at the neck, pleating at the front, horizontal seam detail at the back, a matte yoke, and no sleeves. It is 100% silk too.
We have fallen head over heels with the Bell Sleeve Knit Top by Catherine Malandrino. Somehow it is simple and yet still interesting to look at and quite beautiful. It is a cashmere sweater with a high collar, ruching at the crossover V-neck, two buttons and a keyhole at the back, ruching at the shoulders, ribbed body, and one inch ribbed banding at the cuffs of the elbow-length sleeves. It is available in two colors: stone and planet.
What first stood out to us was the lilac color of the Shadow Top by Nanette Lepore. It's beautiful and very feminine. This blouse has a V-neck and back, smocked banding at the bust, lace trim at the neck, lace trim at the cuffs, cap sleeves, and a hidden back zipper. It is also 100% silk.
The Shirt Snob had a lot of great finds in September. Here's a look back:
Sales and Sweepstakes!