November 29, 2008
The Cashmere Cardigan by Rebecca Taylor is a pretty standard cardigan with seven buttons at the front, ribbed banding at the crew neck, bottom hem, and cuffs, and long sleeves. It does have a faceted stone at the top button. But what we truly love are the colors it comes in, bright pink and lemon. They are colors not seen enough during the cold, winter months, and wearing them will certainly allow your outfit to pop amongst the dreary blacks and greys surrounding you!
November 28, 2008
Shop Bop is thankful that you buy from their boutique, and as thanks they are having yet another sale! From now until 12/1, use the code THANKS2U to get some great savings. When you spend $250, get $50 off. Spend $500, get $100 off. Spend $1000, get $250 off, and when you spend $1500, save $500. So the more you buy, the more you save. This sale is on everything but gift cards and shipping costs, so you can get a ton of your holiday shopping done! The Shirt Snob is also letting her husband know pronto, there's also lots of jewelry we've had our eye on!
November 28, 2008
If you are going somewhere warm this winter, we suggest the Keyhole Tank by C&C California. This striped jersey tank has a keyhole and contrast tie at the front, contrast ribbed insets and unfinished seams at the sides, and adjustable spaghetti straps that cross at the back. Available in three colors: goddess, sunrise, and navy.
November 28, 2008
We are always excited to find tops that are flattering and a little forgiving, especially this time of year. The Blousen Tee at MaxStudio has an elasticized bottom and blousey body to give your stomach a little wiggle room. There's shirring sewn with elastic that forms textured details at the V-neck and shoulders, elastic at the cuffs, and long sleeves. It's made from a wool and tencel blend.
November 28, 2008
We adore girlie tops, and the Organza and Lace Trim Cami by Walter is definitely girlie! This tank top has a square neck, empire waist, lace trim at the thick straps and top hem, a large tie at the back, and back zipper. It's also 100% silk.
November 27, 2008
The Shirt Snob would like to wish her US readers a Happy Thanksgiving! We'll be back to our regular posting tomorrow. Have a great holiday!
November 26, 2008
The Tie Back Tunic by C&C California is such a pretty top, it's one of our current favorites! There is satin banding at the deep scoop neck, a satin tie at the scoop back, ruching at the shoulders, and short sleeves. Tie tie really makes it special. It'd be great for all your parties this holiday season. Available in navy and fuchsia.
The Jarian Pintuck Top by Joie would be quite an ordinary blouse if it didn't have such great details. There's lace insets at the yoke and hem, a mandarin collar, five buttons at the front, ruching at the front and back, pintucking at the yoke, short puff sleeves, and a single button at the cuffs. It is also lined at the body and made from a cotton and silk blend.
Looking for casual and comfy? The Kylie V Neck Tunic by P.G.D. Style is up your alley! This tunic has a deep V-neck, tie at the front, empire waist, and 3/4 length bell sleeves. It is available in three colors: smoke, black, and tattoo.
November 25, 2008
Sheer fabric can look really tacky, but leave it to Vera Wang to instead make it look elegant. The V Neck Baby Doll Top with Rosettes by Vera Wang Lavender Label has rosette detail and smocked elastic banding at the waist, a V-neck, ruching at the waist and shoulders, peek-a-book camisole lining, and two inch straps. We adore the rich plum color too.
The Femme Crochet Cardigan by Juicy Couture is a great sweater to throw on when your camis and tanks are not quite warm enough. It is crocheted with a scalloped edge at the fold over collar, ribbed banding at the bottom hem and cuffs, seven buttons down the front, and elbow length sleeves. It is semi-sheer and available in black and heather cozy.
There is nothing more comfortable in the winter than a thermal top. The Thermal Button Hoodie by C&C California looks like it'd be perfect for those cold days. It has a V-neck, three buttons at the front, ribbed insets under the arms, ribbed banding, long sleeves, and inverted pleat detail at the empire waist. It is available in atlantic, white, and navy.
November 24, 2008
Threadless is having another big sale starting today! Tees start at just $5, and you can search by price as well as size and design. Out of the new releases this week, our favorites include Dissolute Tree, The Food Chain, Wild Wild Wind, I'm Not Bitter, and the reprints Day of Reckoning, Impossible Love, and Well, This Just Really Sucks....
Vintage Vantage is now selling a few long sleeved tees, including Strictly for Ninjas.
There are four new designs at Busted Tees. We like Light Bulbs.
Snorg Tees has some new ones too, the Christmas inspired It's the Most Wonderful Time and Blood Drive Vampires.
Finally, check out Modern Pirates at Glennz Tees.
The French Stripe Cardigan by CARDIGAN by Lynne Hiriak is definitely not your typical boring cardigan. It really stands out because of the pink sand stripes and how they are placed. There is a crew neck, solid yoke, nine buttons down the front, button patch pockets, and long sleeves. It is made of 100% merino wool.
What makes the Penn Sweater by YAYA AFLALO special is a beaded rosette pin at each shoulder. We haven't seen anything else like this! The sweater also has gathering at the shoulders, a cowl neck, a single button and keyhole at the back, banding and ruching at the bottom hem, and no sleeves. It is made of 100% dehair angora.
November 23, 2008
The Print Short Sleeve Tunic by T-Bags is very unique with the front and back almost looking like two different tops. The short flutter sleeves basically stop in the back, where the top makes a T. There's a cowl neck, ruching at the sides, draping and pleating at the back, and anunfinished edge at the cuffs. It is lined at the bodice and available in two different prints.
November 22, 2008
We're surprised that we like the floral print on the After Class Top by Pencey so much. It could so easily look grandmotherly, but it somehow works here. This blouse has a scoop neck, five buttons at the front, ruching at the bust and back, a tiered bottom hem, and short sleeves with banding at the cuffs. It is semi-sheer and 100% silk.
November 21, 2008
The Shirt Snob discovered Wicked Sweet Tees at a street fair outside of DC in September. We were surprised that we had never heard of them before. They have some of your usual college humor designs that you can find anywhere, but we still like them! Some of our top picks include Che on Che, Never Forget, Think Green, and Colbert Wants You.
We are writing about the Hanna Sweater by Theory today mostly because we love the stripes. It's an interesting color combination, and the blue and light grey stripes pops out in a fun way. This sweater has a ribbed panel at the back, ribbed banding at the scoop neck, hem, and cuffs, and long sleeves. It is made of wool with a little polyester.
The Funnel Neck Henley by James Perse is unique because it has a funnel neck but also a collar. There's also a two inch bottom hem, long sleeves, and it is semi-sheer. Wear it with jeans and heels for a casual yet elegant look. Available in black and sandstorm.
November 20, 2008
The Shirt Snob usually pictures heavy clothes when thinking of cowl necks, but this doesn't have to be the case. The Felicity Racer Back Top by Ella Moss is a tank top with a cowl neck. It has a quilted velvet overlay, metallic embroidery, and ruching at the racer back, a built-in shelf bra, ruching at the fitted bottom hem, and one inch straps. It is available in sterling, black and beaujolais.
Spike! Handprinted Clothing is an Etsy store that has some lovely t-shirt designs. The owner and designer uses texture and color for inspiration. Some of our favorite designs include Flock of Birds, Pink Dandelions, Bamboo Print Tee. We really like that there are plus sizes too!
Yet another stunning take on the typical white button up blouse. The Vikie Blouse by Theory has five buttons up the front, a banded collar, and pleating at the cap sleeves. It is made from a stretchy silk.
November 19, 2008
The Balloon Sleeve Cardigan by Catherine Malandrino is a pointelle cardigan sweater that is semi-sheer so it allows you to peak a little color through if you wish. There are six buttons at the front, ribbed insert at the shoulders, ribbed banding at the scoop neck, placket, bottom hem, and cuffs, and long blouson sleeves. It is made from a mix of wool, silk, and cashmere, and it is available in noir and flame.
The Boatneck Top by James Perse is great for showing off your beautiful collarbone! It has a boat neck as the name implies. There's also long sleeves. It's a simple tee, but cute and fun to wear!
The Clodie Sweater by Marc by Marc Jacobs helps take your camis and tanks into winter. This short cardigan has five buttons at the front, patch pockets, ribbed banding at the V-neck, placket, bottom hem, and cuffs, and 3/4 length sleeves. There are metallic stripes throughout as well.
November 18, 2008
The ivy color and jacquard pattern of the Cecilia Camisole by Sunner are what really won us over. There's also ruffle trim at the top hem and spaghetti straps. It is 100% silk and also available in marigold.
The Betty Top by LOVE YAYA has a wide neck, single button and keyhole at the back, darting at the front and back, and a surged edge at the cuffs. What makes this blouse special though are the short flutter sleeves. They almost look like little wings to us!
The Hooded Buttonless Cardigan Sweater by James Perse is perfect for wearing when curling up by a fire with a mug of hot chocolate. It has an open front so you can show off your cute bottom layer, side patch pockets, unfinished hem, seam details, and a hood. It is also long at 29 inches and is made from a wool and cashmere blend. Besides heather grey, it's also available in winter white.
November 17, 2008
Rachel Pally knows how to make simple looking clothes that are impeccably constructed and always look amazing. The Stephanie Top is no exception. It has a V-neck with ruching at the double layer bodice, gathered elastic banding at the empire waist, thick straps that cross at the back, and an unfinished edge at the bottom hem. This tank comes in three colors: neptune, black and granite.
The Magic Mirror Top by Bailey 44 certainly has some magic to it. There is ruching coming from the center of the bust, a deep V-neck, and an opening under the bust in a reverse V. It is then attached to a tank underneath that peaks through at the body. It also has extra long sleeves.
November 16, 2008
The plum color of the Molded Cami Top by Shoshanna is a great way to stand out amongst the reds and blacks amongst the crown this winter. This top has criss cross seam detail at the bodice, ruching at the empire waist, thick straps, a hidden back zipper, and is lined. It is also 100% silk.
November 15, 2008
We love to see tops with a natural waist! The Greco Blouse by Vena Cava has a double drawstring at the waist to accentuates it, smocking and padding banding at the high neck, solid panel at the sides, a hook-and-eye clasp and hidden zipper at the back, and no sleeves. It is also lined and 100% silk.
November 14, 2008
Our loyal readers are probably surprised to see we've brought Accessory Friday back. We admit we've been a bit lazy recently, but we just discovered that the owner and designer of Belle Bags, who we wrote about in February 2007, lives down the road from us! They've been kind enough to offer us a coupon code at Shy Siren who sells their wares as well as jewelry. Use the code shirtsnob15 for 15% off. This deal is good through December 31, so you can use it on your holiday shopping!
We are surprised that the Beyonce Top by Velvet doesn't come in more colors, but we really like it in seagrass! The color really pops, and it looks great with dark jeans like the model is wearing. This slinky top has a V-neck with gathering, draping at the front, thick straps, and an unfinished bottom hem.
If you like vintage looking clothes, you need to check out the Margo Jacket by Soia & Kyo. It has a hidden off-center zipper, oversized buttons, a high neck that can be buttoned or folded over, side pockets, contract trim throughout, and a plaid lining. It is made from a wool and nylon mix. It is truly our favorite coat this season, we adore it!
We don't think the Kimono Cardigan by Design History is particularly special, but we really like the color (we see it as blue, but it's a color most around us would see as grey usually), and it's the type of cardigan that everyone needs at least one of. It has six snaps down the front, a belt tie at the waist, cable detail at the fold over collar and cuffs which make it a little more interesting, and long sleeves.
November 13, 2008
Today is the last day of the Shop Bop sale. Save 30% on regularly priced items (except jewelry, and accessories) with the coupon code EARLYGIFT. Use this opportunity to buy all the clothes you'll need for the holiday season!
We haven't seen a top like the Glam Cowl Back Top by LaROK, so we feel obligated to cover it since we like the look so much. There is a scoop neck with ruching, snake chain detail at the spaghetti straps which tie behind the neck, a draped overlay, and gathered elastic banding at the back. It's a sexy halter that is perfect for adding a little glam into your wardrobe!
What we like about the Rugby Hoodie by Splendid is that it is not your typical hoodie. The front has six buttons that make it look more like a cardigan if you ignored the hood. There's also ribbed banding at the placket, bottom hem, and cuffs, a drawstring at the hood, and long sleeves. It is available in russet, ivy, and black.
Alone, the Penelope Camisole by Cosabella isn't really the Shirt Snob's taste. But wear it under a cute, simple cardigan, and we think it'd look divine. It has scalloped lace trim throughout, crossover detail at the bust, bows at the bottom of the straps, and adjustable spaghetti straps.
November 12, 2008
This is an exciting fall, I don't think I've seen so many sales from Shop Bop in a year that we've had in the last couple of months. Today and tomorrow, get 30% off everything (except items on sale, jewelry, and accessories) with the coupon code EARLYGIFT. 30% is high for Shop Bop, so take advantage of this great deal!
Beading on tops is so often garish to us, but on the Vintage Beaded Cardigan by Design History it is understated and truly adds to it. There is beading and appliqué detail at the crew neck that matches the cardigan's color, eight buttons down the front, ruching at the shoulders and cuffs, ribbed banding at the bottom hem, and long sleeves. It's a great way to dress up a simple camisole.
The Very Light & Fashionable V Neck Tunic by Splendid is a pretty basic top, but it's done so well and rather flattering, so we can't help but want it in every color! There is ribbed banding at the V-neck, ruching at the empire waist and shoulders, banding and ruching at the cuffs, and 3/4 length sleeves. It comes in three colors: oatmeal, coffee, and black.
If you are petite and want to show that off, the Dennie Top by Velvet is your ideal top. It has a cowl neck, T-back, slinky body, extended front hem, ruching at the sides, and 1/2 inch straps. It is also lined at the bust. It is available in kiln and black.
November 11, 2008
Once again we are surprised by Lauren Conrad. The Milley Top is exactly something we want in our closet as a go to top. There is gathered elastic banding at the scoop neck, banding and ruching at the cuffs, and 3/4 raglan sleeves. It can be worn on or off the shoulders too.
There is not much more girlie than roses! The rose print of the Rose Print Square Neck Top by Splendid certainly makes it look feminine and innocent. There is a square neck and back with contrast banding, ruching at the neck and shoulders, banding at the bottom hem, and cap sleeves. It looks comfortable, is simple, and would look great with your favorite jeans!
The Striped Cardigan by Splendid is a great cover up for your favorite tank or cami. It has a smocked elastic yoke, banding at the placket and cuffs, 3/4 length sleeves, and an extended front hem. Besides wheat/marine, it is also available in ebony.
November 10, 2008
Velvet has been producing some great slinky tops lately. The Kerstie Top by Velvet definitely fits that bill. Besides the slinky body, there is a crossover V-neck, ruching at the sides, cowl back, unfinished edge at the bottom hem, thick twisted straps, and a lining.
The ruffle on the Ruffle Slip Camisole by Twelfth St. by Cynthia Vincent take it from ordinary to extraordinary! Made from 100% silk, it has a V-neck, smocked elastic banding at the empire waist, ruching at the bust, adjustable spaghetti straps, and the ruffle trim at the bottom hem. It comes in grey, black, and red.
November 9, 2008
We think the cowl neck combined with the striped print of the Dangerous Ground Top by Bailey 44 leads to a very interesting silhouette. It's pretty simple besides that actually. If you want to spice up your usual cowl neck top, this is definitely the way to go.
November 8, 2008
If you want something cute and simple to keep you warm while indoors, the Dolman Cardigan by Rag & Bone is perfect for you. It's 31 inches long so it'll really cover you up, and it's 100% wool too. There's patch pockets at the hips, a tie belt at the waist, grosgrain backing at the placket, long dolman sleeves, and ribbed banding at the shawl collar, hem, and cuffs. Available in winter white and charcoal.
We adore the zig zag stripes on the Short Sleeve Print Top by Anna Sui. This blouse also has ruffle trim and gathered elastic banding at the wide neck, ruching and satin banding at the bust, ruffle trim and gathered elastic banding at the cuffs, and cap sleeves. It is semi-sheer and can be worn either on or off the shoulders. We think the color combination are interesting and really add an extra touch of fun too!
November 7, 2008
We believe this is the same fabric that Terri used in the Diane von Furstenberg episode of Project Runway this past season. We were not fans of what Terri did with it, but we adore it here on the Delph Chiffon Top. It has a V-neck and back, tiers with surged edges, layered, short flutter sleeves, and a lining. Somehow it the fireworks look is more exciting and less garish here.
We adore tops that include the belt as we are pretty belt ignorant to this day. The Brett Cardigan Sweater by Theory has a ribbed shawl collar, rolled edge at the bottom hem, banding at the cuffs, long sleeves, and a contrast leather belt at the waist. It's a great way to stay warm in a chilly building or before coat weather fully kicks in.
Rhetoric Tshirts is a company inspired by pop art and fringe sub-culture and founded on the idea that today's youth use t-shirts as a form of personal rhetoric. We find their website a little confusing when it comes to which designs are for men and which for women, but when you click on an image, there is only a picture of either a man or woman, so we're guessing that is how you know which designs are for whom. We do like their designs a lot, especially Lotus, Mosaic, and Forest Day.
November 6, 2008
We like how the Puff Sleeve Hooded Pullover by Juicy Couture is a girlie take on the pullover hoodie. There is a pouch pocket at the front, raised seam at the neck, rolled edge at the shoulder seam, and ruched cap sleeve detail at the long sleeves.
A slight bit of metallic makes the Flash Dance Pintuck Tank by Joie a fun top. There's also pleated banding and ruching at the scoop neck and at the back, and thick straps. Works great for day and night!
Wear it as a heavy cover up this winter or as a jacket this fall. Either way, the Chunky Sweater Jacket by Generra will keep you warm and looking great! It is crocheted with four buttons and four more snap closures at the front, patch pockets at the waist, and 3/4 length sleeves.
November 5, 2008
Just got some great news from Shop Bop! They are having a sale on all of their tops through tomorrow, November 6. Save 20% off all regularly priced tops with the code TOPITOFF. So if we've shown you one recently that you've had your eye on, buy it today!
Give yourself some sparkle with the Beaded Camisole by Rebecca Taylor. This stretch-silk cami has a sequined and beaded bodice, scoop neck, ruching at the empire waist, adjustable spaghetti straps, and a hidden side zipper. It comes in misty grey and black.
The Salome Top by Rachel Pally has heavy ruching at the shoulders, back, and waist, a deep V-neck, large banding at the waist that gets smaller at the back, and an unfinished edge at the hem.
You'll certainly stand out in the Halo Strip Top by Marc by Marc Jacobs. This polka dot jacquard top has a V-neck, ruching at the bust, banding and pleating at the empire waist, pleated banding at the front, hidden side zipper, and 1/2 inch straps. It is 100% silk too. We adore the striped pattern, the colors go together magnificently!
November 4, 2008
You may have to click on the link to see the details on the Crinkled Satin Sleeveless Top by Marc by Marc Jacobs, but it's worth it! This sexy tank has a pleated inset at the front, ruching at the bust, pleating at the front and back, banding at the V-neck, empire waist, and hem, and thin straps. It's also 100% silk.
With it's beautiful ivy color, the Rakela Sweater by YAYA AFLALO is a great top to wear this holiday season. It has a sweetheart neckline, knot detail at the ribbed bust, seam detail at the front and back, ribbed banding at the bottom hem and cuffs, ruching at the shoulders, and short sleeves. It is made from a wool and cashmere mix.
November 3, 2008
Today there are a few companies with new t-shirt designs available. First we'll look at Threadless. Out of their new releases, we prefer Flowing Inspiration, Hide and Seek, Sleep Is So Last Night, and Now Panic and Freak Out,
We think the new design at Miss Wit, Indian Circle, is stunning.
The Dirty Coast has a new design, y@.
Busted Tees has new somecards tees, including Questionable Morals and Lay Us Off.
The Tiered Camisole with Rosette by Rebecca Taylor is quite a pretty top with a pretty rosette at the center of the bust. There are tiered ruffles throughout, unfinished rolled edges at the ruffles, a single button and keyhole at the back, and adjustable spaghetti straps. It's very elegant and is great paired with grey pants like in the picture.
Here is a great store for you if you that there's a good chance you've never heard of but will soon love. Gaia Conceptions is an eco-friendly clothing line sold on Etsy. All pieces are designed, sewn, and dyed by the artist using only organic and eco-friendly fabrics. Each garment is custom made. There are a bunch of beautiful items for sale, including Bella Blouse, Gallery Hoper, and Circle Tank.
November 1, 2008
October is the Shirt Snob's favorite month of the year, so here is a look back at the great tops we found. Happy Halloween!
Sales and Sweepstakes!