January 30, 2009
The Maribel Top by Rachel Pally is a sexy top that is still quite flattering if you have a little belly you need to hide. There's a scoop neck, ruched banding at the empire waist, band detail at the bust, unfinished bottom hem, thick straps, and a lined bodice. It will look great with jeans, a skirt, or shorts, so you'll get a lot of use out of it.
January 30, 2009
The Draped Tee at MaxStudio is a cute basic that would be great for any woman's wardrobe. It has think yellow and white stripes throughout with shirring at the front, a square neck, ruching at the empire waist, banding at the neck, arm holes, and bottom hem, and no sleeves. It's also semi-sheer and made of 100% organic jersey. Wear alone or with your favorite cardigan!
January 30, 2009
Ponchos aren't normally something that appeals to the Shirt Snob, but the Mission Poncho by Free People is definitely worth taking a second look at. It has a split neck, a tie around the waist, and short dolman sleeves. We really like the paisley print throughout the front too. It's available in two colors: mocha and light denim.
January 29, 2009
The Long Sleeve Pleated Car Coat by Juicy Couture is a great coat to cheer you up with all the gloomy weather of winter and early sprint. It has a Peter Pan collar, five buttons down the front, snap flap pockets at the hip, pleating at the back, princess seams at the bust and back, double button detail at the cuffs, and long sleeves. It is also fully lined.
January 29, 2009
We like the Tumba Top by Bailey 44 because it's a little different and fun. Both layers are the top, and the tank underneath detaches. The outer layer is a cardigan with twist detail, ruching at the bust, and long sleeves. It's available in two colors: navy and white.
The Do Si Do Top by Free People isn't quite as country as the name implies. This two toned tee has lace crochet trim at the scoop neck, raw seam detail throughout, a keyhole, tie, and pleat at the back, and short sleeves. It's available in five colors: red, camel, teal, white, and plum.
January 28, 2009
The 4 Band Stripe Top by Splendid is the type of casual top the Shirt Snob loves to wear with her favorite pair of old jeans. This polo has a fold over collar, seven buttons at the front, solid banding at the placket and cuffs, and 3/4 length sleeves. We wish it was available in more than one color!
It's hard not to feel like royalty in this stunner by Mint Jodi Arnold. The Gathered Empire Tank has metallic embroidery at the top and bottom hems, ruching at the bust, an empire waist, sweetheart neckline, thick silk straps, and a hidden side zipper. It's also lined, and the shell is made from a silk and cotton blend.
The Camisole Tunic Length Sweater at MaxStudio is a great top to take you into spring. This finely knit striped tank has a slight A line, shirred bodice, and thin straps. Wear with your favorite cardigan to stay warm, and then alone when you need to. Available in white/pink/yellow and yellow/green/khaki.
January 27, 2009
The Ruffled Neckline Top by Catherine Malandrino is a beautiful sweater made of 100% baby alpaca. It has a ribbed body, semi-sheer bodice, ruffle trim at the V-neck, raised seam detail at the empire waist, and long raglan sleeves. It comes in two colors: noir and light.
The Bay Jacket by Nanette Lepore is an elegant, textured cover up in a great color. It has an adorable canvas belt with bow detail at the waist, a notched collar, three buttons at the front, pleating at the hem and shoulders, and long sleeves. It is also lined. It's so perfect, you'll never want to take it off!
Here's a flirty top that is great if you are hiding a few extra pounds at your stomach area. The Wide Sleeve Top by Karta is a loose fitting blouse with a single button and tie at the V-neck, lace insets throughout, gathered elastic banding at the empire waist, and elbow length sleeves. It is lined and 100% silk.
January 26, 2009
Here's an overview of the new designs out in the last two weeks. First up is You Look Funny Doing That at Snorg Tees.
Noisebot has the new design Forked.
Check out Less Formal at Glennz Tees.
Finally at Threadless, there is Extra Pulp, Eggs, Milk, and..., Found Anything Yet?, Career Plans, and the reprints The Down Side of Genetic Engineering, Quack Attack, and Night Birds. Also, through January 28, get $3 off hundreds of their designs.
We think that Susana Monaco can do no wrong! The Parker Tie Back Top is yet another top by this designer that we adore. It has banding and ruching at the empire waist, an open back with a tie, and spaghetti straps. There's also a lined bodice. It's simple and yet too cute to pass up! Besides black, it's also available in mist.
The Striped Pointelle 3/4 Sleeve Hoodie by Juicy Couture is a great way to take your winter colors and spice them up! This sweater has welt pockets, a zipper down the front, ribbed banding at the pockets, hem, and cuffs, 3/4 length sleeves, and a lined hood. There's pointelle details and stripes throughout. Besides beausoleil, it's also available in regal.
January 25, 2009
We think lemon is such a great color for tops in the spring. The Fritzie Halter by Sky is certainly bright enough to lighten up your day! This halter top has a gold and jewel encrusted neckline, straps that tie behind the neck, and ruching at the bust.
January 24, 2009
We've written about this top in the past, but the Slingshot Halter Top by VPL is now available in two new colors for spring, grey and stocking. We think it's a cut top in all its colors!
January 23, 2009
The tribal looking embroidered and beaded banding throughout makes the Shirred Strappy Tank by Mint Jodi Arnold so special. This top also has ruching at the bodice and empire waist, a V-neck, hidden zipper at the back, and straps that cross at the back. It is lined and made from a silk and linen blend.
We recently discovered Phippsart, a screen printed t-shirt company on Etsy. They have some very unique designs that really make them stand out. Our favorites include Snip, Psychedelic Eye, and Tattoo Sea Turtle. They also have their designs available in most all sizes and sell mens tees as well.
The Raglan Tie Front Top by Mint Jodi Arnold is part bohemian, part romantic, and totally unique. There's an embroidered satin panel at the yoke, ruching at the bust, a scoop neck, keyhole and two buttons at the back, a tasseled and embroidered satin drawstring at the waist, short raglan sleeves, and embroidered satin banding at the cuffs. It has a silk lining, silk and cotton shell, and is semi-sheer.
January 22, 2009
The Tie Shoulder Top by Alice + Olivia would be great for a fun night out on your vacation this winter. The orange and red colors really make us think of warm weather! This tank has a deep V-neck, elastic banding at the empire waist, ties at the shoulders, and a flowy blody. It is made from a silk and lycra blend and is lined.
The Diamond Back Top by Rachel Pally is very typical of the designer and why we love her so much. There is a deep V-neck, banding and ruching at the empire waist, an unfinished edge at the hem, diamond inset and four inch ruched straps at the open back, and a lined bodice. It is available in white and lilac.
The yellow and grey color combination of the Chile Cross Back Tank by Rory Beca is interesting, but we really love the crossover detail at the racer back. This top also has a V-neck, draping at the sides, and spaghetti straps. It is 100% silk and also available in another print, wild thing.
January 21, 2009
The romantic look of the Braelyn Blouse by Elie Tahari would work great with your favorite jeans or in the office. Made of a wrinkled cotton-gauze, there is ruffle trim at the wide neck, an unfinished edge with ruffles, seven buttons at the front, smocking and ruffle trim at the bust, a braided tie at the waist, ruching at the long sleeves, and gathered elastic banding at the cuffs. It is semi-sheer.
We love versatility, so the Pandora Ruffle Top by Joie is a favorite look of ours. The spaghetti straps are convertible and allow for multiple styling options. Wear it as a tank one day and as a halter top the next! There's also two hook-and-eye closures at the front, a beaded drawstring at the empire waist, ruffle trim at the V-neck and placket, gathered elastic banding at the back, and a lined bust. It is 100% silk and available in two colors, cadet and elephant.
The Short Sleeve V Neck Ruffle Blouse by See by Chloe is quite a feminine blouse with pintucking at the shoulders back, and bottom hem, square buttons and rufflesdown the front, ruffles at the V-neck, and short puff sleeves with smocking at the cuffs. Looks great under a jacket or alone with jeans.
January 20, 2009
The Fruited Plains Top by Free People is a woven top with a floral print throughout. There is a sweetheart neckline, twisted knit bodice, a drawstring that ties at the waist, smocking and crossover banding at the open back, and short sleeves. It is available in two colors, red and tea.
The Paloma Top by Rachel Pally is not a super exciting blouse, but it's too cute to pass up! It has a scoop neck, ruffle straps that meet at the ruched, open back, unfinished edges at the bottom hem and cuffs, and ruffles at the short, flutter sleeves.
Still looking for a jacket this winter? The Shirt Snob is quite fond of the 3/4 Sleeve Double Breasted Jacket by Juicy Couture. The floral button closures at the front and on the flap pockets are quite pretty. There's also a fold-over collar, inverted pleat at the back, pleated trim at the cuffs, and 3/4 length sleeves. It is lined and the shell is made from a mix of wool, silk, and polyester.
January 19, 2009
The Sister Double Breasted Coat by Paul & Joe is brown but has black buttons, so it will match much in your wardrobe. There are jeweled buttons at the front, a rounded collar, flap pockets, 3/4 length sleeves, and a lining.
The Raina Cargo Jacket by Joie is a great casual jacket for this spring. There's a fold-over collar, zipper at the front, flap pockets at the bust, welt pockets at the hip, gathered elastic banding at the bottom hem, a drawstring at the waist, button detail at the shoulders, an unfinished edge at the cuffs, and long sleeves. It comes in two colors, fatigue and cadet.
We adore how sophisticated the Marc Logo Duoknit Cardigan by Marc by Marc Jacobs looks. It has five buttons down the front, welt pockets at the bust and hip, contrast banding at the edges, ruching at the cuffs, and 3/4 length sleeves. There's also a sherpa lining. It could be worn as a cardigan or as a jacket.
January 16, 2009
The Bow Jacket by See by Chloe is a really cute jacket, and we adore the blue color. It has patch pockets at he front, a Peter Pan collar, bow detail at the back, four buttons down the front and two more at the neck, and long sleeves. It is also lined. Wear with your favorite tank and jeans for a cute and tailored look.
The Gaia Top by Rachel Pally is a stand out tank because it is available in two bright colors, sorbet and raspberry. There's a scoop neck, pleating at the bust and empire waist, an unfinished edge at the bottom hem, a lined bodice, and spaghetti straps.
The Charlee Collared Shirt by Joie is a pretty and unique take on the button down blouse. This one has a frayed edge at the fold over collar, ten buttons down the front, lace inset, pintucking, and grosgrain banding at the square bib, ruching at the front, pintucking at the long sleeves, and button tab at the cuffs. It is made from a cotton and silk blend and is available in cadet and milk.
January 15, 2009
The beaded bodice of the Montego Tank Top by Ella Moss is eye catching with its splash of color, and it allows you to skip the necklace. This blouse has a scoop neck, gathering at the back, and is lined. Looks great with your favorite pair of jeans. Besides natural, it's also available in soot.
We think the Betts Tunic by Young Fabulous & Broke would be a fabulous cover up over your bathing suit on your tropical vacation. There's a V-neck, interior drawstring at the empire waist, metal charms at the tie, six inch slits at the sides, and elbow-length sleeves. It is sheer and has a beautiful pattern at the bottom hem. Available in purple, black, and green.
A friend of the Shirt Snob's was recently on What Not to Wear, and she had on a bright floral top when she saw her friends and family for the first time after her make over. It was not a top we would have been drawn to, and yet we loved it. So that is probably why we are so enamored with the Daisy Tank by See by Chloe. It's definitely not in the Shirt Snob's usual taste, but it's pretty and interesting, and we're just into floral patterns like it right now. This blouse has a ruched inset at the bust, knife pleats at the front and back, thick straps, a lined bodice, and a hidden back zipper. It's made from a silk and cotton blend.
January 14, 2009
We adore the floral print of the Matisse Smocked Top by Joie, but it has a great shape too. There's ruffle trim and two beaded drawstrings at the wide neck, seven buttons at the front, smocked elastic bandign at the hem and cuffs, and short puff sleeves. It is also 100% silk.
We find the sailboat pattern on the Jen Top by Rachel Pally to be interesting, and we like that they aren't literal sailboats. This jersey top has gathered elastic banding at the neck and cuffs and short sleeves. It can be worn on or off the shoulder.
The Caza Top by Velvet is a good option if you are need of new basic camisoles right now. Made of a stretchy cotton, it has banding at the crossover V-neck, an empire waist, ruching at the bust, and thin, adjustable straps. It is available in four colors too: moon, black, white, and brimstone.
January 13, 2009
The print is so fun on the Audrina Top by Velvet, we think anyone who wears it must have an outgoing personality. This stretchy top has a V-neck with banding, ruching at the bust, and 3/4 length sleeves. It is available in two colors, black and crimson.
The Ruffle Top by Geren Ford would be very flattering on a slim frame. This blouse has ruffle trim at the wide neck, short flutter sleeves, and large slits at the sides. We like the red color, but we wish it was available in other colors too.
January 12, 2009
Over at Busted Tees, check out their new designs We're #1 and Sad Rhino.
Threadless has new designs as well. The Shirt Snob's favorites include Samurai Sushi, We Were Tomatoes, Organ Donor, and the reprints Blow With the Wind and Sad Psycho.
Finally, check out the new design at Scribtee, Make Love Not War. They are also having free shipping through Friday, just use the code sale at check out.
It's been a while since we found a black and white top that we loved, which is a shame since that is our favorite combination. Luckily we've just discovered the Chiara Top by Diane von Furstenberg. This print blouse has ruffle trim at the V-neck, a drawstring at the hem, and 3/4 length sleeves. There is visible print lining throughout, a stretchy silk lining, and the shell is 100% silk.
We love Asian influences, and the Carly Shirt by Sunner is definitely a stunning example of one. This floral print blouse has a mandarin collar, darting at the front and back, two snaps at the front, ruching and a single snap at the cuffs, and 3/4 length sleeves. It is also 100% silk.
January 10, 2009
The Shilo Top by Lauren Conrad is perfect for showing of your gorgeous shoulders! There's a U ring and ruching at the bust, an empire waist, ruching at the sides, and a lined bodice. It's available in three colors: sierra, black, and safari.
January 9, 2009
Well, this is a little confusing. We just wrote about a top by the same name by the same designer, but this one is totally different. The Costa Top by Ella Moss in this case is a blouse with threading and gathered detail at the bodice, a V-neck and short sleeves. Quite different than the previous top by the same name, but we like this one too, especially because of the bright citrus color. Also available in soot and bay blue.
Ella Moss once again gives us one of our favorite looks. The Costa Top has rope detail at the T-strap at the back which we find so interesting. There's also draping at the back, ruching at the scoop neck, gathered elastic banding at the bottom hem, and a built-in shelf bra. It comes in three colors, bay blue, black, and sunset.
The Ruffle Sleeve Top by Parker is a flirty top with a tie and ruffle trim at the scoop back. There's also ruffle trim at the V-neck and short, flutter sleeves. It is 100% silk and available in both royal blue and black.
January 8, 2009
We like how sophisticated the Matty Cardigan by Theory looks. You could wear it with a dress or jeans, so it's quite versatile too. There is a drawstring at the asymmetrical, ribbed fold-over collar, an off-center snap closure at the front, ribbed banding at the bottom hem and cuffs, and long sleeves. It is made from a cotton, wool, viscose, and polyamide mix.
The sexy Luana Top by Velvet is perfect for your warm weather vacation. It has smocked banding at the back to help keep it up. There's ruching at the bust, the empire waist, and back, and it is available in two colors: pool and mellow.
The great thing about tops like the Racer Back Top by Mara Hoffman is that they are sexy without showing off more than you want to show. In this case, the back is split and therefore pretty open. There's also knot detail and draping at the back, a scoop neck, and a lined bust. It is 100% silk and availabe in four colors: white, green, black, and coral.
January 7, 2009
You'll need to look at the Shepard Blouse by YAYA AFLALO close up to see the beautiful embroidery at the front. There's also a drawstring, keyhole, and ruffle trim at the scoop neck, ruching at the shoulders, a single button closure at the cuffs, and short sleeves. It is also sheer and 100% silk.
If you liked the Blanch Top from last month, you'll probably like the Harper Sweater by YAYA AFLALO. They both have the same silhouette with a sweetheart neckline, elbow length sleeves, ties at the cuffs, and polka dots. This top also has a bow at the bust, and it's also 100% cashmere, so it's a better option for colder weather. We think it's so adorable!
It's easy to stand out with the Ambrosine Top by Velvet because of its V straps. There is also knot detail at the bust as well as gathering and elastic. It is available in stardust, rosetta, and black. This top looks identical to the Beyonce Top by Velvet, which is also available in seagrass and jewel.
January 6, 2009
The Juniper Top by Velvet is a great option if you are looking for a lightweight blouse. There is a square neck with crocheted banding, pintucking at the bottom hem and cuffs, and short sleeves. It is sheer and available in four colors: milk, mole, pool, and tropical.
The Origami Tank by Jenni Kayne actually looks more like a butterfly than origami to us with its print, draping, and asymmetrical hem. This top has 1/2 inch straps, a V-neck, and is semi-sheer. It's made from a linen and silk blend.
The Ravenna Striped Sweater by Diane von Furstenberg is a simple striped sweater with ribbed banding at the wide neck and cuffs and elbow length sleeves. What makes it special is a tie at the right side of the bottom hem, which differentiates it from every other striped sweater out there, making it just a little cuter and more interesting than the rest.
January 5, 2009
The Morton Top by Antik Batik is probably our favorite bohemian top at the moment. There's a V-neck, beaded tassel at the front, embroidered banding at the waist and edges, a tie at the open back, and elbow length sleeves. There is a camisole lining, and the shell is 100% silk.
The Shirt Snob likes the Mosaic Floral Off Shoulder Top by Milly so much because of its fun floral print. This top has ruffle trim and gathered elastic banding at the wide neck and cuffs, bow detail at the front, and short sleeves. It is 100% silk and lined too.
January 4, 2009
The Ruffle Cardigan by Rachel Pally will make any outfit just a little bit dressier. There is ruffle trim at the placket and hem, a belt tie at the waist, and long sleeves.
January 3, 2009
The Via Flutter Sleeve Bib Top by Joie is a great top for your vacation this winter. Made of 100% linen, it has three buttons at the V-neck, ruching at the bust, and 3/4 length sleeves. It is sheer and comes in two colors, milk and fatigue.
January 2, 2009
Yet another great take on your typical white oxford blouse! The Camp Out Top by Nanette Lepore has a fold-over collar and six buttons down the front, but there's also detachable button-tab detail and smocked banding at the split V-neck, ruching at the waist, and knot ties and button at the split cap sleeves. We think this is a great way to kick your office wardrobe up a notch!
The Variegated Stripe Loose Jersey Top by Splendid is unique because of the different stripes. There is ribbed banding at the wide crew neck, double button detail at the shoulder, and long sleeves. It is semi-sheer and available in navy and heather grey and also a short sleeved version in caribbean.
We love frilly and feminine tops like the Valerie Blouse by Elie Tahari. This blouse has seven buttons down the front, layered ruffle trim at the scoop neck, lace trim at the placket, crocheted banding at the bottom hem and cuffs, and ruching at the short sleeves. It is 100% silk and has a camisole lining.
January 1, 2009
We're taking the day off to celebrate today's holiday. We'll be back tomorrow. Happy New Year!