March 31, 2009
The Wichita Kurta Top by Antik Batik has a fun print that stands out from others. There is braided banding and a braided tie at the split V-neck, braided banding, ruching, and sequined embroidery at the front, six inch slits at the sides, and long sleeves. It is also sheer and 100% silk.
March 31, 2009
Here is the perfect top for those super hot summer days. The Masha Smocked Top by Joie has a floral print throughout with smocked elastic banding at the wide neck and cuffs, tasseled tie and keyhole at the bust, and short raglan sleeves. It is sheer and made from a cotton and silk blend.
March 31, 2009
Who can pass up the cheery yellow color of the Bianca Draped Top by Fiumicelli? This blouse has a scoop neck, ruching at the shoulders, short flutter sleeves, and a satin self tie belt at the waist. It is 100% silk.
March 30, 2009
The Date Night Camisole by Rebecca Taylor is perfect for an evening out as the name implies. This double layered top has a scoop neck, cascading ruffles at the front and back, jewel, pearl, bead, and faceted stone detail at the bust, a button and keyhole at the back, rounded bottom hem, and adjustable spaghetti straps. It is semi-sheer, 100% silk, and available in hot pink and midnight express.
March 30, 2009
If you love Asian inspired clothing, you need to take a closer look at the Painted Flower Top by JMM. It has a floral print throughout with gathered elastic banding at the scoop neck, a drawstring at the waist, and 3/4 kimono sleeves. it is also 100% silk.
March 28, 2009
From the front the Braided Tank by Karen Zambos Vintage Couture is a simple top with a cowl neck. But at the back there are metallic faux-leather straps that form a V that make is a lot more interesting. This tank is available in two colors: black and birch.
March 27, 2009
The El Presidio Halter at Free People is such a pretty top! It is tiered with embroidery and embellishment throughout the body, contrast hemline, ruching at the bust with smocking at the sides and back, and a front drawstring that ties behind the neck. It is available in three colors: white, black, and berry.
If you like embellished tops, this one is for you. The Tria Chiffon Rhinestone Tank by Foley and Corinna has silver rhinestones at the empire waist, down the front, and in star patterns throughout. There is also a V-neck, ruching at the bust, extra panels of fabric at the front and adjustable spaghetti straps that criss cross at the back. It is 100% silk and lined.
tFuse is a new t-shirt company similar to Threadless. You can submit your design and vote on what you like. As they put it, they are a social networking community that has ongoing t-shirt design and video contests. If you are sick of Facebook and looking for a different way to socialize online, this is a neat option. They seem to be fairly new as they don't have a ton of designs yet, but we like what we see so far. Every design also seems to be available in both male and female sizes too.
March 26, 2009
It's been a very long time since we've last written about this designer, and that's a shame because this they are great! The Floral Cami by Hale Bob has a beautiful floral print throughout, elastic banding at the empire waist and again closer to the natural waist, ruching throughout the bust and waist, and adjustable spaghetti straps. It's also 100% silk.
The Roland Tank Top by Twenty8Twelve is perfect if you want to look cute but still stay comfortable. It has a scoop neck with pleating, a loose body that is contained with a long tie at the natural waist, and a built-in bra. It is made from viscose bamboo which is a very comfortable fabric.
The Flutter Sleeve Top by Splendid is one of those basic shirts that we all need in our closet. Throw them with a pair of jeans for a no thought outfit that will look cute. This top has ribbed banding and ruching at the scoop neck, back, and bottom hem, a tie and keyhole at the back, and short flutter sleeves. It comes in four colors: black, lagoon, ultraviolet, and white.
March 25, 2009
The Cable Hoodie by American Retro certainly has a retro feeling to it. We're reminded of sweaters we've seen in our own mother's closet growing up! This sweater has cables running throughout, a ribbed hood, fringe at the bottom hem, and 3/4 length sleeves. It's extra long at 31 inches.
The Sadie Top by Karen Zambos Vintage Couture has a unique ruched pane running down the front of it. Besides that, there is a crew neck and no sleeves. Pretty simple in fact! It is available in two colors, stellar and birch.
It's hard to find a cuter top than the Flower Tank by Sweetees. This yellow tank has a floral print throughout, a ruffle at the neck with lace trim, an elastic at the natural waist, a contrast tiered bottom hem, adjustable spaghetti straps, and a lining. It's a great top for meeting your boyfriend's parents!
March 24, 2009
The striped Trellis Corset Top by Nanette Lepore is a great find because it's so versatile. Wear it to work under a jacket, then wear it with jeans over the weekend. It has a sweetheart neckline, knot detail at the bust, pleating at the front, smocked panel at the sides, a built-in bra strap at the back and an exposed back zipper. It is lined, and the shell is a mix of silk and linen.
Looking for a cute white top for summer? Consider the Tiered Ruffle Top by Converse. This blouse has buttons down the front, ruffle trim at the neck, back, arm holes, and bib, dot print throughout, no sleeves, and an elastic and tie at the natural waist, It is made from a cotton and silk blend. Perfect for those super hot days when you still want to look your best but feel cool.
This is the perfect top if you're still working off the last few holiday pounds. The Fantasia Blouse by Diane von Furstenberg has ruffle trim at the V-neck, smocking at the bodice, a split overlay at the body, hidden side zipper, smocked elastic banding at the biceps and cuffs, and long sleeves. The body is flowy, so you have a little wiggle room if you need it.
March 23, 2009
If you like SNL references, you'll appreciate I'm on a Boat at Cotton Factory.
Threadless is continuing their sale for another week. They also have new designs including Choose Your Own Adventure, Panda 2K, The definition of suspense is..., and the reprints Books Are Good For You and A is For Jerks.
What a feminine take on an already feminine classic top! The Victorian Blouse by Organic is your typical button down with so much more. There is a floral print throughout, seven snaps down the front, ruffle trim at the fold-over collar and placket, frayed edge at the ruffles, pintucking at the placket, ruching at the shoulders, ruching, banding and snap closures at the cuffs, and long sleeves. It is also semi-sheer.
Not too many shirts this time of year come in such bold colors as the Front Drape Top by Laila Azhar. Available in both tangerine and ultra blue, this top will help you stand out in any crowd. It has a scoop neck, box pleat and draping at the front, single button and keyhole at the back, an asymmetrical bottom hem, and contrasting adjustable spaghetti straps. It is 100% silk.
March 22, 2009
The Lace Camisole by Rebecca Taylor is great either alone or with a cute cardigan or jacket. There is a scoop neck, six buttons at the front, pintucked panels and lace banding throughout, gathered elastic banding at the waist, large slits at the sides, and adjustable spaghetti straps. It is also semi-sheer.
March 21, 2009
The Indian style embroidery on the Paulette Tunic Top by Joie is so pretty! This blouse has an elastic waist to create a blouson shape, a tie and keyhole at the scoop neck, and long sleeves. It is 100% silk.
March 20, 2009
Vintage Roadside is a t-shirt company that takes their images from original graphics and history of roadside culture, specifically from the 1930s through 1960s. Their shirts have skating rinks, motels, diners, and more. Each design is available in both men's and women's sizes. They also donate a portion of their sales to the National Trust for Historic Preservation. A couple of our favorites include Indio Bowl and Moonlight Motel.
The name of this tee says it all. The Flowers Round Neck Tunic by Superfine has a beautiful flower graphic on the front. It also has a scoop neck, short sleeves, and is semi-sheer. Looks great with your favorite jeans or wear it with leggings.
March 19, 2009
The Shirt Snob has always loved tops that tie at the bottom like the Melanie Blouse by Karen Zambos Vintage Couture. Besides the tie at the bottom hem, there is also a mandarin collar, four wooded buttons down the front, banding at the bottom hem, gathered elastic banding at the cuffs, and 3/4 length dolman sleeves. It is semi-sheer and has stripes throughout.
Everyone needs their go to jean jacket, and we like the Worker Jacket by Madewell for that. There is a fold-over collar, six buttons down the front, patch pockets at the waist, single button at the cuffs, and long sleeves. It also has worn spots and distressing throughout.
March 18, 2009
The Little Queen Collared Shirt by Joie is quite a delicate and feminine blouse. It has a fold-over collar, seven buttons down the front, lace inset, pintucking, and grosgrain banding at the square bib, ruching at the front and shoulders, frayed edge at the collar, placket, and cuffs, and lace cap at the short sleeves. It is made from a cotton and silk blend and available in two colors, milk and dark shadow.
You'll realize how much you need a new cardigan after checking out the Fia Sweater by Marc by Marc Jacobs. This variegated sweater has a wide neck, seven buttons down the front, patch pockets at the front, raised seam detail and ruching at the shoulders, ribbed banding at the pockets, hem, and cuffs, and long sleeves. It is also semi-sheer.
This is our first eyelet top of the season, and we're so excited because we love this look. The Peony Eyelet Top by Juicy Couture has a square neck, five buttons at the back, scalloped edge at the peek-a-boo bottom hem, and gathered elastic banding and scalloped edge at the four inch straps. It is also semi-sheer and made from a cotton and silk blend.
March 17, 2009
Two Shop Bop sales in two weeks! This is wonderful! Take an additional 20% off of items marked at 70% off already with the code 20OFF70. This deal ends on Thursday, March 19 at midnight.
We like the print of the Floral Print Top by See by Chloe. It's so colorful and cheerful! This blouse has topstitching and ruched banding at the wide neck, elbow length raglan sleeves, and is semi-sheer. It's also made from a silk and viscose blend.
The Knightsbridge Top by Karta is so pretty, we can't imagine who wouldn't want it. There is tonal lace trim and floral embroidery throughout, a scoop neck with a tie, a keyhole at the bust, ruching and banding at the cuffs, 3/4 length sleeves, sheer tulle insets at the front and back, and it is semi-sheer. Looks great with jeans or jean shorts.
March 16, 2009
There's a new sale at Threadless this week! Through Monday, March 25, get them as low as $5. They have some new designs, including The Fantastic Voyage, Autumn Chameleons, and Nostalgia was better in the old days. They have also reprinted some of our all time favorites, including Cookie Loves Milk, Defend the Kingdom, and The Beginning.
Noisebot also has new tees including Push Button, Receive Bacon, Stop Following Me, and A Friend in the Shadows. Also get 10% off your order with the code NoiseBotMarchMadness through the end of March.
From the front, this tank looks like any other. But the Knot Back Tank by Thayer is unique because it has five tie closures at the split back. It also has a scoop neck, racer back, and one inch straps. It is 100% silk.
March 14, 2009
Who doesn't love an argyle sweater? The Norwood Argyle Pullover by Mike & Chris has colorblock argyle detail at the front and back. There's also a V-neck, banding at the edges, and long sleeves. It's a cute sweater to bring you into spring.
March 13, 2009
If you have a few more winter pounds you need to lose, the Odessa Top by Ella Moss is a great way to cover them up. This blouse has a crossover V-neck, draping at the front, gathered elastic banding at the back hem, pleating at the shoulders, and 3/4 dolman sleeves. It is available in two colors, waterfall and black.
We always fall in love with romantic tops such as the White Floral Blouses by Vivienne Tam. There is floral detailing at the shoulders, a tie at the front, an empire waist, ruching at the bust, and short sleeves. It is also semi-sheer.
The Shirt Snob usually is not fond of animal prints, but for some reason we actually like the snake skin print of the Button Down Halter Top by Parker. Maybe it's because of the brown and pink combination? No matter the reason, it's a cute top! There is a single button at the collar, four buttons at the front, and one inch straps. It is also 100% silk.
March 12, 2009
The cute Tangled Tuscon Tube by Free People has beautiful elasticized rosettes on the neckline that really make it stand out from other strapless tops. There's also smocking at the back, a banded empire waist, elastic neck and back, mesh lining at the bust, and an unfinished shirt tail bottom hem. It is available in grey heather, coral, and black.
The May Embroidered Top by Joie is a good transition top as the temperatures warm up. This blouse has ruffle trim and tasseled drawstrings at the crew neck, seven buttons at the front, a keyhole at the bust, floral embroidery at the bib, smocked elastic banding at the cuffs, and 3/4 length raglan sleeves. It is sheer and available in two colors, caviar and saffron.
The Ariela Top by Anlo is rather simple, but sometimes it's nice to not overdo things. There is ruffle trim at the scoop neck, pleating and strap detail at the racer back, and spaghetti straps. It is 100% silk as well.
March 11, 2009
We just can't get enough of the color yellow right now. The Emily Top by Diane von Furstenberg is a bold yellow shade with a square neckline, pleated ruffles at the front, a lattice inset throughout, inverted pleats at the bottom hem, 3/4 inch straps, and a lining. The shell is also 100% silk while the lining is a silk and spandex blend. We especially like how versatile it is. Wear it to work under a blazer and then with shorts as pictured, it works in both situations!
The Striped Boat Neck Top by Vince is exactly the type of casual t-shirt that we love wearing with our favorite jeans or shorts. It has twisted banding at the boat neck and cuffs, elbow length raglan sleeves, stripes throughout, and is semi-sheer. It is available in two colors, white and green pepper.
March 10, 2009
From now until Thursday March 12, save 20% on all tops at Shop Bop! Just use the code WELOVETOPS at check out. Does not apply to anything on sale, the Designer Boutique, and Alexander Wang.
If you need a new coat for this spring, we recommend the Short Trench Coat by KORS Michael Kors. The beautiful green color certainly reminds one of springtime! This double-breasted trench has a notched collar, tie belt at the waist, six buttons down the front, welt pockets at the hip, inverted pleat at the back, button tab detail at the cuffs, and long raglan sleeves. It is also lined.
The Mya Short Sleeve Top by Joie is interesting because in porcelain it is quite an innocent looking blouse, but in caviar it looks a bit more naughty. There is a square neckline, lace inset at the bust, ruching at the shoulders, pointelle detail throughout, smocked elastic banding at the bottom hem, gathered elastic banding at the cuffs, and short raglan sleeves. It is sheer and made from a cotton and silk blend.
We love how Rebecca Taylor takes an old fashioned print and makes it perfect for today. The Playful Paisley Combo Camisole has a scoop neck, pleating at the bust, contrast floral print banding and sheer crocheted banding throughout, three buttons and pleating at the back, and 1/2 inch straps. It is also 100% silk and available in two prints, april and berry.
March 9, 2009
Over at Threadless this week, we only like one of their new designs, The Meaning of Life. They have two great reprints, Mr. Toxic Waste and This is not a Pipe, and a funny new Type Tee, Actually, medicine is the best medicine.
Check out the new design Called for Help at Glennz Tees.
Finally, at The Cotton Factory, we like their new design Skeletons of the Gods.
We think the Embroidered Cutout Deep V Tunic by Catherine Malandrino is stunning. We adore black and white ops, and the embroidery and cutouts at the edges of this blouse really set it apart from all others. It also has a V-neck with grosgrain banding, pleated ruffle trim, and pintucking at the empire waist, short sleeves, a lining, and a hidden side zipper.
We adore how this tank is sexy and yet it gives us a little wiggle room in the stomach region. The Nevada Jersey Tunic by Velvet has a V-neck, knot detail at the bust, draped overlay at the front, ruching at the sides, five inch banding at the bottom hem, and one inch straps. It is available in two colors, black and glam.
March 8, 2009
The Hippie Scoop Neck Blouse by Juicy Couture has a great casual and comfortable feeling while still looking quite pretty. There is a scoop neck, contrast embroidery throughout, scalloped edge at the hem, banding and a button at the cuffs, and elbow length sleeves. It is semi-sheer and 100% silk.
March 7, 2009
A tie dye look on an adorable camisole, how can we not love it? The Print Ruffle Camisole by Parker has a racer back, drawstring tie and ruffle trim at the scoop neck, and spaghetti straps. It is also 100% silk.
March 6, 2009
The Floral Embroidered Short Sleeve Top by Nieves Lavi is so pretty, we couldn't pass up writing about it. Nor does it hurt that it's in our favorite black and white combination! This blouse has ruching, a tie, and a keyhole at the wide neck, contrast embroidery and scalloped edge at the bottom hem and cuffs, short raglan sleeves, and is semi-sheer. It is 100% silk and also comes in black with fuchsia embroidery.
The Asymmetrical Tiered Camisole at MaxStudio is interesting because of its tiered bust and wrap silhouette. There's also an asymmetrical bottom hem, adjustable straps, and rolled edges at the tiers. It's feminine but also edgy.
Here is our second black and white top this week! The Flutter Sleeve Blouse by Juicy Couture has contrasting floral embroidery at the front, a scoop neck with a keyhole and ties with fringe tassels, scalloped edges throughout, lace at the shoulders, and short flutter sleeves. It is also 100% silk.
March 5, 2009
The Kerstie Top by Velvet is versatile. Wear it with a jacket to work and then alone for drinks afterward. It has ruching at the sides, a V-neck, faux-wrap look, draping at the back, and twisted straps. It has doubled-up fabric at the body and is available in midnight, black, and kilm.
Looking for a new hoodie? We like the We the Free Sunbleached Cardigan by Free People because it's a little different than others. First of all, we adore the stripes as most hoodies are solid colors or have designs on them. We also like that it is a button up instead of a zipper. This top also has a drawstring at the hood and front patch pockets.
The color of the Faye Tank Top by LOVE YAYA is called mellow, and we feel it fits so well since this top is so laid back. There's banding at the V-neck, a patch pocket at the bust, zipper down the back, and no sleeves. It is also semi-sheer.
March 4, 2009
We adore boho tops, but it's even better when they make us feel pretty and are super comfortable too. The Austin Flutter Sleeve Top by Joie is made from a linen and cotton blend with ruching and a tie at the crew neck, five buttons and embroidery at the front, floral embroidery at the ronded, scalloped hem and cuffs, and elbow-length sleeves. It is sheer and available in two colors, saffron and sand.
The Natalie Top by What Comes Around Goes Around looks so ethnic and authentic, like you could have picked it up at a street fair in another country. It has a wide neck with tasseled drawstrings, a keyhole at the bust, contrast embroidery throughout, tasseled drawstring at the cuffs, and long sleeves. It is 100% silk.
The Hybree Top by Velvet reminds us of ballerinas. This simple tee has a V-neck with lace trim, a tie at the bust, and raw hems. It is semi-sheer, has a slim fit, and is available in black and white.
March 3, 2009
Lots of new tees out this week. First up is Randr, a new t-shirt site that just opened up today! They have a bunch of designs for both men and women. Our favorites include Paint Your World and Knife Bird. Also, just for our readers, save 20% on your order with the code shirtsnob at check out for the next two weeks only.
Check out Turducken at Dirty Coast. Although the Shirt Snob is a vegetarian, we can't ignore the wonder of this great combination.
Over at Busted Tees, we laughed at Bo Knows Obscurity as we've wondered what happened to him ourselves. We also like Kiss Me I'm Desperate and Where the Wild Things Were.
Finally there is Threadless. Our favorites include Sweet Tooth, If Rainbows Are So Cheerful, and the reprints Nothing Rhymes With Orange, and God Hates Techno.
The Flutter Sleeve Cardigan with Tie Waist by Catherine Malandrino is a cute cardigan for your tank tops and camisoles. It has a deep V-neck, seven buttons down the front, a tie belt at the waist, patch pockets at the hip, ribbed banding at the edges, and layered ruffle detail at the short sleeves. It's also extra long, 30 inches in fact.
It is hard to see without a close up, but the Boyfriend Stripe Blouse by Splendid has stripes throughout it. This blouse has smocked elastic banding and ruffle trim at the collar, eight buttons down the front, a tie at the split V-neck, gathered elastic banding at the bottom hem and cuffs, and short raglan sleeves. It is sheer, made from a cotton and silk blend, and available in two colors, citrus and black.
The Slub Drape Back Top by Splendid takes your favorite comfy and casual top and makes it a little more interesting with a tie and draping at the scoop back. There's also a wide neck, banding at the bottme hm, and short dolman sleeves. It is semi-sheer and available in three colors: citrus, black, and blueberry.
March 2, 2009
We saw lots of one shoulder dresses at the Academy Awards this year. If you like the look and want it in a shirt, we are quite fond of the Odessa One Shoulder Top by Ella Moss. It has ruching at the bust, shoulder strap, and at the empire waist, a built-in bra, and a loose fitting body. Looks great with slim fitting jeans or pants. It's also available at Fashion Chateau with all sizes still available.
The Racer Back Tank by A Common Thread is a little more interesting than other racer back tops because the back is woven to look much like a basket. This stretch silk top also has a scoop neck and triple half inch straps. It is available in ivory and black.
The Ruffle Back Top by Rachel Pally is one of those simple cute tops that we all need in our closets. It has ruffle trim at the V-neck and back and thick straps. It comes in four colors: black, apple, papaya, and white.