April 30, 2009
The Oversized Rolled Sleeve T-Shirt by Vince looks so comfy, and we are reminded of riding on sailboats when we see it. It has banding at the wide neck, an asymmetrical bottom hem, button tab detail that gathers the cuffs, and sleeves that can be worn long or 3/4 length. It is available in three colors: heather grey, white, and coastal.
April 30, 2009
Here is a cardigan that doesn't look like every other. The Pointelle Wrap Cardigan by Brochu Walker is an open knit sweater with a shawl collar, tie in the front, ribbed banding at the bottom hem and cuffs, and long sleeves. It is sheer and long at 32 inches. There isn't much out there that is both black and pointelle, and we like this combination!
April 29, 2009
Yes another tie dye variation! The Bold Stripe V Tank by Monrow has tie dyed stripes throughout, a scoop neck, and spaghetti straps. It is semi-sheer and available in dusk and sea green. Perfect for a cook out this summer!
April 29, 2009
This colorful print is too hard to pass up! The Peelo Top by Diane von Furstenberg has a beaded tie at the V-neck, three buttons at the front, a single button and ruching at the cuffs, and 3/4 length dolman sleeves. There is also a camisole lining, and the outer layer is 100% silk.
April 28, 2009
The Embroidered Tunic by Vince is a comfortable and feminine top that looks great with a number of different bottoms. It has a split V-neck, Georgette banding and slant pockets at the front, smocking at the front, back, shoulders, and cuffs, and 3/4 length sleeves. It is semi-sheer and 100% silk as well.
Here is a simple tank jazzed up just enough to make it special. The Very Light & Fashionable Ruffle Trim Tank by Splendid has contrast woven ruffle trim at the scoop neck that we think is so pretty! There's also ruching at the front and back, ribbed banding and ruching at the bottom hem, and 3/4 inch straps. We just wish it was available in more colors!
April 27, 2009
It's hard to get sick of ombré when it looks like this! The Pebble Ombre Top by Splendid has a swirly pebble print that looks great with the ombré. There is ruching and banding at the square neck, a square back, and cap sleeves. It's made from a supima cotton and modal blend.
The modern print of the Print Twist Top by Vince is what makes it stand out, but it has a nice design too. There is twist detail at the front, ruching and two button keyhole at the back, solid frayed banding at the arm openings and the split straps. It is also lined and 100% silk.
April 26, 2009
The Gauze Tank Top by Splendid is a wrinkled top wtih ruching and a single button keyhole at the scoop neck, a racer back, and one inch braided straps. It is semi-sheer and available in four colors: ocean, black, sunshine, and grape.
April 25, 2009
Love her or hate her, Mrs. Obama has certainly become a style icon of the 21st century. Everyone cares about what she is wearing all the time! If you do as well, make sure to check out the website Mrs. O periodically as it tells us about her clothes as well as what she is doing.
This pretty tube top will quickly become one of your go to items in your closet. The Very Light & Fashionable Tie Back Tube Top by Splendid has covered elastic banding at the top hem, ruching at the empire waist, and a tie and gathered elastic banding at the scoop back. The bodice is lined, and it comes in black and ocean.
April 24, 2009
Bohemian and comfortable, what more could you ask for in a tunic? The Paulette Embroidered Tunic by Joie has a drawstring tie at the wide neck, a keyhole at the front, gathered elastic banding at the bottom hem, contrast embroidery at the yoke, slits at the cuffs, and long raglan sleeves. It is semi-sheer, 100% silk, and available in natural and insignia.
The Jazzy Halter by Free People is a print ribbed top with metal mesh at the neckline, elasticized empire waist and draped keyhole at the back, and a lined bodice with mesh on the front and elastic panel across the back. It has removable halter straps with beads on the ends, and it is available in white, coral, and celadon.
April 23, 2009
A tank made of wrinkled cotton gauze will keep you cool and pretty this summer. The Laurent Ruffle Camisole by Joie had a tie and layered ruffle trim at the V-neck, ruching at the bust, layered ruffle trim at the empire waist and hem, gathered elastic banding at the back, and adjustable spaghetti straps. It is lined at the bust, semi-sheer at the body, and available in orchid taupe and porcelain.
LaROK seems to have the monopoly on sexy tops! The Boudoir Top has a deep V-neck, ruching at the empire waist, contrast elastic banding and a draped keyhole at the front, covered elastic banding at the back, and straps that snap behind the neck. It is lined at the bust, semi-sheer at the body, and available in heather grey and la mer.
If you are too lazy to make your own tie dye shirt (or can never get them to look as good as those professionally done like us), the Short Sleeve Crew T-Shirt by Prps is for you. This tee has twisted banding at the scoop neck, bottom hem, and cuffs, and short sleeves. It's tie dyed with a single color and is available in two colors: purple sage and old rose.
April 22, 2009
Here is a top that is a little more romantic and feminine. The Bathing Beauty Top by Free People has elastic rosettes on the bust and neckline, lace crochet halter straps with adjustable button closure, smocked panel at the back, and raw seam detail throughout. It is available in three colors: putty, purple, and black.
The Blanca Smocked Top by Joie is just too pretty to pass up! it has ruching and crocheted ruffle trim at the scoop neck, crocheted panel and appliqué detail at the front, smocked banding and crocheted ruffle detail at the bottom hem and cuffs, and short raglan sleeves. It is sheer and available in two colors: bloom and porcelain.
April 21, 2009
Threadless has a green theme this week on their tees. The Shirt Snob's top picks are BEarth, It's This Easy Being Green, Global Warming, and the reprint Be Green.
Also check out Attendance at Busted Tees if you are a fan of Flight of the Conchords.
The Pool Party Top by LaROK is light weight so you will be able to wear it and still look great on the hottest of days this summer. It has ruching at the bodice and empire waist, contrast elastic band at the back, three hook-and-eye closures and draped cutout at the back, and light boning at the lined bodice. It is semi-sheer at the body and available in black and heather grey.
Joie has had a lot of bohemian tops that we've covered this week. Here is the last of them. The Lisa Lace Top has ruffle trim, ruching, and a tasseled tie at the split V-neck, eight buttons down the front, crocheted banding throughout, tasseled drawstring tie and unfinished edge at the cuffs, and short raglan sleeves. it is also sheer.
There are a lot of bright and bold floral patterns this spring, but here's one that is a little more understated. The Bias Tank by Organic has a floral print throughout with a V-neck, darting at the bust, unfinished edge at the bottom hem, and adjustable spaghetti straps. It is semi-sheer and made from biodegradable cupro.
April 20, 2009
Why not spice up that tank top of yours? The Kasper Dove Top by Twenty8Twelve would be pretty basic with a wide scoop neck and back and tonal stitching, but it has two layers of ruffles at the bottom hem. The ruffles have raw edges, and the straps are just wide enough so you can still wear a bra underneath. Looks great with your favorite skinny jeans.
You don't see cross stitch on shirts very often, but there are cross stitched flowers across the top of the Aristra Top by Joie. This boho blouse also has a slight stretch at the bodice, a rounded hem, wide neck with a tie, and short sleeves with ruffles. It's also 100% silk.
April 17, 2009
You have a very flattering blouse in the Pattras Applique Top by Free People, but the cutouts and embroidery at the bib really take it to another level. This striped top also has a scoop neck, single button and keyhole at the back, smocked banding at the waist, surged edge at the asymmetrical bottom hem and cuffs, and short dolman sleeves. We think it's too cute to wear with ripped jeans like on the model. Wear it with simpler bottoms so it will stand out more.
Snoburbia is a t-shirt website dedicated to making fun of (or celebrating depending on your point of view) snobby suburbia. Really, this means that it is making fun of the Shirt Snob as that is the life we lead, but we figure this could appeal to some of our readers. Or maybe you like irony! What we like most about this site is that they have two types of women's tops available, traditional and slim fitting. This means the colors can be different depending on what you choose, but we appreciate the variety as not every woman is built the same. Some of our favorite designs include USA Snob Map and Foodie.
We've made it no secret how much we adore black and white tops, so we're glad to have found yet another. The Hand-Wrapped Shirred Shell at MaxStudio has contrasting trim sewn into hem of the scoop neck and the empire waist, shirring at the bib, ruching at the waist, and elastic trim at the back. It is sheer and made from a cotton and silk blend.
April 16, 2009
The embroidery at the bodice of the Charli Tank Top by Velvet doesn't look like anything else we've seen before. We're actually reminded of New World hieroglyphics! This tank also has ruching under the embroidery and a high back. We only wish it was available in other colors besides white!
The Verde Circular Pleated Top by Fiumicelli stands out because of its unique pleating at the bust. There is also a V-neck and back, hidden back zipper, and no sleeves. It is 100% silk. Wear it alone or under a jacket for the office.
No one does cute and flattering tops like Susana Monaco. The Button Halter Top has button detail at the bust, ruching at the empire waist, and ties behind the neck. The azelea color is lovely.
April 15, 2009
The Vanished Corset by Nanette Lepore is a cute top you can dress up or down quite easily. It has a square neck, crossover detail at the bust, smocked panel at the sides, bow detail at the shoulder, an exposed zipper at the back, and ruching at the straps. It also has a lined bust.
The Pleated Trapeze Tunic at MaxStudio is a little retro, which is why we love it. There is pleating at the empire waist, back, and cuffs, embroidered stitching at the bib, hidden snaps down the front, and elbow-length sleeves. Can be worn as shown or with the snaps open and a cute cami underneath. It is available in white and yellow.
The Ikat Floral Angel Top by Juicy Couture has a floral print that can't help but remind you of warm weather and beautiful days outside in the country. This blouse has a scoop neck and back, keyhole and tie at the bust, ruffles at the shoulder straps, tonal stitching, hidden side zipper, and a tiered bottom hem. It is also lined throughout.
April 14, 2009
Another Bohemian top to add to your favorites! The Love Letters Embroidered Top by Free People has embroidery at the bust that stands out in one color (storm), while blends in on the other (antique). There is also a keyhole at the bust, smocked elastic banding at the waist, script print at the hem, and twist and knot details at the wrapped cord spaghetti straps. It is semi-sheer as well.
We think the beading and leaf embroidery at the bib and waist of the Boxton Kurta Top by Antik Batik is so pretty! This blouse also has a high neck, six hook-and-eye closures at the front, ruching at the waist, a hidden side zipper, a single button at the cuffs, and long sleeves. It is sheer and made from a cotton and silk blend.
This ethereal top is definitely a hard one to pass up this spring. The Dakota Embroidered V Neck Top by Alice + Olivia has ruching, ruffle trim, and a tasseled drawstring at the scoop neck, keyhole at the bust, tonal embroidery throughout, gathered elastic banding at the cuffs, and long sleeves. It is sheer and 100% silk.
April 13, 2009
Shop Bop is having a sale to celebrate the end of tax season. Save $25 on orders of $200+, $75 off orders of $400+, $125 off orders of $600+, and $200 off of orders $800+ when you use the code TAXBREAK09. So the more you shop, the more you save. This sale ends Thursday, April 16 at midnight, so take advantage while you can!
Here is yet another old fashioned looking print that we are coveting. The So Fine Print Draped T-Shirt by Only Hearts has pleating at the scoop neck, draping at the front, pleating and spaghetti strap at the scoop back, and short kimono sleeves. While floral prints are big this spring, this one is unlike any other we've seen, and that makes this top extra special.
The Liberty Top by YAYA AFLALO has a bit of an old fashioned print that somehow feels so now. Maybe it's the stud detail at the notched collar that modernizes it. This blouse also has a single button at the front, patch pocket at the bust, embroidery throughout, ruching at the back, slits at the sides, and short sleeves. It is semi-sheer and 100% silk.
Cotton Factory has a new design that references the Shirt Snob's favorite tv show Lost: Dharma Motors.
Adventureland t-shirt and Nerdy Shirts.
Over at Common Threadz, check out the new designs Flower Power, Mourning Woods, and Green Win.
Noisebot's new designs include Michael Scott Paper Company and My Other Shirt is a Snuggie.
Finally, over at Threadless, check out the new designs Be Cool, Pole Vault and the reprint Serenade.
April 10, 2009
Chor Bazaar is an Indian fused t-shirt company based out of New York that we just discovered. They want to show both India today as well as how India was to our parents' generation and before, and they also want to move away from what mainstream media portrays as Indian culture. Right now they have eight designs for the ladies, and all of them are pretty and quite unique from other t-shirt companies we've written about. Our favorites are Cyber Paisley and Ladki.
We have always loved striped rugby shirts, so we're happy to find the Rugby Polo Top by Rag & Bone. This one has a single button at the woven fold-over collar, a hidden single button closure at the front, slits at the sides, and short sleeves. It is also semi-sheer.
April 9, 2009
The Hemet Top by Antik Batik is not like any other top we've seen this season. It has a split V-neck, ruching at the waist, beading and embroidered banding at the front, back, and edges, elbow length flutter sleeves, and a lined bust. It's a little Bohemian and would look great with your favorite faded jeans.
The Zoe Embroidered Hippie Camisole by Juicy Couture is an adorable peasant top! There is embroidered banding and topstitching at the top hem, pintucking at the front and back, floral embroidery at the scalloped bottom hem, smocked pan and tie at the sides, and gathered elastic banding and scalloped edge at the two inch straps. It is also semi-sheer.
We like the Butterfly Gem Top by LaROK because it's quite casual as it's made from slubbed jersey, yet the sequins, faux pearls, beading, and rhinestones at the gauze banded V-neck and back certainly glam it up quite a bit! This blouse also has elbow-length dolman sleeves. We'd love it with our favorite pair of jeans
April 8, 2009
The Printed Tunic by A Common Thread stands out because of its unique print, but it looks like quite a comfortable top as well. It has a V-neck, polka dots throughout, a tie at the sides, and elbow length sleeves. It is lined and made from a silk and lurex blend.
The Keyhole Top by C&C California is a cute yet simple top, but there is an off=center keyhole with a button at the front which makes it a little more special. This blouse also has ruching at the scoop neck, three inch banding at the bottom hem, and short dolman sleeves.
At the front, the Racer Knot Tank by Larsen Gray is a pretty simple tank with a scoop neck and darting at the bust. But there is a multicolored embroidered banding that gathers the straps at the back that we adore. This top also has ruching at the straps and a lined bust. It's made from 100% organic cotton.
The St. Tropez Top by LaROK will pretty up your casual wardrobe, and it looks very comfortable too. There is a drawstring tie at the split V-neck, smocking at the collar and bottom hem, lace banding at the front, back, and shoulders, pintucking, lace banding, and gathered elastic banding at the cuffs, and long raglan sleeves. It is sheer and made from a cotton and silk blend.
April 7, 2009
Here is a great coat for spring. The The Timeless Mini Coat with Belt by Gryphon is a double breasted woven jacket with two hook-and-eye closures at the fold over collar, ten buttons down the front, a tie at the waist, slant pockets at the hip, button tab epaulet at the shoulders, storm flap at the yoke, nine inch slit at the back, long sleeves, and button detail at the cuffs. It is made from a cotton and linen blend.
Here are two cute tops from T-Bags with similar names. First up is the Triangle Top with Rope Detail. It has a V-neck, ruching at the bodice, two inch ruched banding and covered elastic banding at the empire waist, an unfinished bottom hem, knot detail at the double rope straps, and a lined bodice. It is also available in two colors: poppy and black.
Then there is the Triangle Top with Piping. This print top has a V-neck striped woven banding at the bodice, ruching at the bust and empire waist, striped woven tie and draping at the open back, an unfinished edge at the back and bottom hem, and 1/2 inch straps that tie behind the neck. This one is available in two different prints.
April 6, 2009
Busted Tees has four new designs from somecards, including Lame Machines and Canadian.
Crash Test is the latest design at Glennz Tees.
Amadeo Decada also has a new design, the pretty Victoria.
Supermaggie! has new designs out, and they are all really pretty. Our favorite two are Flock and Bush Birds.
Threadless has new designs as always. Check out our top picks: Prevailing Dragon Winds, Night and Day, I Only Fight, and the reprints Pandamonium, Lemon Aid, and Piggy Bank Heist.
Finally, TakePride is shutting down on April 14. Everything is on sale. They've donated over $100,000 to charity, so help them finish up in style and check out their designs before it's too late!
The Drawstring Camisole by Twelfth St. by Cynthia Vincent is lovely because it can be worn alone with shorts or to work with a jacket. It has a V-neck, drawstring tie at the waist, and adjustable spaghetti straps. It is 100% silk and available in five colors: popsicle, aqua, black, blush, and grey.
We can't quite figure out the print of the Ruffle Top by Parker, but we sure do love it! This blouse has a crew neck with a single button and keyhole at the bust, layered ruffle trim down the front, and two inch straps. It is also 100% silk.
April 3, 2009
We already showed you one pretty white blouse this week. Here is another that is hard to pass up. The Steffie B Lace Bib Top by Joie has a split V-neck with two buttons, a mandarin collar, lace insets, ruffles, and pintucking at the bib, embroidery and picot trim at the bottom hem and cuffs, ruching at the front, and embroidery at the short puff sleeves. It is sheer and made from a cotton and silk blend.
The Drapey Pocket Cardigan by Free People is the perfect cover up for your summer camisoles. This double layered cardigan has draped front pockets, elastic banding at the short sleeves, a hook and eye closure at the neck, and elastic at the double V-neck and back. It is made from a linen and cotton blend and available in two colors: peach and navy.
The back of the Slub Drape Back Top by Splendid is what makes it interesting. There is draping at the back with a tie where the top hem would be. The front has a wide neck, and there are short dolman sleeves and banding at the bottom hem. It is semi-sheer and available in blueberry, citrus, and black.
April 2, 2009
Everyone needs a few pretty white blouses such as the Charlotte Mix Top by Joie. They work great for so many occasions. This blouse has ruffles at the scoop neck, tonal embroidery throughout, ruching at the empire waist, pintucking and mini eyelet detail at the bib, lace trim at the bottom hem, and short sleeves. It is semi-sheer and make from a cotton and silk blend.
Here is a romantic top for you! The Doubleweave Silk Ruffled Shell at MaxStudio has crocheted ruffled silk ribbons that look like flowers at the empire waist, shirring at the waist and bust, and baby ruffles and more crocheting at the arm holes and scoop neck. It is sheer and 100% silk. This blouse would look great alone or under a jacket, with a skirt or a pair of cute shorts.
The floral print of the York Top by Nili Lotan is different than others we've seen this spring, but that is not the only feature that makes this top special. There is a drawstring tie that crosses at the neck unlike anything we've seen recently, a deep keyhole at the front, and spaghetti straps. It is also sheer and 100% silk.
The Desmond Top by Dallin Chase has contrast crocheted banding throughout in inverted V shaped patterns which make it quite interesting to look at. Ther eis also a crossover V-neck, ruching at the bust, gathered elastic banding at the back, spaghetti straps that tie at the shoulders, and a lining. It's extra long at 28 inches.
April 1, 2009
Splendid makes some of the best basic tops we have seen, and we all need staples like these in our closets. The Micro Stripe T-Shirt is a striped jersey top with banding at the crossover V-neck, ruching and button tab detail at the cuffs, and short sleeves. It is semi-sheer and available in turf, lagoon, and ultraviolet.
You could wear this next top with a pair of shorts or under a jacket at work. The Ruffle Camisole by Parker is a floral print top with a drawstring tie and ruffle trim at the scoop neck, a racer back, and spaghetti straps. It is also 100% silk.
The Doubleweave Silk Blouson Top at MaxStudio is like a modernized version of something you'd find in your grandmother's closet, and we love that about it! There is hand-crocheting at the neck, shirring at the neck, bubble sleeves, crocheting and baby ruffles at the cuffs of the short sleeves, and an elasticized bottom hem. It is sheer and 100% silk.
Another great month here at Shirt Snob. Here's a quick look back at March:
Sales and Sweepstakes!