July 31, 2009
This week's Frugal Friday is from one of our favorite mall stores, Banana Republic. The Silk Ruched Blouse. It's hard to find a silk shirt by a designer for only $55! This blouse has a crew neck with pleats for some dimension as well as short, blousy sleeves. It is available in three colors (military blue, steady grey, and summer orchid) as well as in tall and petite sizes.
July 31, 2009
The Hooded Leather Jacket with Knit Paneling by Doma Leather is interesting because it's like a combination of a hoodie and leather jacket. There is a knitted ribbed panel at the waist, piping at the drawstring hood, a drawstring at the bottom hem, and a zipper down the front. The natural color also makes it look more like a hoodie and less like leather. It's a great jacket to wear this fall!
July 30, 2009
The Mattie Cami by Ella Moss is definitely on our wish list! This sexy and slinky top has a ruffle down the front, V-neck, beaded spaghetti straps, and a large drape at the back. It is available in black and white.
July 29, 2009
Looking for a bright top to get you through the rest of the summer? We like the Stephanie Top by Rachel Pally. The pomegranate color will really brighten up your mood and help you stand out. This top has ruching banding at the waist and the sides of the bust, thick straps that crisscross at the back, and a raw edge at he bottom hem. It is made from a stretchy modal.
July 29, 2009
The Melange Crinkle Silk Chiffon Cami by Splendid is a cute and simple camisole. It has a single ruffle at the scoop neck and spaghetti straps. Would be great under a sheer top or cute cardigan. It's available in heather oatmeal and black.
July 28, 2009
Threadless has new designs including Flock of Gulls, Masterpiece, The Bull and the Bee, Guess Who, and the reprints I'm Like a Bird!, Haikus, and Funkalicious.
Busted Tees new tees include a reference to one of the funniest Saturday Night Live skits ever, Champanyah. Also check out Save the Rainforest.
Noisebot has some funny new designs, such as Recycle or Die, Lightning Bolt, and Fail.
Finally, we like the Recycle Tee at Ban T-Shirts.
July 27, 2009
We really like the design of today's Insaneetee Deal at Unetee, Dream. It's available for $10 and sizes small, large, and extra-large.
One thing we love about Nanette Lepore is that she can make her clothes both classy and sexy. This is certainly true of the Provacative Pullover. This top has ruched trim down the center of the front, a scoop neck, and ruching at the cap sleeves. It is also semi-sheer.
We cannot get enough of cute floral prints right now! The Poppy Flower Print Racerback by Splendid has a rounded V-neck, twisted straps, a racer back, and the pretty poppy print throughout. It's made from a supina cotton and modal blend.
July 24, 2009
For our second week of Frugal Friday, check out the City Style Pleated Neck Sleeveless Blouse at New York & Company. This cute top can be worn to the office and then later on with your favorite jeans. It has pleated ruffle at the rounded neck, ruching at the neck, and fabric covered button and loop closure behind the neck with a keyhole. It is available in two colors: regal rose and zesty teal.
If you like polka dots, check out the Silk Dot Cami by Rebecca Taylor. This cute tank has polka dots throughout, pleating down the center, a loose bodice, adjustable spaghetti straps, and an exposed zipper at the back. It is also 100% silk.
July 23, 2009
The Safari Jacket by Autumn Cashmere is a flattering cover up, perfect for fall weather. It has six buttons down the front, four front pockets, a tie at the waist, banding at the cuffs, and short sleeves. It is 100% cashmere and available in black and sawdust.
The Short Sleeve Knit Sweater by Elizabeth Gillett Ltd is a cute little cover up for your basic camisoles and tanks. This knit piece has an open front accented with a ruffle collar and hem, a vertical pattern throughout, and banded short sleeves. It is available in two colors too, turquoise and coral.
July 22, 2009
Green Tee Gallery is a fairly new t-shirt company that the little changes we make in our lives can result in bigger changes in the world. They want their t-shirts to be socially aware and environmentally conscious. This means that not only are the shirts organic, but they are made in factories powered by wind and use low impact methods to print them. They don't have too many designs yet, but the Shirt Snob likes what we see so far. They are also giving our readers a coupon code for 30% off for the rest of July. The code is grandopen. Enjoy!
The Dixie Shirt by 3J Workshop is a very feminine blouse that you can wear with so many different bottoms, from skirts to jeans. There is a stripe pattern throughout, buttons down the front, white embroidery at the front and back, a button and keyhole at the cuffs, and short sleeves. It also has a crinkled texture.
If you are looking for a top that is comfortable, sexy, and cute all in one, we think the Eyelet Silk Cotton Voile Strapless Top by Splendid is for you. This jersey strapless top has an empire waist with elastic, elastic at the neck, embroidery throughout the body, and two front pockets with ties. It is made from a cotton and silk blend and available in three colors: apple blossom, black, dahlia, and navy.
July 21, 2009
Amazing Childhood is today's Insaneetee Deal at Uneetee. Down from $19 to $10 for today only.
The Catleyan Bloom Top by 3J Workshop has such pretty and colorful embroidery details at the front. It's bohemian and very feminine. There's also a scoop neck, elastic banding at the empire waist, contrast floral print ruffles down the front, buttons down the front, and stripes around the bottom hem.
July 20, 2009
July 17, 2009
We've decided to start a new column here at Shirt Snob entitled Frugal Friday. With all the issues with the economy right now, many of us cannot splurge on clothing like we once did. There are still good finds out there at stores you'd normally find at the mall. There is no shame in wearing a cute top you find at one of them, no one will see the tags anyway! To start off our first Frugal Friday, check out the Ruffle Chiffon Top at Charlotte Russe. This cute blouse can be worn with dressy bottoms, or dress it down with jeans. It has ruffle trim and buttons at the bodice, smocked elastic banding at the scoop neck, ruffles at the cap sleeves, and an empire waist. Our loyal Shirt Snob readers know we adore black and white tops. At $19.99, it is affordable for everyone.
Fall is the time of year we think about plaid, and here's a cute new plaid blouse if you need one this season. The Plaid Top by MK2K has a scoop neck, smocked panel at the front, a button up back, and elbow-length sleeves. We love black and white tops too!
July 16, 2009
We know our readers loves shirts, but do you also love dresses too? We've started a new blog dedicated to dresses! Called It's the Dress, this site is dedicated to designer dresses in a similar format as Shirt Snob. Dresses have become more and more popular as of late, and after admiring so many and wanting to share them, we've decided to! Take a look and let us know what you think!
We've recently learned that Unetee has a deal of the day every day. Some designs are better than others, but today we really like what is being offered, the Hummingbird T-Shirt. It is only on sale for another 11 1/2 hours, so if you like it, buy it at the discounted price of $10 before midnight.
The delicate Gauze Tank by Free People is a beauty, and we adore the yellow color too. It has chain stitched embroidery throughout, beaded cord at the drawstring waist, tie and keyhole at the neck, and adjustable spaghetti straps. It's very bohemian and would look great with many bottoms.
In need of a cover up this fall that won't look like all the others? We think the Ship Stripe Blazer by Free People is fun. It has button detailing down the front, stripes throughout, distressed edges, a collar, long sleeves, and it is lined. It is available in charcoal and ivory. You can pair it with so much depending on how you accessorize, so you'll get a lot of use out of it too.
July 15, 2009
Ella Moss designs the cutest tops that work so well for every day life. The Aubrey Halter Top is a simple halter top with a tie behind the neck with bead detail and grey strips. It is great with your favorite pair of shorts or jeans and looks very comfortable too.
July 14, 2009
teepay is a new t-shirt company in Wales. Designers submit their designs much like Threadless, but there need to be enough orders placed before they will actually print and ship them. We don't love the ambiguity of whether or not you will get your order, but you can always wait until it is printed and then place your order if you like a design. All the shirts are organic, and they have some fun designs, including Aggressive Panda and Bigfoot. All designs are available in both men's and women's sizes.
July 13, 2009
Need a new sexy top for your night life? We think the Adeera Top by Sky is a mighty fine choice. It has a sweetheart neckline, gold-toned belt under the bust, ruching at the bust and center of the bodice, and double spaghetti straps that tie behind the neck. We think it looks best with your skinny jeans.
July 10, 2009
James Perse is great for basics, such as the Panel Knit Shirt. It has buttons down the front, front pockets, contrasting knit panels at the sides, and 3/4 length sleeves. It's comfortable and flattering, and it looks great with your favorite pair of jeans.
July 9, 2009
It's a slow time for new tee designs right now. The only ones we've liked recently are from Threadless. They include Natural Selection, Super Mega Fun, My Friends Aren't Imaginary, and the reprint Bye Bye Apocalypse.
July 8, 2009
Yellow is still a great color for the next few months, so take advantage of the time you have to wear something so bright and cheerful. The Grenada Tank by Ella Moss has ruching at the V-neck and scoop back, wooden beads at the straps that tie at the neck, and a loose body. It's a flattering top, and one that will soon become a favorite in your wardrobe!
July 7, 2009
We all have busy and hectic lives, so any top that takes away a bit of the guesswork makes us happy. The Pearl Tank by Alice + Olivia is so fabulous because it has a beaded necklace that is detachable. There is also unfinished banding at the scoop neck, a racer back, and it is semi-sheer. Wear it to a casual function without the necklace, then add it when you go out later for an entirely different look.
July 6, 2009
It's already time to start thinking about fall and what you'll be wearing when the temperatures get a little cooler. The Eyelet Silk/Cotton Voile 3/4 Sleeve Top by Splendid is a pretty and girly option. There is ruching at the scoop neck, six buttons and a tie at the bust, eyelet detail at the bottom hem, and 3/4 length sleeves. It is available in two colors: white and graphite.
July 3, 2009
Shirt Snob is taking a break for the long holiday weekend, and we hope you have a happy and safe 4th of July!
July 2, 2009
The Roman Shirt by Sunner is such a great blouse for summer. You can wear it with almost anything, it will keep you cool, and it will look fabulous with so many jackets and cardigans if you need to cover up. There are two buttons and banding at the split V-neck, ruching at the yoke, and a shirttail hem. It is also semi-sheer.
Looking for a strapless top that has some edge? You need to see the Seamed Tube Tops by Nicole Miller. There is diagonal seaming across the midriff for some texture, and there is also stripes throughout. Looks great with your favorite jeans or dressed up with a skirt.
We tried to write about the School Boy Shirt II by Elizabeth and James recently, but it sold out before we had the chance. So make sure to jump on this top if you want it before it sells out again! This plaid wrinkled shirt has a fold-over collar, eight buttons down the front, a patch bust pocket, three button back gusset, shirttail hem, a single button and two inch banding at the cuffs, and elbow length sleeves. It is available in two colors, dusty aqua and lavender.
July 1, 2009
If you love paisley prints, check out the Love Paisley Racerback Top by Splendid. This cute tank has a V-neck, keyhole and button at the bust, racer back, loose body, and contrasting straps. It is available in two color combinations: lapaz and fuchsia and spinach and cream.
We love black and white tops as many of our readers know, so we were thrilled to see the contrasting T strap at the back of the T Back Tank by Kimberly Taylor. There is also banding and ruching at the V-neck, gathered elastic banding at the back, and 1.5 inch straps. It is 100% silk.
There are a few new designs we like this week. First up is Nerdy Shirts. Their Quidditch World Cup tee is a new favorite of the Shirt Snob's as we're huge Harry Potter fans here. Also, when you buy three tees, get the fourth free with the code gimme4 this week only.
Then over at Threadless, our top picks are Long Journey, Iowa: Cooler than California, and the reprints Fake Pandas Have More Fun and Run, Scientists, Run!
Take the guess work out of your accessories with the Swing Camisole by Milly. This halter top has a detachable beaded necklace at the scoop neck. There is also ruching at the scoop neck, spaghetti straps tie behind the neck, and it is lined. This cami is 100% silk and available in sorbet and white.
Summer officially started this month, and we discovered many more great tops for the warm weather, as well as a few for when fall comes around, which will be sooner than we all want! Here's a quick look back: