August 31, 2009
Not too many tees out in the last few weeks, but here's a quick overview of the few that we've liked. First, the new designs at Threadless include Sky Thief, Tar, Radio-Activity and the reprints Hey, Let's Go Do Fun Stuff and Calling Home.
Also check out Can't Touch This and This Means War at Snorg Tees.
August 31, 2009
Here's a cute plaid blouse perfect for early fall. The Lille Blouse by Madewell has a fold-over collar, eight buttons down the front, shirttail hem, ruching at the back, double button closure at the cuffs, button-tab detail that secures the cuffs, and sleeves that can be worn either short or 3/4 length. Looks great with your favorite jeans or khakis.
August 31, 2009
The Cashmere Wrap Top by Vince is sexy without showing off too much skin. You could wear it to the office as well as out for drinks after work. It has a crossover V-neck, open back, and is 100% cashmere. It comes in two colors, heather carbon and black.
August 31, 2009
The Alligator Tank by C&C California is pretty much what it says it is. There's an alligator print throughout as well as a scoop neck, ruched racer back, and 1.25 inch straps. It is available in two colors, navy and chianti.
August 30, 2009
The Silk/Modal Baseball Tee by Splendid takes an ordinary tee and makes it special. The two toned baseball tee has twisted banding at the wide neck, a patch bust pocket, and elbow-length sleeves. But it's made from a modal and silk blend, so it's a bit more luxurious than your typical t-shirt. It is also semi-sheer.
August 29, 2009
If you like draping, the Drape Neck Tee by Monrow is naturally a good choice for you. It is an oversized tee with draping throughout, 1/2 inch ribbed banding at the deep wide neck, and short sleeves. It is available in black and boisenberry.
August 28, 2009
What we like most about the Solid Wool Coat by Marc by Marc Jacobs is the maroon color. What a fun way to separate yourself from all the black coats out there this winter. There is a quilted fold-over collar, quilted self-belt, five buttons down the front, an inverted back pleat, quilted banding at the patch hip pockets and cuffs, and long sleeves. It is lined, 38 inches long, and made from a virgin wool and nylon blend.
When we are shopping for the simple, basic tops that we need in our wardrobe, we like to have a bunch of colors to choose from. That is one reason we like this week's Frugal Friday, the City Style Puff Sleeve Knit Top at New York & Co. This top has draping at the scoop neck, pleat detail at the bust, and short puff sleeves. The best part is that it is available in five colors: black, mossy forest, metallic teal, proudly gold, and charming pearl.
The soft green tie dye of the Cheyenne Tank by Myne is a very sweet color that reminds us of sherbert. There is a V-neck, three buttons at the back, ruching at the scoop back, layered ruffles at the top hem, and spaghetti straps. It is 100% silk.
August 27, 2009
The Taylor Halter Top by Black Halo is a sexy top, but being red pushes it over the top to eye popping, in a great way! There is a V-neck, draping and two rosettes at the front, gathered elastic banding at the empire waist, ruching at the shoulders, two inch straps, and a braided T-strap at the back. If you like this top, you may also like the Taylor Halter Dress.
The Crisscross Tank by Elizabeth and James has a bold back and comes in bold colors, perfect for someone who wants to be seen! There is a scoop neck, deep scoop back, large contrast elastic straps that cross at the back, and a built-in shelf bra. It comes in neon pink and neon blue.
ZesTee Fashion is a t-shirt company based in New Zealand that has very cute designs inspired by the beautiful scenery of the country. The Shirt Snob has never been to New Zealand, but if these shirts are any indication, we need to book a vacation over there! Each shirt comes in many different colors, so you are sure to find one that fits you best. Our favorites include Redwood, Eden Flower, and Hibiscus. Also, the company is offered free delivery worldwide until September 30, so if you like these tees but don't want to pay a hefty shipping fee, now is the time to purchase!
August 26, 2009
We adore the New Chrystie Jacket by Elizabeth and James, probably because the Shirt Snob cannot get enough plaid this time of year. But it is also so tailored and sophisticated. It has six buttons down the front, a rounded hem, knife pleats at the waist, ruching at the shoulders, frayed mesh trim at the mandarin collar, and long sleeves. Would look great with so many outfits, you have tons of versatility with this piece.
Floral prints are still popular going into fall. We like the Smocked Collar Blouse by Tucker. It has a smocked elastic collar, seven buttons down the front, gathered elastic cuffs, and 3/4 length raglan sleeves. It is semi-sheer and 100% silk.
This is probably a bit silly, but when we saw the Shirred Scoop Tank by Saint Grace, we knew we had to write about it because it's in our sorority color of bordeaux! You don't see that too many places. This tank has ruching at the scoop neck and a scoop back. It is also available in black.
August 25, 2009
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The Baxter Top by Catherine Malandrino is one you need to take a closer look at to appreciate the details. There are eight buttons down the front, a draped lace collar, pleated and lace trims at the placket, pleated trim and button at the French cuffs, and long sleeves. It is made from a stretchy cotton and looks great with a dressy skirt or your favorite jeans.
We haven't seen a top with embellishments like this for a few weeks now. The Pearl Racer Tank by Robert Rodriguez has faux pearls at the scoop neck, a peek-a-boo bottom hem, a racer back, and 1.5 inch straps. It is 100% cashmere with a 100% silk lining and is available in two colors, ginger and smoke.
Bring some girly color to your wardrobe with the Striped Cocoon Cardigan by Juicy Couture. It has a ribbed shawl collar, ribbed banding at the hem and cuffs, long sleeves, and silver stripes throughout. It is 27 inches long and made from a wool and cashmere blend.
August 24, 2009
If you like the zipper trend, you need to take a closer look at the Cap Sleeve Top with Antique Zipper Ruffle by Catherine Malandrino. What looks like black piping trim is actually zipper trim at the collar and ruffled placket. There is also darting at the front and back, cap sleeves, a split V-neck, and seven buttons down the front. It is semi-sheer.
The Button Over Cardigan Sweater by Elizabeth and James is a versatile sweater that you can pair with so many outfits. It has a V-neck, five snaps down the front with the top two snaps adjustable, and long sleeves. It is semi-sheer and 25 inches long.
The Rib Ruffle Tank by Robert Rodriguez will make you feel quite feminine. There is satin banding at the V-neck, front and racer back as well as layered satin-trimmed ruffles at the one inch straps. It is available in two colors, luna and smoke.
August 23, 2009
What a fun black and white print, which our readers know is our favorite! The Drape Neck Sleeveless Blouse by Derek Lam has a ruched collar, draped neck detail, no sleeves, and three button closure and keyhole at the back. It is 100% silk.
August 22, 2009
We appreciate the simplicity of the Barcelona Ruffle Top by Patterson J. Kincaid. This V-neck top has seven buttons down the front, vertical back seam, gathered elastic banding at the waist and cuffs, and 3/4 length sleeves. It is semi-sheer and made from a rayon and wool blend.
August 21, 2009
Every fall, the Shirt Snob cannot help but be drawn to brown sweaters. It's a great fall color, and they always look so cozy and comfy after a summer of tanks and camis. The Long 3/4 Sleeve Cardigan by Generra has eight hidden snap closures, patch hip pockets, ribbed banding at the collar, placket and pockets, and 3/4 raglan sleeves. It is also extra long at 31 inches.
For this week's Frugal Friday, we've found a super cute top and an incredible price. The Cowl Neck Sweater at Charlotte Russe is only $16.99, but it's adorable! It has a cowl neck, a tie at the waist, ribbing at the bottom hem, and short sleeves. It comes in grape, dark taupe, and black, and it will look great with a cute skirt or your favorite jeans.
We like the Reiba Top by Theory because of the understated embroidery down the front. This blouse also has a crew neck, single button keyhole at the bust, pleating at the back, ruching at the shoulders and cuffs, a single button closure at the cuffs, and 3/4 raglan sleeves. It is 100% silk.
The Mable Slinky Top by Velvet is not super exciting, but it is pretty and very flattering. There is a scoop neck with ruching, ruching at the arm openings, an unfinished edge at the cuffs, and short flutter sleeves. Works well dressed up or down!
August 20, 2009
We adore heavy sweaters in the winter, such as the Pouch Pocket Sweater by Haute Hippie. It has a ribbed turtleneck, pouch pocket at the front, ribbed banding at the pocket, bottom hem, and cuffs, and long raglan sleeves. It's also long at 27 inches and made from 100% wool. Great for those weekends away at the ski lodge!
You probably have shawl caridgans similar to the Meili Cardigan by Theory, but this one is made out of mohair! Totally a great excuse to buy another. There is a shawl collar, long sleeves, and it is semi-sheer. It is also 32 inches long.
Flowy tops like the Double V Rouched Top by Free People are so comfortable and also forgiving on the belly area! This cute floral top has ruching at the neck, banding underneath the bust, ruching at the back, and adjustable spaghetti straps that crisscross at the back. It's pretty and comfortable, perfect combination!
August 19, 2009
The Colena Top by Theory is great for the office, either alone or under a cute cardigan or jacket. It has ruffle trim at the crew neck and at the zip closure, and ruching at the back. Change your accessories, and it'll be great for after work drinks too!
The Cable Pullover Sweater by Free People is perfect for wearing over your favorite summer tanks that you just can't put away yet. It has a boat neck, banded bottom, and elbow length bubble sleeves. It is also available in three colors: grey heather, orange, and blue heather.
Looking for a little extra edginess? You need to see the Chain Necklace Top by Alice + Olivia. This shirt has draped chains, crystals, and beads at the wide scoop neck as well as ruching at the sides and an unfinished edge at the rounded hem. It is also lined.
August 18, 2009
The Hudson Coat by Catherine Malandrino is a stylish and sophisticated coat that would be perfect if you are sick of peacoats. It has a contrasting lace overlay, oversized fold-over collar, hidden double snap closure, bucked elastic belt, slant hip pockets, and long sleeves. It is lined, and the shell is made mostly of wool.
We know that the Army Twill Jacket by Charlotte Ronson isn't super special, but we adore the army influence in it. There is a hidden zipper closure, four pleated button-flap pockets, stud detail at the bust, a drawstring at the waist, metal rig detail at the placket and button-tab epaulets, pleated flap shoulder pocket, zip closure at the cuffs, and long sleeves. It is also lined with Sherpa.
Today we are going to look at coats and jackets. As fun as summer has been, much of the country is going to start to get a bit cooler soon, and we need to start thinking about what to wear over our favorite blouses and shirts. First up is the Taishir Jacket by Diane von Furstenberg, which has a stand out print that will look great over your more simple tops. It has a shawl collar, self-belt tie at the waist, and 3/4 length batwing sleeves. It is also lined and 27 inches long.
August 17, 2009
First up, Shop Bop is having a "Buy now, spend later" sale. When you spend $250, you'll get a $25 gift card. Spend, $500, get a $50 gift card, spend $750, get a $100 gift card, and spend $1000, get a $150 gift card. Pretty good deal! This is good only today and tomorrow!
Then Threadless has extended their sale through Wednesday. They also have new designs, including Shh..., Deep Tree Diving, Nerds, and Vines. Some of our favorite designs have been reprinted too, such as Pillow Fight, Loch Ness Imposter, and Cookie Loves Milk. Use the code b2coolx5 to save an extra $5 on your order too thru 8/19 at 10am CST.
Uneetee's Insaneetee Deal of the Day is a beautiful one. Check out Blue Jay, available for $10 for the rest of the day only.
The Bittersweet Ruffle Top by Joie would look great with a pencil skirt for the office. It has a drawstring tie and three hook-and-eye closures at the split V-neck, layered ruffles at the tom hem and placket, ruching at the back, ruching and a single button closure at the cuffs, and short raglan sleeves. It is semi-sheer and 100% silk.
The Anastasia Top by Tibi is a rather simple blouse with ruching at the scoop neck and shoulders and layered, short flutter sleeves. But when you take a closer look, it is made of 100% puckered silk, so there is some texture to it. Looks great with jeans or dressier bottoms.
The Embellished Pleated Tube by Free People is a fun and flirty top that everyone wlll definitely notice. It has metal stud detail at the neck as well as smocking at the back and pleating at the front. It is available in two colors, black and nude.
August 16, 2009
Want to show off your fantastic back? The Heartlight Tank by Haute Hippie is perfect for the job. It has a very open racer back with draping and crystal detail. The front has a scoop neck with ruching and 1/2 inch straps. It is available in nude and black.
August 15, 2009
Fall is the best time to wear plaid and flannel. If you don't yet own one of these tops, there is the Istanbul Top by Ever to fill that void. It has a fold-over collar, eight buttons down the front, pleated button flap pockets at the bust, inverted back pleat, shirttail hem, knife pleat and two buttons at the cuffs, and 3/4 length sleeves. It is available in scarlet and midnight.
August 14, 2009
Need a basic cardigan for work? This week's Frugal Friday has decided that the Chunky Cropped-Sleeve Cardigan at the Gap is a good option. It will cover you up in the air conditioned office for the rest of the summer, and it's a good cover up when the temperatures start to dip. It has a scoop neck, seven buttons down the front, ribbing at the placket, neck, cuffs, and bottom hem, front pockets, and 3/4 length sleeves. Available in dark indigo and heather grey.
Fall is the best time for plaid in our opinions, so of course we adore the Plaid Cascading Blazer by Free People right now. This jacket has a ruffled collar and front, patch pockets, pleat at the back, button tab closure on the front, and buttons at the cuffs. It is available in red and blue plaid.
We like how pretty and elegant the Silk & Bamboo Broadcloth Ruffled Shell at MaxStudio feels. It has ruffle detail at the scoop neck and arm holes, ruching at the neck, elastic at the empire waist, seam detail at the back, and a loose body. It is semi-sheer and can be worn alone or under a cardigan.
August 13, 2009
We think the Dove Pleated Top by Joie has too fun of a print to pass up! This blouse has a pleated scoop neck, seven button closures down the front, gathered elastic bottom hem and cuffs, and short raglan sleeves. It's also a short 21 inches in length.
We cannot think of a better top to bring us into winter. The Lurex Embroidered Lace Top at MaxStudio has a lace body that reminds us of snowflakes. The bodice is interwoven, there is an empire waist, and spaghetti straps. It's quite original, you won't find anyone else wearing anything quite like it when you go out!
The Sheer Loop Tunic by Free People is just what the name says. It is sheer, and it has embroidered loop detail at the scoop neck. There's also a banded bottom hem and short cuffed dolman sleeves. It is made from a wool and acrylic blend and is available in three colors: grey heather, black, and pimento.
August 12, 2009
The romantic Bell Tolls Top by Nanette Lepore is a great blouse to wear with jeans or your favorite skirt. It has a crew neck, ruffled eight button placket, and pintucking at the yoke and long bell sleeves. It is lined at the body, semi-sheer, made of 100% wrinkled silk, and is available in ivory and berry.
The Cropped Ruffle Snap Top by Free People you can wear alone or over your favorite cami. It has ruffled chffon trim at the arm holes and bottom hem, a fold-over collar and V-neck, five snaps down the front, and short sleeves. It is 22.5 inches in length.
August 11, 2009
Threadless's sale is still on, and through August 13 use the coupon code awesome27945 to get an additional $3 off your order. Our favorite new designs include Nutritious Breakfast, Ele'paint, Alice's Sewing Basket, and the reprints Bad Teddy, Lil' Soap, and Ctrl + Z.
The Vintage Vantage store at Busted Tees has new shirts including Science and Thank You Very Little.
Dirty Coast has a new design out this week too, Monkey Hill.
Finally there is You Complete Me and Epic at Snorg Tees.
Depending on how you accessorize it, the Embellished Inset Top by Free People could be very bohemian, very romantic, or very modern. It has a banded bottom hem, beaded and printed inset at the front, ruched seams, and dolman sleeves with banded cuffs. It is available in black and white.
If you like unique looking shirts, you should take a closer look at the Colby Asymmetrical Top by Ella Moss. It has one black strap and one twisted strap. The body is fitted, and it's made from a rayon and spandex mix. We really like the bright purple color.
August 10, 2009
Just because it will soon be fall does not mean you have to leave color behind! The Stripe Pullover Sweater by Free People is a bright and cheerful sweater that will stand out amongst all the blacks and browns as the weather turns cooler. It has stripes throughout, a scoop neck, banding at the bottom hem and cuffs, and elbow length dolman sleeves. It is semi-sheer, so you can keep wearing your summer camis under it. It is made from a wool and polyester blend and available in two colors: pink and blue.
August 7, 2009
We have found our new favorite item for fall, the Zip Up Cable Neck Cardigan by Free People. This sweater jacket has a striped oversized collar with snap closure and fringe trim that sort of looks like a scarf. It's so unusual and fabulous! There's also an exposed zipper down the front, pockets at the front, banding at the bottom hem and cuffs, and long sleeves. It is 100% wool and available in cream and black.
Need something flashy and fun? We adore the Luxury Halter Necklace Top by Sky. There is a black gemmed neckline with ruching, draping silhouette, chain straps that attach behind the neck, and a vibrant fuchsia, black, and white print.
August 6, 2009
The Baja Hoodie by Alexis Lamontagna looks so comfortable, we think you'd want to wear it almost everywhere! It has a V-neck, tie at the natural waist, pouch pocket at the front, raw edges throughout, a hood, and long sleeves. It comes in two colors, grey and natural.
Want to show off your fabulous shoulders? One strap blouses such as the Shimmy Shoulder Top by Free People are a great way to do it. This top has an large adjustable tie over the left shoulder, an asymmetrical bottom hemline, and a loose fit. It is available in black and green.
August 5, 2009
The Silk & Bamboo Broadcloth Shirred Shell at MaxStudio is exactly the type of top we've come to love from this store. It has shirring, elastic, and ruffles at the bodice for lots of texture, shirring at the shoulders, an empire waist, and a high back. Looks great with many different bottoms as well as alone or under a cute jacket.
We like how the Ellassentials Wrap Cardigan with Attached Scarf by Ella Moss has combined a scarf with a cardigan. The scarf can be left hanging or wrapped around theneck. The cardigan has long sleeves and an open front. It is made of 100% supima jersey, and besides slate it is also available in black and soy.
August 4, 2009
Everyone needs a jacket like the Lolita Swing Crop Jacket by Rojas in their wardrobe. It has a Peter Pan collar, gathered short bubble sleeves, single button at the front, and is backed with fleece. It's perfect to wear over your favorite tops this fall.
The Charmed Cotton Jacket lives up to its name, it is quite charming! This flattering jacket has a fold-over collar, buttons down the front, banded waist, pleating at the back, button tabs at the sides, split cuffs, and long sleeves. It is fulled lined with printed fabric and available in taupe and black.
August 3, 2009
Threadless is having a sale! Everything is marked down, including new tees Blooming and Gramodog, as well as the reprints Flowers in the Attic, A Simple Plan, and The Communist Party. The sale ends on August 17 at 10am CDT.
Also new this week is the design Be Excellent to Each Other at Snorg Tees.
The geometric and striped pattern of the Matisse Sleeveless Top by Ella Moss is what drew us in. This top also has a rounded square neck, no sleeves, and an empire waist. It is made from a cotton and silk blend. If you like this print, also check out the Matisse Long Sleeve Tunic.
We love the clean lines of Susana Monaco tops. The Sleeveless Mock is another great example. It has a high, halter top neck, ruching from the neck, and no sleeves. It is simple and classic, and you can wear it with almost anything, from a pencil skirt to skinny jeans.
August 2, 2009
July zoomed by, we cannot believe it is already August. In case you missed any of our fabulous July finds, here is a quick look back:
Sales and Sweepstakes!