September 30, 2009
We adore the floral print of the Cloudy Tee by Rebecca Taylor. This top has smocking at the scoop neck, a single button and keyhole at the bust, rounded hem, flutter detail at the arm openings, keyhole and lace-up gusset at the back, and no sleeves. It is also 100% silk.
September 30, 2009
The Fair Isle Poncho by Rebecca Taylor is a cute take on a classic sweater. It has a V-neck, metallic accents throughout, a back keyhole, ribbed bottom hem, welt hip pockets, and short sleeves. It's extra long at 29 inches. Wear over a simple tank for a little extra coverage.
September 30, 2009
Haven't had enough plaid yet? The 3 Stripe Plaid Smocked Collar Blouse by Tucker is a cute plaid top that would look great with your favorite jeans. It has a smocked elastic collar, six buttons down the front, gathered elastic cuffs, and 3/4 length raglan sleeves. It is also 100% silk.
September 29, 2009
September 29, 2009
Tops with necklaces take out the guess work, which is great if you don't feel super confident with your accessory choices. The Big Stone Necklace Tank by Alice + Olivia is a scoop neck tank with gathered elastic banding at the sides, tonal topstitchign and charmeuse banding at the racer-back seam detail, and two inch straps. The necklace has oxidized chains, faceted crystals, and pearls, and it is removable.
The Pintuck Top by Splendid is a rather simple blouse, but it looks great with your best pair of jeans for a laid back and easy look. It has voile banding and ruching at the square neck, pintucks at the front yoke, gathered elastic banding at the cuffs, and elbow-length sleeves. It is made from a supima cotton and modal blend, and the contrast is made from a cotton and silk blend.
The Black Jewled Bow Jersey by Alice + Olivia is a great top to dress up your jeans. It has a pront-set crystal bow motif on the right shoulder that will definitely get you noticed. The tank also has a scoop neck and raw edges.
September 28, 2009
The Mesa Pintucked Top by Joie is a breezy top that would be great over a simple camisole. It features a split V-neck, inverted pintucking at the front and back, nine buttons at the front, ruching at the shoulders and cuffs, pintucked banding and a single button keyhole at the cuffs, and 3/4 length sleeves. It is sheet, 100% silk, 27 inches long, and available in caviar and midnight.
If you like showing off your back, you need to see the Drop Back Top by Nightcap Clothing. It has a deep back with a drawstring, scoop neck, asymmetrical bottom hem, ribbed banding and ruching at the cuffs, and long sleeves. It is also available in four different colors: sterling, black, scarlet, and white.
You may not realize it from the picture at first, but the Thyme Camisole by camilla and marc is a two-toned top. The black easily blends into the bottoms that the model is wearing. This tank has a scoop neck, tiered hem, and adjustable spaghetti straps that crisscross at the deep scoop back. It is also lined.
September 25, 2009
Hoot Apparel is a t-shirt company based in Tennessee that also sells totes. They have some cute designs (such as Good Day Sunshine and Retro Turtle) in some fun, cheerful colors. We get a happy feeling when we see these tees, so they will probably put you in a good mood when you wear them. They are also offering Shirt Snob readers a coupon code for 25% off all orders too. Use the code hoot25off at check out to receive this great offer.
LadyUmbrella is a relatively new t-shirt store for the ladies based out of Ireland. It started after the artist moved from Spain to Ireland and couldn't help but notice that it rained all the time and umbrellas were everywhere. The designs are all quirky scenes focusing on the main character, also called Lady Umbrella. They have six designs right now, and we hope they will add more in the future!
This week's Frugal Friday pick is the Cap-Sleeve Pleated Top at Banana Republic. It has pleats at the scoop neck and cap sleeves. It is available in three colors (charcoal, mystic purple, and siesta blue) as well as in petite and tall sizes. Can be worn with anything from jeans to a skirt.
September 24, 2009
Rhinestones have to be done well for the Shirt Snob to like them. We hate gaudy. The Aubin Rhinestone Tank by Velvet is a top we can definitely get behind because it's pretty and not over the top. It has two-tone rhinestones at the yoke as well as a scoop neck, rolled hem, and one inch straps. It is made from a silk and cashmere blend and available in grey and black.
The Merino Draped Side Tee by Splendid looks so comfortable to wear! It has twisted silk-charmeuse banding at the V-neck, vertical back seam, six inch slits at the sides, and elbow-length dolman sleeves. It is available in wheat and ebony.
September 23, 2009
The Cashmere Shadow Stripe V Neck Sweater by Splendid is a great sweater to wear with your favorite jeans. It has shadow stripes throughout, raised seams at the arm openings and sides, ribbed banding at the crossover V-neck, hem, and cuffs, and long raglan sleeves. It is semi-sheer, 100% cashmere, and available in black and heather grey.
The Juliet F Cowl Sweater by Theory would look great with your skinny jeans. It has an oversized cowl neck, ribbed banding at the asymmetrical hem and cuffs, and long raglan sleeves. It is made from a cotton and cashmere blend.
September 22, 2009
First up, at Busted Tees check out two new designs based on two of the Shirt Snob's favorite tv shows You Haven't Seen Mad Men!? and Stair Car.
Over at Threadless, there's Sea Saw, Good Morning is an Oxymoron, and In My Next Life I Want To Be A Ghost amongst the newest designs. Also check out reprints Fail and Well, This Just Really Sucks...
Finally at The Cotton Factory, we think Leaf My Tree Shirt Alone is a pretty design.
The shirring throughout the Y Shirred Tank by C&C California is a great way to hide your stomach if it isn't quite as flat as you wish it were. There is banding and ruching at the V-neck, front, and back as well as ruching at the sides, and 1.5 inch straps. It's made from a supima cotton and modal blend.
Ella Moss gives us yet another cute top that we want right now! The Elle Racer Back Tank has a scoop neck with ruching, a racer back with cascading ruffles and ruching, an asymmetrical bottom hem, built-in shelf bra, and 1.5 inch straps. Can be worn with jeans or a skirt depending on your mood.
The Open Back Camisole by T-Bags stood out to the Shirt Snob because of its spaghetti straps that look at the back. There's also quilted satin banding and pleating at the top hem, quilted satin banding and ruching at the bottom hem, and three button detail at the side. It's available in cocoa, black, and a floral print.
September 21, 2009
The Anna Top by Milly is fun because it's a little frilly without going over the top with its tiered and cascading ruffles at the front and drawstring tie at the back. This tank also features ruching at the scoop neck, a keyhole at the back, ruching at the one inch straps, and six buttons at the side. It is lined and made from a stretchy silk.
The Dylan Long Sleeve Shirt by Rebecca Minkoff adds a bit of an edge to your typical white button down blouse with its leather trim and stud details at the welt bust pockets. There's also seven buttons down the front, a fold-over collar, seam detail at the yoke, three buttons and a pleat at the cuffs, and long sleeves. It is also semi-sheer.
The Viggo Top by Mike & Chris has a very interesting collar that made us take a second look. It has drape detail at the front and then a rounded flat collar surrounding that. There's also a scoop neck, banding at the bottom hem and cuffs, and 3/4 length sleeves.
September 18, 2009
If you don't have a cami like the Katie Camisole by Velvet in your closet, you need to get one. It's a staple for all women! This top features lace trim at the V-neck, gathered elastic banding at the empire waist, an unfinished and rolled edge at the bottom hem, and adjustable grosgrain spaghetti straps. The bust is lined as well.
The slinky Tallulah Top by Ella Moss is also a flattering blouse for many. It has a cowl neck, ruching and a detachable beaded chiffon strap at the scoop back, satin tie at the strap, knot detail at the hem, and 3/4 length dolman sleeves. It is sheer and available in soot and black.
September 17, 2009
The Mable Slinky Top by Velvet is definitely not a top if you are insecure about your body as it's rather fitted, but if you can wear it confidently, it's quite cute. There is ruching at the scoop neck and arm openings, unfinished edge at the cuffs, and short flutter sleeves. It is available in plush and hematite.
The Nessa Sweater by Marc by Marc Jacobs is a great way to stay warm this winter. It will work well with your office outfits or with your favorite jeans. There is a ruffled collar, 13 hook-and-eye closures down the front, overlays and 10 button detail at the front, ruffled hem, lightly padded shoulders, and long sleeves. It is made from a stretchy wool.
The Eyelet Camisole by Sue Wong is interesting as the cut-out eyelet embroidery throughout the body is also colored. This top features seam detail at the bust, an empire waist, lace trim at the bottom hem, adjustable spaghetti straps, and a hidden side zipper as well. Available in seafoam and yellow.
September 16, 2009
The Tie Front Camisole by T-Bags doesn't look like a T-Bags design at all as we've come to expect some bold and wild prints from this designer. But this top is such a stunner! There is ruffle trim and covered elastic banding at the sweetheart neckline, ruching at the bust, empire waist, and sides, an unfinished bottom hem, and thick shoulder straps. The bodice is lined too.
If you like scarves, the Scarf Neck Tank by Alice + Olivia is a good option for you. It has a detachable crocheted scarf at the crew neck as well as rolled edges and three inch straps. It is semi-sheer and made of mostly wool.
The Embellished Dolman Sleeve Top by Free People is special because of its beaded sheer inset at the front. There are also beaded banding at the cuffs, dolman sleeves, and a snap at the back. It is available in grey heather and blue.
September 15, 2009
No one does wraps like Catherine Malandrino! Her latest is the Wrap Sweater. It has ruffle trim at the crossover V-neck, ruching at the shoulders, a self-belt tie at the waist, and long sleeves. It is made of 100% cashmere.
Neon is big right now. If you are looking to add it to your wardrobe but don't know how, we like the Wink Cardigan by Ella Moss. This cardigan has a contrast neon lining. There is also a shawl collar, asymmetrical hem, and short dolman sleeves. It hangs long at 30 inches. If you like this, also check out the Wink Top by Ella Moss.
September 14, 2009
The Drape Neck Henley Sweater by Brochu Walker is an interesting look with the funnel neck and seven buttons down the front. There is also raised seams and pointelle detail at the shoulders, ribbed banding at the placket and hem, thumbhole at the ribbed cuffs, and long sleeves. It is made from cashmere and merino wool and looks like it'll keep you very warm this winter.
The Embroidered Silk Blouse by Beyond Vintage is a romantic and feminine blouse, and we all could use one like this. It has crocheted trim at the square neck, eyelet banding at the front, front and back vertical pintucks, ruching at the hem, a single button side closure, crocheted cuffs, and 3/4 length sleeves. It is semi-sheer and made from a cotton and silk blend.
September 12, 2009
The Deep Crossover V Top by T-Bags is bright, so you need to be able to pull off the color if you are interested in this one! It has a crossover V-neck, ruching at the shoulders, ruching and three inch banding at the bottom hem and cuffs, and 3/4 length sleeves.
September 11, 2009
We like how the Knit Jacket by Marc by Marc Jacobs pops in the bold red color. It has a notched collar, three buttons at the front, welt bust, hip pockets, seven inch vent at the back, ruched shoulders, and long sleeves. It is also available in black. Looks great with jeans or when worn to work.
The Grommet Collar Top by Geren Ford is a sleeveless silk blouse with a split V-neck, ruffled collar, metal studs at the collar, and pleating at the back. It is extra long at 28 inches, made from 100% silk, and available in two colors, oxblood and black. Could be worn with jeans, nice pants, or your favorite skirt.
One of our favorite tops during the winter are waffle tops such as the Featherweight Waffle Crew at Gap. They are comfortable and cozy and are great for hanging out. Now is the time to buy them as they are on sale for only $15 and available in six colors (pink heather, juniper green, lapis, heather grey, optic white, and true black. They have a crew neck, long sleeves, and are also available in tall and petite sizes.
September 10, 2009
The We The Free Ebb and Flow Jacket by Free People is unlike any other. There is an off-center, two way zipper down the front and a fold-over collar, both of which have ruffle trim for an edgy look. There is also an extended front hem, pleated waist, unfinished edges, button tab cuff closure, and long sleeves. It is made of French terry and available in over-dyed black and grey.
Personally, the Shirt Snob would pair the Maxine Sweater by Marc by Marc Jacobs with something other than a tulle skirt, but if you can take your eyes away from that and just concentrate on the sweater, you'll see how cute it is. It features a split V-neck, five buttons at the front, plaid ruffle at the bottom hem, lightly padded shoulders, and long sleeves. It is made from a wool and cashmere blend.
There is a lot of texture to the Ruffle Sleeve Blouse at MaxStudio. It has satin piping that curves around the neckline, pleating and shirring at the bust, and shirring and a bit of padding at the cap sleeves. It is semi-sheer and made from a stretchy silk.
September 9, 2009
You'll look extra polished in the Quigley Sweater Jacket by Marc by Marc Jacobs. This knit herringbone jacket has solid trim at the notched collar and flap hip pockets, welt bust pocket, three buttons at the front, seven inch back vent, lightly padded shoulders, and long sleeves. There is a jersey lining, and the shell is partially wool and mohair.
Love the 80s look? The knot at the bottom hem of the Tallulah Necklace Top by Ella Moss certainly brings us back! This shirt also has an detachable necklace and banding at the scoop neck, short sleeves, and bottom hem, It is available in two colors, black and wine.
The Tomoko Stripe Jersey Top by Marc by Marc Jacobs is one of those comfortable tops that we all need as a go to item. There are stripes throughout, a tie and ruching at the crew neck, five buttons at the neck, ruching at the shoulders and cuffs, and short sleeves. Looks great with your favorite pair of jeans!
Threadless is celebrating 9/9/09 with a quick sale. All adult and children's tees, even new releases such as Song Bird and Seal of Approval, will be only $9, but this sale ends on the 10th at 4pm CT. This is the best sale we've ever seen at Threadless, so we recommend you take advantage. Remember that the holiday season is quickly approaching, and this is a great way to start your shopping!
September 8, 2009
We adore how flattering Susana Monaco tops are. The Selma Tank certainly is. It features a deep V-neck, ruching at the bust and empire waist, banding at the waist, and thick straps that cross at the back. It is available in four colors: azzuro, jet, black, and mulberry.
The Funnel Neck Cape by Shoshanna is really more of a coat, but we really like the striped felt so we'll overlook this. There is a funnel collar, off-center, hidden five snaps, self-belt tie at the waist, welt hip pockets, and 3/4 length sleeves. It is lined and made from a wool and polyester blend.
The Opal Top by Rachel Pally is a great top if you'd rather be showing off your hips than your stomach. There is pleating at the scoop neck and waist, ruching at the sides, unfinished cuffs, and long dolman sleeves. It is made from a stretchy jersey and available in moss and black.
September 7, 2009
The Evangeline Top by Rachel Pally has ruffle trim and ruching at the one inch straps, which make it stand out from other halter tops. There's also ruching at the bust, an unfinished hem, open back, and a lined bust. Made from a stretchy jersey and available in ash and black.
The Long Patchwork Cardigan with Belt by Generra will keep you cozy and warm this winter while sitting by the fire. It has an oversized ribbed fold-over collar, three buttons and five hidden snap closures at the front, button-patch hip pockets, woven backing at the self-belt waist tie, ribbed hem and cuffs, and long sleeves. It is extra long at 30 inches, and it's made from a wool and acrylic blend.
The Turtleneck Tie Top by Susana Monaco would be a great top to wear to wok with your favorite black pants or pencil skirt. It has a tie at the scoop neck and long sleeves. Simple and sophisticated! It is also available in four colors: travertine, black, jet, and mulberry.
September 5, 2009
We choose our embellished tops carefully as it's so easy to go from sophisticated to plain old tacky, but with the Gilded Tank by Madison Marcus, we are impressed. This scoop neck top has metallic paillettes throughout the front in an interesting pattern. There is also two inch straps, and it is 100% silk.
September 4, 2009
There is definitely a romantic appeal to the Sweetheart Shirt by Elizabeth and James. You can continue the theme with a fancy skirt, or harden it up a bit with some jeans or bold accessories. There are voile pintucks throughout, ten buttons down the front, ruffle trim at the scoop neck and cuffs, a shirttail hem, six buttons at the cuffs, and long sleeves. It is made from a cotton and silk blend and is available in black and off white.
We like how great the Very Light & Fashionable Jersey Dolman Cardigan by Splendid looks with your favorite jeans. It has a wide scoop neck with ruching, ten buttons down the front, banding at the edges, and 3/4 length dolman sleeves. It is long at 28 inches and available in ivy, ivory, and heather grey.
If you are in need of a fall/spring jacket, we like the Lightweight Twill Trench Coat at XOXO for this week's Frugal Friday. It has a fold-over collar, two buttons and two button details at the front, a tie at the waist, pleating at the bottom, ties at the cuffs, and long sleeves. It is available in two colors, wine and black.
September 3, 2009
The Nelly Vest w/ Poppers by Twenty8Twelve isn't really a vest as the name implies. Instead, it has a coordinating overlay in the front that has snaps going down it. Underneath is a ribbed layer. It is slim fitting and made of 100% viscose. Looks great alone or can be worn under a cute jacket.
The Elie Top by Joie is a whole lot of paisley, but if you pair it with simple accessories and bottoms, it could look great! This top has a split V-neck, seven buttons at the front, self-belt tie at the waist, pintucks at the placket, ruching and two buttons ant the cuffs, and long sleeves. It has a camisole lining, is made from a wrinkled silk, and hangs long at 30 inches.
The neck is where the personality is on the Gather Neck Top by Geren Ford with layered ruffles at the collar. This top also features a split V-neck, vertical front seam, knife pleats at the back, and an asymmetrical hem. It is available in lunar and black.
September 2, 2009
We love it when a top makes everything easy for you. The Rib Trim Wrap Cashmere Cardigan with Belt by Vince is a shawl collared cardigan that comes with its own buckled belt. There are also welt pockets at the hip, ribbed banding at the bottom hem, and ribbed long sleeves. It is extra long at 33 inches, made of 100% cashmere, and available in walnut and granite.
The Long Sleeve Off Shoulder Top by James Perse is a simple top that is perfect for you if you love your shoulders! It has a foldover top hem that goes off the shoulders, long sleeves, and is semi-sheer. It is available in four colors: white, emerald, black, and night owl.
The Silk/Modal Raglan Hoodie by Splendid is made from a modal and silk blend, so it's a bit different than other hoodies you may already own. There is a scoop neck, hood, and long raglan sleeves. It is semi-sheer too.
September 1, 2009
There are many leather jackets out there at the moment, but our favorite is the Millitante Leather Coat by Diane von Furstenberg. It has a ribbed fold-over collar with two button closure, hidden two-way zipper and six snaps at the front, buckled self-belt, pleated snap-flap bust, hip pockets, ribbed banding at the hem, and ribbed long sleeves. It is also lined with a stretchy silk.
We've written about a few fabulous plaid tops this season already, but here's one more. The Tartan Shirt by L.A.M.B. has four D-ring straps at the fold-over collar, four buttons at the front, a flap snap bust pocket, buttoned storm flap at the back, button-tab gathers at the cuff, single button cuff closure, and long sleeves. It's a unique top by itself, but adding the plaid makes it extra special in our opinion.
The Coverstitch Turtleneck by Vince is a basic that you'll get a ton of use of this winter. It has a turtleneck, tonal topstitched seams at the sides, hem, and shoulders, and long sleeves. It is made from a stretchy jersey and is available in three colors: heather oatmeal, heather coal, and black.
Where did the summer go? We have found a bunch of great tops for fall as well as ones to get you through fall if you are lucky enough to live in a warmer climate. Here's a look back at August here at Shirt Snob:
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