October 31, 2009
October was a great month at Shirt Snob with everything from tank tops to heavy sweaters. No matter where you live and what your climate, we found something for you! Here's a quick look back at the month.
Sales and Sweepstakes!
October 30, 2009
Looking for a sensible shell to wear under a jacket for work? Check out the Button Front Ruffle Blouse by Vince. It features eight hidden buttons down the front, frayed cascading ruffles at the bust, frayed banding and a single button at the collar, ruching at the bust, and frayed banding at the arm openings. It is semi-sheer, lined, and 100% silk.
October 29, 2009
James Perse gives us so many great basics that we all need in our wardrobe. One top I want right now is the Long Sleeve Rib Cowl Top. It is ribbed jersey and has a cowl neck and long sleeves. Simple, yet classy, and it will go with so many of your bottoms, from skirts to jeans. It is also available in two colors: pearl grey and anthracite.
October 28, 2009
A great top for your skinny jeans is the Shimmer Stripe Top with Long Sleeves by Splendid. It has metallic stripes throughout, a cowl neck, gathered elastic banding at the sides, and long sleeves. It is extra long at 30 inches, and it is available in oatmeal and black.
October 27, 2009
The Dena Cardigan by Theory is a comfy and cozy sweater for the fall. It has ribbed banding at the placket and cuffs, a self-belt tie, and short kimono sleeves. It's long at 28 inches and made of a variety of materials including merino wool and alpaca.
October 26, 2009
Here's a fun and flashy tank top! The Twisted Top by Rebecca Taylor has twisted chiffon banding at the scoop neck and frayed chiffon ribbons at the front and back. The banding and ribbons have beads, chains, and distressed sequins on them. There is also twisted straps and a beaded chiffon overlay at the right strap. It's a head turner, so wear this one when you want all the eyes in the room on you!
October 23, 2009
Yet another fabulous sweater for wearing in front of the fire during a snow storm! The Joey Sweater by Society for Rational Dress has a cowl neck, removable buckled leather strap that gathers the neck, ribbed banding at the hem and cuffs, and long sleeves. It is made from a mix of alpaca and merino wool.
The Fineprint is a t-shirt company based out of Chicago. They feature limited edition tees with designs by local artists. They use water based, non-toxic inks. Most of their women's tees are actually V-necks, which is rare to see but we like. A few of our favorite designs include Autumn Leaves and Star Spangled Skyline. They also sell men's tees, art, bags, and bandanas.
October 22, 2009
The June Top by Jill Stuart is a sexy and dressy top that you can wear with pants or a skirt. It has a notched neckline, asymmetrical hem, knife pleats and ruched banding at the waist, ruching at the bust, boning at the bodice, bow detail at the side, and a hidden back zipper. It is lined and 100% silk.
The SWAGG is a t-shirt shop that stands for Strong, Wise, Ambitions, Go-Getter. They specialize in graphic tees, artistic tees, and urban designer tees. All their tees are sweatshop free. A few of our favorite designs include the Funky Floral T-shirt and the World Peace Tee. They also sell men's shirts.
October 21, 2009
New designs at Threadless include So Long Old World and the reprint Sky Thief.
Supermaggie! has new designs out, such as Fall Flowers and Double S Curve. Some come in dresses too.
Tees for Change has new designs for fall including the Hope Tee and the Love Tee.
The tie at the deep V-neck of the Collete Tunic by Kimberly Taylor reminds us of a school girl uniform! There is a mandarin collar, contrast trim, smocked elastic banding at the sides, five inch side slits, and split cuffs at the 3/4 length sleeves. It is 100% silk, extra long at 30 inches, and available in three color combinations: navy/black, white/black, and black/purple.
Purple Pig Shirts are yoga shirts that we think would be great for every day wear as well. They are great designs, such as Ohm Flower, Grow, and Love Life, and their website is so cheerful and happy, it just sucks you right in! If you are looking for new yoga shirts, or just like the designs, you should really check them out!
October 20, 2009
The August Fleece Ruffle Hoodie by Mike & Chris is a big more girly than your typical hoodie because there is ruffle trim at the crew neck and placket. It also has a zip off hood, hidden zip closure, welt hip pockets, ruched shoulders and cuffs, and long sleeves.
The Lafayette Top by Ella Moss would be a simple top with a V-neck and 3/4 length sleeves except it has studs decorating the neck area. It is available in two colors: night and soot.
October 19, 2009
Threadless is having a Halloween sale for 24 hours. Now until 10am CT all of their Halloween themed tees are $10. We like to wear something holiday appropriate on the actual day, so if you are like the Shirt Snob, now is the time to buy!
Here is a great way to make your typical tee super cute. The T-Shirt with Ruffle Detail by Robert Rodriguez has unfinished and layered silk ruffles at the wide neck and cuffs. There's also cap sleeves. Too bad this top isn't available in more colors.
The Embellished Neck Tee by Alice + Olivia is a great top because it is versatile. You can wear it day or night depending on your bottoms and accessories. It has rhinestones, beading, and sequins at the crew neck and a cutout and two snaps at the back.
October 16, 2009
We like how the motorcycle jacket has been re-imagined with the Motorcycle Sweater by AKA New York. It has a ribbed mandarin collar, hidden, off-center zip closure, zip pockets at the hip, seven inch zipper at the cuffs, ribbed banding at the hem and cuffs, and long sleeves. It is made of mostly lambswool with a little cashmere.
Navy is a great color for the colder months. The Georgia Sweater by Theory is a warm navy cable-knit sweater with a ribbed turtleneck, ribbed banding at the hem, and cap sleeves. It is 30 inches long and made from a blend of wool, cotton, and polyamide.
October 15, 2009
We all need sweaters like the High Rolled Sweater by Generra as our go to items in the winter. This pointelle sweater has a ribbed wide neck and hem and long raglan sleeves. It is also sheer.
The Sari Embellished Tank by Torn by Ronny Kobo dresses up the typical jersey tank top with faux pearls, rhinestones, and beading at the arm openings and racer back. There's also a scoop neck and one inch straps.
The Cowl Neck Blouse by Vince will dress up your favorite jeans or add shine and style to your dressier bottoms. It has a cowl neck, keyhole and two buttons at the back, and pleating at the two inch straps. It is made of 100% silk and available in slate and black.
October 14, 2009
The Long Sleeve Embroidered Blouse by Twelfth St. by Cynthia Vincent is a sexy top without showing off too much skin. It has a single button keyhole at the front and back, a wide neck, embroidery at the bodice and shoulders, smocked elastic bottom hem, gathered elastic cuffs, and long sleeves. It is made from a silk and cotton combination and is extra short at 20 inches.
Still looking for a new winter coat? We like the Ruffle Peplum Coat by Juicy Couture. It has six buttons down the front, a self-belt waist, on-seam hip pockets, a mandarin collar, ruching at the shoulders, ruffled peplum at the back, unfinished edges, and long sleeves. It is lined, extra long at 34 inches, and made from a wool and cashmere blend.
The Cinch Front Sweater Jacket by Free People is a great jacket for the fall. It has four buttons and four more button details at the font, a ruffled placket, beaded drawstrings at the sides, welt pockets at the hip, inside-out seam detail, unfinished edges, button strap detail at the cuffs, and long sleeves. It is 100% wool and available in grey heather and red heather.
October 13, 2009
Add a little bit of sparkle to your every day look with the Vicky Cardigan by Velvet. There are assorted studs at the front, gathered elastic banding at the open placket, and asymmetrical hem, and long sleeves. Made from a stretchy rayon.
The Annie Metallic Cashmere Sweater by Velvet will keep you warm but still looking fabulous this winter. It has a cowl neck, vertical seams at the front andback, ribbed banding at the sides, hem, and cuffs, and short dolman sleeves. It is made of a mix of silk, cashmere, polyester, and metallic.
So many sweaters we've seen this season are one color, so it's nice to find the Mohair Stripe Sweater by M Missoni with its striped body. There is also a solid cowl neck, ribbing at the hem and cuffs, and 3/4 length sleeves. It is 29 inches long and made from a mixture including mohair and merino wool.
October 12, 2009
We like the necklace tops that are started to become prevalent. The Mabelina Necklace Tunic by Ella Moss is another such top with a detachable mixed-chain necklace. There's also pleating at the sides and shoulders, a shirttail hem, and 3/4 length dolman sleeves. It's also extra long at 28 inches in length.
Get a floral print with a little edge with the Loose Blouse by Grace Sun. This top has metallic floral-jacquard pattern throughout as well as three buttons at the front, ruffle trim at the shoulders, inverted pleating and crossover detail at the pintucked cuffs, and sheer 3/4 length raglan sleeves. The body is lined, and it is 100% silk.
The Viola Top by Fiumicelli is a cute feminine blouse that looks great with both jeans or a nice skirt. It has a deep keyhole at the bust, pleated trim and a tie at the neck, 15 buttons at the front, pintucks at the front, back, and cuffs, a drawstring at the waist and cuffs, and elbow-length sleeves. It is semi-sheer, 100% silk, and available in black and cream.
The Ruffle Neck Cardigan by Geren Ford stands out because of the tiered silk ruffles at the scoop neck. There is also a tie at the neck, eight buttons down the front, ribbed banding at the hem and cuffs, and long raglan sleeves. It is made from a silk and wool blend and is available in black and grey melange.
October 9, 2009
The Arianna Top by Velvet is a very unique looking top with interesting draping at the front. It also features a cowl neck, ruching at the sides and behind the neck, unfinished and rolled edge at the bottom hem and cuffs, and long sleeves. If you are looking for something a bit different without being over the top or weird, this is a great option for you.
The Cambridge Wrap Cardigan by Ella Moss is an unusual looking cardigan with its extreme asymmetrical hem. There's also a ribbed shawl collar, raised seams and texture detail at the back, and a drawstring tie that gathers the 3/4 length bell sleeves. Made from a cotton and cashmere blend.
October 8, 2009
The Loki Terry Top by Marc by Marc Jacobs is pretty adorable with the knife pleats at the shoulders, making it a neat combination of girly and casual. It features a pouch front pocket, five buttons at the shoulders, ribbed banding at the crew neck, hem, and cuffs, and elbow-length sleeves. It's also French terry.
We think the Button Over Cardigan Sweater by Elizabeth and James looks like the perfect cozy sweater for snowy days. It has five snap closures, the top two of which are adjustable, patch hip pockets, and long sleeves. It is also semi-sheer.
October 7, 2009
At Threadless, there's one of our favorite tees reprinted, Pandamonium. We also like other classics Video Games Ruined My Life, True Love Will Find You In The End, and Homework Evidence, all of which are on sale through Friday for $12 during Threadless's classics sale.
Springleap also has a new design we like, Apocalyptic Sunset.
At first glance, we didn't see anything special about the Chained To You Top by LaROK. But if you look closely, you'll see chain insets at the hem. They are also at the racer back. This top has pleating and draping at the back and ruching at the V-neck and straps. It is available in two colors, early winter and black diamond.
The Vintage Cabled Cardigan by Haute Hippie actually reminds us of a sweater the Shirt Snob mother wore when she was our age. Vintage it definitely looks! It has on-seam hip pockets, pointelle detail throughout, ribbing at the shawl collar, rounded hem, and cuffs, and long sleeves. It's extra long at 32 inches, and it is 100% wool.
October 6, 2009
The Shareen Cardigan by Ella Moss is a great way to dress up any outfit. It has a ruffled charmeuse shawl collar with four snap closures, a single button closure and knife pleats at the front, and long sleeves. It looks great if your outfit is casual or already a bit dressed up.
The Spaghetti Tank by Elizabeth and James has a contrasting silk lining that drops below the top layer, giving it some personality. This tank also features seam detail down the center of the front and back and braided spaghetti straps. The top layer is made of materials including alpaca and merino wool.
October 5, 2009
We think the Tallah Beaded Top by Ella Moss is cute with its wide cowl neck and long sleeves. Unfortunately, the website won't show us the back, so we aren't exactly sure what the beads at the upper back look like. But we do know that Ella Moss can do no wrong, so it'll surely look fabulous.
The Double Layered Tunic by Free People can look naughty or nice depending on which color you choose. It has lace crochet insets throughout, banded elbow-length sleeves, a sheer body, and is lined with an inner tank with a front hook-and-eye closure. It is made of a viscose and silk blend and is available in pink and blue (which has a yellow tank that shows through the sheer part).
October 2, 2009
The Astrakhan Cardigan by Hanii Y looks incredibly cozy, and it'd go great with so many outfits. It has a crew neck, loop detail throughout, and cap sleeves. It is made of wool, acrylic, and nylon.
October 1, 2009
The Antonella Combo Top by Karina Grimaldi is a cute black and white top, and the Shirt Snob couldn't pass up writing about her favorite color combination. This cute halter has tiered ruffle trim at the V-neck, gathered elastic banding at the back, ruching and banding at the hem, and spaghetti straps that tie behind the neck. It is made of 100% silk.
Love your basic tees? Here is one with an adorable addition. The Short Sleeve V Neck Tee with Flowers by Young Fabulous & Broke has chiffon rosettes at the shoulder to give it a bit more personality. There's also rolled and unfinished banding at the V-neck and short sleeves. It is semi-sheer.
We found a ton of great tops as we entered fall. Here is a look back at all our great finds:
Sales and Sweepstakes!