August 31, 2010
Where did the summer go? I feel like we just finished up July last week! Here is a quick look back at August!
August 31, 2010
Up front, we can't help but love the Coos Cardigan by Ever because it is reversible, so you get two for the price of one! Good thing we like both sides so much too! It features seven buttons at the front, solid ribbed banding at the placket, peek-a-boo hem and cuffs, long raglan sleeves, a hood, and contrast striped lining. It is made from mostly merino wool with a little cashmere too.
August 30, 2010
The Mailla Top by Velvet is the perfect sexy blouse that you can wear all winter long with any sort of bottom you'd like, be it a fancy skirt or jeans or something in between. There is pleating at the shawl collar, ruching at the crossover V-neck, unfinished hem and cuffs, and long sleeves. The bust is also lined.
August 27, 2010
The Holden Striped Open Cardigan by Jamison is different from your other cardigans because of its striped pattern throughout. There is a split, draped open placket, ribbed edges, asymmetrical hem, and long sleeves. It is made from wool and cashmere.
August 26, 2010
We like the Studded Scoop Neck Tee by Monrow because it makes your average t-shirt more interesting and more versatile. There is a scoop neck, pyramid and dome studs at the cuffs and hem, a vertical back seam, and long sleeves. It is also semi-sheer.
August 25, 2010
Still haven't bought a plaid shirt, or just looking for another? The Classic Flannel Shirt by Kettle Black is cute and looks quite comfortable too. There are seven snaps down the front, a fold-over collar, snap-flap bust pockets, a shirttail hem, pleat at the two snap cuffs, and long sleeves. Besides red, this flannel blouse is also available in blue/white.
August 24, 2010
We started noticing a bunch of corduroy jackets popping up in the past week. If you want to get in on this trend early, we like the The Corduroy Patch Blazer by Current/Elliott. This blazer has a notched collar, single button closure at the front, welt bust and hip pockets, contrast faux-suede elbow patches, and 3/4 length sleeves. It's a short 22 inches in length as well.
August 23, 2010
The Cap Sleeve Blouse with Shredded Detail by Catherine Malandrino is a gorgeous top that you can wear with a skirt or your nice jeans. There are 10 buttons down the front, fringe with unfinished edges at the collar and placket, ruching at the shoulders, placket, sides, and back, and cap sleeves. It is made from a stretchy silk as well.
August 20, 2010
The Shirt Snob is getting very excited for sweater weather, especially when we see ones like the Tigerlily Alis Knit by Tigerlily features a V-neck, V-back with a tie, ribbed banding at the bottom hem, and long blouson sleeves. It is loosely knit and semi-sheer.
August 19, 2010
The Maisy Space Dye Cardigan by Joie looks cosy, plus we love the striped print. It has a draped shawl collar, patch hip pockets, and long sleeves. It is made from mostly acrylic and wool.
August 18, 2010
We feel the military green color of the Explorer Blouse by Elizabeth and James is what makes its name appropriate. This blouse has a mandarin collar, five buttons at the front, inverted pleats at the button flap bust pockets, button tab epaulets, a shirttail hem, button tab details at the gathered sides, a pleat and three buttons at the cuffs, and long sleeves. It is 100% silk and also available in ivory.
August 17, 2010
Threadless has some new designs such as Swan Song, Sweet Music, and Le Voyage. Reprints include Birds of a Feather. Threadless has also started selling a few women's tank tops, such as 99 Luftballoons.
We also like Barbed Flower and Peanuts at Concrete Rocket.
The Cord Victorian Riding Jacket by Free People will take any ordinary outfit and make it interesting and cool. This corduroy jacket has welt hip pockets, a stand-up collar, five buttons and five more button details at the front, layered ruffles with surged edges at the shirttail hem, ruched shoulders, three buttons at the cuffs, long sleeves, and jersey insets at the sides. It is 19 inches long and available in stone and midnight blue.
August 16, 2010
The Raw Edge Blouse by Rebecca Taylor is pretty and girly, which we love! There is unfinished ruffle trim with metal bugle beads, ruching, and three hook-and-eye closures at the split V-neck, an inverted pleat at the front, unfinished ruffle trim at the shirttail hem and cuffs, and 3/4 length bell sleeve. It is 100% silk and semi-sheer.
August 13, 2010
The Holly Sea Scout Sweater by Marc by Marc Jacobs would be perfect with your favorite jeans. It has a crew neck, stripes at the back, three button closure at the left shoulder, ribbed neckline, and long sleeves. It is made from a wool and cotton blend.
August 12, 2010
The Egyptian Tunic Top by Patterson J. Kincaid looks comfortable, and you can dress it up or wear with jeans just as easily. There is a tie and four buttons at the split V-neck, pintucking at the bust, shoulders, and back, ruching at the single button cuffs, and 3/4 blouson sleeves. It is sheer and available in bisque and thistle.
August 11, 2010
The Irwin Hooded Top by Soft Joie is not your average hoodie because it has a cowl neck. There is also banding at the bottom hem and long sleeves. It is sheer as well.
Worn Free is a T-shirt company that has vintage inspired tees, replicating the styles of the 1960s and 1970s that rock stars wore. There are long sleeved tees, short sleeved, and sweatshirts, and you can also search by the artist that wore the similar tee. You can also see where the similar shirt was worn and in what year. We think this is a pretty neat idea, and there are so many options that you would be hard pressed not to find a dozen shirts that you want. The tees also come in mens and womens sizes.
August 10, 2010
We love how girly yet tough the Equestrian Washed Denim Jacket by Juicy Couture is. This denim jacket has a stand-up collar, asymmetrical 5 button closure, belt detail with lace-up tie at the back, overlay at the shoulders, peplum at the hem, darting at the front and back, five buttons at the cuffs, and long sleeves. It is also short at 19 inches.
August 9, 2010
The Amy Pleated Shoulder Top by Alice + Olivia is perfect for an office, and you can wear it alone or under a suit jacket. It has a V-neck, sewn shawl collar, two hidden buttons at the draped front, seam detail at the front and back, box pleats at the back, rounded front hem, and folds at the arm openings. It is semi-sheer and made from a stretchy silk.
August 6, 2010
Usually, the Shirt Snob isn't a huge fan of an alligator pattern, but on the Later Gator Top by Rebecca Taylor it works well, probably because of the soft pink color. This blouse features frayed edges at the scoop neck, four hidden snaps at the bust, smocking at the bib and back, a rounded hem, and button tab detail at the two snap cuffs. The sleeves can be worn either elbow-length or long, and the top is 100% silk.
August 5, 2010
We feel this next item would be a fabulous addition to your wardrobe this fall. The Manderson Leather Jacket by BB Dakota is a reasonably priced leather jacket, as they come, and it has great features. There is detachable faux fur trim and snap details at the notched collar, bias zip closure and three zip pockets at the front, princess seams at the front and back, snap-tabs at the hem, zip gusset at the cuffs, and longsleeves. It is lined and the leather is wrinkled throughout.
August 4, 2010
The Abbe Sweater Jacket by Diane von Furstenberg can add elegance to your outfit. It is a double-breasted sweater with a fold-over collar, eight buttons at the front, button-flap hip pockets, a partially hidden self-belt waist tie, and a cape overlay at the ribbed long sleeves. It is 100% wool.
August 3, 2010
Thermal blouses, like the Newbie Thermal Top by Free People, are a staple in the Shirt Snob's wardrobe in the cooler months. They pair easily with jeans, but they can be dressed up like in the picture. This one has contrasting lace trim at the V-neck and cuffs, ruching at the bust, inside-out seams at the shoulders, contrast topstitching at the seams, and long raglan sleeves. It is available in black and ivory.
August 2, 2010
Here is an asymmetrical top that appeals to us more than most. The Sedona Top by Ella Moss has a wide neck, braided rope appliqué at the 1/2 inch shoulder strap, asymmetrical bottom hem, pleating at the right hip, and elbow-length dolman sleeves. It is available in oatmeal and black.