December 9, 2005
For Accessory Friday, we are going to show you an unusual type of accessory that not all of you will use, but is very important to some of us. Dog clothing is becoming more and more of the norm every day. With dogs being thrown into the lime light (ala Paris Hilton and others), people are starting to think of their canine companions as more of a part of the family and one that should be dressed up appropriately (or unfortunately, like merely an accessory that makes them look better, but we'll try to ignore that). Here's a great site to buy some of your doggie clothing at, Pink Polka Dog. According to the company, Pink Polka Dog is the up-and-coming designer dog clothes label, which offers its original and exclusive trendy handmade doggie clothes for the pampered pooches, who has it all. There's a ton of variety. You can match your pooch to your Ugg boots with the Eskimo, a Ballarina outfit, bandanas, hoodies, hand knit items, and tons more. Also, shop now through December 31, and you'll get a 10% discount and a free gift! The Shirt Snob, although a dog lover, has only cats at the moment, moody ones at that, so we can't participate in pet dressing. But this site makes us want to dress them up anyway!
December 2, 2005
As you all know, the Shirt Snob is pregnant, and therefore unable to wear many of our favorite items. Buying clothes is even more hard, there isn't as much variety, and it's harder to accessorize. We wouldn't want to stop all of our dear readers from buying great items though. So we are showing you something that we won't be able to fit into for many months, the lovely belts from Lovely Stitches. We love belts, they can turn a simple outfit into something special, add color, flare, personality, and of course they have a functional purpose as well. The perfect multi-tasker! This site has polka dots, stripes, flowered patterns and more on their belts. We like all of them, but the ones we wish we could buy right now are the Myers Stripe Cub Reversible Belt, the Cream Floral with Brown Velvet, and the Blue Floral with Brown Velvet. All belts come in three sizes and have D rings. If you don't see something you like, you can always make your own as well, Lovely Stitches has tons of fabrics to choose from.
November 25, 2005
For this week, we are showcasing the beautiful jewelry made by Ayazakura. When we discovered this designer, all we wanted to do was buy every single piece they make. Each and every one is beautiful, unique, and funky. The rings are definitely our favorite. The Gold Infinity Ring is the most simple of the bunch, simply many thin gold bands all held together. Others have stones with them, such as the Snow Ring, the Rice Ring, the Coral and Turquoise Ring, and the Triple Peridot Ring. Ayazakura's necklaces are also beautiful, the Peridot and Citrine Ground Collection Necklace with a variety of sizes of stones being a particular favorite. Definitely check out Ayazakura's website for many more items, most of which have a sterling silver, 14 KT gold filled and 14 KT gold options.
November 18, 2005
For Accessory Friday, we have decided to feature a website, Frosting Fashions. This website is perfect for the accessory obsessed. They have it all, jewelry of all kinds, belts, bags, watches, scarves and hats, and tons more. You can search by color, designer, or price, and there’s tons of inventory so you will definitely find items that you love. They are also having a big sale, so if you need help buying for all your female friends and relatives, this is the place to go. If you sign up for their newsletter, you will also get 30% off of your entire purchase as well as exclusive discounts in the future. So if you like what is for sale on this site, sign up! Another great feature is the wish list, where you can save your favorite items for later! Our favorites include the Glenda Gies Jackie Purse, the DRW Tiered Pearl Necklace, and the BB Designs Silver Circle Ring.
November 11, 2005
No, you are not seeing double. We are such big fans of Supermaggie! that we are going to show you their shirts as well as their accessories. This store has a bunch of different things, but we like their scarves and lariats the best. Now, we must admit that some of the scarves are a little weird for us, but others we simply cannot get enough of, so we'll let that go. Our favorites include the Skinny Spot, Verticle, Hole, and Stripe. Each scarf is handmade by felting and is either 100% merino wool or a merino wool blended with flax or silk.
Now, the Shirt Snob must admit our ignorance here. We didn't know what a lariat was, so we looked it up online. The definition we found was a "long noosed rope used to catch animals." Hmmm...not exactly what a city gal would need. However, according to this store, they are a "single strand, with no clasp, strung along a nylon string coated stainless steel cord." Ahhh, much more to our liking. Since it's a single cord, it's easy to wear however you'd like to, as a necklace, bracelet, belt, or more. They are made of a mix of plastic beads, vintage beads, glass, resin, and lucite, and each one is one of a kind. We like all of them, but our favorite if we had to choose is the Ice Lariat. They are all so pretty though.
October 21, 2005
Today's accessory is hats! The Shirt Snob looks awful in hats, but that doesn't stop us from loving them. The first we like is by Micco, the Mohair Hat in black. We love mohair! This hat seems so warm and soft, a perfect addition to your outfit as you walk down the street this winter. It is made of a medium wool blend and has small clear golden beads detailed throughout. It also comes in sky blue, burgandy, and cream, which has mulit-colored sequins. There's also a matching scarf.
For something a little more urban, consider the Bina Cap by Diesel. Made of acrylic, this cap is knit and has the Diesel crest on the front. This cap will go well with your favorite pair of jeans and cute top. Besides brown, it comes in black, pink, and ivory. Similar is the Bina Hat, which has a Diesel tab at the bottom hem, is double layered, and is made of an acrylic and wool blend. This comes in black, green, and pink.
Also consider the great hats that are now at Ravin Style. Unfortunately, the website doesn't agree with linking specific items, but they have a number of cute knit hats with knit flowers on them, so definitely browse through them. We like the Camellia Knit Cap and the Verbena Knit Cloche, both by City Stitches.
Also, because Breast Cancer Month is still going on, we've found a few more sites for you to check out. The first is ta-tas, which makes a bunch of t-shirts, as well as a few pants, thongs, and even some mens tees. A portion of every sale goes to breast cancer research. Style Bakery also has a great list of some items you can buy that will help as well. This list includes clothing, accessories, perfumes, make up, and more!
October 14, 2005
Accessory Friday this week is showcasing some more cute iPod cases. Everyone either has an iPod or wants one, so the Shirt Snob thinks this is an important and necessary accessory for any woman these days. If you are interested in something a little wacky and fun, check out Pixelgirlshop, which amongst its large iPod case collection has kitten cozies, a summer sky case, and many monster cases. Thanks to Chip Chick for the link. If you are into something a little more designer, the Burberry Gold iPod Case might be a good fit for you (and thanks to The Bag Lady for that link). Our favorites are definitely the Halloween Costumes you can get for your iPod from iAttire. There are a bunch to choose from, but we like the Pirate and vampire costumes the best. There are also costumes for the iPod shuffle and iPod mini. The Shirt Snob is a total dork for all things Halloween, putting up decorations on Labor Day weekend, so you can understand how wonderfully exciting this is for us. Thanks again to Chip Chick for the link!
Also this week, we've found a few more ways to buy great clothes while also donating to many Breast Cancer research and education organizations. At Sassanova, 15% of all proceeds of the Rafe shoe will go to the Young Survival Coalition. Also from eDressme, 20% of proceeds of the Tracy Reese Jewel Trim Baby Doll will go to the Avon Foundatoin Breast Care Fund. Both are great products, so we hope you consider them!
The Shirt Snob is in Vermont for the weekend, we'll see you on Monday!
October 7, 2005
This week's Accessory Friday is a little more important than other weeks. Today, we are highlighting some of the ways you can donate to Breast Cancer foundations while you shop! As we're sure most of you know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and this is a disease that affects many of us, for who doesn't have a friend or family member that has fought this disease? On a personal note, the Shirt Snob's mother-in-law succumbed to this disease, so it is important to us to support this cause.
Pink Mascara is giving away Maureen Donohue stretch rose quartz bracelets to every customer that buys $100 from their site. When purchasing these bracelets from Splendid, 50% of the purchase has gone to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.
True Religion is donating $100 from each pair of their Joey Breast Cancer Awareness Jeans to the Y-ME National Breast Cancer Organization. The denim has a pink butterfly and floral embroidery on the back and down the right leg. There are also worn spots and light brown undertones throughout. A shopbop exclusive, get it now before it runs out!
Target is selling some items as well, including a pink charm bracelet, that you can also buy in bulk so you can resell them and raise more money to donate to a Breast Cancer foundation. 100% of Target's profits goes to the The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
Amazon has a ton of items to support this month. Some of our favorites include Keds Champion Breast Cancer Ribbon Casual Shoe Womens, the Michael Simon Breast Cancer Tote, the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade Umbrella, and the Mobile Edge - Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation Totes, available in microfiber, pink leather, and pink suede.
September 23, 2005
The Shirt Snob found something very special for Accessory Friday, the jewelry collection by Twigs and Heather. Normally, we are more fond of gold than silver, but how can you not admire the Silver Twig Jewelry collection? The Silversmiths, twin sisters Heather and Kerry Collins, use what they find in every day life in New England as their inspiration for their jewelry. Besides twigs, they also are influenced by acorns, maple seeds, and sea glass. It's possible that we are entranced by this collection because we are from New England and can appreciate the influences, but how can one not love how simple and yet very elegant this jewelry is?
Thanks to The Bag Lady for the link.
September 9, 2005
Now that it's starting to get a little cooler in much of the country, many of you are probably now wondering what you want to be wearing to stay warm. It seems a little early for coats, so why not try a vest? True Religion has three that the Shirt Snob loves, hopefully you will think they're as great as we do. The first one is the Butterfly Vest, with butterfly details on the front and floral screen detail on the back. There is also corduroy on the shoulders, collar, and front pockets. The Star Vest says "Soul Fulfillment" on the front and "Freedom" on the back. It also has patch detailing on the pockets and corduroy at the collar. The third is the Flower Vest which has patch and bead flower detailing at the front and sequin detailing throughout. There is also corduroy on the shoulders and collar, geometric graphics throughout, and patch pockets in the front. All three vests have 100% polyester padding, 100% cotton trim, and 100% nylon shell and lining.
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