Back to School
August 30, 2006
Two from Urban Outfitters
We know some schools are already back in session, but where we are they don't start until after Labor Day, so on we go with our Back to School options. Here are two options from Urban Outfitters, the Soundgirl Western Plaid Button Down and the Lux Peter Pan Collar Top. We know the plaid shirt may not be everyone's taste, but at this time of year the Shirt Snob just can't help herself. The air is getting cooler, and along with craving apples, falling leaves, and Halloween costumes, we crave plaid. This top has buttons going down the front, a bit of metallic thread woven into the plaid, a lace trimmed placket, three button cuffs, and pintucked shoulders. It runs a bit on the small side too, so keep that in mind.
The Lux Peter Pan Collar Top is semi-sheerwith tonal stripes, a rounded collar, double button placket, and slightly puffed sleeves. It comes in three colors: pale dirty rose, ivory, and olive. We like it because you can wear it with a pair of jeans or a nice skirt to dress it up a bit, and you'll always stand out with the collar.
August 28, 2006
Free Shipping at Busted Tees
Busted Tees is celebrating Back to School time with free shipping! Buy three or more tees, use the code "MUFFIN," and you'll get free shipping on your order.
August 24, 2006
New at Miele Fresca
There are new tees available at Miele Fresca for fall. You may remember we wrote about them last April for the first time. Our favorites are Lady Octopus, and Miss Owl (obviously). They are also having a sale on all their 2005 tees, including a very similar Owl, Night Plume, and Bird on a Wire.
August 24, 2006
Gateway Cable V Sweater by American Eagle
The Shirt Snob found when we were in school, it was nice to have a good staple in many different colors. Here is one example, the Gateway Cable V Sweater by American Eagle. This sweater has a V-neck, cable detailing, is ribbed on the neck, bottom hem, and cuffs, and has their signature logo on the chest. It's simple, so when you don't want to think about what you're wearing to class but what to look presentable (i.e., not an oversized sweatshirt!), it's great to have on hand. And it comes in 11 colors, so you're bound to find a few that work for you.
August 21, 2006
Sale at FCUK
It seems like almost everything at FCUK is on sale right now. You may want to check them out if you're interested in some great deals. Some of our favorites include the Primrose Top, the Belinda Tunic, the Cocktail Top, and the Carrie Boat Knit.
August 17, 2006
More at Threadless, And Don't Forget Their Sale
So the Shirt Snob isn't being very snobby today. We really like a lot of the new shirts at Threadless. This includes Water Tower, Some College Somewhere, Myopia Utopia, A is for Jerks! (which we think works great as a kid's shirt), and the reprints 99 Luftballons and Flowers in the Attic. Their sale is still going on too. How can you not buy a bunch of they are all only $10? We're stocking up for our holiday presents with this sale!
August 14, 2006
Sale at Threadless Plus New Tees!
We had a feeling that Threadless would have another sale soon. Their Back to School sale just started, ends in the morning on August 21, and each tee is $10. Remember that their tees sell out fast, sometimes while you are filling your shopping cart, so make sure if you want something specific you get over there soon.
Out of the six new tees, we like Fossil Fuel, M for Monkey, and the reprint The Fast Supper.
The winner of the Threadless Loves Threadless contest is Psychedelic Peacock. There's also a new contest with Hellogoodbye with the theme "Zombies! Aliens! Vampires! Dinosaurs!"
Threadless is going to have another six tees come out tomorrow and Wednesday, so look for more great tees later this week!
Crystal by Fossil
Happy Monday readers! We found a cute hoodie at Fossil, and we think it'd be great for a back to school top. The Crystal shirt is short sleeved, has six buttons at the neck, and a hood. There is also contrast banding along the cuffs and neck. It comes in four colors: pearl, shaded indigo, cinnamon, and henna.
August 10, 2006
Shawl Cardigan from the Gap
Here's a great sweater for the fall from the Gap. The Shawl Cardigan is made from a blend of cotton, wool, and alpaca. It has a shawl collar, long sleeves, three wooden buttons up the front, two mini patch pockets on the front, elbow patches, and ribbed trim along the bottom hem and cuffs. It's available in two colors, heather grey and snow patch, and it's also available in tall and petite sizes too.
August 7, 2006
Hillock Scoopneck by Anthropologie
If we're being totally honest, we probably love this next shirt because it reminds us of our favorite top when we were very very pregnant. Obviously it's not the same, there is no place for a huge belly. But we can't help but love this one since it's so similar. The Hillock Scoopneck by Anthropologie has ruching at the empire waist and the shoulders, a scoop neck, half sleeves, and banding at the neck and bottom hem. Comes in three colors, bistro green, mink, and rhubard.
August 2, 2006
Long-Sleeved Military Sweater Jacket by Banana Republic
As it's getting to be Back to School time, we think it would be appropriate to show you some tops from retailers you all know well, that you can also buy in your local mall. Here is one we really like, the Long-Sleeved Military Sweater Jacket by Banana Republic. This V-neck sweater has three buttons in the front, raw edging throughout, front button-flap pockets, rolled finish at the sleeves and hem, button tabs at the cuffs, epaulets at shoulders, and a notched collar. It is made of a cotton and alpaca mix. We think this would be a great top to wear over your more basic summer wear. Comes in two colors, black and smokey bear brown.
July 25, 2006
Free Shipping at Fred Flare
There's free shipping over at Fred Flare this week. Use the code "skoolrulez0706" at check out for the savings.
January 6, 2006
More back to school clothing today, this time from Anthropologie. We have found a bunch of cute cardigans, such as the Collared Cardigan, the Field Grass Cardigan, the Balmy Day Cardigan, and the Visionary Cardigan. In the sweater category, we also love the Geranium Sweater Jacket and the Drafting Boat Sweater. If you are in warmer weather or plan on going on a vacation, check out their tees. There are a ton of cute shirts, like the Wild Fennel Tee and the Lilacina Tank, and the Mariel Top. There are also a bunch of pretty blouses, such as the Bise Bise Blouse and the Hanabi Silk Tieback Blouse. Plenty of great tops to keep you looking great into the spring!
January 5, 2006
Banana Republic-Sale and New Items
With many going back to school soon, it's time to start thinking about your school wardrobes for spring. So let's start with Banana Republic. Their Spring 2006 Modern American Sportswearcollection is now out, and there are a bunch of cute shirts. Some of our favorites in tops and tees include the Floral Empire-Waist Top, the very similar but long sleeved Twist Front Floral Top, the Faux Wrap Shirred Top in floral, bahama sand, and brown mantle, and the Silk Floral Long-Hem Camisole. In woven shirts, there are a ton of basic button downs if you need to add a few to your wardrobe. As for sweaters, we love the Cotton Textured Cardigan, the Cotton/Wool Tailored Cardigan, and the Cotton Floral Crewneck Cardigan. Banana Republic also is having a sale with up to 50% off both in the stores and online.