November 15, 2005
What the heck, let's make this a Lotta Stensson Sun Day! There is yet another cute top that this designer has out now that the Shirt Snob loves, this time the Cap Sleeve Sun Top. There is a chiffon ruffle on the front as well as chiffon cap sleeves with raw-edge ruffle detail. Smocked banding is at the bust and the back, and the hem is longer in the front than the back. We really like this top because it's simple and yet very elegant. It seems very soft and comfy as well, which is always a big plus. Besides antique brown, this blouse also comes in black.
November 14, 2005
Here's a top that is rather frilly, but still the Shirt Snob really likes it. We think that a lot of our readers have the personalities to pull it off though. The Lorraine Long Sleeve Blouse by Catherine Malandrino is pretty, very feminine, and fun, and if you are a fan of lace, it's probably for you. This V-neck has a delicate embroidered mesh detail at the sleeves, waist, and bottom hem. Ruching is at the waist and bust with pintuck detail throughout the body and the belled sleeves. Besides rice, this blouse also comes in black.
November 10, 2005
This Shirt Snob has found the ultimate in feminine tops. Wear this, and you will instantly be thrown into a girly feeling. The Madeleine Blouse by Catherine Malandrino has an almost virginal feeling to it, yet it's still very sexy. This blouse is semi-sheer, with flowing flower embroidery detail throughout the sleeves and the bottom, and there is pleated detail on the bust and back. A 2 inch pintuck banding is at the waist and ties in the back, and ruching is on the kimono sleeves. The shirt has a deep scooping neck and has a hidden zipper at the side.
November 8, 2005
Normally the Shirt Snob is not a huge fan of western looking shirts. We aren't big cowboy types, and while the look goes well with some people, it just doesn't fit well in a city most of the times. However, this shirt is just too cute for words (yet somehow we'll try anyways). The Western Top by What Comes Around Goes Around is exactly what we want, it has a slight western edge to it, yet it's not over the top and still so feminine. There are six buttons that go down the front of the shirt, and two buttons at the cuffs. There is detail stitching at the seams as well. What we love are the floral embroidery that is on the front and a bit on the upper back. Besides ivory, this shirt also comes in chocolate, turquoise, coral, and rust. For those of you who don't know about What Comes Around, they are "New York's premier vintage resource" and has a huge collection that dates between the 1860s to the 1980s.
November 7, 2005
Here's a cute top by Paul & Joe, the Silk Printed Blouse. Made of 100% silk, it's simply a stunning shirt. You all know how much the Shirt Snob loves prints, and this is certainly a beautiful one. Up close it looks like flowers on top of petals, while when seen farther away it looks like colorful bundles in geometric shapes. This top is a wrap, with 1.5 inch banding that ties at the waist on one side. There is piping detail at the neck, and elastic banding at the cuffs. Again, this is a blouse that can be worn with almost anything, so it's a great find.
As our first shirt to showcase after our personal "Storm of the Century," the Shirt Snob has found a beauty. The Raincheck B in tiger eye by Joie is feminine and sexy and yet would work well with a suit as well as a pair of nice jeans. There is pintuck detail all over the front, ruching at the short sleeves, and keyhole detail at the cuffs. There are 5 buttons going up the front and a 1 inch collar with unfinished edges. Made of 100% silk, this top is certainly unique with the brown and white contrasts. Also comes in champagne.
October 20, 2005
Gwen Stefani has been all over the place recently. We must admit, we're not as big a fan of hers once she went solo. However, we know that tons of people love her, so the Shirt Snob thought we'd focus on her clothing line L.A.M.B. Here is a beautiful top, the Secretary Blouse in gothic print. It is semi-sheer with ruffle detail at the front, on the cuffs, and in other places on the front and back which gives it shape. There are also 7 buttons that go up the front as well as 3 buttons at the cuff. We love the print on this top, you will be the coolest secretary in your building when you wear it. If you like this top, you might also like the Gothic Print Hoodie, which also comes in a black variety, as well as the Cashmere Turtleneck in gothic print.
October 19, 2005
Here is a pretty, sheer blouse that is very versitile, you could wear it with jeans, a nice pair of pants, or a shirt. Wear alone or with a cute jacket or coat. The Crazy On You in chalk by Joie is a long sleeved top with 8 buttons that close in the front. There is 2 inches of lace on the cuffs, collar, and bottom hem, 1.5 inch ribbon banding at the waist, and verticle lace and pintuck detail through out the blouse. The edges are also unfinished. Besides the chalk, this blouse also comes in caviar. One thing we really like about this top is that you can button it up to the top to give it a more Victorian look, or leave the top buttons open for a more relaxed look.
October 13, 2005
Here's a great top that the Shirt Snob wishes had come out in the spring or summer, but we're sure that all the northerners who read Shirt Snob can find a way to make this work for the fall. The Let It Whip in new lapis by Joie is cute and feminine with a sexy touch. It is a V-neck, has cap sleeves, a tie in the back, and a pintuck detail on the front. It is semi-sheer throughout except at the bust which is lined. The hems are also unfinished. We love the ruffles and embroidery at the neck, which give it a bit of elegance and innocence. It also comes in antique white.
October 12, 2005
We love ingwa; melero, there are few designers out there who design such great clothes. The Long Sleeve Rayon Jersey Solar Top in chocolate is certainly no exception, although we are surprised to see a long sleeve shirt from them. This top has a deep V-neck with ruching at the shoulders and around the circle, which is 7 inches at the center of the top. We love the circle, it is crocheted and makes this sexy top look even sexier. There is also elastic banding at the cuffs. Also comes in black.