August 29, 2005
Yet another great shirt from ingwa; melero, this time the Beaded Yoke Charmeuse Cap Sleeve Top. This blouse is made of silk, has a deep V-neck, and ruching at the bust. There is a single pleat at the center, the sleeves are slightly puffed, and they have elastic banding at the ends of the short sleeves. The best part is the elaborate silver beading right below the bust. It's so shiny, it looks like it's made out of diamonds, like a huge ring or bracelet going around your chest. Besides Emerald, this shirt also comes in Plum, Black, and Chocolate.
August 26, 2005
Here's a beautiful new top by Lauren Moffatt. The Metallic Crinkle V Top is very feminine and sexy without showing off a lot of skin, a type of shirt that all women need. This blouse has a band that goes around the waist and ties in the back, 3/4 sleeves with a gold button closure, and a hidden side zipper. Banding with gold stripes and buttons also goes along the neckline. There is gold threading throughout the top as well. If you like the crinkle look, also check out the Crinkle Metallic Stripe Jacket in Blue and Pink.
August 25, 2005
Here's something a little different, either you love it or hate it. The Shirt Snob loves it though. The Beaded Ancient Paisley Top designed by Cynthia Steffe. This top has velvet paisley print, vintage velveteen ribbon on the V-neck, and a front cotton insert. There is also a paisley ribbon on the waist, lace peeking out below the loose fitting bottom, and a silk insert. This top is very beautiful, but it's also very busy, so not just anyone could pull it off. We love the print as well as the use of velvet and velveteen. This top seems so soft and so much fun to wear, and you definitely would stand out in it!
August 7, 2005
The Shirt Snob really has a thing for Rebecca Taylor right now. All of her designs seem to have a timeless appeal to them, as if we could still be wearing many of her pieces five years from now. This next shirt certainly feels that way. The Top with Camisole in Parfait is 100% sheer silk with ruffles at the shoulders and ruching at the bust. There is some elastic smocking in the back to give the top shape, and a camisole comes with it to wear underneath. This blouse is a beautiful yet subtle blouse that one could wear at almost any time with almost anything.
August 5, 2005
The Shirt Snob just cannot get enough of cool prints lately. Here is another one that we know you will long for just as much as we do. Made by Alice + Olivia, this Button Down, Green Circle Blouse is just what we want to be wearing this coming fall. This stretch blouse has long sleeves, three inch cuffs and a collar, six snaps in the front and two more at the cuffs, and is has darted at sides and back for shape. Normally, we are not the biggest fans of button down shirts, they are usually rather boring and not worth our time writing about them. But this one is just so much fun! This blouse you could either wear it into the office or dress down and wear on a weekend.
August 3, 2005
It seems that lately the Shirt Snob has really liked empire waists. Maybe it has something to do with her wishing she was pregnant and liking shirts she could wear for the first few months. Empire waists are flattering everyone though, not just people carrying a little extra weight. The Empire Tie Back Blouse by Corey Lynn Calter is one of our favorite empire waist shirts we've seen. The bright yellow color with the polka dots would work great on someone with a fun and perky personality. This top is short sleeved with a V-neck and a tie in the back. Corey Lynn Calter is very popular with the stars, she was even in June 2005's issue of Teen People on Alexis Bledel from Gilmore Girls.
August 1, 2005
The Shirt Snob has a new favorite shirt for this fall, we are so excited to show it to you. The V Gather Tie 3/4 Sleeve by Susana Monaco is such a pretty fabric, how could anyone not love it? This V-neck has ties at the sleeves, front bust area, and at the upper back, which also opens. There is ruching at the shoulders. This top is 67% wool, so it'll keep you warm during those cooler fall evenings. If you like the print but aren't interested in the sleeves, there is also a tank top version of this shirt. The tank still has the tie at the back and has ruching at the bust and waist.
July 31, 2005
Here is another one of those sweet and innocent looking shirts that the Shirt Snob just can't get enough of. The Voile Shirt by Marc Jacobs is very romantic looking. One feels that men will simply swoon over you when wearing this top. Made of 100% cotton, this sleeveless shirt has ruching at the shoulders, a V-neck, bow detailing at the front around the neck, and slits in the sides. We really love this shirt, probably because of its sophisticated elegance and its simplicity. You cannot go wrong wearing this almost anywhere.
July 28, 2005
Here is a funky pattern that the Shirt Snob just loves. The Raj Blouse by Trina Turk is a great way to add some spice to your work clothes this fall. We love the colors too, with the cooler temperatures coming we're ready for the reds and oranges, blacks and browns. This shirt is semi sheer silk with 1 1/2" padded banding around the collar and the front. There is also ruching at the bust, a ruffle cuff, and a surged bottom hem. If you like this blouse, also check out the Hannah Tank, also by Trina Turk. This tank top has a similar pattern as the Raj Blouse but with a camel colored background. 2" banding is at the top and bottom hems, the lower of which comes to a tie.
Although peach isn't a color that The Shirt Snob wears, we have to show you this beautiful blouse. Made by Paul & Joe, this Chiffon Pintuck Blouse is simply stunning and very romantic looking. It conjures up images of walking through a field full of flowers while wearing a long flowing skirt. Made from a lightweight semi-sheer silk, this top has 11 buttons going up the front, a tie at the waist, and pleated detailing on the front and back. This shirt is so lovely, it will not last long.