August 16, 2005
The Shirt Snob likes this next shirt because it's pretty simple, but with one neat piece that makes it stand out. So many shirts are so busy and complex, it's nice to have some uncomplicated pieces in your closet. The Faniciful Stretch Cami by Mayandree New York is just a straight forward tank with awesome straps. They are beaded feather light ribbon in a chain link motiff, which is so unique, we haven't seen anything else like it! The actual tank is comfy and lightweight stretch cotton jersey with a support bralette inside. Besides pink, it also comes in powder blue and white.
August 15, 2005
The Shirt Snob has found a pretty yet simple camisole that we think would work well in a number of different situations for years to come. The Stephanie Cami in Black by Conspiracy 8 is a top that you can wear just about anywhere! Made from Blooming Jersey, this top is very comfortable and yet still sexy. It has spaghetti straps, is fitted on top, and blue velvet trim and stitching goes across the stomach area. This camisole also comes in Sienna Brown with pink velvet. If you like this top, you may also like the Helen Top, also by Conspiracy 8. This is a V-neck with long, flared sleeves and two white velvet stripes going across it.
August 14, 2005
The Shirt Snob has found another shirt by Rebecca Taylor that we need to post about. What can we say, we love all her tops! Our current fixation is the Rose Bouquet Cami in Milkshake. It is 100% silk, has ribbon laced adjustable spaghetti straps, and has a drawstring at the empire waist. There is sequined bow detailing at the ends of the straps, and lace banding wraps around on the upper seam. Our favorite part of this camisole is the floral print, it's so pretty and feminine. Besides this top, there is a tank top that has the same print in caviar, the Rose Bouquet Tank. The tank has ruffles at the bust, a drawstring in the back, and thicker straps, and it's just as cute as the cami.
August 13, 2005
Boy was the Shirt Snob surprised to find this top when looking for Back to School items at J.Crew! We didn't know they made items so intricate, and so expensive! Using traditional Leavers machines dating back to the early 1800s, the Leavers lace shell was made in Northern France. Made to closely resemble ancient hand woven lace, Leavers laces are considered to be works of art. We couldn't agree more, this shell is truly a work of art. This top has a V-neck in the front and back, is fitted, has a velvet bow that ties in the back, and has princess seams. There is a back zipper, and this top is fully lined. Besides Light Champagne, it also comes in Espresso. This top would easily go under a nice suit, but you could just as easily dress it down with a nice pair of jeans and a pair of heels.
August 11, 2005
The Shirt Snob has a thing for crocheted tops lately, here is another that we are craving. Made by Future Paradise, this Layered Cami is fun an bohemian. The bust is covered in a cotton crochet, there is an empire waist, and a flared bodace covered with a patchwork of meadow flower prints. Spaghetti straps are adjustable, and there are sequins and detailing along the neckline and bottom hem. This top would look great with a pair of slimming jeans. If you like this shirt, you may also like the Patchwork Skirt.
July 26, 2005
The Shirt Snob is all about the goddess look this summer. We cannot get enough of these great shirts that make us dream of a vacation to Greece. Here is another shirt that gets its inspiration from the 2000 year old retro look, the Pleated Cami by Ya-Ya. The empire waist and metalic gold banding are what we love about this tank top, and the pleating is not something we've seen much this summer, so you'd be sure to stand out in this camisole. This top is 100% silk, has a built in shelf bra, and has elastic at the waistband so it can fit many body types. Also comes in khaki. and melon.
July 22, 2005
For her first JLo boutique in the US (she already has one in Russia) Jennifer Lopez chose a Marshal Fields store in Chicago. Here's a quote from the article:
Electric-pink cargo pocket knit pants, a faux crocodile leather clutch purse and a wild rose camisole with a removable garter belt are among items likely to be featured at the singer-actress' store within a store.
In the near future, they hope to open stores in New York, Miami, Las Vegas, Los Angeles and San Francisco. What, no Boston? The Shirt Snob is very disappointed.
Since we are writing about JLo, here is our favorite shirt of hers at the moment. The Laci Cami had a great design of sheer lace trim with metalic floral embroidery along the neckline, hem, and center. As it says on her site, this would look spectacular under a blazer. Besides burgundy, this camisole also comes in grass green, black, and pale pink.
The Shirt Snob has been a big fan of Rebecca Taylor for a long time now, and we have had a hard time choosing which shirts to post about. Here is one that we're sure you can't say no to. This Cami in Evergreen is beautiful! The layers make it so womanly, and we love the flower in the center as well as the leaf detail coming out of it. The color is what does it for us though, it's so unusual, subtle enough for the flower to stand out, yet surprisingly alluring none the less. Straps are adjustable. Also comes in caviar.
July 21, 2005
The Shirt Snob is a big fan of many Bohemian influences in clothing, and this next shirt is a fine example. The Ethnic Embellished Cami, offered by Shop Intuition, is a stunning work of art. Full of lush detailing with beads and sequins, this tank top is striking. We love the designs of flowers and animals, which really make this top unique to any other. Besides white, this camisole also comes in orange, has a side zipper, and is 100% cotton. A similar item is the Ethnic Ruffle Skirt, in bark and white, which is now on sale for over $100 off.
July 5, 2005
This attention grabbing beaded blouson top by Corey Lynn Calter is a favorite of the Shirt Snobs. We love how there are both spaghetti straps as well as the halter strap, and the metalic silver is a great color to add to this tank. And the pearls! What woman doesn't love pearls! Although this top is full of them, we think the top could look really well in many situations. As you can see from the picture, a nice pair of jeans would be delightful with this camisole. And yet you could also dress it up with a more formal bottom. Or hell, wear it with a suit into the office!
Amongst many others, Sarah Jessica Parker is a fan of Corey Lynn Calter.