Today, the Monday after Thanksgiving, is starting to be known as Black Monday and Cyber Monday because today seems to start the holiday season online. That means many of you are starting to buy your holiday gifts online today, and what better place to look than here for all the gifts for the women in your lives. Here is a great idea, the Charming Crochet Sweater by Nanette Lapore. It's hard to see since the picture is so small, but there is a beautiful flower crochet detailing at the bust and on the sleeves. This sweater has a V-neck underneath the crochet, and it has capped sleeves. Definitely check out the larger picture on the website, this top is so pretty and feminine.
November 23, 2005
Our other sweater cardigan of the day is also by Lily McNeal. The Long Tie Cardigan is is long, with a skinny belt that ties in the front, and has slight kimono cuffs. It's also 100% cashmere, so you know you'll be super warm and cozy wearing this one. Besides black, it also comes in ivory and fawn. The Shirt Snob for some reason has never actually owned one of these long belted sweaters for some reason, instead always buying ones with either buttons or zippers. But we've always loved these cardigans, so we are very excited about both of these and hope you all are too.
We're supposed to get snow tomorrow in New Hampshire, where the Shirt Snob will be for the holiday, so all we can think about here is staying warm. Therefore, today is going to be a sweater cardigan. We've found two great ones, so why not show you all them today? The Hooded Jacket by Lily McNeal is a 50% angora and 50% polyamide sweater, is extra long, has a hood, and a belt that ties in the center. Vintage looking buttons also line the front. Besides this striped version, the sweater is also available in teal.
November 21, 2005
The Shirt Snob is feeling very pregnant today, so we thought we'd look for tops that a pregnant woman could wear. We know, most of our readers are not pregnant, but we aren't looking through the maternity clothes, these are items that you could wear too, and would most definitely look better on a normal shaped body. The Tie Front Top in rust (which really looks like pumpkin to us) by Mon Petit Oiseau, a cute label started by a British woman in LA, is fun and cute and would be a nice addition to a cute outfit. The 100% alpaca cardigan has a large tie in the front, with cropped sleeves and a shorter bodice. The bottom hem is ribbed, and the outline of a bird is sewn onto the left side. It also comes in bog (aka brown) and ivory.
November 16, 2005
The Shirt Snob loves sweaters, especially now that we keep the thermostat low to save on heating bills. Therefore, we are always looking for cute ones that are very wearable. Here is a perfect example, the Short Sleeve Belted Sweater by Twelfth St. by Cynthia Vincent. This sparkly sweater is a wrap, has a tie at the waist, and has a faux welt pocket at the hip. There is one inch banding at the front and neck as well as smocked banding at the short sleeves. It also has embroidery, sequins, and beads along the tie of the sweater. If you are looking for something simple, attractive, and warm, this is definitely the sweater for you. Besides coral, it also comes in black and ivory.
November 9, 2005
Here's another sweater, and although not quite as heavy as the previous one, it's just as cute. The Wink Cardigan in chocolate/sage by Ella Moss looks so good with jeans, that the Shirt Snob would want to wear it every day. This sweater has a low neckline, 3 large wooden buttons that close in the front and contrast banding at the collar, cuffs, and bottom hem. The stripes are very small and alternate two different greens and browns as well as sizes. There is also the Wink V Neck Top in the same colors, which has a V-neck at the front and back, and tie at the upper back, and long belled sleeves. The sweater also comes in charcoal/petal, which also has a similar shirt, the Wink Flutter Sweater, which is short sleeved. If you love these stripes, check out the skirt too.
As the rest of the leaves are falling off the trees, the Shirt Snob can't help but think about sweaters. All we want to do is find something cozy and warm to put on as we curl up in front of the tv or with a good book and a mug of hot chocolate. Of course, we have work and chores to do so we can't do this, but we found a sweater that would be the perfect one to wear if we could. The Wrap Cardigan by LaROK is a very chunky knit and looks perfect for the upcoming months. It ties at the waist, as tassels with metal detail at the ends, a very large fold-over collar, and wide sleeves. This sweater is so heavy, you could even use it as a coat during the fall and spring months.
October 19, 2005
Here's a cute sweater offered by Stacia, the Striped Cardigan. This sweater goes to the bottom of the hips and is lightweight. It has a fold over collar and a large belt that ties in the center. There are also 7 clear buttons in the front. The sweater has small stripes with creme and brown colors, and there are small pockets in the front that have a different criss cross pattern of the same colors. The Shirt Snob thinks this would be a nice sweater to wear for the fall over some of your summer clothes that you can't seem to put away until next spring.
October 13, 2005
Here's a really cute sweater that was showcased in Lucky Magazine a not long ago. The Cashmere Cardigan in peach by ma jolie is beautiful and super soft, a great addition to your winter wardrobe. This knit sweater has black trim along the rounded neck, cuffs, and center. The black buttons are velvet, as is the belt that ties in the front. We don't think that the model doesn't do this sweater justice, this is a very classy sweater that would look great any time you want to dress up a bit. It also comes in ivory.
October 5, 2005
If you are looking for the more traditional looking sweater, one that you could wear to the ski lodge, the Vintage Fair Isle Cardigan by Vince is what you need. This top has 7 metal button closures in the front, dark ribbed banding at the front along the buttons and the collar as well as at the cuffs and bottom hem, and it's 50% wool and 50% cashmere. The best part of this sweater is the design along the upper front and back. This makes it reminiscent of the sweaters everyone wore 20 years ago, but must more stylish. If you like this, don't forget about the Cashmere Zip Up, also made by Vince.