August 19, 2005
Anthropologie is a store that the Shirt Snob has never been to. For some reason, it's never in the malls that she goes to. We've heard good things for years, and here is a great example of how much we wish we lived right next to one. The Liberty Draping Pullover is exquisite, combining the currently trendy tie top with a regular shirt. A silken knit with a touch of wool, this shirt ties at the bust into a knot. It has long sleeves, a deep neckline with satin trim on one side. The pullover comes in three colors: rasberry, sea fog, and ecru.
August 16, 2005
One of the great things about Old Navy is that you can often load up on many staples for really cheap, which is great if you're a student without a lot of money. We find their clothes can fit really weird, but sometimes you come across a great find. We think the Rib-Knit V-neck might be one of those finds. It's a simple sweater with long sleeves, slim fitted throughout the body, and has a medium rib. This sweater is great for layering pieces, and they show a picture of a button down shirt underneath, which looks nice. We think a simple camisole would also look good underneath, with a splash of color right above the V-neck. The sweater comes in five colors: oxygen, black, light blue, chastity pink, and peacock teal.
August 12, 2005
Argyle sweaters are all the rage this fall. We're already posted on some great ones from Juicy, and even Old Navy is selling some. Here is one that the Shirt Snob thinks is a really cute variation, the Argyle Cardigan by Generra. All the sweaters of this kind that we've seen so far have been pull overs, so it's nice to see a button up version. It's very versatile, you can pair this sweater up with a long tank or a polo shirt, or you can wear it by itself. This sweater is 99% cashmere, has a V-neck and five buttons, and the sleeves are slightly cropped. There is a subtle glitter stitching throughout, and the back is totally nude, with no argyle pattern. Besides Desert Melon, this cardigan is also available in Chambord/Brown and Black/Bluefish.
August 8, 2005
Here's another great Back to School top, this time by Banana Republic. The Short-sleeved ribbon-tie sweater in Delicious Pink is a super cute top that works great if you want to be a little more dressy when you go to class. This sweater is a scoopneck with short sleeves and a pink satin ribbon that ties around the waist. It's made of lambswool, nylon, angora rabbit hair, and 1% spandex for a slight stretch to it. This sweater is also available in Porcelain and comes in petite sizes as well. Also, if you spend $125 online, you get free shipping through August 15th!
July 16, 2005
The Shirt Snob is a big fan of this next top, yet another take on the wrap look that is so big right now. The Capsleeve Ballet is by Lily McNeal, a line known for it's sweaters and knits. This shirt is great because it's understated yet still quite unique. The wraparound is a different take on the typical V-neck, and the assymetrical bottom gives it a fun, cute look. We just wish we could see the back of the sweater; we don't know if it ties in the back or how else the wrap stays in place. The Shirt Snob is learning how to knit, so we know how hard it is to make the shirts that Lily McNeal makes. We have a great respect for this company and can't wait to see more from them in the future.
July 10, 2005
The Shirt Snob loves this new Argyle Cashmere Crew from Juicy Couture, a very different take on your typical argyle. The front has an argyle print, while the back is striped and has a heart on the bottom left side. Fall will be here before you know it, and this is the perfect sweater for the cooler weather. You can buy this in either the pink grey you see here or in pink and blue. Juicy also makes a very similar sweater with a V-neck instead of the scoop and in the color chocolate. Since fall will come whether you like it or not, why not treat yourself with this, who doesn't love cashmere?