December 14, 2005
We are sorry that we haven't posted this week yet. We had a long day at the hospital on Monday, and only today is the Shirt Snob truly recovered mentally. Everything is fine with the baby and pregnancy, but mentally exhausting in the meantime. But we are back, and we have a great top to kick off with this week. The Paisley Deep V Blouse by Twelfth St. by Cynthia Vincent is something a little different for you all. We haven't had a tunic on here for a very long time, but this one is fun and stylish and not dowdy as tunics can sometimes be. Made of 100% silk, this sheer top has 3/4 length sleeves, ruching at the bust, and ties in the back. Satin trim is at the cuffs, waist, neck, and bottom hem, which contrasts well with the paisley print. If you like this top, you may also like the Kimono Tunic also by Cynthia Vincent.
August 27, 2005
Here is a floral print that the Shirt Snob loves. Designed by Harkham, the Flutter Sleeve in Pink is such a cute top to go with a pair of jeans. Besides the sleeves, this top has a partial mandarin collar, plunging V-neck, angled empire waist with lace detail along th eseams, and lace that entends from the bottom hem. It is 100% silk and is fully lined with a tunic-length camisole underneath. This tunic is both fun and romantic looking, a great combination. Similar to the Flutter Sleeve shirt is the Gather Sleeve, available in black and green.
August 9, 2005
The Shirt Snob can't get enough of the tunics this summer. There are so many beautiful and girly ones that we just want to buy so much! This one is certainly no exception. The Empire Tunic made by Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent is truly stunning. We think a lot of this has to do with the color and fabric. The sequined V-neck compliments the Spruce color of the top very well, and the silk gives the top a flowing, feminine feel. There is also a cinched empire waist, a V in the back, a dual layer at the botton, and ties at the cinched shoulders with pull ties so you can adjust the fit.
August 3, 2005
Sometimes you need a great top for going out on the town. The Shirt Snob has found the perfect top for when you want to dress up and go out. The After Hours Paillette Studded Tunic is just the thing. Designed by Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent, there is no better shirt to get you into the mood to have fun! The V-neck tunic is 100% silk and has a metallic paillette detail throughout. There is ruching at the shoulders and a drawstring at the waist. A camisole also comes with this top. Besides black, this also comes in nude. A similar item is the After Hours Paillette Studded Shrug in black.
July 25, 2005
The Shirt Snob has become a big fan of knitted items, especially in the last few months since we started knitting lessons. Therefore, this next shirt is right up our alley. The Knitted Tunic in Arctic by Catherine Malandrino is stunning work. Many knit tops can look clunky, boring, and very unflattering on most body types. This isn't the case with this top, for it is sheer, has thick spaghetti straps, and shows off just the right amount of skin. There is double layering at the bust area, and there is a different detailing at the bottom to give it some extra personality. Also, this shirt is made out of baby alpaca, which is one of the softest materials out there. If you like this top, you may also like the Crochet Tunic Tank in white, also by Catherine Malandrino. This top also is sheer with double layering in the bust with spaghetti straps but with a different design knit pattern.
July 4, 2005
Need something to wear over your boring tank tops and camisoles that won't leave you sweating? Here is a great solution, the V-Neck Sequins Kurta by Margaret Loves Peter. This designer seems to be another that is influenced by Indian culture. Besides the feminine version of kurtas, she also sells numerous skirts with indian styled prints on them. The Shirt Snob loves the kurtas because they are so light-weight that you can pair it with something sleeveless in order to have a little more coverage without compromising your look. The detail around the edges of this tunic are also quite striking. Besides pink/capri, this blouse also comes blue/kiwi as well as in two slightly different styles.
June 30, 2005
Tunics are being sold at all sorts of stores this summer, but most of them are not very flattering on many body types. Who wants to wear something that hides all your curves? Tunics can be sexy and graceful though, as seen is this Grecian Tunic by Twelfth St. by Cynthia Vincent. Along the same geographic lines is the Athena Top in both taupe and lilac, also by Cynthia Vincent. Both the tunic and the camisole have braided leather trim, which the Shirt Snob thinks accentuates the bust area nicely. Many female celebrities are wearing Twelfth St. blouses lately, including Shakira, Paris Hilton, and Marcia Cross.