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Eyelet Dress collection – cute spring and summer dresses 2013

Many of the eyelet dress outfits that caught my eye recently have been white eyelet dresses paired with jean jackets. Others were bright colors or navy. I’ve managed to round up quite a few for you &  included both inspiration as well as links to a lot of dresses available for the Spring & Summer 2013 season. 🙂

Eyelet Dress Outfit Inspiration:

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  1. found via pinterest and no longer linked correctly
  2. A Piece of Toast blog Sally in the Old Navy eyelet dress 
  3. Damsel in Dior blog in an Old Navy Dolman eyelet dress (no longer available)
  4. Curvy Girl Chic blog in Torrid eyelet party dress (no longer available)
  5. found via pinterest but linked to a site that was obviously not associated with the image
  6. Boston Proper belted eyelet dress
  7. A Piece of Toast blog (original source unknown)
  8. Glitter and Pearls blog in Old Navy eyelet dress
  9. Sharing my Sole blog in London Times eyelet shift dress
  10. Sharing my Sole blog in the same dress as 9 styled differently
  11. Ivory Lane blog in J. Crew (no longer available)
  12. Michael Kors Shirt Dress from 2012 (no longer available)

The main contenders – eyelet dresses from Old Navy & Anthropology:

Below: Old Navy Women’s Mixed-Eyelet Dresses
For just over $30 this is an excellent dress with lots of bright spring & summer color options:
http://oldnavy.gap.com/browse/product.do?vid=1&pid=386306012

Old-Navy-Women's-Mixed-Eyelet-Dresses

Below: Anthropologie Sunstream Eyelet Dress for $128
http://www.anthropologie.com/anthro/product/clothes-dresses/26851055.jsp?color=059
Anthropologie-Sunstream-Eyelet-Dress

Even more eyelet dress possibilities:

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(1)Ann Taylor Loft Flower Eyelet Cotton Dress  (2)Lilly Pulitzer Sandrine Dress  (3)Lauren Ralph Lauren Eyelet Dress  (4)Shopmamie Iris Eyelet Dress in Royal Blue  (5)Forever21 Fit & Flare Eyelet Dress  (6)Old Navy Women’s Eyelet Tube Dresses  (7)Vince Camuto Lace Fit & Flare Dress  (8)Laundry by Shelli Segal Strapless Dress – Eyelet Fit & Flare  (9)French Connection Orient Eyelets Dress  (10)Jessica Howard Sleeveless Belted Sundress w/Shirred Skirt & Open Back  (11)Ann Taylor Loft Petite Floral Eyelet Sleeveless Dress  (12)J. Crew Circle Eyelet Dress  (13)Kensie Eyelet Dress in Mint  (14)Madewell Eyelet Trail Dress  (15)MICHAEL Michael Kors Eyelet Panel Sleeveless Dress  (16)Nine West Dresses Women’s Eyelet Crossover Bodice Full Skirt Dress  (17)Matty M Lace Sheath Dress  (18)Anthropology Grass Court Dress  (19)Forever21 Fit & Flare Eyelet Dress (shirtdress style)

The evasive eyelet dress but too cute not to mention:

Shireen-Eyelet-Dress-from-Calypso-Celle

Shireen Eyelet Dress from Calypso Celle: This dress just kept popping up on Pinterest. Repeatedly. In different colors. And it’s really cute. Too bad the seller, http://calypso-celle.com,  doesn’t seem to exist anymore. Link included just in case they somehow come back online (though I don’t think I would trust an ecommerce site that’s been done as long as this one has….)

But maybe you could find it in a boutique … it looks like they sell to small stores based on this photo. Really this is my favorite of the dresses which makes it really frustrating.

Anyway – hopefully this gives you some outfit ideas and also helps you find some of the available options for eyelet dresses this Summer 2013!

Note: NONE of the links in this post are affiliate links. I was shopping for an eyelet dress myself so I thought I would share. If you like what you see don’t forget to pin it or share the link!

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Consignment Store Clothing Haul – $20 Bag Sale

Stephen Lawrence, a local consignment store that typically carries gently worn medium – high end items, is having their bag sale March 16th & 17th 2012. $20 gets you a bag and full of end of season clothes. Whatever you could stuff into the bag was yours. I thought it was too good to pass up and I just found out that the proceeds are going our KY neighbors who lost everything in some recent tornados.

I got there promptly at 11am and was done by noon. There were no dressing rooms so you had to be able to really eyeball your size and style across a wide range of brands.

Here’s the breakdown of my bag:

  • 21 articles of clothing total
  • 3 pieces that flat out don’t fit
  • 3 pieces don’t look good on me
  • 2 pieces that are what I call pajama worthy (fit, comfy, but are not flattering)
  • 13 pieces that look good, 3 of which were pants / bottoms!

Not bad for $20!

The 3 that didn’t fit (picture below): “Banana Republic” maroon 100% silk top, “INC” maroon patterned top 100% silk, “For Joseph” lightweight darkwash 100% cotton jean trousers. The lightweight jeans were my biggest disappointment because they look bigger than the other pants I picked up that seem to have magical shrinking powers and seem 3 sizes too small when I try them on. Brand new with tags and a dark wash.  I tired them on twice because I really thought I was having a pants trying on failure moment but nope, they just plain didn’t fit.

The 3 that weren’t flattering on me (below): “Nurture” 100% Merino hunter green tank, “Koret” Black and white striped T (with some little yellow stripes), “Sigrid Olsen Sport” red thin-stripped capris.

The Coats / Jackets (below): “Gap” red / rust colored stretch corduroy jacket in a jean jacket style, “The F.L. Collection” brown / auburn colored corduroy fitted jacket with elbow patches, “Harvé Bernard by Senard Roltzman” vibrantblue (UK blue) 70% wool, 20% nylon pea coat (I need to sew the buttons tighter) but is one of my favorites that I picked up.

The Grays (below): “Lauren by Ralph Laren” cotton shawl collar sweater which is another favorite, “Chelsea & Violet” 53% wool, 25% acrylic lightweight snap front cardigan, “Calvin Klein” 100% silk wrap front sleeveless blouse which needs a cami under it.

The Pants / Bottoms: “Talbots” cotton khakis new with tags they have a horse riding inspired look to them and are a nice thickness, “J.H. Collectibles” aqua capris, “Studio Y” brown dress shorts / capris they hit below the knee … which sounds bad but they look better on than you would think.

More layers: “Allison Daley” navy, cream and metallic gold large houndstooth jacket,  “Max Studio” black and gold (non-metallic) lightweight hoodie, “Coldwater Creek” navy lace button up shirt with three quarter length sleeves.

The Sleepers & Tank: “Ann Taylor” long sleeve scoop neck t-shirt in a deep pink or pinky plum, “Evie” 55% silk, 20% viscos, 20% nylon, tank in a green apple / light lime color which will be great under things but not by itself, “Olo” periwinkle zip up fuzzy jacket (I knew when I bought this that it would be a sleep item.)

 

Did I have a process? Yes, but I didn’t have any idea what that would be before I was inside:

  • 1st I glanced at the shoes and decided not to bother with them because they took up so much space in the bag (and I wasn’t seeing any that immediately screamed my name.)
  • then onto the pants because they didn’t seem to have as much in my size range as other sizes. I wanted to pick over them before other people.
    1. I picked out anything I thought I might like and held it
    2. reviewed them on the hangers
    3. put anything back I thought would flat out not fit or really wasn’t quite what I had thought it was at first glance
    4. removed the tags to put in the pink plastic bags on the walls per the employees instructions
    5. removed the garment from the hanger and neatly folded it and placed in the bag.
  • then onto the tops and repeat steps 1-5 for both large and medium tops (they had a variety of brands so I look through both because some brands run small and some brands don’t.)
  • then I still had some space left in the bag so I glanced at the shoes again, not seeing anything in my size, and headed off to the room with the jackets and coats. Since jackets and coats take up a lot of space and because they can be tried on over things I went ahead and tried on quite a few but there were still no mirrors so I held onto those I wasn’t sure of until I was done and repeated steps 1-5 again. The blue coat had gone immediately into my bag after being tried on.
  • Bag is full, pay my $20 cash and leave happy. I know I at least have a new coat. 🙂

My favorites of the bunch are a vibrant UK blue coat, a Ralph Lauren grey shawl collar sweater, and the fact I actually have three new pairs of bottoms.

Have you ever participated in a bag sale? What did you think and is it common for them to not have dressing rooms? Do you have a plan of action going in in order to get the best deals?