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:

more-eyelet-dresses-2013

(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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Gold Accents –
Elle ballet flats from Kohl’s, Forever21 Necklaces, & Earrings from JCPenney

1) Goldtone & white quartz hoop earrings from JC Penney (better looking than their pic)
2) Gold Beaded Forever21 necklace (not found online)
3) Black and Gold tribal beaded necklace from Forever21
4) Elle suede ballet flats with gold chain and tassels in magenta from Kohl’s

Usually I buy more silver than gold but I’ve been finding more cute gold items lately.

Make something Monday:
spring / summer scarf

Inspired by the Forever21 scarf I bought (as seen in my May Birchbox unboxing video and below), I decided to make a few more.

Forever21 scarf

I will note that it is actually cheaper to just buy a scarf from Forever21 because you will need 2 yards for the length scarf I made. You however get a larger choice in fabrics by learning to make your own.

Here are the two scarves I made:

   

 

Try and ignore the purple shirt under the sarong. I didn’t want to change to demonstrate some possible tying options. 🙂

Supplies needed:

  • Sewing machine. I’ll try and do a few no sew projects in the future but this you probably need a sewing machine for.
  • 2 yards fabric. Something that’s thin and drapey. Chiffon, silk, even a light polyester. This is where going into the store and feeling fabrics is actually a good idea. This will be against your skin so if you don’t like how it feels, don’t buy it because you’ll be less likely to wear it if you don’t like how it feels. You’ll be using the full length for the scarf but you will only need a 16-17 inch strip for the size scarf I made. Both of the fabrics I chose were $4.95/yard. You can use the remainder for a sarong like I did above or to make scarves for your friends.
  • Thread to match. Around $3 each. Don’t forget an empty bobbin if you don’t have one at home.
  • Rolled hem sewing machine foot. Between $9 and $30 depending on your machine. Again, I already had this at home. I can’t imagine doing this project with a regular foot however you might be able to do a single tiny fold with zig zag stitch depending on your fabric but it’s not going to give you quite the same clean finish.
A couple of quick photos mid-process:
 


Videos I referenced:

Sewing a rolled hem:

I found this video useful to correct some of the mistakes I was making on my first attempt at sewing a rolled hem on light fabric. I’ve actually done a rolled hem on cotton before and the machine foot did a lot of the work but with the lighter fabrics you have to pay attention to the details more.


Scarf tying (European Loop is my favorite, then fake knot and braid):


Sarong / pareo tying:

Pareo and Sarong Tying for Womenhttp://pareo.com 20 Ways How Women can Wear a Pareo or Sarong from pareo.com.

Some Forever21 necklaces May 2012

I went to forever21 thinking I wanted the following necklace: Twisted Beaded Necklace $8.80
http://www.forever21.com/Product/Product.aspx?BR=f21&Category=acc_necklace&ProductID=1000046792&VariantID= 

 

I’m sure it will look great on some people but it just wasn’t cutting it for me … or maybe it was just that shirt’s neckline.

So I tried on another: Tribal Beaded Necklace $9.80
http://www.forever21.com/Product/Product.aspx?BR=f21&Category=acc_necklace_bead&ProductID=1000044397&VariantID=

Better but I have no idea what earrings I would wear with this. Ideally I could find something in a gold but my current gold earrings are on the shiny side and not so tribal antique.

There are now some others that are new that I want to go in and try on.
I think Forever21 may be my new obsession.