We see eyelets everywhere!!! If you want to jump and follow the trend, some options below:
H&M: lace dress (on sale!), lace top, beaded skirt
J.Crew: Garden Eyelet (popbacks maybe), panel eyelet dress, Silk Chiffon Sweet Meadow, eyelet shirtdress, stretch eyelet dress, Collection lace shift, Collection eyelet jumpsuit and Collection Victorian lace (new arrival 23April14). Shoe-wise: perforated loafers (reviewed by Audreybella)
Anthropologie: terrace dress, Carissima dress and patio party dress
Gap: burnout dot and eyelet stripe shirts
Madewell: Eyelet hideaway, lattice work shirt and dress (on sale), eyelet wildfield dress
Tory Burch: Tiara dress, Trixy, Dakota, elena, perla, merida
Target: Merona Lace short-sleeve (similar to a J.Crew factory top) and AMBAr halter top (cute!)
And if you are into DIY, I found this link by Beaute J’adore….and yes, I like!! Picture below and link to her post.
image courtersy of Beaute J’adore
The windowpane dress is currently on sale with extra 30% off. A quick review below:
Pros: great quality, can be paired with shirts or worn without any, loving the vibrant colors and the slit detail is not bad but….
Cons: pretty high slit; the dress reaches my knees but the slit is mid thigh…
Material: mixture of wool and silk with poly lining
Fit: true to size
Sissi’s verdict: undecided…I like the colors and the fit is actually nice with a belt, but I’ll need to cover the high slit and not sure it is worth it then…if the slit works for you, then a keeper.
I have another collection item to review next week: the Collection Garden Eyelet Dress.
Stay tuned for next week!
One of my goals this year is to schedule which style I will be tending towards for a season (I usually just go with the flow of what I feel like or what is there in front of me) and to recycle clothes I already own. So I turned to the fashion runways to select two or three trends that I will strive to maintain for Spring and Summer 2014, mostly using clothes already in my closet. I blogged on some trends HERE.
- Item 1: Soft Pastels with contrasting belts and bright accessories. Am in love with the simplicity and muted tone of the outfits with the occasional pop of color 🙂
- Item 2: Whites with lace or metallic. I’ll strive to wear more whites with studded accessories or just metallic accents.
- Item 3: Keep it simple!! A dress with a belt and sandals, or pencil skirt with shirt…simple yet elegant 😉
Photos courtesy of gorgeautiful.com
Review of the week are the lace minis from J.Crew. I had purchased the retail Daisy Lace Mini (I know, short for tall girls) with the intent to adjust it. However, it was too big. As I was cleaning my closet for a trip to the consignment store, I saw the skirt and decided to part ways with it. Then I came across the copycat version in the factory store, the Factory Lace Mini in Scalloped Floral (go figure why such a long name for the exact same thing).
Anyway, both skirts look similar to me, with very subtle differences.
The retail version is a softer cotton, and its lace details are slightly more delicate. The factory version is a brighter white (I would call the retail white as creamy white), and there is a gorgeous poppy red available as well. Bottom line: they look and feel pretty much the same…while the factory skirt is now at half the cost of its retail counterpart…
Pros: gorgeous poppy red, very cute floral details with tulle/organza background
Cons: length…seriously 😦
Fit: True to size, but oh so short!
Material: 100% cotton with polyester tulle/organza at the bottom (underneath the floral details)
Sissi’s verdict: if you can manage the length, check the factory version.
I like how FitFabMom paired hers. You can also look at Simply Lulu’s.
Have been seeing a LOT of flutted skirts, most too short for me but I started wondering how to pair them. If you are wondering as well, checkout the article from FashionSpot. And if you are into DIY your own clothes, this easy tutorial from A Pair and A Spare DIY could be handy…I may try it to get a decent flutter skirt (read long enough…).
My three fav looks from Fashion Spot below: