Eyelet! The Good Buy/Good-Bye Book

eyelet collage

Eyelet seemed like a nice theme for this month, but Shelbee and I were wondering where exactly eyelet comes from, what does it mean. Well I like to be short and concise, but I’m sure that if you prefer to read an extensive explanation, you can find it on my dear friend’s blog.

Eyelet, or broderie Anglaise, refers to an embroidered lace work whose main design element is the eyelets, small holes connected by satin patches. It is usually incorporated into cotton as the edges of clothing or linens. The holes – or eyes – are grouped into patterns further delineated by simple embroidery stitches on the surrounding material. The work is usually done with white thread on white fabric. The technique originated in 16th-century Europe and was not limited to England, as the name suggests. In the 19th century it was widely used on nightwear and underwear. Modern broderie anglaise is usually made by machine. There you have it, had to Google it.

Shelbee of Shelbee On the Edge and myself started this series after we had hosted The Bad Buy Book for a year. Now we are ready for a new challenge! Every 15th of the month we show our Good Buy or Good-Bye item. And we want you to join!

What is The Good Buy/Good-Bye Book about?

It is a collage of outfits! You can choose yourself whether you want to show a Good Buy (which is an item you are really exited about) or a Good-Bye ( which is an item you are going to say good bye to). We will keep buying a Bad Buy from now and then, you know, it was so cheap, you were in a hurry and really wanted(needed) to buy something etc. But of course we also have those purchases that can make us so very happy. A piece of clothing that you have had for years and that you also wear a lot. Or something you bought on a holiday, and every time you wear it you get that holiday feeling back. Every month you can choose which item you want to send in. A Good Buy or a Good-Bye. We will provide a theme for each month!

So let’s start with The Good Buy/Good-Bye Book: Eyelet!

First my dear blogging friend and co-host Shelbee of Shelbee on the Edge

eyelet top in white 
I recently bought this white eyelet cropped top from Charlotte Russe to wear with my high waisted summer bottoms. I liked it enough to also buy it in black. While this style of top has worked for a few summer outfits this year, I don’t know if it is a Good Buy yet. I don’t feel quite like myself in this style, but I will hold onto the tops for a while longer since they have come in handy so far.
 

Sheila of Ephemera

green eyelet dress

I bought this dress in 2010, so I’ve had this green cotton dress for 12 years(!) and this is its 18th wearing (Flashback here, scroll down). It’s definitely been a Good Buy!

Jodie of Jodie’s Touch of Style

eyelet white blouse

I don’t have a lot of eyelet but I found this fabulous OFS top at a local boutique earlier this spring, and I love it. It’s definitely been a good buy because it’s white and goes with everything, yet it has a lot of the extras that I LOVE!!

eyelet sleeves on white tee
I bought this shirt from Target just a couple years ago after seeing it on another blogger.  While it isn’t necessarily my favorite shirt I do love the eyelet trim detail on the sleeves and the fact that it’s white means I can a pair it with almost anything.  It was definitely a good buy.
green eyelet top
I bought this green peasant style eyelet blouse in the New Look summer sales in 2018. It’s one of my absolute favourite tops to wear on a hot summer’s day, and I’ve lost count of the outfits it has been part of over the years. I was thrilled to find its pale pink sister in a charity shop two years later, although this hasn’t been worn quite as many times as this gorgeous green one. Definitely a Good Buy, in fact, one of my best ever!
Jacqui of Mummabstylish
fashion blogger
Bought this top a couple of years ago, and think it goes well with lots of outfits. Particularly like it with this floaty skirt.
Mireille of Chez Mireille
green eyelet top
Tjmaxx for the win at the end of the summer. These 2 eyelet tops were $3 and $2 and gorgeous colors!

And here is my eyelet tee

eyelet white tee

On Shelbee’s blog I am wearing a gorgeous pink eyelet blouse that is my favourite. But this simple tee with lovely puf sleeves is so lovely too! I wore it in this post on a grey plaid suit. This was the first season that I ever wore eyelet. But I do love it a lot!

October’s theme will be: Band tee!

And now hop over to Shelbee’s blog to see what the other fashion bloggers are wearing!

Send your photo with a few sentences if it is a Good Buy or a Good-Bye and we will put you in the spotlights! Send it please before the 10th of each month to shelbeeontheedge@gmail.com or to batennancy@gmail.com

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48 Comments

  1. 16th September 2022 / 18:22

    Thanks for the mini history lesson, Nancy. Everyone has shown how lovely this motif can fit into any style or personal taste. And I’m sorry to have missed out on sharing a couple of my favorite eyelet pieces. I’ll be sure to share my GB/GB band tees next month.

    Rena
    http://www.finewhateverblog.com

    • nancy
      Author
      18th September 2022 / 18:22

      Looking forward to that Rena! I am curious to know what bands you like!

  2. 16th September 2022 / 18:22

    A fine selection of eyelets! A favourite look, although the only blouse I had was donated to charity. A gap I’ll fill for next summer.

    • nancy
      Author
      18th September 2022 / 18:22

      Something for the wishlist right!

  3. 16th September 2022 / 18:22

    Lovely to see you all together here. Broderie Anglais is such a feminine material, isn’t it? A summer staple material to have in your wardrobe. I hope you are well Nancy. Have a good weekend xx

    • nancy
      Author
      18th September 2022 / 18:22

      Thanks Laurie!

  4. 16th September 2022 / 18:22

    Eyelet is one of my favorites! Love seeing everyone’s styles! Your blouse with the eyelet sleeves is so pretty!

    Jill – Doused in Pink

    • nancy
      Author
      18th September 2022 / 18:22

      Thank you very much Jill!

  5. 16th September 2022 / 18:22

    I love all the pretty eyelet especially the green things…Sheila’s dress and Ann and Mireille’s tops! I didn’t go into much detail about what eyelet is on my blog so I am really glad that you did! Have a great weekend, my friend!

    Shelbee

    • nancy
      Author
      18th September 2022 / 18:22

      Haha, that’s funny. But I honestly didn’tknow anything about this print. Enjoy your Sunday!

    • nancy
      Author
      18th September 2022 / 18:22

      Thanks Kathrine, I always liked it a lot and never owned it!

  6. 16th September 2022 / 18:22

    I love eyelet -says spring and summer to me! One o f my favorite tops has the sweetest eyelet sleeves.
    Have a great weekend Nancy!
    xo,
    Kellyann

    • nancy
      Author
      18th September 2022 / 18:22

      Thank you Kellyann!

  7. 16th September 2022 / 18:22

    Everyone is wearing such lovely eyelet pieces. Thanks for the party!

    • nancy
      Author
      18th September 2022 / 18:22

      Thanks for joining Amy!

    • nancy
      Author
      18th September 2022 / 18:22

      Indeed! A very grown up fun print!

  8. 16th September 2022 / 18:22

    So much eyelet goodness! You certainly can’t go wrong with this lovely fabric!

    • nancy
      Author
      18th September 2022 / 18:22

      It’s lovely isn’t it! THanks Laura!

    • nancy
      Author
      18th September 2022 / 18:22

      Thanks Jennifer!

  9. 16th September 2022 / 18:22

    Lovely styles from everyone. Thanks for including me Nancy and also for the linkup. Jacqui x

    • nancy
      Author
      18th September 2022 / 18:22

      And thank you for joining us Jacqui!

    • nancy
      Author
      18th September 2022 / 18:22

      Thank you Rosemary!

  10. Joanne
    16th September 2022 / 18:22

    These are all so lovely! After reading Murielle’s blub I’m thinking I need to shop TJ Maxx more often. Her top is lovely and you can’t beat the price tag.

    • nancy
      Author
      18th September 2022 / 18:22

      We don’t have TJ Maxx here but often wish we had!

  11. 16th September 2022 / 18:22

    Wonderful to see you and all of the lovely ladies in eyelet-it’s a great post topic and fabric to celebrate the end of the summer season! Thanks for sharing the link up and have a good weekend!

    • nancy
      Author
      18th September 2022 / 18:22

      Thank you very much Di!

  12. Lizzie
    16th September 2022 / 18:22

    Loved seeing everyone’s looks! Eyelet has always been one of my very favorites <3

    Lizzie
    http://www.lizzieinlace.com

    • nancy
      Author
      18th September 2022 / 18:22

      Mine too, but never wore it! Isn’t that weird. Thanks Lizzie!

  13. jodie
    17th September 2022 / 18:22

    Gosh, I just love your blouse with the puff sleeves Nancy, and what a wonderful surprise to find me featured right next to you.
    Thank you for always being such a wonderful person,
    XOXO
    Jodie
    http://www.jtouchofstyle.com

    • nancy
      Author
      18th September 2022 / 18:22

      I don’t know why I deserve your kind words, but I am enjoying them!

    • nancy
      Author
      18th September 2022 / 18:22

      Thanks Marsha!

    • nancy
      Author
      18th September 2022 / 18:22

      I think so too! So I am looking forward to see which one you will come up with!

  14. 17th September 2022 / 18:22

    Ive just had lots recently going on, but will have to join in at some point! I love seeing the different styles of eyelet and that tee nacy with the eyelet sleeves is so pretty. Grist pairing the feminine with more structured pieces too!

    Have a great weekend
    jess xx

    • nancy
      Author
      18th September 2022 / 18:22

      I hope you get into some smoother times now Jess!

  15. 17th September 2022 / 18:22

    Thanks for hosting and including me, Nancy! I’m loving all these different styles, but particularly Mireille’s top! xxx

    • nancy
      Author
      18th September 2022 / 18:22

      Thanks for joining us! Always a pleasure to feature you!

  16. 18th September 2022 / 18:22

    I love eyelets too! It always looks very romantic!

    • nancy
      Author
      18th September 2022 / 18:22

      Yes it does and very summery!

  17. 19th September 2022 / 18:22

    I love the white blouse on you, Nancy! I actually have a lovely white top that would have worked for this theme! But I always run out of time. Never mind!
    Hugs
    Suzy xx

    • nancy
      Author
      19th September 2022 / 18:22

      Haha, perhaps next month!

  18. 19th September 2022 / 18:22

    What a fun mix of eyelet! I laughed that both Ann and I wore green eyelet.

    Thank you so much for hosting!

    • nancy
      Author
      20th September 2022 / 18:22

      Yes that was nice right! Thanks Sheila! We always appreciate your contributions!

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