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
Sheila of Ephemera
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
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!!
And here is my eyelet 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!
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My favourite of last week is: No favourite as I am on a holiday.
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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.
Looking forward to that Rena! I am curious to know what bands you like!
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.
Something for the wishlist right!
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
Eyelet is one of my favorites! Love seeing everyone’s styles! Your blouse with the eyelet sleeves is so pretty!
Jill – Doused in Pink
Thank you very much Jill!
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!
Haha, that’s funny. But I honestly didn’tknow anything about this print. Enjoy your Sunday!
Eyelet was one of my fabric designs this summer. Love you blouse Nancy! Thanks so much for the link up!
Thanks Kathrine, I always liked it a lot and never owned it!
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!
Thank you Kellyann!
Everyone is wearing such lovely eyelet pieces. Thanks for the party!
Thanks for joining Amy!
A lot of pretty eyelet. I think it is a pretty detail without being too girly.
Indeed! A very grown up fun print!
So much eyelet goodness! You certainly can’t go wrong with this lovely fabric!
It’s lovely isn’t it! THanks Laura!
Love the eyelets!!
Curated by Jennifer
Lovely styles from everyone. Thanks for including me Nancy and also for the linkup. Jacqui x
And thank you for joining us Jacqui!
Such a great selection of eyelet items! Thanks for hosting today’s link-up!
Thank you Rosemary!
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.
We don’t have TJ Maxx here but often wish we had!
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!
Thank you very much Di!
Loved seeing everyone’s looks! Eyelet has always been one of my very favorites <3
Mine too, but never wore it! Isn’t that weird. Thanks Lizzie!
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,
I don’t know why I deserve your kind words, but I am enjoying them!
Lots to love in this post, Nancy! I hope you’re enjoying your vacation! And, thanks for the link party!
I love seeing everybody’s eyelet! So pretty! And yet, I don’t have any. But I do have band tees!
I think so too! So I am looking forward to see which one you will come up with!
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
I hope you get into some smoother times now Jess!
Thanks for hosting and including me, Nancy! I’m loving all these different styles, but particularly Mireille’s top! xxx
Thanks for joining us! Always a pleasure to feature you!
I love eyelets too! It always looks very romantic!
Yes it does and very summery!
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!
Haha, perhaps next month!
What a fun mix of eyelet! I laughed that both Ann and I wore green eyelet.
Thank you so much for hosting!
Yes that was nice right! Thanks Sheila! We always appreciate your contributions!