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!
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 email@example.com or to firstname.lastname@example.org
By joining The Good Buy/Good-Bye Book, you agree to receive a monthly reminder email for next month!
My favourite of last week is: No favourite as I am on a holiday.
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