Sweet Eyelet: A Perennial Spring Favorite

There’s something so fresh about the texture of eyelet pieces.  It’s no surprise then that this lace alternative emerges as a trend this time of year.

Back in 2008, I ‘splurged’ on a Tahari eyelet dress, spending $79.99 (retail: $348).  It’s a classic shift dress with puff sleeves and a buttoned down front. The embroidered eyelet is a chic floral cutout over a white silky lining.

I was willing to spend more on this dress because of its impeccable quality and design.  It was a good buy, too, because I’ve worn this dress to everything from a sophisticated evening affair to the classroom on a regular teaching day.

Four springs later, this eyelet dress remains a favorite.

Dress—Tahari via Marshalls (similar)
Belt—MICHAEL Michael Kors via TJ Maxx
Shoes—Max Studio via Marshalls
Earrings—Kendra Scott “Danielle” via Nordstrom
Bangle—Amrita Singh via Gilt


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  1. March 29, 2012 / 4:25 pm

    I've always admired this dress … It is a beautiful piece of clothing … a daisy.

  2. March 29, 2012 / 4:52 pm

    Very pretty, love the pattern.

  3. March 29, 2012 / 7:15 pm

    I love your choice of accent colors!!! Very cute 😉

  4. March 29, 2012 / 11:32 pm

    You've definitely demonstrated that a classic piece is often worth the investment. Love the wedges!

  5. March 30, 2012 / 12:50 am

    Cute shoes!

  6. March 30, 2012 / 1:17 am

    Oh…this dress is beautiful. What's funny is that I have a skirt from Talbots with a similar (or same?) pattern…but in the color of your shoes! =)

  7. March 30, 2012 / 1:35 am

    It's a really pretty dress…and if I was wearing it in my classroom, the students' attention would never waver.

  8. March 31, 2012 / 3:25 pm

    I just love the detail at the top, too. Great find, great buy! I think I only have one eyelet piece but I *love* it – it's a kelly green pencil skirt from Talbots which I picked up a few summers ago in DC. Definitely a warm-weather staple.