Monday, July 18, 2011

Look for Less ~ Eyelet Dress

Although I have previously professed my love for little white dresses (here), I only had a white sheath (worn at our vow renewal ceremony).  While I loved the one I already owned, I was craving a more casual sundress style.  And I kept coming back to this picture of Eva Mendes in her eyelet lace Dolce & Gabbana version.   

Knowing that July brings major markdowns on summer inventory at most stores, I decided it was the perfect time to search.  This silhouette is a little more "sweet" than I normally go for, but I knew I could add a belt & some edgy accessories to help balance it out.

Banana Republic Eyelet Strapless Dress (here) - retail $130; bought for $34

Details I love: White eyelet lace is crisp & feminine, boning at sides means I won't be "pulling it up" constantly, classic shape is ultra-flattering.


6 comments : said...

What a steal! Did you buy online or in-store?

Kimberly said...

I bought it in the store (they were having an extra 40% off sale prices + I had a 25% off coupon) - and it's a good thing I did because I had to go down a size for a perfect fit!

The PvdH Journal said...

i love eyelet. it reminds me of my boarding school days in CT (and the Stepford Wives!)

xx PvdH -designer and illustrator

Alysson said...

great buy!!! I am jealous- what a summer staple dress...and it will be gorgeous on you. XO

rosy+tart said...

I love a good white eyelet with nude heels. Love this look!

Alyson said...

SO so pretty! Such a steal, jealous. you'll have this for years.