White Eyelet Dress

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White dresses can be hard to find and just plain tricky. I know that many people steer away from an all white dress out of fear of feeling too bride-like, stain friendly, or seasonally limiting. This Spring I’m really looking for pieces that will fit and that I’ll love in years to come, and when I stumbled upon this eyelet white dress it captured my eye in the best way and definitely seemed to fit the bill of the exception to a white dress rule. With the eyelet detail, it’s not your average dress and can easily be toughened up with a leather jacket or the right booties. This dress is surprisingly versatile although it appears a bit one dimensional because it has a higher neckline and is easy to layer over.

I can’t get enough of these Dolce Vita sandals in moss green – it’s one of those purchases that I made on spot in store well in advance of Spring because they felt like they were meant to be as soon as they hit my foot. I wore these for a staggering 15 hours on Friday and was shocked at how comfortable they are.. hands down the most doable pair that I own! What do you think? Are you willing to wear all white dresses?

PS – This dress is currently on sale at Nastygal, one of my favorite online shops for brands like Dolce Vita and other affordable dresses, etc! (and if you’re wondering on sizing, I’m wearing a small)


Dress / Dolce Vita eyelet dress (on sale right now!)  •  Sandals / Dolce Vita Niro sandals  •  Necklace / Bauble Bar ‘Macchu Picchu’  •  Bracelets / J.CrewAnthropologie, and Green Goddess (gifted)  •  Sunglasses / UO Sunglasses (similar version)  •  Bag / Vintage Balenciaga (similar)

Photos by Blair Culwell, The Fox & She

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  • Reply Amy @ The American-Made Guide to Life

    Cute. Love the sandals you paired with the dress.

    May 2, 2014 at 6:26 pm
  • Reply Casey

    Eyelet just screams Spring

    April 30, 2014 at 10:20 am
  • Reply blair {at} the fox and she

    adorable! I loved this dress on you and had so much fun this weekend!!

    April 30, 2014 at 10:15 am
  • Reply Stefanie // Life on the Squares

    I have a white eyelet dress from asos that I love – but i think you’re right about the stigma that goes along with LWDs… I think I need to invest in more of them – I have too many LBDs and not nearly enough LWDs

    xo, Stefanie

    April 29, 2014 at 2:07 pm
    • Reply cpetric

      I totally agree.. I’m all for a winter white change up and something different from black!

      April 29, 2014 at 9:32 pm
  • Reply Anne

    Those sandals really are great! I love how they add a little toughness to the sweet dress.

    April 29, 2014 at 2:04 pm
    • Reply cpetric

      Thanks Anne! I like the twist too and am glad you noticed :)

      April 29, 2014 at 9:31 pm
  • Reply Bethann Wagner

    This dress is darling! I love Nasty Gal. They can do no wrong!

    April 29, 2014 at 12:01 pm
    • Reply cpetric

      I couldn’t agree more.. love the brands they’re stocking always!

      April 29, 2014 at 9:31 pm
  • Reply Meghan

    Love the detail on this dress – everything from the high neckline to the sweetheart detailing – so cute!

    April 29, 2014 at 9:21 am
    • Reply cpetric

      Thank you! The sweetheart detail is so great, I love that subtle touch!

      April 29, 2014 at 9:31 pm

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