I fell in love with Anthropologie’s Oiseau Maxi Dress as soon as it came out (this keeps popping back in stock. With the 25% off sale, you might be able to call and find it in a store). The bold graphic bird print reminded me of one of my favorite dresses (ironically never shown on this blog), the Indigo Shoal Dress.
However, as much as I loved the idea of it, I knew I would never wear it without having to have some sort of coverage on my arms. The straps were just too thin for my comfort level.
It finally went on sale and miraculously enough, it also happened to be during Anthropologie’s extra 20% off sale price promotion.
I swooped in and grabbed it.
The dramatic ruffled bottom was such an unexpected, sweet surprise.
Because it was September and the end of summer, I did not want to wear it with a denim jacket as I had planned. Instead I borrowed my daughter’s Forever 21 Cardigan.
One of the great things about having a teenage daughter is borrowing her stuff.
One of the not so great things? The borrowing goes both ways.
I had no idea what Oiseau meant when I purchased the dress.
Want to take a guess?
It is French for “bird.”
I probably should have made that deduction.
What kind of birds or Oiseaus would you say these are?
I am really unsure about the answer. I just know I like them.
Do you own any animal print dresses?
I believe I own four.
I could be wrong.
Sometimes it feels as though my brain has flown the coop. It needs to come home to roost. That would make me happy as a lark.
Groan. Sorry about the idioms. I really need to quit them cold turkey.
P.S. * I shared this on The Pleated Poppy!
*this post was edited using VSCO’s C1 filter at level 3 and contrast at level 1.