You know how I am always buying clothes… Wait. Let me finish. You know how I am always buying clothes… without knowing what their clothing name means?
It happened again.
With the Nanda Maxi Dress (now sold out).
I bought it because it had an amazing Suzani pattern on it. The colors. The flow. I loved everything about it.
Except the price. I finally picked it up for around 80% off.
I paired it with my cardigan I picked up last year for $20 at Anthropologie.
I think the back of it is so pretty.
Names. We were talking about names.
So, I typed in “Nanda” into Google. You will never guess what popped up.
The first thing that popped up was an acronym. NANDA stood for “North America Nursing Diagnosis Association.”
Um, I am pretty sure that is not the vision Anthropologie meant for people to have when naming their maxi dress. Besides, I imagine if they were going to name a dress after a nurse’s association, it would be white.
I increased my search.
Anthropologie tends to name things after two things. Yep. Two things. Regions. And birds. I typed in “Nanda Region.” And I found it. It is a mountain in India called Nanda Devi. The highest mountain in India to be exact.
Of course it is.
Do you look up the names of your clothes? Or is that just me? I like to think they are like meeting new friends and people. Once I know their name. Their real name. The meaning. I can figure out a little more about them. Give them a deeper character.
Give them a deeper meaning. Than just clothes.
Whoa! That’s a little too deep.
Let’s go back to keeping our heads in the clouds. I know a certain mountain that would be perfect for the task.