Chloe Bisou and I promised ourselves this year that we would stay away from flamingos. We’ve been flamingo obsessed for the past several summers and this year, we thought enough was enough.
But on one of my trips to Joann Fabric and Crafts this summer, there it was, staring me right in the face: the most perfect, colorful flamingo print. AND… it was on sale.
So OBVI, I couldn’t help myself. What can I say? Maybe it’s because flamingos are always pink or because I tend to gravitate toward tropical prints– either way, I’m still infatuated.
Last year’s flamingo skirts were flirty and full, but this year we decided to use our flamingos to make peplum style dresses.
We also hear a lot of style “gurus” talk about how peplums are a tired “played out” style, but I disagree. Peplum skirts and dresses are SO flattering and universally stylish. Anything that nips in at the smallest part of a my waist and has a ruffle that masks my trouble areas (hips, butt, and stomach), I’m happy to wear!
Chloe Bisou and I also added a tie-back to control how snug we want the fit of our dresses. Such a comfortable dress for both us! We can’t wait to wear these dresses through the warm days in San Diego this fall.
In the end, it always comes back to flamingos… perhaps we’ll try to break our obsession next year (although it’s not likely-ha!)
Heather: Flamingo print dress, handmade by The Stylish Bisou. White heels, from my closet, find a similar pair here. White cat eye sunglasses, ZeroUV.com. Drop earrings, originally from Forever21, find your own pair of favorite earrings here.
Chloe Bisou: Flamingo print peplum style dog dress & white pearls, handmade by The Stylish Bisou.