This 'French Toile' print has been one of my favorite emerging trends throughout the year, but I have to be honest I had no idea what the term really meant. So today was the day I actually did a little bit of a Google search!
Apparently 'toile', pronounced 'twall', actually means cloth in French. But in terms of the print, it refers to a highly detailed, decorative print featuring repeating, monochromatic illustrations of pastoral scenes- inspired by Chinese porcelain. So in short, a girly print with little animals and florals. Even shorter, very Emily!
While the print was traditionally blue or black on white linen, I've seen all sorts of variations as this print has been popping up more and more. This pink one by Victoria Dunn has to be my favorite to date!
This is part of VD's Secret Garden Collection, and this 'Songbird' print is the sweetest mix of birds and florals. My mom has always loved birds, which has given me a soft spot for this dress. I texted her these pictures and she said, "OMG are those birds?", for context.
I styled it here with some ballet flat mules that are on sale for $24, my little blush Kate Spade bag, and this slim headband Lele Sadoughi was kind enough to send over.