Finally got round to showing you the butterfly print maxi dress I wore the weekend I celebrated my birthday with my family... it seems so long ago now. It's also a very long time since I owned a maxi dress - not including the vintage gown I wore to the UK Blog Awards: The last one I had was cotton and had tiers of lace in the skirt (nicer than it sounds), but I stepped in the lace gaps and ripped it at least twice. I have a habit of getting my heels caught in a maxi when I kneel down: I know that ripping sound all too well (anyone else do this)?!
I got this dress (Marks & Spencer again, I make no apologies for my current M&S obsession) partly as a summer dress and partly for my holiday next month in Santorini. Cannot wait. I saw the Asos pointed lace-up heels very soon after I got the dress and knew they'd be perfect together. They also look great with cropped jeans so you'll be seeing more of them, I can promise you that...! The mirrored sunglasses were a gift from my parents for my birthday (I chose them) and the coloured lenses couldn't have coordinated better with the colours in the dress. The Yosa tough cuff was the perfect finishing touch.
So another throw-it-on dress for the summer, and again a nice change from my usual fit-and-flare style that I always tend to go for. I'm breaking out of my comfort zone left, right and centre this year ;)
Are any of you still planning a holiday wardrobe? I'm loving all the end-of-season sales for holiday essentials - if you can recommend any to me let me know in the comments (oh and if you've been to Santorini yourself, please tell me what it was like)!
Dress: Marks & Spencer | Shoes: Asos | Sunglasses: Asos | Earrings: Old, unknown | Watch: Seiko | Cuff: c/o Yosa | Nails: Barry M Gelly Blueberry
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P.S. Like this post? You might also enjoy my Birthday Dinner Outfit (another maxi, this time a black and white striped skirt)!
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