Wednesday, May 25, 2011

To The Max

So there's a story behind this dress. Back in August and September I had a wedding to go to and a black tie function to go to. In my hunt for dresses, I spotted, ordered by ended up returning a brightly coloured maxi with splashes of pattern, I found a great black dress for my function and something else for the wedding. But the dress looked a little something like this...

Dress, Odd independent shop that was closing down, £5
Cardigan, Primark

Dress, odd independent shop that was closing down £5
T-Shirt, H&M
Cardigan, H&M £9.99
Shoes, H&M
Crossbody Alicia Bag, Nica
Full Length photos thanks to The Guy
Recognise it from the little preview of my recent purchases? That's right, I found it in a shop that was closing down when perusing the shops last week. I'm not sure if it is the exact same one, but it's certainly a strong enough reminder of the original for me to buy it. For £5, I figured there was little to lose, particularly as the original cost around £20.

Loving the bright colours and it's actually quite versatile- so far I've worn it with a cardigan, with a t-shirt over it (as you can see above) and also with a simple v-neck black jumper over the top and a t-shirt underneath.

The only, ever so slight, tiny weeny down side of the maxi dress is dirty feet. Because it's so close to the ground, it tends to drag across the top of my feet leaving me with horrendously dirty feet. I feel I may end up having to take a couple of centimetres of the bottom.

But aside that, I'm loving this dress. Comfy- check. Versatile- check. Something a bit different- check. Suitable for the bipolar weather- check. I wore it on Saturday to travel South. When I left uni it was cloudy and practically gale force winds as well as being chilled but London was beautifully warm and sunny so this worked nicely for both without having to change on the way down or walk the streets of London feeling over hot.

So what do you think? Too much colour and print? A dose of summer despite the reluctant weather?


Anonymous said...

I like the fit and swirl of the dress. I am not sure about the patterns and colors. I think there is a bit too much going on, but I also think you toned it down well by keeping the rest of your outfit simple and clean.

K A T H L E E N said...

looks fab! that print is amazing on u! xxo

Sarah Lou said...

It looks lovely!

The mix of colours and print makes it quite eye-catching - in a good way of course :)

Really suits you!


Sarah said...

I really like it, very colourful and fits well! Love how you wear it differently too :D xx

Kirstin said...

I love crazy patterns, the colours look amazing on you!

Samantha Lui said...

Hey Chloe!! THanks for the lovely comment and showing me Ayden's blog. I love it!

And the dress is gorgeous!! I don't think I can pull off Maxi dresses...but maybe now I should try it out! It also seems to be an easy way to make an outfit nice! And there's never too much colour and print :P ;)

The Cat Hag said...

Hey Sweetie, I am loving this dress on you!

You look fabulous, and it is definitely a very versatile piece that can suit any weather and many occasions. ♥

My packages were un-trackable unfortunately so now I just gotta see if the sellers would rectify the situation. Bah. :(

The Cat Hag

Laura said...

such a lovely maxi. probably something i may have overlooked but after seeing yours i want something similar aha xoxo

inge luciana said...

the maxi looks perfect on you :)

Filipa said...

£5! What a bargain!
That dress is lovely, and it looks great with the t-shirt layered on top of it.

roberto syrious said...

lovely super colorful dress!!
hope you'll follow me and i'll do the same.

Syriously in Fashion

Maria Fallon said...

I really like this, I am such a big fan of maxis at the moment! Thank you for the chat yesterday it really cheered me up and I hope your exam went OK!

Maria xxx

LittleMissLee said...

really love this maxi, so colourful and pretty, and love how youve mixed it up by layering it with a tee.

I also agree with your comment on my blog, blogging has made me very aware of mixing my wardrobe up a bit more, in terms of combination's


GrĂ¡inne said...

This is such a beautiful maxi dress! The colours are amazing. I nervously bought my first maxi dress yesterday but I went with plain old black to ease myself in! Can't wait to wear it! And maybe some day I'll ease myself up to the rainbow brights!

Paint it Black said...

Wow that maxi dress is stunning and what a steal love it xoxo