Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Guess what? It's another floral maxi!

That's right folks, I'm back with another floral maxi dress! I picked this little beauty up in H&M, figuring that it would be perfect for my holiday and I am totally in love with the print and colours- you really can't go wrong with neon floral print! Maxi lengths are a favourite of mine at the moment and they are perfect for this weird transitioning weather we are having at the moment too...

Dress: H&M, jacket: Principles, belt: vintage, shoes:New Look, bag: Miss Selfridge
The one issue I have though is the length, I know it's a maxi dress but this dress was literally sweeping the floor [niiice] before I tied it up at the bottom. I'm hoping I can persuade my mum to shorten it for me as I am pretty lethal with a pair of scissors as I just don't know when to stop chopping (as many dodgy fringes will  testify!) 


The colours on this were a perfect match for my blue shoes and belt, lovely accessories that are often passed over for something less challenging (i.e. nude or black shoes!) I love it when an outfit comes together and this one made me feel elegant and apparently I even looked taller, no bad thing in my book! I also painted my toenails for the first time in about 2 months and the hot pink shade was the perfect complement to the dress. I will definitely be taking this away with me...I have the most perfect black floppy hat to pair it with too! 



Even my hair seemed to behave! I am sad to announce though that my beloved bag has in fact died. The clasp broke less than a week after I bought it and needless to say, I was not impressed! I didn't repurchase it as I didn't want it to happen again but rather put the money towards something else * which I am very excited about sharing with you! 


This rather lovely card popped through my letter box not long ago from my lovely housemate Lisa. I have finished uni with a 2.2 (I was SO gutted to be 1.25 marks off a 2.1!) and this post marks the last photos taken by my beloved brick wall. I have had a fantastic time at uni despite my many health problems and although I am slightly disappointed with myself I am optimistic about the future :)

Do you have any summer essentials? How do you cope with disappointment?

* This something else is a rather  lovely sale purchase from none other than Topshop...see if you can guess which dress it is! 
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21 comments

ScienceGeek said...

Haha that card is awesome! Once again congratulations on your degree!

I love you dress and bag and the belt compliments it perfectly! I of course love your shoes as I have the same hehe xx

Blog to be Alive said...

I love that maxi dress! The colours are gorgeous. I really like how you've paired with with a more neutral jacket.

ali.avenue said...

love the dress!
xx ali avenue

Funny Little Frog said...

Gorgeous dress, I love how it looks tied at the bottom, I would be tempted to leave it that way xxx

PixieMils said...

You look stunning :) xxx

Hannah said...

gorgeous dress maria and what a lovely card, congrats again =)


Bow Dream Nation xx

Gem said...

Love the colours in that dress.
Congrats on finishing uni! 2:2 is great, that's what all the best people get. 2:1's are for people who don't have any fun at uni ;)
xx

Winnie said...

Oooh you look really stunning in that dress Maria, love the blue accessories. That is such a fab buy!

I think we've all experienced various set backs when it comes to school/uni but I wouldn't let it beat you up. You've come so far...uni is SO HARD! Lots of luck with the job hunt!

Sarah said...

That dress is gorgeous on you! Congrats on the 2.2 - it is frustrating you missed a 2.1 so narrowly though, can you appeal? But you did a degree! That's huge! And a 2.2 is great, so well done.

AbigailBanfield said...

Well done on your degree!! I'm starting uni in september, so I'm sure i'll realise soon how much work it takes to get a 2:2!!!
This dress is absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!!
xx

Amy said...

Firstly, you look beautiful.

Secondly, congratulations on finishing Uni! Don't be disappointed — a 2:2 is still brilliant.

Rachel said...

This dress is to die for! It fits you so well.

It is annoying that you were so close to a 2:1, but uni is so ridiculously hard and there's so much pressure that a 2:2 is still a fantastic achievement - well done!x

Michelle said...

Such a gorgeous dress Maria! It looks lovely with your (khaki?) little jacket (: Congrats with your Uni grade sweet, don't be disappointed, a 2:2 is still amazing! xx

Sherin said...

THe maxi dress is incredible. I love all the colours. Maybe wearing heels may help with the length?

Oh no about the bag. I can't believe it was such bad quality that it would break so quickly.

And that card is so pretty! Love it.

vintagereflection said...

Con grats on uni. That dress is great and looks fab on you! x

Gemx said...

Congrats on finishing uni! I love the maxi dress, it's gorgeous :) xx

Natasha said...

Congratulations on graduating, I bet you're really proud :) And I love the print and colour of the dress, it's a shame it was sweeping along the floor. It's one of the reasons I've not tried a maxi dress on at all, as I'm only 5ft tall. Sorry for taking so long to comment too, I've only just found the Post a Comment link. xxx

Leia said...

That card is adorable!

Leia

daisy kate said...

Congratulations on your graduation! And you can't go wrong in a floral maxi :)

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Filipa said...

Maxi dresses really really suit you! I only just discovered them!I thought that because I'm short they could never look good on me but alas i was so wrong! :) I'm sorry about your bag- I genuinely understand how you feel, I've had that happen to few of my fav bags and it always leaves me so so sad! :(

claire eloise said...

Oh Maria you look so gorgeous in that maxi dress! It is such a lovely dress, I might have to keep my eye out for that one in H&M. Eugh that is SO annoying about your bag. That happened to me a few years ago with a Topshop bag and it broke whilst on a school trip so I just had to carry my bag around. It looked very silly indeed.

Congrats again on the degree!

xxxxx

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