Lilac printed maxi dress...

You all know how much I love Monki, their clothes always put a smile on my face and they are just so nice to wear. I bought a gorgeous summer maxi dress from there last year which I didn't think I could beat but I think this dress may have just done it. I have worn it for everything from a meal with my family to meetings at work and it is the perfect easy-breezy dress (I love it so much that the black and white version is also on its way to me!) Pastels aren't usually my first choice but the colours in this are gorgeous and the print makes it much more wearable, it is lots of little squares rather than a floral print- way more interesting! The skirt is sheer but the underskirt sits just above my knees so it's not too risque! Because I am so short in comparison to the models they use, this is actually more like a maxi than a midi on me but I prefer the longer length - it makes the dress perfect for swooshing around in ;)

Dress: Monki, necklace: Accessorize, shoes: Carvela

Plus, this dress has pockets. POCKETS! There's nothing better than pockets on a dress and these add that special something that places an item of clothing firmly into the favourites category. I'm never usually a fan of the belts that come attached to dresses but this one isn't too hideous and cinches the dress in nicely. Without it, I'm pretty sure you could be 8 moths pregnant and still have room to expand. The one thing I wasn't so keen on was the fact that it has an open back, luckily I have plenty of camisole tops but it is a bit annoying that you have to add another layer to make it wearable.

These dusky pink velvet shoes are one of my absolute favourite pairs but I rarely wear them out of the house as the weather has to be perfect. Recently, though, the weather has been perfect and I have been skipping along quite merrily in them; here's to many more bright days filed with swooshy dresses and princess shoes! 

Which brands always put a smile on your face?


Sarah said...

Such a lovely dress! I do love Monki :)

The Style Rawr said...

Waaaaaaah! I love it! It's the perfect length and the colours are beautiful.

Tara x

char said...

i REALLY love pockets on dresses - I'm trying to make sure that I make dresses with pockets.
This Monki dress looks perfect on you!

Sherin said...

The maxi dress is amazing and so pretty. Really love the print.

Jenna said...

Wow this dress looks amazing on you! The colour and cut compliment you perfectly.