Bracelets | Miss Selfridge
Belt | Primark
Lipstick | 17 Supreme Shine in Hot Stuff
Boots (hidden!) | New Look
I once hated maxi dresses. I thought they were hideous slabs of fabric that only size 6, 6ft models could pull off, no word of a lie. But with the wonder of the blogosphere, over spring and summer 2011 I was shown the beauty of the maxi. I bit the bullet and bought a maxi dress for my holiday last year and actually ended up wearing it several times for going out in the evening. I had officially been converted.
After spotting a pretty insane 50% off deal on FD Avenue (formerly Funk Divaa, where I bought last years maxi from) I bagged this little number. I've been loving the split skirts / dresses I've seen popping up on blogs and in shops recently, so decided this one was the maxi of choice, especially as it was just £8.50!
I was a bit worried the split would come up too high, but as I'm about average height (just under 5ft 5) it's not too raunchy! I think if I wore this out I'd pop some shorts under it though, as a gust of wind would be bad news! It's also a little long to wear with flats, so I may have to make some adjustments with my trusty old sewing machine to wear it with sandals on holiday.
I think it's probably the most 'elegant' article of clothing I own. My sister described it as 'Morticia-y' (hence the title of the post!), but that's fine with me as a former wannabe-emo. Actually it could be classed as a compliment - Carolyn Jones looked pretty sassy as Morticia back in the 1960s!
I'm thinking this one will make an occasional appearance for fancy meals or the like. Are any of you maxi converts too?