{Fashion Monday} Birthday Presents

Your girl celebrated her 29th birthday last week Thursday (and the blog celebrated 3rd birthday last Friday), it was a quiet day because I had to work all day then travel to my parents in the evening. Though it was quite, I had to head to the post office to collect a parcel waiting for me and it was three dresses from the lovely House of Fraser. They had contacted me a last week to see if I wanted to collaborate with them and share ideas on how I style maxi dresses.

Birthday Presents

Receiving the dresses on my birthday made my day even more special, I can say they were my first birthday presents of the day with a couple more to follow later in the day and the day after. In my family we don’t usually do birthday presents, being alive is the greatest present we can give each other but it’s always nice when you get some birthday presents from loved ones (as well as from brands).

Outfit: Dress – house of Fraser //Shoes – new look  //Bag – H&M //Cardigan – H&M

With a budget of £50, I searched the house of Fraser website for some lovely cocktail dresses that I could wear in the next few weeks. I have two weddings to attend so I chose tfnc Sleeveless Cross Back Deep V Maxi Dress and tfnc Sleeveless Split Maxi Dress to try as they are both pretty and won’t look shabby for a wedding plus I can wear them to formal outings as well as dinner dates. The last dress I chose was Yumi summer floral dress hoping to match the season and also just needing to have a nice maxi dress in my collection as I was robbed  relieved of my previous ones by my extended family.

Styling a maxi dress

For most of us we like to dress down maxi dresses. On more occasions than one when I am wearing a maxi dress you will find me wearing it with flats and a small cardigan but on rare occasions I will dress up my maxi dress with stilettos or wedges.

If you’re going to a function and you’re wearing a maxi inspired dress then always choose stilettos for formal fictions and wedges for informal functions. To help your maxi dress stand out always have your hair up and show off your collar-bone. Wearing heels with a maxi stops it from sweeping the floor, shows of your elongated structure when walking and just looks elegant without trying. I am very much loving these dresses as my birthday presents and just how lovely each of the materials are.

Birthday presents

As I mentioned birthday presents in my family are not common, being alive is enough. But that isn’t to say I didn’t get some presents for my 29th. A special someone sent me some fresh flowers which I am lovingly parading in my home. The flowers came with a miniature birthday cake and some chocolates for my sweet tooth. Another friend also gifted me some fresh flowers which are also being paraded in my home and a nice set of picture frames that I need to fill soon.

What do you think of these maxi dresses? Do you like receiving or giving birthday presents?

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  • Happy Birthday!! YEAH most of people are right you looking stunning in maxi dress.

  • I love the maxi dress. It looks cute. Happy Birthday 😉

  • Happy late birthday! Those dresses are soooo pretty. I got a couple of dresses for my birthday this year too and it was a fabulous gift to receive!

    • Thank you Angie.
      I love these dresses

  • It is a lovely dress! As I’m getting older I’m expecting less for my birthday. Just being alive is great enough.

    • Thanks
      So true being alive is enough

  • Happy belated birthday! I am in love with this maxi dress, the print is amazing.

  • Happy Belated Birthday. 🙂 That’s really awesome for a present.

  • Happy birthday… all your gifts looked amazing.. your really looked beautiful in your maxi dress

  • Kendall

    Happy belated birthday! Such fun gifts, I love that dress that you styled! So pretty!

    • Thanks so much Kendall, I loved my gifts

  • Courtneylynne

    Happy belated birthday gurlie!!!! Also that maxi dress is pretty killer! Just love it 🙂

    • Thanks Courtney I appreciate that

  • I love the look of maxi dresses on other people lol. I am not sure I could pull one off. Looks like you had a great birthday 🙂

    • I did thank you and I am sure the maxi would look awesome on you too

  • Love your maxi dress. It looks great on you. They are ideal for summer. By the way, happy belated birthday!

  • I like your family’s attitude on birthdays but getting a pretty dress always makes you feel extra special. Love the pattern and colors.

  • Good to know you had a nice birthday. I love receiving and giving presents.

  • Jeanine

    Maxi dresses are all I am wearing right now. I’ve never worn them before but this pregnancy has me out of my comfort zone and I’m so glad, they are super comfy! Your dress is so pretty!

    • They are totally comfy and I can’t get enough of them

  • I like the maxi dress. The stilettos were a great choice. Thanks for the maxi dress styling advice!

  • Aww what beautiful gifts to receive for your birthday! I love the outfit and those flowers are just gorgeous!

    • Thanks Sarah, I love the flowers on the dress too

  • Pam

    Happy birthday! You are seriously rocking that maxi-dress. The pattern looks great on you.

  • Happy belated birthday! Your flowers look so beautiful. It looks like you had an amazing day!

    Jordanne || Thelifeofaglasgowgirl.co.uk

  • Happy birthday lovely! The birthday maxi dress looks utterly gorge on you!

  • Happy birthday and lots of lovely presents. I love how you styled the maxi dress X

  • Glad to hear you had a lovely birthday with your family and friends. It is always nice to celebrate and a little package always makes the day that much sweeter.

    • Absolutely, my day was made that much better with the little package

  • Happy happy birthday! Sounds like you had a lovely day. These dresses are brilliant – I’ve only really got into maxi dresses this year but they’re so useful for this time of year, aren’t they? Love the way you’ve styled them.

    • Thanks so much Gill, I love how easy they are to style and simmer time is perfect time for them

  • Aw happy 29th and happy 3rd Bloggy Birthday, so nice of House of Fraser to treat you. I love the dress and how you have dressed it up.

    • Thanks so much Ana, can’t believe have been blogging for three years and yes house of Fraser gave me life with these dresses

  • Sounds like you had a lovely birthday I love maxi dresses this time of year.

  • Happy Belated Birthday. I love the blue dress, I bet it looks stunning on!

    • It’s does and thanks so much

  • Happy birthday lovely woman! I do love the way you styled the maxi dress. Glad you received so many presents. Here’s to more blessings, more travels, projects, good health and love of course 🙂

  • Happy Belated to you! It sounds like you had a great one. I love the maxi dresses. You styled the printed one really well.

    • Thanks so much, I had an amazing time.

  • Happy Birthday! I love all your presents! I especially love the dress you are wearing!