{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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  1. July 16, 2016 / 5:48 am

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

    • July 16, 2016 / 6:05 am

      Thank you so much Becky

  2. July 14, 2016 / 5:30 pm

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

    • July 15, 2016 / 6:08 am


  3. July 13, 2016 / 4:34 am

    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!

    • July 13, 2016 / 10:10 am

      Thank you Angie.
      I love these dresses

  4. July 12, 2016 / 2:35 pm

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

    • July 12, 2016 / 2:37 pm

      So true being alive is enough

  5. July 12, 2016 / 2:33 pm

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

    • July 12, 2016 / 2:36 pm

      Thanks Bella

  6. July 12, 2016 / 1:24 pm

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

    • July 12, 2016 / 2:03 pm

      Thanks so much Emily

  7. July 12, 2016 / 9:33 am

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

    • July 12, 2016 / 9:34 am

      Thanks so much Jolene

  8. Kendall
    July 12, 2016 / 5:07 am

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

    • July 12, 2016 / 6:10 am

      Thanks so much Kendall, I loved my gifts

  9. Courtneylynne
    July 12, 2016 / 4:25 am

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

    • July 12, 2016 / 4:40 am

      Thanks Courtney I appreciate that

  10. July 12, 2016 / 4:23 am

    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 🙂

    • July 12, 2016 / 4:40 am

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

  11. July 12, 2016 / 2:57 am

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

    • July 12, 2016 / 4:39 am

      Thank you Dawn

  12. July 12, 2016 / 1:31 am

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

    • July 12, 2016 / 4:38 am

      Thanks and yes it does

    • July 11, 2016 / 11:44 pm

      Thanks so much

  13. Jeanine
    July 11, 2016 / 9:22 pm

    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!

    • July 11, 2016 / 11:43 pm

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

  14. July 11, 2016 / 9:13 pm

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

    • July 11, 2016 / 11:42 pm

      Thanks Liz

  15. July 11, 2016 / 7:38 pm

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

    • July 11, 2016 / 11:42 pm

      Thanks Sarah, I love the flowers on the dress too

  16. Pam
    July 11, 2016 / 7:32 pm

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

    • July 11, 2016 / 11:41 pm

      Thanks Pam, I love it

  17. July 11, 2016 / 6:50 pm

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

    Jordanne || Thelifeofaglasgowgirl.co.uk

    • July 11, 2016 / 11:41 pm

      Thanks so much

  18. July 11, 2016 / 6:20 pm

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

    • July 11, 2016 / 11:40 pm

      Thanks so much Tayla

    • July 11, 2016 / 5:49 pm

      Thanks so much Laura

  19. July 11, 2016 / 4:29 pm

    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.

    • July 11, 2016 / 5:23 pm

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

  20. July 11, 2016 / 4:04 pm

    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.

    • July 11, 2016 / 5:22 pm

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

  21. July 11, 2016 / 3:11 pm

    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.

    • July 11, 2016 / 5:21 pm

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

  22. July 11, 2016 / 1:24 pm

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

    • July 11, 2016 / 2:32 pm

      I did thanks so much

  23. July 11, 2016 / 1:07 pm

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

    • July 11, 2016 / 2:31 pm

      It’s does and thanks so much

  24. July 11, 2016 / 10:32 am

    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 🙂

    • July 11, 2016 / 12:38 pm

      Thank you so much Dean

  25. July 11, 2016 / 9:08 am

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

    • July 11, 2016 / 9:14 am

      Thanks so much, I had an amazing time.

  26. July 11, 2016 / 7:46 am

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

    • July 11, 2016 / 8:19 am

      Thanks so much Lisa

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