I present to you, the long-overdue debut of the very first maxi dress I ever bought! I bought this at the end of 2010 just when ankle-skimming lengths were fresh making their way into the fashion scene, and I had not been feeling this trend at all. I'm one of those girls who's more self-conscious of their upper body rather than the lower and dresses accordingly. Also when everyone at work was wearing maxis, they had to tie a knot knee-level just to move around more freely, which at times killed the entire look. So I couldn't find maxi dresses flattering nor practical.
Ironically though, just before I was headed to work I went into one of my favourite stores and saw the most gorgeous maxi dress hanging on the wall! The beauty of the soft blue and pink watercolour print was heightened tenfold, when the exquisite design flowed from the top of the bust to the bottom. When I saw the camisole version, I realised just how much of a difference the extra length of fabric makes. The camisole (which cost about $70) looked plain and uninspiring in its minimal amount of fabric space. In contrast, the full-length, maxi version was jaw-dropping and truly a piece of artwork (to me, at least).
The dress did set me back $150, but I always think that if you really LOVE an item, to the stage where after discovering it you can no longer fall asleep at night unless you're cuddling up with your object of desire- then it's well worth the splurge!
Well that's enough of my ramblings, let's move on to visuals! This is definitely another one of my favourite photoshoots (yaaay for le boyfriend!). I also get asked a lot who takes my photos and what camera + lens are used, so I've added a FAQ section on the right so hopefully that will save some inconvenience.
Maxi dress: Staple the Label "Carousel" print maxi dream dress
Bracelets: Lovisa, House of Harlow-inspired bangles from Taobao.com
Necklace: House of Harlow-inspired from Taobao.com
Ring: House of Harlow (authentic haha)
^ my favourite out of this shoot.
“In my mind, being overdressed is not a bad thing at all. What’s the worst-case scenario? That you are the best-dressed person in the room? Who cares!”