Saturday, June 12, 2010

Hides a million sins

The maxi dress. How did I ever survive without you in my life. You make dressing so much easier. Maxi dress on and I'm ready to go. No 'does this top go with these bottoms' dilemma. No will I wear leggings or jeans. No oh I cant wear a dress today my legs are in no fit state to be on show. No worrying about how your shoes look with the dress if you get a floor sweeping style. Any my very favourite part: If it's a little chilly out you can stick a pair of leggings on underneath and no one will know. Maxi dress=dressing easily. Funnily enough I never would have actually gotten the thing if I hadn't been going to a beach themed party. My maxi dress is from Pennys (Primark) and cost 10 or 11 euro. It is my absolute summer essential, it can go anywhere and can be dressed down with flip flops, a bundled up scarf and boyfriend cardigan, and dressed up with a beaded waistcoat and jewels.

Outfit details: Maxi dress (primark), bangles (my debs jewelry), watch (D&G), engagement ring, beaded bracelets (present from Poland). Excuse my messy hair etc. working doesn't really allow for looking super glam!
As well as my maxi, here's a few of my other summer essentials: Levis cutoffs (diy shorts on old hand me down jeans), Moschino sunglasses (only 19.99 from TK max, absolute bargain, although I can imagine the little red sun burnt heart on my forehead if I'm out in the sun too long!) and a good girlie book for reading in the sun (from secondhand shop where I get all my books). What's your summer essentials?

P.s. All pictures property of thriftylilpixie.


  1. i love the prints on your maxi dress!

  2. You are so right, how did we ever survive without the maxi?? You throw it on and you instantly look fabulous! And the colors, patterns and stytles are endless. Love it!


  3. oh man, I love maxis too. got the most gorgeous sass n bide one recently for pretty much nothing in the

    and the sunnies are pretty awesome too, I like!

    p.s. check out my sale blog (, I've just put up some pretty pretty things (incl some designer wear) at dirt cheap prices.


  4. you look great in the maxi dress and the shorts are lovely too!

  5. Maxi thing ever-totally agree with you. I love the colours in yours, really pretty. Follow you now.:)SarahD

  6. I completely agree with you! Day or night, maxis are just so effortless. You look great in that dress too, it's so bright and summery and you can't complain for the price either :D x

  7. love this outfit, the maxi dress is amazing :D awesome blog, I'm your newest follower!

  8. That's such a pretty dress. I agree with you about how easy they are. I love just throwing a dress on and not really worrying about my bottoms or even shoes!

  9. love those jean shorts :)

  10. totally loving it
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  11. Love the maxi and those sunglasses!

    Thank you so much for following! I'm following back!


  12. That maxi dress is absolutely gorgeous! I've always wanted one but I'm not sure if they would suit me as I'm really short! And I adore those sunglasses!! xx

  13. I think you'll find that watch is D&G as opposed to Guess my dear!


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