new favourite maxi and new things

Hello, Happy Thursday, I hope it has been a great week for you so far! Early-ish update from me today as I’ve just got back from voting and have endless hours ahead of me to fill now.

This isn’t an outfit post, as such, as I’m not wearing this dress today and I didn’t wear it yesterday, either. I just wanted to show it off basically because it is my new favourite maxi dress! Sent to me by the gorgeous Char as part of an epic Birthday parcel.

Stripes + the perfect amount of over-sized slouch…what isn’t to love?! Of course it’ll be better when I can fill it out properly, and when we have more maxi appropriate weather!

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I also wanted to share a couple of treats I bought myself (I swear retail therapy should come on the NHS!)

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Yet another floral dress, from New Look, Β£10 in the sale.

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OPI Shrek Forever Nail Polish in Rumples Wiggin, I don’t think this is available in the UK yet, I ordered mine from a USA ebay seller.
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I still have several new pieces of clothing to share with you from Saturday’s shopping trip but they will be shown when I actually wear them!

Well, I’m off to find something to do with my day. I’m a ball of nervous energy right now as I have a tour of the hospital unit I’ll be admitted to when a bed comes up, tomorrow, and I am scared.
Good luck vibes appreciated…and hopes that I don’t have to wait too much longer.

Much love

124 comments for “new favourite maxi and new things

  1. I love maxi dresses, but I really can’t wear them as I’m only 5ft tall and would need to chop off about a ft off the bottom! Looks lovely.

    Really best of luck for the near future, try not to be scared! All will work out I’m sure!

  2. sending lots & lots of good vibes your way lovely girl. i think you should stay looking fabulous while in there by taking all your best fashion pieces (if you can) and rejoice when they fit better. lots of love, annabelle x

  3. loving the stripes !

  4. very nice dress ^^

  5. Oh Daisy, dont be scared for tomorrow. Try to look it as this is the place that is going to help you to be well, but I have been there and know it’s not that easy!
    Love the maxi in my fave colour!
    Kandi x

  6. That is an awesome dress. Okay, I NEED a maxi dress now!

    *sends lots and lots and lots of good luck vibes*

  7. Oh what a pretty dress! I love it.

  8. yay i’m so glad you like it xxx

    good luck for tomorrow sweetie πŸ™‚
    you know i have my fingers crossed for you!!

  9. I love maxi dress!

  10. Gem

    Love that dress, and the nail varnish shade is simply amazing!
    Good luck tomorrow, lovey, will be thinking of you β™₯

    PS – Maybe you could do your nails today to kill some time? I did mine last night, filing, basecoat, the lot and it took bloody ages! Especially seeing as I kept messing it up πŸ™‚


  11. loving the dress — sending good vibes from greece.

  12. Ohhh it’s gorgeous!! Such beautiful colours.

    Don’t be too scared tomorrow sweetie. This place will help you get better and it’s got be helpful if you’re more familiar with it in advance.

  13. Dear, that maxi dress looks perfect on you, and I must say that maxi-dresses are not my favourite ones!

    Those colors make you look so nice too… and about the floral dress… seriously, we never have enough floral dresses! Haha!

  14. Ugh, i wish i could pull off a maxi dress like you did.

  15. Good morning love,
    I am seriusly in love with that floral number.
    As well as the best of luck to you.
    It’s an everyday struggle,
    You’ve just got to try and keep your head above water as best you can.
    At least you’re getting the chance to get the help you need.
    I am not so lucky.
    And am doing it on my own.


    E-mail me if you’d like to talk anytime.

  16. What a lovely summery dress! πŸ™‚


  17. I have the same maxi and love it, even though its about 6inchs to long for me!! Good luck for tomorrow, will have my fingers crossed xx

  18. sending you a lot of good vibes sis! love that maxi dress from h&m. i have it in black!


  19. You’ll be fine, I’m sure. I’m thinking happy thoughts for you.

  20. Love newlook and its sales =)
    That dress is awesome love the colour!
    Hope things go well tomorrow my thoughts are with you πŸ™‚
    Life’s full of experiences and your life is what you make it so make it fun =)
    Hugs! x

  21. Wow, love that dress! I’d like to have a maxi dress myself, but I’m too short for most. (1.65, which isn’t that short, but those dresses are often sooo long)

    That nail polish is very pretty. I just happened to come back with some new nail polish myself, my new favorite brand Herome WIC, and it was on sale!

    I wish you all the luck in the world! Although I’m sure everything will turn out fine.

  22. Fabulous maxi dress- I love horizontal stripes and the purple shade is a fun, feminine color! Sending you good vibes! You should come to my virtual slumber party if you have time to take a photo today- details are on my blog! xo, mel

  23. hi hon, i love that dress πŸ™‚

    best of luck on the tour, i hope it fills you with the sense that all will be well. its okay to be scared and nervous. i admire your strength and your commitment.

    massive hugs to you! and here are those positive vibes you asked for:


  24. I love love love that dress- the stripes and the length work wonderfully on you!

    Tomorrow will be fine, I promise. I am so impressed that you are doing everything you need to do in order to get better. You are an inspiration, and this will get easier. Good luck and good vibes for tomorrow!

  25. Retail therapy is the best kind of therapy!! And I can’t wait to see you fill up this maxi dress properly, I think you will look fantastic!!


  26. i am in love with your maxi dress.

  27. I love the maxi dress! So perfectly comfy and casual for summer.

  28. I like your dress, I’d love to get a maxi dress myself. I think it would be cool to have at least one. I also like your purchases, the floral dress is beautiful.

  29. Fabulous dress! I have it in black and white (naturally! I have been banned from wearing it to our cup final πŸ˜‰ )

    All the best luck and good vibes for your tour x x x

  30. Loving the maxi dress! And the nail polish looks great too.

  31. oooh, those purple stripes are gorgeous!!

  32. Laura you are completely in my prayers. Please do not be frightened about tomorrow; you will do well at the hospital. And just think of how much better you’ll be once you emerge from the place. And we’ll all be waiting here for your new debut! πŸ™‚

  33. The striped dress is great on you. Perfect for summer, you’re right. πŸ™‚

    And I love that OPI shade. I’ve been craving a light purple along those lines. I’ll have to keep an eye out for it.

  34. The best of luck to you,dear! I like stopping by your blog and reading your sensible posts. I hope everything goes well and you’re back soon with awesome news for us πŸ™‚

  35. Nice dress. so perfect for you.

  36. Praying for you darling in reference to the hospital. It is totally understandable feeling scared but know that you will be in the best hands with family support and good thoughts from all of your blogger friends.

    do let us know when you are due to go in. could you kindly drop me your postal address to my email

    that is a lovely dress darling.
    maxi dresses are gorge on you.

  37. awww I need summertime! I thinkt the dress looks really good and I’m thinking of buying one, too. but it rains all day long and I can’t go shopping before the sun is out again.

    opi is great from what I’ve heared. here in germany u can buy it, but it’s soo expensive πŸ˜€

  38. I want a maxi so bad! Im worried im too short though.
    – Adele

  39. Sending plenty of good vibes your way Laura and shopping with you while at Uni sounds about the best thing right now πŸ™‚ Would be lovely to meet you! xxx

  40. Do not be scared! The hard bit is over – you’re taking steps to get better! You are well on the road to recovery just by taking the first step of even going into a hospital unit. This all sounds rather cliche but hey what are cliches for!
    We’ll all be here waiting for a fantastic blog post when you’re ready! You’re a star for coming this far.
    It can only get better from here no? I hope i’ve made you feel less scared!
    Good Luck!

  41. love your new maxi dress!

  42. Purple looks good on you !

  43. You look amazing! I love that dress, it’s perfect on you.
    Hope things go well for you, my love and thoughts are always with you, Laura.

  44. I love a good maxi. I think they’re cooler to wear in hot weather than shorts.

  45. oh i adore your color block maxi dress.

  46. Dear, I’ve missed you! And scrolling through your blog, I see I’ve missed many beautiful dresses you’ve worn recently, too!

    And hope things go well, at the hospital and all, dear. β™₯ I have come to find hospitals rather scarier than any actual illness or injury itself. Take care, dear! β™₯


  47. Don’t let tomorrow scare you.
    I love the dress.


  48. The maxi dress is perfect love the oversized stripes.

    Dont be scared easier said than done I know. Good luck and keep positive xoxo

  49. That is a gorgeous dress!

    Good luck at the hospital. I hope all goes well!

  50. yay, you voted!! i love everyone who does. that dress looks good, i’m too short for them! best of luck for the new ward, be thinking of you dais πŸ™‚ x

  51. Good luck for tomorrow, I’m sure it’ll be fine, don’t worry! It’s great that you’re so positive about getting better, I really admire you for that.

  52. Good luck for tomorrow, think of it as a positive, the sooner you go there the sooner you can get started on recovery. It’s a very pretty dress too! xx

  53. Eri

    Good luck! Dont be scared is from your own good… You’ll be fine.
    Loads of love.

  54. beautiful dress and I can’t wait to see you in it when you get back home. don’t be scared, we will think of you every day and there’s letters and phones πŸ™‚

    Love you
    Dena x

  55. i LOVE that maxi dress! i saw a similar one at hnm and ended up buying a plain black one instead.

    thank you for all your sweet comments on my silly ramblings, i suck at responding /:

  56. u look beautiful i that dress. luv xxx

  57. Don’t be nervous, you’re doing the necessary things to get you well! β™₯

  58. That is the perfect maxi indeed!!!!I love your style through and through.
    Don’t feel nervous! We are all here to support you and your family is there to support you!

  59. That nail color is incredible! Your dress is lovely for summer too πŸ™‚ yay for voting, I’ve been listening to news about the elections all day (from ny lol!)

  60. super cute! thank you for the comment!

  61. 1) LOVE the dress you lucky thing, and it will look so amazing on you when you can fill it out a bit πŸ™‚

    2) Good luck tomorrow sweets. I’ll be thinking and praying for you.

    3) Please will you send me your hospital address when you get admitted? Everybody needs cards and gifts when they’re in hospital πŸ˜‰

    All my love <3

  62. Great dresses for the season! And that polish is gorgeous =)

  63. love the maxi – wish i could pull them off half as well as you do! πŸ˜‰

  64. You look great in anything, need I say more =) Thanks for the comment. Have a wonderful weekend!

    With bubbles & balloons,

  65. You look so fab in that dress. I wish I could pull of a maxi dress half as good as you! xoxo

  66. aaaawwwww….*huggies* you’ll be fine dear. πŸ™‚ my thoughts are with you… please get better soon. xxx

  67. Fab stripey dress – will be great great for the summer.

    Good luck for today – will be thinking of you. Can’t wait to see you happy and healthy Daisy – you deserve to have a truly wonderful life. xx

  68. Daisy you look beautiful! I agree that I love that maxi too- maxis are so fun for style, comfort and functionality.

    Also, I’m sending good thoughts to you for the hospital unit. Taking a step in the right direction is ALWAYS the strong way to go- you are taking control. I love it pretty girl, thinking of you.

  69. love your new dress! i need to get myself some of that shrek polish too!

  70. also sending you good vibes for your hospital stay, dear xoxo

  71. Stripes are always a good choice…along with florals.

    p.s. shoes on my blog were from some shop in London…website exists too so can purchase on line…so reasonably priced too.
    I intend on buying more shoes from there too…but must curb my spending for now!

    Have a good day. xx:)

  72. You look so lovely in this maxi dress. I wish I had the height to pull this look off as well as you do. Sending you my very best good health vibes, Laura!


  73. come check out the Pink Lady Giveaway on my blog when you have some time.

    xo Persis

  74. That dress looks lovely on you! I really like the colour. Good luck with the hospital tour! x

  75. I love the little floral dress, sooo cute :). You can never have too many floral dresses.

  76. your header is pretty, congrats on the new header.

    I like the shrek o.p.i nail polishes

  77. Oh wow, such a great dress! Love the lilac too, I’ve never seen a colour like that before, can’t wait to see what else you bought! & good luck at the hospital =) x

  78. I wish I could wear maxi dresses, I’ve seen some stunning ones in the shops. Unfortunatley they swamp my short arse self πŸ˜›

    Sending lots of love <3

  79. hello, new header! I used to have that perfume, do you have it?

    good luck for the hospital too I hope you start feeling better πŸ™‚

  80. ah snap i have that maxi too i nearly fainted when i saw the price AMAZING!!!!
    far too long so im taking it up xxxxxx

  81. what a chic dress! very french! i love the color of the nail polish too. cute and soft! <3

  82. those are great buys dear!
    pretty nautical look maxi dress!


  83. Lots and lots of luck it is a good positive thing πŸ™‚ ! Will I be able to write you a letter while your there? or would I be better sending any post to yoiur home addres?!

  84. Girl, that dress looks ridiculously comfy!! Oh, I want, I want, I want! Luv the new floral too πŸ™‚

  85. Gorgeous dress, and love that nail color – I’ve been hearing a lot of people talk about it. I think I might as well get it too haha.

  86. you are such a strong and inspirational person honey and I wish you all the luck in the world reguarding your treatment and everything. stay wonderful! thinking of you πŸ™‚ lots of love xxxx

  87. That dress looks AWESOME on you and I LOVE that OPI color.

  88. ohh it’s still so cold in Poland! I wish I could wear that!

    Good vibes are sent! Keep us updated!

  89. Gia

    Ohh that dress, so perfect for long summer days:)
    So cute.


  90. I fell in love with this dress, percet coulour and everything! πŸ™‚

  91. Good luck! You know we will all be thinking of you πŸ™‚ I love the max dress, have a floral one from Republic but it’s not maxi dress weather yet… and I am only 5’4″ so shorter people CAN pull it off!

  92. Yes and if you can put your address up then I am sure people would love to send you a card! πŸ™‚

  93. This is really an awesome dress! I love stripes.

  94. Loving all that stripey goodness!

  95. What a nice dress !!
    Don’t worry , you’ll be fine dear !
    Hope you’ll have a good weekend

  96. Awesome maxi dress, the purple is really great on you. And that OPI colour is gorgeous!
    Good luck with your tour, hope everything goes well.

  97. That dress is lovely. I really like the color! This is the first time I’ve seen your blog… not to intrude (and if you don’t want to answer I completely understand) but why are you going to the hospital?

    Melanie @Unravelled Threads
    Tomorrow is the very last day to enter my custom elastic waistband skirt giveaway!

  98. good luck with the hospital (:
    i love your new header!

  99. I just got a romper and I think the style may be too drastic for me. the maxi is a good look!

  100. Just wanted to say I love your new banner πŸ™‚

  101. That dress is adorable. πŸ™‚

  102. Cute new header and I love the maxi. Best wishes for you <3

  103. can’t believe your not wearing tights! haha. loveee that maxi dress tho! it’s awesome, it looks like a tank top but goes on forever! so cute

  104. i always love stripes πŸ™‚
    also love maxi dress πŸ™‚ looks so nice πŸ™‚

    great daisy,
    that would be nice if we can be friend πŸ™‚



  105. Anonymous

    I hope everything goes well, I’m sure you’ll be much better soon and will find being there a really positive experience.
    Sorry I haven’t written or checked out your blog much, things have been all up in the air for me lately.

    I love that dress, it looks so comfy. The new header for the site is cool. Take care, best of luck. hugs.

  106. Good luck sweetie!! I’m sending you good vibes for tomorrow πŸ™‚

  107. love the stripes. maxis arent really my thing, but i love how they look on other people.

    I am sending you good vibes, and I`m sure everything will be alright.


  108. adore the dress & always love any graphic stripes!
    Fab weekend beautiful!

  109. wow the dress is gorgeous. So flattering and soft looking.

  110. i want the floral dress!
    might actually go down to new look in a bit and get it πŸ˜›

  111. Maxi dresses are so pretty on the right figure. I tried one on and it made me look short and fat, haha. It makes you look super tall, though. Gorgeous pics! πŸ˜‰

  112. thankyou! love that OPI color πŸ™‚

  113. Good luck, Laura!
    That dress is very pretty too

  114. whoa i need a dress like this one. cute stripes with a very nice shape, me loves!



  115. Oooh what pretty dresses!!
    I love the striped maxi gown that is gorgeous πŸ™‚


  116. Hiya sweetie, just catching up with your blog. I can’t comment on your outfit as my work pc doesn’t show the images grr.

    I think i have an idea what your hospital visit relates to but i’m not entirely sure. Feel free to e-mail me at the address i have on my blog, i’m always here for a chat and i’m a good listener to, or so i’m told :P.

    Sadie xx

  117. good luck !! [sending all the positive energy around me ur way!!] …big hug!!

  118. That maxi dress is exactly what i need in my closet right now!!!