The other week I was very kindly asked by the Petite press team at ASOS to choose a few pieces from the new in range, to style and feature. Of course you can imagine my excitement at having free reign to pick anything at all; I did spend most of the afternoon perusing the website trying to make up my mind! In the end I decided to be fairly sensible with my decisions, firstly settling on this stunning maxi - why on earth is that a sensible decision I hear you ask!? Well being only 5"2 (& a quarter!) I really do struggle with the lengths on most maxi dresses I try; I often just buy them anyway as I love being able to just throw one on during Summer, but I do then usually spend most of my time being careful not to trip up on the hemline! So seeing as I was choosing from the petite section I thought it was the perfect opportunity to obtain a beautiful dress that would actually fit properly! And I definitely was not disappointed with my choice; the print and colour combo on this is just gorgeous, with a lovely subtle sheen to the fabric that swishes and sways around me just perfectly.
I knew that Dan, Theo and I were planning a family day out at Highcliffe, and it just so happened that it was on the most beautiful day which was ideal for debuting this little number. I kept it really simple and just let the dress do the talking, partly to do with the heat but mainly because it really didn't need much styling; I just added a neon statement necklace to add even more pop, and my metallic rose gold wedges to tie in with the black elements. We took a stroll down to the beach which proved to be an idyllic location for shooting outfit pictures, before heading up to the castle cafe for cream tea in the sunshine - if you haven't been to Highcliffe Castle before, I highly recommend taking a visit, it really is beautiful with stunning gardens as well!
I will be uploading posts which feature my other two chosen ASOS goodies very soon, so stay tuned to see how I styled them up!
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