My mini birthday break is over... it's now time to get back to work and get things moving on le blog. ;)
Every year I try to wear something red, white, and blue for the Fourth of July, but since it's also my birthday, I always end up wearing a dress of some sort. Last week, I was having a hard time picking a dress to wear... and then this package came in the mail:
A package from FD Avenue!!!
FD Avenue is an online fashion company which aims to bring to its customers the latest trends at affordable prices. Since our launch in early 2011 we have gone from strength to strength, becoming increasingly popular for our stylish cheap affordable fashion not only in the UK but also with our EU and International customers.
FD Avenue sent me a gorgeous dress to wear and review for you guys, so let's go? ;)
I picked the FDAvenue Side Split Pleated Chiffon Maxi Dress in Black.
At first, I was a little hesitant to go for a maxi dress because as a petite girl (5'2''), I always used to think that I can't pull off long dresses... but, this dress proved me wrong!
My birthday outfit! :)
FD Avenue provides a really good and easy-to-understand size guide.
They provided an approximate length, I followed it, and I'm glad I did. :)
I got a size 10 (Medium) -- the approximate length from shoulder to hem is 139 cm.
I stand at 5'2'' and it's just the perfect length! I can wear the dress with both sandals and heels -- no problem!
Details: Sleeveless maxi dress with elasticated waist, pleated skirt with deep side splits and detachable belt.
Material: 100% Polyester
It features a scoop neckline -- it's just right, it's neither too low nor too high.
I am kind of old-fashioned in the sense that I'm not comfortable wearing anything too revealing, but I am slowly coming out of my shell, haha! And that is why I love the dress' sheer back! ;)
There is only one button -- no zippers or anything -- and putting the dress on may be quite a challenge, you just have to navigate it properly and maybe have someone on hand to help you with it.
I also love the pleated skirt!
I don't know if you can see it here, but it sort of flares down towards the hem (you can see it on the full-length photo above).
The skirt is flowy and I love it!
It moves along with you as you walk. It was actually a bit windy when we were out watching fireworks -- the skirt billowed in the air as I walked and it looked lovely! :)
The dress also features deep side slits -- it adds a little sexy element to the dress = again, LOVE! :)
And now, let's take a look at the accessories:
The dress comes with a belt, but I decided to use one of my own belts.
I wanted to use a brown belt to really make it stand out against the black color of the dress. I think it worked perfectly! :D
Oh, and you can see my Fourth of July nails in the picture above!
It's just a simple alternate red and blue. :)
Here is a picture of the belt included with the dress:
I actually really like the belt -- the clasp is really cool and I like the metal element!
I just wish it was a different color because it gets lost in the dress.
There also weren't enough holes in the belt, so I wasn't able to adjust it past the last hole.
The belt is loose, as you can see in the picture above (I was holding it in place in the first photo of the belt).
I think I'm gonna add a few more holes to the belt -- I really like it and I definitely want to use it. :)
Besides that and the button thing I mentioned above, I think this dress is perfection!
It is now one of my absolute favorites!
On to the other parts of my birthday outfit:
I used my Celine bag -- something that's been in my closet for quite some time now.
It's just the right size for everyday errands -- it's a good alternative to my Louis Vuitton Speedy bag. :)
I rarely share photos of my shoes because I get really shy about my feet (haha!), but here it is... I used my brown Michael Kors sandals -- these are my favorite sandals! It was a gift from my Mom when I turned 17 (6 years ago!!!).
I wanted to keep things simple, so I just went for these gold earrings -- these earrings are super heavy, but for the sake of my outfit, I endured it, haha! ;)
I was very happy with this dress and with my birthday outfit as a whole.
I think it brings out the newly-turned 23-year-old in me, while still keeping things fun and young. :)
The dress is super awesome, I really love it!
It totally changed my whole outlook on maxi dresses -- shout out to my sister for convincing me to go for this dress!!!
At £31.99, or $51.18 for us over here in America, this dress is a really good investment.
It's versatile and it can be dressed up or down -- wear sandals during the day and switch to sexy heels at night.
And lastly, I can guarantee that it will make you feel and look amazing because that's exactly how I felt when I wore this dress.
I definitely had a happy birthday! ;)
By the way, the dress is also available in green and pink.
To see more of what FD Avenue has to offer, please click here.
So there we have it, my little fashion post to kick off the new week. ;)
What do you guys think of the dress? Do you like it?
Have you shopped at FD Avenue before?
Have a fantastic week, everyone! :D
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