You probably already know how much I love shopping on ASOS. I often browse through their dress section because they have so many great finds at every price point. I actually managed to scoop up this aqua evening dress for Ryan’s Graduation Ball in a couple of weeks time and, while I was browsing, I came across this white and floral maxi dress which I completely fell in love with. There are many reasons why you need a maxi dress this summer. A great maxi dress is always a key item in my wardrobe because it is the perfect thing to reach for when you don’t know what to wear. It is such an easy piece and always looks as though you really thought about your outfit (even when you didn’t). It’s the perfect item to wear out to lunch with friends and I definitely always make sure I pack at least 2 when I’m going away on a beach holiday. Another sneaky reason for owning a maxi dress is because it can be a real lifesaver when trying to hide or protect your skin from sunburn. Granted, I should have steamed it before I decided to take pictures of it (sorry about that) but I was just so excited to wear it. Oopsie. In any event, you can expect that I’ll be wearing on a serious rotation over the next few months. I love the three-quarter sleeve length, the middle slit and, naturally, the floral print. It was also marked down so if that that’s another reason why you need a maxi dress this summer. I paired mine with lace-up sandals (I love this pair) for a particularly summery look but I’m also planning on wearing this dress with flat sandals for an upcoming beach holiday.
In other news, if you haven’t already seen on my social media (@arumlilea), Ryan PROPOSED on Saturday! We’re ENGAGED! I have not stopped smiling since. We’re both so completely overjoyed. We’ve spent the week so far with family celebrating and it has been absolutely magical. I will be sharing our engagement story in my next blog post so if there’s anything you’d like to be answered, let me know in the comments!