My Work Wardrobe: Summer Maxi

It’s been a while since I’ve talked about my Country Road work wardrobe/purchases with you gorgeous lot.

One of the main reasons (because you already know I’m forever buying new things) is the cost.

A huge perk of the trade for me working at CR is the staff discount. It makes buying multiple the occasional piece, acceptable 😉

Poor Jonny!

Before you bring out the tissues for him though…his wardrobe choice is starting to rival mine!

Yes girls, I totally appreciate that for some of you beauties, Country Road can be pretty expensive and not everyone’s budget can stretch to it, all the time.

Although at the moment, with Spend and Save (multiple redemption for Loyalty customers until Thursday, it then goes to the Public)  – it could make all the difference!

So I thought now may just be the perfect time to gush about this fabulous maxi…because I for one, am a smitten kitten.

And with 33% off ( yes, that’s what SnS equates too) I thought it might just float your fashion boat too!

My Work Wardrobe: Summer Maxi

Tile Print Maxi (size 14) $199.00 Country Road | shoes CR from the vault.

Good old Country Road.

They seem to release at least one maxi a year that a fall in love with (so far its two this season).

Do you also remember this one from last year?

I know, I lived in it.

Maxi’s work for me on so many level’s.

Because they are a frock, they tick a huge box in being a complete outfit.

Yes, I buy separates BUT I prefer to throw on a dress – especially in the summer months when the humidity kicks in and you secretly wish your body was fabulous enough to walk around all day, everyday, in your skimpiest bikini.

I’m also the laziest ass around in the morning, that ass of mine gets even lazier on the days when I’m heading into CR.

I want to look well put together, but I also need to feel comfortable and capable of coping with whatever the day throws at me.

Maxi’s always seem to hit this brief to a T.

Given the choice, I prefer mine to drag the floor…I know this is not for everyone, but I love the dramatic swish I get when I float on by, in a cloud of fabric 😉

I don’t stress about the drag, I just relax and enjoy.

Just quietly, if you’re a tall lass like me and are constantly seeking out extra ‘maxi’ length. One company that nails the length of their maxi’s consistently is Bohemian Traders. I always feel confident that I will get the added length that I love, without compromising on style (I secretly have something very special from BT to show you soon – swoon worthy I promise).

Yes girls, you’ve guessed it, I adore a bit of drama in my maxi’s, mixed in with a touch of floaty feminine – these elements make for a great melting pot of fabulousness.


Size wise: I sized up from my normal 12 to a 14 for two reasons:

  1. The back of the dress is open (ish) with a back split from shoulder to waist. There is however a hook and eye for more modesty. One of my pet hates is seeing any ‘dig in’ on waist lines – especially if you can see flesh. Honestly the 12 fitted better over the bust, but I suffer from a severe case ‘paranoia of muffin-top’  🙂
  2. Length – the 14 gave me a touch more – how could I refuse?

Why do I love this dress so much?

  • V-neck – my favourite neckline and pretty hard to find in a frock.
  • Sleeves – I simply adore sleeves. This sleeve in particular being soft and relaxed, add’s a touch of delicate sophistication.
  • Length – never fear ridicule if you missed your morning date with the razor!
  • Slip – its built-in to the dress (bloody genius) nothing is more annoying than a separate slip.
  • Fabric –  100% cotton BINGO.
  • Colour – adore any kind of blue.
  • Pattern – adds interest without taking over.

This dress could be worn almost anywhere. Add a flat sandal to casual it down, or amp it up with a heel a touch of show-stopping glamour.

Yes, I could go on forever…


Would I find many maxi’s in your wardrobe? Found one you think is the bees-bloody-knees lately?


Nothing gifted.

Today I’m linking up with Kimbalikes for Wardrobe Wednesday



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  • Oh Bev, this looks so amazing on you. Wow, they colours and the pattern were just made for you. xx

  • fashion altitude

    You look dashing in this maxi dress Bev!! You make everything you wear so highly desirable. I feel so dull in my classic basics in comparison with your flamboyant style!! ?We are heading full speed towards winter in the north hemisphere ..however this dress has been giving me the eye since the first time you wore it..would it fit me, I am 5’4 and slim and “curvy”? What size would fit me best? I am tempted…thanks Bev ..
    XX Mireille

  • You look absolutely HEAVENLY in that dress! Love. Heart. Eyes! x

  • This dress is epic Bev! I love the floaty detail around the top half and the colour is brilliant! If I could justify spending $200 on a dress this would be the one hahah

    • Oh thanks Em – this dress is a cracker, but I totally hear on you on the cost $200 is expensive…keep your eyes peeled for when CR goes into sale – you never know your luck! xx

  • Louise

    you look gorgeous Bev, I might go try that one on too. Does it require much ironing? I am a very lazy girl. x

    • Louise I hear you on the ironing stakes – it’s my number one pet hate! I did lightly run the iron over it when I first got it, but that was because it was creased from transit. The ones that have been hanging in CR don’t need ironing at all. Just know you’re not the only lazy gal around 😉 xx

  • Great dress, you look beautiful! I love the colour, the fact it covers shoulders and the length! All wins for me. Chantal x

    • Chantal thanks ever so much! Blue is such a great colour for blondes (I’m always drawn to it) but it was the v-neck and sleeve that really got me! xx

  • Michelle

    Oh my gosh! I love this! I’ve seen it in store, love the colour but was worried the pattern might be too much. It’s so not! I struggle with maxis at times because I’m tall (177cm) but I think I might need to try this gorgeous specimen on…especially if spend and save is on at the moment. Thanks Bev. You look stunning in this dress!

    • Oh Michelle please do try it on – I loved it before it came in, but as soon as I put it on I knew it had to be mine. It’s so versatile too and looks great dressed up or worn simple with a pair of espadrilles.
      It’s a pleasure treasure and thank you for the lovely compliment xx

  • You look fabulous in the dress. Not sure it is for me though as I am a shortie. V x

    • Why thank you gorgeous girl! I have seen it look good on shorties V, but it all depends on how comfortable you are with the fabric touching the floor. The longer the better for me, but I know that’s not for everyone! What makes it do-able is it is fitted around the waist area, which immediately puts it into proportion xxx

  • Lisa Mckenzie

    You look ahmazing you beautiful woman,I adore a maxi dress and love this on you Bev Xx

    • Thanks ever so much for the love darling Lisa, you have an enviable maxi collection!
      So glad to have you back online – you were thoroughly missed by everyone! xxx

  • DDG – you and the dress. I can see why you were totally smitten. It’s a beauty. And so clever to have the slip built in! I don’t wear maxis much but I am on a mission to find the perfect one for me this summer. Will be visiting CR soon xo

    • Oh Wendy thank you ever so much! Even before this one arrived I knew it was a ‘Bev’ dress.
      I was busting a gut to nab my size…yes, I would have wrestled someone for it, if need be 😉 Thankfully one of the girls put mine on one side, to avoid any such commotion!!!
      I think a slim fitting maxi would work so well for you and your gorgeous bod. This one might swallow you in a haze of fabric!
      Don’t for get to shop before November 8 for spend and save xxx

  • Andrea from Icadoo

    OMG! THIS DRESS! I’m in love. Once again. I do have quite a lot of maxi dresses but I don’t really like my arms at the moment so although they are super comfy I don’t feel 100% comfortable in them (the arms). I need to put this maxi dress on my wish list! You look absolutely magnificent! xx

    • Andrea you always rock every single dress you wear, to perfection in my eyes! Although, I hear you on the arm stakes – I’m not in love with mine either.
      This frock is such a fab SS pick, its floaty, feminine and cool…it won’t date either!
      Thank so much for the love beautiful xxx

  • Stunning dress Bev and you wear it with such pizazz. I’m looking forward to the Victorian weather being warm enough to dig out the maxi x

    • Oh Jan thank you so much! Fingers crossed the mercury will rise for you really soon…maxi’s are the funniest thing to wear in summer xx