A New Maxi Dress For Summer…

Happy Sunday!! 

Are you making the most of the school holidays? 

We are already!!

As soon as school finished on Friday lunchtime, we were  straight out making the most of our Summer holidays. My husband was home from work early, the children were back home from school and Mollie had been walked. No reason to stay home then. A shopping trip and a visit to see family it was.

Earlier in the week Bonmarché kindly asked me if I would like to pick a couple of their Summer dress to review and wear over the Summer holidays.

Yes please, I am always in need of a new dress or two.

I had a look through Bonmarché’s Summer lookbook and picked out two of  their beautiful dress out. It turned out the dresses I already had my eye on have been really popular with their customers too.

I knew I had good taste in clothes 😉.

I was surprised when they arrived the very next day, how speedy was this delivery!?

I had been waiting for a good excuse to wear them for a few day and going out shopping was the perfect reason to get dressed up and wear something nice. (Not that I ever needed an excuse to pop on a pretty dress though.)

As it was such a warm day on Friday but they sky was dark and a little overcast. I am glad the rain kept away.

This dress looks beautiful with the floral pattern and felt very comfortable and stylish to wear.

What better place to take photos of this dress than in my Mother in Laws beautiful garden full of flowers!? I wish I had a garden full of flowers but I know Mollie would eat them. 

I teamed this pretty maxi dress up with my beautiful and sparkly Bonmarché diamante sandals. I added these to my Summer wish list here 4 Essential Summer Pieces From Bonmarché. I also popped on a pearl style necklace that I have had for years.

I just love taking pictures of pretty flowers. Everywhere we go the children end up having to wait for me as I see something I need to take a picture of.

We also took a walk into town for a spot of shopping. Mini me and I having fun taking pictures outside some graffiti-ed walls.

My Daughter treated herself to some new nail varnish, now that she is off school and can wear it.

I treated myself to some new make up. A Summer kiss body bronzer and some contore make up to try out. Lets hope I gt the right shades in the right places or I could end up looking like Scary Mary rather than Kim Kardashian!!

 Why so serious!? Hehe.

Close you eyes and count to 10!? I love taking selfies with mini me.

My diamante flat shoes were perfect for doing some walking. They look pretty and added some sparkle to my outfit too.

What I Wore: Dress : c/o Bonmarché | Sandals : c/o Bonmarché

What do you think of my new Maxi dress?

Love it as much as I do?

Today we are off on a trip to Nottingham then it is back home to plan where we are going next week. All go here, how about you? Any fun plans for today or next week?

Next week I will show you my other dress. It a beauty too.

About this post: Bonmarché kindly sent me a dress for the purpose of this review. All thoughts are my own and I was not paid for this post.


Hi, I am Claire and I created Claire Justine in 2011. I hope you enjoy reading my posts as much as I love writing them. Please leave a comment below and share your thoughts with us.



  1. Tamar SB
    July 23, 2017 / 11:00 am

    Lovely!! Enjoy the holidays!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      July 23, 2017 / 5:56 pm

      Thanks Tamar 🙂

  2. Jude
    July 23, 2017 / 11:36 am

    Nice Dress, you look Fab!! Enjoy your holidays

    • Clairejustine oxox
      July 23, 2017 / 5:58 pm

      Thank you Jude 🙂

  3. Fiona
    July 24, 2017 / 6:39 am

    You look stunning in your new dress Claire! How perfect is that print for summer?! 🙂

    • Clairejustine oxox
      July 25, 2017 / 5:21 am

      Aww, thank you Fiona 🙂

  4. Jon
    July 24, 2017 / 7:52 am

    What a fantastic looking dress, ideal for things like Summer BBQs!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      July 25, 2017 / 5:23 am

      Thanks Jon, great idea 🙂

  5. Hannah Anderson
    July 24, 2017 / 8:06 am

    Oh that dress is lovely! Suits you well, too 🙂

    • Clairejustine oxox
      July 25, 2017 / 5:28 am

      Thank you Hannah 🙂

  6. mummabstylish
    July 24, 2017 / 8:12 am

    I saw that dress online and it's even better on you! Lovely colour that works well. A very cute dress that's perfect for summer and entering into Autumn too. (sorry I know we don't want to look that far ahead!) Jacquiwww.mummabstylish.com

    • Clairejustine oxox
      July 25, 2017 / 5:28 am

      Aww, thanks lovely 🙂

  7. Talya
    July 24, 2017 / 8:53 am

    What a gorgeous dress – can't beat a good maxi dress love the colour and print!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      July 25, 2017 / 5:29 am

      Thanks Talya, I love Maxis for chucking on quickly when your short on time 🙂

  8. Patti
    July 24, 2017 / 12:08 pm

    You chose such a gorgeous dress and wear it beautifully! Love all your candid shots too. Thanks for linking up, xo-Pattihttp://notdeadyetstyle.com

    • Clairejustine oxox
      July 25, 2017 / 5:31 am

      Thanks Patti 🙂

  9. Helen J
    July 24, 2017 / 12:23 pm

    What a beautiful dress – I never think of shopping at Bonmarche…this needs to change!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      July 25, 2017 / 5:32 am

      Thanks Helen 🙂

  10. Anonymous
    July 24, 2017 / 12:27 pm

    Such a lovely dress. Great style. R xx

    • Clairejustine oxox
      July 25, 2017 / 5:41 am

      Aww, thanks lovely 🙂

  11. Sophie's Nursery
    July 24, 2017 / 2:31 pm

    I've never shopped in Bon Marche – I really must go and have a look 🙂 Lovely dress & photos x

    • Clairejustine oxox
      July 25, 2017 / 5:42 am

      Thanks you Sophie, they have some lovely things in 🙂

  12. Joanna Victoria -x
    July 24, 2017 / 6:20 pm

    I love maxi dresses for the summer I love the look of this one.I've not shopped at bonmarche before.

    • Clairejustine oxox
      July 25, 2017 / 5:42 am

      Thanks Joanna 🙂

  13. ana de jesus
    July 25, 2017 / 1:52 am

    The perfect maxi dress for a summer holiday! I like the look of the print x

    • Clairejustine oxox
      July 25, 2017 / 5:42 am

      Thanks Ana 🙂

  14. Lauretta at Home and Horizon
    July 25, 2017 / 2:33 pm

    Beautiful maxi dress! I love the color and the print.

  15. Kizzy Bass
    July 25, 2017 / 3:58 pm

    I love wearing maxi dresses, they're my go to Summer clothing.

  16. Musings of a tired mummy...zzz...
    July 25, 2017 / 9:48 pm

    I love this maxi dress, it is so flattering on you! I haven't ever worn one as I'm quite (very) short 🙁

  17. kateonthinice
    July 25, 2017 / 11:17 pm

    Got to love a maxi and I love how this one nips in at the waist and also flatter your bottom

  18. Kara Guppy
    July 26, 2017 / 7:16 am

    Hope you enjoy the holidays, the dress is stunning and really suits you 🙂

  19. Laura Side Street
    July 27, 2017 / 10:38 pm

    This is such a pretty summer maxi dress – perfect for eating al fresco with friends, picnics or a nice evening out on a warn summers night. Love the pattern and colour and you great in itLaura x

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