My Style: I Feel Like Spring — Maxi Dress

Nothing says spring like the colours of flowers.  This photo was taken when our family visited the annual Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers.  If you live in South East Queensland, make an effort to visit. It’s magical.

I love spring.  There’s an undefined excitement in the air as the world wakes up.  I want to bring that spark into what I wear. Spring fashion for me is fresh, full of colour and fun.

Dress: Target  (current style)

Lace Cami: Intimo Flirt Camisole

Purple Cardigan: Target

Shoes: Op Shop $3

Eye Make-up:  Revlon Sunrise Sunset (Same as the tutorial in My Style: Going Retro but I used purple instead of blue)

What I love most:  Intimo Flirt Camisole. Mine is now 4 years old and still going strong.  I have to mention the shoes though. How cute are they?  And only $3.  They are in perfect condition too.

Tip: I love the Maxi-dress but is it just me or are they getting lower?  When I tried on this dress half of my bra was showing.  Far out — I want to be comfortable and do not want to worry about my boobs falling out everywhere.  So, I often wear my Intimo Flirt Camisole under low dresses.  The camisole is the BEST one I have found for this purpose.  It’s so pretty and feminine; yet is thin enough so not to add bulk.  It gives a bit of mystery without saying “hello Australia, look at my chest”. No thanks.

What does spring fashion mean for you?

See other My Style Posts

I’m Scared to Buy a New Bra

My Style: Going Retro

My Style: Shabby Chic

My Style: Brown and Black and Fashion Trends

My Style: 23.10.09: Planning a Special Outfit

My Style: 11.7.10: Soft Side of Edgy

My Style: 2.7.10: Feminine

My Style: 26.2.10: Class

My Style: 22.6.10: Casual Elegance

My Style: 20.6.10: Introduction

Everyday Glamour

External Links


Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers

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    October 11, 2010 at 7:26 am

    That’s beautiful Kelly! Love all the flowers and the dress!

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    October 11, 2010 at 7:42 am

    I hear you about the feeling of spring! I love all the maxi dresses with their beautiful bright colours, and I love that camisole. I tend to wear singlet tops under my dresses, but i do find they are too thick…will keep an eye out for something pretty like what you have used.

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      Kelly Be A Fun Mum
      October 11, 2010 at 7:58 am

      Yeah, do that Kristie. If you are interested in the intimo one, just click on the link. I always feel feminine in that cami. WE LOVE SPRING!!

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    October 11, 2010 at 7:43 am

    I think spring fashion means three things (to me at least) – colour, flowers and dresses. During winter I seem to embrace black and red as my signature colours, so I love wearing fresher colours by the time September rolls around! I love your dress, it definitely ticks all of my ‘spring’ categories 🙂

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      Kelly Be A Fun Mum
      October 11, 2010 at 7:56 am

      You sound like me. I LOVE red and black in winter. And then by Spring time, I feel like I’m busting to put some colour into my wardrobe.

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    October 11, 2010 at 7:59 am

    Love the dress – looks gorgeous on you! I love Spring, flowers, the colours – totally beautiful!

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      Kelly Be A Fun Mum
      October 11, 2010 at 8:02 am

      Thanks Danii. I know what you mean about the colours. It like the world is having a party! And I want to join in!

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    October 11, 2010 at 8:02 am

    Beautiful flowers and your dress is stunning! I love the colours, which match your beautiful blue eyes. We’ve had some lovely Spring days here in Welly, where I’ve pulled out my floaty skirts, but today is a horrendous weather day – complete with hail!!!

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      Kelly Be A Fun Mum
      October 11, 2010 at 8:04 am

      Oh dear! Not fun. So this Spring post wouldn’t help lol. Actually, it’s gone a bit ferral here in Queensland too. Spring came and then it got cold and rainy. Come back Spring! I miss you!

      Hail!!! OH NO!!! Did the kids love it though?

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    October 11, 2010 at 8:43 am

    What I love: the way you used the flowers to echo the colours in the dress, and the way you combined the pics. You have flair!

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      Kelly Be A Fun Mum
      October 11, 2010 at 9:21 am

      Thanks BC… I love it! I love colour and making things look — just right.

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    October 11, 2010 at 9:17 am

    Ive missed your style posts! Gorgeous dress & cardigan. I also wear alot of black in winter (well all year too) but in summer i like to wear colors. Ive bought a few tops in coral and green so far. The weather in SA is perfect at the moment – its ment to be 25dg today!

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      Kelly Be A Fun Mum
      October 11, 2010 at 9:26 am

      Yeah, it’s been a while hasn’t it? 25! It’s freezing here today. I’ve had to put my lovely colourful dress away and I’m wearing ugly black pants and a 10 year old jumper today. HA! Come back Spring!

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    October 11, 2010 at 2:04 pm

    so pretty!!! love the shoes – bargain!

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    Hear Mum Roar
    October 11, 2010 at 2:31 pm

    I love Spring too! I also agree about dresses getting lower and lower cut at the front! I might have to get myself a similar camisole, great idea:)

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      Kelly Be A Fun Mum
      October 11, 2010 at 2:44 pm

      My cami is in over drive. They have them in black too… hmmm, need a black one too I think…

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    October 11, 2010 at 5:48 pm

    love the flowers and the dress! I am with you Kelly I can’t believe how low some of these dresses are getting – I love to look nice but not trashy and flashing all my chest! love what you have come up with to make it look feminine and gorgeous!

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      Kelly B
      October 11, 2010 at 6:49 pm

      Thanks Naomi. You’ve hit the nail right on the head. “I love to look nice but not trashy and flashing all my chest!” Exactly!

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    October 11, 2010 at 7:33 pm

    Lovely outfit this time Kelly!

    I looked at that very dress in Target the other day! But what I’m more interested in right now is those shoes of yours!

    What I want to know is:
    – How do you find wedges all day with the kids?
    – Are they comfortable? I’m normally a flats/sandals wearer but REALLY want a pair of wedges for summer and have found a few reasonably priced styles.

    Thanks for anotehr great style post!


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      Kelly Be A Fun Mum
      October 11, 2010 at 7:59 pm

      Okay, shoes. They really are adorable.

      If I was going to be out all day — running around — I probably wouldn’t wear these ones. I do find them comfortable though and could happily wear them for 3 hours or so. The good thing about wedges is they don’t feel so high-heel-ish.

      I’ll tell you a secret: my favourite wedges that I can wear ALL DAY EVERY DAY are…. wait for it …. CROCS. No one can believe it when I tell them they are Crocs. I always get so many comments. I wear them to the beach, the pool, the park, shopping — EVERYWHERE.

      Check this link to see what they look like. This is the pink but they come in lots of different colours. Crocs Sassari


      I’ve had mine for a year and a half now and they are still wearing well. They are light on your feet and feel like a glamours thong. Best of both worlds I say.

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        October 11, 2010 at 8:03 pm

        No. WAY!!!! I just had a look at the link… They look great!
        Have you worn them in a style post yet? I don’t remember seeing them featured…


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          Kelly Be A Fun Mum
          October 11, 2010 at 8:08 pm

          Because I started the My Style Posts in winter I’m pretty sure I haven’t featured them yet. As it gets warmer I’ll be wearing them heaps! So watch out for the Croc lol.

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            October 11, 2010 at 8:12 pm

            And now I’m busy browsing Sole Central 😀


            Thinking these ones would be great for Spring/Summer this year!

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              Kelly Be A Fun Mum
              October 11, 2010 at 8:16 pm

              Oh man — Meegan we aren’t good for eachother. Our husbands are going to ban us LOL. I didn’t notice those. HOW GORGEOUS ARE THEY!!! I’ve purchased from Sole Central before too and service was great.

              Imagine those shoes with a cute dress. ADORABLE! Navy… or white… or red… HA!

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    Kelly Be A Fun Mum
    October 11, 2010 at 8:01 pm

    Here are all the colours


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    October 11, 2010 at 8:37 pm

    I’ve just bought myself this lovely nautical feeling blue and white striped dress from Sussan that would go prefectly with those shoes too!
    Sorry, I can’t find a link to it…

    Luckily we don’t live any closer to each other!!!! lol

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