The Watercolor Maxi Dress | Notting Hill, London

A maxi dress for spring is sort of a given, but this one happened to be perfect for our Notting Hill adventure – so I HAD to share.

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THE LOOK | maxi dress c/o, suede heels (similar), black belt, round sunnies, red bag (similar)

I mean a flowy maxi dress can be perfect and dramatic in a lot of different situations, but it was specifically perfect for our adventure through Notting Hill.

When I think about wearing a maxi dress for spring, I think about just how many different ways there are to wear it. Between the many different fabrics and silhouettes (all maxi), there’s some thing so easy about a maxi dress for spring.

A few years ago, I would tell you I could never wear a maxi dress because of my height. Now, I’m like “*insert favorite f word* that”, I can wear what I want. The key to wearing a maxi dress is to find one that does work for your height…and if it doesn’t, then fake it. (Pro tip: If you’re short like me, you can get tea length dresses…they end up being maxi length anyway.)

This maxi dress would be very long on me if I didn’t belt it. But that didn’t stop me from wearing it. Duh. My simple solution was adding a belt (this one is my current favorite) and some heels (yes, the heels I own in basically every color imaginable). I knew it was going to be absolutely perfect for our adventure through Notting Hill. I love Chicwish for many reasons, but one of them has to be the “on trend” pieces. Or pieces that make me want a certain season to happen, ASAP. Like this maxi dress for spring. I also have my eye on this ADORABLE flamingo top.

The colors on most blocks were ADORABLE! It really reminded me of Charleston/Rainbow Row, only this had a more “London” feel. Which basically makes no sense, but you catch my drift, right? We spent HOURS (seriously, hours) walking around Notting Hill, stopping in the cutest vintage shops along the way. We even checked out Matches Fashion – an online-only retailer in the US. I get a lot of my higher ticketed items, like my beautiful booties and my cat eye sunglasses that I’ve worn in basically every outfit post ever;) Also, I have a question: Why do Notting Hill homes have THE cutest doors? I mean look at this one we stumbled upon. Adorable!

PS: My hair DOES NOT look like this anymore;)

This post was sponsored by Chicwish. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting brands that help make Pink Champagne Problems possible!


 photos by allie provost

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  1. 3.7.17
    Karen said:

    I really like the addition of a ring belt! I think it makes the floral a bit more cooler and modern – thanks for the idea 😉

    Have a Stylin’ Day!

    Much Love, Karen

    [Style Smorgasbord] [bloglovin’]

    • 3.7.17
      Dana Mannarino said:

      Thank you, Karen!

  2. 3.7.17
    Elle said:

    Could you be any more adorable?! You look stunning in this maxi! Can’t wait to see the hair.
    xo elle //

    • 3.7.17
      Dana Mannarino said:

      Blushing! Thank you, my friend! Xx

  3. 3.7.17

    This dress is everything! The movement, the colors, the style, I love it all. And it looks incredible against the homes behind you. Totally reminds me of Charleston as well.

    xo Laura Leigh

    • 3.7.17
      Dana Mannarino said:

      Ahh, thanks girlfriend! Xx

  4. 3.7.17
    Jenn Lake said:

    Love! So cute, lady!

    • 3.7.17
      Dana Mannarino said:

      Thank you, Jenn! Xx

  5. 3.7.17

    So fun! Love the spring colors in your dress. Looks like such a fun trip!

    • 3.7.17
      Dana Mannarino said:

      Thanks, Britney! It really was so fun!

  6. 3.7.17

    Girl… You totally rock this dress!! The colors and print are gorgeous!! Love how you added a belt to bring it all together!

    Brittany 🙂

    • 3.7.17
      Dana Mannarino said:

      Aww thanks, girl! Xx

  7. 3.7.17

    Such a beautiful dress!! And the backdrop isn’t bad either, what a dreamy spot to shoot!

    Flaunt and Center

    • 3.7.17
      Dana Mannarino said:

      Thank you, Tiffany! Seriously SUCH a great spot to shoot 😉

  8. 3.7.17

    Such a fun dress for spring and perfect for the colorful buildings! I’m loving the pop of pink with your bag 🙂
    xx Tess | Sequins are the New Black

    • 3.7.17
      Dana Mannarino said:

      Aww thanks, Tess! Xx

  9. 3.7.17
    vaishali verma said:

    Cool dress for spring. Love it to core.

  10. 3.7.17
    KhloeLo said:

    Perfect dress <3 Amazing shoes! Grate outfit for spring <3
    Khloe from

  11. 3.7.17
    Rachel said:

    I don’t know what’s prettier – your dress or these photos! Absolutely stunning, as usual!

    Rachel /

  12. 3.7.17
    Allison Gallagher said:

    I love everything about this post! The colors are incredible and the dress is lovely!

  13. 3.7.17
    Chloe said:

    This dress is gorgeous! I LOVE the print and how you paired it with the green pumps! 🙂

    xo, Chloe //

  14. 3.7.17
    Kristina said:

    This dress is so amazing and also your sunnies! Great spring style!

  15. 3.7.17

    That is gorgeous! When the warm weather comes, I live of maxi dresses 🙂

  16. 3.8.17
    Kate said:

    Love the bright colored bag paired with the maxi

  17. 3.8.17

    Great idea to belt this dress! Not all of us have been blessed with nice long legs!

  18. 3.8.17

    I love this look. The belt is a great way to emphasize your waist. This is just a beautiful shoot!

  19. 3.8.17

    Such a pretty dress! Love it paired with the green heels!

    Trendy & Tidy

  20. 3.8.17
    Samantha Gover said:

    AH! You’re gorgeous!! I just love that bag!! I know it’s probably an older style, but where is it from?