Lookbook: French Connection

J and I are currently in Jamaica shooting our very first destination wedding! It totally snuck up on me and I’ve been so busy preparing for this that I didn’t have time to write many posts for the week, so posting will be very light until I return. We are so excited to be shooting this wedding and can’t wait to share all the pictures when we get back! See you all next week!

The first time I went to Harrods in London, I knew I had to buy something. It’s like going to New York and you just have to buy something from Bergdorf’s. The only thing was, at the time, the GBP was about double the value of the dollar and I didn’t want to be silly and buy things that would cost twice as much. Luckily I stumbled onto the sale section and found this dress and a little Marc Jacobs wristlet that I went home with.

What I’m Wearing:
Dress: French Connection
Tights: DKNY
Shoes: Jimmy Choo


This dress is hard to get yourself zippered in and out of as the zipper goes all along the back, all the way up to my neck so J always helps me. I wore it to work one day and then we went straight to the gym after and I was in the locker room seriously struggling to get myself out of the dress. There wasn’t anyone close by to help and I thought I would have to go out to the weight room to ask J to unzip me! Luckily I have crazy flexible arms so I was able to manage but it wasn’t easy!

The purple is totally my color this season, but I’m not a big pattern kind of person. Most of the time big patterns tend to overwhelm me but I think this one works okay on me. And of course, I love black tights with black heels which help elongate my little legs when I wear dresses like this. The little rhinestone headband added to the fanciness of the dress. I was probably a little too overdressed as we weren’t going anywhere too special but sometimes I like being fancy!

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  • Elaine
    May 4, 2009 at 3:34 pm

    Very cute! Purple looks good on anyone.


  • Grace Like Kelly
    May 4, 2009 at 4:11 pm

    I am totally giggling at my desk, imagining you getting stuck in your dress! When that happens I always panic,,,and get myself more stuck or in awkward positions…its embarrassing walking up to someone in the hot yoga locker room with only eyes showing because I thought I could wiggle out of the dress without unzipping it.

    The dress is so phenom, I love purple, I see it, and I smile!

  • janettaylor
    May 4, 2009 at 5:53 pm

    I love FCUK! Lovely dress!


  • Hanako66
    May 4, 2009 at 6:02 pm

    I love this….such a pretty little outfit. I hope that you guys have a very successful trip!

  • Nina (femme rationale)
    May 4, 2009 at 6:06 pm

    love the dress! it looks great on you. and hope you have a lovely time in jamaica!

  • freeTEYme
    May 4, 2009 at 6:27 pm

    you look so pretty! opaque tights and heels are the best! Enjoy Jamaica and be safe!

  • kay*
    May 4, 2009 at 6:32 pm

    Love this look! and I love purple on you too. I’m totally going to have to invest in some black tights to wear with my black heels – I love the way it looks.

    and OMG – in JAMAICA shooting a destination wedding! how lucky? how cool? can’t wait to see some of the pics…I really love that you and J make things happen…you want to start a wedding photog biz? you do it and make it work! i see such good things in your future!

  • dreamer0703
    May 4, 2009 at 6:41 pm

    You look amazing! the French Connection dress suits you beautifully! you did a good job pairing it with black tights and heels, they do elongate your legs i would say, how pretty those heels are…

  • Diane
    May 4, 2009 at 6:43 pm

    that dress is so fantastic! i love the color and the print!

  • Elizabeth Marie
    May 4, 2009 at 6:45 pm

    Ohh I totally know what you mean about Harrods! (and Bergdorfs haha)…but Harrods is so amazing!

    You look gorgeous in that dress and the tights look fab.

    Wow, lucky girl!! Jamaica?! Have so much fun and I can’t wait to see the images!!!

    Be safe! xo

  • Megan Brynn
    May 4, 2009 at 9:18 pm

    Oh my gosh, you look smashing, as usual!!! The purple is a gorgeous color on you.

    Have a fun and safe trip!


  • Jenna
    May 4, 2009 at 9:44 pm

    I think this is my favorite outfit you have ever posted! The purple is such a great color and I love the sleeves.

  • Pop Champagne
    May 4, 2009 at 9:51 pm

    Love the dress! The pattern looks great on you 🙂

  • Agent Noir
    May 4, 2009 at 10:29 pm

    Haha! I loved this post- it totally made me giggle at work! I always get really scared when I’m stuck in my clothes and all alone- I feel like ppl will find me days later – still stuck! 🙂

    You look so adore, despite not being a pattern person, it suits your perfectly! I love the black tights and black heels but I have yet to find a look where I can sport it!

  • Laura
    May 4, 2009 at 10:36 pm

    Well darling, I must say you look absolutely incredible, as usual. Purple is def your color, and Im one to think sometimes its just needed to get dolled up – even if you arent going anywhere special!! You look ravishing, I love this look. You pull it off flawlessly.

  • A Balancing Act
    May 4, 2009 at 11:50 pm

    You look fabulous as always! I love FCUK!

  • Cari (isnotfashion)
    May 4, 2009 at 11:54 pm

    The dress is lovely! I hate when I have that problem and my bf has already left for work. xo Cari http://isnotfashion.blogspot.com

  • FuN and MakeUp
    May 5, 2009 at 12:50 am

    soo pretty! soo photogenic!! gorgeous!!!!!!

  • Chessa!
    May 5, 2009 at 3:07 am

    have a great time at the wedding and good luck! can’t wait to see the photos. 🙂

  • Savvy Mode SG
    May 5, 2009 at 3:07 am

    congrat on the first job. you look super in purple.

  • Maki
    May 5, 2009 at 4:42 am

    Aww I love it!! The dress looks so pretty on you because you’re lovely:)

    BTW, I just tagged you!

  • Keith
    May 5, 2009 at 5:09 am

    That is a very beautiful dress!

  • phi s t y l e
    May 5, 2009 at 6:28 am

    that shade of purple is amazing on you! very blair waldorf.

    the exact same stuck-in-my-dress ordeal happened to me a couple weeks ago at Loehmann’s while i was trying on this Madison Marcus dress that you could only pull on through the bottom of the skirt. i was literally stuck in the dress – and in the common out-in-the-open dressing room too! soooo much awkward tugging and pulling LOL.

  • MissaClarissa
    May 6, 2009 at 8:50 pm

    Hi! I’d like to know where you got the DKNY tights. Are they full tights and are they thick? thanks!

  • captivateme
    May 7, 2009 at 2:14 am

    gorgeous!! that plum color is stunning on you 🙂

  • steph
    May 8, 2009 at 12:23 am

    Super cute outfit! Prepster is so cute on you! Love the headband to complete the outfit! =)



  • The Beauty File
    May 11, 2009 at 1:55 pm

    Great dress & gorgeous shoes!!!

  • JeanetteS
    May 15, 2009 at 12:13 am

    What an incredible dress!!!!