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French Connection Summer Bug dress

French Connection's Spring Collection has really had me swooning recently - all summer bloom prints, embroidered tunics and nautical blues.  It's so frustrating when you're itching for weather befitting of the S/S collections and yet still shivering in big ol' winter coats, get a clue weather! In particular their Spring Bloom Flared Dress makes me yearn for a nearby cornfield to run through whilst soaking up sunshine and swishing the skirt (bit of a tongue twister that).

I recently received this Summer Bug Collar Dress from their site and it's just so pretty - fully lined and in delicate linen with a contrasting colour - I'm in love.  Sadly the temperatures are nowhere near warm enough for any item of clothing with 'summer' in its name and so I donned some spotty tights and a blazer (then tried it with a cardigan - sometimes lovely items take a bit of experimenting with styling as you so want to get it right - note the swapping of shoes in the last photo too!)

dress: french connection* £97 | tights: primark [old] 
 shoes: dune [old] // cardigan in 2nd photo: fever [old] 

high heels: [old] similar: café noir at spartoo shoes [found here] - £83 

I feel like it will be perfect for summer workwear, or even a summer wedding (someone get married and invite me, yes?) Just looking at that last photo really makes me laugh, I swear all the Easter chocolate I've eaten has gone straight to my face, Double Chin Debbie or what? Or maybe it's just the angle.  Or the light.  Yes definitely the light....  (Not the 3lbs I've put on in the last week, oops!) I'm cringing a little at my roots in these photos but also super excited as on Friday I'm going to the hairdressers for the first time I've ever had it professionally coloured! I took in some photos and they say they can get it the same silver-y blonde my hair is in some bits at the moment, but actually all over which will be a step up from what it is now! Obvs I'll probably still overdose on the purple shampoo to make it a bit lilac-y too, don't want to step too far away from what Tom calls my 'blue rinse'!

Hope you've all had exciting Wednesdays so far.  I've only had a half day at work today as I'm going to a Benefit Fake Up event in Bournemouth later this afternoon, I'm super excited to try it as I've heard rave reviews!  Will be lovely to see some local bloggers again too, big up #bmouthbloggers! I'm pretty excited that it's halfway through the week already too, got to love a long weekend for making the following week go that little bit quicker...

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34 comments

  1. Rosie you're far too pretty! Looking gorgeous!
    Sophie
    x

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  2. What a beautiful dress - I love the longer, 'appropriate wedding' length. It's definitely a dress you can pull out of your wardrobe year after year as it's so classic.

    Hannah cagneyandlace.com

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  3. This dress is beautiful! Have a fab time at the benefit event! :-)

    Leanne @ Leanne-Marie | Beauty, fashion & lifestyle. x x

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  4. I love this dress, it looks so cute with the spotty tights! Have fun at the Benefit event, very jealous! xx

    Lucy Loves To Blog

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  5. I love this dress on you Rosie, so smart! Definitely a beauty for if the sun EVER appears. xx

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  6. I've been swooning over the new French Connection offering too, but I can't think about pretty cotton dresses in such glaciel temperatures! This looks lovely on you, I love how you're styled it.

    Franky xxx

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  7. So beautiful Rosie! I adore the collar lapels on that dress, and your nails look perfect against pale pink. Have fun at Benefit, their events are awesome and the ladies are super friendly. xx

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  8. I'm on the hunt for a dress like this (ideally a tad cheaper) for a wedding this summer. It's the perfect length and such a pretty colour.

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  9. such a lovely dress..it looks amazing on you!

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  10. you look seriously gorgeous Rosie x

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  11. *wolf whistles* HELLO! Look at you all smart and chic, you look ah-mazing in this dress and it's great with that blazer.

    Enjoy the Benefit event!!

    http://www.rafflesbizarre.blogspot.com

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  12. The dress is super pretty. Really like the dress I bought from French Connection earlier this year, the quality of their stuff seems to be awesome. Happy Long weekend, wish mine had been a half day.

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  13. I love this dress! I really like French Connection as a brand - it's just a shame I can't afford a lot of their prices :( x x

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  14. loving the new blog look. Such a pretty dress and the pink looks lush with your hair xx

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  15. 3lbs? What 3lbs? Look at that tiny waist! You're looking fab and that dress is so flattering! x

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  16. Beautiful! It would actually make a really nice casual wedding dress I think? Mannn I want all my clothes to have cute little collars. Even the daggy ones. :)

    elissiam.

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  17. you look gorgeous love this dress :)

    Charlie
    xx

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  18. This dress is gorgeous on you, I love how you have wintrified it too!

    Maria xxx

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  19. Maybe it's just because of my red hair but I much prefer going to get my hair professionally colored. Those over the counter dyes don't always work on us gingers.

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