Last week, I had the pleasure of meeting some of the fabulous team behind French Connection at the company’s gorgeous U.S. flagship store in SoHo. So much fun! I’ve been wearing the U.K.-based brand for years–who doesn’t love their dresses?!–but my visit made me fall in love with it all over again. I’m head over heels for how French Connection plays with bold patterns, embraces sequins and sparkles, and artfully mixes edgy looks with classic styles. Needless to say, I nearly tried on half the store while I was there!

Dress: French Connection (c/o) / Bag: Kate Spade (Old), similar here, here, here and here (Use code “BFAM” to take 20 percent off any bag!) / Pumps: Cole Haan, additional colors available here / Necklace: Kate Spade (Old), similar here in pink… and similar here in blue, here in tortoise, here in orange, and here in yellow  / Earrings: Marc Jacobs / Bracelets: C.Wonder (Sold out), similar here and here; J.Crew (Pink bangle–Hand-me-down from my fabulous aunt! Sold out), but loving the pink bangle box from C.Wonder!; J.Crew (Sold out), similar here (Take 25 percent off with code “GOSHOP”) ; and Kate Spade (Sold out), but loving this black bow bangle watch and this black “CRAZY TOWN” bracelet! (Mostly because my awesome coworker uses the phrase “it’s crazy town” all the time.) ;) / Lipstick: Clinique

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