Paintbrush Print

9 Jun

French Connection Black and White Summer Bark Dress

Kate Spade Shaken and Stirred Earrings

You could say this French Connection dress was love at first sight. I actually had been fawning over THIS French Connection dress for months, but didn’t want to pay full price for it/order it online. If I can try something on, I’d much rather do that than buy it online. My local Dillard’s has had the black version of the dress I wanted, but I was pretty relentless that I needed the white option in my life due to my dark hair. I had also kept my eye on the dress I’m wearing today, almost as a backup option in case my beloved windowpane one never came to fruition.

I had stopped at Dillard’s last week, and saw a ton of the black dresses just sitting there, but no white ones. I was devastated. Then, out of nowhere, I looked up and spotted my “backup” white dress on another rack. Things are a little blurry, but I think I sprinted those short ten feet to the other rack. Nobody was getting in the way of me and this dress. Even better? My size was sitting there, AND marked down! The fashion stars had aligned in my favor. I continued my sprint to the dressing room, and was immediately let down when the dress was a little too tight on my chest, and the side pockets were completely on my backside. I was feeling totally defeated, until the nicest sales lady came in and assured me French Connection runs extremely small, and brought back a dress two sizes bigger. It fit like a glove, and I could not be more in love with this comfy summer dress! I love that the white creates the perfect contrast with my dark hair, and the paintbrush print is so chic!

  French Connection Summer Bark Dress Rebecca Minkoff Medium MAB Tote

French Connection Summer Bark Printed Dress

French Connection White Cotton Dress

Dress: French Connection (on sale!) | Shoes: Lulu’s | Earrings: Kate Spade | Purse: Rebecca Minkoff

28 Responses to “Paintbrush Print”

  1. lookbeyondbeauty June 9, 2014 at 7:16 am #

    Looks great! :))
    Lets follow each other? 🙂

  2. SweetCandyDreamer June 9, 2014 at 7:52 am #

    It looks super on you 🙂 Lovely photos 🙂 xx

  3. FashionEdible June 9, 2014 at 11:02 am #

    I love this Olivia! It’s a gorgeous dress and I’m so glad you were able to find it. French Connection definitely has weird sizing. I have a French Connection striped dress and I bought it about three sizes larger than my typical size. I’m not sure why they don’t adjust their numbers.

    • Baubles to Bubbles June 17, 2014 at 8:13 pm #

      Thanks Grace! Ugh, their sizes are so depressing! When you find the right one, though, it looks good!

  4. prettytrippy June 9, 2014 at 12:22 pm #

    I LOVE Dillard’s for dresses. They have the best and biggest collection. Why is it not talked about more?!?!

    • Baubles to Bubbles June 17, 2014 at 8:12 pm #

      I KNOW!! It’s like a hidden gem. I could (and do) go crazy whenever I shop there.

  5. In. Love. With. That. Dress! So cute!

  6. The Fashion Huntress June 9, 2014 at 1:03 pm #

    Great dress!! I adsolutely love the print!!

  7. londyntown June 9, 2014 at 3:43 pm #

    Love that dress. The bag is beautiful as well.

  8. stateandoccupation June 9, 2014 at 4:44 pm #

    lucky you! i LOVE a printed dress.

  9. carascliche June 9, 2014 at 5:26 pm #

    Such a gorgeous dress! Loving the brushstroke trend lately!

    xx Cara

    • Baubles to Bubbles June 17, 2014 at 8:10 pm #

      Thanks girlfriend! Same here- Zara has some super cute brushstroke pieces right now that I want badly.

  10. colonialarmory June 9, 2014 at 11:20 pm #

    Dress fits you perfectly. Sometimes you can’t beat classic black and white.

  11. cursedwithanexpensivetaste June 10, 2014 at 2:44 am #

    I love this dress… But with it being FCUK i wouldn’t even be able to fit on thigh in it!!!
    Looks good on you thou x

    • Baubles to Bubbles June 17, 2014 at 8:09 pm #

      Yeah their sizes are CRAZY! When I was at their store in NY, I had to try on pieces that were four sizes bigger and it was still not a good fit haha

  12. Ashley June 10, 2014 at 10:33 am #

    I’ve had issues with French Connection and their sizing- you’re not alone, doll! This dress looks perfect on you!


    • Baubles to Bubbles June 17, 2014 at 8:09 pm #

      Thanks Ashley! I keep hearing their sizing is weird, so that’s a relief!

  13. The Lady Olive June 10, 2014 at 10:47 am #

    That dress is so cute!! Yes, FC runs small (it can be depressing hehe) but who cares, cut out the size!

    • Baubles to Bubbles June 17, 2014 at 8:08 pm #

      Haha love the idea of cutting out the size! I went to the FC store in NYC and literally NOTHING fit right (except the shoes!)

  14. milesdontmatter June 19, 2014 at 1:49 pm #

    This is a really great look for you! It’s so classic!

  15. Kari June 28, 2014 at 1:52 am #

    Super cute! I just ordered the black & white dress (gotta love when they go on sale;)

    The Kate spade earrings look great! Are they heavy?


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