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Sunday 22 September 2013

How To Style | FCUK Charis Crochet Dress

Hello My Lovelies,

Hope you are all doing well and have had a wonderful week! I literally have so much going on right now so it was nice to escape for a little while and have a little ramble with you all on my blog! Still feels like a dream that LA has come and gone so quickly and i have a serious case of the holiday blues haha. Looking forward to getting away again in a few days time and to top up my tan! I literally feel so much better when i have a little colour on my cheeks - thank you sunshine :)

I have a fashion post for you today featuring a beautiful French Connection dress that was sent to me. I think it is a really unique dress and thought it could be worn numerous of ways depending on whether you would like to dress it up for an event or even down for a more casual look. It is the 'Charis Crochet Dress' on the French Connection website and when i first saw it on the website i instantly imagined myself walking down 'Rodeo Drive' in it, haha me and my wild imagination...but with me when i see something i like you will know as i am so incredibly fussy. 

It is a French Connection cotton dress but it is a superfine knit material which is perfect for the summertime even when it is a tiny bit warmer than usual in the UK, i feel it will be a perfect dress to wear during the fall / winter time too as it would look adorable with added layers and accessories. Like i said earlier i instantly fell in love with it...the beautiful crochet pattern on the front, the bohemian rope tie-waist belt and it's overall capability to be either dresses up or dressed down. So, i thought i would show you a few ways of how i style the dress with the help of some shoes and jackets!

I really love how a jacket can complete any outfit so i opted for two of my favourites which i am constantly reaching for. My leather jacket ensemble which gave the dress a more edgy look and then for a comparison I chose my Millie Mackintosh inspired military sparkly jacket to show a more feminine and girly style. I love how the sparkle really compliment the cream shade of the dress. 

Shoes, shoes and more shoes - i didn't want to overpower this style post with loads of different shoes as literally the possibilities are endless and lets face it - a girl can never have too many ;). As you can see all of the shoes in this particular post are flats as i felt they looked better on me with the dress on this occasion, however wedges and heels would look lovely also. I have a huge Converse addiction so i had to include a pair in this post - Converse gave the dress a more casual feel which i really loved, I can wear converse with near enough anything so i thought i would try it with this dress and really loved the outcome. I then opted for two t-bar dolly shoes which i absolutely adore, they gave the dress a more girly feel i thought, although the darker pair could also give the dress a more edgy or even classy look. The shoes option can be entirely up to you - i personally feel all three could be mixed and matched with each jacket and combination. 

Everything mentioned in this post -

Leather Jacket | River Island
Millie Mackintosh Inspired Military Sparkly Jacket | Ark Clothing
Converse | America (will be ft. in my LA Hauls)
Cream T-Bar Dolly Shoes | River Island
Black Diamon T-Bar Dolly Shoes | Primark

Hope you all enjoyed this How To Style post, it was really fun to do and i hope to do more in the future. I would love to know what you think of the accessories choices and the dress. If you like the dress you can pick it up on the French Conncection website - it is currently in the sale for £29.50 which is a real bargain as it is originally £97! Like always lovelies, if you have an questions, requests or if you just want a chat you can contact me on my social media or leave me a comment below. I love hearing from you all and i make sure to read every single comment...they really make my day! Have you seen my latest post? I am slowly uploading my LA Haul on my blog - if you would like to see what goodies i picked up you can take a peek through my LA Haul posts on my blog -

Lots of Love


  1. That dress is beautiful! I'd probably wear it for a night out with nude heels too. So simple and pretty! Love your choices too :) xx

  2. Beautiful post! Absolutely adore the dress and I think you have paired the jackets perfectly with it. I LOVE the sparkly sleeved military jacket - I want it!! haha.

    Would love it if you could check out our blog!

    Louise xxx

  3. This looks gorgeous on you, love how you've styled it with the jackets and shoes. Such a bargain now too!

    Liza | Glambeautys | YouTube

  4. Love the dress and especially the sparkly jacket! (:

  5. You look great in the pictures, the dress and shoes are gorgeous.


  6. A great choice of dress and I love the second pair of flats the best!



  7. absolutely love that military jacket! the sparkles are so beautiful!

    -ariel* xoxo

  8. Adorable! We love when people pair Converse with dresses! So cute!

  9. You look lovely! That dress is so pretty, I love your Ark Millie Mac inspired jacket too! x

  10. I wish I was cool enough to wear trainers with a dress!! You look lovely in each <3 xx

  11. The dress is definitely you! If you like other French Connection classic dresses then head over to my store where you can find up to 50% off RRP.


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