Despite the fact I have more than enough house stuff on my to-do list, my wardrobe is also something I’m having to pay some attention to. In spring I had a massive wardrobe clear out, thinking that I would update all the autumn/winter pieces I gave to charity in the coming season. Little did I know I would move house and be flat broke! Both my casual and work wardrobe have suffered and I’d usually turn to Whistles for a few reliable work dresses but can’t find much I like, particularly at a good price point. I did however stumble across this one from French Connection.
French Connection Fast City Block dress
I like my work clothes to be fairly covered up so there’s nothing to distract from the matter in hand, so the speak! My room is perpetually cold and something comfortable is a bonus, so this jersey number fits the bill whilst remaining flattering. I often spend 10 hours at my desk and this will look as good as it feels.
Where do you get your work clothes from readers, and does anyone know when the next French Connection discount event is?
Happy weekend readers,
This weekend I have not one but two parties to go to. Fortunately they are different people, so one dress could have done both occasions… if I had found a dress that is.
Tonight it’s my work Christmas party, followed by a very good friends 30th. It’s safe to say by Sunday I’ll be planning a detox.
Yesterday I went to French Connection, party dress central, where the sale has already started just in time for the biggest party weekend of the year. Their embellished dresses are usually priced high enough to make them special-occasion-only, however the sales are often great opportunities to pick up one of their dresses at a massive discount. This year is no exception. I tried 2 dresses on – One had been reduced from £250 to £167 and the other from £275 to £137.50 (You can see the ones I tried here and here… – I chose the first one after canvassing Instagram opinion.)
However, on coming home and browsing French Connection online I found this super sweet and pretty Winter Gems Tunic Dress. I’ve always had a weakness for pale colours as they go well with my dark hair. I always feel glamourous yet feminine in lighter shades, particularly in the winter. I love the slightly sixties shift style with longer sleeves and that the embellishment is minimal, meaning that yet again it can work for a fancy party or on Christmas day with a cardi. It’s also 50% off making it almost reasonable. 😉
Have a happy party weekend readers – hands up if it’s your work Christmas party and do share what you will be wearing!!
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