Dressing for Spring

GINGHAM TOP AND MIDI SKIRT

The Steele Maiden: Newbury Street, Boston wearing French Connection Midi Skirt and Restricted SandalsOne of the things I love about traveling (and there are many) is getting to dress a little bit differently. While I always want to feel comfortable and like myself, whenever I visit a new place I try and adopt a bit of their unique style into my own.

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LACE CUTOUT TOP AND MULES

 

The Steele Maiden: Lace Cutout top, shorts and French Connection mulesThe Steele Maiden: Lace Cutout top, shorts and French Connection mules

After a few days spent in head-turning sequins, blending into my surroundings didn’t seem so bad. I got this lace cutout sweatshirt last Spring and it’s great for days when you want to be presentable but secretly super comfortable. Same goes for a pair of tailored shorts. And then in the ultimate minimal, finishing touch – these architectural black and white mules. Like little skyscrapers you can wear.

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p.s. today’s the last day to enter my FRENCH CONNECTION GIVEAWAY!

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WEDDING SEASON WITH FRENCH CONNECTION (+ A GIVEAWAY!)

The Steele Maiden: Wedding season style with French Connection in a sequin dress and nude pumps

So far this week we’ve tackled Bridal Shower attire, Rehearsal Dinner-wear and finally today.. what to wear for the actual wedding! Oh, and did I mention I’ve been wearing a single stunning dress? After years of spending my Summer budget on wedding season dresses, I teamed up with French Connection to show you how just a single statement dress can be styled for every event you’re invited to.. and even better… you’ve got a chance to win this dress for yourself below!

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After layering this dress to wear it as both a skirt and a top – I knew for the ‘Big Day’ I wanted to let it shine on it’s own. And seriously, the thing shines. I felt like a modern-day mermaid. Nothing more than side swept hair, statement earrings, a metallic clutch and nude heels and I can tell you I am ready for the whole ‘I do’, cut the cake, dance floor, late night lobby party shebang.  Would love to hear which was your favorite wedding season look this week!

French Connection Selene Sequins Strappy Dress c/o (note – I sized up one size in this dress, but it has a bit of stretch to it also) | Vintage Clutch | Lulu Frost Earrings | Nude Pumps – similar via Nordstrom

The Steele Maiden: Wedding season style with French Connection in a sequin dress and nude pumpsThe Steele Maiden: Wedding season style with French Connection in a sequin dress and nude pumpsThe Steele Maiden: Wedding season style with French Connection in a sequin dress and nude pumpsThe Steele Maiden: Wedding season style with French Connection in a sequin dress and nude pumpsThe Steele Maiden: Wedding season style with French Connection in a sequin dress and nude pumps

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WEDDING SEASON WITH FRENCH CONNECTION: REHEARSAL DINNER

The Steele Maiden: Wedding Season style with French Connection wearing a sequin top, midi skirt and navy suede sandals

We’re in the full swing of wedding season (showers, bachelorette parties, the big day..) and in efforts to avoid my usual trap of buying wayyy too many different dresses, I’m taking a different approach this year. I teamed up with one of my favorite brands, French Connection, this week to show you how just one dress can get you through it all. Yesterday, I took it to a Bridal Shower, and today? We’re talking Rehearsal Dinner-wear. Better still? You can win this sequin showstopper for yourself! ENTER HERE.

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WEDDING SEASON WITH FRENCH CONNECTION: BRIDAL SHOWER (+ A GIVEAWAY!)

The Steele Maiden: Wedding Season Style with French Connection wearing sequin skirt and flutter sleeve top

Like it or not – we’re officially in wedding season.  Last year alone, I attended bridal showers, bachelorette parties, rehearsal dinners and oh yeah, actual weddings. And want to know how many dresses I purchased to get me through all those? The answer is too many. So this year – I decided to do things differently. And with the help of French Connection I chose a single dress. So over the next few days, I’m showing you how to wear this modern-day mermaid concoction for every different nuptial related event you may find yourself staring at an invite for this season. And even better – French Connection is giving the same dress to one lucky reader, so enter below!

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When I was thinking of what dress would be my hero piece of the season I knew it needed to have the ability to lightly layer, go with accessories I already owned, be comfortable and also a bit of a statement. This shimmery, curve-hugging number fit the bill perfectly. For a bridal shower I would pair it with this flutter sleeve top (for the record: I’m totally okay with wearing a touch of white to a shower as a guest, but would make it a second runner to another color, and try to avoid white lace in general to wedding related events), comfortable gold wedges, a small cross-body bag and loose low ponytail. Check back tomorrow when I head to a rehearsal dinner and change things up completely.

French Connection Dress c/o – 30% off sitewide through 5/11 with code FCMOMS | Zara Top – old, similar via Nordstrom | Seychelles Wedges | Vintage Bag | ZeroUV Sunglasses c/o 

The Steele Maiden: Wedding Season Style with French Connection wearing sequin skirt and flutter sleeve topThe Steele Maiden: Wedding Season Style with French Connection wearing sequin skirt and flutter sleeve topThe Steele Maiden: Wedding Season Style with French Connection wearing sequin skirt and flutter sleeve top

The Steele Maiden: Wedding Season Style with French Connection wearing sequin skirt and flutter sleeve topThe Steele Maiden: Wedding Season Style with French Connection wearing sequin skirt and flutter sleeve topThe Steele Maiden: Wedding Season Style with French Connection wearing sequin skirt and flutter sleeve top

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