There are certain pieces in my closet that I reach for again and again because they make me feel amazing and this beaded dress from French Connection is one of them. I tend to feel most comfortable in dresses that are short (show off the legs) but slightly boxy (hide my middle) and this guy is just perfect. On top of that, it has pearls, which are my (and everyone else’s) obsession right now. I wore this for the first day of fashion week festivities… (you can see it in action here + here.)

Also, slightly off-topic… go buy this lip color NOW.  It’s from Bite Beauty (a new favorite) and is truly the perfect red-orange. It’s also all natural (you read that right) and stays on all day. It’s like, my dream product.

Shop the postgifted French Connection Dress // Fendi Bag // Valentino Rockstud Pumps

French Connection has so many good dresses right now… here are a few more faves:



Bracelets (top to bottom): J.Crew // BaubleBar // BaubleBar






photography by Lydia Hudgens.

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  1. You look gorgeous! I like the same style of dress for the same reasons.

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  2. jillian:

    i love the detail on that dress! xo jillian – cornflake dreams

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  3. Love the beading on this dress…so gorgeous for the end of the summer!

    Cathy, your Poor Little It Girl

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  4. What a great dress. It really looks a piece that you could so easily transition from day to night. I haven’t though to check out French Connection lately, need to go check it out! Love your stack of bracelets.
    xo Nan – Simply Elegant Blog

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  5. I like those kind of dresses too. I never want to show off my belly!
    Xo, Belen
    A Hint of Life

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  6. You look so pretty, Grace!

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  7. I am so obsessed with Bite’s lip colors right now—and how cute you look in this dress!

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  8. Love the dress and the bracelets, Grace!

    Ellen | A Pop of Pink

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  9. So pretty! I love the shape and it has just enough detail to keep it interesting. Love the Rockstuds as well!

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  10. You are stunning in this dress! I love the detail, length, and shape. I love the way you accessorized it on your insta!

    Warm Regards,

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  11. Love the delicate pearl details! I love that style as well…very forgiving. That bag is the perfect pop of color too 🙂


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  12. Katherine:

    Stunner!!! xx

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  13. Such a cute look Grace! Nice to finally somewhat meet in person 🙂

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