French Connection #sketchtostore Event! #BristolStyle

Friday, 20 September 2013

On Wednesday night I was invited to my local French Connection store in Cabot Circus, for their #sketchtostore event. The same party was going on in 29 other stores across the country, and those invited were allowed to style and model their own photo shoot using products from FCUK's new #sketchtostore collection.

#BristolStyleI'm wearing: Trilby: c/o Matalan - Jacket: Hide Label - Cami: Topshop - Trousers: H&M - Ring: Lovisa - Satchel: c/o Dr. Martens - Necklace: Vivienne Westwood

We were greeted with drinks and told to have a browse and make our selections before heading to the fitting room to change into our outfits. I went with my partner in crime Browniekins from Soul Sparkler and we ran into some other Bristol fashion bloggers including the lovely SJ from Ship-Shape. We really enjoyed browsing the new collection and found it quite difficult to decide on just one outfit!

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Autumn/Winter Handbags at French Connection

I must say I was quite taken by their handbags, one super helpful sales assistant explained that French Connection have just started to introduce a new fastening design which will make their products easier to identify. It only started this season but in 3-4 years they're hoping that everyone will be able to tell if a bag is from French Connection, just from its zip/hardware! The Air of Elegance bag is definitely on my Christmas list. What a beaut.

French Connection AW13

In the end I decided to opt for a piece I wouldn't normally wear since I do like to experiment and try new things! Check out my #BristolStyle...

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I picked the hot spot lace flared dress, leather chain belt, and the athena colour block biker! The belt is hiding in this picture but it's really cute and I wouldn't wear this dress without it. Although the dress looks nice with bare legs, it's getting a bit chilly so I popped on my trusty opaque leggings. I do like some girly dresses but this isn't something I'd usually try, so I'm glad I did because I rather like it on. What do you think? I hope you can appreciate my serious blogger pose. Aha.

Bristol Fashion Bloggers #sketchtostore

Brownie picked these awesome statement trousers which looked amazing on her! I'm not quite sure why my hair looks dip-dyed in these snaps, rest assured this in my natural mane. You can check out all of the pictures from across the country on the French Connection FB page or via their Instagram. If you see my face, please feel free to hit LIKE! ;)

Did you attend one of the #sketchtostore parties? Are you a fan of FCUK?

Thank you FC for a fun evening and a yummy little goodie bag. We'll also be running a contest with them in the near future which is pretty exciting so keep checking back for more info on that.

T - Representing Bristol style. XoX


  1. I love FCUK! Looks cracking! x

  2. You look lovely Tara, that's such an awesome outfit! The dress is so pretty! x

  3. Awww amazing! I love what you picked, I would of gone a little crazy over the bags I will have to keep an eye out for one this Christmas ><

  4. I was invited to this in London but had dinner plans already. It looks really fun and such a shame I couldn't go!

  5. I think you both look really pretty! I love the dress you picked out and I think it suits you perfectly. The belt is a really cute little addition too! <3 xxx

  6. It's amazing you could be part of it <3 It's such amazing place full of stunning things <3

  7. Oh those bags are all so gorgeous! I love me a French Connection bag <3 xxx

    Gemma | Miss Makeup Magpie

  8. I love the dress you picked. I also thought your hair looked like it was dip dyed! X

  9. I really loved those bags! And that horse print dress, I feel like I need it in my life lol.

  10. Aww, thanks for the mention! I had a great evening though orange sadly isn't my colour... x


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