Photos by:Kristen Soileau

Outfit: Shoot to Thrill Dress (French Connection)<–SALE alert over 50% OFF(use promo code: FCHOL), Marc Jacobs Rose Gold Pouch (Target)<–SALE alert 70% OFF, , Nude Pumps (Steve Maddenold, similar (here)<–SALEalert,Cupcakes (Cupcake Couture), GiGi New York Clutch<– (Giveaway coming soon!)

Jewelry: Diamonds and Bows ring c/o (Thank you toHello Fab), Sideways cross ring (here), Two Tone watch (Michael Kors), Cross Bracelet (Anna’s Armoire),

Good Morning readers, did you notice that my entire outfit from the dress to the shoes is currently on sale? It just goes to show that January is the perfect time to scoop up a few cocktail dresses while they’re on winter clearance. I don’t know about you, but whenever I need to find a dress for a special occasion I can never seem to find one that I really like. That is why I have learned to search for eye-catching, yet classic-style cocktail dresses on sale in between seasons to keep in my closet in the event that something comes up.

The French Connection Shoot to Thrill dress is such an exquisite dress and perfect for cocktail events. Plus it’s over 50% off right now at French Connection! Talk about “a sale to thrill!” I wore it this past New Years Eve with a pair of nude pumps, some sparkly tassel earrings and my rose gold Marc Jacobs clutch. I think that shift dresses usually look better on taller people so I figured the nude pumps would help elongate my legs and give me a longer and leaner shape. Plus the nude color doesn’t take away from the stunning features of the dress. For jewelry, all I did was add a few simple gold bracelets, my two-tone Michael Kors watch and the adorable Diamonds and Bows ring gifted from Hello Fab.