Steal This Editor’s Floral Look, Plus We’re Giving Away 10 Dresses!

With April showers right around the corner (please bring May flowers sooner rather than later), we're finally seeing the bright light at the end of our March depression tunnel. To help speed up the road to warm-weather faster than a Xanax, we snapped our Global Editor, Connie Wang, dressed in the perfect transitional outfit as the temps ramp up to 50 degrees. We think Connie's look is perfection for an early garden party, an upscale weekend shopping trip (brunch at BG anyone?), or a ladies-who-lunch afternoon. We're hearting her roses-on-acid dress paired with a canvas moto jacket, an uber-clean button-up, tights, clogs, and a cross-body bag—all of which are injecting some edgy sunshine into Mother Nature's current gray palette, without getting too summery. Flower power, indeed.

Get Connie's look with these transition-into-spring pieces:

Essential #1: Canvas-colored moto jacket: Loving this light option that's a great way to switch from your darker leather number. Tough and flirty? Yes please.

Old Navy Linen Moto Jacket, $34.50, available at Old Navy, 503 Broadway Street (at Spring Street); 212-226-0838.

Essential # 2: White button-up: Oh man, there's nothing like a super fresh white collared shirt. Under a dress and paired with a small string of pearls adds some Jackie O to any ensemble.
Steven Alan Fall Boyfriend Shirt, $158, available at Steven Alan, 103 Franklin Street (at Sixth Avenue); 212-343-0692.

Essential # 3: Cross-body bag: Connie's pick is not too bulky, but has a bit of winter toughness that works for March.

Madewell The Bike Bag, $98, available at Madewell, 486 Broadway Street (at Broome Street); 212-226-695.

Essential # 4: Floral frock: An edgy option to your grandmama's go-to, this cap-sleeved, peplum tea dress has vintage, '40s style in spades—with a little 2011 thrown in. Plus, see our major giveaway to get out of your seasonal rut!

French Connection Lilly Lace Dress, available at French Connection, 435 West Broadway (at Prince Street); 212-219-1197.

Essential #5: Black ankle boots: Summer's not here yet, so don't go with an inappropriate shoe choice. These booties make sure the whole shebang isn't too warm-weather.

Christian Louboutin Lastoto Ankle Boots, $965, available at Saks Fifth Avenue, 611 5th Avenue (between 51st and 52nd streets); 212-753-4000.

Because we want to destroy your blah-blah blues, we've teamed up with French Connection on a contest that's super-sized for spring. Oh yes, we're giving away 10 (!) dresses—one a day every day for the next 10 days! If you want blue skies soon...well, comment on THIS post on our Facebook page and tell us your favorite thing about spring—we'll let you know every day who won!!*
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