French Connection, a Non Body Con Look and a Night Out in Soho

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pring has arrived in a big way this weekend, in fact it felt more like summer. With temperatures above normal after two months of temperatures being below normal it was a bit of shock, but in a good way. Friday started out cold and rainy and ended warm and sunny with temperatures in the low seventies, it was a perfect evening to step out for dinner and drinks with some fellow bloggers. So along with bloggers Lynn from Accidental Icon, Renata from Purse Fixation and Anita from Look For The Woman we headed to a nice little french cafe for some vino, tasty appetizers and lively inspiring conversation. For this evening out I chose to wear a pair of boxy trousers and a quilted pull over both from French Connection. The “flood” cut of the trousers allows the shoes you are wearing to take center stage, in this case I am wearing a pair of booties I picked up at H&M a few years ago but as the weather gets warmer I could wear these trousers with high heeled sandals, open toed booties or pumps. In cooler weather I could wear them with long socks and higher cut boots. Quite versatile I must say, and they currently have a pin striped pair on sale check them out here. And this top is so fun with it’s quilted textile and great fit it is perfect to wear with some statement jewelry and for this look I layered two necklaces together. I may have even been able to get away with a third necklace, right? The chain necklace I picked up at the Brooklyn Flea last summer and the gun metal gray necklace I bought online at a site called Gomatta Girls, which sad to say it no longer around. My regular readers know I am a fan of the boxy non body con trend so this look was super fun for me to wear. I love the unfussy quite chicness of a look like this, don’t you?


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  • Glamoury Armory
    April 20, 2015

    Hi Allie, I really love your outfit post, you look great, those boots are just perfect. Hope you had a good time with the blogger ladies.
    Have great week.
    Glamoury Armory Blog

  • Zarrah
    April 20, 2015

    I love the look
    That necklace looks pretty!

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  • Rachelle
    April 20, 2015

    you look so nice Allie, I wish I looked like that in culottes.


  • jackie harrison
    April 20, 2015

    Looking fabulous and chic love the necklace. Have a great week.

  • Rowena
    April 20, 2015

    Glad to hear you’ve been out enjoying the lovely Spring weather. It’s about time. I like the minimalism of the outfit and the edgy necklaces you styled it with. I’ve been looking for a pair of boxy trousers. I’ll have to try to stop by French Connection soon.

  • Shireen L. Platt
    April 20, 2015

    I have not been your longest reader so this is the first time I’m seeing a personal fashion post from you and I’m a huge fan of it! Wish you would do more of these posts, it’s lovely to get to know your sense of style.

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    April 20, 2015

    It sounds like a lovely time with blogger friends. I am drawn to the textured top, and I love those booties. <3
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  • PurseFixation
    April 20, 2015

    Hey Allie, it was certainly a delightful spot and fantastic company!;-) We have to do it again, all four of us! The photos came out pretty good! I like this necklace! Will have to visit Brooklyn Flea!;-)
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  • Jenmarie
    April 20, 2015

    You look great! I love the layered necklaces!

  • Accidental Icon
    April 20, 2015

    Great Post Allie, I really loved your look, especially the shoes! It was a beautiful night to sit in an open space and have some great conversation with interesting women. A great way to end a hectic week.

    Accidental Icon

  • Denise
    April 21, 2015

    Lovely top! I love it paired with those pants and I applaud anyone who can rock those pants. Whenever I try them on, I feel like I look so silly. Loving them with the boots!

    Denise | Fashion Love Letters

  • Kathleen
    April 21, 2015

    You look fantastic, so chic and effortless! Love those booties too! So happy it’s finally warm out!

  • Nikki
    April 21, 2015

    Love it! The cropped pants + booties is such a great combo!


  • vanessa
    April 21, 2015

    lovely photos!


  • Elizabeth
    April 21, 2015

    I agree, I love unfussy looks
    So sophisticated and chic
    Garland Girl

  • K / Pure & Complex
    April 21, 2015

    I love boxy tops, I think I’ve always loved boxy tops. There’s something about them that is so chic. And you don’t need to have on something skin tight to look stylish. You look amazing Allie. I love those pants girl. Time to go shopping again lol.

    Kay of Pure & Complex

  • Marie
    April 21, 2015

    You look fantastic. That outfit is fab! Love love that necklace.

  • Ashley
    April 21, 2015

    Okay, you are totally rocking the culottes- seriously! Get IT.

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  • Agnes W
    April 21, 2015

    Great photos! Loving that spiked necklace!!

    House of Illusions

  • Monica
    April 21, 2015

    Sounds like you had a great time with blogger friends! Really nice outfit, comfy and yet very chic! I love the structure of the top and necklaces!:) Personally, I like layering necklaces and bracelets.

  • am2pmchic
    April 21, 2015

    I love the look, so chic.

  • Akaleistar
    April 21, 2015

    Very chic! Love the booties 🙂

  • Tegan
    April 22, 2015

    I see people rocking boxy trousers and culottes and I don’t know if I can pull it off but I love it!
    Tegan xx – Permanent Procrastination

  • Suzy
    April 22, 2015

    Stunning look, love the shoes! ♥


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