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What can I wear to a low key night out with friends?

(13 Posts)
CeliaFate Wed 12-Oct-11 11:58:31

We're going to an intimate, but informal restaurant. The only things I have are evening dresses, black trousers and silk tops or leggings/tunic combo. confused None of which seem appropriate.
What would you wear on a night out like this? Can you link me to some stuff so I can decide if I can cobble something together, or venture into town tomorrow and hope for the best!
I'm 5'6, size 10-12, hate sleeveless stuff. I'm 41, with dark hair and pale skin.
Feel like I'm writing a lonely hearts ad! grin

polyhymnia Wed 12-Oct-11 12:04:25

Skinny jeans and nice tunic, personally.

miche8 Wed 12-Oct-11 12:12:44

dark jeans with silk top/blouse

CeliaFate Wed 12-Oct-11 12:30:22

That's the trouble - the only jeans I own are faded bootcut - I've seen a pair of Levis ID curve jeans, but they're £70 sad.

bishboschone Wed 12-Oct-11 12:34:21

Dorothy Perkins have a sale, I got some nice dark jeans yesterday for £10 .. Maybe worth a look ?

bishboschone Wed 12-Oct-11 12:35:23

Would one of your silk tops go with jeans fir a trendier look than black trousers?

CeliaFate Wed 12-Oct-11 12:38:34

Yeah, I've got a few tops to choose from. It's the trousers that always fail - I'm high waisted, can't bear trousers that feel like my arse is hanging out of! grin. I will have a look at Dotty P's, there's one in town, so that's easy. Thanks!

monkeysmama Wed 12-Oct-11 12:45:50

Try Gap too. Their sale is on & they had some good jeans in.

FunnysInTheGarden Wed 12-Oct-11 13:22:58

I have a night out like this planned for next week. I am also the same colouring as you and the same age, however I am 2 sizes larger! I have just bought this and plan to wear it with straight blue jeans, heels and some silver jewellery

miche8 Wed 12-Oct-11 13:25:40

I'm not impressed with how the levis id jeans have washed, they faded lots and don't fit as well now no longer my best jeans.

Currently like a dark bootcut pair from next, its their more expensive range £40, will say i haven't washed them yet.

CeliaFate Wed 12-Oct-11 13:42:56

Ooh, I'm glad you told me about the levis fading when washed. Can you take them back?
I've sorted through my wardrobe and have found a tunic. Going to wear it with leggings and black sparkly ballet pumps. If I shove on some slap and drink enough wine I won't care what I look like!

Rindercella Wed 12-Oct-11 13:59:07

Next do some nice fairly high waisted slim fit jeans.

animula Wed 12-Oct-11 14:38:37

Try the Kew 159 skinny jeans, too.

Having been a little downbeat about the new, revamped Kew, i was inspired by a +ve review of their jeans by a poster on here.

They are very stretchy, to the point of hovering on the cusp of jeggings. They are not as good as my old Diesel jeans but, there again, they are way, way cheaper.

They passed the "does my bottom look OK in this?" test. ie. they donated me a distinctly slimmer outline than I have "au natural". I decided I thought they were good for the price.

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