How exciting to get a phone call earlier from my darling God Daughter in need of style inspiration for a girls night out this Saturday!
With lots of Sales having started today, there has never been a better time to grab a last minute outfit at a bargain price and with a brief that says "a bit bored of dresses, want something smart casual" and with my previous knowledge that this is a young lady who would be more than grateful for pieces that work together but that can also be mix and matched, I jumped at the chance to get a really good look at the French Connection sale and slip in a cute chiffon pleated skirt.
Pleated skirts first hit our High Street fashion radar when Whistles launched the "Carrie" which sold out in a matter of hours and has been in huge demand ever since. My cute little black choice will look great for nights out but will work for day with a vest top and flat sandals. I have chosen to team it with a cute little cream lace top as lace continues to be huge not only this summer but it also features heavily in the autumn winter collections.
The fabric and shape of the top will be perfect for both daytime and evening style, to slip on with jeans or skinny cargo pants and ballet pumps for day or team with heels for evening drinks.
I always try to find complete outfits from one retailer to save on postage costs so couldn't resist but team it with a fab shoe option and clutch also from FC.
French Connection Perfect Pleat Skirt was £62 now £30. Annabelle Clutch was £42 now £25. French Connection Cream Lace Top £49. Platform Sandal was £130 now £78.
Have you snapped up any bargains in the Summer Sales yet?