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Monday, 5 September 2016

It's a Girl's Night!

Fake Fabulous | Simple outfit for a casual dinner | Geometric knitted dress, balck opaques and patent ankle boots.

A simple geometric knitted dress, and patent ankle boots, made the perfect outfit for a casual dinner with friends.

So comfortable and easy to wear.
No restricting tailoring.
Nothing digging in.
Plenty of room for my food baby!

Fake Fabulous | Simple outfit for a casual dinner | Geometric knitted dress, balck opaques and patent ankle boots.

The restaurant (in the local pub) can be a little cool and airy.
So, a lightweight (but warm) outfit was needed.

This particular dress is comfortable and forgiving.
The geometric pattern confuses the eye, distracting from any developing tummy!

A simple pair of patent leather boots and opaque tights kept things cool and modern.
 Fake Fabulous | Simple outfit for a casual dinner | Geometric knitted dress, balck opaques and patent ankle boots.

My caged clutch, large hoops, and black nails, finished things off perfectly!

Fake Fabulous | Simple outfit for a casual dinner | Geometric knitted dress, balck opaques and patent ankle boots.

The food was great... I had scallops.
The wine was delicious (A New Zealand sauvignon).
We enjoyed plenty of laughs (some of them were quite cheeky!)
We had oodles of girl chat (some of which developed into interesting debates).
And, to top it all off, we won the pub quiz!
{Although, to be honest, my contribution to our victory was minimal.}
All in all it was a very enjoyable night.

What is your idea of a great night out?
What about your ideal casual dinner outfit?
Please share in the comments.
Or Contact me!

XXX

DRESS: Boden (similar)
BAG: Tkmax (similar)
TIGHTS: Gypsy
BOOTS: Vagabond
EARRINGS: old...similar

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23 comments

  1. That dress is so perfect for you. It somehow manages to be 60s and contemporary at the same time. I like how you have styled it really simply too. Karen x

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    1. That's what I loved about it too Karen :oD.
      It's quite a rare thing to get a decent mix of vintage/modern, and great when it happens.
      Thank you for picking up on my simple styling... hahaha... I resisted bright tights!! XXX

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  2. What did you win for the pub quiz? Beers, money, something unmentionable?
    I love the sweater dresses (I have 3 but they are all solids---I may have to remedy that)! To me they are a great way to add on the layers underneath without anyone knowing it!
    And those boots are quite the fun statement! Very masculine yet the patent shine makes them more girly!!
    It's so fun to have a girl's night out!! Hip hip hooray!!
    jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    1. We won a bottle of wine Jodie...but the actual winning was the best part!! :oP
      They are quite chunky boots, I just seem to be drawn to clunky/masculine footwear.
      I love the look of BIG shoes :oD XXX

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  3. Very nice dress. Isn't this a pretty color less outfit for you?

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  4. I love this outfit. The dress has such a cool mod vibe to it and then you paired it with those chunky ankle boots. I love clompy footwear. Excellent! Nothing beats a high-energy outing with friends. And you won - hahaha!! Well done.

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    1. It was fun Melanie! I would never normally win a pub quiz but my brain-box friends pulled it out of the bag :oP XXX
      P.S Clompy footwear rules!!!

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  5. ohhhh, such an elegant and funky outfit!, I'm loving particularly those boots!!!
    Fabulous!!
    besos

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  6. Love this outfit. The older I get the more casual my idea of a night out outfit. This wld be perfect. I am seriously contemplating those boots.

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  7. I love this dress Samantha, especially with the ankle boots. I'm interested to see how the "grow out" goes. I haven't been able to grow out my short hair for years... frizz, and whorls, and wild-does-whatever-it-wants hair always has me hiving off to the hairdresser after a few weeks.

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    1. It is a tough road Susan! Mine feels like a disaster just now...stay tuned :oD
      Thank you for your comment.
      These boots go with everything!
      XXX

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  8. No pressure Sam, but I bought them, so they'd better go with everything :)

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    1. You will love them Sam!
      AND chunky patent boots are so 'on-trend this AW16/17.
      I am so pleased you got them too!
      (Please send me a picture on twitter when they arrive)
      I am yet to find something they don't go with :oD
      XXX

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  9. One of my most favourite outfits from you ever! The pairing of the printed dress and the boots are so chic and super cool, Samantha!

    It's been a while since my girlfriends and I had a night out; we all live in different states, and some of them just got babies, so even a dinner is inconvenient at this point! But I'm looking forward to having a casual dinner with them sometime soon, hopefully. (But I'm sure I'll totally dress up for it!)

    PS: I LOVE scallops.

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    1. Thank you Liyana!
      This is a simple one for me, but so comfortable... almost like not really being dressed at all! :oP XXX

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  10. This is a very cute combination. I love the geometric print of the tunic and the patent chunky boots are perfect!!
    Great styling Santha##

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    1. Thank you Judy!
      I decided to keep things simple :oD
      XXX

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  11. Utterly cute, Samantha. I would wear all of this. Love the sweater dress and those boots are brilliant. Here am I holding on to my summer clothes while the weather swings back and forth like a pendulum. Mornings are now cool, but by lunchtime I have to change into something light at it's still hot. Am off shopping this weekend...
    Have a lovely day x
    Anna

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    1. The pub/restaurant can be a little chilly Anna... and I much prefer to be too hot than too cold. I have no idea why!
      Turns out that it was warm enough, but I was still glad of my cosy dress, especially for the walk home :oD
      XXX

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  12. Such an edgy look ... Cool and creatively beautiful! :)
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