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Taking A Look at French Connection & My OOTD - Tailoring With Ruffles & A New Pair Of Jeans

Morning ladies, today I thought we'd take a look at a brand that has come back onto my radar & that's French Connection.  Plus seeing as they currently have 20% off with code FC20...well it would be rude not to ;-)

In the past I've bought a few selected pieces from the brand that many years on are still going strong & most importantly I love just as much today as I did the day I purchased them.

Yes French Connection can be a little more on the pricey side of some high street brands & yes they can stock dresses/skirts that are now getting a little on the short side for me on a daily basis but what French Connection do offer are well made, timeless pieces that if you work on a cost per wear basis soon earn their keep.  In fact one of the reasons I've still got the pieces still hanging in my wardrobe that I have, is because they're timeless items that not only have been well made but have detailing that is just that little bit different.

Which is something that still features heavily in their pieces for SS16.  From timeless elegant boho tops & dresses to tiered lace maxi skirts & wide legged button detail linen denim trousers their SS16 edit has lots to get you reaching to hit the 'buy me' button.

Here's just a selection of pieces from their current collection that are getting me loving the brand all over again.  All timeless, elegant & chic pieces that will help you cultivate your summer wardrobe & hone your style this summer.

And it doesn't end there as having been sent & tried this pair from French Connection I may have discovered a new denim go to brand other than Zara for my jeans obsession as I'm really impressed with these.

French Connection Rebound Skinny Jeans

French Connection describe these jeans as 'a high quality basic' that features 'power stretch performance fabric that banishes baggy knees & saggy bums', & if that's not enough to make you tempted to give them a try they also have a slimming effect.  I mean what more could you ask for from a pair of jeans.  And I have to say the stretch of the denim was evident as soon as I went to try them on.  I don't think I've ever worn a more soft & flexible pair of jeans that are so comfortable.  Plus they're fitted slightly higher up on the waist meaning they're perfect for keeping in the one area of our bodies most of us mum's need help with.  

Size wise I would say they're true to size as I'm wearing an 8 & they fit perfectly.  I know in the past with French Connection their jeans have been a little on the small side but that's not the case with this design.  

I also love the fact that they're available in 7 different shades of denim from the vintage that I'm wearing below to white, black, rinse, charcoal, grey & bleach meaning it would be very simple & easy to just buy one in every colour & update your denim collection instantly.  As I don't know about you but once I find a jean that fits well I tend to get several different colours to keep me going.  Plus for those ladies blessed with longer legs they're also available in a longer length too.

My Midlife Fashion, French Connection Rebound Skinny Jeans

My Midlife Fashion, French Connection Rebound Skinny Jean

I'm wearing them today teamed with my Alexa Harry blouse & a tailored single breasted blazer for dodging more rain....can we have the wall to wall sunshine back please?!

My Midlife Fashion, French Connection Rebound Skinny Jean, Marks and Spencer Alexa Chung The Harry Blouse, Zara single breasted blazer, cloggs shoes, hudson kiver ankle boots

Blazer - Zara
Blouse - Marks & Spencer
Belt - Massimo Dutti
Boots - Hudson

Tailoring With Ruffles, My Midlife Fashion, Shop My Style, French Connection Rebound Skinny Jean, Next Navy Blazer, Marks and Spencer Alexa Chung The Harry Blouse, Cloggs Shoes, Hudson Kiver Boots

Blazer - Next £50
Boots - Hudson £100

So anyone else recently rediscovered French Connection or even tried their new Rebound Jeans?  I'd love to hear your thoughts.  Their claim that they will end baggy knees & saggy bums certainly seems  to be the case so far so it's a big thumbs up from me.

Happy 'hump' day & I'll see you in the morning.

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  1. HI Jane - just having a look at French Connection in John Lewis ( I like the free click and collect service ) and thought it would be nice to let everyone know it is 20% off at the moment !

    1. Ooh thank you can't believe I'd missed that discount!!
      Jane xx

  2. FC20 on French Connection does the same thing today!

    1. Whoop whoop - you ladies are fab I'll update the prices now. Thanks so much for sharing the code. I don't know about you but I hate missing out on a deal....although this could now of course prove lethal ;-)
      Jane xx

  3. Such a well timed post I tried these jeans recently on a trip to Bath and loved them ordered them last night with 20% off !…this will replace my beloved AllSaints jeans that have been discontinued. Happy me X

    1. They're brilliant aren't they Donna & even better with the 20% off - happy days :-)
      Jane xx


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