What to Wear for a Date Night | Gold Brocade Jeans and Bird Print Blouse

Bird print blouse, gold brocade jeans (over 40 fashion)
Getting a little dressed up for a night out is always a winner in my book, especially when you pair something brand new with something you’d almost relegated to the back of your wardrobe. These gorgeous gold brocade jeans were sent to me to style by JQ Jeans, an Italian jeans brand now available in the UK. This pair won’t be on sale till next month, but if you love them as much as me then snap them up quick as they’re a limited edition design.

As well as being a beautiful fabric they are super stretchy (without losing shape) and they fit like a dream – perfect for those Christmas parties coming up when you want to wear jeans but blue denims just don’t seem dressy enough! I wasn’t sure whether to leave the hems rolled up but I rather liked the black cuff, so I left them to echo the black pointed heels. The old item I mentioned is the bird print blouse last worn a whole two years ago layered under a dress. The ruffled peplum is perfect for over-consumption of food(!) and with the stretchiness of the jeans I can guarantee a comfortable evening – style-wise at least!

With the prices of JQ Jeans starting at £90 and (brilliantly) half sizes available, I’d recommend a look at their website for some unusual fabrics and excellent fits.

Do you have a fail-safe date night outfit that gives you ample space to breathe (that’s also stylish)? Let me know in the comments!

Bird print blouse, gold brocade jeans (over 40 fashion)
Bird print blouse, gold brocade jeans (over 40 fashion)
Bird print blouse, gold brocade jeans (over 40 fashion)
Bird print blouse, gold brocade jeans (over 40 fashion)
Bird print blouse (over 40 fashion)

Catherine x

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Blouse: Asos, Jeans: c/o JQ Jeans, Clutch: New Look, Heels: , Sunglasses: French Connection, Ear cuff: Asos, Watch: Lipsy, Rings: Asos

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I have written this post in collaboration with JQ Jeans. All content is original, however, and opinions are my own and 100% honest.


  1. 2 November 2014 / 7:57 pm

    Love these trousers: the colour, the style, the pint, the cuffs… brilliant.
    I don't like ordering from abroad but maybe I have to make an exception…

    • 3 November 2014 / 10:00 pm

      Oh sorry Greetje – I mentioned they're not available till next month (now this month)… I'm going to add a link when they are on the website. I'll let you know! And I love that you love them too – they will look INCREDIBLE on your long legs!!

    • 2 November 2014 / 5:08 pm

      Thank you Daphne – I love the contrast between the two! C x

  2. 29 October 2014 / 4:48 pm

    Stopping by from Style Sessions Link-Up. Love this look and the clutch is fabulous. Following you on Bloglovin'. xo ~ Megan The Fashionista Momma

    • 2 November 2014 / 5:07 pm

      Aww Megan thank you! It's nice to meet you :))

  3. 29 October 2014 / 12:54 pm

    My first time popping by, and I must say I love your hair color! It's such a beautiful contrast to your skin. & I have to learn how to do my hair like yours! Asian hair just doesn't have any volume no matter how much you tease it! & sad to hear the ear cuff is out, maybe I'll make my own! hahah

    Dear Sunny Vintage

    • 29 October 2014 / 3:53 pm

      Hi Yvonne, so nice of you to come by! I don't know if you've seen the plastic hair lifters you can get to create more volume – they're like a crescent shape of plastic that sit under your hair once you've backcombed it. Maybe they will work?!

      Anyway thanks so much for your lovely comments, good to meet you! x

  4. 28 October 2014 / 8:05 pm

    You look fabulous, the blouse as well as your hair are great. I wish I had hair in such a good condition.

    • 28 October 2014 / 10:09 pm

      Aww thanks so much, Magdalena! I am at the hairdressers every 3-4 weeks for the colour with trims every third time or so, I am very well looked after…!

  5. 28 October 2014 / 1:24 pm

    I love your ear cuff, I have been wanting one for a while. Love the print blouse. Great date look no question

    • 28 October 2014 / 10:08 pm

      Unfortunately this was sold out almost as soon as I bought it, Linda (otherwise I would have included a link). I've been wanting one just like this for a while – not too chunky but rather quite pretty…! So glad you liked the outfit, thank you!!

  6. 28 October 2014 / 12:46 pm

    I have never found jeans chic enough for date night until I saw these! I love the colour: a great alternative for little black dresses which are my go to for dates.

    • 28 October 2014 / 10:06 pm

      That's exactly what I thought about these jeans: date night as well as Christmas parties! Glad you liked them Audrey 🙂

  7. 28 October 2014 / 9:06 am

    I simply looove the jeans, I'm a sucker for sparkly clothes! *_* The top is fabulous too!

    • 28 October 2014 / 10:44 am

      I know you are, Keit…!! ;)) Thanks hun xx

    • 27 October 2014 / 11:55 pm

      Aww thank so much Claire – not bad for an old blouse, eh…?! x

  8. 27 October 2014 / 9:40 pm

    Wow, those jeans fit you like a glove, Catherine! The gold brocade is so gorgeous.
    I love that style!

    Annette | Lady of Style

    • 27 October 2014 / 11:01 pm

      They're so great for Christmas, aren't they Annette? I love the brocade – sort of like coated jeans but without feeling all thick and, er, "coaty" ;)) Thanks hun!! x

    • 27 October 2014 / 11:00 pm

      Thanks Monica – I'm so glad I rediscovered it!!

  9. 27 October 2014 / 3:57 pm

    Such a cute blouse…great overall look, as always, Catherine!

  10. 27 October 2014 / 3:31 pm

    Love your hair like that Catherine! Those jeans look great on you, but I'm not a jeans girl myself so would never consider wearing them for a night out – it's always a dress or skirt for date night! x

    • 27 October 2014 / 10:59 pm

      Thank you Sarah, it was a pretty good hair day…! I'd love to be more of a dress/skirts girl but I always, always get so cold. Unless it's 25 degrees out I just can't do skirts in the evening ;))

    • 27 October 2014 / 10:58 pm

      Thank you Cheryl – I wasn't sure at first but now I'm glad I rolled them up!

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