Cute summer outfit | Khaki jacket and lace.

A casual, late summer outfit.

Khaki, cream and lace...easy to wear.

Summer is slipping away here, in Scotland.
Although, to be honest, we have not had much of a summer this year.
It has been pretty cold with plenty of rainy days!
Cardigans have been on (or close to hand) and umbrellas have been in the bottom of every bag.
Yesterday, however, the thermometer reached 23 Degrees (practically tropical for us) so I decided that one (and perhaps, last?) cute summer outfit was needed.

Cute summer outfit, lace and Khaki.

Bronze shoes

Layered Bracelets

Ice watch and bracelets

Layered necklaces, Amber and lace.

Aviators and layered necklaces

It has to be seriously HOT for me to remove layers and bare my blue-tinged flesh. See my Heatwave posts HERE and other hot days, HERE and HERE.

But, it was warm enough today to bare my toes (hello sandals!) and just wear a light cotton jacket.

I took my children out for eye tests, lunch and a some last-minute school shopping (our schools go back this week) and the town was full of people in shorts, vest tops and sundresses.
This is a very British phenomenon, a glimpse of sun and people grab their shorts and rush outside. Usually, without suncream or jackets/umbrellas. So they get burnt, or soaked in a downpour...and sometimes both!
Only the freakishly cold people (like me) were wearing jackets and skinny jeans (with a secret umbrella stashed in my bag).

I really wanted to wear this unusual, lace vest top, or is it a tunic? I'm not sure....perhaps it's a fragment of a set of net curtains! 

Who else grew up with net curtains?

I have had it for years and it gets a outing every summer. Usually as part of a multi-layered outfit...with a cardigan...and (of course) a scarf.
Breaking with tradition, the cardigan stayed at home!

It is almost impossible to wear this top alone. I suppose it could be worn over a bikini or swimsuit but, to be honest, there would be no point as it could not be described as a 'cover-up'. As you can see, it covers nothing!

My lightweight Khaki Jacket has been a favourite this year and it helped to tone down the overtly girliness of the lace. I then layered on some fun necklaces and a light chiffon scarf.

Skinny jeans were a must, nothing else seemed to cut it with this top. 

I wanted to wear a pair of beautiful vintage heels BUT they are agony to walk in, so my trusty bronze sandals had another day pounding the pavements. 
They are almost as old as me {ha ha}...and second-hand when I bought them!. 
I will put a picture of my Vintage heels on twitter @samantha4blair and Instagram. They are 'proper' old patent leather with amazing appliqué leaves on them...very Autumnal and beautiful. Unfortunately, they are a standing-still-looking-pretty-shoe not a walking-about-the town-shopping-shoe. Sigh. Real life sometimes gets in the way!

I felt that I needed plenty of girly bangles, bracelets and necklaces to add to the girliness again (after toning it down with the khaki) it seems like a contradiction, but it made sense to me!
My little studded bag and pale pink aviators finished things off nicely.

Do you have an ancient item that comes out every year, even if it is just once?
Do you have beautiful shoes that 'real-life' stops you wearing?

Please let me know! I love to read your comments.

XXX
Samantha

Bag: Tom Tailor
Jeans: Topshop
Lace top: No label...(net curtains?!?!)
Vest top: ME&EM (only a shorter version is left)
Bracelets: Various
Jacket: GAP (similar)
Sandals: Clarks (old)
Scarf: Market stall
Glasses: Asda (princely sum of £2)

25 comments

  1. This is such a cute, layered look! That lace top is so pretty and I love your sandals!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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    1. Hi Jill,
      Thank you very much!
      These sandals are so very old and have walked miles and miles...still hanging in there. (much like myself!) :-)
      XXX
      Samantha

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  2. Hi Samantha! I like very much this ootd, especially your beautiful shirt. Details boho are really nice. Kisses from Italy and thank you for stopping at my blog. I'm very happy for you comment.
    Eni

    Eniwhere Fashion
    Eniwhere Fashion Facebook

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    1. Hi Eni,
      I had not thought of it as Boho...but now that you mention it, it definitely is!
      Thank you for your lovely comment.
      XXX
      Samantha

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    1. Thanks Amy!
      I am experimenting with taking photos of things while wearing them...quite funny taking a picture of my right hand, with my left hand while balancing the camera with my chin and my arm (not very glamorous)
      XXX
      Samantha

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  4. And summer started off so well too. We're hanging onto summer down here for dear life with our finger nails but I fear we too, will soon see if slip away. Ah, net curtains, know them well! The scarf and necklaces stop the top from being anything like a fragment of the dreaded net. Love all the difference metallics here.

    http://petitesilvervixen.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thank is very true, Jacqueline...I cast my mind back to my optimistic sandal-buying in May.
      We are forever hopeful of a good one (but always prepared for the inevitable!)
      I laughed at the thought of dressing in something which adorned every house on my street (in various yellowing states) as I was growing up. You don't see them much now....ah nostalgia...
      As for the mixed metals...I love that because I find head to toe in one metal a bit dull.
      They all remind me of different things (Silver:being young, Gold:being old, Bronze and Copper: trying to be different) Mix them all together and I feel that I can't go wrong!
      Thank you for your comment.
      XXX
      Samantha

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  5. Haha I think that is awesome that you refer to the lace net top as net curtains, I think it looks amazing over top the other shirt. What a lovely and creative way to layer.
    Thank you for linking up to "Bloggers Who have Inspired Me" yesterday.
    Rachel xo
    Please stop by Bloggers Who Have Inspired Me link up here
    Garay Treasures

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    1. Hi Rachel,
      Thank you!
      I'm glad that net curtains made their way over to your part of the world too!
      XXX
      Samantha

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  6. Hello Samantha, what a perfect layering.
    So romantic even with jeans
    happy Thursday
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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    1. Thank you Sacramento.
      Jeans can be girly too, thank goodness because I love them!
      XXX
      Samantha

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  7. Great look! Would love for you to join my Fridays Fashions link up. :)
    Jaymie
    www.jaymieashcraft.com

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  8. Thanks 4 linking up to Top of the World Style. Great outfit.

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  9. Adore this look, layering of the jewelry, the lace cami layerd is so pretty , right up my alley! The bronze sandals are lovely .. Why doent my pedicure look this good!! hehe. Great look!
    Thanks for linking up with Turning Heads Tuesday!
    jess xx
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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    1. Thank you Jess!
      I know you love the feminine look. :-)
      As for the pedi....it is just a DIY with a cheap polish. Barry M. I just use good quality base and Top coats.
      Thank you for your comment.
      XXX

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  10. I am a huge fan of anything lace so I love how delicate your top is. I think anything that furry for the winter is consider a rarely used item for me since it doesn't get too cold in California and I do get excited to be able to use it maybe once or twice a year.

    Thank you for joining TBT Fashion link up and hope to see you next week.

    Alice
    www.happinessatmidlife.com

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    1. Hi Alice,
      Thank you for your lovely comment.
      Thee will be plenty of cosy and furry items in the coming months on this blog!
      I do envy your warm weather and us Brits do like to moan about ours...BUT there is nothing better than a crisp (and freezing cold) clear and sunny winter's day. All wrapped up warm, then coming home to a roaring fire and a hot chocolate....brilliant!
      XXX
      Samantha

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  11. Thank you for linking up with us on the Style Saturday Link-Up last week! I love the cargo jacket with the lace - so cute!

    xx, Emily
    Something Gold, Something Blue

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  12. Love your top Samantha and how you have style your outfit!!

    Thanks for stopping by the weekend blog hop..

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