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Thursday, 1 October 2015

Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn! | 7 favourite Summer looks.

My 7 favourite outfits of the summer.

As autumn takes a firm hold and October begins, I was inspired to pick some of my favourite outfits from Summer 2015....My first (and very enjoyable) summer of blogging.

Scotland rarely obeys any rules when it comes to weather.
Today (for example) it was actually warm, so many of these looks seem appropriate for a good day in autumn too!

What do you think of my choices?


1. Loose layers: 

Cleverly used to hide a little bit (read: a lot) of a tummy bloat.
This was such a comfortable outfit, although my expression in this shot explains it all...my tummy was so puffy and sore. 
Summer is not glamorous and sexy all of the time!

Summer layers | Fake Fabulous


2. Garden party: 

This was a bright and cheerful look.
Casual, yet smart....colourful and comfortable.
I styled this dress again, recently, with bright blue tights!

Garden Party | Fake Fabulous

3. Chambray Playsuit : 

This was fun to wear and it was a really warm day, which I remember fondly.
This lovely merino cardigan (with a silk chiffon trim) sadly disintegrated, recently, after many years of service. I had repaired it numerous times but it took it's last gasp, so sad to see it go :o(.

Playsuit | Fake Fabulous

4. Date night: 

A rare night out with hubby had me reaching for (and wiggling about in) this fun dress and my much loved kimono (almost worn for a wedding HERE).

Graphic Dress and a Kimono | Fake Fabulous

5. Camouflage clashing

I love this hotch potch of patterns, colours and textures.
I was super-comfortable wearing these two previously unwearable items together.
And, a great clash always puts a smile on my face!

Mixing Colours and patterns | Fake Fabulous

 6. De-frumping a Mumsy item:

This jacket was an expensive mistake, and hung {very sadly} in my wardrobe for ages. 
I am glad I gave it a dust down and another chance.
I really need to try to wear it again this Autumn/Winter as the whole Tweed/Heritage look is back in.

I found this silly shot of me guffawing (not very chic or ladylike) after my hubby was VERY cheeky...I won't repeat what he said but he made my mascara run!

Having fun with colour | Fake Fabulous

7. Vinyl at a wedding: 

I wore this dress-over-trousers (DOT) look to a wedding evening reception, and had loads of fun on the dance floor!
Such a comfortable outfit, I felt great.
I'm trying to look chic here whilst being photobombed by a wee rascal who wanted to play ball... not in these heels!

Photobombed by your dog | Fake fabulous

A little extra:

These beautiful Vintage shoes that didn't make the outfit that day (see it here).
I changed into my sandals because I would have been crippled in these patent lovelies...sigh...they are pretty though, aren't they?

Vintage shoes | Fake Fabulous

Vintage shoes and skinny jeans | Fake Fabulous


Do you have a favourite summer look?
Do you have any vintage gems in your collections?

Please let me know in the comments.
I love to hear your thoughts!




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14 comments

  1. Great looks! When I see your outfits, I always think: "She is having so much fun!"

    Glad you gave that expensive jacket a second chance! It looks great with white & yellow!

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    1. Thank you Andrea! Without wanting to sound too melancholic ..there is enough misery and heartache in the world, we should have fun with anything we can. Fashion is one of those things.
      Thank you for your lovely comment.
      XXX
      Samantha

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  2. Love your styling, and I'm glad too that you have given that cute jacket another go. It would great with velvet bow brooches or a little crocheted collar. Xjx (milkywithtwo)

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    1. What a lovely idea Lulu!
      So pretty and feminine.
      Thank you for your comment.
      XXX
      Samantha

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  3. Love your styling, and I'm glad too that you have given that cute jacket another go. It would great with velvet bow brooches or a little crocheted collar. Xjx (milkywithtwo)

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  4. I love the tweed jacket for two reasons...1-because of your laughing! I love seeing people laugh and it's such a great expression you're sporting! 2-because I love that jacket....and you can certainly rock it with your skinny blue jeans, graphic t-shirt & heels just like the younger kids!! I'm hoping I get to see it again soon!!! jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    1. It was such a belly laugh, that I had to include it, Jodie.
      I am certainly not anywhere near the "perfect and immaculate" blogger photography territory......I am quite happy to show not-so-pretty and not-so-glamorous side, it is much more fun!
      I am definitely going to try this jacket again (with more colour and different textures) for Autumn/Winter.
      Thank you for your great comment.
      XXX
      Samantha

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  5. Great summer looks!!
    Jaymie
    www.jaymieashcraft.com
    Fridays Fashions link up

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  6. love every of them!, and particularly those 'garden party' and 'camouflage clashing', but my favourite is that pretty fabulous pic of you laughing!, you look gorgeous and genuine! and funny!
    Very inspiring post!
    besos

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    1. Thank you very much...I actually laughed so hard my mascara ran, he was so cheeky!
      We all look so much better with a smile on our faces, don't you think?!
      xxx

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  7. Samantha! That date night dress!! Oh my!! Just amazing!! I'll be right back because I need to go look at all those pics. :D

    Love, Ann from Kremb de la Kremb

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    1. I'm glad you like it Ann!
      It is so funky and fun to wear. My youngest loves looking at all of the "random things" on it.
      XXX
      Samantha

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