Call off the Autumn Dogs...

Summer is here, I repeat Summer is here.  For the next week anyway. 

And whilst we've (clearly I mean "I've") spent all season moaning about the weather, the minute the sun comes out, you look at your super summery wardrobe and realise meh.  I should have thought about this earlier. 

What do you wear when it's approaching 30 degrees and you're actually going to be outside?  And you're going out in the evening so don't want tan marks.  Oh call me shallow but have you ever tried to fake tan over tan marks?  Impossible.com. 

Tops.  Little tops are what you want.  To be more precise - the Cami Top.  With jeans, with cropped harems, with mini skirts or shorts.  Personally I'm easing myself into the warm weather gently and I went for jeans today but after a lathering of fake tan this morning for a party this evening, I went for a strappy top aka a cami (no longer the domain of purely underwear so it seems). 

Mine?  Bought last year from... drum roll.... Sainsburys.  I did in fact look last night (the glamour of a Friday night chez moi - McD's and Sainbos.  Rock and roll.  I simply cannot manage two nights in a row out anymore.) but they didn't have anything similar this season. 

But these are tops that everyone should have for those ridiculously warm days - also perfect for holidays.  And you'll have them for years. 

I have another that I'm saving for the really warm days next week from hush.  And it's now in the sale.  This is gorgeous and, like all the tops here, perfect for wearing a strapless bra underneath.  Although I will say, if you have pancake boobage like me, then it's thick enough to go braless. 

Embroidered Grecian top was £70 now £45




Others that friends of mine have which are amazing are the jersey Grecian tops which are now in the sale. 

Grecian top in black chevron was £35 now £20



And in the multi coloured chevron which is now £25



Similar at Topshop are their Plaited Casual Camis £18.  They do this in Tall, Petite, Maternity and Regular.  In a myriad of colours.

My choice would be the khaki. 



Or having said that - good old black is always a safe bet again £18




Now this is punchy but I have to say, with a pair of jeans and plain black sandals.. maybe a black blazer for a touch of modesty (and for a more cloudy day), I LOVE this.  It would also double up as an amazing evening top too.

Lace Trim Cami from Topshop £28



Black again from Mango.  Go on... (not entirely sure I'd be brave enough for the school run in this.. but lunch with a pair of white jeans on a scorching day?  Yup, I could go that.  Tis also the perfect out out top).

Mango Eyelash Lace Cami Top £25.99



Another cami style from Topshop but a print.  Gorgeous for the Summer and perfect to liven up a pair of cut off shorts. 

Cross Back Floral Cami Top from Topshop £24



Another print version at Topshop. 

Printed Double Strap V Front Cami from Topshop £24


All over the colour of this from ASOS.  Bargain price - looks much more expensive.  Perfection with denim.  I may have to get just *one* more...   I think I could even be tempted by the shorts as well....

Honey Punch Cami Top in Line Print with Frill Hem £24  



Probably most similar to mine from Sainsburys are the ones from Topshop. 

Tassel Tie Cami from Topshop £22



And were I not to have landed the Sainsbo's one from last year, this would definitely have been mine.  First saw it back in March and loved it.  But am v conscious of having too many tops and not enough Summer!   Because I haven't started on the dresses yet...

Embroidered Peplum top from Topshop £29







Dressier at The Outnet. 

Embroidered Cotton-voile from Chelsea Flower was £170 now £85



More embroidered in the sale at Next was £30 now £14 in the white and £12 in the navy.  In fact - a whole host of Cami loveliness in the sale if you click on the link.  Go forth and cami yourself out.   






And here I am - lathered in Cocoa Brown fake tan for the annual school football tournament this morning.  With the embroidered linen Sainsburys bargain from last year.  I think it was about £12.




Embroidered cami top - Tu Clothing at Sainsburys
Phoebe jeans - MiH Jeans
Rose gold Gigi sandals - Sam Edelman

Lathered in tan as I'm off to a huge party this evening which I have been ridiculously looking forward to.  What am I going to wear?  Hmmm, well.  The Rixo Dress is at Zippy Stitch.  The husband has gone to pick it up (love him) and has just texted me "what is it supposed to look like?".  Trying desperately not to panic and wonder what on earth I can wear instead..... just in case....  How bad could the dress be?  Actually no one answer that please... (eek).

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  1. Ahhh the strappy vest top - for the women who don't have to wear over the shoulder boulder holders!

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    1. There has to be some advantage in life to having no cleavage EVER!! Strapless bras? I appreciate if you are very blessed in the boobage department, these may not work for you but alas, some of us are flat as pancakes. I remember being pregnant and proudly going to M&S to be measured and she put me in a TRAINER BRA!

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    2. haha! Yeah, I look ridiculous in these tops. Strapless bras are a suggestion only someone with small boobs would make (sorry!) I am not massively booby but these are simply not an option. I have plenty of other things to wear though so it's all good. I am going to a party tonight as well. I am in a lovely new Pyrus top and Whistles trousers. xx

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    3. Oh I LOVE Pyrus. Wish they did longer dresses - the prints are sublime. Have a fab party xxx

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  2. I am not ginormous in the bust department but I am a 34D in one, a 34C in the other (I kid you not) - and strapless bras are OK up to a point. When I lived in warmer climes I used to wear them all the time. Since I moved to the UK I have got out of the habit of wearing them and now cannot face them (not comfortable - at 47 years of age I find myself swerving towards comfort when it comes to what I wear!) - so I look for vest tops which have straps wide enough to cover a bra strap. But I do love the simplicity of a strappy top, shorts or jeans and strappy sandals. Loving this weather - we've got Hong Kong (ex-Brit) friends staying and even they think it's warm enough to don shorts! Enjoy your party!

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    1. Have a look at Bravissimo.co.uk for a strappy top with built in bra!

      I often fall in love with these, and buy them with the intention of wearing a cropped cardigan over the top, then I don't have to wear a strapless bra, but the one I'm most comfy in.
      Love the embroidered grecian cream one and the khaki. (Not to mention your barging from Sainsburys)
      Danish Pastry

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    2. I have to say even with pancake boobs, I've yet to come across a really comfortable strapless bra. I will admit I tend to let them swing (well, not swing, that would imply they were big enough to get any movement out of them... errr, no!) free!!! Although last night in a strapless dress, I did wear a bra, you will all be pleased to hear!!!

      I may even get the legs out today in a short dress... indoor swimming pool party in 27 degree heat. Seemed like a good idea when it was wall to wall rain...

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  3. I love camis but not for me unless under a jacket as I perfer not to expose my upper arms. Short sleeved summer tops please lovely Kat! PS> The metallic blue Karter loafers are gorgeous. Just have to be sure the trend will last more than just this season. Thoughts?

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    1. Short sleeved summer tops.. ok leave it with me. Oh I think loafers are definitely here to stay. Super comfy, super stylish, go with everything and a real classic. Buy buy buy.

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    2. Sorry - I should have added, it does of course depend on whether on not you will wear them. Regardless of how in fashion they are, if you don't thnk you'll wear them lots, then it won't be worth it!

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  4. Love a Cami top or very strappy vest, I'm small boobed too and Also have very small shoulders ...
    I love the Hush Grecian ones, I have their blue and white one from last summer. Have also found some Great strappy ones in such diverse places as River Island, Tesco, New Look and Monsoon!
    Big fan of Cocoa Brown tan too, super easy with a mitt, you cannot go wrong!

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    1. The Grecian tops I know people either love or aren't bothered by but if you love them, you collect them! they are the perfect tops for every occasion when it's super warm if they suit you, they really are.

      And yes - mousse, mitt and it only takes 10 mins doesn't it?

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  5. Ok important tanning question...who did your back?

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    1. A very helpful 11yr old daughter!!

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  6. Ha my son's google I'D on my phone. I don't have a sports blog!!

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    1. ha ha ha and there was I thinking I was appealing to a more diverse audience!

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  7. Ha my son's google I'D on my phone. I don't have a sports blog!!

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  8. Ok important tanning question...who did your back?

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  9. As a fellow small boobage aka pancakes lady!! I love a stappy top. The honey punch and embroidered Topshop are my faves.,what did you put in the search box to find the next ones? I've tried searching just camisole tops but a zillion items came up most of which were not camisole tops!! Thanks

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    1. Right - go to Sales section. Go to the section on the top right that says searchable words or something? And then put in Cami Tops. Hope that works and sorry that the link above doesn't. Their website is impossible to navigate in the sales section. ugh.

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    2. I've just tried clicking on the link and it does take you through to the Cami sales tops... click click click!

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    1. Didn't even notice!! Have had to go back and reread.. oops!

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  11. Thank you! That's great, just purchased a few for my hols in Mallorca. Xx

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    1. Oh that sounds super lovely! Enjoyxxx

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  12. I have the lovely top you are wearing from Sainsbury's last year following your post about it and have discovered it again this weekend! Topshop navy and black lace cami top on order too! Thanks Kat x

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    1. It's a fab fab top, isn't it?! Enjoy your new ones xx

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