Sunday, 26 June 2016

My 'Boho' Chic Challenge

how to wear boho looks over 40

I don't do Boho...

It's just not me; there's absolutely nothing hippie about me, never has been.  Yes, there are times when I imagine I'm one of those sun-kissed women in magazines, on the beach somewhere, frolicking in the sea wearing one of those floaty dresses and tons of long bead necklaces...

Then I remember that I can't swim and never sunbathe, and hot weather just makes me want to stick my head into a refrigerator. In other words, the beach is my idea of Hell...

And those floaty dresses... I know women who look glamorous and bewitching and wonderfully creative in their hippie regalia whereas I just look like a crazy woman. And that much fabric flying around drives me crazy. Besides, my ideal hot weather outfit is a bucket full of ice cubes on my head...

What this rather lengthy introduction is trying to say is that this is about as Boho as I will ever get. But hey, I'm wearing a silk kimono, with fringe! And I'm breaking my own style rules (= no more than one pink item per outfit), doesn't that count?

OK, fine, so it's more Chic than Boho, but I think the outfit should fit the woman, not the other way round...

how to wear pink over 40
wearing pink over 40
black and white sunglasses
Outfit details:
silk kimono: Esprit / dress: Ghost (old) / bag: Furla / sunglasses: Marimekko
shoes: Clarks (old) / pearl necklace : Portobello Road market
location: Esplanadi, Helsinki

What about you, do you like Boho Chic?



Wednesday, 22 June 2016

What to wear on those cool summer evenings, the British edition

summer poncho

British summer can be a bit moody

It may be hot one day and rainy and chilly the next. Or a warm day may be be followed by a cool evening. This means that some sort of a cover-up is necessary. Preferably something light and easy to put on when the temperature drops.

Sunday, 19 June 2016

Less is More when Packing

travel in style

Packing is not rocket science

So, let's not make it more complicated than it needs to be. We don't need lists or charts or hours of planning. Of course, if that's something you enjoy doing, by all means do it. As far as I'm concerned, that just sounds like a lot of work, and can do without it.

Saturday, 18 June 2016

Bad Tourist in a Museum

la Pedrera

Been there, done that...

I finally visited La Pedrera, or Casa MilĂ , as it's also known. Yes, I have been visiting Barcelona for the past 12 or so years once or twice a year, and it has taken me this long to see one of the top attractions...

Thursday, 16 June 2016

'Cruise Wear', sort of...

No, not that sort of cruise...

I'm sorry to disappoint you... I meant a Dinner Cruise around the Helsinki archipelago. Yes, we call it archipelago, there are some 300+ islands, after all... No, we didn't tour them all. Just what you can see in 2.5 hours while having a buffet dinner and some bubbly.

Sunday, 12 June 2016

What to Wear in Hot Weather?

maxi dress over 40

This is I was wearing on my birthday

That was last weekend, in Barcelona. It was a short trip, just 3 days. And the weather was quite hot, especially the last day.

Thursday, 9 June 2016

What to wear on those cool summer evenings, the Finnish edition

striped maxi skirt

What to wear on those cooler summer evenings?

I don't like wearing jeans in summer. Maybe it's because I wear jeans so often in winter that by summer I can't stand seeing them anymore, let alone wearing them. At least not when I'm going to a nice restaurant (even though the dress code in summer restaurants is casual or smart casual). So, for summer I need something to wear instead of jeans. Something you can wear anywhere, anytime, and dress up or down.


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