Sunday, 1 February 2015

Casual Cashmere

casual cashmere over 40

I love cashmere...

It's warm and gentle on your skin, which makes it the perfect material for winter wear. And my default winter outfit is a sweater / cardigan and a dress / skirt / trousers. Then I just add boots, a scarf and a coat (the colder the weather, the bigger the coat) and I'm good to go.

cashmere jumper
cashmetre jumoer: Zadig and Voltaire / wool scarf: James Pringle Weavers

So, over the years I have accumulated quite a few cashmere tops...

This one is perfect for a casual weekend look, but I've also worn it to work. And yes, it's hand-washable. And no, so far I haven't lost any of the sequins. Which is good, as it's one of my favourites. It feels so soft and luxurious, and yet it makes me feel a bit of a badass.

40+ denim and cashmere

It was a windy and cold afternoon when we took these photos, and I think I caught a cold. I've been sniffling, sneezing and coughing the whole week, feeling miserable and exhausted. But I managed to get through the 3 days of work I had scheduled, a bit foggy-brained but still...

Any tips on how to cure a cold?

Tiina
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22 comments

  1. Vitamin C. Lots of it. And keep wearing those beautiful cashmere sweaters.

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    1. Thanks, Connie. I think I'm getting over the cold, slowly...

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  2. Cool sweater! I still don't have any cashmere sweaters, but you inspire me to look for a funky one.
    I got a flu myself, it's pretty miserable... drinking lots of tea, taking over the counter medicine, sleeping and watching cozy mysteries... that's my answer. Get well soon!

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    1. Oh poor you! It's winter, you get a flu, sooner or later, right? It took me at least a week to get better, so frustrating... And cashmere, it's just one of those things you cannot resist: you try it, you want more...

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  3. Poor Tiina! A cold is sometimes the side effect of blogging! I hope you are ferling better now, but remember to stay warm!!
    I am a real fan of cashmere! The perfect solution in cold wnter's days ... your casual comfortable look is very good for the weekend

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    1. Oh yes, posing on a windy beach may not be the smartest thing to do in winter, I can only blame myself.
      Yes, nothing beats cashmere... I practically live in cashmere December-April, both in Finland and in Britain.

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  4. Your cashmere sweaters look so warm and cosy and in such pretty colours.Cashmere here is either very expensive or cheap and poor quality.
    I do hope your cold clears soon, keep warm and rest, my only advice.

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    1. Yes, cashmere is expensive, and that's why I buy just one very carefully selected sweater or cardigan every year. Buy less, wear forever, that's my motto.
      Thank you for your kind words.

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  5. I love cashmere too! Your tartan scarf is fabulous.

    Jasmine x

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    1. Thanks, Jasmine! Want to know the truth? The scarf belongs to my husband...

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  6. Accumulation of cashmere tops?? Much envious! Well, can't go wrong or have too many of them :) Get well soon.. honey and lemon works on me like charms!

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    1. Well, I do live in a cold climate... when winter lasts from December (maybe even November) till April, you really, really need quite a few sweaters. Or that's what I tell myself, when I see yet another cute cardie that I just 'have to get'...

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  7. So sorry to hear about your cold. When I get a cold I drink lots and lots of hot tea. Also, I LOVE that sweater. So cute! I hope you feel better soon!

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    1. Thanks, Julie! I'm getting better... but winter is here to stay, at least a while longer.

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  8. Love that second picture--the close-up with the beautiful pink sweater and blue tartan scarf. Could be in a magazine!

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    1. Thanks, Marea! It was a very quick photo shoot, it was so windy and cold (and I don't often call British weather cold...)

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  9. my main tip for enduring the cold is layering!
    I do love that cashmere sweater...
    and what a lovely tartan scarf!

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    1. Thank you so much! And thank you for stopping by.

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  10. I like the first picture, I can see that the weather is not good for photography, but still I was beautiful like the look, I liked your proposal in blue tartan.
    kisses

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    1. Thank you so much. Well, weather is a problem most of the time when we plan photo shoots, both in Finland and in the U.K. I think I have already made messy, wind-swept hair my trademark...

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  11. Feel better. Great pictures, you look lovely regardless of the cole, :). http://fashionablyidu.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you, I'm getting better, but it sure took a long time.

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