Wednesday, 25 March 2015

One Year Blogiversary

Tiina Lehtoranta

Elegance Revisited is now 1 year old...

Can you believe it? Time flies, it's been an interesting journey and other such clichés aside, I thought I should do a 'retrospective', to showcase some of my favourite looks.

Looking back, I can clearly see that I have a tendency to repeat certain  types of outfits. However, I don't see it as a problem. Quite the contrary: I'd like to think I have a clear point of view in terms of how I choose to present myself to the world. That can't be bad.

You see, deep down, I'm a creature of habit: I strive for constancy. Yet, I have two homes in two countries, several jobs, irregular income and an often hectic schedule. So, the fact that I can pull myself together to create some constancy in my life in the form of an identifiable, individual 'look' is extremely comforting. It's like a sartorial expression of my sense of identity: my life may be chaotic, but I know who I am. Call it a security blanket, sort of...

So, here you have it, some of my favourite posts, or my most typical outfits:

Summer of winter, I love big scarves... (original posts: winter / summer)

casual fashion
scarf

But I love the cape / wrap / blanket scarf even more... After all, I have the exact same wrap in 3 colours:
 (original posts: white / red / blue)

wrap
shawl
shawl

I know what you're thinking: what I really love is that Breton-stripe top... I can't promise you won't see it (or something else in blue and white stripes) again...

Anyway, I love pink, and figure hugging dresses: (original posts: retro / glam / summer)

over40 style
40+ retro
summer style

I usually prefer a sophisticated, polished look: (original post

sophisticated style

But I do have a dark(er) side, too: every now and then my inner Rock Chick takes over:
(original posts: left / right)

rock style

According to my photographer, a.k.a. husband, the best outfits combine polished sophistication with a bit of rock and roll attitude: (Professor M's favourite post)

40+ fashion

I would also like to thank you all for stopping by, reading, commenting, and especially for coming back. After all, without you this blog would not have survived so long... like most of my hobbies, no doubt I would have given it up by now if it wasn't for your loyalty. Thank you.

Tiina
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22 comments

  1. Happy Anniversary, Tiina! Funny how time flies when you're having so much fun. I must say that you look radiant in each of your looks. I am fond of your shade of lipstick. What is it?

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    1. Thanks, Glenda! yes,blogging has been so much fun, but a lot of work, too. The lipstick I most often wear (and wear in most of these pics) is Chanel Rouge Allure, 40 La Sensuelle.

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  2. Congratulations, Tiina!! I agree with your husband - when you mix elegant and rock elements together, it's always a winner! I love your sense of color and the fact that you do your own thing even in freezing weather. Here is to many more fun years, champagne! xxx

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    1. Thank you Natalia. Colour is so important, especially in winter. Well, you probably know what it's like when winter is all about darkness and freezing cold... you need something to cheer you up.

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  3. Happy Blogversary! My favourite look is the tee with the skull on it. So badass : )

    bisous
    Suzanne

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    1. Thanks, Suzanne! Well, sometimes we all need to express our inner badass...

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  4. Happy blogoversary, Dear! Love your style, especially all the scarves! Thanks for sharing with Fun Fashion Friday!
    OXOX
    Dawn Lucy
    http://fashionshouldbefun.blogspot.com/

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  5. Happy Blogiversary! I love all the outfits above...you have a unique and fun style!

    Lisa @ Fun Money Finds

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  6. Happy Blogversary! I love all of these looks with the scarves! That skull tee is fab!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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    1. Thanks, Jill. Yes, scarves are my weakness, I seem to collect them...

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  7. I love the stripes with the pop of color! Gorgeous :) Happy Blogversary!

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    1. Thanks. I love Breton stripes, I have way too many stripy t-shirts. But they're so much fun to mix and match...

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  8. Happy blog birthday :) lots of great looks here ..

    Thanks for sharing at the weekend blog hop...

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  9. Happy Blogversary dear Tiina! Hope there will follow many many years more!
    You know how much I love your style! Very feminine, noble, tasteful and stylish.
    I look forward to all your next coming inspirations!

    have a wonderful weekend dear friend
    see you soon
    Dana :)
    http://danalovesfashionandmusic.blogspot.de/

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    1. Thank you, Dana! It feels as if if I'm just getting started with blogging...

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  10. Happy Blogversary, Tiina, may there be many more for us to enjoy. Looking back over your outfits I so admire your scarf collection.I must agree with your husband that outfit is a stunner.

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    1. Thanks, Jill. Well, you know, it is so much easier to pack half a dozen scarves than a few pairs of shoes and several bags...

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  11. Happy Blogversary, and thanks for sharing so many great outfits. I still take my own pics haven't taught Kent the fine art of it LOL. Thanks for linking up and hope to see you back

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    1. Thanks! I'm very lucky to have a husband you takes my outfit photos, and he really puts some effort into it, such a sweetheart.

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