Monday, 8 June 2015

My Five Decades of Style

I turned 50 last week...

And if you've been following me on Instagram, you know that I celebrated my birthday in Barcelona (like I've done almost every year for the past 10 years or so...). I will of course post pictures of Barcelona, and travel outfits, in due course.

Now, however, I'm back home, having landed an hour and a half ago. And it's late. Or early morning, rather. Really early (it's was a late flight...), and I'm glad I don't have to go back to work until Wednesday...

Anyway, since big birthdays are supposed to be a time of reflection and taking stock (you know, past achievements, future plans, that sort of thing...), I thought a look at how my sense of style has evolved is in order.

So, here it is: my five decades of style...

Starting with the late 60's:

60's child

A very trendy holiday look from the 70's:

70's child

I was a fashion student in the 80's (made the dress myself):

80's fashion

Big hair and florals in the 90's:

fashion in the 90s

A brief love-affair with black in the 00's:

black sundress

And now I'm 50 and fabulous:

Or 50 and very tired, given that it's 5 am and I got home half an hour ago...
So, let me wish you good night, or good morning, and have a great week.



  1. Wishing you a very Happy Birthday , I have enjoyed a little glimpse of your trip through Instagram.
    A wonderful look at your evolving style through the decades. Most definately, fabulous at any age.

  2. Happy Birthday! Fifty is so great. Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday, xo.

  3. Happy Birthday! You have one year and a couple of days on me.

    Can't wait to see the Barcelona photos.


    1. Thanks, Suzanne! I will be posting some Barcelona photos this weekend.

  4. Happy Birthday, Tiina!! Loved the photos of all the different decades of your life. I also used to sew (and knit) lots of my clothes when I was a teen and well into 20s. Have a great couple of days off before returning to work, and I'm looking forward to Barcelona posts. xxx

    1. Thanks, Natalia! I used to sew some of my clothes when I was a fashion student, in my early 20s. Haven't done it since... Sewing, knitting etc is not really my thing, drives me crazy...

  5. Happy Birhtday ! Amazing photos :) x

  6. Beautiful pictures, congratulations! Really fabulous.

  7. Happy belated birthday, Tiina! I've been wrapped up with myself and therefore have been slow at browsing Instagram/blogging and I missed your special day. I am sure it was a blast. Tiina, you are truly your mom's daughter. You were cute in your early years (i'd totally wear that kaftan top from the 70s today!), a hottie in your 20s, 30s and you live it up all the way! I love your choices (that black dress is haute!) and I am sure your 50s is going to be as interesting. Wait for me, I'll join you there soon :) Kisses!

    1. Thanks, dear! Yes, it was a wonderful trip, I always love going to Barcelona and miss it already...

  8. Happy Birthday!! I have 3 more years until the milestone. I love the pics of your fashion each decade. I remember big hair! Love it and I didnt know you were a fashion student, love it!
    You look lovely, you know I love purple on you, now get some rest.

    Thanks for linking up with Turning Heads Tuesday!
    jess xx

    1. Thanks, Jess! Oh yes, big hair... the thing is, I've always had big hair (still do), back then I just didn't try to tame it...

  9. Oh, that black dress is really fabulous. What a great retrospective. Love your 60s dress too... ;-)


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