Monday, 10 August 2015

Understated, Glam, Casual, Chic...

cocoon cape

What to wear to a casual dinner or drinks?

A dinner in the neighbourhood restaurant, a few drinks with friends... You don't really want to dress up but casual doesn't feel right either. Maybe something in between: casual but chic, relaxed but just a bit dressy, glam but understated, modern but classic....

how to wear a kimono

In a way, this is just another variation of my 'uniform': trousers, a t-shirt, a jacket/cardi. But instead of a gardi I'm wearing a silk cocoon cape (seen before HERE), which also provides a bit of a luxury touch to this very simple outfit.

And to avoid sparkle overload, I'm not wearing any jewellery (apart from a watch and my wedding ring, that is) but let the sequin t-shirt do the talking. Metallic flats and big sunglasses add a bit of understated glamour.

cocoon cape

I'm wearing:
cocoon cape: Jigsaw / trousers: Marks and Spencer / t-shirt: H&M / bag and sunglasses: Chanel / shoes:Clarks (old)

So, what do you think?

Tiina
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PS: I turned myself into a real diva for my new self-portrait, or two... Check out the latest Dilettante Artist post and tell me which portrait you prefer. Here's a little preview... 

click the link or the image to see both pics in full.

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28 comments

  1. You have a distinctive style, Tiina, and I admire that. We can recognize you even when the clothes change because the overall impression remains the same. Your style works wonderfully for you.

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    1. Thanks, Ally! it is actually very important for me to have a consistent style. My life has always been somewhat restless, and I use style as a marker of a sense of identity, in a way.

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  2. Love the tee and your self portrait! Very Andy Warhol!

    bisous
    Suzanne

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    1. Thanks, Suzanne! Getting back to work has made me need a creative outlet again, and playing with Photoshop is fun...

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  3. You're showing a great way to add a little glam to a t-shirt....love it! jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    1. Thanks, Jodie! I thought this t-shirt was just so much fun...

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  4. I love your cocoon cape on you. It's just gorgeous and works so well with the tee.

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    1. Thanks! I love the cocoon cape, it feels so luxurious. And it's washable, even though it's silk.

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  5. Glam, casual, chic. That really is you. I'm loving your Instagram.

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    1. Thanks, Connie! Nice to know you enjoy my Instagram feed. I was worried it's a bit of a mess: a collection of random pics, whatever catches my eye...

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  6. Cool idea with the self-portaits. The one on the right is my fave because of the color contrast with lipstick. Thanks for linking-up with Turning Heads Tuesday. Sabina | Oceanblue Style

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    1. Thanks, Sabina. I just put a little preview of the pics here. If you click the image, you get to my other blog and see both pics in full.

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  7. I love your glam tee! Your cocoon cape is fab!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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  8. That silk cocoon makes every outfit instant chic. Love the T-shirt too. And your glam portraits. You are a glam girl anyway.
    Greetje

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    1. Thanks, Greetje! Yes, I suppose I can be a bit glam, at times...

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  9. I love your style! I am always a fan when someone finds what works for them and rocks that individuality! The world could use more stylish people like you!

    Stopping by from he Pleated Poppy link-up!

    -Adriele
    www.StyleAssisted.com

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    1. Thank you, Adriele! That is such a sweet thing to say. Thanks for stopping by.

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  10. Love your sparkley Tee it really does up the ante and does indeed add that touch of glamour. Your style is you , comfort but always with a special touch . Love your glam portraits.

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    1. Thanks, Jill. I think you're right: comfort is important, but does not exclude style...

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  11. I just noticed your name is Tiina with two i's, not one i! Not sure why I didn't notice this before :) I LOVE that fun sparkly tee! So perfect!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

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    1. Well, Tiina (with to i's) is a Finnish name, a very common one...

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  12. I like this chic look and I vote for the 2nd pic really cool!
    thanks for linking up with Turning Heads Tuesday!
    jess xx
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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  13. Thanks 4 linking up to Top of the World Style. Love how that kimono ups the look. I must get one too! LOL

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  14. Perfect amount of glam and relaxed vibe for a night out with friends!

    Thank you for joining TBT Fashion link up and hope to see you Thursday.

    Alice
    www.happinessatmidlife.com

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