Saturday, 20 February 2016

"Date Night" Outfit

We don't do "date nights"

My husband and I go out a lot, eat in restaurants etc, but we don't really call it a "date night", just a normal Saturday afternoon lunch...

But, when these photos were taken, we had actually booked a table at a posh restaurant (the sort of place we go to only about once or twice a year) and it was the night before Valentine's Day. So, maybe it was a special occasion, in a way. And yet, I could wear this outfit to work...

Well, you do dress up in Finland, for special occasions such as a wedding. Going to a restaurant, well, usually not that much. If it's Independence Day, Valentine's Day etc, men might wear a suit, and women wear something smart casual. What can I say? We're very relaxed about style...

And then there's the weather...  Just two days before almost all the snow had gone, then it started snowing again. Wet snow, or sleet. And then it froze over. Cue slippery streets. And then some slightly warmer weather, just above freezing, which makes the snow and ice turn into slush. Which in turn then freezes over again as the temperature drops. Yep, that sort of weather makes it a bit of a challenge to decide what to wear. Actually, that's not true: until the temperature remains firmly above freezing and all the snow is gone for good my brain refuses to even consider anything in my wardrobe except cashmere sweaters.

Oh, in case you're wondering about the headstones in the background in these photos: this park used to be a cemetery. The park is affectionately called Plague Park because people who died of the 1710 plague were buried there...


Outfit details:
coat: Hobbs / skirt: Gerry Weber / cashmere sweater: repeat / boots: Caprice / 
bag: Chanel / sunglasses; Cutler and Gross / silver necklace: Lapponia

Tiina
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18 comments

  1. What a beautiful outfit! The colors are vibrant and the necklace is artistic. Hope you had a nice meal at that posh restaurant.

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    1. The meal was nice, for sure. Thanks!

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  2. I love the coat - such a beautiful color. Hope you had a great "date night" :)
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    1. I love a colourful coat, especially one that is long enough for skirts, too. Yes, it was a nice evening.

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  3. Those colours are beautiful on you! I love the necklace. We also eat out a lot, with friends or just the two of US. I love that very much! I am having a fashion link up party now. Would love it if you could join!

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    1. Thank you so much for inviting me to your link-up, Nancy!

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  4. Beautiful colors and outfit, Tiina. I hope your dinner was wonderful too, xox

    -Patti
    http://notdeadyetstyle.com

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    1. Thanks, Patti. Yes, the dinner was wonderful, it was a lovely restaurant.

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  5. Love the pretty color of your coat!
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  6. The perfect outfit for a night out , such lovely colours and I am rather fond of your coat. Glad you had an enjoyable night out.

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    1. Thanks, Jill. Yes, colour brightens a winter evening, doesn't it?

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  7. This is a gorgeous color combo! Perfect for a night out! I love your necklace!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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  8. Love the necklace and the bit of history you shared. The color combo is lovely, magenta and teal
    Thanks for linking up with Turning heads tuesday!
    jess xx

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  9. Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style. The color combination is awesome. What a great necklace!

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