Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Casual in the City

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I always dress for the occasion, and the weather. Well, the weather is getting cooler, windier, maybe even rainy. And the 'occasion'  in this case was sightseeing, followed by dinner in a lovely restaurant.

Now, these pictures are actually from a couple of weeks ago. But since I haven't been out much lately, and haven't had a chance to post them earlier, I thought I'd post them now.

Anyway, about this outfit... casual wear is the way to go: a wind/rainproof parka and good walking shoes. Let's not forget my current favourite pair of sunglasses. I have sensitive eyes. This is something I noticed after I had my eyes lasered (years ago): glasses protect your eyes from the wind and cold, too, not just the sun.

This is why you hardly ever see me without my sunglasses. The other reason is that after a lifetime of wearing strong prescription glasses I absolutely love wearing huge sunglasses. And I'm very lazy when it comes to makeup and don't even own a mascara. But I'm going to blame that on the sensitive eyes, too. It sounds better than admitting being lazy...

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sightseeing...

Professor M and I took a little tour on this 1919 tram.  And in case you're wondering why the text on the side of the tram is in Swedish, let me remind you that Finland has two official languages. The same text is in Finnish on the other side of the tram.

The second part of our little sightseeing tour was a 15-minute ferry ride to a nearby island, to have dinner at one of Professor M's favourite restaurants.

Of course there are plenty of restaurants on the mainland, but since we didn't have time to visit the island this summer, we thought it might be a nice place for a little walk and dinner. And yes, casual attire is fine, and the old cobblestone streets and dirt roads on the island require sturdy footwear...

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Outfit details: 
parka: Ril's / top: Vila / jeans: Opus /bag: Longchamp / 
shoes: Maripé / scarf: Alexander McQueen / sunglasses: Marc Jacobs

Do you ever go sightseeing in your home town?

Tiina

PS: have you seen the latest Dilettante Artist post?

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14 comments

  1. Nice outfit; love the scarf. My eyes are also getting more sensitive as I age so I'm wearing sunglasses very frequently now.

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  2. Such a cute and comfy look! Perfect for stormy weather. I have done some sight seeing in my hometown of San Antonio. San Antonio has a robust tourist industry and we have a lot to offer. It is so much fun!

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    1. Thank you, Gigi. Yes, sightseeing close to home can be fun. I hope to do some more of that before winter...

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  3. Hi Tiina I love your scarf and that lipstick too! I like you will often hide behind my glasses and not wear make up, but occasionally its nice to go 'Glam' I am trying contct lenses soon!
    bestest
    Ashley x

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    1. It's really liberating to get rid of glasses, you'll probably love contact lenses.
      I used to wear contacts when I was young, but over time my eyes started getting red and irritated, so I had to give them up. But I hated wearing glasses, so Lasik was the next step. Best decision ever!

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  4. Love that cute little scarf! And sunnies really can and are worn all the time! Happy Friday!

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    1. I couldn't agree more. About the sunnies, I mean. Thanks, Ruth.

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  5. Lovely photos Tiina and I love your Sunglasses. I wear a light tinted pair even when it's not so sunny and I haven't had my eyes lasered! It's good to protect them I think.Thank you for linking up xx
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    1. Thanks, Laurie. I sometimes think it's a bit odd how I couldn't wait to get rid of prescription glasses, only to be wearing huge sunglasses all the time...

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  6. Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style. What a great background for your style photos!

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    1. Thanks, Nicole. Helsinki is a beautiful town, and there are lots of interesting areas.

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  7. I've been told to try eye drops to stop the watery eye. I'll give it a go. There are so many places in London I'm still discovering.

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    1. Eye drops can be helpful, also for dry eyes. I hope they work for you!

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