A Sarcastic Fairytale

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Little Red Riding Hood was walking in the forest…

I mean, a park. Or whatever this is. OK, let’s try this again… Little Red Riding Hood was walking in her own little suburban hell

Hey, this is isn’t the Disney version, OK?

And she walks and she walks, round and round the same f***ing forest park whatever she’s seen at least a million times. Or so it seems. You see, Little Red Riding Hood is having a Groundhog Day. Every Day.

Every day, she puts on her sweatpants (sometimes only in the evening, and only just to go out) and a stripy top and off she goes. Because she needs to get some chocolate. That’s the only thing that keeps her from losing her mind, you see. As you no doubt know, chocolate is the wonder drug that cures all ills. Or Little Red Riding Hood‘s recreational-drug-of-choice, whatever.

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Since somebody ate all of her emergency supply of the above-mentioned wonder drug, Little Red Riding Hood has no choice but to face the suburban wilderness. Again.

Actually, it might just be that Little Red Riding Hood was the one raiding the emergency wonder drug supply. She knows for a fact she did that last week, so maybe that’s what happened this week, too. Who knows, it’s Groundhog Day after all. Again.

Maybe Little red Riding Hood needs a bigger supply of the wonder drug, is that what you’re suggesting?

Well, it’s a little known known fact that chocolate, like all cure-all wonder drugs, starts going bad the minute you get it home. Seriously, it deteriorates so fast that you’d better consume it as soon as you get it home. Or, better yet, before you get it home. Just in case.


At times Little Red Riding Hood worries that if she remains confined to this suburban hell for much longer, she’ll soon burst out of her sweatpants. Because, as wonderful as the cure-all wonder drug is, it has some unfortunate side effects…

But she soon forgets such trivial little worries. You know, Groundhog Day and all that. Or maybe she’s just an addict: a chocoholic. But she sure doesn’t want to go to rehab, no, no, no…

Because now Little Red Riding Hood must get back to work. You know, to keep the wolf from the door (figuratively speaking, of course)…

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Outfit details:
poncho: Marja Kurki (old) / top: Selected Femme (old) / trousers: Repeat  /
shoes: Fila / sunglasses: Prada (old) / bag: Furla (old)


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Elegantly Dressed and StylishHigh Latitude StyleA Labour of LifeCurly Crafty Mom, Doused in Pink,  Not Dressed As LambLiving on Cloud NineElegance and Mommyhood, Nancy’s Fashion StyleShelbee on the EdgeA Pocketful of Polka Dots Style SplashAway from the BlueMummabstylish Mutton Years Style and I, Independent Fashion Bloggers


  1. mummabstylish
    7 May 2020 / 11:38 am

    Love the casual style – oh and that bag. x Jacqui x

    • Tiina
      11 May 2020 / 10:52 am

      Thanks, Jacqui!

  2. 7 May 2020 / 11:55 am

    mwhaha, love your sarcastic fairytale as it has made me laugh and then thought on my own emergency supply (which is lower than expected!).
    I’ve told a friend that our pantry is well provided as we have champagne and chocolate. All the important things to stay at home.
    I like your comfy&casual style and love your burgundy poncho, such a versatile and cool piece!. Looking fab!

    • Tiina
      11 May 2020 / 10:55 am

      That’s the problem with emergency supplies: there’s never enough…
      But champagne and chocolate is a good start. Thanks!

  3. mireilleftm
    7 May 2020 / 3:45 pm

    That was fun! We have an emergency ice cream supply and I have been making a few more desserts than usual. Thankfully the weather has been nice so we also have been walking that ice cream off!

    • Tiina
      11 May 2020 / 10:58 am

      I know what you mean: I’ve eaten more ice cream in the past few weeks than all last year!

  4. 7 May 2020 / 6:17 pm

    LOL! Well done! Little Red Riding looks lovely in her red cape. The sweats and striped t-shirt are just the thing for pandemic-wear. I hope she was able to replenish her stock of chocolate.

    • Tiina
      11 May 2020 / 11:00 am

      Thanks, Michelle! Oh, the stock of chocolate has been replenished. Just don’t tell whoever it is that keeps raiding it…

  5. q
    7 May 2020 / 7:51 pm

    Such a funny story. I like that touch of elegance the poncho and handbag bring to your walking outfit. -q

    • Tiina
      11 May 2020 / 11:01 am

      Thanks! I’m beginning to feel that I need to make just a little bit more of an effort to dress up. At least every once in a a while.

  6. Arlene Gomes
    8 May 2020 / 9:08 pm

    That was funny! I have a stash of chocolate here and every day I dive into it. I can’t stop myself! I’m so happy I’m not the only one!! Sorry, but its nice to know I’m not alone. Have a great day! Have some chocolate! Cheers Arlene from NJ

    • Tiina
      11 May 2020 / 11:05 am

      I know what you mean! It’s as if the chocolate is calling your name…
      I don’t usually keep any chocolate in the house because I would eat it at one go. But now that I don’t want to go shopping every day, I need to have a stash. And it’s so difficult not to eat it all at once…

  7. 9 May 2020 / 3:06 pm

    Tiina, you crack me up! That was the best version of Little Red Riding Hood I have ever read! Cake, donuts, and ice cream seem to be my drugs of choice and my clothes keep mysteriously shrinking. No one seems able to explain any of these mysteries to me! I am loving your red wrap and stripey top and ability to weave a classic tale with some contemporary and relevant humor! Thanks for linking up.


    • Tiina
      11 May 2020 / 11:06 am

      Yes! What is it with clothes, they always shrink, it’s a mystery…

  8. 18 May 2020 / 10:56 am

    Such a great poncho, it adds a real punch to the outfit especially paired with the red bag! Chocolate doesn’t survive long in this house either, haha! I’ve certainly been overindulging during home isolation! I don’t have alcohol or caffeine but I’ll sneak an extra bit of chocolate now and then!

    Thanks so much for joining the #WeekdayWearLinkup! The new link up is live on my blog now, I’d love you to join again.

    Hope that you had a nice weekend!

    • Tiina
      18 May 2020 / 12:12 pm

      Thanks, Mica. I’m really beginning to worry if I will fit into my ‘old’ clothes again after we’re done self-isolating, with all this chocolate around…

  9. 23 May 2020 / 3:36 am

    Hilarious! my emergency supply is cheese, I thought I had done a good job of hiding the special stuff but someone managed to sniff it out and now… gone. Very sad

    • Tiina
      23 May 2020 / 1:01 pm

      It’s amazing how the emergency supply just disappears, isn’t it?

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