A trench, a skirt, a t-shirt…

L.K.Bennett skirt

A mix of old and new…

It’s spring, and I can finally wear my trusty old Burberry trench (featured before HERE and HERE) again. This coat is perfect: it goes with just about anything. And to prove that I’m going to mix it with a few brand new items today: a long-sleeved t-shirt and a pencil skirt.

mixed prints over 40

Hang on… it’s  a blue and white Breton-stripe t-shirt… We’ve seen this before. Many times.

I know. That’s what my husband / photographer said, too, when I showed him what I’d found, after several hours’ of shopping in London…

I guess we can conclude that I suck at shopping…

Or, we can take a more positive view and say that I prefer to stick to classics…

trench coat

Old habits die hard etc…

Still, I’m being a bit reckless here, breaking some of my own rules. You know how much I hate clothes that need to be dry-cleaned, and yet, I bought the skirt I had deemed totally impractical

What can I say? Every now and then you need to get a showstopper piece…

Of course, only time will tell whether it will become a favourite, but now I’m trying to come up with a few more outfits to justify such an extravagant purchase…

I’m wearing:

trench coat: Burberry (old) / Breton stripe t-shirt: Jigsaw / lace pencil skirt: L.K.Bennett / bag and sunglasses: Chanel / shoes: Clarks (old)

How about you, are you good at shopping?



Linking up with: 

Sydney Fashion HunterThe Pleated PoppyGet Your Pretty OnHappiness at Mid-LifeA Labour of LifeDoused in PinkCurly Crafty MomFashion Should Be FunRachel the Hat. Style Elixir, Visible Monday


  1. Suzanne Carillo
    15 April 2015 / 1:54 pm

    You've got some wonderful bold coloured coats. bisousSuzanne

    • Tiina L
      17 April 2015 / 6:34 pm

      Thanks, Suzanne. I'm not really a neutrals kind of girl, I guess…

  2. Marea Dotz
    15 April 2015 / 4:13 pm

    Love that color on you!! But to answer your question: I love love love shopping, but I've become aware lately that I keep buying the same thing over and over. Got to stop doing this!!! I need color! I need showstopper pieces like you have! Want to go shopping with me?

    • Tiina L
      17 April 2015 / 6:36 pm

      Thanks, Marea. Oh, I keep buying the same thing over and over again (Breton tops… should at least get them in a different colour for change), and I certainly keep buying the same colours all the time…

  3. Doused In Pink
    16 April 2015 / 10:58 am

    It's easy to break the rules when you see a showstopper piece! Your skirt is gorgeous and I love the color of your trench coat!JillDoused In Pink

    • Tiina L
      17 April 2015 / 6:38 pm

      Thanks, Jill! I have to be careful not to overdo it with those showstopper pieces, though: don't want to end up with a wardrobe full of impractical clothes!

  4. Carrie
    16 April 2015 / 2:35 pm

    That trench coat is just in a gorgeous color… I have a pea coat that is in a similar color, but I can't wear it anymore, because it has warmed up here! That skirt is gorgeous!

    • Tiina L
      17 April 2015 / 6:40 pm

      Thanks, Carrie! Lucky you, having good weather. I didn't dare pack away all my wool coats yet, the weather being so unpredictable. Spring sure takes a long time to reach us…

  5. Dana Jo
    16 April 2015 / 5:40 pm

    Your trench is gorgeous!! A very unique and beautiful color! But the skirt is also very nice! I love lace and have some similar skirts!wish you a nice weekDana

    • Tiina L
      17 April 2015 / 6:42 pm

      Thanks, Dana! The skirt is the only lace piece I have, I never quite know how to wear lace. So, I guess I'm learning now to style the skirt…

  6. Dawn Lucy
    16 April 2015 / 11:34 pm

    The skirt is so pretty and it looks amazing with the berry Burberry trench! Thanks so much for sharing with Fun Fashion Friday!OXOXDawn Lucyhttp://fashionshouldbefun.blogspot.com

    • Tiina L
      17 April 2015 / 6:44 pm

      Thanks, Dawn! The trench is my favourite (I have a few others, too) because of the colour.

  7. Lorna mai ltd
    17 April 2015 / 8:30 pm

    I'm the biggest fan of bright colours so I love your trench and the classic stripe top is so chic. Love LK Bennett too!

    • Tiina L
      18 April 2015 / 8:13 pm

      Thanks! I've had the trench for ages, but I still love the colour, it is quite unique.

  8. Alice Warren
    18 April 2015 / 5:49 am

    I am so in love with this outfit!! I love the great mix of colors and patterns. Thank you for joining TBT Fashion link up and hope to see you next week. Have a great weekend!Alicewww.happinessatmidlife.com

    • Tiina L
      18 April 2015 / 8:13 pm

      Thanks, Alice!

  9. Beata B
    18 April 2015 / 10:42 am

    Love colour of the jacket ! You look fantastic 🙂 have a lovely weekend 🙂 x

    • Tiina L
      18 April 2015 / 8:13 pm

      Thanks, Beata!

  10. Jan Graham-McMillen
    22 April 2015 / 2:38 pm

    Yeah, but you don't always get to see a Breton T styled as well as you do! Love, love, love it with the skirt and very cool trench. What a great narrative all those pieces make! I think you're fully reaching your goal of sophistication, pretty lady!

    • Tiina L
      23 April 2015 / 5:54 am

      Thanks, Jan!

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