A windy Day

casual pattern mixing

So, I spent last weekend in Brexitania, as you know if you read my previous post. It was a short visit, and I was travelling light, with only cabin luggage.

And in any case, I have clothes etc in our house as it makes no sense to keep carrying stuff back and forth. So, I didn’t really plan this post, or this outfit, beforehand; I thought I’d just wear something I have in the house…

Anyway, the weather in Brexitania was just as bleak as the atmosphere; it was grey and windy but not too cold  (by my standards; the locals might disagree). Thus, it was a bit of a challenge to get decent photos as the wind kept blowing my hair all over my face, or played havoc with my coat. Well, you get the idea.

casual wear over 40

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I admit I didn’t put much effort into this outfit. You see, it turned out that my wardrobe in our Brexitanian house is even more limited than my wardrobe in Helsinki…  

I swear I don’t know how it happens, but most my shoes seem to have migrated to Finland, once again. Come to think of it, so have most of my coats. And tops, and…

What I did find in my wardrobe in our Brexitanian home was a selection of trousers, none of which fit me (time to go on a diet… or back to regular gym visits) and a lot of scarves.

So, I was wearing the same top, trousers, shoes and bag I wore on the flight over. I just added the one coat I could find in the wardrobe and a scarf.

Well, as much as I like plans and certainty, I’ve always been good at improvising…

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Outfit details:

coat: Jaeger (old) / top: Samsoe & Samsoe / trousers: Marks and Spencer (old) / scarf: Alexander McQueen (old) / bag: Furla (old) / sunglasses: Prada

Do you plan your outfits beforehand or do you just improvise on the spot?


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  1. 25 March 2019 / 7:54 am

    The wind certainly is a bloggers enemy. Your outfit looks fine to me, maybe in light of your previous post you are sending yourself a message.

    • Tiina
      25 March 2019 / 7:02 pm

      Yes, that might be the case…

  2. Flora
    25 March 2019 / 10:42 am

    You obviously have a good colour palette as you look co-ordinated with what you had available. It’s taken me years to stop buying trousers, other than black or navy, unless I know for sure I have something to wear with them.

    • Tiina
      25 March 2019 / 7:09 pm

      Thanks, Flora. Trust me, I’m not always co-ordinated. I used to buy all sorts of clothes that didn’t go with anything I had in my wardrobe, and then they would just sit at the back of the closet forever. And I’m still prone to impulse buying, but I’m learning to be a bit better at mixing and matching, little by little.

  3. Arlene
    25 March 2019 / 1:42 pm

    You always look put together whatever you wear. I love your scarf and it goes well with what you are wearing. When I worked, I would think of what I might wear the next day but I never actually selected anything until the morning. Now I am so casual that I just grab anything clean that sort of matches and get on with things. I’m usually in jeans/casual pants and a sweater or long sleeved top so its not a big choice. When I was little, my mother always set out my clothes for the next day and she still does that for herself (she’s 97). Jewelry to match!

    • Tiina
      25 March 2019 / 7:15 pm

      Thank you, Arlene. I wish I always looked put together, but I can assure you I don’t…
      Your mother sounds very organised. That is admirable, such discipline. My mother was the same; she planned everything to the last detail, but she made it look like it was effortless and easy. Her outfits never looked ‘planned’ but they were impeccable. I always wished I could do the same… I often think about what I might wear the following day. And then I end up wearing something completely different. And most of the time I do exactly what you just described: just grab whatever is clean that sort of matches…

    • Tiina
      25 March 2019 / 7:16 pm

      Thanks, Mireille! Stripes go with anything, don’t you think?

  4. 25 March 2019 / 11:12 pm

    You can’t go wrong with a striped tee and blue coat…such a classical combo! I also really like your scarf.

    • Tiina
      27 March 2019 / 1:41 pm

      You are so right; stripes are the best.

  5. 26 March 2019 / 3:00 pm

    I think that your striped t-shirt, cool scarf and fabulous coat rock together and create a lovely ensemble, comfortable and elegant. A girl can’t have too many striped t-shirt, as I’m concerned.

    • Tiina
      27 March 2019 / 1:43 pm

      Thanks! I couldn’t agree more; you can’t have too many striped t-shirts. Although, I might be a bit biased… But at least this striped top is black and white, not navy and white…

  6. 27 March 2019 / 3:42 pm

    I love the color blue in you. Looks so cozy and chic!

    • Tiina
      28 March 2019 / 10:08 am

      Thank you! Blue is one of my favourite colours.

  7. 28 March 2019 / 2:28 pm

    Yes doesn’t the wind get in the way at times! Love the stripes with your floral scarf – one to try me thinks! Thanks for sharing on #chicandstylish Jacqui Mummabstylish

    • Tiina
      28 March 2019 / 3:14 pm

      Thanks, Jacqui. It’s an Alexander McQueen scarf, so they’re not actually flowers but skulls…

  8. Jess
    29 March 2019 / 7:05 pm

    Wind is tough on photo shoots! I always have a heck of a time with my hair flying everywhere! Love the scarf! the mix of bright blue and red is lovely agains tyour complexion.
    thanks for lnking!
    jess xx

    • Tiina
      29 March 2019 / 7:33 pm

      I hear you! The wind can really complicate everything. Thanks, Jess!

  9. 1 April 2019 / 2:13 pm

    Love the print mixing and the little extra colour in your outfit from the skull scarf! Scarves are such good pieces like that! I like pairing my skull scarves with stripes too 🙂

    Thank you so much for joining the #weekdayWearLinkUp 🙂 A new linkup is live on my blog now!

    Hope you had a wonderful weekend 🙂

    Away From The Blue

    • Tiina
      1 April 2019 / 6:03 pm

      Thanks, Mica! skulls and stripes, a great combo, isn’t it?

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