Accessories Overload?

pattern mixingA bright day, bright accessories?

This was a casual Sunday walk, with the aim of running a few errands while getting some much-needed (moderate) exercise (hence the sweaty face). And the outfit wasn’t particularly put-together or planned. Unless by ‘planning’ you mean considering the weather (sunny but windy, not particularly cold but certainly not very warm either, except in direct sunlight, of course).

So, the outfit is a mismatch of this and that: a slightly warmer jacket and a scarf made from light wool to protect me from the wind, a pair of sunglasses with polarised lenses to protect me from the extremely bright sunshine, and a top and trousers that… Well, they were clean. As in, I didn’t have to fish them out of the dirty laundry basket. Which is the criteria for running-errands-outfits, as we all know.


And the photos? Well, this location is just perfect: the architecture of Amos Rex Art Museum is quite interesting. A funny fact: I’ve actually never been to the museum itself. Or not yet, anyway. I’ve been meaning to go there so many times, but it seems that whenever there’s an exhibition I’d like to see, there’s also a long line outside…

Oh well, one day, when the museum opens again. Let’s add that to the rapidly expanding list of things I really want to do when the world gets back to normal. Or ‘the new normal‘, or whatever the post-Covid version of normal life is.


Outfit details:
jacket: Ril’s / top: Part Two (old) / trousers: PBO (old) /
sunglasses: Woobs (old) / bag: Marimekko (old) / scarf: Alexander McQueen


Do you have a list of things you ant to do when the pandemic is finally over?

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  1. q
    17 April 2021 / 9:03 am

    I have a short list, what I want to do once the pandemia restrictions are over. Spend as much time I want to and even a bit longer in library, break my personal record for using Museokortti and enjoy swimming in outdoor pools. Maybe have a long coffee break in some nice cafe. It is hard to dream beyond that.

    But did you know that some museums are actually open in Helsinki? If you hurry, you can still catch the Vivian Maier exhibition at K1 in Valokuvataiteen museo (highly recommend, it was excellent). At least Didrichsen but possibly also Amos Rex have been open, so check if they have a current exhibitions. I think both have a custom to close while building the new exhibitions. And Amos Rex is indeed worth visiting, it is quite interesting to see, how the outside structures connect to the underground floor, where the museum actually is.

    And I feel it is much safer to go to a museum than to grocery store or any shop, as the museums heavily restrict the amount of visitors. The irony is, that actually I feel the experience is far better even luxurious now than pre-pandemic time. Because there are less people, you get more privacy looking at the art. -q

    • Tiina L
      19 April 2021 / 5:33 pm

      I dream of having coffee (and cake) in a coffee shop (indoors), taking my time, maybe reading a magazine… It’s the little things we used to take for granted that we miss the most now, I suppose.
      I have been avoiding museums (the few that are open), for some weird reason. Yet, I have been to department stores almost every week… My reasoning is that in shops I keep walking around whereas in museums I’d like to stop and spend more time in one place. It made sense in my head, but now that I think about it, maybe it doesn’t, after all.

  2. Flora
    17 April 2021 / 7:05 pm

    Not as cultured as a trip to a museum but we live about 30 Kms from the Italian border and we can’t wait to go for lunch and stock up on Italian treats.

    • Tiina L
      19 April 2021 / 5:34 pm

      Oh yes, I miss going to restaurants, too. We’ve been having take-away, of course, but it’s not the same.

  3. arlene gomes
    19 April 2021 / 12:44 am

    I’d like to be able to sit inside a restaurant and not be afraid to be there. I miss going out to eat once in awhile. We have sat outside a few times when the weather wasn’t frigid. It’s still too cold for me to be comfortable doing that now. I like your scarf and sunglasses. Very chic!

    • Tiina L
      19 April 2021 / 5:38 pm

      I know exactly what you mean. I miss going to restaurants, too. I don’t like dining outdoors: it’s either too cold or too hot, or the sun is in my eyes. Oh well, now the restaurants are opening here, but they can only remain open till 7 pm. It makes no sense…

    • Tiina L
      19 April 2021 / 5:40 pm

      Thanks! The museum is below this structure, underground. But the outdoor space is quite interesting, and has become a popular place to just hang out.
      Yes, the sun is out!!!

  4. 21 April 2021 / 12:06 pm

    I love the way this outfit looks, all those different prints and colours really work together. You look fantastic! LOVE the setting!
    Suzy xx

    • Tiina L
      23 April 2021 / 4:39 pm

      Thanks! The setting is interesting, isn’t it? The museum itself is underground, and the outdoor space was built around the skylights, so that you an actually see what’s going on in the exhibition hall below.

  5. shelbeeontheedge1
    21 April 2021 / 1:54 pm

    Aw, Tiina, I really love this accessories overload look! The colors are so fun and the prints are all vibrant. It is making me smile and that is a sure sign of a good outfit! I would love to be able to visit a museum or two right now. Anything really that isn’t a visit to the park or a wooded trail!


    • Tiina L
      23 April 2021 / 4:41 pm

      I know: I’ve been fantasising about having coffee and cake in an actual coffee shop, taking my time… Well, restaurants have now opened, but with a very restricted schedule. Can’t wait for life to get back to normal…

  6. Lise
    21 April 2021 / 5:34 pm

    That is such a great jacket.

    • Tiina L
      23 April 2021 / 4:42 pm

      Thanks, Lise! I found that this is exactly what my wardrobe was missing.

  7. 26 April 2021 / 12:16 am

    I love skull scarves and stripes together – that’s how I wear mine most of the time! And the blue and red, while not perfect colour matches, does compliment the navy jacket and red striped top nicely! :)

    It will be nice if you can go to the museum when it reopens! Life is back to normal here and museums are open :)

    Thanks so much for joining the #WeekdayWearLinkup. Hope that you had a good weekend! It’s a nice relaxing long weekend for us.

    • Tiina L
      27 April 2021 / 1:52 pm

      Thanks, Mica!
      Oh, I envy you! I can’t wait for things to get back to normal. Of course, restaurants etc are gradually reopening here, too, but with very restricted opening times. I’m sure museums will reopen soon, too. Everything was almost normal last summer, maybe it will be the same this summer, too.

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