Almost there…


It’s been a busy couple of weeks… But I guess it’s normal to be a bit tired this time of the year: I’m about to start the last week of work before a long summer break. There are a lot of loose ends to tie, reports to write, papers to mark etc. before I can pack my suitcase and jet off to Homebase 2 later this week… And then to Korea… And then back to Homebase 2… and a few days in Homebase 1, then Homebase 2 again for a while, and then…

Now that I think about it, it looks as if I’m going to be just as busy on holiday as when I’m working, running from one place to another… Maybe I should have my head examined…

Kimono: Mango (old) / Necklace: Snö of Sweden (old) /
Black Resin Bangle: Jessica Kagan Cushman / Sunglasses: Prada (old)

Anyway, Professor M and I managed to find time for our customary Saturday dinner at a nice restaurant, and a quick photo shoot on a windy street.

I’ve had this silk kimono (or whatever it is) for years, and I typically only wear it when I have one of my “I have nothing to wear” moments, or when everything I would like to wear is in the laundry… I can’t quite decide if I like it or not, but looking at the pictures it doesn’t look too bad. Maybe I can wear it to work this week…

BTW, if you’re wondering why you never see me in work clothes, there’s a simple explanation: when I started this blog I made a decision that I would not blog about anything work-related, as the blog is supposed to be an outlet for more creative pursuits. And then there’s the fact that my photographer (a.k.a husband / Professor M) is only around at weekends…

The text on the bangle is: “Truly fabulous people never get dressed before lunchtime.” (you can find it here). As busy as I am, I still somehow manage to live by that…

Are you looking forward to some time off from work?


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  1. Pam @ over50feeling40
    15 June 2014 / 9:35 pm

    Love your top! I respect you for keeping your work life separate and completely understand.

    • Tiina L
      15 June 2014 / 10:04 pm

      Thanks! Work is OK, but sometimes a girl needs to play a little, too…

  2. Patti
    15 June 2014 / 9:55 pm

    Such a pretty Kimono, and I really like the bracelets too. Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday!

  3. Beata B
    15 June 2014 / 10:02 pm

    I love your kimono! Beautiful 🙂

    • Tiina L
      15 June 2014 / 10:05 pm

      Thanks Beata.

  4. Jill James
    16 June 2014 / 9:33 am

    Lovely colours in you kimono. The bracelets are great, I too agree with message. Enjoy your travels.

    • Tiina L
      17 June 2014 / 7:30 am

      Thanks. Would you believe me if I said that I'm not actually that much into travelling? It's just sort of become a lifestyle by now…

  5. Jessica Jannenga
    16 June 2014 / 2:44 pm

    I love the kimono print so pretty!! Creative outlets are a must in my book, I agree :-)From the link up, jessPlease stop by

    • Tiina L
      17 June 2014 / 7:31 am

      Thanks, Jess. I am trying to indulge my creative impulses a bit more these days and find time for hobbies… like this blog.

  6. Jan Graham-McMillen
    17 June 2014 / 1:04 am

    How could you be unsure of your affections for this sweet little kimono? Clearly she loves you! Really a good look, very of the moment and you treat the little dear well with that slightly tough belt and the pearls. Looking so chic, as always. Really, really gorgeous get-up!

    • Tiina L
      17 June 2014 / 7:33 am

      Thanks, Jan. Funny, I've had this kimono for 6-7 years I think, wear a couple of times a year, but I won't get rid of it…

  7. Rachel Morris
    17 June 2014 / 1:41 am

    It does look good on you, and the sunglasses gave it a very nice touch.. as for the ring, I like it. 🙂

    • Tiina L
      17 June 2014 / 7:33 am

      Thanks, Rachel. I think I agree, it does look good… maybe I should hang on to it a bit longer.

  8. Anonymous
    18 June 2014 / 2:59 pm

    Your accessories are great! Adding a touch of edgy rocker style which I love with the feminine fabric.

    • Tiina L
      18 June 2014 / 3:54 pm

      Thanks, Joni. Accessories is really my thing, and they can really turn an ordinary outfit into something special…

  9. Martina, Elegant 40
    16 February 2015 / 9:23 am

    Very pretty kimono, looks great on you. I like the combination of romantic kimono and the rock-style belt.Greetings from Prague! Stop by….happy to be a part of Share-In-Style.

    • Tiina L
      17 February 2015 / 10:35 am

      Thanks, Martina! Yes, I guess I'm more of a rock.chick than a romantic, and this belt is one of my favourite accessories.

  10. Ivana Split
    17 February 2015 / 9:00 am

    I love those bracelets and the texts…my dad would get so annoyed seeing me in my PJs at 11 am or something like that (on the weekends when I wasn't at school or he at work). Now, I get dressed in the morning even if I have to.I don't think I ever posted any 'work outfits' either. That kimono blouse is so lovely!

    • Tiina L
      17 February 2015 / 10:36 am

      Thanks, Ivana! If I don't have to go to work, I'll be in my pyjama all day…

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