April Showers Bring… Sleet?!?

40+ rain wear

April Showers Bring May Flowers…

Unless you’re in Finland. Then April showers may just as well mean snow and sleet… That’s what happened when these pictures were taken: it was snowing rather than raining, but at least the snow, or sleet, seemed to melt as soon as it hit the ground. For the most part at least.

Anyway, I was really glad I hadn’t packed away this down jacket yet, along with my other winter wear. And now I think I might just keep it around, just in case. If I remember correctly, there were a few really cold days in early June last year…

Marimekko sateenvarjo

Burberry bag

So, this is mixing spring clothes with winter wear, sort of… 

It was 6ºC / 43ºF, and I believe in dressing for the weather.  I was happy with my choice of outerwear, but when it started raining, or snowing, I wished I’d had shoes that were more appropriate for sleet (in case you’re lucky enough to live somewhere with a milder climate and are therefore not familiar with various types of snow: sleet is wet snow, or something disgustingly wet that is not quite rain nor quite snow). Oh well, maybe we’re lucky and the weather will change soon…

marimekko umbrella

Outfit details:

down jacket: Beaumont / trousers: Marks and Spencer / shoes: Clarks / 

umbrella: Marimekko / bag : Burberry (old) /scarf: Henry Bendel

Any April showers in your part of the world?


PS: There is a new DILETTANTE ARTIST post: a portrait of my husband

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  1. Patti
    24 April 2016 / 1:18 pm

    Yikes! We haven't had sleet in the south for the 30 years I've lived here – but you look well prepared and even festive! Love that umbrella. xox-Pattihttp://notdeadyetstyle.com

    • Tiina L
      26 April 2016 / 7:04 am

      Thanks, Patti. Given that it's late April, I thought we were done with cold weather for now, but there are always a few surprises…

  2. Connie
    24 April 2016 / 8:30 pm

    My new Pilates trainer is from Finland. I think Finland seems like the most wonderful place so I asked her why she left to come to California and she said "because of the weather!" You look very pretty in the rain. I love your umbrella.

    • Tiina L
      26 April 2016 / 7:05 am

      Ha, ha! I believe that. I have this almost uncontrollable urge to move somewhere warm and sunny every February…

  3. Nancy's Fashion Style
    25 April 2016 / 7:37 am

    I am showing today in ,,my week,, how it snowed yesterday! And it was 5degrees! Its awfull and I really hate this kind of weather. For the rest of April it is not going to get any better here in the Netherlands.Have a happy Monday!www.nancysfashionstyle.com

    • Tiina L
      26 April 2016 / 7:07 am

      Well, May is just around the corner, by all accounts it should be getting warmer soon…

  4. Petite Silver Vixen
    26 April 2016 / 9:05 pm

    It's definitely gone wintry! We had hail, thunder and lightening in London today. The joys of Spring – unpredictable weather! I've not put away my coats just yet. Love the colours of your umbrella.http://petitesilvervixen.blogspot.co.uk/

    • Tiina L
      27 April 2016 / 4:43 pm

      Ah, spring weather… you never know what you're going to get, right?

  5. Elegance and Mommyhood
    27 April 2016 / 3:41 pm

    Sleet is awful. This is such a cheerful outfit for such a horrible weather though. I love the umbrella and that burgundy down coat. =)I have started a linkup on Thursdays which is going quite well. Would love for you to join me tomorrow with this stunning outfit and linkup your gorgeous style every Thursday too. Thanks, Ada. =)Happy Hump Day!

    • Tiina L
      27 April 2016 / 4:44 pm

      Yes, sleet is awful. Especially in April…

  6. nonnapuffo
    28 April 2016 / 2:12 pm

    It's a great look perfect for this crazy timeI love your blog. Visit mine if you wantwww.welovefur.com

    • Tiina L
      28 April 2016 / 4:42 pm

      Thank you!

  7. Dawn Lucy - Fashion Should Be Fun
    30 April 2016 / 12:32 pm

    Love that fun umbrella. You need a California vacay! 😉 Thanks so much for linking up with Fun Fashion Friday & enjoy your weekend!OXOXDawn Lucyhttp://fashionshouldbefun.blogspot.com

    • Tiina L
      2 May 2016 / 6:16 pm

      Oh, yes, I do need a vacation!

  8. Nicole Mölders
    2 May 2016 / 2:41 am

    Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style. We have the earliest green-up I have seen since I came to Fairbanks in 2001! Sorry about the sleet. El Nino.

    • Tiina L
      2 May 2016 / 6:17 pm

      Oh well, bad weather passes…

  9. Jessica Jannenga
    2 May 2016 / 3:06 pm

    Wow, sleet. It is very warm here.. I love the colorful umbrella, the colors are very You!Thanks for linking up with Turning Heads tuesdayjess xxwww.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

    • Tiina L
      2 May 2016 / 6:17 pm

      It's getting warmer now, very fast, fortunately. Thanks, Jess!

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