Attitude Adjustment

leather jacket and leopard print over 40

I sometimes think I’m a bit bi-polar when it comes to style…

It’s as if I have two distinct style personalities: there’s the wannabe fashionista who likes her clothes sophisticated, streamlined and classy and would give her right arm for perfect hair… And then there’s the angry rock chick who just can’t be bothered with mirrors and make up…

leopard print over 40
dress: L.K.Bennett / leather jacket: Karen Millen / sunglasses: Tiffany & Co

when I was younger, it was the angry rock chick who had the upper hand: in my teens and early twenties I used to live in jeans and my studded black leather jacket. In my thirties I realised that I needed a more professional look, but one with enough attitude to keep me from having an identity crisis…

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And now… the leather jacket still comes out to play every now and then, but now it has to play second fiddle to colour and a streamlined silhouette. And I’m certain that I’ve lost none of the edge in the process…

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In a way this outfit is an attempt to merge my two style personalities, the wannabe fashionista and the angry rock chick… So, I guess that makes me a middle-aged style addict with an attitude… I can live with that.

What’s your style personality? And has it changed over the years?



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  1. María Vega MeryShopping
    13 October 2014 / 9:21 am

    Muy rockero el look, pero muy chulo! Me gusta! Besos!

    • Tiina L
      14 October 2014 / 2:13 pm

      Muchas gracias, Maria!

  2. Jill James
    13 October 2014 / 10:09 pm

    Tiina, you make a very stylish rock chick. The ability to change our outward persona simply by a change of clothing is always so rewarding. That`s the pleasure of ageing a confidence in who we are.

    • Tiina L
      14 October 2014 / 2:24 pm

      Thanks, Jill. I think it may be that as we age we just simply stop caring about other people's opinions… After years of trying to fit into someone else's ideal of this or that, it's liberating to just wear whatever you want, whenever you want… Or maybe I'm just turning into an angry crone… Either way, experimenting is fun.

  3. Anonymous
    14 October 2014 / 12:28 am

    I love this! You look awesome. Way to rock that leather jacket!

    • Tiina L
      14 October 2014 / 2:20 pm

      Thanks. I guess I should take the old leather jacket out for a spin a bit more often…

  4. Natalia Lialina
    14 October 2014 / 5:07 am

    Fun! This dress suits you so well – the color, the print, the shape, everything! Love it with rock chick accessories too, very strong impact. My personality is multifaceted, and so is my style. :)

    • Tiina L
      14 October 2014 / 2:19 pm

      Thanks, Natalia. Yes, I agree, we are all multifaceted personalities, sometimes the aspects of our personalities clash… But that's what makes personal style interesting.

    14 October 2014 / 7:28 pm

    Hello dear Tina, you look sexy, sexy.Thank you so much for joinig Share-in-Style.XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

  6. No Fear of Fashion
    22 January 2016 / 6:41 pm

    Ohhh this is another side of you!! Exciting, rock chick. Nice!!! Looking good.Greetje

    • Tiina L
      23 January 2016 / 10:24 am

      Thanks, Greetje. Yes, I'm definitely a rock chick at heart.

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