Bad Hair, Pattern Mixing and Layering

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Rain, rain and more rain…

Summer has taken a bit more autumnal turn recently. I wouldn’t say it’s cold exactly (it’s only August, after all; we won’t even mention ‘cold’ until late September, that would be bad Karma or something…)… Let’s just say it’s a little cooler, with some showers a bit of a Nordic monsoon these past couple of days…

Anyway, we had to take these pictures quite fast because rain does terrible things to my hair…

It’s a bit like Gremlins… You remember Gremlins, right? I’m talking about the 80’s film, of course, about the cute fuzzy creatures that turned into angry little monsters when they got wet. Yep, that’s me, I turn into a Gremlin when it rains…

Well, let’s just say that my hair sort of gets three times bigger all of a sudden. And curly. No, we’re not talking about silky soft Rapunzel curls here, it’s more like having a wet poodle on my head… So, a mere 15 minutes after these pictures were taken the hair was an enormous mess of small waves and frizzy, tight corkscrew curls… No, there are no pictures, it’s not pretty.

And you know those hair products that are supposed to keep your hair silky smooth and control the frizz? Waste of money, totally useless. I know: I’ve tried it all. As my hairdresser once told me: only a teflon coating might keep my (very fine and thin) hair from turning into a frizzy mess in the rain. In other words, a rainy day is a bad hair day, get over it. Therefore, I’m trying to distract you here with my pattern mixing  and layering mania…

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Outfit details:

raincoat: Seasalt Cornwall / cardigan: Soyaconcept / Breton top: Zara / 

trousers: Marks and Spencer (old) / bag; Furla / shoes: Clarks (old) / umbrella: J.Crew (old)

What about you, do you ever turn into a Gremlin in the rain???



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  1. Nancy's Fashion Style
    17 August 2016 / 5:58 am

    Oh I am familiar with that! The frizz is awfull then. Nothing helps, just wash it all over again!

    • Tiina L
      20 August 2016 / 3:31 pm

      Yes, frizz is unfortunately just a fact of life if you have a curly hair, it's a total waste of time to even bother doing your hair on a rainy day.

  2. Shybiker
    17 August 2016 / 2:29 pm

    "…a wet poodle on my head…" — I'm still laughing!

    • Tiina L
      20 August 2016 / 3:32 pm


  3. Natalia Lialina
    17 August 2016 / 11:39 pm

    A wet poodle on your head – what a funny turn of phrase. 🙂 I haven't watched Gremlins, though I heard the name of course. My hair gets wavy when it's wet, though not curly like yours.I really like your rain coat, Tiina! Great pattern and color, an I am always for pattern mixing – the more, the merrier!

    • Tiina L
      20 August 2016 / 3:35 pm

      My hair is wavy when I blowdry it, and a curly mess if I don't. It actually varies a bit, depending on the weather and humidity. My hair definitely has a mind of its own, I never know what it will look like when I wake up…

  4. Nicole Mölders
    18 August 2016 / 11:30 pm

    Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style. I love that coat! So chic!

    • Tiina L
      20 August 2016 / 3:36 pm

      Thanks, Nicole.

    • Tiina L
      20 August 2016 / 3:36 pm


  5. Jill James
    20 August 2016 / 5:10 am

    Great pattern mixing , the distraction worked well, specially that interesting coat. I know all about rain, we have had the wettest Winter for many years . Unlike you my dead straight hair just hangs like bits of string, good thing I like hats.

    • Tiina L
      20 August 2016 / 3:38 pm

      Yeah, a good hair day is a rare thing indeed…

  6. Dawn Lucy - Fashion Should Be Fun
    20 August 2016 / 10:57 am

    Perfect pattern mixing! And hey, send us some rain! Thanks for much for linking up with Fun Fashion Friday! Enjoy your weekend!OXOXDawn Lucy

    • Tiina L
      20 August 2016 / 3:39 pm


  7. Shelbee On The Edge
    20 August 2016 / 1:14 pm

    I am swooning over your coat, Tiina! It is so fabulous! And the pattern mixing is perfection. Didn't even notice your hair! I am in perpetual bad hair day mode lately…with trying to grow out a pixie cut and the awkwardness that comes with that and then 90% humidity every day…I don't know if I'm at Gremlin status, but maybe like drowned rat level! I am relying heavily on headbands and barrettes!Thanks for linking up On the Edge of the Week! I hope to see you again next week. Have a wonderful weekend!

    • Tiina L
      20 August 2016 / 3:42 pm

      Thanks! It's a fun print, perfect for a rainy day, right?90% humidity? Wow, that's tough…

  8. Alice Warren
    22 August 2016 / 4:36 am

    My hair always just looks stop straggly no matter what I do with it. I adore your fun mix of patterns.Thank you for being a part of TBT Fashion link up and hope to see you soon!

    • Tiina L
      25 August 2016 / 9:33 am

      I guess there's not a woman alive who's happy with her hair…

  9. Petite Silver Vixen
    23 August 2016 / 5:59 pm

    I'm definitely in the wet poodle club! And I agree, most products don't work. The distraction technique is ideal in these circumstances and you've certainly mastered the art. Gorgeous colours in your Seasalt coat. I've often looked at them and thought about buying one as they have such lovely prints.

    • Tiina L
      25 August 2016 / 9:36 am

      Yes, and curly hair definitely has a mind of its own: you never know what it looks like when you wake up.I have quite a collection of rain coats, and I think I could use a few more still.

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