Blue and White

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Blue and white, a classic combination… 

It’s so classic it’s almost a cliché, at least in Finland… For any Finn, this is the ultimate colour combo, year round: from casual summer outfits to ballgowns, the blue and white combo is a safe bet that always gets top billing…

Blue and white are of course the colours of the national flag. Thus, anyone wearing this particular colour combo must be, by definition, an upstanding citizen wearing their national pride on their sleeve – as any smart politician knows all too well.
And a Finnish woman wearing blue and white is…

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… a walking, talking cliché…

Don’t get me wrong: I love blue and white together. In fact, it’s one of my favourite colour combinations, and I think it works really well with my natural colouring.

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And I have such an array of clothes in blue that I had some trouble choosing what to wear for SacramentoRosy and Elena‘s sailor-themed share-in-style link-up… But I decided against blue and white stripes. Not because I wouldn’t like them; I love them, so much that I’ve had to stop buying blue and white stripy T-shirts for a while… But now I wanted to try something different.

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 However, this turned out to be sort of an improvised outfit, put together in a hurry. You see, I had asked my husband (and photographer), Professor M, to bring me a certain pair of sunglasses and a raincoat from Homebase 2. He did bring me a pair of sunglasses, and a coat, just not the ones I had asked for… Oh, life can get so complicated when you have wardrobes in two countries!

This photo was taken on my 8th birthday.

And then it was raining all day when we wanted to do our little photoshoot… Fortunately, the sun came out, finally, so we managed to catch the evening light just before sunset…

Actually, I think I quite like this outfit, it may even become a favourite for work…

What do you think?


Linking up with SacramentoRosy and Elena  for Share-in-Style
and with Paige for Stylish Tuesday


    1 September 2014 / 11:46 am

    Beauatiful pictures. You are pretty at 9 and now too.

    • Tiina L
      1 September 2014 / 8:30 pm

      Muchas gracias, Ana Maria.

  2. Marea Dotz
    1 September 2014 / 3:42 pm

    It's absolutely a classic–a combo you can wear to work and to dinner! Beautiful photos!

    • Tiina L
      1 September 2014 / 8:30 pm

      Thanks! Yes, I love blue and white, but it would be a bit unpatriotic not to, right?

  3. Rosy
    1 September 2014 / 10:05 pm

    Absolutely wonderful !! Love blue and white combo certainly it'sa safe bet … but it looks soooo nice on you !! Thanks for linking to our little family. Love your smile !!

    • Tiina L
      2 September 2014 / 8:32 am

      Thanks, Rosy. I love taking part in share-in-style.

  4. Natalia Lialina
    2 September 2014 / 6:27 am

    Your photo as a child is precious!! Such pretty blue eyes! It sure is hard to manage two homes and two wardrobes, most of us hardly can keep up with just one. 🙂 I think you improvised very well – looking cozy in your long cardi, all protected from a sea breeze. The metal belt is very cool. xxx

    • Tiina L
      2 September 2014 / 8:34 am

      Thanks, Natalia. Yes, having two homes is complicated at times, mostly because whatever I need is usually in the wrong country…

  5. Jill James
    2 September 2014 / 7:15 am

    Tiina, such a classic combination but it always works so well. I think you can forgive your husband for bringing the wrong items ,as his photographs are truly delightful. The little you is so charming in her stripes.

    • Tiina L
      2 September 2014 / 8:35 am

      Thanks, Jill. I'm a big fan of anything simple and classic, it makes it easier to improvise, too…

  6. MIS PAPELICOS Sacramento
    2 September 2014 / 5:38 pm

    Dear Tina, it is such a pleasure to see you joining the Share-in-Style familyXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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