Casual Cashmere

casual cashmere over 40

I love cashmere…

It’s warm and gentle on your skin, which makes it the perfect material for winter wear. And my default winter outfit is a sweater / cardigan and a dress / skirt / trousers. Then I just add boots, a scarf and a coat (the colder the weather, the bigger the coat) and I’m good to go.

cashmere jumper
cashmetre jumoer: Zadig and Voltaire / wool scarf: James Pringle Weavers

So, over the years I have accumulated quite a few cashmere tops…

This one is perfect for a casual weekend look, but I’ve also worn it to work. And yes, it’s hand-washable. And no, so far I haven’t lost any of the sequins. Which is good, as it’s one of my favourites. It feels so soft and luxurious, and yet it makes me feel a bit of a badass.

40+ denim and cashmere

It was a windy and cold afternoon when we took these photos, and I think I caught a cold. I’ve been sniffling, sneezing and coughing the whole week, feeling miserable and exhausted. But I managed to get through the 3 days of work I had scheduled, a bit foggy-brained but still…

Any tips on how to cure a cold?


PS: Dilettante Artist has her own blog now, The Dilettante Artist’s Gallery,  where I will be posting (very infrequently) random pictures: illustration, photomanipulation, that sort of thing. And there is a pretty, new widget on the sidebar to take you there…

Linking up with Sacramento and Rosy for Share-in-Style and with Laura for Styled Up


  1. Connie
    2 February 2015 / 3:27 am

    Vitamin C. Lots of it. And keep wearing those beautiful cashmere sweaters.

    • Tiina L
      2 February 2015 / 5:15 pm

      Thanks, Connie. I think I'm getting over the cold, slowly…

  2. Natalia Lialina
    2 February 2015 / 3:58 am

    Cool sweater! I still don't have any cashmere sweaters, but you inspire me to look for a funky one.I got a flu myself, it's pretty miserable… drinking lots of tea, taking over the counter medicine, sleeping and watching cozy mysteries… that's my answer. Get well soon!

    • Tiina L
      2 February 2015 / 5:18 pm

      Oh poor you! It's winter, you get a flu, sooner or later, right? It took me at least a week to get better, so frustrating… And cashmere, it's just one of those things you cannot resist: you try it, you want more…

  3. dan
    2 February 2015 / 8:32 am

    Poor Tiina! A cold is sometimes the side effect of blogging! I hope you are ferling better now, but remember to stay warm!!I am a real fan of cashmere! The perfect solution in cold wnter's days … your casual comfortable look is very good for the weekend

    • Tiina L
      2 February 2015 / 5:21 pm

      Oh yes, posing on a windy beach may not be the smartest thing to do in winter, I can only blame myself.Yes, nothing beats cashmere… I practically live in cashmere December-April, both in Finland and in Britain.

  4. Jill James
    2 February 2015 / 9:02 am

    Your cashmere sweaters look so warm and cosy and in such pretty colours.Cashmere here is either very expensive or cheap and poor quality.I do hope your cold clears soon, keep warm and rest, my only advice.

    • Tiina L
      2 February 2015 / 5:27 pm

      Yes, cashmere is expensive, and that's why I buy just one very carefully selected sweater or cardigan every year. Buy less, wear forever, that's my motto. Thank you for your kind words.

  5. Jasmine Rabuñal Barrientos
    2 February 2015 / 9:54 am

    I love cashmere too! Your tartan scarf is fabulous.Jasmine x

    • Tiina L
      2 February 2015 / 5:28 pm

      Thanks, Jasmine! Want to know the truth? The scarf belongs to my husband…

  6. Mrs C
    2 February 2015 / 10:51 am

    Accumulation of cashmere tops?? Much envious! Well, can't go wrong or have too many of them 🙂 Get well soon.. honey and lemon works on me like charms!

    • Tiina L
      2 February 2015 / 5:32 pm

      Well, I do live in a cold climate… when winter lasts from December (maybe even November) till April, you really, really need quite a few sweaters. Or that's what I tell myself, when I see yet another cute cardie that I just 'have to get'…

  7. Julie
    2 February 2015 / 2:38 pm

    So sorry to hear about your cold. When I get a cold I drink lots and lots of hot tea. Also, I LOVE that sweater. So cute! I hope you feel better soon!

    • Tiina L
      2 February 2015 / 5:33 pm

      Thanks, Julie! I'm getting better… but winter is here to stay, at least a while longer.

  8. Marea Dotz
    2 February 2015 / 5:15 pm

    Love that second picture–the close-up with the beautiful pink sweater and blue tartan scarf. Could be in a magazine!

    • Tiina L
      2 February 2015 / 5:34 pm

      Thanks, Marea! It was a very quick photo shoot, it was so windy and cold (and I don't often call British weather cold…)

    • Tiina L
      3 February 2015 / 6:45 pm

      Thank you so much! And thank you for stopping by.

  9. Guaxara Zoila L.M.
    3 February 2015 / 8:58 pm

    I like the first picture, I can see that the weather is not good for photography, but still I was beautiful like the look, I liked your proposal in blue tartan.kisses

    • Tiina L
      5 February 2015 / 9:58 am

      Thank you so much. Well, weather is a problem most of the time when we plan photo shoots, both in Finland and in the U.K. I think I have already made messy, wind-swept hair my trademark…

    • Tiina L
      5 February 2015 / 9:58 am

      Thank you, I'm getting better, but it sure took a long time.

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