Cool Accessories

edgy accessories over 40

It has been very busy here at Elegance Revisited headquarters. No, let’s rephrase that: it’s been absolutely not-getting-enough-sleep-my-head-is-exploding crazy-busy. If you can relate to that, you understand why I’ve been neglecting the blog a bit. But that’s life: sometimes work takes precedence, and everything else will just have to wait… 

Or maybe I’m doing this wrong: life should come before work, not the other way round. Unfortunately, as wonderful as that sounds, it’s often incompatible with being a freelancer…

But enough moaning.

I’m here to talk about this outfit. Or to show you what I wear when life gets too busy and my brain is too overloaded to put much effort into an outfit.

cool accessories over 40

Almost everything I’m wearing here is old. But I’m going to pass it off as sustainable and environmentally friendly, OK? Because that sounds much better than just admitting that I’m feeling a bit lazy…

So, on that note…

I’m wearing tried and tested old friends: the only pair of jeans I could find in my really messy wardrobe (I did mention it’s been a bit busy lately, didn’t I?), one of my ubiquitous striped tops, and an old coat that I’ve featured so many times that I can’t even remember, and one of my many silk scarves. And the Chanel bag that doesn’t get taken out for a stroll often enough (because my weekday look requires me to carry a huge bag to lug around all the work stuff…).

But wait… drum roll, please…


edgy accessories

Well, I bought them a month ago but haven’t worn them yet (I got them for winter: no doubt I’ll have plenty of occasions to wear them in the coming months…).

Anyway… I love cool accessories. And I definitely love cool ankle boots I  can walk in. I have a feeling that these ankle boots are going to become one of those favourites I will feature on the blog again and again and again…

cool over 40

cool pattern mixing

Outfit details:

coat: Jaeger (old) / top: Gap / jeans: Opus (old) / shoes: Nero Giardini /

bag: Chanel / sunglasses: Prada / scarf: Shanghai Tang

What do you wear when life gets busy?


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  1. 12 October 2018 / 10:42 am

    Life has definitely got busier don’t you think? I feel exhausted 80% of the time. Lovely blues in your outfit today Tina, my favourite colour xx Maria

    • Tiina
      16 October 2018 / 4:46 pm

      I can relate to that… In my case, being busy is always seasonal: I have either way too much work or too little.
      Thank you, Maria!

  2. 13 October 2018 / 1:29 am

    The coordinating blues are so pretty. In my book, you can toss a scarf over about anything and look tres chic! I need to get a striped shirt!

    • Tiina
      16 October 2018 / 4:48 pm

      Thank you! well, a scarf is such a practical item, isn’t it? It keeps your neck warm and can add some colour to the outfit, what’s not to like?

  3. 14 October 2018 / 2:04 pm

    I love wearing my old favorites! And I love the boots! Visiting from Fancy Friday link up šŸ™‚

    • Tiina
      16 October 2018 / 4:50 pm

      Thanks! I’m really glad I got the boots, they’re incredibly cool. And the sole is really thick (this is going to be very important in about a month or so…)

  4. Arlene
    14 October 2018 / 7:02 pm

    Love your outfit! It’s my style! I like all the blue tones too. You always look very put together.

    • Tiina
      16 October 2018 / 4:51 pm

      Thank you, Arlene! Trust me, I don’t always feel very put together.

    • Tiina
      16 October 2018 / 9:07 pm

      Thanks, Giulia!

    • Tiina
      17 October 2018 / 7:10 pm

      Thanks, Jessica.

  5. 18 October 2018 / 2:04 pm

    lovely accessorizing, fabulous shoes and really cool color combo!. I think that you did a great job looking fab even in busy days. You totally rock in your striped t-shirt, jeans and cool coat ensemble!
    Your boots are so fab!

  6. 23 October 2018 / 1:27 am

    I can totally relate to your dilemma – I’m a freelancer too and the last couple of weeks have been crazy busy. I have a few outfits that I wear on repeat when I’m short on time and inspiration. A smart coat and a classic bag elevates any outfit. I love your new boots, they add an edgy vibe to a classic outfit.Thanks for linking up!

    Emma xxx

  7. 6 November 2018 / 2:06 pm

    Your boots are right up my alley! I had a pair many, many years ago – I completely wore them out. I’ve been searching for a replacement ever since (but no luck with my crazy sized feet). I bet you’re going to wear them with everything this winter! The coat is so good. A classic but not boring colour that never ages, just perfect with those Ć¼ber cool glasses!

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