40+ casual wear

10.15 pm

That’s when these pictures were taken, 10.15 in the evening, just before sunset (this means we have almost 19 hours of daylight at the moment). I love these white summer nights when the sun barely sets (very late) and then starts rising again almost immediately (very early). Just perfect for late evening walks…

After a really busy couple of weeks things are quickly slowing down at work, and I’m beginning to look forward to a summer break. That’s what life as a freelancer is like: ether there’s so much work you barely have time to sleep or no work at all. And when things start slowing down, I find it difficult to concentrate, and my motivation goes AWOL. I mean, if you only work a couple of days a week, why bother at all… Yes, I’m so ready to have a little break from work, just a couple of weeks left…

Professor M, on the other hand, has been quite busy this week, jetting back and forth between Finland and the U.K. at such a rate that makes me think we should have a jet of our own. Or live at the airport…

And the weather… Let’s see, this past week we’ve had some really hot days, and a few somewhat chilly days. So, typical Finnish summer weather, in other words.

Oh, and my birthday is this weekend… I will be 51. Of course, we will be celebrating it, somewhere, but I’ll tell you about it later.


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Outfit details:

hoody: Boden / trousers: marks and Spencer (old) /

shoes: Clarks (old) / sunglasses: Dolce and Gabbana (old)

What have you been doing this week?



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  1. Nancy's Fashion Style
    2 June 2016 / 6:02 am

    Yeah, you should buy a private Jet! That you call flying elegance……or something! Lol. Is that picture taken in Finland? I am already curious about what you will be doing on your birthday!🙌

    • Tiina L
      5 June 2016 / 6:18 pm

      Yes, the picture was taken in Finland. I think my readers may find it confusing when some pics are from Finland and others from the U.K., so I try to remember to add the country in 'labels'.

  2. Carrie
    2 June 2016 / 10:43 am

    Have a wonderful birthday! Hope your husband is getting flyer points for all that traveling! 😉 I love these striped hoodie- especially the hint of neon yellow on the hood against the navy! So pretty! Enjoy your down time!

    • Tiina L
      5 June 2016 / 6:19 pm

      Thanks, Carrie. Trust me, we have all the frequent flyer etc cards possible…

  3. Suzanne Carillo
    2 June 2016 / 12:29 pm

    Isn't it great when it is light out for so many hours? When we lived in Albert it also didn't get dark until 10:30-11 pm. Here, now it gets dark around 9:30. One can squeeze so much more into the day. Happy birthday! I think you are the day before me. bisousSuzanne

    • Tiina L
      5 June 2016 / 6:22 pm

      Yes, I love early summer because of the daylight. In a couple of weeks we'll only have about 3 hours of semi-darkness at night, won't even really need streetlights.

  4. Shybiker
    2 June 2016 / 2:17 pm

    Happy Birthday, Tiina! And you must be very North to have such long days. I'm gonna have to look at a map. I relate to your observations about work. My practice is often too busy so when it calms down, I relish the change and relax.

    • Tiina L
      5 June 2016 / 6:24 pm

      Thanks, Ally!Yes, we're pretty north. But it's still about a 1000 km to the Polar Circle (it's a big country, by European standards…)

  5. Shelbee On The Edge
    2 June 2016 / 4:52 pm

    Happy, Happy Birthday! You look fabulous and I love that striped tunic. I do so appreciate the longer hours of daylight except when I am trying to get my children to bed at 7:30 and they are whining that it is still daytime!

    • Tiina L
      5 June 2016 / 6:25 pm

      Thanks, Shelbee!

  6. No Fear of Fashion
    2 June 2016 / 5:16 pm

    Great hoody tnic. Suits you!!! Have a lovely birthday Tiina. 💋💋💐🎂🍭🎈🎈🎉🎉🎀

    • Tiina L
      5 June 2016 / 6:25 pm

      Thanks, Greetje!

  7. Alice Warren
    3 June 2016 / 5:13 am

    Love the hoodie, have a fab birthday!!!Thank you for joining TBT Fashion link up and hope to see you next week. Have a great weekend!

    • Tiina L
      5 June 2016 / 6:26 pm

      Thanks, Alice.

  8. Mummabstylish
    3 June 2016 / 10:46 pm

    Love the hoody, like stripes now can't get enough of

    • Tiina L
      5 June 2016 / 6:27 pm

      Thanks. Well, I'm a self-proclaimed stipe-a-holic…

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