Déjà Vu?

graphic t-shirt

And we’re back to travel wardrobe posts…

By now you’ve seen every piece in this outfit. Some of them a few times (or more). But that’s real life for you: even fashion bloggers have to make do with limited funds wardrobes. Does that mean limited options, too?

Perhaps, but does it really matter in the big scheme of things? I mean, all our ‘options’ in life are ‘limited’ to some extent, either by circumstances or by the choices we make. So, because we play the cards we were dealt in life, might as well do the same with our clothes. Besides, there’s only so much you can fit into a suitcase…

Take shoes, for instance. They take a lot of space in the suitcase. I always take a few pairs (too many), and then I end up wearing just one. Well, on this trip I wore more than just one pair, but there was a clear favourite.

I ended up wearing these white sneakers on most days, simply because they’re proper walking shoes. And that’s what you need in Madeira. I actually got these shoes specifically for this trip. It’s the thick soles: that’s the single most important thing to look for when you know you’re going to be walking a lot. And I really, really love these shoes (and yet I failed to get a close-up, silly me…). So much that when I got back home, I got another pair, in a different colour. Or print, rather.

Oh, wouldn’t you love to see them! But you’ll have to be patient, just like me: it’s winter now, and we have a lot of snow to plow through before we can even dream of spring…

chic graphic tee

So, let’s talk about this  outfit, instead.

I wore this to afternoon tea in a very posh hotel. It’s sort of a tradition Professor M and I have: afternoon tea on Christmas Day. And it seems there’s another tradition in the works, too: I wore a very similar outfit the year before. Well, I wore the exact same t-shirt with a different poncho, but close enough.

Hmm, does that mean I’m stuck in a rut? Or that I get too attached to my favourite clothes? You tell me…

Reid's Palace

Reid's Palace

casual wear over 40

Outfit details:

poncho: Marja Kurki / t-shirt: Custo Barcelona (old) / trousers: Noom /

bag: Coach / shoes: Marimekko / sunglasses: Dolce and Gabbana

How do you know if you’re stuck in a style rut? Any ideas?


Linking up with:

Not Dead Yet StyleElegantly Dressed and StylishGaray TreasuresHigh Latitude StyleThe Pleated PoppyStyle ElixirA Labour of LifeDoused in PinkCurly Crafty MomFashion Should Be FunRachel the HatSincerely Jenna MarieMore Pieces of MeColor and GraceThe Wardrobe StylistNot Dressed As LambStyle NudgeCoco et La Vie en Rose,  Living on Cloud NineA Well Styled LifeElegance and MommyhoodPosh Classy MomNancy’s Fashion StyleShelbee on the Edge Over 50 Feeling 40 A Pocketful of Polka Dots Style SplashThe Fashionista MommaTina’s Pink FridayFake FabulousLazy daisy JonesVanity and MeSheela WritesJodie’s Touch of StyleGlass of Glam


  1. señora Allnut
    23 January 2018 / 9:26 am

    lovely poncho and t-shirt combo, I think that these are the kind of pieces which could create an interesting luggage, they're versatile and make you look gorgeous!And I agree with you on thick soles and comfy shoes! so important!besos

    • Tiina L
      24 January 2018 / 2:49 pm

      Thanks you. I love shoes with thick soles. They're the only type of shoes you need. In fact, I think they should stop making those stupid shoes that hurt of feet. In my opinion, life is too short for shoes you can't walk in.

  2. Caitlin R
    26 January 2018 / 6:40 am

    I think you're in a style rut if you have one outfit that you revert to as a uniform and wear it too much!Beauty & Colour | Vegan Lifestyle Blog

    • Tiina L
      29 January 2018 / 8:25 pm

      In that case I'm definitely in a style rut…

  3. Jessica Jannenga
    28 January 2018 / 3:36 pm

    i love these colors on you . The pinks and purple tones to flattering with your skin tone. those are great sneakers too and look perfect for walking. What a beautiful area! thanks for linkingjess xxwww.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

    • Tiina L
      29 January 2018 / 8:28 pm

      Thanks, Jessica. Madeira is a beautiful island, and Funchal (the island capital) has amazing scenery.

  4. Jennie L.
    29 January 2018 / 9:05 pm

    Your graphic tee is beyond amazing! I really like the bright colors and how you have styled it here. Isn't it fun to mix and match what's in our wardrobes for all new looks? Thanks so much for linking up with Fabulous Friday, Tiina!JennieA Pocketful of Polka Dots

  5. Emma Peach
    29 January 2018 / 11:45 pm

    I love these colours and the T-shirt is fab! Those cakes look delicious! Thanks for linking up!Emma xxxwww.style-splash.com

  6. Radostin
    4 February 2018 / 10:13 am

    I think you're only in a style rut if you are sick of the clothes you wear – even if they are quite varied – but cannot think of anything else you'd prefer to wear. If you are content, it's not a rut at all – it's your style!

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