I’m Prepared…

winter smart casual

The weather has been all over the place recently: snow, rain, sunshine… OK, the last one has been in short supply… But when the sun does make a rare appearance, there’s not a moment to waste. If we want to get somewhat decent photos for the blog, I mean.

Thus, these photos were taken half an hour before sunset (which would be around 3.30 pm. Yeah, really…), on the way to a Christmas Market and then to dinner at a restaurant with hubby.

Because of the fickle (= wet, cold, disgusting) weather, I’ve been living in cashmere knits paired with jeans or cords lately, and I’m getting a bit tired of that. No, let’s rephrase that: I’m beginning to forget what it’s like to wear nice clothes. And by nice I mean a dress, or a skirt. Something stylish.

So, a day with a bit of sunshine for change was just the incentive I needed…

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Burberry bag

Oh, and as I like to be prepared for anything Mother Nature might throw at us, I’m wearing both sunglasses and wellies (or rubber boots for my American readers).

Aren’t these ankle boots just the coolest thing ever? They’re also very comfortable (as far as anything made of rubber can be comfortable), and they keep my feet dry.

Yes, I might be dying to wear a bit more stylish outfits for change, but that doesn’t mean compromising on comfort. And that means footwear has to be both functional (= in sync with the fickle weather) and fit for the occasion.

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Outfits details:

coat: Hobbs (old) / skirt: Esprit / top: Caroll /

bag: Burberry (old) / ankle boots: Nevada Nero / sunglasses: Marc Jacobs

How do you dress for the weather?


Linking up with:

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  1. Nancy's Fashion Style
    December 2, 2017 / 7:29 am

    Fantastic boots! I like the hole outfit!

    • Tiina L
      December 5, 2017 / 8:29 pm

      Thanks, Nancy!

  2. Lazy Daisy Jones
    December 2, 2017 / 3:27 pm

    Im loving that blue tone on you! Considering buying some similar boots very soon!bestest wishesashley x

    • Tiina L
      December 5, 2017 / 8:30 pm

      Thanks, Ashley. Funny, many people call this colour blue. I see it as more green… Well, it's teal, a little bit of both, I guess.

  3. vanity andme
    December 2, 2017 / 11:01 pm

    The Teal coloured coat is gorgeous. I love the Hobbs brand too xx

    • Tiina L
      December 5, 2017 / 8:31 pm

      Thanks, Laurie.

  4. Patti
    December 3, 2017 / 10:30 pm

    I'm 100% with you on footwear! And I really like this sunny day look. Thanks for linking up, xo-Pattihttp://notdeadyetstyle.com

    • Tiina L
      December 5, 2017 / 8:31 pm

      Thanks, Patti. Sunny days are getting so rare now…

  5. Jill James
    December 4, 2017 / 8:35 am

    Great boots, certainly the most stylish rain boots I have ever seen. Looking your usual stylish self despite the weather challenges.

    • Tiina L
      December 5, 2017 / 8:32 pm

      Thanks, Jill. I saw the boots in a shop window, and I just had to get them. I've been wearing them almost non-stop since ten.

    • Tiina L
      December 5, 2017 / 8:33 pm

      Thanks, Anna. I love this colour, too.

  6. Kelsey
    December 5, 2017 / 1:57 pm

    Great layers! I am all about layers when it comes to dressing for unpredictable weather, too.

    • Tiina L
      December 5, 2017 / 8:36 pm

      Thanks. Although I don't actually consider this layering. after all, I'm just wearing a skirt and top. And a coat, of course, but that's a necessity in winter. My approach to layering is less is more: if I get cold, I get a warmer coat.

  7. jodie filogomo
    December 5, 2017 / 5:01 pm

    It's all about layers for me at this time of year too!! Love this!!XOXOJodiewww.jtouchofstyle.com

    • Tiina L
      December 5, 2017 / 8:38 pm

      Thanks, Jodie.Funny, I don't see this as layering… It's too cold to go out without a coat, but I never wear more than one layer of clothes under the coat.

  8. Nicole Mölders
    December 8, 2017 / 4:40 am

    Thanks for linking up to the Top of the World Style linkup party. the gray and fuchsia look great together. I love your studded booties. So cool!

    • Tiina L
      December 10, 2017 / 4:46 pm

      Thanks, Nicole.

  9. Sheree Ho
    December 8, 2017 / 7:00 pm

    This is such a cute outfit! I love that you paired your bright colored top with a neutral skirt, and pulled it all together with your long coat. This is definitely the perfect look for winter. Thank you for linking up this week!~xo ShereePoshClassyMom.com

    • Tiina L
      December 10, 2017 / 4:46 pm

      Thanks, Sheree.

    • Tiina L
      December 10, 2017 / 4:48 pm

      Thanks! It's one of my favourite coats, mainly because of the classic style: it's so versatile, it goes with anything.

  10. Jessica Jannenga
    December 9, 2017 / 5:21 pm

    Love the metallic bag with your look and I your coat is fantastic! If i lived somewhere cold, i would be buying a teal coat myself. lovely look!thanks for linking!jess xxwww.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

    • Tiina L
      December 10, 2017 / 4:50 pm

      Thanks, Jessica. Yes, living in a cold climate means investing in a few good coats. I say a few because winter lasts a long time…

  11. Mica T
    December 10, 2017 / 6:24 am

    I love your teal top with your colourful knit, and add in that printed scarf and you've got a cute and cheerful winter outfit! 🙂 I notice myself slipping into jeans ruts when it's cold or wet weather – it's good having the blog so I can see the progression and do something to switch up my outfits a little and try get my mojo back, haha! Hope you had a fun time at the markets :)Hope you are having a wonderful weekend and your Christmas preparation is going well. After a crazy week I managed to wrap some presents which is good, although (as always!) I've run out of tape!Away From The Blue Blog

    • Tiina L
      December 10, 2017 / 4:55 pm

      Thanks, Mica. Yes, the market was lovely. I'll have another post on Christmas markets coming up a bit later. This is the season, after all.I wear jeans a lot in winter, too. Or cords (they're warmer). I do find it boring at times, but I find it's pointless to fight the weather. In winter I dress for comfort and warmth. And in spring I just want to burn all my jeans, I'm so fed up with them.

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