Lazy Dresser…

40+ style

We all have those days…

You know what I mean: when we we feel uninspired, overwhelmed, exhausted. Maybe it’s work getting a bit too hectic, or we just need to take a break from the never-ending thinking, planning and organising that every-day life demands. And on those days dressing up just seems like another chore, and we just can’t be bothered.

Enter the safe bet: 

the outfit you can pull out of the closet and put on without thinking about it, and trust that you look presentable enough to hide the fact you’d rather be slouching on the sofa watching telly…

jersey dress
dress: L.K. Bennett (old) / cardigan: Brora (old) / sunglasses: Prada (old) / shoes: Clarks

Well, this is my safe bet: a cashmere cardigan and an old jersey dress (yes, I have a lot of those: I hate ironing and they travel well). I’ve worn this outfit to work on many occasions, usually when I need all my energy just to get out of bed because of an early morning start. When these pictures were taken I was on my way to a casual lunch, feeling a bit under the weather, uninspired and running my endless to-do list in my head. Well, as I said, we all have those days…

What’s your dressing up strategy for days when you feel uninspired?


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 Throw Back Thursday, Passion4Fashion, Friday’s Fab Favorites, Fun Fashion Friday


  1. Mrs C
    28 January 2015 / 9:46 pm

    Tiina, in cashmere, I can be lazy everyday! That;s what I call lazy in pure luxury 😉

    • Tiina L
      31 January 2015 / 3:58 pm

      Yes! that's what luxury means, for me: feels good on the skin, keeps you warm…

  2. Jessica Jannenga
    29 January 2015 / 6:36 pm

    Cashmere. ahhh. Love this baby blue on you, and the dress is lovely. I have a number of jersey dresses and ist it great that it is just wash and wear. Have a great week.from the link up, please stop by, jess xx

    • Tiina L
      31 January 2015 / 4:00 pm

      Thanks, Jessica. Yes, wash-and-wear clothes, that's my thing. And cashmere cardigans, nothing is easier.

  3. Connie
    30 January 2015 / 1:57 am

    That is a very cute dress. And cashmere is never a bad idea. My go to outfit is a print tunic and black Capri pants. It's almost a uniform for me.

    • Tiina L
      31 January 2015 / 4:01 pm

      I love Capri pants, too, in summer. Cashmere is sort of my winter uniform, always perfect.

  4. Dawn Lucy
    30 January 2015 / 12:20 pm

    We all definitely have those days! And I don't usually end up looking this cute when I have mine! Thanks for joining in FUN FASHION FRIDAY! OXOXDawn Lucy

    • Tiina L
      31 January 2015 / 4:04 pm

      Thanks! A dress and a cardi is the easy option when you don't have time or the energy to come up with an outfit, and I have quite a few dresses and cardis I can mix and match.

  5. Alice Warren
    1 February 2015 / 6:13 am

    The blue and pink together is so pretty. I do love to wear dresses when I can't figure out what to wear.AliceHappiness at Mid Life

    • Tiina L
      1 February 2015 / 7:02 pm

      Thanks, Alice. Yes, dresses are so easy and simple, one-stop dressing…

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