My Five Decades of Style

I turned 50 last week…

And if you’ve been following me on Instagram, you know that I celebrated my birthday in Barcelona (like I’ve done almost every year for the past 10 years or so…). I will of course post pictures of Barcelona, and travel outfits, in due course.

Now, however, I’m back home, having landed an hour and a half ago. And it’s late. Or early morning, rather. Really early (it’s was a late flight…), and I’m glad I don’t have to go back to work until Wednesday…

Anyway, since big birthdays are supposed to be a time of reflection and taking stock (you know, past achievements, future plans, that sort of thing…), I thought a look at how my sense of style has evolved is in order.

So, here it is: my five decades of style…

Starting with the late 60’s:

60's child

A very trendy holiday look from the 70’s:

70's child

I was a fashion student in the 80’s (made the dress myself):

80's fashion

Big hair and florals in the 90’s:

fashion in the 90s

A brief love-affair with black in the 00’s:

black sundress

And now I’m 50 and fabulous:

Or 50 and very tired, given that it’s 5 am and I got home half an hour ago…

So, let me wish you good night, or good morning, and have a great week.


Elegance Revisited

Linking up with: 

Not Dead Yet StyleA Touch of TartanElegantly Dressed and Stylish, Sydney Fashion HunterThe Pleated PoppyGet Your Pretty OnHappiness at Mid-LifeA Labour of LifeDoused in PinkCurly Crafty Mom


  1. Jill James
    8 June 2015 / 5:58 am

    Wishing you a very Happy Birthday , I have enjoyed a little glimpse of your trip through Instagram.A wonderful look at your evolving style through the decades. Most definately, fabulous at any age.

    • Tiina L
      9 June 2015 / 4:47 pm

      Thank you so much, Jill!

  2. Patti
    8 June 2015 / 12:11 pm

    Happy Birthday! Fifty is so great. Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday, xo.

    • Tiina L
      9 June 2015 / 4:47 pm

      Thanks, Patti!

  3. Suzanne Carillo
    8 June 2015 / 3:23 pm

    Happy Birthday! You have one year and a couple of days on me. Can't wait to see the Barcelona photos.bisousSuzanne

    • Tiina L
      9 June 2015 / 4:48 pm

      Thanks, Suzanne! I will be posting some Barcelona photos this weekend.

  4. Natalia Lialina
    8 June 2015 / 3:53 pm

    Happy Birthday, Tiina!! Loved the photos of all the different decades of your life. I also used to sew (and knit) lots of my clothes when I was a teen and well into 20s. Have a great couple of days off before returning to work, and I'm looking forward to Barcelona posts. xxx

    • Tiina L
      9 June 2015 / 4:50 pm

      Thanks, Natalia! I used to sew some of my clothes when I was a fashion student, in my early 20s. Haven't done it since… Sewing, knitting etc is not really my thing, drives me crazy…

  5. Beata B
    8 June 2015 / 6:03 pm

    Happy Birhtday ! Amazing photos :) x

    • Tiina L
      9 June 2015 / 4:50 pm

      Thanks, Beata!

  6. josep-maria badia
    8 June 2015 / 6:50 pm

    Beautiful pictures, congratulations! Really fabulous.

    • Tiina L
      9 June 2015 / 4:50 pm


  7. Mrs C
    10 June 2015 / 2:12 pm

    Happy belated birthday, Tiina! I've been wrapped up with myself and therefore have been slow at browsing Instagram/blogging and I missed your special day. I am sure it was a blast. Tiina, you are truly your mom's daughter. You were cute in your early years (i'd totally wear that kaftan top from the 70s today!), a hottie in your 20s, 30s and you live it up all the way! I love your choices (that black dress is haute!) and I am sure your 50s is going to be as interesting. Wait for me, I'll join you there soon :) Kisses!

    • Tiina L
      11 June 2015 / 6:49 am

      Thanks, dear! Yes, it was a wonderful trip, I always love going to Barcelona and miss it already…

  8. Jessica Jannenga
    10 June 2015 / 5:36 pm

    Happy Birthday!! I have 3 more years until the milestone. I love the pics of your fashion each decade. I remember big hair! Love it and I didnt know you were a fashion student, love it!You look lovely, you know I love purple on you, now get some rest. Thanks for linking up with Turning Heads Tuesday!jess

    • Tiina L
      11 June 2015 / 6:50 am

      Thanks, Jess! Oh yes, big hair… the thing is, I've always had big hair (still do), back then I just didn't try to tame it…

  9. Radostin
    28 July 2015 / 6:18 pm

    Oh, that black dress is really fabulous. What a great retrospective. Love your 60s dress too… ;-)

    • Tiina L
      29 July 2015 / 3:04 pm

      Thank you!

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