‘Resort Looks’: Casual


Let’s go ‘hiking’…

Yes, Madeira also has mountains, and no holiday is complete without a visit to this lovely mountaintop restaurant and viewpoint. 

But professor M and I only go there for lunch. Hiking is not our thing. Well, not my thing… I’m a city girl. Even though I spent my childhood playing in the forest… But that means nothing: just about any child in Finland grows up roaming the forests (since most of the country is made up of forests and lakes…). I also spent my childhood by a lake, yet I never learned to swim… But I’m digressing here. So, hiking is not my thing, and I’m not too keen on other outdoorsy pursuits, either.

Professor M, on the other hand, is always bragging about hiking in the Alps when he was a child. I keep reminding him that it was a long time ago…

Anyway, we did go hiking here, in Eira do Serrado, once, a long time ago. Yes, years ago, on our first trip to Madeira, we actually walked down the mountain (there’s a footpath) and visited the village in the valley (yeah, we took the bus back…). That was my first (and only) experience of hiking in the mountains. And, in case you were wondering, it was me leading the way, Professor M telling me to slow down…


Eira do Serrado

Actually, I’m a bit afraid of heights…

And I hate every minute of the bus ride up the mountain on that narrow road… But once up the mountain, the view is quite spectacular, don’t you think?

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Outfit details:

poncho: Marja Kurki / t-shirt: Mango (old) / jeans: Next /

shoes: Clarks / sunglasses: Marc Jacobs Belt: Diesel

Do you like hiking? Or mountains?



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  1. No Fear of Fashion
    18 January 2017 / 11:55 am

    Beautiful pictures. Especially the second one with the red arrow-like flowers. Very good. And I love your poncho. What a great colour/pattern.GreetjePS I am a city girl too. Hate outdoorsy things

    • Tiina L
      25 January 2017 / 12:02 pm

      Thanks, Greetje. Yes, the funny flowers… they're everywhere on the island: in the mountains, by the sea, in the parks… And they're quite impressive, too.

  2. Nicole Mölders
    20 January 2017 / 4:35 am

    Great photos. The perfect background for a great look.

    • Tiina L
      25 January 2017 / 12:05 pm

      Thanks, Nicole. It's quite an impressive location: mountains all around.

  3. Anonymous
    22 January 2017 / 5:56 am

    I love your photos and that poncho is fun. It would be a perfect piece for spring. I co-host a linkup with Middle of Somewhere and we would love to have you join us. xo ~ Megan The Fashionista Momma

    • Tiina L
      25 January 2017 / 12:06 pm

      Thanks. I love this poncho. That's why I have it in several colours: red, blue, white…

  4. Shelbee On The Edge
    22 January 2017 / 1:35 pm

    Tiina, this wrap is oh so pretty. And I love it paired with a graphic tee and jeans. So smart and casual. I, too, am quite afraid of heights. The last time I went hiking on a tall mountain, I got serious vertigo and had to drive back down! Thanks for linking up with me On the Edge.Shelbeewww.shelbeeontheedge.com

    • Tiina L
      25 January 2017 / 12:07 pm

      Thanks, the poncho is such a practical piece.Wow, you managed to drive down the mountain, with vertigo! I would have been too scared. Well, I would be scared to drive, anywhere…

  5. J. Elle
    26 January 2017 / 5:12 pm

    Oh, I loved these gorgeous photos! I enjoy hiking, even though I am a city girl, too. Great graphic tee and so fun with your pretty plaid wrap. Thanks so much for linking up with Fabulous Friday, Tiina!

    • Tiina L
      31 January 2017 / 6:49 pm

      Thanks! This is 'hiking for dummies': take the bus to the mountain top, walk to the viewpoint, snap a few photos, walk back and have lunch in the restaurant…

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