Scandi Cool meets Spanish Flair…

It seems I just can’t stay away from Barcelona…

The British summer can be very nice (mild, usually not too hot, and I don’t mind the rain, except for what it does to my hair…), which is why I like to escape Finland (and the scorching temperatures) to Britain this time of the year… So, why do I then go to Spain, where it’s even hotter???

Well, Professor M is on holiday… I mean, he is actually taking time off from work, and he needs to put some distance between himself and his office. And I will be going back to work in early August, and don’t want to start thinking about it quite yet. And we didn’t have a chance to go to Montserrat in spring. Thus, Barcelona it is, for a few days…

It was hot… way too hot. I’m beginning to understand the concept of siesta. You really need to stay away from the sun during the day.

I came up with this hot-weather hairdo to keep my neck a bit cooler… I don’t usually do much to my hair (except trying to blowdry it into submission): as a daughter (and niece) of a hairdresser I have had every possible hairstyle tried and tested on my hair, and I just can’t stand spending time doing that myself… Besides, with a curly hair, it really doesn’t matter what you do; your hair will do its own thing whether you like it not.

That doesn’t mean that I wouldn’t want my low-maintenance do with a bit of (Catalan) flair… Thus, matching the flowers to my old Marimekko canvas bag seemed like the perfect way to keep (Scandi) cool in the heat…


             Linking up with the always cool SacramentoRosy and Elena  for Share-in Style


  1. Hippy At Heart
    4 August 2014 / 8:09 am

    What lovely flowers in your hair!!HIPPY AT HEART ///

    • Tiina L
      5 August 2014 / 7:53 am

      Thank you for your nice comment.

  2. Jacqueline Stewart
    4 August 2014 / 9:44 am

    lovely flowers in your hair, very cool and indeed, it has a spanish flare :D

    • Tiina L
      5 August 2014 / 7:56 am

      It was really hot, and my hair felt like a blanket around my neck… The flowers sort of hide how messy the hairdo is, too.

  3. Highland Fashionista
    4 August 2014 / 11:30 am

    LOVE the flowers in your hair. Great look!

    • Tiina L
      5 August 2014 / 7:58 am

      Thanks, it's a bit of an unusual look for me, though: hairdos and flowers are both a bit out of my comfort zone.

  4. Frida
    4 August 2014 / 3:42 pm

    Even if having flair is fine, neither in Catalonia nor in whole Spain women habitually go with flowers in their hair, only when they dress up, e. g. flamenco or stylish wedding. Clich├ęs out!Certainly you look like flamenco…

    • Tiina L
      4 August 2014 / 4:25 pm

      I am aware of that. However, I think you completely missed the Scandi Cool bit of the outfit…

    • Frida
      4 August 2014 / 6:40 pm

      I am afraid so. I'm sorry.

    • Tiina L
      4 August 2014 / 6:59 pm

      Well, as far as cliches go, maybe we should take an ironic stand on them, which is what I was trying to do here: putting two cliches together. As you can see, I'm not exactly a 'tall blond', either…

    • Frida
      4 August 2014 / 11:39 pm

      You are quite right. Maybe it's irony the better way of facing cliches. There are always more things beyond the surface…

  5. Spashionista Alicia Searcy
    4 August 2014 / 6:53 pm

    Thank you SO much for your comments on my blog! I hope you'll visit often.Thirty years ago I travelled through France and Spain and absolutely fell in love with Barcelona. If I could live anywhere in the world it would be there. The flowers in your hair are so beautiful, as are you, and very much at home in

    • Tiina L
      4 August 2014 / 7:01 pm

      I love Barcelona! Well, I've been there twice this year, once a year for ten years. It is my favourite town (along with London, of course… Ok, I'm a bit fond of Helsinki, too…)

  6. Jill James
    4 August 2014 / 11:34 pm

    Hope you enjoyed Barcelona , regardless of the heat. Your hair updo is perfect for the heat and really suits you, specially with the flowers. Thank you for your kind comments, today is fine and sunny , 16c, I feel perfect for you!

    • Tiina L
      5 August 2014 / 8:00 am

      That's what. I thought: your 'winter' is 'summer' for me… A couple of degrees more and I'd be wearing sandals… Although now that I'm writing this it is about +30, a bit too hot for my taste…

  7. Natalia Lialina
    4 August 2014 / 11:39 pm

    Flowers look so at home in your GORGEOUSLY curly hair! Love them so much!! And the pussy bow. And the spotty cool bag! :)

    • Tiina L
      5 August 2014 / 8:05 am

      This is actually quite an unusual style for me, I hardly ever wear my hair up. It was just so hot… It's funny, people always say curly hair looks so nice, I've been at war with mine forever, trying to make it 'behave'. Except now that it's so hot I can't be bothered… Maybe if this heat wave continues I will finally make peace with my hair.

  8. MIS PAPELICOS Sacramento
    5 August 2014 / 1:56 pm

    Dear Tina you make Spanish women proud, you do look a bit Spanish and the flowers enhance your lookOne of the reasons I keep my hair short is the heat, lolThank you sooooooooooooooo much for joining and sharing your style with us.XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXx

    • Tiina L
      5 August 2014 / 5:37 pm

      Thank you Sacramento. Actually, I've always wanted a short hair. And I cut my hair short once… Not a good luck: curly hair stands up, and I mean UP… Like having a 4cm crewcut all over my head…

  9. Debbie Burns
    12 August 2014 / 2:08 am

    You had me with the first picture…love the sunglasses and the flowers in your hair!!! Debbie @

    • Tiina L
      12 August 2014 / 9:07 am

      Thanks, Debbie. I'm so glad you stopped by.

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