Spot the similarities

pattern mixing over 40

Spot the similarities…

You may have noticed that in my last two posts I was wearing the exact same combo of boyfriend jeans, ankle boots, and my (current) favourite pair of sunglasses. This is on purpose, of course.

I’m a strong believer in wearing the same items again and again, and I try to keep my wardrobe small and manageable. Having too much ‘stuff’ stresses me out (I’m a minimalist at heart), and I hate the idea of storing clothes I don’t like or wear. Therefore, it is important that (almost) everything in my wardrobe can be mixed and matched seamlessly.

I also try to simplify my life in other ways (though not very successfully, hmm…), such as finding ways to manage my time better and making sure I have enough ‘fun stuff’ in my life. And with a very busy work schedule, a ‘weekend husband’ (because he spends weekdays working in another country), two blogs and a (at the moment very messy) flat to to maintain, I have neither the time nor the energy to think about or organise my wardrobe. In other words, I’m perfectly happy wearing the same pieces all the time. For now, that is.

casual autumn outfit over 40

how to wear cool accessories over 40

fringe bad and lace-up boots

I’m telling you this so that you know that this won’t be the last time you see any of the items I’m wearing here, or even a very similar combination.

But, I have been trying to go shopping. No, that does not accurately describe the experience. Let’s try this again…

I have been trying for quite some time now to spend some money on new clothes, and failed miserably, time after time. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not averse to spending money. Quite the contrary: I can spend a s*#tload of money at the drop of a hat when I see something I like.

And therein lies the problem: I don’t find anything I like.

I’m dead serious: the shops are full of all sort of crap (= poor quality clothing made of synthetic materials) or fabulous items that were clearly made for someone 20 kilos lighter and a head (or three) taller than me. That is so depressing. And because I refuse to spend money on crappy clothes, and I can’t turn into a willowy amazonian supermodel, I will keep wearing the same old clothes I’ve had for ever. So depressing.

I mean, what’s wrong with fashion designers? Here I am, a potential customer, willing to spend some serious dough on something that would make me feel fabulous. And they have nothing to offer??!!??

Oh well, maybe that is a topic for another blog post. Another day. Maybe.

mixing florals and plaid

Outfit details:

coat: Jaeger (old) / shirt: KappAhl (old) / jeans: Opus (old) /

shoes: Nero Giardini / scarf: Shanghai Tang / sunglasses: Prada / bag: Lancel (old)

location: Helsinki-Vantaa Airport

How often do you buy new clothes?


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    • Tiina
      27 October 2018 / 11:47 am

      Thanks, Nicole!

  1. 26 October 2018 / 4:56 pm

    Yep, I hear the fashion industry is coming around, but it is very slowly. Or, just a rumor!

    • Tiina
      27 October 2018 / 11:51 am

      Way too slowly… OK, we’ve seen a few older or plus size models on catwalks, but the way I see it, fashion industry still tends to ignore the ‘average’ woman (= not slim but not ‘plus sized’ either, and shorter than typical models). It’s baby steps, at best, or token ‘non-standard’ models at worst…

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