Summer Rain

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Summer isn’t all sunshine and warm weather. If you live in Finland, that is… And recently it has been quite a bit less warm, and rainy, too.

Well, ‘I’m not made from sugar‘, to loosely translate a well-known Finnish idiom, so I won’t let a little bit (or even a lot) of rain to prevent me from going out.

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I just grab an umbrella and put on some rain boots (or wellies, rubber boots, or whatever you like to call them). 

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I may not be made from sugar, but I resent going out in the rain as much as any woman. Yes, it’s the old ‘I don’t want my hair to get wet‘ excuse. But not the way you think. Come on, we both know I don’t really have much of a hairdo to begin with. So what could possibly make it worse?

When Professor M and I were shooting these photos, we had to act fast. That’s because I estimated that we had approximately 10-15 minutes to take the photos before my hair would totally turn on me and become a frizzy mess from hell. Like, three times its normal size, sprouting in all directions, making me look like that picture of Albert Einstein. Or worse, actually: Einstein with a perm. Or a cross between Einstein and a poodle. Or…

That’s naturally curly hair for you: a little bit of rain sucks all moisture out of it in an instant, leaving you with a dry bird’s nest on your head… And no, no amount of product will make any difference whatsoever. Let me just say that when I left home, my hair was neatly blow-dried: straight and silky. And the location for these photos is a five-minute walk from where I live…

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Outfit details:
top: Samsoe & Samsoe / trousers: Grizas (old) /
scarf: Marimekko (old) / bag: Marimekko / boots: Nevada Nero (old)

What do you wear in the rain?


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  1. Flora
    9 July 2019 / 10:16 am

    You are looking lovely. What a beautiful scarf. Where I live we don’t get a lot of rain, mostly in November, but funnily enough my raincoat is my favourite item in my wardrobe it’s dark blue with small purple spots so at least when it rains I get some pleasure out of it. When it rains in Summer it’s usually a downpour and I keep out of the rain till it’s over or get soaked and dry quickly.

    • Tiina
      11 July 2019 / 10:40 am

      Thanks, Flora. I think a pretty raincoat is a good idea. When the weather is bad, a nice coat can brighten up the day and put a smile on your face. I’ve never understood why do many raincoats (and umbrellas) are boring black. I have lots of colourful umbrellas to brighten up rainy days. I also find that I’m less likely to lose an umbrella with a nice print or colour.

  2. Arlene
    9 July 2019 / 7:45 pm

    I get what you mean about your hair getting frizzy. I have the same problem and also my hair isn’t just curly, it’s thick too! I wind up looking like I have a very unkempt afro in the rain/humidity. One time in Florida, it was very humid and I went to the store and bought every product you could think of to keep my hair from frizzing up. Nothing helped! By the way, that umbrella color makes your complexion look so pretty. I guess it gives it a pink glow. Cool. I love rain and won’t stay home because of it even though I know I will look crazy once I’m out there in it. Have fun Arlene from NJ

    • Tiina
      11 July 2019 / 10:49 am

      Thanks, Arlene! My face clearly seems to need bright colours. I can see that looking at my blog photos: brighter colours make me look so much better than darker, muted colours. And other people also comment on that: I always get compliments when I’m wearing red or pink. I guess it’s true that we all have our ’best’ colours…
      And the ’unkempt afro’ you mentioned, I can totally relate to that… you know, I tried a ’curl reviving’ spray a couple of days ago, just to see what the fuss is about. My hair went totally crazy: small corkscrew curls all over…

  3. 13 July 2019 / 8:05 pm

    You look lovely, comfy&cool in your striped t-shirt (a girl can’t have too many of them, as I’m concerned!) and these colorful accessories!, love your umbrella and the cute bag!. Nothing like a cute umbrella to cheer up a rainy day (I totally agree on this!)
    And I’m glad that rain is not going to prevent you from going out!, my hair looks awful too when it’s humid, it sticks to my head making me look like a wet rat (so miserable). It’s another reason to wear a hat!

    • Tiina
      16 July 2019 / 10:02 am

      Thanks! Your ’wet rat’ comment made me laugh. I think I can relate. Although in my case it’s more like ’wet rat with a bad perm’…

  4. 15 July 2019 / 3:03 pm

    Your scarf, umbrella and handbag make you look so bright and cheerful in spite of the rain and impending hair frizz…! When it rains here (summer is our rainy season), I grab flip flops and an umbrella.

    • Tiina
      16 July 2019 / 10:19 am

      Thanks! Flip flops and an umbrella sounds nice, it must be quite warm then.
      Here the weather varies quite a lot in summer: it can be really warm and sunny or rainy and cold. I sometimes think I need a huge wardrobe to cover all potential weather changes. And that’s just for one season!

  5. shelbeeontheedge1
    18 July 2019 / 12:36 am

    Oh Tiina, the rain has been killing my hair lately, too, and I have perfectly straight hair. But I seem to always look like I have been attacked by tumbleweed. Super cute outfit though so I wasn’t paying much attention to your hair! This post will be featured on Friday’s Link Up On the Edge! Thanks so much for joining and always giving me a chuckle!


    • Tiina
      18 July 2019 / 12:29 pm

      ’Attacked by tumbleweed’, sounds scary. Though I have to admit I have no idea what tumbleweed is…

  6. 22 July 2019 / 10:54 am

    You look so stylish in the rain! We get most of our rain over summer which means I’m often wearing sandals when the storms hit, ugh! Boots are a much better option!

    Thank you so much for joining the #weekdayWearLinkUp :)

    • Tiina
      23 July 2019 / 1:42 pm

      Thanks, Mica! Sandals in the rain sounds fun, maybe because it makes me think it must be quite warm in spite of the rain. Whereas boots in the rain means that it’s also colder…

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