Summer Remix

Early August was very hot, and I found it challenging to put together outfits that are both comfortable and professional. Dressing for work in the middle of a heatwave is not easy, but I think I managed to mix and match my old summer clothes to maximum effect, even came up with a few new combinations, such as this outfit. Most of the pieces I’m wearing here are old, and have been featured on this blog before.

I think the Ghost dress is a bit too low cut for work, though, but both the cardigan and the bag have quickly become summer favourites, and I have been wearing the Tom Ford sunglasses non-stop since I started this blog… By the way, if you’re wondering how long it will take before you get to see me without my sunglasses, the answer is till October: then the weather gets so unpredictable that I’ll have to resort to taking photos indoors.

The Banana Republic necklace is old, and I bought the Clarks sandals in the sales… I usually avoid the sales like the plague: I hate crowded places, they never have my size, and I have usually bought everything I wanted long before the sales anyway…

all photos by Professor M

And now I’m fed up with summer, and the heatwave is finally over, replaced by late summer rain…

So long summer, see you next year! Welcome autumn, my old friend, I’ve missed you…


Linking up with Patti for Visible Monday


  1. Pam @ over50feeling40
    24 August 2014 / 10:03 pm

    Lovely summer outfit…you look great in the color and I really like your necklace!

    • Tiina L
      25 August 2014 / 9:32 am

      Thanks, Pam! I love hot pink… and statement necklaces.

  2. Suzanne Carillo Style Files
    24 August 2014 / 10:10 pm

    I love the colour of that dress. I hope you are wrong about summer. It feels like it has barely visited this year. If it stayed right up until Dec 23rd and then returned on Dec 26th I wouldn't be unhappy at all. bisousSuzanne

    • Tiina L
      25 August 2014 / 9:34 am

      Thanks, Suzanne. I love pink, too. We had a heatwave that lasted for over 30 days… my flat was turning into a sauna and it was impossible to sleep. And now the summer is over and it's raining… But I prefer this, I love autumn.

  3. Lisa
    24 August 2014 / 11:39 pm

    Ha, I am totally with Suzanne on this one. Give me summer all year round, please. Another thing I'm in agreement about is the color of that dress. Pink is certainly a good color on you!

    • Tiina L
      25 August 2014 / 9:37 am

      Thanks, Lisa. I'm more of an autumn person, it's warm enough and very nice (when it's not raining). Both summer and winter are a bit too extreme for me.

  4. Jill James
    25 August 2014 / 5:46 am

    Tiina, so pleased your weather is now more to your liking. Even if summer is not to your liking , this summer dress is perfect, the pink so perfect, as is the pretty tote.

    • Tiina L
      25 August 2014 / 9:38 am

      Thanks Jill. The tote is one of my favourite bags. These pictures were taken on the last 'summer day'… after that it has been raining, but I don't mind. I've always loved autumn.

  5. Linda Cassidy
    25 August 2014 / 2:34 pm

    That last picture is the " picture of happiness and embracing life" loving it

    • Tiina L
      26 August 2014 / 6:59 am

      Thanks, Linda. These pictures turned out much better than I expected, maybe I'm finally learning to pose…

  6. Marea Dotz
    25 August 2014 / 4:12 pm

    I think maybe all of us are looking forward to Autumn, but you look so pretty in your outfit. It makes me think maybe . . . just maybe . . . we should all embrace Summer for a little bit longer!

    • Tiina L
      26 August 2014 / 7:00 am

      Actually, these photos were taken on the last warm and sunny day… now it's autumn and rainy. But I don't mind.

  7. Spashionista Alicia Searcy
    26 August 2014 / 2:03 am

    Summer is still here with a vengeance in Nashville. I have to say I adore you in that dress and the sandals are so fab I may need to try to find a pair for myself ;-)

    • Tiina L
      26 August 2014 / 7:02 am

      Hot weather makes me really uncomfortable and sweaty, and I'm really surprised the photos don't show it…

  8. Jan Graham-McMillen
    26 August 2014 / 2:40 am

    Great remix to begin your farewell to summer and hello to fall. You look wonderful, completely!

    • Tiina L
      26 August 2014 / 7:03 am

      Thanks, Jan. Summer is already over here, it's much cooler and rainy, a total change, overnight.

  9. ArgentGal
    26 August 2014 / 5:49 am

    Lovely outfit! The bright pink is wonderful and paired with the white look crisp and clean. Simple but NOT boring.

    • Tiina L
      26 August 2014 / 7:05 am

      Thank you. I love the combination of bright pink with neutrals, too. White is the perfect counterpoint that lets the colour pop.

  10. Rosy
    26 August 2014 / 6:47 pm

    Love your outfit !! Hot pink is one of my favorite colors, I wish the summer last longer … it was too short!

    • Tiina L
      27 August 2014 / 8:06 am

      Thank, Rosy. I love pink, and I'm sure it will brighten winter days, too.

  11. dan
    27 August 2014 / 10:45 am

    Hi! Your bright colour dress is absolutely perfect to say goodbye to the summer! I love the season but…there is much fun in autumn's outfits! Have a wonderful end of August!!

    • Tiina L
      27 August 2014 / 8:42 pm

      Thanks, Dan! I'm not really a summer person, so I really look forward to autumn, I just wish it was longer…

  12. Jessica Jannenga
    27 August 2014 / 9:19 pm

    Love pink, and love pink on you, a pretty dress especially with white. I know what you mean, as it has been pretty hot here in Charlotte. from the link upplease stop by

    • Tiina L
      28 August 2014 / 9:19 am

      Thanks, Jessica. Yes, pink and white is such a cool and classy combination and just perfect for summer.

  13. Kim uahuahuah
    30 August 2014 / 12:11 pm

    Love the last pic!!! With open arms into the next season!!!

    • Tiina L
      30 August 2014 / 12:27 pm

      Thanks, Kim. Yes! I love autumn!

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