Sunshine After Rain

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This post was supposed to be about rain wear…

And it had been raining all day. Not just raining, pouring… So, imagine my surprise when the sun suddenly came out in the evening, just when we started shooting…

Well, I’m adaptable… So, instead of carrying an umbrella, I’m wearing sunglasses. Doesn’t this woman ever leave the house without a pair of sunglasses? That’s what you’re thinking, right? The answer? No, she doesn’t.


Anyway… Is there a better place than the beach for a photoshoot? A photoshoot about a rain coat, in autumn???

If you want to see me on the beach it has to be in autumn. I don’t sunbathe. I can’t swim… But a walk on the beach in autumn sun, I’m there. Of course, to get to this particular beach Professor M and I had to get on a boat first. The beach is on an island. Yes, there’s a restaurant, too, but it was closed. That’s what happens when you have a spontaneous photoshoot and just hop on a boat…

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But we had the beach to ourselves, and there was enough daylight left for photos, and a spectacular sunset just before we caught the last boat back to the mainland… Couldn’t ask for more, right?

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I’m wearing:

coat: Barbour / t-shirt: gap (old) / trousers: Marks and Spencer / scarf: Alexander McQueen / sunglasses: Chanel (old) / shoes: Clarks / Bag: Adolfo Dominguez
location: Pihlajasaari, Helsinki

Do you like autumn?



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  1. Petite Silver Vixen
    13 September 2015 / 5:58 pm

    Love how your coat matches and tones with the colour of the beach huts!

    • Tiina L
      14 September 2015 / 11:17 am

      That was not planned, just lucky… But we sure made the most of it.

  2. Suzanne Carillo
    13 September 2015 / 7:37 pm

    Lucky you to have the beach to yourselves!bisousSuzanne

    • Tiina L
      14 September 2015 / 11:18 am

      Yes! But it had been raining all day, and we had about an hour before the last boat back…

  3. Patti
    13 September 2015 / 8:10 pm

    It's beautiful there – and you look so happy and well dressed. xo

    • Tiina L
      14 September 2015 / 11:19 am

      Thanks. It's a recreational area, a couple of islands just 10 minutes from the 'mainland'.

  4. Connie
    14 September 2015 / 12:19 am

    I looooove Autumn. I also love your Instagram posts. You look so free and carefree on the beach.

    • Tiina L
      14 September 2015 / 11:19 am

      Thank you, Connie! I love autumn, my favourite season.

  5. Tami Von Zalez
    14 September 2015 / 12:40 am

    Thank you for sharing images from such a wonderful city.

    • Tiina L
      14 September 2015 / 11:21 am

      Thanks, Tami. Well, I guess Helsinki is exceptional as far as 'big cities' go: there is quite a bit of nature around, and these small islands just minutes away.

  6. Jazzy Jack
    14 September 2015 / 2:43 am

    Spring here! I find rainy countries always seem to clear at sunset. "Here is the sun… And now it's set!" Looks like a fab time at the island beach, and a lovely yellow raincoat to brighten a rainy day. Jazzy Jack

    • Tiina L
      14 September 2015 / 11:23 am

      Oh, it must be wonderful, spring after a long winter… The weather was crazy when we too these photos: raining all day, then this brilliant sunshine for a couple of hours in the evening…

  7. Andrea
    14 September 2015 / 3:14 am

    I love a colorful raincoat to brighten up a rainy day!

    • Tiina L
      14 September 2015 / 11:24 am

      Me too! I think it's depressing to find only grey or black raincoats in shops.

  8. Jill James
    14 September 2015 / 10:58 am

    Beautiful shots of you on the beach, what a great setting with the beach huts. Clever you matching your rain coat to the background.

    • Tiina L
      14 September 2015 / 11:27 am

      Yes, we custom ordered the beach huts, ha-ha. I had no idea there would be beach huts, or a beach for that matter… We saw a boat going to an island we hadn't been to yet, got on and thought we'd see what happens.

  9. Darcy
    14 September 2015 / 1:32 pm

    Super cute! I love the bright colored rain jacket! (I don't ever leave the house without sunglasses, either)

    • Tiina L
      14 September 2015 / 1:58 pm

      Thanks, Darcy! when I was a child, I used to have a yellow rain coat. Maybe that's why I was drawn to this one.

  10. Shybiker
    14 September 2015 / 1:52 pm

    What a great raincoat. And thanks for improving my last post with your own humor!

    • Tiina L
      14 September 2015 / 1:59 pm

      Thanks, Ally!

  11. Colour Queen
    14 September 2015 / 10:38 pm

    These photos are great. I love the coloured beach huts! Your yellow raincoat is gorgeous, I have one just like it.

    • Tiina L
      15 September 2015 / 6:04 am

      Thanks! The beach huts were a surprise, didn't know they would be there, but we just had to have them in the photos.

  12. Natalia Lialina
    15 September 2015 / 5:09 am

    Great photo shoot! Such a fun location. Yellow is a beautiful color on you, Tiina! Autumn walks are my favorite too.

    • Tiina L
      15 September 2015 / 6:06 am

      Thanks, Natalia! We found the location by chance, had planned something totally different.

  13. Jan Graham-McMillen
    15 September 2015 / 10:46 pm

    Ah … the seashore in the rain! So romantic, especially when the sun pops out, and you are all dressed for it, as usual. Very of the moment, this raincoat and not many women can wear yellow as well as you do! I would have never thought of the peach to go with, but it's excellent in both bag and scarf! Of course we carry sunnies all year round.

    • Tiina L
      16 September 2015 / 2:06 pm

      Thanks, Jan! It's so nice you stopped by, I've missed you and your wonderful sense of humour.

  14. Garaytreasures
    18 September 2015 / 2:15 am

    At least the weather was good to you here, what a nice background and raincoat style. This dress was made for you, so cute! Congrats to your aunt!Thanks for linking up to "Bloggers Who Have Inspired Me"Rachel xoPlease come on by and check out/link up to "Bloggers Who Have Inspired Me" link up now LIVEGaray Treasures

    • Tiina L
      18 September 2015 / 2:33 pm

      Thanks, Rachel!

  15. Suzy Turner
    18 September 2015 / 10:59 am

    What a perfect location for a photo shoot! And your jacket is perfect next to those cute little beach houses! Love it :)Suzy

    • Tiina L
      18 September 2015 / 2:34 pm

      Thanks, Suzy! Yes, the location was just perfect, totally matches the outfit.

  16. Alice Warren
    19 September 2015 / 1:39 am

    Great location and I love your cheery raincoat!Thank you for joining TBT Fashion link up and hope to see you next week. Have a great weekend!

    • Tiina L
      19 September 2015 / 8:13 am

      Thanks, Alice.

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