Take Two: The Graphic T-Shirt Goes Casual

casual puffa over 40

I like my new Custo Barcelona top (which you saw in my previous post, too), and the denim skirt I first showed you a few weeks ago. So, of course I had to see what they would look like together. I think it’s a good match, isn’t it?

You’re wondering about my choice of outerwear here?

These pictures were taken in Helsinki, Finland last weekend. It was +8ºC / 46ºF, which is normal for this time of year but not exactly warm. 

So, when can we expect spring? Well, this is spring: all the snow is gone, the migrating birds are back, and the days are getting longer. It’s just a matter of time before everything is green again and the weather gets warmer. Or not. 

Yes, weather can be quite unpredictable here… And it may take a while before we can enjoy summer temperatures. In fact, I can remember quite a few very cold summer days, in early June… To be fair, I can also remember a few early June heatwaves. 

So, how can we tell when it’s finally summer if the weather is so unreliable? It’s very simple: the Finnish word for June (kesäkuu) has the word summer (= kesä) in it. So, come June, it must be summer, never mind the weather…

Outfit details:

down jacket: Beaumont / top: Custo Barcelona / skirt: KappAhl / 

bag: Chanel / shoes: Clarks (old) / sunglasses: Dolce and Gabbana

When does spring start in your neck of the woods?



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  1. Shybiker
    13 April 2016 / 12:50 am

    Spring in New York is supposed to start a few weeks ago but hasn't. It's been Winter Winter Winter here. We'll probably jump right into Summer, which is a shame since I love Spring.

    • Tiina L
      13 April 2016 / 5:28 pm

      Winter takes too long, doesn't it? I'm not a fan of hot weather, but I would be happy with a bit nicer temperatures for change.

  2. Nancy's Fashion Style
    13 April 2016 / 6:22 am

    Here in the Netherlands its very misty. I had been zitting in the garden last Monday, but thats over again. I ve changed the name of the site(its not fashionandfoodandotherstuff anymore)and I have every Friday now a link up party. Hope I will see you then!www.nancysfashionstyle.com

    • Tiina L
      13 April 2016 / 5:30 pm

      We've had plenty of sunshine, it's just a bit chilly. But that's spring…I have to remember to stop by on Friday, then.

  3. josep-maria badia
    13 April 2016 / 6:38 am

    A nice shirt, and a very balanced and pretty look.

    • Tiina L
      13 April 2016 / 5:31 pm

      Thanks. This was actually something I put together very fast, sort of going shopping outfit…

  4. Alice Warren
    15 April 2016 / 4:56 am

    I like this more causal look on you!Thank you for joining TBT Fashion link up and hope to see you next week. Have a great weekend!Alicewww.happinessatmidlife.com

    • Tiina L
      15 April 2016 / 4:04 pm

      Thanks, Alice!

  5. Jacquard Flower
    15 April 2016 / 3:18 pm

    Love your bag and coat. Such classics that I would love to own myself. Gemma xwww.jacquardflower.uk

    • Tiina L
      15 April 2016 / 4:06 pm

      Can't go wrong with classics, that's what I think. Thanks, Gemma.

    • Tiina L
      16 April 2016 / 6:28 am

      I agree, I've worn it almost non-stop since I got it, and it really goes with most of my clothes.

  6. Edye Nicole
    17 April 2016 / 1:04 am

    I love the versatility of a jean skirt, they're awesome! Hope you're having a great weekend <3Blessings,Edye // Gracefulcoffee.wordpress.com

    • Tiina L
      17 April 2016 / 10:20 am

      Thanks! Yes, denim skirts are great and very versatile. I think I will get a lot of wear out of this one. Have a great weekend!

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