The Birthday Outfit

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This is what I was wearing on my birthday last week. It was one of the first really warm summer days, and we were going to dinner in a summer restaurant on a small island. If you’ve been following this blog for a while, you’ve seen this island featured before, many times.

Anyway, as it was rather warm (= well over +20°C), and the sun was really bright, my main concern was sun protection. And good shoes: you can only get to the island by a shuttle boat. 

So, I opted for something simple and understated: my favourite dress from last summer, and a new linen shirt.

Yes, I know, the ‘new’ linen shirt looks a lot like the old linen shirt I was wearing in photos taken in more or less the same location last year. In fact, the whole outfit looks more or less the same…

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That’s my problem: whenever I buy something new, I end up getting something very similar to what I already have, or used to have. That’s what my husband always says, too, when I show him something that I’ve just bought: ‘but it looks like something you’ve had for ages‘…

Am I in a rut? You bet! and not just when it comes to my wardrobe…

And yes, perhaps I should do something about it. And I will, eventually. But at the moment, this particular ‘rut‘ takes all my energy, and there’s simply no room for innovation and creativity. So, for the time being (= until I can take some time off from work), it’s just the same old drudgery, day in, day out…

Am I suffering from burnout? Possibly. Or pandemic fatigue? Definitely. Or do I simply need a holiday? Absolutely, can’t wait…

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Outfit details:
linen shirt: Boomerang / dress: Pelle P (old) / bag: Lovia /
shoes: Vans / earrings: Uhana / sunglasses: Woobs (old)
location: Liuskasaari, Helsinki


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  1. Flora
    10 June 2021 / 12:54 pm

    That’s a fresh summery outfit. Although I live in the S of France I have only started wearing my Summer linens this week we have had a very poor Spring. Certainly fed up with restrictions but I try to be positive and at least I’m still vertical.

    • Tiina L
      14 June 2021 / 2:10 pm

      Good for you! I’m slowly turning into a couch potato… It’s scary.

    • Tiina L
      14 June 2021 / 2:11 pm

      A couple of weeks, can’t wait…

    • Tiina L
      14 June 2021 / 2:12 pm

      Thanks! This was my favourite dress last summer, I wore it all the time, and with anything: linen shirts, cardigans, pashminas…

  2. shelbeeontheedge1
    16 June 2021 / 5:30 pm

    This is such a great outfit for your birthday outing. You are styled perfectly for a casual day out. And hey, you like what you like and so you end up with a variety of similar things in your wardrobe. But we all need variety even if it is with similar things! I hope you had a wonderful birthday!


    • Tiina L
      17 June 2021 / 11:05 am

      Thank you! Yes, it was a great day: warm and sunny, good food…

  3. 22 June 2021 / 10:04 pm

    This is a lovely summer outfit – you can’t go wrong with stripes! I hope you get to go on holiday soon. Thanks for linking up!

    Emma xxx

    • Tiina L
      23 June 2021 / 5:15 pm

      Thanks, Emma! I can’t wait to a have a bit of a break, to be honest, the holiday can’t start soon enough…

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