The Birthday Outfit


Last Sunday was my birthday. And, as we’ve done for the past 10 years, hubby and I celebrated it by spending a couple of days in one of our favourite cities, Barcelona.

Yes, I know, this is the second time this year that we’ve spent a weekend there… Well, if I like a place, I usually go back. Again and again…

But, flying to Barcelona (from Helsinki) also reminded me that travel doesn’t have to be hell on earth (= long lines at the passport control, unpleasant officials herding passengers like cattle…). It really is possible to just get to the airport, get on the plane, and get out at the other end without any hassle. If you travel within the Schengen Area, that is… Hmm, maybe we should have more holidays in mainland Europe from now on….

Anyway, on Sunday hubby took me out to lunch to celebrate my birthday, to one of our favourite restaurants in Barcelona, Mandarin Oriental.

Mandarin Oriental

And there was time for a quick photo shoot on Passeig de Gracia, the Barcelona luxury shopping street. No shopping though. It was Sunday, and in Spain most shops are closed then. Which was fine, as most shops on this street are a bit out of my price range…

As for the outfit, I decided to mix casual with luxurious: a graphic t-shirt and a silk kimono (seen before HERE and HERE) with cropped trousers. Please disregard the shoes. I had planned to wear a pair of white sandals, but they gave me such painful blisters the day before that I had to resort to another pair of shoes.

And the fabulous pearl, onyx and tourmaline necklace was a birthday present from hubby. Doesn’t that man have great taste?

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Outfit details:

silk kimono: Esprit (old) / cropped trousers: Masai / t-shirt: Zadig and Voltaire (old) / 

bag: Rebecca Minkoff / shoes: Clarks  sunglasses: Marc Jacobs

There will be more posts on Barcelona later, of course…



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  1. Tina von Tinaspinkfriday
    7 June 2017 / 3:25 pm

    Dear Tiina, this kimono is wonderfull. I like the colour and he is perfekt for this Outfit.You look amazing.I hope you had a wonderfull birthday. XO Tina

    • Tiina L
      9 June 2017 / 8:59 am

      Thanks, Tina. I like this kimono but don't quite know how to wear it. I thought it would be a good alternative to a long-sleeved linen shirt, to protect my skin from the sun.

  2. Deena @Shoes to Shiraz
    8 June 2017 / 1:31 am

    What a wonderful way to spend your bday! Thanks for linking up on the Blended Blog!

    • Tiina L
      9 June 2017 / 8:59 am

      Thanks, Deena.

  3. Nancy's Fashion Style
    8 June 2017 / 7:02 am

    That sounds like the perfect way to celebrate a Birthday! I think that lunch was Asian? Delicious! And your Hubby picked a beautiful present for you! Wonderful!

    • Tiina L
      9 June 2017 / 9:01 am

      Thanks, Nancy. No, it was not Asian, but a buffet lunch, Sunday Brunch. Mandarin Oriental is an international hotel chain, and the restaurant is the bistro in the hotel.

  4. Nicole Mölders
    9 June 2017 / 5:26 am

    Happy birthday. The cover-up is awesome. Great look. Thanks for joining the Top of the World Style linkup party.

    • Tiina L
      9 June 2017 / 9:01 am

      Thanks, Nicole.

  5. Suzanne Carillo
    9 June 2017 / 4:25 pm

    Love the necklace! You lucky lady : ) Happy belated birthday!bisousSuzanne

    • Tiina L
      9 June 2017 / 9:05 pm

      Thanks, Suzanne. Yes, I'm lucky. And grateful.

  6. Dawn Lucy - Fashion Should Be Fun
    9 June 2017 / 10:33 pm

    Happy birthday, Dear! Love the beautiful necklace! Thanks for linking up with Fun Fashion Friday!OXOXDawn Lucy

    • Tiina L
      14 June 2017 / 3:52 pm

      Thank you.

  7. Melissa Convertino
    10 June 2017 / 5:11 pm

    Such a cute kimono! That city looks beautiful and peaceful for a Sunday afternoon!!Thank you for linking up with Weekend WearxoMel

    • Tiina L
      14 June 2017 / 3:52 pm

      Thanks, Melissa.

  8. Patti
    11 June 2017 / 9:19 pm

    Happy (late) birthday Tiina! And I agree – when you like a place, why not re-visit? Love your tee too. xox-Patti

    • Tiina L
      14 June 2017 / 3:52 pm

      Thank you, Patti.

  9. J. Elle
    14 June 2017 / 6:51 pm

    Happy belated birthday, Tiina! Your tee and striped pants are wonderful together. I just love the pretty color and print contrast your silk kimono makes with them. Thanks for linking up with Fabulous Friday!

    • Tiina L
      17 June 2017 / 11:55 am

      Thank you!

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