The Dress for All Occasions

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Yes, you’ve seen this dress before. And you’ll probably see it again. Because I really like it. It’s so incredibly versatile, and I can wear it anywhere. Well, I’ve worn it it to three different restaurants in the past week.

The first one was this: Löyly is both a public sauna and a restaurant. It’s a bit of an IT place in Helsinki, and I thought it was about time I check it out. You know, since it’s been around for about a year…

But about the outfit…

I chose this location because I wanted to show you how cool this dress could look. And I needed a cool location for that. Just in case the dress turned out to be less cool, after all…

Well, the photo shoot didn’t go to plan, exactly…

For starters, it was really hot (yes, it does get hot in Finland at times, too). And it was windy. Yep, windy. Who would’ve guessed it would get windy, by the sea, huh?

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So, I thought we needed a take two. And so, a mere 24 hours later we headed to another cool location, something a bit more traditional this time, to get that cool Nordic vibe…


Yes, it was cool. As in fresh, cold, whatever you want to call it. And windy. Well, a yacht club on a small island just off the mainland…

So, I brought a cardigan. You know, it was a bit chilly and all. And windy. Did I mention windy?

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As you can see, I didn’t quite get the photos I wanted, and I’m not sure you can see all the cool potential of the dress so clearly… So, you shouldn’t be surprised if you see this dress again before the summer is over.

Do you have clothes you want to wear all the time?



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  1. Nancy's Fashion Style
    6 August 2017 / 7:17 am

    That dress is very cool! You wear it with flair!

    • Tiina L
      7 August 2017 / 8:46 am

      Thanks, Nancy. But this dress can be even cooler, and I will post some more pictures later…

  2. mummabstylish
    7 August 2017 / 1:25 pm

    Delightful dress and what a gorgeous colour, looks great with you cardi too. Shame about the wind, we had wind her too the other week, my hair was all over the place!

    • Tiina L
      8 August 2017 / 7:37 am

      Thanks, Jacqui. Well, I guess I should be expecting the wind, staging a photo shoot by the sea.

    • Tiina L
      8 August 2017 / 7:39 am

      Thanks, I guess you mean the silver Rebecca Minkoff minibag?

  3. Blue Velvet Vintage
    8 August 2017 / 12:11 pm

    I love the print on that maxi. Don't blame you for wanting to wear all the time! And those are some really cool earrings as well. I do have a few pieces in my wardrobe that I wear a lot. After all, I try to buy what I really love. And if I love it, I want to wear it as much as possible :)Theresa

    • Tiina L
      9 August 2017 / 7:55 am

      Thanks, Theresa. I agree, we should only buy what we love, and then wear it to bits. It's better for the environment, and the wallet. And it forces us to develop a signature style, instead of reaching for the latest must-have trend.

  4. Edwige Amaizo Foltek
    8 August 2017 / 6:56 pm

    Such a gorgeous dress! and it seems to be so versatile indeed! Beautiful photos!Edwige |

    • Tiina L
      9 August 2017 / 7:56 am

      Thank you! I've been wearing this dress a lot, I really love it. Comfortable and versatile, it's perfect.

  5. Jill James
    9 August 2017 / 10:18 am

    Don't you hate that, when you have a perfect photo shoot planned in your head and it doesn't work out that way. Your dress is rather lovely , I can see why it's become a firm favourite. As for repeating , yes , as I showed today, makes far more sense to buy something you really love and will wear and wear.

    • Tiina L
      10 August 2017 / 7:39 am

      Oh yes, plans never work. My best photo shoots have been totally spontaneous, last-minute-change-of-plans type of thing. Odd, huh?

  6. Emma Peach
    9 August 2017 / 12:40 pm

    Beautiful dress, I love the colours. Wind plays havoc with my hair too – I hate it when it blows in my face and drags lipstick across my cheek! Thanks for linking up 🙂 Emma

    • Tiina L
      10 August 2017 / 7:41 am

      Oh yes, the wind… Well, to be honest, I should sort of expect that; it's always windy by the sea. Still, one hopes for that brief calm moment…

  7. Anonymous
    10 August 2017 / 12:12 pm

    Very pretty!

    • Tiina L
      11 August 2017 / 8:10 am

      Thank you!

  8. Nicole Mölders
    11 August 2017 / 3:51 am

    Thanks for linking up to the Top of the World Style linkup party. You look stunning in this dress. Great photos.

    • Tiina L
      11 August 2017 / 8:11 am

      Thanks, Nicole.

  9. Shelbee On The Edge
    13 August 2017 / 12:34 pm

    Tiina, I love this dress. And I hate when the weather and the elements don't cooperate with my photo shoots! These colors are fabulous on you, but you already know that! Beautiful look, my friend. Thanks for linking up with

    • Tiina L
      14 August 2017 / 9:21 am

      Thanks, Michelle!

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