Help! I’m fading into the background!!!!
Wearing some neutrals (= blue and grey for our purposes here) is fine. However, you can wear too much grey… Especially on a grey and rainy day. Or when you’re staging a photo shoot by the sea. You know, when the sea is grey, and the sky is grey, everything is grey… OK, you get my point.
This is another example of what I was wearing most of the time for the first two weeks after my appendectomy. Let’s call this the ‘I can’t be bothered’ comfy look. Because there is no such thing as post-surgery chic. There’s only ‘I want to wear something that doesn’t rub against the small incisions I have around my belly button‘ chic. Which pretty much means just loose tops and gym pants you can hoist up to your armpits… The challenge is how to make the above mentioned combo presentable.
And because it was one of those grey and rainy days (with unexpected brief moments of sunshine to add some confusion), I though a ‘sporty’ look would do the trick. More precisely, I went for an old Finnish classic: clothes for outdoorsy activities, worn casually in the city.
There’s actually a verb (in Finnish) that is key to understanding this look: ulkoilla. It means getting some fresh air, spending time outdoors (which may or may not involve some sort of sporty activity such as going for a walk or jogging or something to that effect). Now, given that I’m a self-proclaimed city girl, and nobody in their right mind would call me athletic, this is a rather theoretical concept for me… Anyway, my interpretation of the idea was to wear something that looked appropriate for a nature trail. Or the seaside. Whatever.
In other words, I added a parka (it was raining) and good walking shoes.
Hey, I said this was the ‘I can’t be bothered‘ look…
And I can’t even remember how many times we’ve taken photos on this island, in this exact same spot. Yes, this is one of our favourite restaurants (not to mention a great place for outdoor photo shoots), but this is our last photo shoot here. This year, that is. September is almost over, and summer restaurants will be closing soon. With no shuttle boat to take us to the island, we will have to wait till late spring to revisit this place. I think I miss it already…
jacket: Creenstone / trousers: Monki / top: J.Crew (old) / shoes: Ara /
bag: Furla (old) / umbrella: Marimekko (old) scarf: Jigsaw (old)
location: Sirpalesaari, Helsinki
Do you miss your summer activities?
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