Transitional Basics

transitional dressing

It’s been a hectic week, both at work and at home. That’s why I skipped the (more or less) regular Thursday post: there simply was no time to take photos (during daylight hours, that is) and edit them.

And my problems with Bloglovin’ continue: not only did Bloglovin’ take ages (3 days) to update my feed (and yours) with my previous post, they also completely ignore the (increasingly sarcastic) messages I keep sending them. So, in case you’re following me on Bloglovin’, you should be aware that you only see every other, or every third, post. I wish I knew how to fix that issue, but at this point I’m running out of ideas.

OK, let’s talk about the outfit. Right, it’s autumn now, and it’s getting colder (and / or rainier) by the minute. But most of the time it’s still not cold enough to wear a coat.

At least that’s how I choose to see it. Living in a cold climate means that I will be wearing a thick, warm coat for months on end, so I’m in no hurry to start wearing my warmer clothes just yet. For now, a wool poncho over simple basics will do just fine.

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But I swapped my beloved navy and white stripes for black and white, to mark the seasonal change. And if you’ve been following this blog for a while, you probably notice that this is essentially the same outfit I posted in July, minus the t-shirt and with different accessories.

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Outfit details:
poncho: Marja Kurki / cardigan: Gant / trousers: Grizas (old) /
bag: Furla (old) / sunglasses: Chanel (old) / shoes: Clarks (old)


In your opinion, when is it cold enough to start wearing a coat?

Linking up with:

Elegantly Dressed and StylishHigh Latitude StyleA Labour of LifeCurly Crafty Mom, Doused in Pink,  Not Dressed As LambLiving on Cloud NineElegance and Mommyhood, Nancy’s Fashion StyleShelbee on the EdgeA Pocketful of Polka Dots Style SplashAway from the BlueMummabstylish Mutton Years Style and I, Confessions of a Montreal Styling DivaIndependent Fashion Bloggers


  1. Flora
    13 September 2020 / 4:23 pm

    I don’t own a coat. I have several jackets and one longer jacket which is also a waterproof. Living in Nice is the reason. I do have a couple of wraps like you are wearing here for when it’s colder. I love the colour of yours, in French it’s Burgundy, in English usually called Bordeaux, chin chin.

    • Tiina
      17 September 2020 / 10:19 am

      Oh, I envy you! I hate winter, and I hate wearing thick coats. And now we have months cold weather and darkness ahead… Oh well, in just 6 months the days will start getting longer again.

  2. 14 September 2020 / 4:50 pm

    Loving this look! I love how you have the fringe details to make it more fun!

    Eileen |

    • Tiina
      17 September 2020 / 10:20 am

      Thank you!

    • Tiina
      17 September 2020 / 10:20 am

      Thank you! Yes, red is a good colour when the days are getting shorter and it’s getting colder.

  3. q
    16 September 2020 / 7:03 pm

    That poncho looks so cozy and yet stylish.
    I don’t mind wearing a coat, if I can still have ballet flats on bare feet. And now we have the most perfect weather for that combination. -q

    • Tiina
      17 September 2020 / 10:23 am

      Thank you.
      I love the look of ballet flats with coats. I hardly ever wear that combo myself, though, as my feet get cold so easily! I start wearing socks and a scarf much earlier than I start wearing a coat, to avoid catching a cold…

    • Tiina
      18 September 2020 / 9:48 pm

      Ponchos are great, I’m sure you’ll love it.

  4. shelbeeontheedge1
    21 September 2020 / 12:08 am

    I love this look so much, Tiina! The black and white really allow for the burgundy to standout with vibrance. I am with you about coats. We live in a place where only July and August have been safe from snow in the years that I have lived here. So when there is a chance of snow 10 months out of the year, I can wait on the coats. However, this menopause business is making me very very cold long before it’s cold outside. So I might be doomed. Ha. Anyway, great post!


    • Tiina
      22 September 2020 / 5:09 pm

      I can certainly relate to the 10 months of snow… OK, last winter we hardly had any, and it’s probably just a few months in any case. But it certainly always feels like winter lasts forever.

  5. 21 September 2020 / 1:56 pm

    Your poncho looks so cosy and I love the pop of colour it adds to your outfit! :) Sorry to hear about your bloglovin issues – hope you manage to get them resolved!

    Hope you had a great weekend :) Thanks so much for joining the #WeekdayWearLinkup!

    • Tiina
      22 September 2020 / 5:11 pm

      Thanks, Mica!
      Bloglovin’ is still failing to update my blog, and nobody seems to read the almost-daily emails I keep sending them. I guess I have to resign to the fact that this blog will not be on Bloglovin’…

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