Transitional Dressing, Sort Of…

leopard print and stripes

It’s cashmere season…

Well, almost. This is the first time I’m wearing this very light-weight, super thin cashmere jumper. And it’s definitely a piece for autumn weather rather than for winter. It provides some warmth but would need to be layered with something else when it gets really cold. And that’s not an option.

I hate layering. And I don’t mean adding a coat or a scarf here. No, I mean wearing a long-sleeved top under a cardigan or a jumper, or tights under trousers. That’s just not going to happen. Whenever I wear a jumper, you bet there’s nothing between the soft, warm cashmere and my skin… OK, I might wear a sleeveless top under a cardigan.

It’s the two sets of sleeves (a long-sleeved top + a cardi) that I can’t handle. It makes me feel as if my clothes are trying to strangle me. Or restrain me, as if I was wearing a straitjacket. Not that I really know what wearing a straitjacket feels like…


I wanted to see what the striped cashmere top would look like with my summer trousers. It’s sort of transitional dressing: a little bit of summer to spice up the autumn. Because, well, when these pictures were taken it wasn’t very cold, and I really like the cut of the trousers. And in case you’re wondering, I’m wearing knee-high socks under the trousers, for warmth. Because I only ever wear tights with skirts or dresses (never mind how cold it gets). That’s because I hate layering. I’m funny that way.

On a different note… I usually take pictures of autumn leaves, but I haven’t really done that this year (except on Instagram, of course…). It’s been too rainy, and quite frankly I feel a bit cheated. Autumn is my favourite season, after all.

It’s not just because of the rain, of course, that I feel I’ve been missing out. This autumn I’ve been extremely busy, work-wise. Which is a good thing, of course, but still… And because I started the season on the wrong foot, you know, because of the appendectomy and the sick leave and the resulting chaos in my work schedule. And I feel as if I’m just constantly playing catch-up, and I’m starting to feel a bit exhausted. I certainly look exhausted: just look at the bags under my eyes! That’s what early mornings do to you when you’re not a morning person…

Anyway, I find (some) traditions are important, so I’m posting a few autumn pictures. A little bit of (wet) foliage to remind us of the beauty of nature…

fall leaves

fall colours

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Outfit details:

down jacket: Beumont (old) / cashmere jumper: Max & Co / trousers: Oska /

bag: Chanel / shoes: Ten Points / umbrella: Bisetti

How’s your autumn been?


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  1. Gigi Kiersten
    24 October 2017 / 10:04 pm

    I personally love layering, but to each it's own. I really love your outfit, it's super comfy and cute.

    • Tiina L
      26 October 2017 / 3:45 pm

      Thank you. Comfy is my thing, wouldn't have it any other way…

  2. señora Allnut
    25 October 2017 / 8:05 am

    well, I love layering, but not the kind of layering which makes you feel like wearing a straitjacket! ;DDD I think that your transitional outfit looks cool, and love your matching umbrella, that's a fabulous accessorizing!Obviously, I can wear lighter layers in our mild Winter, viscose or satiny t-shirts under my dresses and cardis. And I hate those cotton t-shirts under pullovers, so uncomfortable!.besos

    • Tiina L
      26 October 2017 / 3:48 pm

      Oh yes, lighter layers, in soft fabrics, that sounds better. My policy with layering is less is more. I'd rather wear a bulky coat than several layers under a coat. And I have a feeling, given the weather, that I might have a chance to try that soon…

  3. Nancy's Fashion Style
    25 October 2017 / 11:21 am

    I love layering too! What a fantastic Umbrella!!

    • Tiina L
      26 October 2017 / 3:49 pm

      Thanks! I have quite a collection of umbrellas. And it seems I could use a different one every day of the week, given the weather.

  4. mummabstylish
    26 October 2017 / 9:43 am

    These colours look delightful on you, and what a great backdrop. Thanks for sharing. x

    • Tiina L
      26 October 2017 / 3:52 pm

      Thanks, Jacqui. I usually love taking pictures of autumn colours, and the leaves make such a wonderful backdrop that I just have to make the most of autumn while it lasts.

  5. Shelly @ The Queen in Between
    26 October 2017 / 12:01 pm

    Such beautiful fall foliage! We don't have much color here in Texas but someday I hope to travel somewhere to see some scenery like this in person. Thanks for linking with The Blended Blog! Shelly | The Queen in Between

    • Tiina L
      26 October 2017 / 3:52 pm

      Thanks, Shelly.

  6. Nicole Mölders
    27 October 2017 / 3:32 am

    Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style. Cool look. I would so love to see your umbrella collection!

    • Tiina L
      27 October 2017 / 7:42 pm

      ;)I seem to have a favourite-of-the-moment, whether it's a coat or a skirt or an umbrella. But I have about a dozen or so umbrellas, in different colours and patterns.

  7. Jennie L.
    27 October 2017 / 3:47 am

    Such pretty bursts of purple against the autumn backdrop! I like your pattern mixing and colorful clothing. Great leaf photos – I always enjoy your nature shots on Instagram. Thanks for linking with Fabulous Friday, Tiina!

    • Tiina L
      27 October 2017 / 7:44 pm

      Thanks, Jennie. I love autumn, and I love taking photos of autumn leaves. The colours inspire me.

  8. Anna of Mutton Style and Years
    29 October 2017 / 7:08 pm

    Beautiful autumn pics and leaves, and do you know I love the pop of purple against the fall colour backdrop.

    • Tiina L
      29 October 2017 / 7:20 pm

      Thank you. Purple is such a lovely colour, especially in autumn and winter, isn't it?

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