What to wear to a casual dinner or drinks?
A dinner in the neighbourhood restaurant, a few drinks with friends… You don’t really want to dress up but casual doesn’t feel right either. Maybe something in between: casual but chic, relaxed but just a bit dressy, glam but understated, modern but classic….
In a way, this is just another variation of my ‘uniform’: trousers, a t-shirt, a jacket/cardi. But instead of a gardi I’m wearing a silk cocoon cape (seen before HERE), which also provides a bit of a luxury touch to this very simple outfit.
And to avoid sparkle overload, I’m not wearing any jewellery (apart from a watch and my wedding ring, that is) but let the sequin t-shirt do the talking. Metallic flats and big sunglasses add a bit of understated glamour.
cocoon cape: Jigsaw / trousers: Marks and Spencer / t-shirt: H&M / bag and sunglasses: Chanel / shoes:Clarks (old)
So, what do you think?
PS: I turned myself into a real diva for my new self-portrait, or two… Check out the latest Dilettante Artist post and tell me which portrait you prefer. Here’s a little preview…
click the link or the image to see both pics in full.
Linking up with:
A Touch of Tartan, Elegantly Dressed and Stylish, High Latitude Style, Sydney Fashion Hunter, The Pleated Poppy, Style Elixir, Get Your Pretty On, Happiness at Mid-Life, A Labour of Life, Doused in Pink, Curly Crafty Mom, Fashion Should Be Fun, Rachel the Hat, Sincerely Jenna Marie
You have a distinctive style, Tiina, and I admire that. We can recognize you even when the clothes change because the overall impression remains the same. Your style works wonderfully for you.
Thanks, Ally! it is actually very important for me to have a consistent style. My life has always been somewhat restless, and I use style as a marker of a sense of identity, in a way.
Love the tee and your self portrait! Very Andy Warhol!bisousSuzanne
Thanks, Suzanne! Getting back to work has made me need a creative outlet again, and playing with Photoshop is fun…
You're showing a great way to add a little glam to a t-shirt….love it! jodiewww.jtouchofstyle.com
Thanks, Jodie! I thought this t-shirt was just so much fun…
I love your cocoon cape on you. It's just gorgeous and works so well with the tee.
Thanks! I love the cocoon cape, it feels so luxurious. And it's washable, even though it's silk.
Glam, casual, chic. That really is you. I'm loving your Instagram.
Thanks, Connie! Nice to know you enjoy my Instagram feed. I was worried it's a bit of a mess: a collection of random pics, whatever catches my eye…
Cool idea with the self-portaits. The one on the right is my fave because of the color contrast with lipstick. Thanks for linking-up with Turning Heads Tuesday. Sabina | Oceanblue Style
Thanks, Sabina. I just put a little preview of the pics here. If you click the image, you get to my other blog and see both pics in full.
I love your glam tee! Your cocoon cape is fab!Jill Doused In Pink
That silk cocoon makes every outfit instant chic. Love the T-shirt too. And your glam portraits. You are a glam girl anyway.Greetje
Thanks, Greetje! Yes, I suppose I can be a bit glam, at times…
I love your style! I am always a fan when someone finds what works for them and rocks that individuality! The world could use more stylish people like you!Stopping by from he Pleated Poppy link-up!-Adrielewww.StyleAssisted.com
Thank you, Adriele! That is such a sweet thing to say. Thanks for stopping by.
Love your sparkley Tee it really does up the ante and does indeed add that touch of glamour. Your style is you , comfort but always with a special touch . Love your glam portraits.
Thanks, Jill. I think you're right: comfort is important, but does not exclude style…
I just noticed your name is Tiina with two i's, not one i! Not sure why I didn't notice this before 🙂 I LOVE that fun sparkly tee! So perfect!Carriecurlycraftymom.com
Well, Tiina (with to i's) is a Finnish name, a very common one…
I like this chic look and I vote for the 2nd pic really cool!thanks for linking up with Turning Heads Tuesday!jess xxwww.elegantlydressedandstylish.com
Thanks 4 linking up to Top of the World Style. Love how that kimono ups the look. I must get one too! LOL
Perfect amount of glam and relaxed vibe for a night out with friends!Thank you for joining TBT Fashion link up and hope to see you Thursday. Alicewww.happinessatmidlife.com