Winter Blues

40+ winter coat

Blue and White

is a  classic colour combination, always fresh, and so much more forgiving than black and white for someone with my colouring. Blue and white combo is also a good, neutral background for a third, accent colour.

winter wear

So, several good reasons for wearing blue and white, none of which are really relevant here. I wanted to wear something (mainly) blue and white because this post goes live on 6 December (Independence Day in Finland), and I thought I should wear my national pride on my sleeve, so to speak.

long wool coat over 40

I’m wearing:

coat: Reiss (old, seen on the blog many, many times…) /
dress: Phase Eight (seen before HERE) / s
carf: Fraas (old) / bag and sunglasses: Chanel / boots: old

To my Finnish readers: Hyvää itsenäisyyspäivää! (= Happy Independence Day)



Linking up with: 

Not Dead Yet StyleElegantly Dressed and StylishGaray TreasuresHigh Latitude StyleSydney Fashion HunterThe Pleated PoppyStyle ElixirGet Your Pretty OnHappiness at Mid-LifeA Labour of LifeDoused in PinkCurly Crafty MomFashion Should Be FunRachel the HatSincerely Jenna MarieMore Pieces of MeColor and GraceNot Dressed As LambStyle Nudge


  1. Patti
    6 December 2015 / 1:47 pm

    Beautiful dress and scarf, Tiina! You look perfectly lovely. xox-Patti

    • Tiina L
      7 December 2015 / 4:24 pm

      Thank you, Patti!

  2. Connie
    7 December 2015 / 2:44 am

    Those colors are so stunning. You really know what looks good on you.

    • Tiina L
      7 December 2015 / 4:25 pm

      Thanks, Connie! Well, blue is always a safe choice, isn't it?

  3. fashionandfoodandotherstuff
    7 December 2015 / 7:15 am

    Beautiful dress! I have got a simular one and bought blue boots with it. I think it will make your outfit more stylish!

    • Tiina L
      7 December 2015 / 4:26 pm

      Blue boots! That sounds fabulous!

  4. Mrs C
    7 December 2015 / 8:55 am

    Happy Independence Day! And how lucky that the national color suits you perfectly!

    • Tiina L
      7 December 2015 / 4:26 pm

      Thank you!

  5. Jill James
    7 December 2015 / 10:22 am

    The blues always suit you so well .I agree blue and white is such a fresh combination, be it for Summer or Winter. Enjoy your Independence Day.

    • Tiina L
      7 December 2015 / 4:27 pm

      Thanks, Can't go wrong with blue…

  6. josep-maria badia
    7 December 2015 / 11:18 am

    Beautiful combination of blue. The dress is cute.

    • Tiina L
      7 December 2015 / 4:27 pm

      Thank you.

  7. Shybiker
    7 December 2015 / 1:41 pm

    I agree and have said this publicly: blue and white are a great combination. You look smashing here. P.S., I'm honoring our friend Suzanne on my blog today!

    • Tiina L
      7 December 2015 / 4:29 pm

      Yes, blue and white is a fabulous combination. But I'm a bit biased, of course. Or, it would be unpatriotic of me to say otherwise…Suzanne deserves to be honoured, you're right.

  8. Laura Yoder
    7 December 2015 / 1:48 pm

    Cute look…I love that color of coat…mine are all either black or brown, black or brown:)

    • Tiina L
      7 December 2015 / 4:34 pm

      Thanks! I always try to find coats in striking colours. A coat is such a big part of the outfit, and we tend to wear the same coat with so many different outfits, and for months on end. And I need some colour to counteract the winter bleakness…

  9. Petite Silver Vixen
    7 December 2015 / 4:30 pm

    Now this is the kind of winter blues that make me happy! And the pink scarf looks lovely against the coat. Happy Indepenence Day. You've made Finland proud with your outfit!

    • Tiina L
      7 December 2015 / 4:35 pm

      Thank you!

  10. No Fear of Fashion
    7 December 2015 / 4:41 pm

    You did very well. The voat might be old but is still very nice. And the dress is a beauty.Greetje

    • Tiina L
      7 December 2015 / 5:47 pm

      Thanks, Greetje!

  11. Suzanne Carillo
    8 December 2015 / 4:06 am

    I do love these colours and your brooch!bisousSuzanne

    • Tiina L
      9 December 2015 / 11:13 am

      My favourite colours, too. The vintage brooch was a birthday present a year ago, it's quite a piece.

  12. Natalia Lialina
    10 December 2015 / 7:23 am

    You are such a master of combining these colors, Tiina! Really beautiful look, feels luxurious to me, perfect for winter.

    • Tiina L
      10 December 2015 / 5:55 pm

      That is so sweet of you, Natalia! And it's great to see you back!

  13. Jessica Jannenga
    11 December 2015 / 3:48 pm

    Wonderful print , I need more blue in my closet. The coat looks lovely on you!Thanks for linking up with Turning Heads Tuesday!jess

    • Tiina L
      12 December 2015 / 5:47 pm

      Thanks! My wardrobe is full of blue, I should really experiment with other colours more. It's just so easy to find something nice in blue, and it goes well with many other colours, too.

  14. Genesis Feminist
    11 December 2015 / 5:00 pm

    I love blue!I found you at Garay TreasuresLexie

    • Tiina L
      12 December 2015 / 5:49 pm

      I love blue, too. Obviously… Well, what's not to love, right?

  15. Dawn Lucy
    11 December 2015 / 9:48 pm

    Such a lovely color combo! Thanks so much for linking up & have a fab weekend!OXOXDawn Lucy

    • Tiina L
      12 December 2015 / 5:49 pm


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