Winter is coming…

winter coat over 40

Don’t let the sunshine fool you

It’s cold, really cold. It was -21ºC / -5.8 ºF when these photos were taken. Yep, welcome back to Finland, the holiday is over…  

So, what do we do when it’s really, really cold? Well, it depends… if it’s a weekday, we go to work. 

I may not like winter, or cold weather, but that’s unfortunately no reason stop doing what I normally do. Although, this time of the year I always have a sudden urge to move to Australia. Or anywhere where they’ve never seen snow… And then I remember that I hate hot weather perhaps even more than I hate winter. 

Oh well, just 3 more months of winter to go…

down coat

Outfit details:

down coat: Joutsen (old) /trousers: Marks and Spencer / bag: Furla / 

shoes: Clarks /  sunglasses: Tiffany & Co



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  1. Jazzy Jack
    10 January 2016 / 12:32 pm

    Speaking from a stinking hot 35 deg day in Australia, you've made the right choice!This our season of hell too. Winter is quite cold but not frigid here. In fact I'll just go back to your cool snow photo for a moment…aah! Xo Jazzy Jack

    • Tiina L
      11 January 2016 / 11:57 am

      Why can't it be autumn forever?!? That really would be the perfect season, wouldn't it? Think about it: not too hot, not too cold, no pollen to cause allergies.

  2. Shybiker
    10 January 2016 / 4:07 pm

    For cold weather, you look pretty stylish! Lovely items. The temp is up to 60 degrees F today here in NY which is Summer-like.

    • Shybiker
      10 January 2016 / 7:50 pm

      Hi again. I want to e-mail you Tiina about doing an interview but can't find an e-mail address for you anywhere. Please e-mail it to me or convey it some other way. Thanks! Mine is

    • Tiina L
      11 January 2016 / 11:58 am

      Thanks! Style is a bit of a challenge in cold weather, though. My priority is to stay warm, and have good shoes with a good grip (icy streets), so practical always wins.

  3. Marea Dotz
    10 January 2016 / 5:05 pm

    Finland has Oregon beat for cold temps, that's for sure. You look great, however, and I especially love how the ear muffs frame your face. Gotta find me some!

    • Tiina L
      11 January 2016 / 12:01 pm

      Thanks, Marea! It's been quite cold this January, and I think I've had enough of winter for now, to be honest. Staying indoors as much as possible.

  4. Petite Silver Vixen
    10 January 2016 / 11:05 pm

    -21c! Don't know how you cope! My sister-in-law is currently living in Stockholm and she's finding it hard with -10C.Those ear muffs are SUPERB!

    • Tiina L
      11 January 2016 / 12:02 pm

      Well, I suppose I've had some practice… I can cope with the cold, but I don't like it, and winter always lasts too long.

  5. Patti
    10 January 2016 / 11:08 pm

    Wow, that's cold. You still look chic and I love that long coat. xox-Patti

    • Tiina L
      11 January 2016 / 12:05 pm

      Thanks, Patti. Yes, it's been quite cold now. Especially since last winter was so mild, barely below freezing most of the time. I don't think I wore this coat at all last winter. This one only comes out for really cold weather.

  6. Jill James
    10 January 2016 / 11:17 pm

    Not sure how, probably a lifetime of practice, but you look so chic in your freezing weather attire, love your ear muffs , the perfect colour for you. Not sure how you would cope with an Aussie Summer, specially this one , its been very hot and dry. A week of over 30C temps.

    • Tiina L
      11 January 2016 / 12:08 pm

      Thanks, Jill. Oh well, very hot weather is not pleasant, either. And it's easier to escape the cold simply by staying indoors. I'm writing this wearing just a t-shirt, we tend to have somewhat tropical indoor temperatures in winter.

    • Tiina L
      12 January 2016 / 4:06 pm

      Don't you just hate winter? It certainly lasts too long, that's what I think.

  7. Darcy
    11 January 2016 / 9:46 pm

    Brr hope you stay warm!! We had 10 degrees yesterday and I thought that was bad!! so cold!

    • Tiina L
      12 January 2016 / 4:08 pm

      Well, it's winter, cold weather should be expected. This extreme cold doesn't happen too often, fortunately, and never lasts very long.

  8. Connie
    12 January 2016 / 6:27 am

    You may think I'm a bit crazy but I really miss the cold weather now that I live in California. I grew up near Canada. You look sweet in your fluffy earmuffs.

    • Tiina L
      12 January 2016 / 4:10 pm

      Yes, cold looks so much nicer from far away, as a nostalgic idea. I miss winter, too, every July. And right now I'n feeling very nostalgic about long, hot summers evenings (I hate hot weather even more than cold…), never happy, huh?

  9. Natalia Lialina
    14 January 2016 / 10:15 pm

    Wonderful colors on you, Tiina! The fur ear muffs are so chic. I always thought they are purely decorative though. Do they keep you warm? It's been -30 C where my parents live, starting with the holidays. They pretty much stay at home when it's that cold. I can't remember when schools closed when I was growing up, at -30 or -35 C. Less than that, it's just life, as you say.

    • Tiina L
      15 January 2016 / 2:54 pm

      Thanks, Natalia. Yes, the ear muffs are really warm, they protect the ears quite well. The coat has a hood, too, but I still need something to keep my ears warm.I remember (occasional) -30 temperatures from my childhood, when I lived in Central Finland, but schools were never closed. At -15 we didn't have to do winter sports (skiing, skating) at school, I think that was the limit. Now, in southern Finland, -20 is a bit unusual, and usually doesn't last long.

  10. Alice Warren
    16 January 2016 / 3:24 pm

    Wow that is beyond cold!!! Kudos to you and your photographer to compare your outfit in this weather. Thank you for joining TBT Fashion link up and hope to see you next week. Have a great weekend!

    • Tiina L
      17 January 2016 / 12:12 pm

      Well, it's not always this cold in in winter in southern Finland, fortunately. But it can happen, especially in January or February.

  11. Jessica Jannenga
    16 January 2016 / 5:42 pm

    BRRRR. Wow, that is too cold for me. Love the coat, great color and looks like itkeeps you warm!jess xxThanks for linking up with Turning Heads Tuesday!

    • Tiina L
      17 January 2016 / 12:13 pm

      It's too cold for me, too. I don't like winter at all.

  12. Nicole Mölders
    16 January 2016 / 6:23 pm

    Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style. The coat looks like it is a great insulation and keeps you comfy for a while. Aren't you cold on your head? May be you are happier with the weather when I tell you that Alaskans consider this temperature a warm winter day. LOL

    • Tiina L
      17 January 2016 / 12:16 pm

      Yes, the coat is very warm. And it has a hood, even though you can't see it in the photos because of the huge collar (which also zips up, so with the hood only my eyes are visible). Oh, yes, this is cold day in southern Finland, not so cold in the north…

  13. Vinit Raj
    21 January 2016 / 12:18 pm

    Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street; fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening .

    • Tiina L
      21 January 2016 / 5:36 pm

      Well, I wouldn't take it so far… in the end, it's just clothes.

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