Copyright "Highly Irregular Style" by Tine Jensen, 2011

Copyright "Highly Irregular Style" by Tine Jensen, 2011

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Three work outfits

Last week I started as an intern, and boy was that a dressing challenge. Not because of the place, but because of the weather! It was well below freezing and very windy. At the same time I found myself waiting 15-20 min. several times, for buses and trains.

Here's Wednesday's outfit:



Everything's old but the scarf







































Under the jeggings I'm wearing skiing leggings, and two pairs of socks in my booties. The scarf is an impulse buy at half price. It also came in a green version, but by the time I got around to go sales shopping it was sold out.



My new fish scales scarf







































The pink scarf turned out to be a more sensible purchase than the green would have been. I have far more pink and red items in my closet than green.

On Thursday I wore my favorite jeans (that apparently make me look taller) with another sale item, a top from CC where I also buy most of my dresses from.



New top with great fit and lovely colours







































It looks alright from the back too, and this time I remembered to pull down the top on the back before taking photos!



The pulled down top from the back







































I even remembered to put on a few bangles, and a large ring. I'm really proud of myself!



Now with jewellery!






















Friday I wore my favorite old knit dress - sparkly black, with another new silk scarf. The fabric of the scarf was strangely stiff, although it was made of silk. I'll have to wash it and see if it's been treated with something.



Very old dress, even older boots - and A BRACELET







































In the summer 2011 I wrote about Monies, a Danish Jewellery company that I'm very fascinated by. Since then I've been searching several times every week for the jewellery, second hand, as I can't afford retail prices at the moment.

Earlier this month luck was on my side, and I got a nice large shell decorated bangle. I love the shine and the colour, and the size of course!



Monies bangle



















I have another photo showing the lovely bangle, and the new silk devorée scarf.



Notice the bangle again?



























To show you why I love this dress so much, see the photo from behind. This dress is not only comfortable and flattering but also warm, easy to wash and dry, and doesn't wrinkle. In addition to that it cost around £10 - or $15. How much more can one ask of a dress?



Nothing better than knit in winter







































Tomorrow is Monday, and I'm looking forward to join a large group of gorgeous ladies at Patti's Visible Monday party over at the Not Dead Yet Style Blog. I can only recommend taking a look, and enjoy all the creativity and beauty!


I hope I'll have more time for blogging this week - take care everyone and see you soon!




42 comments:

Bella Q said...

The fact that you look this terrific in not one not two, but THREE outfits puts me to shame! It's not even freezing here and I've been wearing jeans and mismatched sweaters, and a old raggedgy hat- I can't even be bothered to put on something nice, I'm so cold, lol.

I love the top and jeans on you- which as a non-jeans girl, is surprising! But they both fit you so well- you look hip and fun- and cute!

kaffesoester said...

Thank you so much Bella! I'm even wearing a pair of skiing underthings under my jeans, amazing that it doesn't show. The top has surprised me - it didn't look like much in the webshop, but I really like the colour and cut when I'm wearing it.

sabine said...

Dear Tine,
Admiringly I see how stylish and feminine you are dressed up no matter how cold and uncomfortable the wheather is. I love the pattern mix of your Wednesday dress as well as the drapery on your top and the cool jeans of Thursday.
Your new bangle is amazing and is a perfect addition to the Friday dress. A black dress offers so many options.

Judith said...

You have nailed all three looks perfectly! Love the colour of the second outfit...J

fourseasonsonewardrobe said...

Your new scarf is so pretty, and your legs do look long in those jeans, and the CC dress and top is as always a good cut for you. However, my favorite outfit is the "old" dress with the amazing bracelet. I know I know, it is a little OCD to always have to say which outfit I like the most when more than one outfit is shown, however, I have noticed that quite a few other style bloggers have that disorder too.

JuliN said...

I like all of your work outfits. I especially like the top and jeans.

Amber of Butane Anvil said...

Beautiful pattern mix and colours! So glad to see you posting again.

Lisa said...

The jeans outfit is my favorite of the three, although all of them are pretty!

xStroutx said...

These are all lovely looks, I especially love the purples and pinks in your first outfit. I can't believe how many layers you need to keep warm, I don't think I've ever experienced cold like that!

Marla Robinson said...

These are all so cute. Wow, it is so cold where you live. I don't think I could live in that type of weather anymore. I would freeze to death!

Style Sud-Est said...

Very cute outfits
Your colors are wonderful
We have to dress warm as well here , we had artic temps last week.
But she should be ok this week
You did well picking the pinkish scarf looks good
Love the color of the jeans, good choices!

Ariane xxxx

Joni said...

I could never get tired of seeing those gorgeous boots. My favorite here is the black dress and even more so when you said it has little sparkles.
I too wear layers but I hate the feeling of the tights/leggings pulling down under my pants. I discovered that the tights made by We Love Colors don't do that so I'm stocking up!

Jean at www.drossintogold.com said...

I'm with Joni about the boots, but you know that!! I'm so impressed with the way you've layered for the cold without looking bulky. You look so good in your colors, too. I adore the black dress, however. I understand why it's one of your favorites.

Have a wonderful week and congrats on the internship!!

Sacramento Amate said...

You look glorious for the cold.
I have just come back from Málaga where the almond trees are already blossoming, crazy.
Much love, dear friend, and do keep in touch.
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Izzywizz said...

I love your new fish scale scarf, I think it was the right choice to buy the red/pink one. :) Freeezzzing cold, tell me about it!!!! Im feeling warm today for the first time in weeks, 6 C today. :)

pastcaring said...

You always look good, Tine, I think you have nailed dressing for your shape, for comfort, for the weather, and for work! Your pink dress and CC top with the leg-stretching jeans look fabulous, but I am really liking the little black knit dress. Which is surprising, as I am usually drawn to colour, but this dress just fits you so well and must be very easy to wear and versatile.
Keep warm, my friend! xxxx

Patti said...

Tine, welcome back! All your looks are wonderful and they all have the "Tine" flair of cool boots and jewelry and a fab scarf. The new pick scarf is really special!

Debbi@SheAccessorizesWell said...

It is hard to dress stylishly when it is really cold, but you sure have done it well! Every one of your outfits is really great. Those jeans do make your legs look long, long, long! The dress is perfect too as it will work so many ways and it looks good on you.

The Style Crone said...

So happy to see you back! All three of your outfits must have your co-workers smiling! I love your colors, but the neutral ensemble is gorgeous as well. Especially with those boots.

Congratulations on your internship!

pao said...

You look fabulous is each of your ensembles. And the fact that you're layered up for the cold is impressive. Once it starts getting that cold, I'm all for warmth and zero for looks. Kudos to you kid.

Vix said...

Hi Tine --

So nice you are back; congrats on the success at school and the new job!

These may be 3 of my favorite outfits on you.

I know they are a bit "quieter' than some you've shown in the past, but I love that there is such harmony between the colors themselves and then between their shades and your own coloring -- made more obvious by how glowing you look despite the weather and some very busy months!

Naturally your accessories keep things lively vs staid. Given my shell obsession I should really tell you the new bangle is terrible on you, though. ;)

ps Weird about the scarf's texture -- hope washing changes it to your liking.

Jan Graham-McMillen said...

Happy choices in all your outfits. So good to see an informed and consistent personal style. You know what colors work for you! Print mixing, jewelry selections and neutrals ... and the boots! Happy winter.

kaffesoester said...

Thank you very much Sabine! I feel very triumphant when I manage to dress nicely even though it's cold. Because it's not easy!

kaffesoester said...

Thank you so much Judith!

kaffesoester said...

Dear Anna, thank you very much! I've been thinking that the whole style/fashion blogging business is so much about registering outfit after outfit. Doesn't that take a woman with a thorough touch of OCD to be able and desire to do such a thing?

Ever since Patti at Not Dead Yet Style mentioned that she writes list for everything, like I do, I've been noticing many others saying the same thing.

I think we need to be more than a little OCD to be good bloggers!

kaffesoester said...

Thank you so much JuliN, that's very kind of you!

kaffesoester said...

Thank you very much Amber! And I'm glad to be back!

kaffesoester said...

Thank you so much Lisa! Since I only have the one pair of jeans, you're going to see them a few times on the blog!

kaffesoester said...

Thank you very much - and I can't recommend more than a short visit, if you'd like to try it!

kaffesoester said...

Thank you so much Marla! I die a bit every winter, so you're probably right.

kaffesoester said...

Thank you very much Ariane! I hope you get equally warm temperatures in summer although I have a feeling you're not much better of than Scandinavians. Our summer is sometimes more like a green winter!

kaffesoester said...

Thank you so much Joni! I do have tights from We Love Colors, but they're not made from cotton, and I prefer that when it's really cold. But I'm mad about all the lovely colours, and the wild patterns!

kaffesoester said...

Thank you very much Jean! It almost takes science to get dressed for winter in Scandinavia without looking like the Michelin man, and quite a few people actually do end up just looking just like him!

kaffesoester said...

Thank you so much Sacramento! You're so lucky to be living in Spain. Who knows, if the economical crisis turns around, maybe I can spend my senior years in Spain, like so many other Danes. That would be great!

kaffesoester said...

Thank you very much Monica! I guess we weren't meant to live this far up North.

I suspect we ended up here because our forefathers the Vikings were too violent to live with the civilized peoples around the Mediterranean.

kaffesoester said...

Thank you so much Dear Curtise! Yes, the black knit dress is very close to perfect! I've worn it with black tights and coloured shoes, with coloured tights and black shoes, with boots, with jeggings and boots - so it really give me a lot of opportunity. For around £10 more than 5 years ago!

kaffesoester said...

Thank you very much Patti! Now that I've been looking at the new scarf several times, I'm really in doubt if it's fish scales that the pattern resembles. It could be the very popular Snake skin print, only very enlarged...

kaffesoester said...

Thank yo so much Debbi! This is the first winter that I feel well dressed even when it's very cold. It has taken lots of training and planning!

kaffesoester said...

Thank you very much Judith! Most of my co-workers are men, and I don't think they notice! The people on the morning train and buses do however - a great way to begin a working day!

kaffesoester said...

Thank you so much Pao! After living through many, many cold winters I'm fed up with looking like the Michelin man half the year! No matter what it takes, I refuse to dress like that for one more winter!

kaffesoester said...

Thank you very much Vix! I was actually really happy with both the denim outfit and the black knit, which surprised me, since I do love strong colours so much.

Yesterday I came across a narrower, white version of the shell bangle - sadly it was too small!

kaffesoester said...

Thank you so much Jan, that's very sweet of you. I do try my best every day!