Thursday, April 10, 2014

Inspiration: Bike Style


With the weather being so delicious on a select few days recently, I was lucky enough to get to pull out my bike for one of those days! I actually was making a bike style video to send to Modcloth (I will be sharing that later on!) and it was just a perfect day for polka dots, floral, and a bit of spring. I got my bike a couple of years ago and absolutely love it. It is the retro style I wanted with still having the function of a few speeds (I think this is an 8 speed bike?). Plus the yellow walled tires! Eep!
When trying to decide what to wear on a bike ride, I had a myriad of inspiration from google, pinterest, etc. One trend that I kept coming across in vintage photos was just a simple collared blouse/sweater combination, either worn with a skirt or short trousers of some kind. I added a bit of print mixing and a dash of quirky and there you have it!











The weather was so lovely yesterday that Sean and I took a super long walk around our neighborhood and actually found a street we haven't walked down before. We found a lake and a new little park too! It's a bit of  a jaunt from our house, but it's always neat to find out more about the areas closest to you, instead of just being little hermit crabs in your own basement. Hopefully more adventuring to come this spring and summer!

God Bless, Friends!

KJA


Hebrews 1:3
The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word. After he had provided purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven.

Wearing:
Top- Grandmother's
Skirt and Matching Scarf- Rummage Sale
Shoes- Ked's, Similar

13 comments:

Elliementary, My Dear said...

You look so adorable with your bike :) Makes me want to ride mine now. Can't wait to see your Modcloth video. I love to walk around my neighborhood and finding new places. One day I found a whole community of historic Victorian houses that I never knew were just a few blocks away. Amazing haha.

Cathy said...

Beautiful skirt and headband! I love the look of collared shirts under a sweater, it's timeless. I love your bike too!

Marlen said...

This outfit is SO lovely, especially with the sweater off. the white skirt look so, so pretty with the floral shirt. and your bike is fabulous, i love the color!

xo marlen
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Savvy Spinster Vintage said...

So cute and what a fantastic bike! I love the sweater and collared shirt combination, especially when mixed with that great polka dot skirt! Wonderful pattern mixing, too! :-)
-Melissa

Rebecca said...

This is such a cute biking look! Love the polka dots and the floral print mix! I love when I find new places in my neighborhood that I never knew existed too!

Rebecca
www.winnipegstyle.ca

Alexandra Marie said...

Could you be much more adorable!? You look like you stepped out of a 1950s photograph! Alex


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Jenny (Singing Bird Vintage) said...

I can't even put into words how awesome this outfit is! The combination of prints, the colors-- I love it! The blouse is truly stellar.

And oh, how you make me wish I had a bike!

Cheers,
Jenny

Sofia said...

I loooove this vintage look, so retro ! :) <3

How about following each others ? Just let me know :)

Bisous !
Sofia
http://nuagedemoutons.blogspot.com/

Sarah said...

I love mixing polka dots with other patterns. <3 Your skirt is so cute! xoxo

Nancy Wilde said...

Cuteness overload! :) Polka dots always win my heart.^^

Kristian said...

This is such a darling post; can't wait to see the video too.

My favorite part is the skirt!

Amia Wheatley said...

You look so darling, I love the pattern mixing and your amazingly adorable bike! It's always fun to find a new place to take a walk and your new park sounds lovely.
Amia

Samantha said...

Eeeek, your bike is so precious! I've always wanted a retro bike and was lucky enough to get my hands on one recently. It definitely needs a paint job though, and I'm really liking how bright and happy the colour of your bike is! And the yellow detail on the wheels is just too cute.

And your polka dot skirt is amazing! I love the mix of floral and polka dots, too. Great print mix for spring!