January 10, 2011

Bicycle Wear

The other day I took my 1970's Schwinn bicycle out for a stroll. The weather in Phoenix was definitely chilly, so I needed lots of layers. This past semester I didn't have many chances to take my bike out, but I'm hoping for many bike dates with my guy come spring.

Sweater: Eddie Bauer
Cardigan: J Crew
Shirt: Rubbish
Scarf: Forever 21
Jeans: Levi's
Charcoal knee highs: c/o We Love Colors
Boots: Steve Madden

My bicycle was a gift from Scott a few years back. I had a 1970's English made Raleigh, but unfortunately it was stolen. I do believe however that my Schwinn suits me much more nicely.

The bike was purchased from a neighbor of Scott's at a garage sale. I believe it was $25, and Scott did a wonderful job of cleaning it up. Right now I have another bike that is waiting to be fixed up (a vintage girl's bike), and Scott has a few vintage bikes as well. We been pretty much collecting bikes for three or more years now, and we've had a lot of fun with them. Two semesters ago Scott would bring our bikes downtown and we would ride around the area together on my break. I hope to do that more this semester!

Today Scott and I spent time with our friend Gina who just got engaged (Congrats Gina and Ryan! We love you!). We went to have her ring sized, got coffee at Press coffee, checked out the Soleri bridge in Scottsdale, had lunch at Chipotle, and got free cupcakes at Sprinkles (best thing ever!). Scott and I also spent time helping my mom sort through tons of our things, including loads of my baby clothes, toys, and picture. I also sorted through a few of my mom's things and found some great dresses that I plan on wearing soon.

What did you do today?


  1. I lOVEEEE SCHWINN BIKES! I also have one, but yellow. Can't wait for the spring weather too! Perfect for biking<3

  2. I like how we pretty much have identical posts haha.

  3. so cute !! i love renting bikes

    stop by sometime <3

  4. Such a cute post! Your layering is lovely and I really do want that cardigan!

    I can't wait until the weather warms up to ride bikes without freezing!

  5. Sounds like a fun day (& so happy for gina!) I love your bike, too! So cute.

    i wander, i wonder

  6. That bike is perfect. Love the color!

  7. Hi there! Just found your blog, it's so cute! You have a really nice style. That bike is amazing, too! I am looking everywhere for a vintage bike that I can restore. Fingers crossed!

  8. I'm so sorry about your English bike, but at least you like your new one! I like the way you tie that scarf. :))

  9. Your bike is so cute!!
    I love your outfit too...not to mention your gorgeous hair :)

  10. SO JEALOUS OF THAT BIKE! i have always wanted a schwinn! also love the cardigan!

  11. Jada- I think I've seen a picture of your bike before! I remember it being extra cute!

    Liz- Oh, I definitely didn't see your post before I published mine! I think it's funny/neat that we're on the same brain waves though!

    Anna- Thank you!

    Lisa- Thank you! I LOVE layering!

    Sylvia- Thanks doll! I am SOO happy for Gina and Ryan as well!

    M.- Thanks!

    Emily- Hello! Thank you so much for being so sweet! Good luck in your bike search!

    Arnique- Thank you! I love my new bike :]

    Joanna- Thanks! You're too sweet :]

    Little Tree Vintage- Awwh, I hope you find one someday :]