Monday, July 28, 2014

Like It's Golden

You know what they say about learning how to ride a bike?  You never forget.  Well this weekend I found that to definitely be true.  One bus, one train, one ferry later.  For the first time in nearly 15 years I hit the road again on a bike.  I was a little wobbly at first, but after a while it was as if I never stopped riding.  The trees.  The breeze.  The sky.  The day.  "Look at God," my grandmother would say.  There was something really magical about being outside riding along the waterside on a road to nowhere in particular.  Peace.  Joy.  Freedom.  I didn't know it, but nature would agree the day as it was was meant to be.

Polka Dot Blouse (H+M)
Celebrity Pink Black Jeggings (Macy's)
Turquoise Necklace (Forever21)
Gladiator Sandals, Sam Edelman (Zappos)
Crossbody Bag (Dooney and Bourke)
Mustard Boyfriend Sweater (the Loft)

When you spend all week inside a big building in an office with no windows, there's something so freeing about being outside in nature.  I hope you all have a great week, and stay tuned for more pics and a post on where I took these shots!

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  1. Love that turquoise necklace! Sounds like an amazing bike ride

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    1. thanks Shenine! it's a really old piece, but it still manages to work. and yes the riding was a lot of fun!

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  2. I love bike riding- so fun to go again I'm sure! I also love your top- I'm usually not a huge polka dot person, but I love how you styled it!

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    1. thank you Carly! and yes, polka dots can be hit/miss, but this one works for me b/c the dots are not too big. The fabric is nice and the shape is simple enough that it I can also tuck it into a black pencil skirt/pants for a more work appropriate look.

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  3. I love everything about your outfit. How could I not when you are wearing some of my favorite brands...Sam Edelman & Dooney and Bourke. You did a lovely job of pairing everything together
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    1. thanks Jazz! Those shoes have been on constant repeat. I'm glad I'm getting good wear out of them. and I've been a Dooney fan since high school. I lucked out and found the crossbody at a consignment store yearrrsss ago. Their leather pieces never go out of style.

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  4. You take beautiful pictures girl and I love those gladiator sandals!

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    1. thanks Amanda! But I must say nature did all the work that day, and it's always nice when you can convince your guy to take a couple of outfit pics for you. He's a big help!

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  5. You always take such beautiful photos, Ele! Love your style. And so fun that you rode your bike. It has been YEARS for me. I wish I had one!

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    1. thanks so much Kelli!...They had bike rentals down at this national monument we visited. My bf took some amazing shots there with his camera, so I'll be posting some of those soon. I haven't been on a bike since mine broke 10+ years ago, so it was great to get back out there. The weather was great, not too hot and everything worked out perfect! no falls! haha

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    2. You inspired me to get a bike! Glad there were no falls! :)

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  6. That is such a beautiful outfit--the colors, the polka dots, everything!

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    1. thanks Rebekah, but I think mother nature upstaged me that day. I love that golden/yellow color of the flowers. A total coincidence that my mustard cardigan matched them perfectly, and I wasn't even going to wear it!

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  7. i absolutely love that top and necklace together such a pretty combination!

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    1. Thanks Henning! It's funny how things work out, I wasn't even going to wear it originally. I wanted to wear my new chambray dress, but pants ended up being a better choice for riding. Glad I wore it! and thanks for stopping by :-)

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  8. Man, you are making me want to ride a bike! I am not supposed to ride one while pregnant or I really would like today, hah! I agree there is nothing like that feeling of the wind in your hair and the world at your fingertips!

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    1. They also had little 2 and 4 person buggies with an umbrella top, including some with seats in the front for little ones--small enough for toddlers. Tandem bikes too. So when the baby gets a little older you could always bring him with you to NY, I know how much you enjoyed it the first time you went. There were lots of families there too.

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    2. children's bike rentals as well :-) the place is Governor's Island.

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    1. thank you Karen, and thanks for taking the time to stop by. I appreciate it!

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    2. I wish the pieces were still available online b/c I would've added the links but I tend to keep things for a while and just buy new here and there.

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  10. Polka dots and turquoise will always be in style. Love!

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  11. ELe - love the polka dot top with the necklace! I, too, used to ride a bike as a kid but have been scared to get on one again! Also, I did get the Loft boyfriend mustard cardi but returned it because I found it hard to match!

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