I've always had a thing for vintage flair. Not vintage as in old women's lace dresses that go down to the floor and smell like moths - I mean, vintage as in beautiful pieces from decades past. Last Summer, I put in an order for a BEAUTIFUL custom blue vintage-esque bicycle. A lovely robin's egg blue colour with a wicker basket and leather details. This Spring, my boyfriend and I picked up a vintage 1930's bike in AMAZING condition for only $75. It is a cute yellow/beige colour and we plan to make it a couples project. We are going to re-do the bike in a pretty bubblegum pink colour, add a basket to the handlebars.
Also, currently taking applications to start an all female bicycle gang, just putting that out there.
I used my blue bike to go for a ride on the boardwalk recently while wearing a Kate Spade striped dress and with a red and white vintage 1960's tote bag in my basket. I was having a wonderful time! I was stopped several times to get my photo taken, and to receive compliments about my bike and style.
Sunshine + vintage bike + fashionista = pure bliss 🌞 . Also - I looked up because I was certain bird poop in my hair was imminent #bike #classic #blue #livecolourfully #love #ABMlifeiscolorful #ABMlittlethings #ABMspring #myunicornlife #flashesofdelight #ihavethisthingwithcolor #livecolorfully #thatsdarling #saturday #fashionista #blogger #vintage #livecolourfully #quayaustralia #hillarygailstewart @hillarygailstewart @thebrunetteshake
It then occurred to me that bikes and fashion do in fact go hand in hand. Just like how cars can have a stylish appeal.
I mean, if Blair Waldorf can wear a floral Alice + Olivia dress while riding a bike in the Hamptons - so can you!