What I Wore Today: Cycling Edition
So, literally, today was the 2nd time in my life I've ridden a bike outside of my driveway. The first time was on Election Day this year. It's kind of terrifying– 99% of Connecticut towns are not bike-friendly. I had a doctor's appointment a whole bunch of blocks away, and realized I could get there faster than walking, and cheaper (i.e. free) than the bus.
I'm an old pro at bundling up for locomotion in the elements, so here's what I came up with:
: life-saving wool cloche scored at Marshalls many years ago
: equally life-saving faux-pashmina scarf
: leather gloves
: my father-in-law's Army issue coat. Pretty sure one could survive a blizzard in just this.
: Esprit suede booties. I did not actually wear these out, although I probably would have felt safer. Note to self, wear shoes with tread when cycling.
: add fugly, theft-proof, vintage 3-speed
: vintage peach silk blouse
: Express tunic/dress
: vintage leather belt
It had started to sprinkle just before I finished my doctor's appointment, so my bike seat was a bit damp. No matter, just wipe that off and be on your merry way! Invincible winter fashion will protect you from rain, sleet, snow and dark of night!