What I Wore Today: Cycling Edition

November 19, 2010 in Fashion by alliemcc

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

 : over the knee wool stockings on top of footless stirrup tights on top of thin ankle socks. My feet get really cold.

Apparently, my hair inspiration lately comes from Thundercats.

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!