Last Friday was the last day of term and having had a few days in shorts and skirts and strappy tops, I was bored and wanting to wear pants again and cover up. Jeans would have been the death of me so I decided loose linen pants were the way to go. I confess to these not being terribly fashionable in some peoples eyes but guess what - they are comfy and in my world, on a very hot day, they are light and airy bliss.
I covered up further with the Whistles Freya shirt as I figured I was brown enough already. I am one of those people who actively try not to tan because I go mucky coloured. Not golden brown like my boys. Just mucky brown. And the WOC is good for house keys and tissues for those hay fever nose drippy moments. Fess up - you've been there.
Whistles Freya shirt, Hobbs NW3 bag, Matalan linen trousers, Primark sneakers, Dahon bike.
By the way, have you seen my new bike? Okay, okay, have you seen my sister's new bike which she has lent me and which she said I could borrow ... which probably means it will come to live with me for a goodly amount of time before it gets returned. To be fair, I did at least return her Chanel. Me good :o)
I rode it on the Thursday and Friday and it has changed my whole school run. No more red faced frantic legging it down the road - I can now casually keep pace with the boys. And I have had lots of ooh's and aah's from the mums over it. This is a Dahon fold up bike. And also the design is what I refer to as a "sit up and beg" bike. Not a racer, not a mountain bike but a good old sit up and beg bike which my dad would be proud of. Did I ever tell you my dad didn't speak to me for 3 months after I refused to have a girls bike and wanted a boys racer when I was about 10? Stubborness runs in the family obviously. Oh and it also says "bullet" on the cross bar thingy which appeals to my inner child.
Err, I was going to recommend one of these bikes (small trips/school runs) to you till I did some research and found out they are not cheap. Like starting price £350 not cheap. They are cheaper if you buy them in Hong Kong and bring them across like my mad sister did (luggage allowance - what's that??) but somewhat more pricey over here in the UK. But have a shop around, there are cheaper alternatives here. I can't vouch for them, two days on a bike does not make a cycling expert make me!
Anyway, here's how to re-create the look if you like. Tissues optional :o)