A couple months ago I moved 25 miles North to the top of the Bay. I knew was in for a lifestyle change becoming a homeowner, but I was a bit ill-prepared on how it would effect my personal style. I used to drive to work daily, which meant I could dress up to my heart’s content, and wear shoes that click clacked down the office hallway. Now I bike and take the ferry to the office, having bought a cheap men’s bike off Craigslist to use for my commute. The non step-through frame means I can’t wear my usual go-to of circle skirts and dresses. I have to wear items like *GASP* pants and *ANOTHER GASP* cotton t-shirts. It’s been a struggle to find the right outfits that still make me feel like me.
Luckily I’m starting to get a bit more savvy in the commuter style department. I felt pretty good in this number, being that it was mostly vintage. And something I need to remember is that red lipstick ALWAYS makes me feel glamorous, no matter what I’m wearing!
Blouse: Vintage from Held Over on Haight
50s jeans: from OLL FB group
Sunflower print sneakers: Vans
Bakelite rings and bangles: various sources – from Ebay, to Relic Vintage on Haight
Wood watch: Fieldcrest in Maple, c/o Jord
Sunglasses: Prada knockoffs from a shop in Alameda
I might as well call that backpack vintage, because it’s my backpack from high school! All original patches from that era of my life! And FYI Jansport has a lifetime guarantee. I had kept this for a long time even when the zipper broke because it was special to me with all those patches sewn on. When I learned about their guarantee I sent it in to Jansport and they fixed it for free! I love that I’m able to use it again.
It was also great timing when Jord asked if I wanted to review one of their watches for my blog. Now that I have ferries to catch, I needed a timepiece that I could wear daily that would go with everything. I couldn’t be happier with the watch I chose, the maple Fieldcrest. I love that it is subtle yet boldly unique. Their sizing instructions made it easy to ensure a perfect fit.
Any ideas on what I can wear on the bike? Lately I’ve been eyeing 1960s scooter dresses with the built-in shorts. And I’ve even been searching for 1980s jumpsuits! Here’s to new sartorial challenges in life!
*I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample for review purposes. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience.*