My Summertime Ride


She’s come a long way in the past year, and I’ve finally outfitted her with a headlight and blinkie for the back. The Canton crew has been biking to and from shenanigans recently, and my new basket has been conventient for transporting wine to dinner parties or my laptop to get some work done at Muggswigz.

My most recent addition has been this skirt guard from Simeli. Suspsicously close to my own name, I figured owning this model (Ananda) was meant to be. The customer service at Simeli was wonderful, and I highly reccomend purchasing one of these pretties. Time and time again I am asked if I made them myself, but they’re so intricate, I’m not sure if anyone would actually believe if I told them I did. Maybe it can be a winter project to make something similar for friends?

photos by Phil

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O U T F I T   D E T A I L S :

blouse: Medina Antique Mall | shorts: thrifted | belt: Forever 21
hat: Secret Past Vintage (Cuyahoga Falls, OH) | Shoes: Etsy Vintage (out of business)

27 Responses

  1. Nissa says:

    What a lovely bicycle & she certainly has come a long way!

  2. Krystle says:

    Love this..hooray for bike rides!! I just finished giving my retro bike a fresh new paint job..a white vintage basket is on the way too! Can’t wait to take Clementine out for a spin!

  3. malia says:

    i have been admiring your blog for quite sometime have helped me with my self image. thank you so much! <3

  4. Jess says:

    what a lovely bike! I have been meaning to fix up my vintage Raleigh- thanks for the motivation!

  5. olivia says:

    your blog is eye candy!

  6. Mallory G says:

    I’ve had Simeli bookmarked for a long time….they create such lovely bike accessory. When we were in the Netherlands last summer, I was so enamored with the bicycle culture. There are 500,000 bicycles in Amsterdam!!! Didn’t do any riding in the city, but we stayed in a little village and rode around the Dutch countryside. Heavenly…

  7. Kyla says:

    Super cute outfit, I love the hat! I’ve been dying for a bike for the longest time, and yours is simply amazing. A fun post for sure!

  8. I LOVE your bike! So pretty! And you look lovely, like always :)

  9. allie says:

    Awesome! I snapped a photo of her as well :)
    So pretty!

  10. cute,
    you sport shorts very well!!!

  11. zelina says:

    Gosh Amanda that bike is looking rad I love it. I would go pic fresh flowers in it.

  12. anastasia says:

    I’ve been yearning for one of those dress guards for ages :’c but my bike’s been wounded in combat and it’s kind of useless in my sprawling city anyway, poor old guy.

  13. iris ashley says:

    i’m loving this entire outfit, bike included! it all goes together wonderfully and the skirt guard is gorgeous! makes me want to buy a bike!

  14. Anonymous says:

    Oooooh I like your bicycle!!!!

  15. Mallory G says:

    You may have already come across this, but a good complimentary bike project!

  16. Angel says:

    i luv your blog. you are so creative and an inspiration to me. :)

  17. Ashlee says:

    I am so envious of your bike! Your bike is so gorgeous! I love the new additions and the color of it! Beautiful <3

  18. Kim says:

    Hi there! You look great! I just love the outfits you put together! And the bike it’s the most adorable bike I have seen, and in my favorite color of course:) I love the skirt guard! It’s beautiful!
    Have a lovely day!
    Take care!

  19. Leigh-Ann says:

    best bike ever.

  20. danielle thompson says:

    i’ve wanted one of those crocheted guards ever since i saw them about this time last year! guess i need to get a bike first. ;) good for you getting one, it looks spectacular on your fabulous bike! : )

  21. Danielle says:

    i love your bike! the make and color are just what i’ve been looking for. now to find one :) and the skirt guard goes so well with it. i love that your belt matches too!

  22. katie says:

    i. need. that. skirt. guard. pronto!

  23. bonita says:

    ~ * ? * ~
    Wow! I love your bike & you look so cute riding it! Those bike skirts sure are somthin’! > u Depict This!
    ~ * ? * ~

  24. Katie says:

    I have been obsessing over vintage bikes and crochet skirt guards lately… Now I’m obsessing even more! So beautiful.

  25. that is sooo pretty (the skirt guard)!!! I love yoru shorts too!

  26. morgan says:

    so cute! and I love your blog pretty lady! :)

  27. laura says:

    oh my goodness! this is too cute. your bike is delicious and i love love love the skirt guard. totally tempted.