Monday, 3 January 2011

old faithful

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There are a few old faithful elements in these pictures. I know it's a brand new year (and I'll get pictures of my New Year's outfit up at some point) but that doesn't mean everything needs to be brand new. This is my Barcelona bike, which is probably officially vintage by now (just not the right kind of vintage, like my Mexico bike was, hehe). I bought this bike in early 2007 for €60 (gah, it took me so long to find the damn euro sign on the keyboard!) and since then have probably paid over €100 in repairing its constantly defunct brakes and replacing the seat and back wheel when they inevitably got stolen, to say nothing of all the punctures... Barcelona is one of the world record cities for getting your bike stolen so even this ancient and decrepit baby has a motorcycle lock on it! Still, with all its myriad faults, the bike has served me very well and indubitably saved me more money than I've spent on it.

The boots are ancient faithful friends too, and the sweater is going to be, I can tell!

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In a blur on mi bici
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sweater: Three Feathers Vintage
skirt: Zara (yeah, the evil empire that I hate)
tights: boots
scarf: hand me down
boots: Timberland, ancient
bike: probably about fourth hand!
bag: was my mom's

57 comments:

daisychain said...

LOVE this so freaking much

starlingdarlings said...

That sweater is simply amazing, and you really make the best of it too! Love the outfit. :)
xoxo from Sweden
//Sara and Emma http://www.thelittlestoryteller.blogg.se

NRIGirl said...

So this is what Barcelona looks like!

CAITLIN said...

this outfit is amazing--you look so cozy, i love it! i hope you had an amazing nye and i can't wait to see how you adorned yourself!

toks visoks said...

Oh, i can;t wait for the bike season to open!!! :)

Amber Blue Bird said...

this is a crazy cute outfit and your faithful boots are amazing and go so well with this look

Dylana Suarez said...

You look beautiful! I love the way you layer. So chic and cozy!

Lovely blog!

xoxo,

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Emily, Ruby Slipper Journeys said...

@NRIGirl: Well, Barcelona looks like lots of things, it's one of the most diverse cities out there. I haven't been very good at documenting it this time, but you can see some posts in November/December. : )

Terri said...

I love the evil empire skirt...

Raquel said...

I love you oversized sweater and it looks great layered with your Zara skirt :p
Biking seems like a great way to travel, eco-friendly and exercise friendly :) I've seen a lot of Londoners riding bikes, maybe I can try it too if I find a house close to my hospital :)

Jan said...

I wish I could motor around on a bike. I don't trust Dublin drivers not to kill me. Loving the mustard tones :)

Velvet said...

You're beautiful in that mustard sweater! I love your tights too.

Emily, Ruby Slipper Journeys said...

@Raquel: I haven't tried biking in London yet, for reasons that Jan mentions. I'm kind of scared of the psycho English people... ; p

Lynn said...

super cute! i love your "bundle-up-ins" and that bike looks like a stellar ride. happy new year wishes sent your way! ♥

A said...

Good picture. Last one seems a bit blur. Bike, of course, is cool for the money you have spent.

Closet Fashionista said...

I love the outfit, and wow that bike has been through a lot, haha :D
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Fleur-de-Lis said...

You look SO cozy!!
Loved the bike :)

And..happy new year!

Rebeccak said...

I love the mustard jumper - I have been thinking of knitting one in this colour!

Do you ride much? I had a short-lived bike thing last year when I was living close enought o work to ride each day. Unfortunately Sydney with its massive hills isn't really ideal for riding, unless you are crazy fit!

Marisa Noelle said...

I love this!!! You look totally comfy cozy but very chic and stylish as well. The sweater is gorgeous and I just adore the mustard paired with the gray leggings.

Virginie Lavallée Bélanger said...

I love this outfit Emily!

All my best wishes for the new year, I look forward to following you on all your adventures XOX

Molly said...

That 2nd picture of you is absolutely stunning.

Your outfit is super cute and I'm excited to see your NYE outfit!!

Leaving the House in THIS?!?!

Robyn said...

I wish I had some old reliable yet still incredibly awesome items like these in my wardrobe. I have no soul when it comes to clothes. I sell, trade, donate, or toss clothes at least 3 times a year without thinking twice.

Diana said...

love your sweater! i can totally see it becoming an old faithful piece in your wardrobe :) the color is so cozy

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Chaucee said...

There's always something great about a mustard cardigan and a bike.

Leigh said...

thanks for commenting on my blog! you are right-your blog is great, and i am now following you!
i also love your sweater!

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SMASH said...

Ugh I've said it before and I'll say it again, mustard is your color! And I think you've mentioned it before about how you appreciate when bloggers re-wear outfits (as if they're real people ahem) and I do too! Hope you had a lovely NYE Em!! 2011--let's get this party started ;)

xx
MILK TEETHS

Brittany said...

I love this color, especially on you! You look so cute :) and I agree about spending time off the internet to spend with others, you're so great!

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CC said...

Love you outfit! That sweater is adorable. :)
Xx

Anthea said...

Love your whole outfit. So cute! I love old faithfuls. Wish they never break.

Anthea,
Embracing Style

Lisa said...

very cute, love the sweater!

Giovanna ♥ said...

Such a lovely outfit! Thanks for visiting my blog ❤ I’ll be back soon :)
xo
Giovanna
Boho Market Blog

Anything but Bland said...

Dear Emily,

I absolutely love everything about this outfit. The colors blow me away!!!! :)

love, polly

Imogen said...

I love your style so much here. I adore this shade of yellow I have been wanting something in this colour for awhile now. Love old faithfuls too.

CAITLIN said...

aw, don't worry--i am totally hopeless at canadian geography as well :) i once drove an hour toward ottawa instead of toward quebec city before realizing that i was turned around. we went to portland, maine (not oregon), and it's about a 4 hour drive to the coast from where i live.

Carys said...

I love your outfit!! It looks so cosy and stylish at the same time!
From Carys of La Ville Inconnue

plentyforpennies said...

Love your outfit. You look cozy and super warm! Thanks so much for commenting on my blog!

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Erin Cathleen said...

Love your cozy sweater and scarf combo! You are the picture of casual chic... and the bike is a lovely (and pragmatic!) touch. :)

Emily, Resplendent Tranquility said...

I always enjoy seeing how you style up this sweater. The color is terrific on you. AND THOSE SLEEVES! Nothing beats a big cozy sweater with bog cozy sleeves.

Maple coffee is delicious. I wouldn't recommend having any other maple-y treats with it, though. It'd put you in a serious sugar coma! That aside, you should definitely try some next time you have the chance :)

Annie, Time Enough for Drums said...

The sweater and the scarf are just perfect. I've been searching for a camel coat or sweater, and I want yours!

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oomph. said...

great outfit...love the colors here!

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walkthesand said...

Looks like an awesome sweater - perfect colour!
x

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Kirstin@CrimsonRosella said...

I am obsessed with this colour right now! It looks delightful on you:)

Lesley, Lavender and Lace Vintage said...

wow! what an adorable blog/outfit/pretty lady!

thanks for commenting on my post, btw. i'm super new to blogging and i love comments as well!

and barcelona! spain is so magical. i spent some time in madrid and had a ball.i really like that mustard-y color. brunettes look lovely in it, as do you!!

definitely following. :D

One Girl said...

beautiful grandpa sweater! !

Stefany said...

Your bike is so cute. And the mustard yellow sweater = <3

Kallie, Happy Honey and Lark said...

you are so cute in this post!! i love the outfit, especially the oversized sweater, and your bike looks perfect for adventures.

Anything but Bland said...

hahah SO true! god, still going nuts over the hue of your sweater!! ;D

yiqin; said...

your scarf is so chic and comfy!

MAUD said...

ah, old favourites are the best!

Krystal said...

I'm in love with your bike, ha! I have two...a really really super old one and then a mountain bike that I maybe bought in 2005..but yours is way cooler yo!

ana said...

Oh my bike! I see you and I remember I have a beautiful bike I don't use as much as I want to! anyway! your camel sweater is sooo nice!

Anything but Bland said...

hahaha I don't see how it could work out now, but thank you so much, dear. I appreciate it. Thanks for the kind words :)

boys are rubbish!

iloveyouvalentine said...

what wonderful pictures! you're so beautiful :D
and i love that bike!

herwaisechoice said...

Okay, this is going to sound so weird, but you totally remind me of a girl straight out of an indie film! Haha. You look so carefree and lovely!

Jen

sojourned in style said...

you look so cozy and warm. but i always like a unique accent or spin you put into everything you wear. the scarf is terrific, and i like the vintagy and oldness of everything. hope this bike doesnt get stolen :)

Shallow Mallow said...

You know since my rant about Zara in one of my comments here I've been in the evil empire myself and must say they got some gorgeous stuff in there.. *sigh* well, obviously you know this already :D Looking great!

I just realized today that I've had my current bike in daily use for over three years now. Just as well considering the amount of money I had to invest in repairs over the first year. Breaks and tires always seem to die on me and nevermind the gears. My bike is now a no gear camouflaged as a three gear. Thank goodness this place is flat as a pancake! :)