Sunday, 18 March 2012

misty rhineland and white legs

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I just spent a lovely weekend in Bonn, riding my old vintage bicycle (unfortunately a few sizes too big though, I'm a bit unintentionally kamikaze on it) up the Rhine in search of a hot chocolate.

I was expecting my new white tights to be shining in the springtime sunshine, but instead it was a cool and misty day... still I think they went well enough with the washed-out landscape!

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My usual penchant for ballet poses resulted in plenty of giggles all round. : )

Photos by Albert

dress, sweater and vintage scarf: thrifted, tights: Calzedonia, shoes: Liz Claiborne sales circa 2009, sunglasses: TK Maxx, pin: the Sherlock Holmes Museum in London

26 comments:

Bobby said...

I love your bicycle! Have had no luck finding one in Cape Town :(

Closet Fashionista said...

I want a vintage bike! haha :D
Loving the outfit and your french braid, I remember I used to wear white tights all the time when I was younger...sadly I fear they don't look good on my anymore ;)
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Louise said...

You look gorgeous! I love the pop of bright white. I also spent the weekend cycling along a german riverside bike path with a french braid...coincidences abound!

Emily, Resplendent Tranquility said...

I'm really liking this easy, oh-so-cozy looking outfit. And the hints of bright color in your scarf and shoes really take the cake.

Raquel, Black Sheep said...

That last picture is awesome! (Not that the others aren't, haha)

Upon reading your title I thought you were bare legged! But that must be maybe because my legs are so white from lack of sunshine that the mention of white legs automatically reminds me of that! Anyway, your whole outfit is great, including the white tights :)

Preziosa said...

Love your pics and look!

Sasha said...

Aww, so sweet! :) Ah, I wish I could join you on a bike ride. LOVE bikes! :)

Valerie Enríquez said...

Sounds like such a lovely day! I would love to ride my bike down the rhine in search of hot chocolate, sigh. I only ever got in a boat down the rhine, but it certainly was not the cosy Germany I was expecting hehe. Love your scarf btw! x

Zane said...

gorgeous ensemble and pretty photos as well

Emily, Ruby Slipper Journeys said...

@Closet Fashionista: I always think of white tights as being for little girls too... but maybe that's why I'm enjoying them so much right now!

@Louise: Coincidences indeed! Although I seemed to arrive just in time for the bad weather.

@Raquel: hehe, I just think as these tights as a bare-legs replacement at the moment. They are almost the colour of my legs I think!

Miss Tallulah Porkchop said...

You have such an awesome style. I love every single thing you wear.

CessOviedo said...

You must be the cutest girl on a bike I've ever seen! I loved the white tights and polka dotted dress, bet they'll look as cute on springy sunny days!

Cess O. <3 The Outfit Diaries

Laura said...

Your hair looks lovely! Sadly, I can never get my braids to look that good when I do them myself, haha. I'm hopeless.

It's a bummer that the bike is too big, but at least it is adorable :)

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GIRL AND CLOSET said...

These photos & outfit are so full of charm! What beautiful inspiration!! xo veronika

curious constellation said...

Such a pretty outfit! You're getting me all excited for Winter down here.

Rebeccak said...

Oh that last shot is too good!

Love the scarf!

Emily, Ruby Slipper Journeys said...

Aww, thanks Miss Porkchop!

@Laura: True story, until last year I had never, ever done a French braid. You can learn it!

carooolyne said...

Nice outfit :)

Michal said...

It looks like such a beautiful misty day. I love your bicycle, and especially love that last photo. Such a pretty smile. : ]

Annebeth said...

that last pic is adorable, I love spontaneous photographs. And the white tights do pop!

Amber said...

your white tights look really good with this outfit. You always look so carefree and comfortable in front of the camera. Love that :)

Lia said...

Aww, what a lovely outfit! Bonn is such a great place, I love it.

Lia
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islabell said...

uh! that last photos is amazing. I can't even explain. :) !!! I like the white tights even on a chilly day. They add a little somethin somethin

dusanabotswana said...

did you take a train and take your bike with you? that countryside is incredible, oh what I'd do to be cycling around there, lucky you!! What took you to Bonn this time? Albert? Love that last pic of you, super cute dress & great use of that scarf too!
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Rebecca said...

You do fit in nicely with the landscape ad white tights make a great alternative to the ubiquitous opaque black tights. Also the sunglasses and scarf are very elegant.

caitlin said...

love this! i need to go bike riding...