Monday, October 8, 2012

Red in the Face

Bicycle shirt - thrifted
Bicycle skirt - Smoking Lily, gift from Sheila
Logic oxfords - Cydwoq
Buttonflowers - MMD

The greatest thing about thrifting is how serendipitous it can be. I stumbled across this bicycle shirt awhile back, but held off on buying it. It seemed a little 'twee' for my closet, despite being a sickeningly perfect match for my Smoking Lily skirt. I finally grabbed it the day it was 99c, figuring it would be fun to wear a couple of times, but I might recycle the fabric into something else.

This buttonflower trio is one of the display pieces I had pinned together for my booth. I thought the colors went perfectly with the blouse, so I tucked 'em back to wear today. I should have worn tights because I froze all afternoon. I need to check the weather closer in the future. (And find more cheap cotton tights)


Thankfully my sunburn doesn't show up much in blog photos. It is itchy as can be today.

25 comments:

  1. That's cute! My daughter just got a shirt with bikes on it at an art show the other week. Seems like they are right in style.

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  2. Sorry to hear you are in the itchy stage. I hope it doesn't progress to peeling..?
    I have linked to your post today, as we are both wearing mighty fine shirts. Hope that's ok. :-) I love the matchy matchy elements in your outfit today. Now you all you need is a bicycle with a frame in a colour to match. I have a folding bike in duck egg blue that would go beautifully with your outfit.

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  3. Oh I so dislike when the sunburn gets to the itchy stage. Do you have aloe? Aloe helps so much!

    In other news, you look super cute, the shirt and skirt do match perfectly! And the buttonflowers look super cute with it!! I hope today has been a better day so far!

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  4. I love how perfectly that top goes with the skirt! Put baking soda into a bath of warm (not too hot) water - it will really help with the itch.

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  5. Very fun and nice outfit.
    You look great.

    Be careful with sunburning, it`s so bad for your skin!
    I'm pretty white myself, but don`t burn fast.
    But i am coverd up pretty much, so the sun can`t barely touch my skin :-)

    I can get reallt tan if i want, but the strange thing is i also can look like an albino.

    xO Arezu

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    1. I burn even with sunscreen. I usually opt to stay inside most of the time because even with preventative measures I still burn. I definitely won't be sitting out in the sun for long period again!

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  6. This shirt is too cute. I've had several of those thrift purchases myself. Sometimes I wear them once and then they get re-thrifted and other times I get way more wear out of them than I ever thought I would. I really love your skirt and you're right---the combo of this shirt and the skirt would be hard to pass up. I love your Buttonflower. It's very pretty! Hope your sunburn heels very soon!

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  7. Sorry about the sunburn. I think we have all been there. I love this outfit! And you already know I think that skirt is perfectly fun and fashionable. I love it! I still need to look at the buttons and obi belts you have! Where do the days go? Today I am cleaning up after a stubborn, spoiled beagle. Sigh.

    xoxo
    Lynn

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  8. I think this is a really cool outfit. The bike motif is really neat. I especially like the button flower combo with it. It is funny, but your legs look like they are cold in the picture, maybe that is just the power of suggestion.

    I have used aloe vera lotion to help cool a sunburn and stop the itching for a bit any way.

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    1. They were! But it's likely because of the comparison between my pink face and arms to my non-sunburned legs.

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  9. That shirt is simply darling! So sorry to hear the craft fair didn't go well - your blog is probably your better target market :)

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  10. I love the shirt. I especially like the way it is banded around the bottom. So cute. And of course the pin is perfect with it.

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  11. I love serendipitous thrifting! And this outfit. I don't think the bikes are twee at all, and the button flowers look so pretty with it.

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  12. This outfit looks great on you - your buttonflowers are perfect with it. Plus, you are way too cool ever to be mistaken for twee, regardless of what you've got on!

    I second Sheila's baking soda in the tub tip - hope it eases soon.

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  13. I love the bicycles with the button flowers! Sorry about the sunburn. Eesh.

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  14. That shirt is not twee. I vote to keep it on the island. It is absolutely perfect with that skirt, and will be a great layering piece, too.

    Proving that we are indeed Sisters-in-Cat and have a weird telepathic connection, I just finished pinning together several of your button flowers to wear on my cardi tomorrow, with an antique brooch. And my orthopaedic shoes :P

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  15. P.S. I tried to mail your package today but apparently it was a stupid postal holiday, which may explain why the postal service is pretty much bankrupt. Grrrrrr.

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  16. Adorable. Love the button flower trio with the bike print. And it's jumped from no tights weather to too cold for tights weather here.:)

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  17. Not too twee at all - I think serendipitous is exactly the tight word! Sorry about the face-burn, hope you're feeling better very soon.

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  18. i think you should keep the shirt! it's so fun, and not too twee at all!

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  19. I love the top (though I'm a sucker for anything bike-related!) and the buttonflowers go perfectly!

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  20. ADORABLE!!! They look like they were meant to be worn together!

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  21. I like the bike shirt! I don't think it's too young looking. I like finding things with interesting patterns too.

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  22. OMG, thats the cuuuuutest shirt ever!!! :) and perfect with the bicycle skirt :) dont even think of giving up shirt. :)

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  23. Gosh darn it, that's a crazy cute outfit.

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