It is almost impossible to ride a bike in a pencil skirt. Scratch that. It’s almost impossible to mount, ride or dismount a bike gracefully in a pencil skirt. I know this. I’ve been riding my bike for a couple of years now and have a pretty good idea of what works. Pencil skirts don’t work.
However, I sometimes just feel like wearing them anyway. Today was one of those times:
I thought I could get away with it because this skirt isn't as fitted as some pencil skirts. I was wrong. I think the combination of the skirt and the wedges was just too much to handle. I made it without incident, but trust me, it was not pretty.
The skirt though is pretty. It’s just not good for bike riding. I still love it though – cobalt is one of my favorite colors and I like the added color of the embroidery. I actually created this skirt from a vintage Guatemalan dress that was damaged on top. And by created, I mean I just cut off the top and added some elastic.
Why, yes, I do have mad sewing skills. Thanks for noticing.
I paired the skirt (rummage-saled) with a striped tee (J. Crew), wedge sandals (Corso Como via Piperlime), an oxidized-buckle belt (thrifted), bangles (Nordstrom & thrifted) & a necklace from my blogger-friend, Erin (thanks, Erin!).
To recap: Pencil skirts are not good for bike riding, I like cobalt, a lot, and I have secretly amazing sewing skills. Oh, and I’m linking up to Thursday’s are for Thrifters.
Happy Thursday, All!