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Sakura time!

Sakura time!

Sakura time!: Cherry blossom prints

I am a black and grey kind of girl, but when springs comes around, the one print that always gets me is the cherry blossom. This spring there seems to be loads of it around, and I confess to already buying a pair of impractical shoes, and a nice tunic. I have my eye on the Uttam jacket I’ve linked below as well…

Sakura time!: Cherry blossom necklace by Tatty Devine

Tatty Devine Cherry blossom branch necklace

Sakura time!: Cherry blossom print trainer by Nike

Nike Cherry blossom trainer

Sakura time!: Cherry blossom print Apple watch band by Casetifyb

Casetify Cherry blossom apple watch band

Sakura time!: Cherry blossom print waterfall jacket by Uttam Boutique

Uttam Cherry blossom waterfall jacket

Sakura time!: Cherry blossom print silk dress by Jaeger

Jaeger Cherry Blossom print dress 

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The winter coat Kickstarter you need to check out

The winter coat Kickstarter you need to check out

I think what really sold me on this Canadian-designed coat were the gloves that stay stashed in the sleeve when you’re not using them. Oh, how I hate bulging pockets full of gloves and scarf. Well, let’s be honest, they aren’t usually MY gloves and hat my pockets are full of, but this way, I will actually also have my own gloves as well. I do also like that the coat options aren’t all giant and bulky. I hope they keep the extended women’s sizes once they move out of Kickstarter land. 

smart parka benefits

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Five things I love from the new Canadian Marks & Spencer online shop

Five things I love from the new Canadian Marks & Spencer online shop

I admit it, I paid crazy duties and taxes to import underwear from Marks & Spencer. But now, oh now I don’t have to. I can order in Canadian currency and not pay duties! Hurrah! And now I don’t even have to limit myself to underwear. Unfortunately there’s no food available on the site… Yet.

Spotty anorak

spotty anorak

Spots! Sort of waterproof!

Lace floral dress

floral lace dress

Normally I’m not a big fan of their Per Una line, but the mirrored florals has won me over in this case. Despite the model looking like she’s witnessing some spectacular workplace accident happening behind the camera.2

Polka dot peep toes

polka dot peep toe

I have a thing for polka dots. You must know this by now.

Double-walled glass teapot

teapot

Watching tea spread through hot water is mesmerizing.

Picnic hamper

picnic hamper

Cumbersome, impossible to carry more than 5 feet fully loaded, but somehow I desperately want one of these.

Go forth and order, Canadians, without duties!

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Oh, autumn

Oh, autumn

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Oh autumn. One minute I’m sweating, the next minute I’m shivering. I find myself cycling between midi skirts and flats, trousers, boots, jackets, and coats. Here are some of my favourite options right now.

modcloth city lovin coat

silver flats

Nordstrom Olson pointy toe flats (above), Modcloth City Lovin’ Coat.

joefresh moto jacket

steve madden troopa

Joe Fresh vegan leather moto jacket (above), Steve Madden Troopa boots

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The gorgeous bike pannier Indiegogo campaign you need to check out

The gorgeous bike pannier Indiegogo campaign you need to check out

You know me, I am a bit, er, obsessive when it comes to bike panniers that look like lovely bags. I mean, other than super sporty things that look they’re going on a hike afterwards. I am an upright bike riding, wear my regular clothes that I’m going to work in kind of cyclist.

I have lusted after some of the gorgeous accessories from Polish bike shop Bike Belle for several years, and now they have an Indiegogo campaign to fund their new MIRA line of panniers. And you will want to get in there now.

 

au lait elston swing velvet

There are still some early bird pricing perks left, so pop over to Indiegogo and support them. I don’t really wear any purple, so the Swing Velvet is out for me, but the Au Lait has had me hovering over the Contribute Now button many times today. I mean really, look:

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I particularly like how they’ve managed the pannier clips, with a zipped cover so they don’t snag your clothes as soon as it comes off the bike. It’s the one downside of the Bobbin Straw Pannier I have now.

pannier clip cover

So, which one would you choose? I need a winter bike pannier, right?

 

All images courtesy of Bike Belle

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