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…
Tatty Devine Cherry blossom branch necklace
Nike Cherry blossom trainer
Casetify Cherry blossom apple watch band
Uttam Cherry blossom waterfall jacket
Jaeger Cherry Blossom print dress
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.
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.
Spots! Sort of waterproof!
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
I have a thing for polka dots. You must know this by now.
Watching tea spread through hot water is mesmerizing.
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!
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.
Nordstrom Olson pointy toe flats (above), Modcloth City Lovin’ Coat.
Joe Fresh vegan leather moto jacket (above), Steve Madden Troopa boots
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.
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:
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.
So, which one would you choose? I need a winter bike pannier, right?
All images courtesy of Bike Belle