If you were reading me around April, you probably saw my articles about our little Strasbourg trip we took on an impulse to go get my birthday gift : a vintage mini bike from the 70s completely renovated, that was supposed to be delivered to us in Paris but finally could not so we had to go get it ourselves. This is the how and the why.
What’s funny about this story is that, even though I am a fully grown 22 years old, I don’t know how to ride a bike. I was born in Paris, and being a good city girl from the 00s, I just never learned to ride, except with the small wheels of course !!!! My honey decided to rectify this major problem in an adult’s life (“Hey, let’s take a bike ride between friends this afternoon !” “Well, I’m sorry I can’t, I don’t know how to ride ! Except if you’ve got small wheels ..!!” we agree this is not great as far as credibility goes !) by offering me this orange beauty that perfectly fits my tiny size.
It had become the year 2015’s newest mission : finally learning to ride a bike ! I must admit I wasn’t hard to convince, I could already picture myself riding this gorgeous bike along the Seine and making everyone jealous !!!!
As soon as the weather got a bit better at the beginning of May, we raced to a small secure street, and I finally straddled my big girl’s bike ! I was pretty sure if I could held my ass on a gallopping horse, I’d be able to stay on a bike ! Advantage was : I love speed, I’m never afraid to fall and I gain confidence real quickly in those kind of situations ! Disadvantage was : I really did not want to ruin my favorite white pants I wisely decided to wear that day. And Joey felt like my floating long cardi was very amusing and wouldn’t stop running after me, pulling on it every time I passed by him ! Besides those sticks I threw in my own’s spokes, I admit that, I did not let go, and I even managed to NOT stain my pants, which is a major achievement to me !
In the end, I can decently say I’m not that bad, even though I’m not completely comfortable (especially on turns !!!), but I’m such a clumsy girl so it’s pretty remarkable !
I must admit though, my bike’s size makes it easy for me, my feet get on the floor pretty quickly if I loose my balance !!!
Here is a little bonus where you can see my natural grace and ease after an hour of practicing on my Instagram account
A blogger without Instagram, it’s kind of like a hairdresser without a hair blow dryer, or a restaurant without cutlery, it’s not really complete.
I myself is completely ADDICTED. I post at least once a day the pretty things I see, what’s new, what I wear, where I go, and many other things (find it there).
But my biggest passion is to find beautiful accounts, with various and engaging universes.
Since I’ve been scrolling all day long on Planet Instragram, I’ve made some pretty great finds.
And since I’m not selfish, I felt like sharing these pretty discoveries in a brand new section where I’ll be sharing nine accounts you need to follow on a particular theme (lifestyle, animals, travels, fashion…), hoping you’ll these lovely universes from all over the world as much as I do !
FINALLY ! WE’RE THERE ! WE’RE OFFICIALLY IN SUMMER !
Please, let me not be the only one that hysterical once we’ve passed this day ?!
I could almost smell the iodine and feel the sand stuck in my butt crack just thinking about it.
So, what could be better than this outfit that reunites all of my summer’s essentials, those that will definetely get inside my suitcase this August, to celebrate this holy day ? Nothing, I tell you ! Here goes. Essential number 1 : The kimono. To be perfectly sincere with you, I would not have bet on it. I couldn’t imagine myself wearing one, but I finally gave in to this one, which made me change my mind. It’s so perfect for summer, it’s very light and so perfect for that famous little summer breeze we all know about, but you won’t fry to death if you keep it on your shoulders when the sun’s too hot. Essential number 2 : The lace top. Is there anything better than white lace for summer ?! I mean really ?! It’s light, it’s white, it’s see-through, it’s pretty, you can put it over your bathing suit and keep working on your hairnet tan too, and if you even find yourself wondering through a golden wheat field wearing it you can actually pretend you’re shooting a First Aid Kit music video. What more could you want ?! Essential number 3 : The boyfriend jeans. Yes, summer is not EXCLUSIVELY made out for shorts, so it’s important you have real jeans inside your suitcase. And, apart from my brother, WHO wears skinny jeans that sticks to your skin when it’s 30° outside ?! Mad people, I tell you. Boyfriend jeans are perfect in this case, for they’re super comfy, not too tight, and most of the time holed, which is important cause you can never underestimate the power of ventilation in the summer ! Essential number 4 : Leopard sandals. After 10 months rotting inside your perpetual boots and sneakers, your feet can FINALLY air out and enjoy the view of the floor ! I’ve been wanting to get myself this kind of sandals for some time now, and I’m so happy about it, my feet are too ! Only problem is that it’s a bit harder to put on than Birkenstocks. But being fashion girls and all, it’s a secret rule that we NEVER stop to the practical side of things, right ?! Essential number 5 : Accessories. It’s always important, but even more in summer, where your body is being badly treated (heat, sun, salt, all of these bad things we just love anyway…). A good pair of sunglasses to protect your eyes from the UV, a small and pretty bag to carry solar protections and a bottle of water (hydrating is extra important !), and of course, some ethnic pieces of jewel you’ll obviously lost in the sand at some point and that will make you loose weight in a heartbeat while you turn all of the beach sand over in the measly hope you’ll find them one day.
Essentials, I tell you