Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Hot as hades

So, I almost called this post "Cycle Chic" but then I noticed that this outfit isn't particularly chic. And you know what? It's too hot to care. It is so bloody hot today, one of those days where you step outside and instantly start sweating. A tshirt and cut-offs day.
T-Shirt: J.Crew Outlet ($5)
Belt: Thrift gift from Mom
Shorts: Self cut (really really old)
Cycling Cap: c/o Mister Nutter
To be honest, I've been a bad blogger: I was supposed to post about this awesome hat by Mister Nutter last week (before August rushed in), but life decided to blow up in my face. It seems to be serendipity though, the day I decide to post about my new cycling cap, there is a bike race in town! This week is Beverly's (my town) homecoming week, which means fireworks this weekend and the Beverly Grand Prix today. The Prix is actually more fast paced than you would think, there are probably 100 cyclists who have 40 minutes to make as many laps as possible around a pre-determined route. It's really pretty exciting! The action in town inspired me to break out my own bike for ride. I thought this cute nautical necklace complemented the jaunty polka-dotted cap so well, I really love how laid back this outfit is.

So as promised, some ring photos! Chris did such an amazing job picking it out, it's perfection art deco style. The band and little diamonds around the edges are all original from the early 30's. Our friend Emily who is a jeweler was going to scrap it, but Chris gave it another life:
And here are some photos I took at the prix this afternoon:
Phew! It's been quite a day! Chris had his hand surgery this morning and other than some post-op pain, he is doing fine. We've both been up since 4am though, which is WAY too early in my book. After spending seven hours in the hospital today, I've decided that we're ordering out tonight!

Goodnight!

EDIT: as per Kimberley's request, my bike is a vintage Concord "Mixtee" that I bought at a flea market for $60

36 comments:

Lauren said...

Perfect outfit for a hot day! Love the simple accessories. And your ring is gorgeous :) Congratulations again!!

Small Time Style

amber said...

I love days when I throw on some cut off shorts and a tee. Also, I have to say that you have gorgeous hair!! I wish mine was as beautiful..lol

amber

Kimberly said...

Congratulations on the engagement!! :) I love love! I have to ask, though, not about the ring but the bike - what kind of bike is this?? Thanks!

dear kate said...

love the ring! your man did a great job!
as for your outfit, it's perfect! what more can you do when it's blazing hot and all you want to do is walk around town with as little as possible on without looking...well...trashy?!
katie

Archives said...

my goodness, your ring is GORGEOUS! YAY! :D

Miranda said...

It's WAY too hot here too!
I'm running out of cute summer clothes, because it's so darn hot.
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Under Urooba's Umbrella! said...

Your ring is superb! Very pretty indeed.
Also, although your outfit is casual, I'm really digging that necklace. IT IS FABOUSH!

Andrea Garland said...

Oh your ring looks lovely, Cris have so good taste & knows u well.

Meg! said...

Your ring is so lovely. I adore vintage rings; you are one lucky gal. :D

And that hat is so cute and fun! I love it!

grace said...

i like your bike! and hat!

Gracie said...

Love that first photo with rainbow, it looks great! And I love the outfit!

cb said...

great mixte frame! i have an old 1969 raleigh and i love her! her name is maryjane because she is green :) does your bike have a name? great bike hat by the way. it is super hard to find an attractive bike hat out there...the top of the hat is always so small but they are really made to fit under your helmet BUT they just don't make them for everyday use! i have been meaning to post about how to make a bike hat...they are SUPER easy...even the mister sewed one! by the way you look great!

xo,
cb
www.thecitybirdsnest.blogspot.com

Angie D said...

See, I think you look great! I also have a soft spot for cycling caps! They're adorable, and polka dots? SOLD.

The ring is STUNNING. I adore that Chris chose to give it a new & happy life. So romantic <3

Rio said...

Beautiful ring!!! I love the hat and necklace too! We definitely have not been having the same heat problem here on the California coast!
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Kimberly said...

Thank you kindly! (I'm a bit bike-obsessed lately) I dig your bike and I adore your ring, too!! Congrats, again :)

Brianna said...

I love the cutoff shorts :)

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Kimberley said...

The ring is so dainty & beautiful! This is a cute casual look. It has been ridiculously hot and humid here too, ugh.

Clare said...

Oh Julie, the ring is just beautiful. And you look so cute in that hat! I love it!!

Charlie said...

the ring is gorgeous! also, I hope Chris' hand is going to be okey. I ordered in yesterday as well lol, had one of those not so good days and stressing about making dinner wasn't really worth it. I bet Chris appreciates the extra time you have for him as well. :)

Hailey said...

I love the ring, it really seems to suit you! Your hubby did an amazing job picking it, but seeing how well he dresses himself I guess I shouldn't be too suprised by his great taste in jewlery! Congrats to you both I can't wait for all the wedding stuff to come!!!

April said...

I love how laid back and casual the outfit looks. I stil think its chic though! Definately something I would wear!

That ring is beautiful! Congrats! :)

jennifer said...

Your ring is BEAUTIFUL! congrats :)

Emily, Ruby Slipper Journeyer said...

You still manage some cycle chic with that hat and necklace in my books! And the ring is beautiful, very well saved by Chris. I've always loved art deco jewellery...

valeriew said...

I love these photos--and you do look chic!

CAITLIN said...

o la la! what a beautiful ring. i sincerely hope that my future husband will have such impeccable taste.

Fabiola "Fab" said...

that is pretty much me when I run errands, estate sales, thrift shopping!

Intelligent Tool said...

That is a gorgeous ring, It's funny b/c mine looks similar. My Fiance picked out the diamond from an estate peice he saw (the diamond is from the 50's) and had his own band made to fit it. It's pretty much the exact style yours is! :) Awesome :) & Congrats! & I want those shorts! oh and your hair! haha. ok I am done..........

susan in socks said...

Wear a helmet, girl!

Brain-Safe Pride!

Erin Cathleen said...

It is too darn hot here lately, and I'm down on the Cape! I loved seeing your photos of Beverly, though... I went to school near there and miss it!

style'n said...

beautiful ring!!!

barefootandvintage said...

hi! i'm new to your blog, but i see your name all over blog world. gorgeous ring! he most definitely did a wonderful job picking it out. oh and i'll be stalking regularly. ;)

paige
http://barefootandvintage.wordpress.com

Kelly Valentine said...

Congratulations on your engagement!!! Your ring is stunning!! And sometimes there is nothing more chic than a well made white t-shirt and worn in denim shorts...

xo Kelly V.

Glamourous Spirit

Andreia said...

that necklake is sooo perfect!!!

http://makingfashionnotwar.blogspot.com/

idée_géniale said...

Oh dude, this is exactly what i've been living in these days. anything else is just way too hot.
you look very cycle chic though, good call with the necklace.

oh and that ring is just amazing.

My Republic of Fashion said...

Great outfit & photos!SarahD:)

Becca Jane said...

For a blazing hot day outfit, t-shirt and cutoffs make a perfect combo in my books at least.

ALso - your ring! It is SO beautiful!

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