Thursday, December 9, 2010

Christmas In Summer









 Hat: Vintage, Thrifted
Dress: Vintage, Thrifted
Shoes: Vintage, Thrifted (free)

Yesterday my boyfriend Caleb surprised me by asking if I want my Christmas present now or later. Of course I picked now and lucky I did as I don't know how he planned to hide a beautiful vintage bike from me for more than 2 hours. It is the best present I have ever received and I am sure it stems from me going on and on about how much I adore vintage bikes.

Everything about it is perfect, not only is it the prettiest green colour, but it has the sweetest little bell. I wish I could record the sound it makes because it makes me smile every time. I always wanted a bike with a little wire carrier on the back too. I am hoping to thrift some saddle bags for it, or I may cave in and look online.

It was also such a thoughtful present as I am 21 and I am still to nervous and scared to drive. The one time I attempted ended in a battle between me and a fence and I can assure you the fence won. I freak out in the car often even though I am just the passenger, so being stuck between cars on the motorway in rush hour even in tiny little New Zealand is my worst nightmare. Oh goodness I have issues don't I?

We took the bike for a wee spin before we had to go out for the evening. I wish I could have found a prettier location, but we were in a hurry and I wanted photos! The shoes I am wearing I got for free from 'The Free Shop' (strangely enough). They are made of black suede, have a lace up front, winkle picker toe and a size too small, but I love them.  My dress is one of my all time favourite thrift finds (from New Zealand of course). It used to be two layers and down to the ground in scalloped netting, so I hacked the bottom off and it was the perfect length. I promise I will try an outfit post next time that isn't a dress, they are just so perfect.

p.s Hello to my new followers! Thank you so much for all the lovely comments you are all too kind. To answer many of you yes I do get the Zooey Deschanel comparison a lot, even random strangers down the street. I'd never complain, I love her dearly!

p.p.s I started a tumblr and would love some friends! http://alittlebrighter.tumblr.com/

48 comments:

  1. beautiful outfit :) love these pictures

    BM

    thebohemiangoods.blogspot.com

    x

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  2. that is the sweetest thing!!! you must have a wonderful boyfriend. :)
    you look adorable on it! and hey, bikes are a lot better for the environment and your health than a car! that's a major plus.

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  3. your dress is so pretty! you're so lucky you got an early xmas gift! ^,^

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  4. Just amazing. Love the dress and the photos. You are such a lucky girl for having such a thoughtful man in your life.

    xx

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  5. the bike is gorgeous, what an amazing present! the photos are really pretty too - love your hat :) x

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  6. Ok this is going to be a long comment...

    1. I LOVE your bike! It's too perfect. What a good boyfriend :)

    2. I'm getting a bike for Christmas too!! I picked it out late last month and snaffled up the last one left in New Zealand - and that was only on order, they haven't even arrived in the country yet! It's not vintage, but it's vintage looking, and I'm so excited!

    3. That dress is amazing. I wish I could go op shopping with you - you find the most beautiful things.

    X

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  7. you look ddiivviinnneee! love these photos <3 what a lovely gift :)

    xoxo

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  8. Your bicycle is so wonderful! I've been on the hunt for a green vintage bicycle for a while now but because I am a poor student and need some sort of transportation to get to school fast I caved and bought a mountain bike at a thrift store. Not very pretty, but it does the job. Haha, I seem to be in the same boat as you in terms of driving. I just got my licence over the summer and I am terrified to get into a car alone (or with other people, for that matter).

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  9. your bike is so perfect! what a gift. i love that thrifted dress too. beautiful lady!

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  11. oops that deleted comment was me signed into my boyfriend's google account!

    holy crow that dress is an amazing thrift find! my man is a bit of a "bike guy" and made me one for my birthday last year from a shiny red vintage frame and new parts, definitely an amazing gift. i'm so jealous that you get to ride yours now while i trudge around in snow up to my knees! enjoy it xo

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  12. sooo. i just got to lookin' at your shop... how does one American go about placing a bid?? I'm dying for that long sheer maxi skirt.

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  13. What a gorgeous bike you lucky duck!

    I made a tumblr the other day too, I'm going to follow you right now :)

    xx
    MILK TEETHS

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  14. oh my gosh! what a wonderful, sweet gift!!! :)

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  15. Oh the bike is so great! What a sweet present.

    And your dress is so beautiful! :)

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  16. That dress is so cute and summery. And I kind of want to steal your hat. Such a lovely outfit x

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  17. ooh a bike! Lucky you! I've decided lately that I really need to get my hands on a bike. Maybe someone will get me one for Christmas too? Here's hoping! haha. That dress is so pretty. Love the twirling photo. Twirling dresses are THE BEST.

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  18. Love the skirt! It's so cute!

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  19. Super cute outfit! :-) Oooh this was super sweet, the cycle is amazing! :-D

    xx

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  20. gorgeous outfit! The dress is so cute- perfect shade of pink/peach, and the lacy skirt is adorable. That is the sweetest christmas present I've heard of in a while :) I'm quite a bit scared of driving too, especially in the city, so you're not the only one :)

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  21. I'm also now following you! Just found your blog and I LOVE your pictures and style :)

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  22. These pictures are so romantic... Loving them... I love that peach color on you, fits you perfectly!

    *Following you on bloglovin.

    xoxo

    Sara

    http://theredcurry.wordpress.com

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  23. your photos are simply stunning!! beautiful outfit too :) x

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  24. Oh man, that's beautiful! What a lovely boyfriend, aha. You look absolutely lovely. x

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  25. really love your outfit! and pictures together with the bike :D i would love to have a hot christmas too! have never tried that before! what does it like?

    ♥ xxx

    http://theglamorousmess.blogspot.com

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  26. That bike is so lovely!! Your dress is stunning too, such a pretty colour :)
    I've just recently starting following you and i love your blog already, going to go check the tumblr out too!
    xxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  27. You have such a cute blog here - I surely don't know how I didn't find it earlier. So now I'm following for sure ;)
    I love the outfits in the posts below too.
    Congrats on getting the bike - I'm jealous!
    I'm actually going to be driving in about 10 mins for the first time in 3 years since I got my learners. I'm getting my mum's old car - I'm really hoping I don't get too nervous.
    Maybe you need to take it slow, it's obviously just an anxiety thing. You should try go-karting, where you def won't crash haha. In fact, it's prob encouraged.
    :D

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  28. Great photos! Amazing dress!!! Love the whole outfit.

    charmeleons.blogspot.com

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  29. aw! your boyfriend bought you a bike! best present ever. i am also 21 and terrified of driving even though i already have my license. i never use it but bicycle everwhere - even in the dead of winter.

    your dress is seriously SO gorgeous!! can't believe its all vintage your wearing!

    FASHIONMADEMEFUNKY
    www.fashionmademefunky.blogspot.com

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  30. Your outfit is totally cute! I love your dress, and your hat looks perfect with it. Such a lovely present, vintage bikes are adorable.

    xxxx

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  31. You, your blog, and these photos made me smile. Your so beautiful, and I love your vintage style. AMAZING. Oh, and christmas break = big new post. Sorry for the massive delay, and thanks for your sweet comment! panda xo

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  32. It's a lovely, lovely bike! I used to have a similar one, but sadly had to leave it behind when I left Mexico. And the dress is amazing; I can definitely see why it's one of your favourites. I've got to get a sewing machine one day, so as not to be scared off by unflattering hemlines... : )

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  33. That bike is cycle-tastic! I love it! Want.

    George
    Raised By Wolves

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  34. you look like the prettiest little ballerina in these, and the hat is just the right finishing touch to this lovely outfit <3

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  35. You made my day a little brighter :)

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  36. Very pretty dress! I love it. And you look gorgeous! ♥

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  37. ahh that bicycle is gorgeous! i am really jealous that for you christmas comes at summer time! i would love to be riding a bike around in the sun.

    thanks for popping by my blog

    x

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  38. oh my goodness you are just so cute! i LOVE vintage bikes (I have one now, but I'm getting another one soon) that is the sweetest present ever! you look adorable too in your lacey dress. I can't imagine not driving, I prefer my bike, but it was very scary at first to drive.

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  39. wow, you're so lucky! I would love a bike like that! Although this summer my boyfriend and i are restoring an old one for me :) i can't wait till it's done..

    your dress looks lovely too!

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  40. I love that dress! The skirt of it is so pretty!

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  41. That cape in the first picture is "mad-fierce"...I love it.

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  42. I love every photo from you :)

    fuckyeahaliice.blogspot.com

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