September 23, 2009
Yeah yeah, ladies be shopping. It's true.
I didn't buy a lot of shoes last year because of the pregnancy. I heard all these stories from moms of my students about how their feet changed sizes and never went back, and how their ankles were so swollen all the time they could only wear clogs. The other reason they wore clogs is because they couldn't see their feet so they could put those shoes on by sort of using their toe to blindly feel around the floor. Ah!
If I was walking for hours and hours a day then later in pregnancy I did notice my feet swelling. I wore a pair of velcro Airwalks from payless. I figured if I wasn't go to look chic, I might as well do a little Miss Sarah circa 1997. Awww yeah.
Fall is upon us and this is evident when you visit shoe stores. I had such fortune/misfortune (depends on how you look at it) to visit shoe stores both on Monday and Tuesday. Ladies, these are dangerous times.
Here is one of my new pairs of pumps! I wore them with a navy silk skirt that I got on sale at some store in a fancy mall in Hong Kong 3 summers ago. You can't really see in the picture, but it has this great ribbing detail. I love it when things are made with care and detail.
I also visited redbike and had a chat with my beloved Cliff. He's my bike man. There are actually several lovely bike men there, but he is my first bike-man love. Ladies who have been waiting for your Pashleys from redbike. They're here! But don't get too excited, you have to wait for a couple of the dudes to get back from vacation so they can be assembled properly. You will be riding soon.
Cliff is also stocking abici too! Aren't they so pretty? The blue one has great lines and even though it's frame is more aggressive (for faster and harder riding), I could definitely get on board with that. They are so beautiful. And expensive. But if you like beautiful expensive things... I highly recommend you test ride one. The aqua one in the foreground is super pretty too.
See that grey Batavus? Part of me wants to sell the Pashley to one of you adoring readers and buy that Batavus in size small. Cliff figures if I wear 4-5 inch heels like I had on today I could probably fit the smaller one no problem! Especially if I had the saddle all the way down. The Batavus seems like a perfect bridge between the Pashley and my Amsterdam. A hybrid of my two favourite bikes... but then I'd have to sell both of them in exchange for the Old Dutch. Just look at the handlebars. And the big big wheels for super smooth rollin'.
Anyway, back to reality. Here's a cute orange cargo bike!
And even though I may covet and look at other bikes, the Pashley is my lady bike for the time being and I love her.
What a classy lady bike.