Monday, March 19, 2012

Picnic Weather

P1110594

P1110574
works cited: j crew factory skirt; five bamboo tee; h&m sweater; lanyapi necklace a gift from christopher (from nana's in DC); steve madden flats; nutcase helmet (from bicycle space in DC); my bicycle is a vintage raleigh triumph that christopher restored for me; his is an 80's trek that he found on craigslist and restored himself

This weekend, when Christopher and I both returned from our trips, we took our bicycles out for an afternoon picnic under the cherry blossoms on the potomac. I've gotten cabin fever this winter, working indoors so often and living in an apartment without any kind of outdoor space, so I was dying to be outside in the sunshine this weekend. The day was perfect--sunny and breezy and smelling like spring--and I kept wishing I could bottle it (as the old adage goes, those who cannot bottle, photograph). This week I have an embarrassment of riches--two of my best friends from college are visiting and so is Christopher's twin brother--but I promise to keep posting (if only for you, Mama!). XO.

37 comments:

Rebecca said...

I am glad that you'll still be posting with such a busy week! I have been missing your posts.

Mere and the Mister said...

lovely pictures!!
http://mereandthemr.blogspot.com/

LNR said...

I think we may have the same bicycle! Mine is dark green.

Renee said...

These pictures are beautiful! Riverside picnics are the best way to spend sunny days for sure. Your outfits always inspire me to keep putting fun outfits together (for the blog still trying to get off the ground and for me) and to still be myself in them.

Jess said...

I would love to go visit somewhere with cherry trees, I've never seen a lot of them in one place and they are so lovely (so is your outfit!). Are there many in DC?

Jessica said...

It looks like an absolutely perfect day!

Bookish at Breakfast said...

I love the cardigan! Looks like you had a gorgeous day.

^_^ wReY and R0bbY said...

you have a great blog in here! love your sunny disposition too! We're your newest followers. Please visit ours & follow us back.

http://fashionmoto.blogspot.com/

Thank you! ^_^

Elaine Ritchel said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Sal said...

Gorgeous! Glad you got outside to enjoy the sunshine.

meg said...

So incredibly perfect. I am looking out at trees covered in snow but if I squint my eyes they *almost* look like they are blooming with cherry blossoms. Here's to Spring and a fabulous week for you!

Meg in Progress

AmberRay said...

I love your blog! You always look so cute :)

Joanna said...

I'm loving all the wonderful weather everyone seems to be enjoying! We've spent countless hours outside, at the park, or by the pond, with our baby and dog. It's so cheery!

ModaMama.blogspot.com

Frannie Pantz said...

This is such a gorgeous picture of you! I love the gorgeous blossoms on that tree! All of our trees are still dead and brown. :-(

Sparlingo said...

You are adorable as always. And what I wouldn't give right now to live somewhere where the first day of spring LOOKS like spring!

Someone get me a retro bicycle, stat.

Sara Struckman said...

I have such good memories of cherry blossom time in DC! Thanks for the photos!

manda said...

zomg cherry blossoms!!
I have a nutcase helmet too, but I'm sad to say my possibly-vintage raleigh (sir walter) is languishing on a toronto sidewalk 400km away :(
anyhow. you look so springy and cute! have a great week.

Elaine said...

Love! The sweater and skirt are lovely together.

Callie said...

Oh my goodness, these pictures make me wish I was there right now. Beautiful weather and the perfect outfit to enjoy it in! I really love how you paired the cardigan with such a simple and sweet skirt. Lovely!

Callie
www.coffeeandcardigans.com

The Bookness said...

Yay!

BiblioMOMia said...

Isn't our city marvelous? Have fun sharing it with all of your visitors!

SoFashionistica said...

You are so lucky to be enjoying Spring weather, unfortunately here in the Bay Area we have had horrible weather. But atleast the rain stopped and now hopefully, we can have sun!

Marie @ Lemondrop Vintage said...

That tree is gorgeous! What perfect picnics pics.
Marie @
Lemondrop ViNtAge

DiamondsandTulle said...

What a gorgeous picnic spot! Though we love seeing your posts, enjoying life is the best thing out there! Sounds like you have a fun week ahead!

xx Vivian @ http://diamondsandtulle.blogspot.com

Sierra said...

How fun! I love that skirt. I have definitely been suffering from cabin fever as well. It's so difficult to sit inside on a beautiful day!

http://viennawaitsblog.blogspot.com/

Elegantly Academic said...

Awww, this photo is like a dream. Love Cherry Blossom season. I really wanted to go for a bike ride this morning, but still too scared to ride around too much traffic. Booo ... So I save myself for really early bike rides on the weekend!
Kel xo

chillairandperfume said...

I had some major cabin fever this winter. Luckily, spring has come early in Boston. Sounds like you had a lovely weekend, and you look adorable, of course!

xo,
Hannah
www.chillairandperfume.blogspot.com

Diana said...

Beautiful -- you and the landscape. I'm glad you enjoyed some fresh spring air. :)

Just Lovely said...

Beautiful photos!

Jackie @ This Is What I Enjoy said...

Such beautiful scenery!

Louise, Raspberries In Winter said...

I love the blossoms in this photo! So pretty.

Mica said...

Gorgeous photos! Such a nice springy outfit :)

AwayFromTheBlue.blogspot.com.au

What Would a Nerd Wear said...

@LNR--whoa, that's awesome! i've never seen a dark green one before (or even another triumph before).

@jess--the best cherry blossoms are at the tidal basin, just southwest of the washington monument, but there are also lots of trees around parts of the city

Liesl said...

What an adorable outfit and what looks like the perfect day! Got to love DC when the cherry blossoms are in fully bloom...I was there this time last year for them! :)

2ndhandknowledge said...

DC is a beautiful place in the spring!

jachmilli said...

California Bikes This cruiser also has a forward pedaling desigen, meaning the pedals are shifted four inches forward to allow for better leg extension and more open and comfortable seating position.
beach bikes

Daisy said...

Thanks for including my banner necklace. It looks great on you!

Daisy
www.lanyapi.com

Post a Comment