When I moved last February just a bit south of downtown Seattle, I knew I wanted to get a bike. What I didn’t realize is how much I would love using it… not for commuting, but exploring! Do you ever have those moments when you’re in a car and wish you could pull over to duck into a store you’ve been meaning to check out for months? Or stop to instagram an inspiring moment? Heck, when you’re in a car, half the time you don’t even see those things. On a bike? You see everything!
So a few weeks ago I took the opportunity to take my new Brooklyn Bicycle out for a spin and finally explore my own neighborhood. We roamed down alleyways and over bridges, and found beauty in the most simple settings…
Like this overgrown wall of ivy and morning glories that made for a perfect backdrop…
Biking has also inspired some new wardrobe choices, like this jersey dress that is super comfortable to be running around in, but also dresses up nicely with a few accessories, heels and a jacket.
Just a few blocks down, we came to a corner full of Hollyhocks that I drive by everyday on my way home, but had never stopped to enjoy! And yes, my helmet matches my sandals. Duh.
I loved the way they looked against those wood slats too. Organic and graphic at the same time!
Next I did a quick change and we wandered up to the river…
I am a firm believer in biking in dresses. I mean, it’s not always practical, but it sure is comfortable (and cute!)!
The Duwamish is really industrial, but there’s this sweet spot with some pretty boats right by the bridge that made for a nice moment… and offered up some breeze in the heat too!
(I may or may not have stolen some greens along the way…)
Just over the bridge, I had to snag a photo op on this bench that happened to match my sunnies. (I mean, seriously. How perfect and graphic!)
Not a bad way to spend a sunny day, right? I’m looking forward to exploring much more all summer long…
photography :: meghan klein for coco+kelley // this post sponsored by brooklyn bicycle – all thoughts and opinions my own!
sources :: grey dress // white dress // sandals // sunglasses (similar) // backpack // bicycle!