I fell off my bike last weekend.
Remember that expression “fall down, go boom”… well, this was more of a “fall down, go …. clang, slew, ahhhh, scrape, thud.”
We were on the cycling trail near us. I tried to do a 180 degree turn, too quickly and sharply, jackknifed my front wheel, tried to stop, then tried to hop off, couldn’t get my leg over the cross-bar, finally fell over, legs tangled up in the bars of my bike. When I finally got up, more like pulled up by my husband, blood was streaming down my leg, I had major road burn (not Tour de France stuff, but worst I’ve ever had) and a twisted knee. And two days later… wowee… blue and black all over my legs.
So…shorts. With some pretty warm temperatures forecast for early this week… do I or don’t I?
Step #1. Do some research first.
I go to my best on-line source www.netaporter.com. I love that site. You can sign up for e-mail alerts, as well as a great weekly on-line magazine called The Edit. Netaporter is a shopping site, and while I’ve never purchased from them, as I’ve said on this blog before, it’s great for research. Each item is styled and I love to see what they are pairing with specific items I either already own or am considering buying.
So shorts…what’s in this year?
|Equipment shorts available at netaporter.com|
|Rag and Bone shorts|
|Joseph shorts available at netaporter.com|
|J. Crew shorts|
|Marc Jacobs shorts|
I try this outfit with my Paige jean jacket. Good if the weather gets a bit cool. So… I’m all set for a casual dinner date.
But since hubby is away fishing this week, that won’t be happening. And anyway…I have power shopping to do.
I haul out my Gap pastel tee shirt. And the belt I bought a couple of weeks ago. And gasp…tuck in my shirt. Love the belt, but we’ll see how long I last with my shirt tucked in. I suffer from middle-age- middle and fear of seeming portly!
Okay…while I have been writing this post… I started yesterday when the weather was 29 degrees Celsius…. things have changed.
The temperature today is only supposed to go up to 19 degrees, so I might add to my outfit the little anorak I bought last week. It’s a Theory jacket, light as a feather, water resistant, with a hood and reversible. It’s black on one side and kind of blue-grey and black camo pattern on the other. It will be great for travel! And for rainy days when I don’t want to wear a coat.
Step #3. Off I go. And then back I come.
Scratch the shorts…too cold. Now… where are my skinny jeans?
How are you wearing your shorts?