Monday, February 21

Vehicular Monday



Behold! Our car and a first look at my new bike as well.



I am looking forward to pimping my ride: Spoke beads are a given but I am undecided on the wire basket. My old wicker one wouldn't fit, so I am thinking of either spray painting this one in a light blue or covering it in vinyl/oilcloth - something with a bold pattern. :)



The weather has been dreary all weekend so getting outfit shots was rather a struggle. I was already drafting a "blog posts suspended" message in my mind but in the end I got a good loot after all so it 's business as usual here at Diversions. I can't wait for the days to get longer so I can take pictures during the week again rather than re-wearing everything on the weekend :)

Other than my photo marathon I've been mostly watching TV. True Blood  and Boardwalk Empire are on Fridays and Saturdays respectively, so where the husband and I used to constantly yell "Sookieeee!" at each other Bill Compton style this has now been superseded by a resounding "Nuckyyyy!" in the same tone :D
No spoilers please you guys, I am not far into either season just yet but am enjoying both famously ;)

Hope you all have a most excellent week :)

Coat: Tulle via Ruche
Beret: eBay
Cowl: DIY
Cardi: modcloth
Cardi clips: etsy
Top: All-Mighty
Skirt: H&M years ago
Belt: eBay
Boots: eBay

99 comments:

  1. Seriously liking the new bike! Great colour. I like the idea of a canvas basket-cover, but will it get all soggy and ick if you ride in the rain?
    Also - super-cute photo of you two with the car ;)

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  2. Beautiful bike and yay for the car!! That's so exciting! You really got some wheels now : ) And I adore this outfit by the way. The cowl looks so cosy.

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  3. Emily_RubySlippersFebruary 21, 2011

    Love the bike, the beret, and the green belt! And no spoilers for me either... I didn't even know there were new seasons on. Gaah!

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  4. I always enjoy your photos so much my friend.
    have a good week, too.
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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  5. Pam@Over50feeling40February 21, 2011

    Your cute outfit fits the weather and the moment!! Enjoy your bike!

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  6. is that your house?? so pretty!!!! :) cute outfit too!

    xx
    heyrocketgirl

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  7. Thanks. I am borrowing someone elses wall for the photos :)

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  8. Haha, my bf and I often say "Sookie" in a vamp voice too. It's great fun. I love that show. Congrats on the car!

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  9. aww.. i love the first photo. you two are so cute.
    i love the new bike..i wish i had one..but it's pointless until i move somewhere else..bc i am pretty sure i will be hit by some crazy driver. ugh..haha.
    have a wonderful week love.
    xoox

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  10. I really love second and third pics! So cool!
    follow me? I'll be very happy if you do it!Thank you so much!
    www.cipollainspiration.blogspot.com

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  11. I love Boardwalk Empire SO much! Best show ever. Can't wait for season 2!

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  12. awww how cute are you two?? hooray for the sweet bike in the back and your car. . .what a majorly cool thing for you. I adore your top!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  13. oh yes, the lighting turned out just fine! haha i always love how you do those little photoshop tricks. can't wait to see your pimped out ride! greattt shirt+belt combo, by the way (:

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  14. Congrats on both sets of "new" wheels! The car may open up an entire new world of backgrounds for your excellent photos. Please don't ever suspend posting because of a few days uncooperative weather.

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  15. This outfit looks so perfect for the weather. I love the photographs as well. And your bike looks like it will be lots of fun to ride around town in the Spring. xoxo

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  16. So much about this post made me laugh, the pimping your ride and the "sookie!" voice. i do the same thing whenever i watch true blood! "SOOKEH!"

    anyway, i love all the layering in this. your coat matches perfectly with your outfit!

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  17. TrophyboutiqueFebruary 22, 2011

    You two are adorable! I love to yell "Nucky" too. I don't think that's weird at all....

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  18. yay new car and new bike! both are so pretty and shiny! :)
    i loooove your blouse and would die for a copy. i wish i could watch boardwalk empire but i am too cheap for expensive channels and my boyfriend can't stand to watch tv on a laptop. i'll just have to wait for it to come out on dvd!

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  19. think_alittlemoreFebruary 22, 2011

    Your color schemes in all of your photographs is always fantastic. Have a blast with your new bike! I am sure we will get to hear of adventures you have riding it! Seriously, though, your style and way of composing your photographs- Amazing.

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  20. Your sweater clips are so sweet.

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  21. that last photo is beautiful! congrats on the new car and bike, I think covering your basket with oilcloth is a great idea!

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  22. I love the bike! So cute, I can just picture a fresh spring day with a new bike :)
    Meri
    merigoesround.blogspot.com

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  23. love your jacket. x


    p.s. I'm having a giveaway on my blog for a $50 giftcard to PTAK apparel if you'd like to check it out. :) x
    devorelebeaumonstre.com

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  24. You are as cute as a button! Love that last photo so so much.

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  25. You are so adorable, and I love these photos! Your cardigan clips are quite wonderful.

    I'm a huge fan of True Blood - enjoy watching it!

    xox

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  26. i just love these photos they remind me of "the secret garden" :)
    cute outfit and great bike... i got one similar to it over the summer but it isn't the easiest thing to ride (mainly up hill)

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  27. oil cloth! like a Cath Kidson style print would look sweet.
    p.s. true blood...holla!

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  28. Yeah - totally agree :) Something floral or a pink & grey damask. Shabby chic all the way :D

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  29. Good point. I was thinking I might just put it around the sides and leave the buttom plain for drainage :)

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  30. AAhhh, your style is fabulous! I love how quientesentially British it is.. and, added to the fact that wonderful brick wall and bike in the backgrouns! Veryyy nice! xxxxxxx alwaysxbeing.blogspot.com

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  31. the photography here is beautiful, i really like the cardi clip and also the bike looks very retro, love it!

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  32. Emily, Resplendent TranquilityFebruary 24, 2011

    I think covering the basket in oilcloth is a great idea. Do share the end result if that's the route you take :)

    LOVE the cardi clips. I need to break out some of mine soon. They have yet to show themselves on the ol' blog.

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  33. Love your top and green belt together!
    I can't wait to see what you come up with for the bike, spray-painting the basket would look cool, but the fabric idea is even better!
    Also, you two are super-cute ;)
    M xo

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  34. Seriously liking the new bike! Great colour. I like the idea of a canvas basket-cover, but will it get all soggy and ick if you ride in the rain?
    Also - super-cute photo of you two with the car ;)

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  35. Beautiful bike and yay for the car!! That's so exciting! You really got some wheels now : ) And I adore this outfit by the way. The cowl looks so cosy.

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  36. Emily_RubySlippersMarch 18, 2011

    Love the bike, the beret, and the green belt! And no spoilers for me either... I didn't even know there were new seasons on. Gaah!

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  37. I always enjoy your photos so much my friend.
    have a good week, too.
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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  38. Pam@Over50feeling40March 18, 2011

    Your cute outfit fits the weather and the moment!! Enjoy your bike!

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  39. is that your house?? so pretty!!!! :) cute outfit too!

    xx
    heyrocketgirl

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  40. Thanks. I am borrowing someone elses wall for the photos :)

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  41. Haha, my bf and I often say "Sookie" in a vamp voice too. It's great fun. I love that show. Congrats on the car!

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  42. aww.. i love the first photo. you two are so cute.
    i love the new bike..i wish i had one..but it's pointless until i move somewhere else..bc i am pretty sure i will be hit by some crazy driver. ugh..haha.
    have a wonderful week love.
    xoox

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  43. I really love second and third pics! So cool!
    follow me? I'll be very happy if you do it!Thank you so much!
    www.cipollainspiration.blogspot.com

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  44. I love Boardwalk Empire SO much! Best show ever. Can't wait for season 2!

    ReplyDelete
  45. awww how cute are you two?? hooray for the sweet bike in the back and your car. . .what a majorly cool thing for you. I adore your top!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  46. oh yes, the lighting turned out just fine! haha i always love how you do those little photoshop tricks. can't wait to see your pimped out ride! greattt shirt+belt combo, by the way (:

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  47. Congrats on both sets of "new" wheels! The car may open up an entire new world of backgrounds for your excellent photos. Please don't ever suspend posting because of a few days uncooperative weather.

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  48. This outfit looks so perfect for the weather. I love the photographs as well. And your bike looks like it will be lots of fun to ride around town in the Spring. xoxo

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  49. So much about this post made me laugh, the pimping your ride and the "sookie!" voice. i do the same thing whenever i watch true blood! "SOOKEH!"

    anyway, i love all the layering in this. your coat matches perfectly with your outfit!

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  50. TrophyboutiqueMarch 18, 2011

    You two are adorable! I love to yell "Nucky" too. I don't think that's weird at all....

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  51. yay new car and new bike! both are so pretty and shiny! :)
    i loooove your blouse and would die for a copy. i wish i could watch boardwalk empire but i am too cheap for expensive channels and my boyfriend can't stand to watch tv on a laptop. i'll just have to wait for it to come out on dvd!

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  52. think_alittlemoreMarch 18, 2011

    Your color schemes in all of your photographs is always fantastic. Have a blast with your new bike! I am sure we will get to hear of adventures you have riding it! Seriously, though, your style and way of composing your photographs- Amazing.

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  53. Your sweater clips are so sweet.

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  54. Orchid GreyMarch 18, 2011

    that last photo is beautiful! congrats on the new car and bike, I think covering your basket with oilcloth is a great idea!

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  55. I love the bike! So cute, I can just picture a fresh spring day with a new bike :)
    Meri
    merigoesround.blogspot.com

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  56. You are as cute as a button! Love that last photo so so much.

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  57. You are so adorable, and I love these photos! Your cardigan clips are quite wonderful.

    I'm a huge fan of True Blood - enjoy watching it!

    xox

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  58. i just love these photos they remind me of "the secret garden" :)
    cute outfit and great bike... i got one similar to it over the summer but it isn't the easiest thing to ride (mainly up hill)

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  59. oil cloth! like a Cath Kidson style print would look sweet.
    p.s. true blood...holla!

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  60. Yeah - totally agree :) Something floral or a pink & grey damask. Shabby chic all the way :D

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  61. Good point. I was thinking I might just put it around the sides and leave the buttom plain for drainage :)

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  62. BethanybullMarch 18, 2011

    AAhhh, your style is fabulous! I love how quientesentially British it is.. and, added to the fact that wonderful brick wall and bike in the backgrouns! Veryyy nice! xxxxxxx alwaysxbeing.blogspot.com

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  63. the photography here is beautiful, i really like the cardi clip and also the bike looks very retro, love it!

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  64. love your jacket. x


    p.s. I'm having a giveaway on my blog for a $50 giftcard to PTAK apparel if you'd like to check it out. :) x
    devorelebeaumonstre.com

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  65. Emily, Resplendent TranquilityMarch 18, 2011

    I think covering the basket in oilcloth is a great idea. Do share the end result if that's the route you take :)

    LOVE the cardi clips. I need to break out some of mine soon. They have yet to show themselves on the ol' blog.

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  66. Love your top and green belt together!
    I can't wait to see what you come up with for the bike, spray-painting the basket would look cool, but the fabric idea is even better!
    Also, you two are super-cute ;)
    M xo

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  67. I love the bike! So cute, I can just picture a fresh spring day with a new bike :)
    Meri
    merigoesround.blogspot.com

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  68. Seriously liking the new bike! Great colour. I like the idea of a canvas basket-cover, but will it get all soggy and ick if you ride in the rain?
    Also - super-cute photo of you two with the car ;)

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  69. Beautiful bike and yay for the car!! That's so exciting! You really got some wheels now : ) And I adore this outfit by the way. The cowl looks so cosy.

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  70. Emily_RubySlippersAugust 24, 2011

    Love the bike, the beret, and the green belt! And no spoilers for me either... I didn't even know there were new seasons on. Gaah!

    ReplyDelete
  71. I always enjoy your photos so much my friend.
    have a good week, too.
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

    ReplyDelete
  72. Pam@Over50feeling40August 24, 2011

    Your cute outfit fits the weather and the moment!! Enjoy your bike!

    ReplyDelete
  73. is that your house?? so pretty!!!! :) cute outfit too!

    xx
    heyrocketgirl

    ReplyDelete
  74. Thanks. I am borrowing someone elses wall for the photos :)

    ReplyDelete
  75. Haha, my bf and I often say "Sookie" in a vamp voice too. It's great fun. I love that show. Congrats on the car!

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  76. aww.. i love the first photo. you two are so cute.
    i love the new bike..i wish i had one..but it's pointless until i move somewhere else..bc i am pretty sure i will be hit by some crazy driver. ugh..haha.
    have a wonderful week love.
    xoox

    ReplyDelete
  77. I really love second and third pics! So cool!
    follow me? I'll be very happy if you do it!Thank you so much!
    www.cipollainspiration.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  78. I love Boardwalk Empire SO much! Best show ever. Can't wait for season 2!

    ReplyDelete
  79. awww how cute are you two?? hooray for the sweet bike in the back and your car. . .what a majorly cool thing for you. I adore your top!!!!!!!!!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  80. oh yes, the lighting turned out just fine! haha i always love how you do those little photoshop tricks. can't wait to see your pimped out ride! greattt shirt+belt combo, by the way (:

    ReplyDelete
  81. Congrats on both sets of "new" wheels! The car may open up an entire new world of backgrounds for your excellent photos. Please don't ever suspend posting because of a few days uncooperative weather.

    ReplyDelete
  82. This outfit looks so perfect for the weather. I love the photographs as well. And your bike looks like it will be lots of fun to ride around town in the Spring. xoxo

    ReplyDelete
  83. So much about this post made me laugh, the pimping your ride and the "sookie!" voice. i do the same thing whenever i watch true blood! "SOOKEH!"

    anyway, i love all the layering in this. your coat matches perfectly with your outfit!

    ReplyDelete
  84. TrophyboutiqueAugust 24, 2011

    You two are adorable! I love to yell "Nucky" too. I don't think that's weird at all....

    ReplyDelete
  85. yay new car and new bike! both are so pretty and shiny! :)
    i loooove your blouse and would die for a copy. i wish i could watch boardwalk empire but i am too cheap for expensive channels and my boyfriend can't stand to watch tv on a laptop. i'll just have to wait for it to come out on dvd!

    ReplyDelete
  86. think_alittlemoreAugust 24, 2011

    Your color schemes in all of your photographs is always fantastic. Have a blast with your new bike! I am sure we will get to hear of adventures you have riding it! Seriously, though, your style and way of composing your photographs- Amazing.

    ReplyDelete
  87. Your sweater clips are so sweet.

    ReplyDelete
  88. Orchid GreyAugust 24, 2011

    that last photo is beautiful! congrats on the new car and bike, I think covering your basket with oilcloth is a great idea!

    ReplyDelete
  89. love your jacket. x


    p.s. I'm having a giveaway on my blog for a $50 giftcard to PTAK apparel if you'd like to check it out. :) x
    devorelebeaumonstre.com

    ReplyDelete
  90. You are as cute as a button! Love that last photo so so much.

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  91. You are so adorable, and I love these photos! Your cardigan clips are quite wonderful.

    I'm a huge fan of True Blood - enjoy watching it!

    xox

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  92. i just love these photos they remind me of "the secret garden" :)
    cute outfit and great bike... i got one similar to it over the summer but it isn't the easiest thing to ride (mainly up hill)

    ReplyDelete
  93. oil cloth! like a Cath Kidson style print would look sweet.
    p.s. true blood...holla!

    ReplyDelete
  94. Yeah - totally agree :) Something floral or a pink & grey damask. Shabby chic all the way :D

    ReplyDelete
  95. Good point. I was thinking I might just put it around the sides and leave the buttom plain for drainage :)

    ReplyDelete
  96. BethanybullAugust 24, 2011

    AAhhh, your style is fabulous! I love how quientesentially British it is.. and, added to the fact that wonderful brick wall and bike in the backgrouns! Veryyy nice! xxxxxxx alwaysxbeing.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  97. the photography here is beautiful, i really like the cardi clip and also the bike looks very retro, love it!

    ReplyDelete
  98. Emily, Resplendent TranquilityAugust 24, 2011

    I think covering the basket in oilcloth is a great idea. Do share the end result if that's the route you take :)

    LOVE the cardi clips. I need to break out some of mine soon. They have yet to show themselves on the ol' blog.

    ReplyDelete
  99. Love your top and green belt together!
    I can't wait to see what you come up with for the bike, spray-painting the basket would look cool, but the fabric idea is even better!
    Also, you two are super-cute ;)
    M xo

    ReplyDelete