A Skirt for Public Transportation

As Chicago experiences the rainiest April in 50 years, my thunderstorm-averse and frankly unmotivated self has been taking the L train this week. A colleague yesterday asked if my bike was okay because she saw me walking.

I’m determined to bike tomorrow no matter what (probably) because I’m going stir crazy. In the meantime, I’m taking advantage of this rare public transportation time to wear the few outfits I have that simply do not work on a bike, which usually sit untouched in the back of my closet.

For example, this skirt I wore today that does not allow me to lift my leg any higher than shown below.

Normally, I would not buy a skirt that constricts my ability to cycle, but I made an exception for this mint condition Marni skirt from Salvation Army for $2. Yeah, that’s like $798 off retail price! Looking at this photo, I realize that the entire outfit is thrifted, except the bamboo tights from Trisha.

In other news, the cherry blossoms still have not bloomed in Chicago, which so far is one month later than last year. All these April showers better bring some May flowers!!!!

And finally, happy, happy, happy birthday to our very own Trisha! I’m saving the big b-day post until after I document whatever trouble we get in together this weekend, but for now here is a beautiful flashback to T’s birthday party last year.

Smashing, love!

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13 thoughts on “A Skirt for Public Transportation

  1. Ah this reminds me how stunning Trisha’s birthday pictures from last year were. That is a great dress.

    How do you like the bamboo tights compared to cotton/wool/other? Keep wanting to try some.

    • MamaV says:

      I know, that dress is just so wonderful. she looks like she’s an add. Heck this year if she’s on her new kate spade bike I think she’ll look better than that AD!!

  2. Louise says:

    What a bargain! No wonder you bought that skirt, it looks great.

  3. Amy says:

    With a deal like that, I’d have bought it even if it didn’t fit!

    And Happy Birthday to Trisha! Hope you have a safe trip down there and you both have a great time!

  4. Caroline says:

    Cute skirt, Dottie! Though I hope you’ll be back on your bike as soon as possible!

    Happy Birthday, Trisha, hope you have a wonderful day :)

  5. Julie says:

    I think a pencil skirt is about the only thing I can’t bike in too. Ya’ll have fun together this weekend!

  6. Annie says:

    I love the skirt. Big ole thunderdunders here in Burlington, Vermont too. Major flooding. I drove to work today. I am not frightened of storms, but I don’t relish the hard rains and cleaning up a messy bike. I’ll ride more this weekend.

  7. neighbourtease says:

    Nice score. I heart Marni, their coats especially. We are also having thunderstorms so I’m working at home.

    Very HBD to Trisha! I love those photos from last year.

  8. Sue says:

    Happy Birthday to Trish! And I can’t wait to read about what you both will be up to this weekend.

  9. Maureen says:

    A very happy, happy birthday to Trisha! I am so looking forward to your photos, and hope you get beautiful weather and lots of riding in!

  10. Maureen says:

    I keep wondering what type of helmet Trisha will get to go with the new green Kate Spade…Can’t wait to see.

  11. Hi great article thanks for sharing. For a school uniform would you rather wear a skirt with bike shorts underneath or culottes?

  12. Aimmy Nammey says:

    Thank you so much for sharing this informative post.. Stay blessed!!

    Transportation from and to PHL airport

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