Saturday, 13 August 2011

Day 216: Inspiration Saturday

I am joining in with Inspiration Monday again, having missed a few weeks, although I am taking part a couple of days early on Saturday. Hosted by the lovely Megan and Nora at Two Birds Boutique, every Monday participants recreate or take inspiration from a celebrity look and this week the look belongs to the supermodel, Karolina Kurkova.

Karolina Kurkova


            • Shirt: Marks and Spencer
            • White T: Gap
            • Grey skinnies: Marks and Spencer
            • Pumps: Primark
            • Sunnies: Dorothy Perkins

I only have one pair of white trousers and they are wide legged linen trousers so not quite right for this look. Despite having some doubts about these trousers last weekend I felt they would work well in creating this look, so thought sod it!

I wasn't in this outfit for long as headed out for the afternoon on my bike so was in my bike gear for much of the afternoon. I haven't got as much use of my bike since I got it as the weather has been so rubbish, but today I was confident it would stay dry. I have been researching all the bike routes and cycle paths locally and was keen for a new adventure so off I went and after much time and effort made it down to Queensferry. Until now I have been pretty much sticking to the canal towpath which is flat as a pancake whereas the route down to the coast put me through my paces with some gruelling hills. The weather, as you might guess, let me down and as you can tell from this picture by the time I arrived I was a bit wet and absolutely shattered. Anticipating the ride home would be even more challenging, shamefully, I decided to take the train home which was an experience in itself. The Ferry Fair was on so there were lots of people enjoying the festivities and the train was mobbed with revellers. I wasn't able to put my bike in the designated bike areas so had to stand with it in the carriage doorway. I was soon spotted by a group of young men who had obviously been partaking in some alcoholic refreshment and they decided to serenade me with a verse or two of Queen's I want to ride my bicycle - mortifying!!


  1. Hi Lori! Thank you for stopping by and commenting! So here's the deal w/the 3 weeks worth of outfits in advance. I do in fact wear them to the office unless it is cocktail attire or shorts. My office allows jeans 5 days a week! I know it sounds odd to put so many outfits together but I think it is easier on my mom to come up once every 3 weeks vs. every week since she is about an hour away ;)

  2. Lori, hi darling! Hope all is well with you. I really like this one on you. I think that this week's pick at two birds is close to what a lot of us wear daily. This is a great look on you. Take care. Dawn Suitcase Vignettes xo

  3. you are rocking good in the skinny jeans, fits you so well! You look great in the gingham shirt!


  4. i love that you were serenaded! and these skinnies look amazing on you! great look!

  5. Love the plaid on this one -- the colors. It's been way to hot for me to ride my bike anywhere. I am so looking forward to fall.