The Adventures of Millicent

Updated on Apr 26, 2010
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This is my new (vintage) bicycle, Millicent. So what do you think of her new paint job, she used to be a burgundy color? Doesn’t the hunter green look so awesome with the tan handlebars and seat! Plus, I just had to complete her transformation with a wicker basket.

I thought I would share with you all the reason I named my bike Millicent- 1) I love how old fashioned the name sounds 2) I think Millie is a fun and playful nickname and 3) Millicent means ‘brave strength’ or ‘strong work’ which feels very fitting for a bicycle.

Here’s a little background story about my jacket… About six and a half years ago, Cole and I were straight out of college, newly married and living in Boston. Life was a bit crazy for us, we were young and living in an unknown city. Every day when I would walk to work, I would pass by the Ralph Lauren store and drool over this jacket. I felt it was meant for me and that it would change my life. The only thing keeping me apart from my dream jacket was its hefty price tag. Cole, being a good husband, listened to my woes. A month went by and I had given up all hope of buying the jacket. One day, Cole came home from work with a large package under his arm. He handed me the big navy blue Ralph Lauren box and I immediately went into shock. Once, I opened the box, shock turned to tears. I couldn’t believe that he had bought me the jacket. I was so over the moon! Ever since that day, I have cherished this well worn and well loved jacket and its special memory.

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XOXO

Maria

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Comments (55)

maro20nora
maro20nora on May 18
perfect for perfect autumn day :-)
Kalliegirl
Kalliegirl on November 02
gosh your shoes are perfect! hooray for autumn biking :)
friedenlinde
friedenlinde on October 15
very chic! and loved the jacket story :)
VesperLynd
VesperLynd on July 22
very cool, simple, and chic!
Serina18
Serina18 on June 02
lovely classic outfit. I love that your lipstick matches the shoes and belt!
RoxiitaGuzman
RoxiitaGuzman on May 06
cute :))
Bennie52491
Bennie52491 on April 30
AWESOME PIC N LOOK
ERICA2011
ERICA2011 on April 05
really cute
Gunwithnobullet
Gunwithnobullet on August 15
love
PhanTubporn
PhanTubporn on August 09
love the look!
MickeyVin
MickeyVin on May 21
cute look
vevevea
vevevea on May 15
lovely outfit!
humbug202
humbug202 on May 12
love this look and photo!
lisakaci
lisakaci on May 12
Parfait !
secondhandnews
secondhandnews on May 04
<3
KISAMI
KISAMI on May 04
This looks like a shoot for Burberry! Very country chick. The bike looks great as well!!
rawscientist
rawscientist on May 04
you have sucha great sense of style
imjustmefashionblog
so cute!!
kittenhood
kittenhood on May 03
adorable bike you've got here
lizzishopaholic
lizzishopaholic on May 02
love it
sniels35
sniels35 on April 30
i have a bike just like that!
stephie_kasim
stephie_kasim on April 30
great look!
ItalianPostcards
ItalianPostcards on April 29
You look soooo French chic!
Eli_loves_Longchamp
Eli_loves_Longchamp on April 29
Oh my God! That's almost the same, I wore today! the loafers are sooo cool! I'm absolutely in love with it! wow. awesome, awesome, awesome! I love your style! xoxo
SharonLei
SharonLei on April 29
Awww this is such a stinkin' adoooorable photo!! Great outfit... so chic. :)
Ursulatreasures
Ursulatreasures on April 28
lovely pic! lovely outfit!!!
pseudoscientist
pseudoscientist on April 28
Everything about this is positively timeless. If you've ever read Rebecca, I feel like she would have traversed the grounds dressed something like this. Also have serious cycle envy right now. :)
hallecat
hallecat on April 27
great outfit great bike :)
lottie90
lottie90 on April 27
love this! Great shooting jacket :)
thepauperprincess
thepauperprincess on April 27
I so love this the story and all!
StyleHonestly
StyleHonestly on April 27
love bike. you look cute
BlueEyedSkies
BlueEyedSkies on April 27
cute styling
MaddyRice
MaddyRice on April 27
thats a lovely story, and a lovely jacket to match!!
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on April 27
i looove this!!!!
intaaaan
intaaaan on April 26
love the whole look !!
alyssabird
alyssabird on April 26
damn, that bike is soo good, ive been meaning to get a basket for mine,
Tansea
Tansea on April 26
I love this look, but the hat in the basket makes it for me!
SimplyHope
SimplyHope on April 26
Great outfit! Love the loafers:)
miaamos
miaamos on April 26
that is just lovely pic and outfit!!!!!
ellalala
ellalala on April 26
i am in love with your bike! and you look adorable!
lissakahayon
lissakahayon on April 26
love this vintage look!
megannielsen
megannielsen on April 26
Love you new bike!! I'ts so cute!!! and that jacket is really really awesome!!
modedamour
modedamour on April 26
love the look, great shoes!
ChloroformPerfume
ChloroformPerfume on April 26
aaw this is so pretty :)
Pink_Champagne
Pink_Champagne on April 26
great pic
KierrynG
KierrynG on April 26
Great look and great bicycle. Love the colour combos of both :)
Coconut
Coconut on April 26
love this !
LovemeLovemenot
LovemeLovemenot on April 26
So adorable! I love your style!! :)
megan_tme
megan_tme on April 26
I love the story behind that jacket. Your outfit is so preppy and chic, love it! Goes great with Millie's new color :)
PSYCHO4FUNK
PSYCHO4FUNK on April 26
i just love this look...all round smashing!!
TheFashionFreak
TheFashionFreak on April 26
love this look especially those shoes
Isabellasfashion
Isabellasfashion on April 26
I wish I had a bike like that, I love it. Also great look for a bike ride! :)
GlammcouturE
GlammcouturE on April 26
love this!!! very chic :)
SoSophisticated
SoSophisticated on April 26
Wow, I just adore the main picture for this look - sooo classy!
FairyColors
FairyColors on April 26
l love those high waisted jeans and the way to wear them with those cute shoes!! lovely colors and very cute bike too! l wish l could take a bike ride too ;))
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