Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Run Down in Magenta and Turquoise

My day started off with a bang - literally! I was walking to work down a busy street, when a cyclist came zooming out of a driveway and slammed right into me.
I had a big black rubber streak up the front of my skirt where her front tire hit me, and I'm sure I'll be covered in bruises tomorrow. I may have yelled some nasty words at her while she stammered an apology. I was lucky not to have either fallen on the sidewalk (my trademark!) or gotten knocked into the street. Jeez! Why don't people watch where they're going?

It's not like I wasn't visible, either! I didn't wear a coat over this (hot out again), and I had splashy bright runners on. How could you miss me?
My new-to-me button-up Banana Republic shirt was purchased here on the weekend for $11.50. I checked the tags in the side seam and it's from Fall 2012. I bet it was barely worn.
I love this skirt - it has nice deep patch pockets on the sides. I last wore it here (2nd outfit) in May with chartreuse and these same shoes.

I was worried about getting the big rubber tire mark out of my skirt, and then I thought, "Hmmm, I bet an eraser would work." Boom! Yes, a white art eraser worked beautifully, and you can't even see where I was plowed into. I would have been ticked if this skirt had gotten ruined.

The stuff:
Ah, comfy flats. They were last seen here (2nd outfit) with my orange flame maxi dress.

Round bling:
I like the chunkiness of the necklace.

Shirt (Banana Republic, consignment), skirt (Savvie), shoes (Aerosoles, thrifted), necklace (thrifted), earrings (Plum).

18 comments:

  1. Ouch!!! Glad it wasn't worse, and hope that physical after-effects don't flare. Yay for skirt-saving eraser, and you were marvellously vivid! Way, way, way better than cones and caution tape. Perhaps you need strobing lights?

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    1. I definitely need strobe lights! Great idea, lol!

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  2. Congratulations on your milestone, and commiserations on getting hit by the bike! My mother got knocked down and out by a bicyclist a couple of years ago - huge hematoma on her face that's only now faded away. Cyclists complain about drivers not seeing them, but they need to be aware of pedestrians.

    How clever to use an eraser to get the rubber mark off! That's a great color combination - and pockets, too! Nice.

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  3. Woah! Who could miss that! And cyclists are so vocal about people plowing into them! Glad you and your skirt survived. I would love to see you in strobing lights! Hee! XO JJ

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  4. favorite colors ever, love them and love your bright and cool style wearing them!!
    glad you didn't fall on the sidewalk!!, cyclists need to be more conscious about people around them!!
    besos

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  5. Oh no so sorry to hear about your accident! So glad that it wasn't worse and you didn't end up on the ground!

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  6. Can't believe she didn't see you! Hope you don't end up with too many bruises - but at least the eraser trick saved the skirt, that's good. Love the colours. xxx

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  7. Sorry and ouch!! Cyclists want right like other motorists, but will mow you down on the sidewalk! Great outfit, though : >

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  8. I hope you're not feeling any ill effects from the encounter with the cyclist. I have a theory about cyclists - if they're wearing go-to-work clothes (skirt, suit etc) they are usually careful, use hand signals and obey lights. If, on the other hand, they're decked out like Tour de France competitors (and there seem to be lots of those wannabe's in Victoria) they wind in and out of traffic, slip across the intersection against the light and never, ever let you know what they're about to do.

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    1. You are totally right - she was dressed for the Tour de France!

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  9. Yikes! Glad you are ok!!

    I really love this combination together!

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  10. Is it even legal to ride a bike on the sidewalk? It isn't here, unless you're under 12. At any rate, your outfit is a show stopper, as well as a bike stopper. Glad you weren't seriously injured.

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    1. No, it's not, but she was intending to cross the sidewalk, coming out of a driveway. She totally t-boned me!

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  11. Oh, no! So sorry to hear, Sheila. I hope you recover soon. Life has mishaps.

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  12. Sorry to hear that you got run into… at least you are well.
    How could she not have seen you in that pretty bright blouse?

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  13. Someone who missed seeing you in that bright shirt was not watching at all.
    Glad it didn't ruin your skirt!

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  14. I have been almost hit by cyclists a few times, and I get so pissed off! They complain about drivers not looking out for them, but they need to pay more attention to pedestrians. I'm glad you weren't hurt, and that you were able to get the tire marks out of your skirt.

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  15. So sorry you got hit by a cyclist! And glad that you are okay. It does sound like that cyclist was really careless.

    However, I just have to comment a bit more, as a cyclist myself, who both rides in work clothes when I commute and in "Tour de France" racing gear--though I am anything but a racer, just someone who enjoys road riding. Not everyone who wears cycling gear is an inconsiderate scofflaw, but the few who do ride rudely give us a bad reputation. Sometimes it is hard to watch for traffic AND pedestrians, but most of us try our best. I am actually writing this while still wearing the bright yellow orange jersey I had on for this morning's ride--cyclist wear crazy patterns and bright colors to be seen. Which is of course precisely why the one who got you should have seen you in that great outfit!

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