At last, I managed to finish my Starry Starry Night skirt! I’m so excited by it! I’m very, very happy with the way it turned out, which is not always the case.
I’ve had this star-embroidered corduroy forever, but never quite knew what to do with it. Enter my new reflective-trimmed life and voila! A Starry Night is born. A little reflective piping on the hems of the ruffles, and we are good to go. I like how flirty it is too. I assume/hope the “fluffiness” of the ruffles will relax a bit over time, but corduroy is pretty bulky to gather, so fluffy it is. I feel like a flamenco dancer, or Josephine Baker it this skirt!
Yesterday was abnormally warm, so I wore it with a short-sleeved shirt, but this evening when I dragged The Mechanic out for a photo shoot, it had gotten quite chilly. So I used the opportunity to test out the reflectivity of my North Face jacket (I have the women’s version) and my new little Terry Bicycles reflective daisy cap (you can just barely see it under my helmet). It’s hard to see how I reflect when I’m wearing this stuff!
I plan on taking this with me to Copenhagen – I hadn’t planned on taking a skirt at all, since it’s already hovering around the freezing mark. But, it’s so cute and well, we are going for a major holiday and I will want something to dress up in, so it’s going.
I wonder how much reflective gear the Copenhageners wear – probably none at all. Like helmets, visibility for safety is probably not as big a deal for them as it is for us. But let’s be real here – I like the reflective projects because it makes me sparkle, first and foremost. It just so happens it makes me more visible and feel safer on my bike.
If you see me out and about in Arlington, glowing away, say hi!