My New Bike!

Hello! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. Remember when I mentioned that I was planning on getting myself a celebratory present for my good news? Well, I got her this weekend! For years I’ve admired the beautiful Pashley Princess Sovereign bicycles and I’m thrilled to finally have my dream bike to ride our flower-lined streets. And the powder blue helmet I suspected I might end up with. YAY!

It feels really good and I feel kind of… well, triumphant, to have done this for myself. Plus, it is a very sturdy machine! I think this bike is going to last me for a very long time. If you live in Portland and you’re interested in Pashleys–I recommend making sure to work with Simon at Universal Cycles. He’s so helpful, clever and full of amazing tips about these bikes.

Anyone else out there have a Pashley? I’d love to hear any pointers! I’d also love to hear about nice bike accessories from all the bike lovers out there.


➔ My dreamy Spring Picks #1, Spring Picks #2 and Spring Picks #3 + 20 sale codes to use towards lingerie, handbags, shoes, swimwear, jewelry, eyewear, clothing, cosmetics, perfume, apothecary, candles, music, vintage, home, stuff for kids, gifts for moms & more fun stuff! From shops owned by the sweetest people.

➔ A beautiful collection from Sarah.

➔ There’s STILL MORE TIME!!!

➔ Adorable French kids!

➔ Lovely stripes and solids.


➔ The sweetest wedding gifts for friends (or yourself!).

➔ Annual boozy fun in PDX!

➔ The winner of the Love & Victory giveaway is…

➔ Such a beautiful collection and lookbook.

LIP BALM BOMB! I love it all.


➔ Riding bikes through cherry blossoms, link love, a music mix & Buster Keaton.

➔ A new collection by Emma Fletcher. Such a beauty!

➔ Yummy recipes for spring and summer. Sorbet! Ice cream! Shortbread!

Geometry dresses and op art jackets.

➔ Carole Lombard, LINK LOVE, friendship and being busy.

Images courtesy of Pashley.

21 Responses to “My New Bike!”
  1. Anabela says:

    Congrats! I always have major Pashley envy when I see one go by.

  2. kay w. says:

    beautiful! so nice to have something you’ve yearned for for a long time and finally be able to have it.

  3. Kristen says:

    So beautiful – congratulations! Now we just need action shots down the flower-lined streets. Sounds so dreamy!

  4. jacqueline says:

    That’s a sweet bike. I’m looking for a vintage-inspired cruiser bike myself. It’s a little harder to find in Fargo unfortunately.

  5. Marisa says:

    Congrats on your new ride! Hopefully we’ll ride past (or along side) each other this summer! xo

  6. Jess says:

    Love the new ride! It has a very Dutch aesthetic- 90% of the bikes here look just like it (mine included). :) xoxo

  7. patience says:

    hey jen! looks awesome!

    how did you get that pink around your photos? i would love to know the technique :)

  8. Shannon says:

    Congrats! Oh how I LOVE that bike! You inspired me to post about my ’64 Raleigh that I fixed up to be as Pashley-esque as possible!

  9. Alice says:

    I have this bike in the green, I love it! I have taken off the basket, added a cup holder, swapped the handle grips for the Brooks large leather ones, and swapped the pedals for metal ones with Brooks toe straps. I hope you enjoy yours :)

  10. Dottie says:

    A beautiful triumph! I love the Pashley (a very sturdy and gorgeous machine!) and really want one, but I already have three very nice bikes.

  11. Angela says:

    Hello! I just got my Pashley and love it! Where did you get your cup holder from?