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Style + Sights On A Brooklyn Bike

When I moved last February just a bit south of downtown Seattle, I knew I wanted to get a bike. What I didn't realize is how much I would love using it... not for commuting, but exploring! Do you ever have those moments when you're in a car and wish you could pull over to duck into a store you've been meaning to check out for months? Or stop to instagram an inspiring moment? Heck, when you're in a car, half the time you don't even see those things. On a bike? You see everything!

explore your neighborhood on a brooklyn bicycle! | via coco+kelley

So a few weeks ago I took the opportunity to take my new Brooklyn Bicycle out for a spin and finally explore my own neighborhood. We roamed down alleyways and over bridges, and found beauty in the most simple settings...

ivy and morning glory | via coco+kelley

Like this  overgrown wall of ivy and morning glories that made for a perfect backdrop...

explore your neighborhood on a brooklyn bicycle! | via coco+kelley

Biking has also inspired some new wardrobe choices, like this jersey dress that is super comfortable to be running around in, but also dresses up nicely with a few accessories, heels and a jacket.

 

explore your neighborhood on a brooklyn bicycle! | via coco+kelley

Just a few blocks down, we came to a corner full of Hollyhocks that I drive by everyday on my way home, but had never stopped to enjoy! And yes, my helmet matches my sandals. Duh.

hollyhocks! | via coco+kelley

I loved the way they looked against those wood slats too. Organic and graphic at the same time!

Next I did a quick change and we wandered up to the river...

explore your neighborhood on a brooklyn bicycle! | via coco+kelley

I am a firm believer in biking in dresses. I mean, it's not always practical, but it sure is comfortable (and cute!)!

the duwamish river | via coco+kelley

The Duwamish is really industrial, but there's this sweet spot with some pretty boats right by the bridge that made for a nice moment... and offered up some breeze in the heat too!

explore your neighborhood on a brooklyn bicycle! | via coco+kelley

explore your neighborhood on a brooklyn bicycle! | via coco+kelley

(I may or may not have stolen some greens along the way...)

blue sunnies + blue bench | via coco+kelley

Just over the bridge, I had to snag a photo op on this bench that happened to match my sunnies(I mean, seriously. How perfect and graphic!)

explore your neighborhood on a brooklyn bicycle! | via coco+kelley

Not a bad way to spend a sunny day, right? I'm looking forward to exploring much more all summer long...

photography :: meghan klein for coco+kelley // this post sponsored by brooklyn bicycle - all thoughts and opinions my own!

sources :: grey dress // white dress // sandals // sunglasses (similar) // backpack // bicycle!