Today is a very sad day. I have to sell my pink bike, Frenchy (I know, so original). It doesn’t fit in the new apartment…it barely even fits up the stairs. I’m really bumming out about it. Look at how princess this bike is:

Bye bye, Frenchy:(

p.s. My hair has grown so much, in the past year! This is a picture from last summer. And I’ve even had my hair cut a few times since then. Time flies!

p.p.s. ModCloth is offering 10% off to all of my readers, through the 24th of July! To get your 10% savings, use this code: keiko10


  1. Jamie says: July 21, 20099:57 pm

    Glad you're doing better!
    And I love that outfit!

  2. Ashe Mischief says: July 21, 200910:17 pm

    I've been wanting that bike for ages! It makes me sad to hear you had to sell it :(

  3. Eyeliah SS says: July 21, 200910:23 pm

    I am so sad you have ot say goodbye. :-( I go the necklace from your giveaway and it is so awesome thank you!!! now I'm going to check out modcloth.

  4. Jeff says: July 21, 200910:25 pm

    You look like an actual ray of sunshine in those pictures. What a pretty bike though, that really is a shame :(

  5. Wonderlander says: July 21, 200910:38 pm

    Aw that bike is awesome and so OTM- such a shame, but maybe one day you can get another bicycle?

    Wonderlander x

    p.s I've written a little bit about you in something I want to post and wondered if you mind me including a picture of you. It's about people who I think are style sirens.

  6. Laura Gerencser says: July 21, 200910:46 pm

    That is such a cute skirt!!:)

  7. Keiko Lynn says: July 21, 200911:30 pm

    Thanks, everyone!

    Eyeliah: Yay, I'm so glad you like it! The giveaways are so much fun.
    Wonderlander: I don't mind at all. Thanks so much!

  8. Catherine G says: July 22, 200912:51 am

    Best Photo Ever.

  9. The Lion & The Teacup says: July 22, 20091:32 am

    Sad indeed. :(

  10. Shannon Lambert says: July 22, 20093:34 am

    Cute bike! I don't blame you for lamenting having to give it up. It's so cute and vintage! It's hard when you find things you love and you have to leave them by the wayside. I always feel that even when I sell something or donate something…that somehow, no one will love and appreciate the item as much as me. I've been known to buy things in used stores, even though they don't fit (shoes clothes) or I have no place for them, because I can't stand the idea of someone else having it and taking it for granted.
    I also had to let go of a bike I had that was very similar, only red, when I came back to Canada (and by let go, I mean suddenly broke up while on vacation in Canada and never got any of my stuff back…awesome!). I feel your pain lady.

  11. Leproust Vintage says: July 22, 20094:37 am

    I am sorry about your bike! I ran into the same issue moving into our current apartment…. :(

  12. Katrina says: July 22, 20094:53 am

    Aww! I'm so sad you have to part with your pink bike. I'm actually looking to buy a bike around the last couple weeks of August (I'm moving!!) and would've loved to have this beauty to ride around in the city with. :)

  13. Shen-Shen says: July 22, 20097:03 am

    Your skirt is SO cute, I love the color combo!

    And aww, I'm sorry to hear about Frenchy :(

  14. Pretty Pirate says: July 22, 20097:06 am

    That has got to be the cutest bike ever, so sad it has to go. I wish I was there I would take it off your hands, I have recently decided I want (errr need) one.

  15. Suzanne says: July 22, 20098:46 am

    woow, that skirt is so cute. i'm sorry for the bike, it's really nice :)

  16. AK art says: July 22, 20099:29 am

    I love your clothing, you are the epitome of how I would dress if I lived in a warmer state.

    Sorry that you had to sell your bike, getting rid of a bike sucks.

  17. piglet says: July 22, 20099:32 am

    I would gladly take that bike off your hands if I didn't live so far away!
    Maybe you have a friend who could babysit it for you?

  18. Tani says: July 22, 200910:08 am

    Aww sorry to hear about parting ways with that cute bike!

    I only visit your blog every couple of months (and then spend like an hour reading back posts) and each time it's always such an inspiration :) Would love to learn how to be as crafty as you reconstructing clothes. Will blog about you on my LJ in the near future!

  19. kidlazy says: July 22, 200910:22 am

    I ve just discovered your blog–well a week ago or something and i really like it!ive added you to my blog look really nice in that outfit btw

  20. brooke says: July 22, 200910:41 am

    hope your arm is feeling better and there is no recurrence!! sucks that you have to sell your bike, but at least you looked cute while you had it!! it is lovely.


    ps, if you were australian, this would be the perfect patriotic outfit!! green and gold! haha.

  21. Emily says: July 22, 200910:49 am

    So sad- Frenchy was a gorgeous gal! I know you'll miss her. -e

  22. Diane says: July 22, 20092:47 pm

    not sure what is more adorable…the bike or your outfit.

    long live frenchy!

  23. Sal says: July 22, 20092:54 pm

    Sadness! That bike is princess indeed.

  24. Thao says: July 22, 20095:00 pm

    How cute are you?! I'm sorry you had to get rid of your bike–but I hope it went to an appreciative new owner!

  25. Bella Di Nonna says: July 22, 20095:14 pm

    Aw, lovely bike, I do hope it goes to a good and happy home!

  26. catherine_sr. says: July 22, 20095:17 pm

    I am totally commiserating with you about your bike. It's funny how we get attached to stuff that gets us around. My mom drove this rented golden Volvo from when I was about 7 to when I was 11 or so. When they went to turn it in b/c they were buying a new minivan, I was so sad. The car had been a part of my life for so long, my family had taken so many road trips in it, and I was always glad to see it rolling up to school when my mom came to pick us up. I left a note in the tape compartment — and got back a lovely letter from its new owners in return. That made me happy.

    On another note… you look so freakin' cute in those photos! I LOVE the stitched sunbeams on that skirt.

    :: ::

  27. Katie says: July 22, 20097:15 pm

    I would love to give that bike a happy home! How much are you selling it for?

  28. Pritz says: July 22, 20097:28 pm

    But but but but it's so pink and pretty and and and, sniff!

  29. Sara says: July 22, 20099:24 pm

    Oh man, that's sad! You're finding her a happy home though, right?

  30. Charlotte Drene says: July 23, 20092:38 am

    My god you are cute!

  31. corrie says: July 23, 20092:49 am

    Gaaaah, I would totally come buy it from you if I didn't already own two bikes. I love cruisers! And miss mine…someone stole it grrr. Hope Frenchy finds a good home!

  32. april linh says: July 23, 20096:05 pm

    if i lived closer to you, i would ask to buy it, and let you come visit it as much as you would like

  33. BetaBoutique says: July 23, 20099:58 pm

    Keiko, thanks a lot for discount code! I used it on my first purchase from ModCloth!

  34. auxpaysdesmerveilles says: July 27, 200910:49 am

    Oh that's so sad, such a beautiful bike!