Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Safety First



The Look:
Blazer: Zara
Blouse: Thrifted
Necklace: Charming Charlie's
Jeans: Zara
Wedges: FourStar
Cuff: Charming Charlie's 

Today is "What I Wore Wednesday" and I was planning on writing about how this color combination made me feel like an ice cream cone but I liked it anyway, but something else far more important came up that I felt should be talked about today.

Please, for the sake of everyone you know and love, wear a helmet when riding your bike. 
I just found out today that my mother was in a bicycle accident. She's going to be fine, but she broke her collar bone and is in a lot of pain. When she fell her helmet cracked on the pavement. All I've been able to think about since then was how I don't even OWN a helmet and I ride a bike every day. I can't stop thinking about the fact that if my mother was like me and didn't wear one, it would have been her skull that cracked instead.

And I probably wouldn't have a mother right now.

So please, I know it doesn't look cool, but replacing a helmet is far easier than replacing a head.

Prayers for my mother are of course very welcome and appreciated. 




pleated poppy

31 comments:

My lovely life said...

Hope your mom is gonna be okay!

Katrien.(belgium)

emily@remodelingthislife said...

Thank you for the important reminder - I'm glad your mom is okay. And you look great!

Pia said...

Wow, scary! So glad that your mom is ok! I hope she feels better soon!
I remember when my mother was in a similar situation and the thought that I was *this* close to being without my mother...so so scary.
Sending you lots of hugs!

Alyx said...

wow, glad something worse didn't happen! And you don't wear a helmet?? Sheesh.
Okay... I don't wear one here because 1) I don't have one
2) there are like, 5 cars in echzell
3) my bike doesn't even go fast
4) these are all bad excuses

But when I ride in the states, I don't even put my cycling stuff on without grabbing the helmet first. Drivers (and other people) in the US are psycho around cyclists.

Laura said...

I've never worn a helmet until I moved to France and the drivers here are crazy...now I will never leave house with my bike if I don't have one. My mom being an emergency room nurse helps too.

Sue said...

I'm glad your mom is okay! Your outfit here is adorable.

Alex Butts said...

Wow, so scary. I never wear a helmet either. So glad your mom's precious head was protected and I hope she heals well.

The outfit looks great, btw!

Mel said...

Oh no! Hope your mom feels better soon and that the pain fades quickly.
Funny that you post this today. I actually started serching for a helmet yesterday. I need one really really badly and I always feel really uncomfortable without one. If you really think about it. It's just stupid not wearing one and risking so much, just for your looks.

Awesome outfit by the way! You look fantastic in those colors :)

Minna said...

Love blazer! =)

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Shannon Olson said...

I love your outfit, very cute!
I always think about wearing a helmet, but I never do because I feel like I look like a dork, but you are right we should wear them. I hope your mom recovers quickly!

Bekuh said...

I'm so jealous of your jeans! I've been looking for mint colored jeans everywhere. You rock this look girly.

Emily said...

Hope your mom feels better soon! Love this perfect pastel outfit!
Creamy

Makaila said...

hope your momma has a quick recovery. and YOU better not ride a bike again till you get a helmet missy!

Serious. ;)

love your pastel outfit!

Brittany@Love Stitched said...

I love the layers and colors! beautiful combo! your so cute

Jamie said...

Hope your Mom is ok. Love those jeans.

Katie said...

LOVE the colors of your outfit! those pants are great! and so glad your mom is okay! hope she recovers quickly!!

Ashley said...

Oh my goodness!! So scary about your mother. Glad that she's ok.

April said...

I love those pants and all the colors in this outfit! And hope your mom recovers soon!

RetreatingAndAdvancing said...

ufff, I hope your mom is feeling a little better now. I never wear a helmet too.. I should!!!

Annie said...

I'm sorry about your mom's accident! I hope she recovers quickly!

Kerry June said...

love your pants!

Naturally Carly said...

Praying for your mom to heal quickly.
I love your outfit!

Ben & Cassie said...

WOW! So glad she is ok! Thanks for posting this, I think we always think it is never going to be us, but better safe than sorry, can you believe in utah youdont even have to wear a helmet while riding a motorcyle!? CRAZY!

reviews said...

mint green!=3

Alex said...

praying for your mom!

and you have the cutest outfits, i've been loving minty (is that a real word?) jeans and am jealous of everyone who owns a pair!

Stacie {Curious Damsel} said...

Thanks for the comment :) No I don't use actions I just edit each photo individually :) but deviant art has some lovely actions.

This outfit is darling!

Stacie xo
Curious Damsel

The Not Quite Military Wife said...

Killer outfit, you look adorable!

BelatedBloomer said...

Love the outfit from top to bottom! :)

Hope your mom's better.

http://thebelatedbloomer.blogspot.com

Amy Baron said...

What happened to your mom? Was she involved in an accident or something like that? After getting injured, that’s when we’ll recognize the importance of protective gear. I hope your mom has fully recovered by now.

-Amy Baron

Raleigh Crowl said...

I feel sorry for what happened to your mom. I know that those injuries will take time to heal, as well as the trauma, but I’m sure, she’ll recover from it with help from you and your family. This should serve as a reminder of the importance of protective gear.

-Raleigh Crowl

Cristy Witherspoon said...

What happened to your mom will surely serve as an eye-opener not only to you, but to other people who will read this post as well. At times like this, you will truly appreciate the essence of safety gears. We should be responsible for ourselves. Carelessness will bring jeopardy to other people’s lives, so we should act sensibly.

Cristy Witherspoon

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