Bachelorette Party by Bike

Last Saturday, I donned my most recent thrifted dress – Ann Taylor, new with tags! – and headed downtown on Betty Foy to celebrate Melissa’s bachelorette party.

(Pardon the light leaks on my film.)

On the way downtown, I spotted my friend Elizabeth riding in the opposite direction.

I would notice that pink bar tape anywhere.

We stopped and chatted for a bit before continuing on our ways. I love surprise meetings with friends on bikes!

When I arrived downtown, I passed Betty Foy to the bellhop at the swanky hotel where we’d be crashing. He checked her into a secure luggage room for the night. Thanks, Palomar Hotel!

As for the rest of the night… That’s classified. I’ll just say that the bike ride home the next morning was refreshing: rolling through the quiet morning streets in the same outfit I wore the night before, a few boa feathers stuck in my hair. :)

  • Kara

    Your dress is so fab! Especially with boa feathers.

    I am amazed that you can run into a friend in a big city like Chicago. Goes to show that bicycles make it a small world after all.

  • Louise

    Sounds like fun, I like surprise meets with friends. That dress! You thrifted that? It’s so pretty, what a great score.

  • E A

    Glad you enjoyed the evening! You’ll have to tell me more… at our next “chance” meeting on the roads. ;-)

  • Thom

    Thumbs up on the Pink Sidewalls too!
    Great look Dottie, but where are the Prada?
    What a difference 54 days make.

  • Melissa S.

    It would have been fun if we rode around on bikes adorned in boas screaming.

  • Maureen

    Sounds like so much fun, and you looked fabulous!

  • Carolyn I.

    I really love your dress! You sure have lots of luck finding some nice stuff to wear…

  • Krista

    You seriously need to tell me your secret to riding a bike in a dress like that! I would be flashing drivers left and right!

  • ruby

    She’s wearing tights & riding an upright bike, so no flashing worries.

    What I want to know is: where do you thrift?

    • Dottie

      Salvation Army is my favorite place for great finds, but I’ll try anywhere.

  • Paleface28

    Very cool, be careful partying on two wheels !!!  Could get woobley !!!!

  • Bill

    No pictures of the boa feather adorned hair????

    Cool that the hotel did that for you.