i want to be her. so i am. sort of.

Have you ever seen I want to be her!  ?
The author illustrates these fab women that she spots on the street.
I find the whole site exhilarating as I often see women and think just that, “I want to be her”.
Recently I was inspired by one of her drawings , I want to be her!’s, London Bicycle girl!
i had to find that english riding helmet!  
and so naturally on saturday at the basel flea market … I set out to look a little like her.
We wandered the market, creepy dolls to our left, pretty china to our right,  and as we came toward the end I thought the hopes of me finding my riding hat were slim to none.
Then I heard Crissy say “Sarah Tucker!”
oh m gee guys, She found one!
It even has a little black bow on the back.
All mine for 28 swiss francs.
So Mom, no need to ask me on the daily if I have a helmet anymore.
I’m safe now mom!
i realize I look a bit ridiculous.
and not too much like her … yet.
but i love it.  and isn’t that all that matters?
i think, yes.

jb gets quite the kick out of everyone staring at me as I ride past them.
i’m sure they’re thinking i’ve escaped from the looney bin. 
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  • Reply Mamanona

    You never cease to amaze me. I want to go to the flea with you. Hang on to the helmet. It h
    as to come home with the bike. JB needs something to match!! Adorable!!

    July 18, 2011 at 12:13 pm
  • Reply Ashley

    you look amazing sarah! only you could pull that off with such class. Love it!

    July 18, 2011 at 12:47 pm
  • Reply Flora

    I have a very similar bike helmet! I bought mine from a scooter helmet bike shop in Ho Chi Minh City for 3 bucks (US). I probably get weird looks too but at least I am safe.

    July 18, 2011 at 12:51 pm
  • Reply Shannon

    love the helmet. and you look adorable.

    July 18, 2011 at 12:56 pm
  • Reply Shalyn

    Hahaha you are soooo stinkin' cute. Only you could rock that hat on your bike! Love it!

    July 18, 2011 at 1:27 pm
  • Reply Nicole Marie

    oh my gosh so cute!! i dont think it looks ridiculous at all! normal bike helmets looks ridiculous

    July 18, 2011 at 1:45 pm
  • Reply Bridget

    i love it. and do you know that she matches your header? just sayin.

    July 18, 2011 at 1:46 pm
  • Reply Jessi @ Life: The Epic Journey

    Love it!

    July 18, 2011 at 1:52 pm
  • Reply Emily

    It's an adorable riding helmet and I love your style!

    July 18, 2011 at 1:54 pm
  • Reply Sist and Sist

    I LOVE the riding helmet!

    July 18, 2011 at 1:55 pm
  • Reply sarah nicole

    I love it! I actually have one that looks just like a riding helmet, but plastic. I don't look as cute in it, but safety first, right? For our moms. : )



    July 18, 2011 at 2:02 pm
  • Reply Little Tree Vintage

    you're probably the cutest ever! with your little basket and cute bike!

    July 18, 2011 at 2:14 pm
  • Reply Mamanona

    Mike says you look like you are heading to a polo match.

    July 18, 2011 at 3:02 pm
  • Reply Jessica Holly

    haha that's awesome! Love it!

    July 18, 2011 at 3:13 pm
  • Reply Something Old, Something New

    This is so cute – love the helmet!

    July 18, 2011 at 3:16 pm
  • Reply birdie to be

    Such a cute post! And pic!

    July 18, 2011 at 3:40 pm
  • Reply DiamondsandTulle

    OMG Sarah you are too cute! I bet ll the girls staring are just wishing they could get a helmet and be as cute as you!

    July 18, 2011 at 4:10 pm
  • Reply Alex

    LOVE IT! Horse riding helmet on a bike, who knew it'd turn out to be so cute!

    July 18, 2011 at 4:12 pm
  • Reply Leigh

    Haha. I love that blog, but I love this story even more!
    Love, Leigh

    July 18, 2011 at 4:22 pm
  • Reply Michelle (michabella)

    LOL! You are just too cute!! <3

    July 18, 2011 at 4:23 pm
  • Reply Lauren and Tom

    haha I love it! I have a horseback riding helmet just like it, never thought about rocking it on the bike but why not, my husband would think I'm crazier than he already thinks I am 🙂

    July 18, 2011 at 5:25 pm
  • Reply In Love with San Diego

    I think you look adorable, and very much like the girl in the illustration. Perhaps even… better?

    July 18, 2011 at 5:42 pm
  • Reply Mariel Torres

    Sarah darling, you are definitely cooler than her (and she's pretty cool so that's saying a lot) 😉


    July 18, 2011 at 6:23 pm
  • Reply Jenni @ Story of My Life

    Oh, contraire. I'm sure they are thinking you're gorgeous. 🙂

    Too cute, Sarah. Love the helmet!

    July 18, 2011 at 9:36 pm
  • Reply Nuha

    eeek!! how cute are you?!

    July 19, 2011 at 2:03 am
  • Reply my soul is the sky

    this looks so fun! i love your helmet and glasses regardless of the looks. they probably just want them too 🙂

    July 19, 2011 at 8:40 pm
  • Reply BenMorrison64

    Hey Sarah, Congrats on getting over 1000 Followers!
    Love Bennie!!

    July 22, 2011 at 4:15 pm
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