Jessica Quirk is the creator of What I Wore, a personal style blog capturing what she’s worn (almost) every day for the past 8 years. When she’s not posing for photos or writing her blog, she’s busy as a stay at home mom with her son Felix. She also loves designing and sewing her own clothes, baking cupcakes, knitting, binge watching whatever’s new on Netflix, and hiking with her family near her home in Bloomington, Indiana.Spring weekends are my favorite. The trees are in bloom, the farmer’s market is open and people are out and about. And there’s no better way to experience it all than by taking long walks into town, past pretty little houses, down brick paths, pushing our stroller.We had a banner weekend last Saturday and Sunday. We started our morning by cooking breakfast at home and then walking into town to check out the Bloomington Farmer’s Market. I picked up a bag of Brown County Coffee and a bunch of heirloom radishes (which we ate later for dinner with softened butter and sea salt!). I wore a cushy pair of wedges with a bandana print dress nipped in at the waist with a vintage belt, simple shades and a brown leather fringe bag.Usually this is the time of year when I’m breaking in all of my new footwear, but I’m happy to report this style, the Total Motion Taja T-Strap, was super comfortable from the get-go (because every gal knows that nothing stops you in your tracks like a pair of blister-inducing and uncomfortable sandals). Nude colored wedges are my go-to for flattering my legs and looking a little taller, while still providing the necessary comfort needed to walk miles (and miles… and miles). See my other favorite styles below.From there, my husband Adam had to bop into his distillery (Cardinal Spirits – visit if you’re ever in town!) so I walked Felix down Kirkwood Ave and then along Indiana University’s (IU) campus and back home again.
Next up – The Little 500 bike race – an IU tradition! I attended both the men’s and women’s races all four years as an undergrad and have been back three times to watch since we moved back to town. It’s an amazing tradition of fixed gear bikes racing on a cinder track, plus cool traditions before the event begins. Felix was especially into the “bubbles” (balloons), and I always love hearing “Back Home Again in Indiana” sung a Capella and seeing the sky diver float through the sky with the American flag during the national anthem. And then the Grand Marshal says “Riders! Mount your bicycles” and they’re off!Check out the Oscar nominated 1980’s film Breaking Away to get a (fictional) idea of the race. The one we went to is limited to IU students and alum, but like the movie, one team uses Cutters as their name (that’s who I cheered for this year!). With a fidgety toddler in tow, we had to move around quite a bit and eventually headed home about half way through. Felix fell asleep in his car seat in record time (about 60 seconds after we hit the road!).We ended the day by grilling out at home and resting up for a bike hike on Sunday morning. All in all – a perfect weekend!Find more of Jessica’s style inspiration by following @WhatIWore on Instagram.
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