♥ [Cruise Around]

Between my last photo post and now, many things have changed. In particular, I'm excited to share my new hairdo and new bike!

Every time I get a haircut, I always walk in to the salon with an open mind, imagining some big changes... but undoubtely, I always walk out with some basic layering and a simple trim. Well, that pattern changed roughly two weeks ago when I walked into Code salon and walked out with a completely new look: I am now a ginger with bangs. Boom!

People ask me what triggered this change. The truth is that I've wanted to dye my hair for a while now. I booked this appointment early this year and I was waiting for my hair to get longer for better layering. One of my biggest concerns about dying hair is how the treatment would affect my hair's health. I did not bleach my hair. Afterwards, I also followed Irene's tips for how to care for dyed hair: intensive conditioning. So far my hair feels natural without any unusual dryness or split ends.

I always thought bangs are super cute, but I had always been hesitant to get it myself for two reasons: 1. my hair is thick and stiff. It is hard to keep it in place. 2. I have a short forehead, so my bangs would be naturally short since it would usually start from the beginning of my forehead. But my stylist at Code salon did her magic to create the illusion of normal length bangs on me.

I feel great sporting this new look. It is fun and surprisingly easy to maintain with the help of Aveda products. It took my boyfriend one week to get used to the new look, but now he loves it. <3

Photo by Christine Chang
Finally, I picked up a new bike (my previous one was stolen near 16th and Valencia in the Mission). I loved my previous bike from Giant, it was light-weight and easy to ride. But now I have a lady's cruiser from Public Bikes. I love how easy it is to get on and off it. It's taking a bit of time (literally) for me to get used to the 7-speed maximum, but I'm willing to spend more time with it (again, literally).

Public Bikes are absolutely beautifully designed. They are having a sale for small framed bikes (under 5'5") until the end of March. If you are looking for a bike, I highly recommend them. But remember to do some test rides in a shop and feel the weight of a bike before you commit to one.

What I'm Wearing

Shirt: Brandy <3 Melville
Shorts: Brandy <3 Melville (seen here)
Tights: AA (seen here)
Ring: The Rogue and The Wolf
Shoes: Cole Haan (similar)
Bike: Public


  1. Hi! I was just wondering how tall you are, if you don't mind me asking. I am 4'11", and have been looking at that same exact bicycle from Public bikes! I just wanted to see how you've been liking its ride, and if the "small" size has been suitable for you? I'd really appreciate the help, and thanks! :)

  2. Hi April, I'm 5'3" and I had to raise the seat up quite a bit to accommodate my height. So being your height the small frame might work well without lifting the seat up much. I personally think the bike is a bit heavy, but I can still lift it. It only has 7 speeds so when climbing heels it's not the best. But my suggestion would be go to the shop and try it on yourself. I think they have a 30 day return / exchange policy. Good luck! And let me know which bike you eventually land on :)