The Stroller Section

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Top: Ruche; Jeans: American Eagle; Boots: Bare Traps at DSW
Top: Ruche; Jeans: American Eagle; Boots: Bare Traps at DSW

Darrin announced over the weekend that he had put his birthday present “on hold” at the local REI for us to pick up that evening. His birthday is definitely next month, but we’re all about couching our purchases in “birthday language” so to alleviate any guilt we may be feeling while splurging. My birthday may have been last week, but I may or may not have already started a small shopping cart of pretty tops from Ruche {shop the fun one I’m wearing here!} that might become “early birthday presents” to myself in the near future. 😉 But anyways, this time it was Darrin’s turn to celebrate his birthday early, so we drove to REI to purchase what my poor commuter husband has been craving all summer long: bike bags.

We learned over the summer that biking somewhat long distances while wearing a heavy backpack and your nice JCPenny work polo is just the worst. We’re talking major back sweat, people. The summer sun combined with heavy textbooks and a cardio workout will do that to ya. So Darrin said enough back sweat when he arrived at work in the morning was enough, and he ordered a set of fancy, everything-proof bike bags to sit on his back wheels. We drove to REI, walked through the front doors, and I was immediately overtaken with a desire to climb a mountain, wear a Northface jacket, and eat a Cliff Bar all at the same time. Oddly enough, Darrin and I waited in the baby stroller section of the store while the line at the register began to dwindle. Darrin pointed out a jogging stroller that was priced at a whopping $500.00 {WHAT} and then asked if this would be the stroller I’d use while jogging around Minneapolis with our future pudgy babies. I pushed the stroller around for a little bit to, you know, gain a sense of the weight and the size before I responded to his question. I was in the middle of popping a “stroller wheeley” {like any responsible adult would do while testing a baby stroller} when a manager came up to us and asked with a very concerned why-is-this-future-mother-popping-wheelies-with-our-strollers-in-the-middle-of-our-store face, “Do you guys need any help?”

No. No we’re good. Thanks. And no. I’m not pregnant. We don’t often hang out in the stroller section so we aren’t exactly clear on the “stroller protocol”…

I’m responsible I promise.

Talk. About. Awkward.

When the time comes, I think Darrin and I will have to take our stroller business elsewhere. 😛

On that random note {sooo typical of this dinky blog 😉 }, have a great day!


  • Reply Amanda September 9, 2014 at 2:27 pm

    Your outfit is absolutely adorable, I really love that top. And those bike bags sound like the perfect way to avoid back sweat for sure!

    Little Lady Little City

    • Reply Grace Beekman September 10, 2014 at 8:45 am

      Thanks girly! I’m definitely not a fan of the back sweat…three cheers for bike bags! 😉

  • Reply Megan // F Yeah! September 9, 2014 at 9:22 pm

    A “stroller wheeley”…ha! That will so be me some day…in the hopefully very distant future.

    Megan //

    P.S. My blog turned 1 today so I’m giving away a Louis Vuitton clutch. Be sure to enter!

    • Reply Grace Beekman September 10, 2014 at 8:45 am

      For real, right?! Haha. Gotta test out all of the possible bumps the stroller might take while you’re jogging! 😉

  • Reply Stephanie September 10, 2014 at 3:34 am

    How did the bag turn out for him? Haha. Might as well have some fun while you wait.

    • Reply Grace Beekman September 10, 2014 at 8:44 am

      So true! Haha! He loves the bike bags. Came home after work one day and said proudly, “Check this out, Gracie. I’m not even sweaty.” …Haha. Praise the good Lord for bike bags! 😉

      • Reply Stephanie September 10, 2014 at 9:41 pm

        It’s amazing how little things can make others so happy! 🙂 Happy to hear it worked out great for him!

  • Reply Alecia Mariana September 10, 2014 at 9:53 am

    Love this look! What a great idea too for a gift 😉


    La Joie de
    Vivre by Alecia Mariana

    // Bloglovin

  • Reply footnotes and finds September 10, 2014 at 2:01 pm

    such a cute shirt, love the sleeves!

  • Reply Highheels & Tutus September 11, 2014 at 1:17 am

    What a funny stroller story. Cute shirt I love the detailing on the sleeves

  • Reply Ting September 11, 2014 at 4:38 am

    So lovely!x

    Favorite fonts for the week #2

  • Reply Andee D September 11, 2014 at 10:38 pm

    That shirt is so gorgeous! The sleeves bring such a delicate touch.

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