Audrey, Elvis and My Vintage Style Baby Blue Beach Cruiser

Americano Three Women's City Bike - 2015

My favorite library has the inscription “Who knows only his own generation remains always a child”.  I love these words, and try to take such cues on life from books, music, movies and especially people of older generations.  Along somewhat the same lines I adore many of the looks and styles of the 1940s, 1950s and early 1960s.  Take cars for example: the gorgeous “wings” and “fins” on the back-ends of GMs, Chryslers, Cadillacs and other classics make those my favorite cars of all time.  As for music, the post-war era is to me the heart and soul of what songs are all about.  From Motown to Elvis the melodies and lyrics make me fall in love with those tunes for the first time each and every time I hear them.  Thanks to the show Mad Men (and overall good taste) we have seen a revival of some of the fashion pieces from that era, with women today mimicking some of the eye catching dresses, hairdos and even broaches.

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I really don’t think that appreciation of styles (or anything) from years-past constitutes someone fitting into a particular box or label.  I have paid homage to styles from the aforementioned eras and been called a hipster, a term that  I jokingly throw around too.  Maybe I fall into that bucket? Se la vie, I love my ‘50s style skirts and big pocket shorts.  I also never grow tired of older movies with James Stewart and Audrey Hepburn, or more recently Paul Newman and Robert Redford…are those also traits of a hipster?

Non-clothing vintage items can be a blast to shop for and bring into your life.  My friend recently did a retro renovation of the kitchen and living room in her apartment with bright pastels popping at every turn.  Obviously a lot of the appliances aren’t actually from 60 years ago but some of the brands out there do their due diligence and keep true-to-form on colors, curves and accents.

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While I haven’t spent thousands to redo any parts of my home, I do have a prized vintage-styled item: my beach cruiser.  The steel frame is built tough, yet has an awesome baby blue paint that reminds me of a Chevy Bel Air.  The front and back fenders add to the nostalgic look, and the chic name “Americano” (and even the font in which it is written) make me want to look good riding it around town.   The Americano bike is sold at Performance Bicycles, and just may help you too channel a bit of Audrey Hepburn in Roman Holiday!  My husband has a classic cruiser that is much older than him, but I can’t really ride it as it doesn’t have different gears to get up hills (my Americano has 3 gears).  On that note it’s nice to have something that looks vintage but takes advantage of some advancements that have taken place over the years.

I’m definitely a digital girl and love so much about our modern era.  While I am excited to see what’s next and new, I have a feeling that part of me will always be having fun integrating the timeless charm of the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s.  Here’s to you, Audrey.

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Disclosure :  This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Performance Bike . All opinions and expressions are that of Posh Journal.  All opinions and expressions are that of Posh Journal.  

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    Terri Ramsey Beavers
    Nov 26, 2015 at 11:31 pm

    I bought one of these recently and I ride it all over town. I love the vintage style. Mine has a basket on it for when I go check the mail or ride to the store around the corner to pick up something. Yours is so pretty, I wish mine had more blue on it.

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    Ourfamilyworld
    Nov 27, 2015 at 2:46 am

    Oh my, the bike is stunning! I used to have a mountain bike before. I would love a vintage bike for myself.

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    Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle
    Nov 27, 2015 at 8:50 pm

    What a pretty bike! I love that old school design with new school reliability. I’d love one of these.

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    serenityyou
    Nov 27, 2015 at 9:38 pm

    so a pretty bike, Love the colour!!

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    Pam
    Nov 27, 2015 at 10:21 pm

    I have been wanting to get a bike! I live near a national park and it is the perfect place to ride. I love the color of this one!

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    patricemfoster
    Nov 28, 2015 at 1:37 am

    Love the color bike…In the process of getting a bike for christmas to jump start my exercise routes thanks for sharing.

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    Elizabeth O.
    Nov 28, 2015 at 2:19 am

    I really miss going biking around the neighborhood. I want to get myself a bike soon!

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    michelle
    Nov 28, 2015 at 2:37 am

    the color on the bike is gorgeous

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    Shann Eva
    Nov 28, 2015 at 4:50 am

    Very cool bike. I have a retro looking bike too. The seat is much more comfortable too.

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    Pam
    Nov 28, 2015 at 5:42 am

    What a cook bike. Now this is something I would love to get for Christmas. I will have to drop some hints to my husband.

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    Amanda Tempel
    Nov 28, 2015 at 7:20 am

    Now that, is a beautiful bike! I have always wanted a beach cruiser, as I’m always seeing them down here, in SWFL – I need to get one!

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    Onica {Mommy Factor}
    Nov 28, 2015 at 2:09 am

    Loving the color of this bike. This is really cool and awesome. I want this bike too.

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    Nicole Herose Cochingco Escat
    Nov 28, 2015 at 4:00 am

    That is one of my favorite color, it’s been a long time since I have ride a bike, love this it looks so chic.

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    victoria
    Nov 28, 2015 at 4:06 am

    Ohh i really love this bike this is my favorite color. I want to have a bike like this

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    Annemarie LeBlanc
    Nov 28, 2015 at 4:10 am

    I would love to have a bike like that. It reminds me of my very first bike my parents gave me for my seventh birthday!

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    Fashionable Librarian
    Nov 28, 2015 at 6:57 am

    This is beyond cool…love the color…bright and cheery

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    mariamichelle117
    Nov 28, 2015 at 10:08 am

    I love your baby blue beach cruiser! I would feel so cool and happy riding these beautiful bike. I have many vintage style Betsey Johnson dresses that look like they are from the 1940’s and 1950’s.

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    Diana Villa
    Nov 28, 2015 at 3:03 pm

    That bike is beautiful and blue is one of my favorite colors! 😀

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    Claudette Esterine
    Nov 28, 2015 at 5:27 pm

    I haven’t been on a bike in ages and this one looks perfect to get on!

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    Making Our Life Matter
    Nov 28, 2015 at 5:46 pm

    Now I just want to grab that bike and ride up and down the Wildwood Boardwalk all day long. This bike screams summer fun!

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      daveylive
      Nov 29, 2015 at 8:38 am

      Yes! 100%, this bike would be perfect for Wildwood.

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    lisa @bitesforbabies
    Nov 28, 2015 at 6:10 pm

    I love love love that bike! I love anything retro, and I especially love that hue of blue!

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    Rosey
    Nov 29, 2015 at 3:08 am

    I’ve been talking about getting a bike. I think it’sd be fun to ride w/the kids.

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    MyTeenGuide
    Nov 29, 2015 at 6:41 am

    What a pretty bike. I would love to have a vintage bike. The color is stunning.

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    Ana De Jesus
    Nov 29, 2015 at 11:03 am

    I love the colour of this bike it brings a touch of sunshine to the dreary weather that we have here in the UK

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    Bonnie @wemake7
    Nov 29, 2015 at 3:29 pm

    What a very beautiful bike! My oldest daughter showed me a picture of that same exact color on a bike she wants. =)

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    Adriana
    Nov 29, 2015 at 7:49 pm

    This is so pretty and makes for some really beautiful pictures!! : )

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    HilLesha
    Nov 29, 2015 at 8:32 pm

    This bike is adorable! I was considering on buying a cruiser earlier this year, but decided to do so next spring. I’m ready to get back into bike riding!

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    Ann BAcciaglia
    Nov 30, 2015 at 12:21 pm

    My dream is to live by the ocean and ride a bike like this to do my daily errands. I love the colour of the bike in the photos as it is the colour I would buy for myself.

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    Hello Tesla
    Dec 3, 2015 at 10:12 pm

    We liked the colour, looks pretty cool. Thanks for sharing this with us.

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