I don't do adjustment to new places very well.  I've been in Boston almost two full years and there is a Greater Boston Vintage Society and last month I finally worked up the nerve to go to one of their events!

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For my first foray into the Boston vintage social scene I ended up attending the Boston Tweed Ride.  Which, it turns out, is exactly what it sounds like and every bit as silly as one might hope.  I was just getting out of church when it started, so I met up with the group at their lunch stop and rode with them the rest of the way.  It fun to meet a like-hobbied group of people (and fun to meet internet-vintage-friend Shannon in person, who very kindly took a few snaps of me with my camera.  I didn't get any good ones of her, sadly...) and definitely fun to get on a bike again after not riding for a while! 
I don't own much (any?) tweed, so I went for a casual mid-century look instead that would look decent while still allowing me the range of motion to ride a bike.  I ended up renting a Hubway bike since I don't have one of my own here, and it was a great way to go, although the darn things only have three speeds and are geared a bit low for someone who has biked much at all.  We weren't moving very fast at any rate, about a hundred cyclists do a good job of closing down a lane of traffic, confusing pedestrians, and generally getting in the way.... which is an awful lot of fun to do in a city as crowded as Boston!  I hear that tweed rides are quite the rage, and I'd definitely advocate going to one if you have the opportunity, for the spectacle if nothing else.

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boston tweed outfit

Blue cabled sweater: Modern Millie
Bird brooch: Erstwilder
Bangles: Thrifted and various places
Red belt: Thrifted
Shoulder bag: Marshalls
Piano novelty print skirt: Etsy
Black low heels: DSW