Although I don't really have any homies to roll with and Peter is still waiting for a pair of derby skates to arrive in the mail, I am in love love love with my new Moxi lolly skates which is a late birthday present that I probably won't stop using. I know roller skates are for outside activities but because I'm such a newbie, I would not have been able to take my photos with the fear of hurting myself while trying or hurting my camera as well. I've been wanting to relearn how to skate for over a year and I really wanted to learn with Peter. Skating was something I enjoyed doing as a child and I remember it coming to me quite naturally. Now however, it seems I have lost that ability to skate and am very much determined to get myself rolling for fun this summer. They aren't the cheapest skates on the market but they sure are the prettiest and my heart has been set on them since last Spring. One thing I'd like to mention is that I bought it in pink for a reason. If you didn't know, I am the furthest of pink loving as any of my friends. Don't get me wrong, pastels are super pretty and one of my closest friends will choose everything in pink if given the option. These skates come in lavender, pink, light blue and a dark pinky colour -fuchsia maybe? It was hard to choose from the beginning but I've had over a year to decide and I chose pink because although it's not a classic colour, I felt it really connected with feminine skating and if white wasn't the only recreational colour in the 70s, then I feel like the next go-to would be pink.
I'm just so happy, super stoked and extremely eager to get better at skating. I was so keen, I made myself skate straps which were really easy to sew together and some boot covers so that if I were to scuff them up during my learning period, the pretty suede won't be compromised with as yet. But I didn't feature them because they look slightly hideous with some scuff marks already from my first fall yesterday. I landed really hard but luckily I was wearing my wrist guards or I'm sure I would have broken something. Now I know never to leave the house without pads on my knees and guards on my wrists to minimize the amount of pain I know I'll be receiving within the next following days.