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Fashion Friday: Fancy Dark Chocolates

Layers of deep, rich chocolate paired with caramel and cherry. Can you tell I’m looking forward to Valentine’s Day? An empire-waist peplum herringbone jacket tops a winter-weight knit dress and tights, all in deep chocolate. Soft leather gloves in caramel and boulevard heels in cherry make the outfit a special treat.

Chocolate Brown Portrait 2

About Fashion Friday: Inspired by a 2011 Bike to Work Day challenge sponsored by the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition, this series highlights the broad range of “dress for the destination” bicycling fashions.

 
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Posted by on January 25, 2014 in Cycle Fashions

 

Fashion Weekend Edition: Sunshine, Rain Dream

Hey, Portland, can you spare us some sprinkles? Over a month ago Deanna bought a new city bike with fenders and a new hooded raincoat, and has warm leather boots to boot. She’s all ready for an every-single-day bike commute to a new job conveniently located close to home. All she needs is a little drizzle to test it all out.

Portrait

Deanna and I visited five shops before she found the city bike of her dreams, a Linus mixte in sage green.

About Fashion Friday: Inspired by a 2011 Bike to Work Day challenge sponsored by the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition, this series highlights the broad range of “dress for the destination” bicycling fashions.

 
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Posted by on January 11, 2014 in Cycle Fashions

 

Fashion Holiday Edition: An Anniversary Bike Date

New Year’s Day was our eighth anniversary, not our first. But it was our first anniversary to make our spare-no-expense, celebratory dinner a bike date. All I needed was a new, shorter dress and some warm accessories. All Dick needed was a Dutch bike with chain guard. I’m surprised it took us eight years to figure this out.

Dick & Janet Portrait

About Fashion Friday: Inspired by a 2011 Bike to Work Day challenge sponsored by the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition, this series highlights the broad range of “dress for the destination” bicycling fashions.

 
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Posted by on January 2, 2014 in Cycle Fashions

 

Fashion Friday: The (Not) Ugly Christmas Sweater

Suddenly, the ugly Christmas sweater is all the rage! There are Tipsy Elves, Rusty Zippers and Ultimate Ugly Christmas shops selling them online, and there’s even a National Ugly Sweater Day. But when you have a natural goofiness like my dear husband, you don’t need a goofy sweater. A classic argyle quarter-zip pullover in soft cotton is the perfect Christmas sweater for all-day comfort here in Northern California.

Dick Goofy Portrait

Unlike when he was 10, Dick was happy that Santa left him a new sweater and boots under the Christmas tree.

About Fashion Friday: Inspired by a 2011 Bike to Work Day challenge sponsored by the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition, this series highlights the broad range of “dress for the destination” bicycling fashions.

 
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Posted by on December 27, 2013 in Cycle Fashions

 

Fashion Weekend Edition: Short Skirt, Short Boots

Sweater top, sweater tights. Corduroy and cable knit. Tuxedo top left untucked. Perfect for a day of last minute holiday errands? Not quite. Love the look but thinking I’ll regret the heels. Flat-heeled slouch boots it is!

Slouchy Sweater

About Fashion Friday: Inspired by a 2011 Bike to Work Day challenge sponsored by the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition, this series highlights the broad range of “dress for the destination” bicycling fashions.

 
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Posted by on December 14, 2013 in Cycle Fashions

 

Fashion Weekend Edition: Dressy Warm Party Dress

Record-breaking cold + a holiday lights ride + holiday party + a chance of rain. How does all that add up, fashion-wise? It starts with a merino wool dress, patterned tights and pumps for the party, then tops it off with a warm coat, scarf and boots for the ride. For the ride home’s steady rain I was prepared with my rain burka.

Red Wool Dress

About Fashion Friday: Inspired by a 2011 Bike to Work Day challenge sponsored by the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition, this series highlights the broad range of “dress for the destination” bicycling fashions.

 
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Posted by on December 7, 2013 in Cycle Fashions

 

Make It Your Own: High Visibility in High Style

I’m not a big fan of high visibility bike clothing. Somewhat for philosophical reasons, but mostly because it’s usually dog ugly. Between frumpy, boxy shapes and no interesting detailing, it’s no wonder the few companies that offer stylish options are priced at a premium. The other option: design and sew your own like Emma did.

Emma Portrait

A trip to her local fabric store yielded high vis yellow fabric, high vis orange tape and reflective trim. Putting it all together in this sweetly feminine and supremely visible vest was purely Emma’s work. I love, love, love it!

How about that mailbox alternative to a pannier! For how-tos on how to build your own, thank Martha Stewart. That where Emma got her inspiration. The upside is that unlike most panniers, this one can be locked.

 
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Posted by on December 4, 2013 in Cycle Fashions

 
 
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