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Fashions for Fifty: Fifty is Fabulous Fun

“When I am an old woman I shall wear purple with a red hat which doesn’t go, and doesn’t because it suits me.” Grape, berry, eggplant, cherry, tomato, brick. When a woman enters her second half-century of life she can take certain liberties, especially in the realm of fashion. My big 5-0 is this month, and I’ll be celebrating with style.

Newsboy Portrait

Who says you shouldn’t wear trends the second time around? Experience means knowing how to pull it off.

Inspired by the poem by Jenny Joseph that begins “When I am an old woman I shall wear purple with a red hat which doesn’t go,” Fashions for Fifty is a month-long celebration of my fiftieth birthday in March 2014.

 
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Posted by on March 5, 2014 in Cycle Fashions

 

Fashion Holiday Edition: Mardi Gras Masquerade

C’mon take me to the Mardi Gras! I have just the ballgown for a carnival ball: yards of taffeta over a fluffy petticoat and a shawl embellished with Mardi Gras-themed sequin appliques. With long purple opera gloves, bold jewelry and a shimmering feathered mask, my combo’s ready for a Mardi Gras Mambo beat.

Mardi Gras Ball Gown

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 March 3, 2014 in Cycle Fashions

 

Fashion Weekend Edition: Rainy Day Cowboy

Sorry, Dylan. Sorry, Chrysler. Cars didn’t make America any more than ranch hands roped cattle from bicycles. The western classics: cowboy boots, a duster-style coat and a cattleman hat, keep the American man just as dry and comfortable on his bike as on his horse. There’s nothing more American than American style.

Cowboy Bike 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 February 8, 2014 in Cycle Fashions

 

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

 
 
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