I feel like you all have seen me in my favorite kit a hundred times, so lets hear it for Sweetpea looking real cute in my get up. Surprisingly she loved the jersey and buff, but we had to do a little bribing with treats to get her to sit still with the helmet on. I didn't feel well at all yesterday so I had to make use of my gear somehow. <3 I hope everyone has been having an amazing weekend and that this puts a smile on your face!
Hi everyone! I'm starting to question whether or not my cycling wardrobe is larger than my regular wardrobe. With the majority of my kits in the wash, what better time to show you my attempt at organization while it's tidy! The clothing rack and compartment holder are both from Ikea, and I believe the plastic bin is from Target. This set up has helped A LOT since my closet and dresser are bursting at the doors. How is it that I have so many clothes, yet I seem to wear the same five things time and time again? Anyways, I'm off topic. I hope this helps anyone else who is struggling with workout wardrobe chaos!
It hasn’t always been about spandex and speed. Racing? Training? Those words didn’t exist for me a few years ago. I used to ride around the city to meet friends, get coffee and mash around for no other reason except to enjoy the view. Because I didn’t know much about cycling specific clothing, I subjected myself to some uncomfortable rides from time to time. You live and learn, right?
This week I slowed it down a bit in hopes of passing on my knowledge of casual clothes to you, so I put the Specialized Utility Crew, Levi's Commuter Jeans and Vans Lo Pro (similar version here) to the test! Here in the South it can be rain or shine in a matter of minutes and that's exactly what happened last week. I’m pleased to say that after putting everything through the elements, I highly recommend all of it.
This top was great for function, style and comfort. I kept cool with Drirelease Merino, the relaxed fit allowed me to put my own spin on the outfit by tying it up, and the zippered side pocket gave me a new place to put my keys. I’m wearing this style in Emerald Green, but you can also snag this tee in Carbon Heather for a more neutral look. The Levi's Commuter jeans have a high rise cut, so I don't show any booty, and the water repellant material really helped when it started to rain. Of course, the rain got to me through my clothes, but all of it dried fairly quick! The shoes aren't meant to have any commuter specific qualities, but I find them very comfortable to ride in. However, if I had known it was going to rain, I would have gone with MTB shoes instead. Although the Vans are great when it's sunny, I found my self slipping around a bit when it started to pour.
It's still hot in Atlanta right now, but I already want to live in this sweater. When Adrienne (@lotdeux) started @babesridebikes, I knew I had to snag an item and support this girl. The message she is putting out about cycling is so energetic and I love how she does what she wants regardless of the "technical" or "negative" comments she gets about riding. (Placement of a water bottle cage is not that important people, relax). She wants to ride and she wants everyone else to ride - in their own way, not in the way that you're told that you're supposed to. Sometimes cycling is daunting and you experience several learning curves, so I appreciate this girl encouraging everyone in a positive way. We need more PMA in this world. Thanks Adrienne for putting this simple phrase on a shirt and creating BRB. I'm stoked to follow along and see you continuously shed light on the joys of cycling with your adorable Australian accent. 💪
Available for both male and female, shop the collection from Babes Ride Bikes, here.
My daily essentials include quite a bit, and to be honest, the list could go on. I’m clearly a girly girl and had a hard time narrowing it down, because lets face it – ladies carry around a lot more than most guys do (or maybe it’s just me). By day I work in the fashion industry and when I’m not working, I’m training or racing my bike. So, as you can see it takes a lot in order to keep this “dual” lifestyle going. For me a good pair of leggings is key. They can be dressed up or down which allows me to go from yoga straight to a meeting by throwing on my leather jacket, LV and lipstick. My Amira has taken training and racing to another level, my Garmin helps me keep track of it all and the chamois creme is a must. The camera, business cards, and iPad are for work and the other items include my favorite perfume, nail polish, snack, hair product and book. Take a look below for the detailed list.
Specialized Amira SL4 Expert Lululemon Edition
Hoo Ha Ride Glide (Chamois cream for cycling)
Nikon D800 Camera
Zara Faux Leather Jacket
Garmin Edge 510 Cycling Computer
Business Cards and CB2 camera-shaped card holder
Birkenstocks “Arizona” Sandle
Specialized S-Works Womens Road Cycling Shoes
Onzie Mesh Panel Leggings
UO Festival Round Sunglasses in Tortoise
Manual For Speed Psych Zebra One Bidon
Lululemon Yoga Mat
Eckhart Tolle – The Power of Now
The Art of Happiness – The Dalai Lama/Howard Cutler
Louis Vuitton Eva Clutch
Chanel Coco Mademoiselle
Redken Guts 10 Volume Spray Foam
Butter London Nail Lacquer
L’Oreal Infallible Lipstick
Kind Bar Dark Chocolate Cherry Cashew
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Earlier in Spring, Levi’s® introduced their first Commuter™ line for women (read my original post here). Promising functional clothing for cyclists, the Levi’s® Commuter™ collection has performance and iconic style. Featuring water-resistant fabric, 3M™ reflective details, and deeper back pockets for secure storage, I'm following up to show you what they look like after two seasons of wear and really give my stamp of approval. I love when denim starts to wear in, and I'm pleased that the quality of the zipper, pockets and button held up like new. Although I can only speak about the wear of their denim, they have outerwear, pants, and tops and if the shorts are any reflection of the rest of the line, the other pieces won't disappoint. Shop the entire Commuter collection here.
I'm super excited to announce that I'm a Levi's Commuter Ambassador for the new Women's line that just released. I was sent the denim shorts and I'm loving them! The fabric is incredibly strong with a high waisted cut so I'm not worried about showing off the booty or ripping my pants on a ride. You can either wear them rolled down for a longer look or show off the reflectivity by creating a cuff. Also in the box was a limited edition Brooks England Cambium C17 Saddle made using recycled denim! Am-az-ing. Krys Blakemore designed the small pin that I put on the tote who drew her inspiration from her daily ride and reminds her of sunsets/sunrises over the East Hudson River, so cute! A keychain, stickers and a note were also included. Check the photos to see more. Next post I'll be showing you guys more of what the shorts look when I'm on a ride. Huge thanks to Anna Maria for allowing me to be apart of this awesome project!
Here are the exact specs on the shorts from Levi's:
Climate Control with lightweight and breathable fabric
Stretch and Reinforcement for comfort and durability
Higher Back Rise for increased coverage
Water and Dirt Repellent to stay clean and dry
3M Reflectivity for safe rides at night