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Fashion Weekend Edition: Bike Date Dreamy

The things you do for love. Like wearing a button-down shirt and a sweater for a Friday night bike date, and swapping your singlespeed’s pedals so you can wear regular shoes instead cycling shoes. Or growing a beard just because your sweetie wonders out loud how it would look on you. That’s what love is all about.

Bike Date Portrait 1

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 April 5, 2014 in Cycle Fashions

 

Fashions for Fifty: Fifty is Fashionable Forever

Every decade has its iconic styles, like the cloche hat of the Roaring Twenties and the knit dress of the Disco Seventies. But when a style truly works, it works for any decade, from your own roaring twenties to your own fabulous fifties. And when I’m in my seventies, look for me dancing the Hustle at the senior center.

Forever Portrait

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 29, 2014 in Cycle Fashions

 

Fashions for Fifty: Fifty is Flowers with Flair

Spring has sprung and the flowers are in bloom, not just in the garden but all over spring dresses and purses. Time to pull out the big straw hats and head outside for a picnic or a tea. With a lightweight periwinkle cardigan, ballet pink tights and little white gloves to ward off winter’s last gasp, you’ll stay comfy in sun or in shade.

Red Straw Hat Portrait

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 22, 2014 in Cycle Fashions

 

Fashion Holiday Edition: Irish Spring Blessing

The luck of the Irish has not been with us this season. Paltry winter rains couldn’t turn our California golden hills into their usual emerald green, so it’s up to my green knit dress to add some color for St Patrick’s Day.

May the wind be always at your back and the road be always downhill. May the sunshine warm you, and the breezes gently cool you. Any may life be full of good rides. (And may this spring bring us rain!)

St Patricks 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 March 15, 2014 in Cycle Fashions

 

Fashions for Fifty: Fifty is Fascinating and Flirty

One person’s frivolous is another person’s fascinating. A small hat embellished with tall fluffy feathers may seem frivolous, but to a women of a certain age a fascinator hat can be quite flirty, especially when combined with a flouncy petticoat, skyscraper heels and just enough cleavage to make the church ladies tsk-tsk.

Fascinating Portrait

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 14, 2014 in Cycle Fashions

 

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

 
 
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