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Archive for July, 2009

Topshop Cycle Chic Competition

Tuesday, July 7th, 2009

Topshop cycle chic contest
Back in the 90s I was lucky enough, and worked hard enough, to be able to spend two terms in a university in the UK. While I was there I discovered Boots and Topshop. These were my little secrets once back in America, my source of cool and unusual things. Now they’ve both arrived Stateside and while I’m a little sad about losing my secret source, I’m thrilled to have these resources available.

When I saw that Topshop USA was sponsoring a cycle chic contest I raced to the Chictopia site, which, I must admit, reminded me that I’m not in college anymore.

To enter the competition just register with Chictopia and upload a photo of your best cycling look. Each week five winners will be announced – four chosen by Chictopia.com users and one chosen by TOPSHOP. All winners will receive the special TopShop-designed bike, pictured above. The competition is going on right now and the deadline to submit photos is July 17 so there is still time! Personally, I prefer my bike and would rather a gift certificate to Topshop, but I am gratified to see that cycle chic is catching on all over, with the younger ladies too!

That’s more like it

Monday, July 6th, 2009

Lady cyclist bags rack
Summer has FINALLY made it to Boston. I’m happy to get out again and see the pretty cyclists riding by. This lady is clearly in her work clothes, yet she manages to carry quite a bit with her on her bike and look good doing it. Well done!

Rain rain go away, come again some other day

Thursday, July 2nd, 2009

frog bootsWell, I looked just like this today, except I wore my new Frog Boots. It was fun to splash in the puddles, but as you’ve all noted in the comments, this blog is getting a bit waterlogged.

I get lots of happy smiles from other cyclists splashing through the puddles with me, but I’m surely not going to take out my camera in this downpour! So you’ll just have to take my word for it.

I apologize for the lack of posts, I hope to have a writeup from my trip to Eugene, OR shortly.

In the meantime, anyone else have cheerful rain gear to share?

Cycling in Heels

Wednesday, July 1st, 2009

blonde bicycling in heels on a mountain bike

It can be done, even on a mountain bike!