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Six Sweaters for September Bike Rides Under $100

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We are slowly starting to feel the chill in air on our morning and evening bike commutes. We are not ready to bring out our jackets and coats just yet but a pullover or cardigan sweater are prefect for September bike rides. Here are size sweaters we are crushing over this season:

1. Wool sweater with lace detail from JCrew for $98.00-This cozy layer has an easy silhouette (looks like a sweater, wears like a sweatshirt) and gets a heavy dose of feminine charm thanks to the needle punched lace. The extra room in the silhouette is easy to move in while you ride your bike.

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5 Stylish Sunnies for Summer Biking

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Ya know, it’s bright out there. There’s nothing worse than hopping on your bike in the summer sun and having to squint the whole time. You should be able to take in the scenery! Protect your peepers with a pair of our favorite shades:

1. Jimmy Choo Havana Polarized Sunglasses at Nordstrom for $130.00

2. Warby Parker Marple Sunglasses for $145.00

3. WOOED Weathered Black Sunglasses at Etsy for $95.00

4. Merona Gradient Wire Rim Sunglasses at Target for $17.00

5. Ray-Ban Oversized Wayfarer at Saks Fifth Avenue for $155

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Life is a beautiful ride T-shirt

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While looking for some new yoga T-shirts this week I came across this burned out T-Shirt on Etsy by the Missouri designer OhSudzGifts. This tee looks super comfortable and I love the quote: “life is a beautiful ride.” Now, I just have to decide on which color….

5 White Frocks for Summertime Cycling

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Photography: Simona Negrila

We rounded up 5 bike-friendly frocks to frolic in this summer to beat the heat. Each dress is roomy and movable but don’t worry there are no muumuu’s here. These summertime dresses also give you a greater range of motion than a more traditional style, which is always a plus when you’re bike-bound. Don’t forget our bike skirt garter clip for those summer breezes that can cause those unflattering Marilyn moments in the bike lane.

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1. Pintuck spaghetti strap dress from JCrew for $88.00

2. White cutout dress from Modcloth for $35.00

3. Midi embroidered lace dress from Asos for $173.00

4. Off-white fit & flare dress from Nordstrom for $50.00

5. White shift dress from Zara for $60.00

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9 Chic Crossbody Bags Perfect for Cycling

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Image Credit: Best Dressed Poland

Crossbody bags are so perfect for summer biking when you don’t have a bike basket to store your belongings. You won’t have to worry about clasping onto a clutch or a purse slipping off your shoulder while you ride your bike. Crossbody bags ensure that you know where your belongings are at all times. While big bags are ideal for on foot, smaller cross-body bags are perfect for storing a phone and keys on nights out while you ride your bike. Here are nine of our favorite crossbody bags:

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1. 3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli Mini Messenger Bag 2. French Connection Colville Leather Crossbody Bag 3. French Connection Desert Croc Crossbody Bag  4. Po Campo Sky Stripe Roscoe Bag  5. JCrew Sophie Crossbody Bag 7. French Connection Harriet Textured Crossbody Bag  8. Modcloth Smooch Crossbody Bag 9. Poverty Flats Two Tone Crossbody 

Bicycle Fabric Printed Cotton Skirt

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I just came across the cutest bike inspired skirt on Etsy by Texas designer Angie Ramirez. I love Angie’s inspiration for this adorable skirt: “It’s a tribute to one of my oldest friends who’s always there when I need her. For 19 years, my Schwinn Collegiate has carried me through 16 years of marriage, 3 kids, 2 cities and countless miles. She taught me something my my previous mountain bike and BMX cruiser never could–that I can always ride in style! You and me, girl, we’re growin’ old together. Let’s do this…”

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6 Bike Shorts That Are NOT Spandex Under $100

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Biking and shorts: the ultimate duo. But happily for us, that doesn’t always have to mean “bike shorts.” As with most bike accessories, bike shorts have been designed to death, and the result is that the majority of bike shorts on the market for ladies are tight, spandex numbers with lots of sports branding or weird zipper pockets in places you didn’t know were there until suiting up in those practical-but-not-pretty biking britches.

We think that any pair of shorts can become cycling shorts – all you have to do is hop on your bike and hit the streets. So what’re we excited to slip into this season? Check out our short list of 5 cute shorts to cycle in this season under $100. (more…)

New Arrivals: Iladora Cute Bike Apparel

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We just discovered this new San Francisco based bike apparel brand Iladora that we LOVE at Eleanor’s.  The designers and fellow lady bikers, Ilana Siegelman and Meghan Murphy founded Iladora to create a line of clothing for women who want beautiful and quality-made apparel with high performance features. The line includes a skirt called “The Mindy Skirt” is prefect for the daily bike commute to any office job. The drop tail and curved hemline allows for mobility but with a little extra coverage when sitting. (more…)

Ultimate Guide to Biking to Work (and still looking stylish)

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Riding your bike to work has always been an option, sure, but it seems like now more than ever we’re turning to two wheels as a practical, environmentally friendly, and inexpensive way to get to and from the daily grind. That said, it’s often difficult for bike commuters, especially women, to find attractive cycling apparel that works just as well in the boardroom as it does on the bike. We’d like to change that. We’ve pulled together this guide to commuting to work by bike to empower women to get around the green way without having to sacrifice their style. The following is a rundown of our favorite tips, tricks and products that will help women everywhere cycle chicly. (more…)

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