Some of you may already know, but a few days ago my lovely partner Hugh surprised me with this beautiful new bike! My old bike could never handle the hills in the area we live in too well, and after one too many problems getting the breaks to work I decided to play it safe and retire it. So as you can imagine I am extremely excited to start riding again, and having a bike that can actually make it up some of the steep hills in our area makes it even better – not to mention give me quite a work out, which is also appreciated.
When it comes to bike riding, the outfit I wear always depends on where we’re going. I definitely don’t always get dressed up like this to go for a bike ride unless we’re going somewhere in particular, such as a nice cafe or restaurant, otherwise I am more than happy to ride in work out gear. Not pictured in these photos is my helmet, although I most certainly do wear one at all times – even if it leaves me with helmet hair. However, I’m working on combating this by wearing a scarf under my helmet, and this way my hair doesn’t go all over the place when I speed down the many steep hills in our area.
Playsuits are my absolute favorite thing to wear on bike rides for comfort, and obvious practical reasons, so fortunately there are a number of those in my wardrobe and they will all be making an appearance this summer. I love this two piece Tara Starlet set because not only is it extremely flattering, it’s also very comfortable. There are a number of sets like this in the sale Tara Starlet have at the moment and I am very tempted…! When it comes to wearing heels while bike riding – this is something that is totally doable. However I prefer to wear chunky platforms or a stumpy kitten heel, something that won’t get caught in the pedals the way a higher, thinner heel could.