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June 13, 2011
 Wearing: Club Monaco romper, Aldo sandals,
Rebecca Minkoff bag, Urban Outfitters sunglasses,
great grandmother’s ring, street vendor necklace
During my last couple of years of school in Victoria, I biked absolutey everywhere.  Mojito, my mint green Trek bike, and I were quite literally attached at the hip.  Being the kind of girl who likes to look relatively pulled-together, I became a bit of an expert in terms of chic bike-dressing and drew my inspiration from the stylish girls in Europe who managed to always look completely “done” despite cruising around on their bikes all day.  Of course, I had my days when I’d overslept and had to book it to school (so…half of the time), and on those occasions, spandex shorts, runners, and a workout tank were my best friends.  But if I’m biking for the sake of commuting and don’t need to break a big sweat, I try to bring that European attitude towards biking here to the West Coast.  Shorts, rompers, cross-body bags, and even dresses (especially if I slipped a pair of tiny shorts underneath them) were all free game for bike-dressing.  I find that this Club Monaco silk romper does the trick nicely: functional but still very pretty.

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23 Comments

  • Reply Cara June 13, 2011 at 9:54 pm

    Gorgeous photos Alexandra!! Love that romper and it looks perfect with your mint colored bech cruiser…great look!
    xo Cara
    http://www.afashionloveaffair.com

  • Reply Marie-Eve June 13, 2011 at 10:07 pm

    That romper is adorable. Love it !

  • Reply Prairie Girl in the City June 13, 2011 at 10:09 pm

    Beautiful! Love this look:-)

  • Reply JennaStevie June 13, 2011 at 11:57 pm

    This is soo perfect for riding around on the bike! I want a pretty bike like this for riding around town on. Too bad it's only nice enough for bike riding maybe 4 and a half months a year here.
    I love this romper, such a beautiful pattern and lovely colours!
    xJennaD

  • Reply Fifth Sparrow June 14, 2011 at 2:47 am

    This is so adorable! Mojito is the prettiest bike I've seen in a long time, and matches so well with your outfit- definitely the most important thing about a bike 😉 xx

  • Reply Cee June 14, 2011 at 2:57 am

    I freely admit it: I was staunchly anti-romper until I saw this post. I don't know how you do it, but somehow you make what looks ridiculous on most people completely enviable and so stylish. I am dying over the colour and print of this romper. And the fact that it kind of, sort of coordinates with the colour of your bike? Perfection 🙂
    xox,
    Cee

  • Reply gillybeancandyjar June 14, 2011 at 4:08 am

    wow you make riding a bike beautiful!!! I love your eyebrows by the way 🙂

  • Reply Anna Walker June 14, 2011 at 4:19 am

    cute little romper! AND sandals too! They look very comfortable, and hope you had fun bike riding!

    http://annawalker1992.blogspot.com/

  • Reply GIRL AND CLOSET June 14, 2011 at 4:47 am

    You are definitley rocking a very chic look Alexandra! That romper looks stunning on you, not always easy to pull off but you do it effortlessly. Looks like you had an absolutely lovely day, the sun has been incredible… I've been living outdoors, yay! Hope your having a fab eve. xx veronika

  • Reply Curves ahead makeup June 14, 2011 at 6:29 am

    your bikes name is to cute , love that romper looks perfect on you

  • Reply Fashion Cappuccino June 14, 2011 at 11:02 am

    Alexandra! This is one of my favorite posts from you! You look so gorgeous as always! And your skin looks so healthy and radiant! The bike and the romper are made for each other. Both look so chic together! I'd love to see the dress you bought from H & M. I seriously wish I can buy clothes from H & M and Zara online! I think spending money on both a trend a staple is smart choice 🙂 xoxoxooo

  • Reply Girl about town.... June 14, 2011 at 2:09 pm

    Wow, you are rocking that playsuit!! I love bikes at the moment, but your pictures are tempting me to go and buy one! Your simply stunning….

    Girl about Town XxX

  • Reply Jen June 14, 2011 at 8:26 pm

    Alex, you are seriously the most stunning girl. The second to last picture?! Seriously… it's not fair!!!! And seeing your posts always makes me want to make a visit to CM. Are you still working there? What days are you in? 🙂

    Hope to see you soon!
    Jen

  • Reply StyleID June 14, 2011 at 11:57 pm

    Glamorous ride 🙂 That romper is a dream…. beautiful colors.

    http://styleidnet.blogspot.com/
    http://www.filomenascloset.com/

  • Reply Ellie June 15, 2011 at 4:05 pm

    This romper is awesome, perfect for a bike ride (a girl's got to look good right?!)
    Have a great day!
    –Ellie

  • Reply The Hue Smiles June 15, 2011 at 6:22 pm

    love the romper and the bike is so fun
    Forever Chic,
    Amber

  • Reply Cortnie Elizabeth June 16, 2011 at 3:40 am

    Love that romper! I wish I had a Club Monaco close to me. I just found out they will be launching a website next year! Yay!

    Stop by my blog some time at http://stylelustpages.com!

  • Reply Annabelle Fleur June 16, 2011 at 7:03 am

    Wow, you are so beautiful! You look absolutely gorgeous! Love your jumpsuit, the color is so amazing! Love your blog and now following! Maybe you'll have time to visit my blog:)

    Kisses,
    Annabelle
    http://vivaluxury.blogspot.com

  • Reply Nikki June 16, 2011 at 9:49 am

    You look fabulous! and so does your bike ^^ Let me tell yah, I'm a European girl and I look far from put together on my bike, haha ^^ I actually don't have a not-broken bike at the moment! I definitely have to get mine to the repair shop before the summer starts! xx Happy thursday! ^^ x

  • Reply thekeenkitchen June 16, 2011 at 7:03 pm

    Hey, did you get those sunglasses recently? They are the exact shape I've been looking for!

  • Reply Lynn {hearted girl} June 19, 2011 at 5:40 pm

    Alex, you are a biker babe! and a super chic one at that. gosh, i adore your romper and the matchy-match accessories to your grand 2 wheeled treasure. Mojito blasting into the atmosphere is what : )

    xo ♥

  • Reply OnTheRacks June 21, 2011 at 3:50 am

    Great look — LOVE that romper. Very chic for a bike ride. You look adorable!! <3

    xx Laura

  • Reply Matina June 25, 2011 at 5:43 pm

    GORGEOUS.

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