Thursday, July 17, 2014

Summer of No Pants

Lately, I have been wearing a lot of dresses and skirts in order to be more comfortable during my commute between work and home. I like to wear skirts and dresses anyway (even during the winter) but now as part of the Summer of No Pants -- I have more reasons to ditch my pants! And Darcie, blog author of Mimi's Mom has a closet-full of tips for riding a bike in a skirt. From skirts that work well (and not so well) to craftsy things you can create so you're ride is more skirt-friendly.
black chevron chiffon dress with cap sleeve
Here in Reno-Sparks, the weather has been quite muggy!! We have 300 days of sunshine per year but I don't remember it being this humid and warm in July.
navy dress with pink cinch belt
The People for Bikes button is a perfect accessory.
In the mornings, the temperature is anywhere between 70 to 78 degrees depending on what time I leave. By the afternoons the digits can reach 95 to 100+ on my way home. I am glad there have been days with some
cloud coverage. Direct sunshine on top of the heat would probably dry me up and I'd surely shrivel to a prune!
striped dress
I slipped a khaki blazer over this dress.
I am finding it harder and harder not to bring a change of clothing to slip into after arriving at the office.
pink chiffon dress
Some days I bring an extra camisole to replace the one I wear underneath my dress.
Other days I wear a crochet top over a cami so there is A LOT of ventilation but I am still covered.
Should've worn a brightly colored cinch belt for some pop.
 Today I started with this. Well, I actually had shorts and Vans® sneakers on but who was I kidding?! Even though I do not interface with the public, there is still a semi-professional dress code.
Hmm...I don't like how the belt chops me up.
The skirt is the black version of Betabrand's Bike to Work Skirt, a pencil fit for bicycle commuting which I wrote a review about. Then I switched to black heels which I keep in my office.
black pencil skirt professional attire
Tank tucked in, the cinch belts gives a high-waist pencil skirt look.
Yes, I am wearing a sweater. In this heat?!? you ask? Even though it is hot outside the office is freezing so I am always layering with a cardigan or jacket.

I hope you are staying cool if you're experiencing the same weather!! What do you do to cope with traveling in this heat? No...driving with the A/C on max does not count, LOL!!

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