What I bought...

My colour for the year is red. The new items is labeled "Magenta" but it counts as red in my book. 

If I'd had my matching cardigan with me on this short cross-the-strait trip, I'd have been able to go with the "pattern squared" theme of today's blog -- but as it is, I only have one piece with me. The other is in the Finds. 

With holidays off the table, I'm going to explore my new island home on an e-bike. Was lucky enough to get one of the very last of these in my size and looking forward to renewing my love of biking. 

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  • Janet replied 9 months ago

    Oh fantastic! What a great investment.

  • celia replied 9 months ago

    :) Great complement to your wardrobe.

  • JAileen replied 9 months ago

    This morning, my husband and I were huffing and puffing up a hill on our bikes (mine is a 30YO mountain bike) and a middle aged woman easily passed me.  Stopped at the next stop sign, she told me it was an ebike.  It really looked like fun.  Of course, I’m riding my bike for exercise, so there’s that.  I hope you have fun.  You look great, too.

  • Runcarla replied 9 months ago

    Congratulation, Suz!  She’s a beauty!  

  • suzieq replied 9 months ago

    Nice! You look wonderful. My color is red for this year, too, but I wear warm reds. I love spin classes at the gym, but can’t go right now due to the pandemic.

  • slim cat replied 9 months ago

    Pretty outfit!

  • Suz replied 9 months ago

    JAileen, there are different kinds of e-bikes (and different rules about what types are legal depending on your area). This bike is pedal assist -- no throttle. I can ride it as a regular bike (which I will do a lot of the time) or I can add an assist for hills or extra speed. I live in a very hilly area and I want to be sure I can go on journeys without fear of the trip home (mostly uphill). 

  • Preppy Pear replied 9 months ago

    Gorgeous! Serious bike envy. Getting my turquoise Specialized out tomorrow!

  • Helena (Torontogirl) replied 9 months ago

    Great idea Suz, and you look fantastic!

  • Angie replied 9 months ago

    FABULOUS new red accessory, and you look great in those sporty shorts! 

  • unfrumped replied 9 months ago

    I love the colors in the print.

    Had started thinking about e- bike also but only in pre- contemplation phase. Very hilly here though I could carry a regular bike in my truck to flatter areas. I haven’t really enjoyed biking due to the hills, since years ago growing up in a “ flat” city

  • Style Fan replied 9 months ago

    Great idea!  Exploring the island on an ebike sounds like so much fun.  Your shorts are perfect for the occasion.  

  • Bijou replied 9 months ago

    What a gorgeous colour, I love this version of red. You will have so much fun.

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  • lisa p replied 9 months ago

    Oh that will be so much fun , and such great exercise ! Love those shorts too - really need to look at some for next summer . ( why am I talking about this summer like it’s already over ? ) . I do admire your ability to take a certain look and just own it .

  • Sal replied 9 months ago

    Fantastic accessory!! You look fab:). And you will look great zipping around the local area.

  • rachylou replied 9 months ago

    This outfit is GORGEOUS. Wow do I like it!

    An ebike is a great idea!

  • Eliza replied 9 months ago

    Great look for your sure to be perfect days. Have fun on that beautiful bike.

  • Staysfit replied 9 months ago

    What fun!  I would love to see a coordinating safety helmet.  I have not seen any e bikes where I live but some help from a motor would be nice.  I am afraid to take my bike out on our steep hilly roads so it sits on a trainer in my basement.  I have some biking shorts but no helmet...... the only traffic is DH walking on the treadmill a few feet away!  :-)

  • Brooklyn replied 9 months ago

    Excellent! How fantastic that you could get it in your preferred colour. Here there was a run on bikes and indoor sports gear during the lockdown. Love your outfit too. That top is fab!

  • Gail replied 9 months ago

    Such a great idea, enjoy exploring and looking so great doing it .

  • suntiger replied 9 months ago

    *carries off the ebike :) *

  • kkards replied 9 months ago

    Nice! Hope you also got a fab helmet (preferably a MIPS one)

  • karen13 replied 9 months ago

    Fancy! You will have many adventures! Looking stylish as always. And very cute biking gear. 

  • Suz replied 9 months ago

    So, the helmet (yes, a MIPS) is SILVER. With magenta bits inside. :) 

    Brooklyn, there was (and is) a MAJOR run on bikes and other sports equipment here, as well, and I was very lucky to find this bike and model. It was the only one in southern BC that I could find. None of my local stores had one. Several stores in Vancouver listed it as in stock but did not get back to me for an appointment to view it. (Shopping for bikes is only by personal appointment right now). Bike shops are crazy busy as people catch on to the idea that they may not be travelling. 

  • shevia replied 9 months ago

    The top was made for you and the bike is just perfect for your lifestyle!

  • nemosmom replied 9 months ago

    How wonderful, Suz! Enjoy your new bike and adventures in your new town! What a stylish way to explore ;)

  • Laurie replied 9 months ago

    My husband wants an ebike so badly...keep us posted on your adventures.
    You look amazing, as ever!

  • Beth Ann replied 8 months ago

    I love this, Suz!  I visited your island home as a 12 year old. It was magical then, and I'm sure it's even more beautiful now.  My bike is in the shop getting a tune-up. No e-bike, but then, this is central Indiana...........

    I love printed cardis and bold florals, so I love the outfit!

  • Glory replied 8 months ago

    Fabulous purchase! I love mine - it is also a pedal assist. When I picked it up I had people lining up and asking if they could try it out. It was in hot demand and difficult to find in a size that was correct.

  • Becky replied 8 months ago

    That’s a gorgeous biking outfit! That floral print is just glorious. And I love that your shorts are dressy while still being very practical for biking.

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