Kate Spade CHI :)

You know how the right outfit has the power to brighten your day and make the world a more fun place to live?  If no, you should probably skip this vapid post.  If so – yeah!  totally!

I wore this Kate Spade ensemble to work last week, which of course involved nearly ten miles of bicycling.  And I felt so super happy the entire time, la la la lalalalaaaa.  *birds chirping*  A bonus is that drivers might be nicer to me dressed like this (Mary Poppins Effect), if they take a moment to glance up from their iPhones.

I am usually a thrift store lady, but I am admittedly attracted to a few different designers.  Not that I pay full price!  Goodness, no!  But I am a seasoned clearance stalker and when this Kate Spade dress popped up for 1/3 of the original price, I was so there.

Luckily, the weather was not too hot and humid – I’d hate to sweat all over this dress’s lovely lining (’cause I sweat like a piglet).  Tip time!  Did you notice the socklette peeking from my mary janes?  I buy those from the drugstore and they keep my feet from getting sweaty-stinky.  ;)

I also wore my Nutcase helmet, not pictured because I won’t pretend I think helmets improve on a look.  Oh!  But you know what helmet would have been spectacular with this dress (if you’re into that kind of thing!):

Ladybug!!!

Do you have a favorite outfit that makes you feel especially happy and cheery while bicycling?  I’d love to hear about it!

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30 thoughts on “Kate Spade CHI :)

  1. Lauren says:

    That is a REALLY CUTE dress! I love the little bow at the waist – darling!

    I recently started biking in skirts/dresses & it has changed my life! Now every day feels like flowers blooming & birds chirping, haha :)

  2. yvette says:

    Love it! I cycle in skirts and dresses all the time (never wear pants)… But sometimes the breeze works against me. Still working on figuring that bit out so my panties won’t be on display! Lol!

    • Dottie says:

      Totally upright bikes are the hardest for keeping skirts down, because the positioning allows the wind to get under them, instead of pushing them down against your thighs.  Sometimes I ride one-handed with the other hand holding my skirt, sometimes I tie the skirt, and sometimes I wear bike shorts underneath.  Or I wear heavier/longer skirts with my Dutch bike and save my lighter dresses for my Rivendell.

  3. Olouis77 says:

    I love that skirt!! I cycle in skirts and found a great company that do Rainwraps (www.georgiaindublin.com) that stop your skirt blowing up and protect your legs in wet weather but still look pretty

  4. Olouis77 says:

    I love that skirt!! I cycle in skirts and found a great company that do Rainwraps (www.georgiaindublin.com) that stop your skirt blowing up and protect your legs in wet weather but still look pretty

  5. That looks like the perfect summer cycling outfit. But, SHOES! I want your shoes so badly. I am always on the lookout for a beige-y pump with panache.

    • LGRAB says:

      I do love how those shoes look. They are Marc Jacobs, purchased on clearance three years ago. They look new because I’ve worn them only three times. High heels are uncomfortable and hard to walk in for me, so I usually wear flats or small wedges, but sometimes aesthetics win over. :)

  6. steve_a_dfw says:

    You need to watch “Mary Poppins” once again. Even Mary’s best outfits paled in comparison…

  7. ladyfleur says:

    Fabulous skirt!  And you’re wearing high HEELS!  You put it all together so well.

  8. I was predicting that nutcase helmet to complete your perfect Dottie outfit!  I also love the shoes…What brand are they?  

  9. Saw you already mentioned Marc Jacobs in the comments!  

  10. Karen says:

    Wonderful dress and it suits you bike as well.  I have a favorite biking outfit , but it will be some time before I’m able to wear it again since it is all winter wool separate.  Even though it’s all grey, it always makes me feel smart and pulled together.

    • Dottie says:

      I love outfits that make me feel pulled together, since usually I feel like a mess.  That’s one reason I like dresses so much – like outfit in a bag.  :)

  11. Andrea says:

    Love the ensemble! Beats the bajebers out of my athletic shorts and t-shirt. Note to self: Step it up in the clothes department.

  12. Andrea says:

    Love the ensemble! Beats the bajebers out of my athletic shorts and t-shirt. Note to self: Step it up in the clothes department.

  13. Lafs4 says:

    What a beautiful outfit…you look great!!!

  14. Lafs4 says:

    What a beautiful outfit…you look great!!!

  15. Kate says:

    Gorgeous outfit! I love the ladybug helmet too.

  16. Kate says:

    Gorgeous outfit! I love the ladybug helmet too.

  17. Kara says:

    I am a Kate Spade-ite as well. I stalk that sale section and jump on their surprise sales with the prowess of a jungle cat! You look tres fab, darling! You do kate proud. 

  18. leslie says:

    holy cow, that bike is fantastic!!! what kind is it? looks like it’s straight from the streets of denmark!

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