Chic Travel: Trip To Europe | Iva Jean

Packing list for Europe by Iva Jean

Europe in the spring! Now is the perfect time to go, before peak season. Pro tip: though we love chic athletic shoes at home, the trend doesn’t always translate abroad. Pack sophisticated sandals like these Medwinds espadrilles instead, $138. When sandal time is done,  we love the MM6 by Maison Martin Margiela, $195, because what’s more fun [...]

Iva Jean New Collection Preview

Iva Jean New Collection Functional Style 2014

Iva Jean started as a brand for the fearless and passionate city girl, the ladies that live in the moment, that are effortlessly sophisticated, the women whose lives demand functional style. We could not be more excited to share our newest collection with you, because honestly, it was designed for you. Made with the same [...]

London Bike Style

Katherine Poulton Bike Style

This bike style is pure play! I love the origami folds on the dress, and vibrant two-tone is dazzling against the London backdrop. Her granny-chic knit accessories are just plain fun. You can pick up your own knits from The North Circular, made from 100% British Wensleydale wool from rescued sheep. Image of designed Katherine [...]

The Brompton Folding Bike

Brompton Folding Bike

This is the Brompton, the folding bike so popular that its riders call themselves “Bromptonauts.” What’s all the fuss about? Its beautiful English design looks distinctive and elegant. Constance Winters of Lovely Bicycle reports that it feels solid and agile on the road. The steel frames of most Brompton bikes mean that though they’re not quite as light as some [...]

City Style | Athletic Meets Sophisticated

City Style Athletic and Tailored

As a city girl constantly on my feet and running around town, I love the trend of mixing athletic and tailored garments. Nike Air Max sneakers with a slouchy “suit” and crop top or an oversized cashmere dress? This is what I call modern city style.  

Stylish Bike Bags

Stylish Bike Bags

Looking for a chic yet bike-able bike bag? I am. Hours on the internet have me torn between a few choices. Una offers an eco-friendly leather option ($148) that goes from shoulder bag to handlebar-bag. Under 9 inches, it would fit nicely inside my basket! I like that Harper Ave’s Kazuyo ($209) is both elegant and roomy. This frame pocket ($159) from [...]

Dublin Bike Style

Dublin Bike Style

Perfectly tailored for her bike! I love her palette of camel and soft browns and how her lipstick picks up her bike color. Plus, who doesn’t love a little masculine / feminine contrast with the lines of the satchel offsetting the airy chiffon blouse. So good. Image via Dublin Streets.  

Spring-Ready Bike Shoes

Spring Ready Bike Shoes

Spring is upon us, and so are some very chic shoes. Better weather means more style options for bike shoes. High heels? Yes please! One secret is this: the same heels that would kill on a half-hour walk don’t bother me at all on a half-hour ride. 1. Right now I’m eyeing Report’s Brynna ankle [...]