Friday, December 19, 2014

Weekend Window Shopping: But It's On Sale.

I don't know what it is about this time a year that makes me want to buy myself something extravagant. I haven't done it but I keep getting that urge. The sales are pretty fantastic, I have to say. Right now Piperlime is offering 30% off select "NYE Party Styles" with code CHEERS which includes a lot of great stuff. Plus, get 7.0% cash back with eBates! (my referral link.) Here is what I'm tempted by:

Friday #GoHugo

Oh, Idris, it's been too long.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

BUY THIS: More Awesome Frye Boot Deals!

Ooh! A reader on my recent Frye post commented that also has some crazy good deals on Frye boots. She’s right! I had no idea! Sizing is very limited, but it's definitely worth a look. Plus, you get 3.0% cash back with eBates and an extra 20% off with code JUSTINTIME.

These are $178, come in two colors and there are a fair amount of sizes in stock:

Vera Boots

These are $130! Only one size left:

Frye shorties

 These are $140 in two colors:

Short Vera

 These are $190 and nearly gone...

Frye Buckle Something

Review: Cyclebox by Runnerbox

So, those of you that follow my Instagram account or personal Twitter account probably know that my main hobby is cycling, specifically mountain biking and cyclocross. I compete in both but also just love to ride my bikes. So, when RunnerBox asked if I'd be interested in being a CycleBox Ambassador, I jumped at the chance. BOX O' BIKE STUFF? YES PLS. (For full disclosure, this means they give me the box to review.)

I know some of the Looks Good readers are cyclists and/or runners so hopefully this will be a welcome review. It also gives me a chance to make a small announcement: I'll be starting up a new blog next month that focuses on women's cycling and fitness style, so in the future this kind of review will appear on that blog.  I'm excited about my new project and I'll let you know when it's launched!

Okay! So, on with the review.

It's no secret that I love box subscriptions and I was pretty excited to try CycleBox because I buy a lot of this kind of stuff already and I'm always interested in what's new. RunnerBoxes are available in three varieties - Runner, Tri and Cycle. They come every other month and cost $20 plus shipping. Aside from the bimonthly subscription they also offer one-time gift boxes and limited edition holiday gift boxes. Very cool.

My first box arrived last week and, while it looked small, I couldn't believe how much was packed in there. Check it:

Actual size


This is only the first side of the card.

So. Much. Stuff.
Many things!

YOU GUYS. That is a lot of stuff! Here's a list, with my thoughts:

Runnerbox Buff-  I was really excited about this because I don't own a buff and I am tired of my face freezing off when I cross the Nickel Bridge in the winter. Bonus that the color matches my team kit!

Honey Stinger Organic Gingersnap Waffle - I inhaled this right after my final cyclocross race of the season last weekend. It was delicious. I already like the regular flavor so the gingersnap was a nice seasonal touch.

Salted Caramel Gu - This made me super happy because I buy this flavor all the time!  It actually tastes like salted caramel so I don't have to gag it down the way I do other gels. Highly recommend.

Innergy Sports Performance Towel - I’m quite intrigued by this product, it sounds like magic. Apply to sore muscles and it makes them better! I am not sure if it’s reusable, it doesn’t say.

InstaBOOST - This is an energy supplement. I like that it doesn’t have artificial sweetener in it, but I’m not sure when I’d use this. Before a ride or race?

Cognitea - This is tea for mental clarity & focus. The magical ingredients appear to caffeine and L-Theanine. I like tea, I love caffeine, I’ll definitely drink this.

Arctic Ease - This cold compression wrap sounds fantastic because there’s nothing more annoying that strapping a drippy bag of ice to your body. I'm sure this'll come in handy.

Detour Smart Bar - Le sigh. This whole grain oatmeal bar sounded great until I got to the blueberry part. I’m not a big fan of blueberry but I have a cyclist friend who is, so I’ll give it to him. Or maybe I'll just eat it anyway. I like having ride snacks on me.

PickleAde - Okay, this one. It’s a little bottle of pickle juice. I get it, I do. The salt and vinegar in pickle juice makes it a great electrolyte replacement during sweaty summer rides and races but I just can’t imagine chugging a shot of pickle juice. I will try it, though, for science.

Skout Organic Trail Bar - Mine is apple and cinnamon and I’m eating is right this second. It’s chewy and very tasty in a healthy natural bar kind of way. There are definitely little bits of dried apple in it, which is nice.

Nuun All Day - These are hydration tablets with vitamins and minerals. Definitely something I’d chug if I was feeling a cold coming on, though I don’t particularly like Sorbitol as a sweetener.

Beljum Budder Chamois Creme - Oh yeah, I’ll always try a new chamois cream! I never used to use it but last year I discovered what the term “saddle sore” really means and I’ve seen the light.

Heavenly Organics Honey Pattie - This is chocolate mint flavor and it’s the perfect size to stick in a Camelbak or jersey pocket for a quick mid-ride treat.

That's the box! I'm really delighted with it overall. The products are high quality and it's definitely a fantastic value.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Adrien: Questionable.

I don't know, you guys. I wore some clothes and I'm not sure any of it is really working, especially the bright red Anthropologie cords. I like them in theory but I'm not sure I nailed it. Anyway, behold:

Is it the boots throwing this off? Those are my beloved Frye Veronica boots but I think maybe my brown Fryes would've worked better. My sweater is a J.Crew Tippi sweater and my only real complaint is that it's tough to find the right t-shirt to wear under it, which is why I was delighted to find the perfect 3/4 sleeve James Perse tee at Marshalls marked down to $12. Yes! EXCEPT, the retail price was $125. I will just let that sink in while you get a peek at a $125 t-shirt:

ARE YOU KIDDING ME. It's just a little striped t-shirt! $125! I like James Perse but that just seems beyond ridiculous. Nothing about this tee is worth that kind of money. Ahem. I am also wearing a little bit of leopard in belt form

My bag is a MBMJ Baby Groovee and it seems to go with nothing and everything at the same time. I've been enjoying it despite it's smallness. Such nice leather.

My fringe necklace is J.Crew and it still pleases me despite shedding stones like crazy. If you're in the market for a long fringe necklace, I think this one would be a great option. Or this!  

That's the outfit! Not my best effort but at this time a year I'm lucky if I manage to leave the house fully clothed.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

BUY THIS (So We Don't Have To): Frye Boots on Sale!

I regularly stalk for deals on Frye because they always have them. Often the sizing is limited and sometimes it'll be last year's stock or a weird color, but still, Frye. Boots. Under $200. (Of course they also have a bunch of cute Frye shoes too.)

Today only there's a 15% off code: 6PMEU1216201415114. Whee. And just in case that's not enough enabling, here's what I found just for you under $200!

The Dorado are just a beautiful classic Frye boot. I don't see how you can go wrong here:

Frye Dorado Lug Riding

 This pair of Jackie boots is so cool - a manageable heel and interesting detail:

Frye Jackie Tall Riding

Oh! I am so tempted by these Jane boots. (Edited: Crap, they WERE under $150 but the price changed. Still a good deal with the code above.) I think they're beautiful and I love a pull-on style with no weird center seam:

Frye Jane Stitch

These are a cute short version of the Melissa back zip. Limited sizes, but awfully cute:

Frye Melissa Lug Back Zip Short 

 These look really wearable and they come in three colors:

Frye Reina Belt Bootie 

Here's a short motorcycle style boot with a bit more of a heel. Stompy and cool:

Frye Vera Short

Ugh, I love boots so much. Please take advantage of these deals so I don't have to.

The Poor Are So Decorative!

A: What the what?

A: The Shobbit fills me with rage.

L: Yeah, I'm pretty sure the SHobbit should steer clear of poverty tourism as fashion.

A: But he has a really cute corner for his adorable poors photo.

L: I feel like maybe we need to give him a "Most Wildly Out-of-Touch Man of the Year, 2014" award for this. He can put it in his corner.

A: In his cute corner. He has a lot of corners, Lili.

L: Oh look! I found just such an award! (Note: not to be placed in a non-cute corner!)

A: Nice! Maybe Camilla will put it on the tippy top shelf in his asshole corner.

A: (That made sense in my head.)