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Invisible by day, reflective by night 

27 Feb

Running or walking at night is dangerous, the road are not always well lit and we are invisible to the cars because of the dark colors we are wearing.

I’m not fan of the yellow reflective safety vest because it’s not really a fashion item (doesn’t match my style) …

I found something better … something invisible by day and that makes me visible by night … thanks to the Albedo 100 reflective spray.

How does it work?

  • Shake well the spray can
  • Start spraying your clothes, shoes, backpack, …

Invisible by day, the reflective particles will be revealed by the lights of the cars!

Wash your clothes and the spray will disappear, then spray again.
I ordered my spray can on Amazon.

My first spray was for my shoes and black backpack.

I cut a carton in the shape of a flamingo of and sprayed it on my black backpack. Not really happy of the result, it’s not invisible on the black textile … maybe I sprayed too close or over sprayed … I will try again.

Then I sprayed my brand new kicks from Vans. Pretty cool and like promised invisible by day and reflective when lit. I wore them during a snow storm in NYC, walking in the snow and it’s still reflective!!

This is fun, and really answers a need for road safety when you walk, run, bike or skate at night.

PS:  did you know they also even invented a spray for your favorite pet!!!

More info 

 

For the beach, trail and the couch …

11 Apr

From the beach to the trail, or the trail to the beach … Or just to chill on the couch …

It’s always a nightmare to buy a bathing suit … It’s for the beach, for the pool, … But basically for only some occasions, not your everyday wear but .. This can change with the H2O collection by Lulu Lemon.

The H2O line is made with Aquelu fabric

  • Made from recycled nylon
  • With Xtra Life Lycra finer for shape retention
  • And offers UPF50+ for sun protection!

I love it, and bought the Speed Short H2O (comes with the undies inside) and a reversible top.

And here I was swimming like a mermaid in the ocean with my new swimming suit, when back on the beach I dried under the sun in no time and could walk back home in style.
The short is priced $68, the top is $58 (but I bought it on sale … $39, lucky me).

Reflection in my socks?

4 Feb

HeiselDo you ever walk at night dressed in dark colours?
Have you ever jogged at the crack of dawn anxious to be seen by the cars during your jogg?
Do you ever walk with your doggie in a pitch black street in the middle of the winter?
All those questions have the same answers: safety and fashion first! And you know what? Heisel got the answer!Heisel

It all started with Sylvia Heisel.
Sylvia is a pioneer and veteran in fashion, not any fashion but smart fashion using innovative and smart material.
The lines of clothes designed by Sylvia combine advanced technology materials and manufacturing techniques.
Creativity, technology, sustainability and style are leading the way!

So let’s follow her footsteps and discover Heisel line
From T-shirts to hoodies, pants and parka, Heisel also creates suome great and accessible accessories that will bring safety and comfort to our life (saving you from the ugly yellow safety jacket).

I was attracted by the polka dots reflecting tennis socks ($16) and the reflecting beanie ($36).
Those accessories are great while running, biking or just walking and will attract the attention of the cars when the sun goes down.
The beanie is great for winter to keep your ears warm and you will stand out at night … safety is not a game!Heisel

PS: Heisel clothes and accessories are also a stunner while moving your body on the dance floor!!
If you are into D.I.Y., check the reflective threads ready to be knitted, sewn, glue to your clothes to create your very own reflective outfit.

More infos on Heisel
. Heisel official website
. Twitter @heisel_co
. Instagram heisel_co
. Facebool Facebook.com/heiselco

Thanks to Diego and Sylvia for their help.

 

Grow up!

18 Nov

imageYou can’t be a teenager forever and there come some occasions you have to style up and drop the jeans and sneakers to impersonate a grown up you with shiny heels and dress!
imageIt’s tough but it happens and like me you will survive.

Of course, I can’t part from my iPhone and that’s a dark spot when it comes to a dressy-me, I don’t want a purse … Purse is too much, over the top, not ready yet …

So I found a classy, trendy, easy, looking good and handy solution: The Bandolier!

Basically The Bandolier transforms your iPhone to a piece of fashion.

imageIt comes with a leather cover that hangs stylishly to a leather strap, on the back you’ll find 2 slots to store 2 plastic cards (this is smart!).

Lots of different models are proposed and you will find easely the Bandolier to match your envy.
I decided to go for the “Nathalie“. Now my iPhone hangs stylishly and I won’t forget it on the table while grabbing a glass of champaign 😉 Love it!

The price range goes from 80$ to 125$.

More about the Bandolier Style
. The official website Bandolier Style Photo 9-11-2013 12 16 52 pm (HDR)
. Twitter @BandolierStyle
. Pinterest BandolierStyle
. Instagram Bandolier

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Those boots are made for walking … In cold and rainy weather

19 Nov

I’m not made for cold, rainy or snowy weathers.
So when I flew from Mexico to Canada, I had to make a step.
My heart was torn between the Uggs and the Sorel.
Finally I chose the Sorel 1964 Premium CSV, the blue ones with light blue laces.

Why?
1. Those boots were made before in Canada by a Canadian company. After economic issues the company was sold and is now part of Columbia Sportswear.
It will be a sweet souvenir from my Canadian trip.
2. The shoes is a mix of leather, caoutchouc sole, waxed canvas with a removable/washable felt inner boot.
3. The felt inner boot can be used as slippers when you arrive in the mountain shelter.

Those boots are great up to temperatures below 40C!!
But they work well too while rainy and snowy winter days hits you.

Price is sweet too and can be compared to the Uggs (Decatur Nordic, 159$), only 150$.

Now you know where to put your feet.

PS: Bonus, you receive an extra pair of grey laces.

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Don’t wear a scarf, wear a smart trendy scarf!

18 Sep

How to walk/run thought autumn or just survive Airco with being sick ?
I’m just recovering from laryngitis and I will never part from my Lulu Lemon Deja Vu scarf.
Double-layers soft jersey infinity scarf, great for warmth and polyvalent because you can use it to wrap around your cold arms.
The scarf exists in black and grey. mine is the single-layer version in white … I guess for summer times and cold evenings.

  • Check it out here
  • Price 68$

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Need socks ?

30 Jul

What’s more stupid than a sock ? Two socks ?
Nope, socks can be your ally for better performance while practicing high level sport or simply for comfort when just hanging around.
For many years now compression socks have been around but were targeted to athletes or those having issues with blood circulation.
I found these socks at a golf tournament and decided to give them a try as I walked the 18 holes following players … That could tire anyone even the sporty.
The principle of compression socks is the following: during the effort, the calves play the role of peripheral heart (a 2nd source of oxygenation of your muscles).
During sport, the veins dilate which decrease the oxygenation of the muscles.
This can create tiredness, cramps, … which will lead to lesser performances and sometimes to injury.


The difference with medical compression is that it starts from the calves instead of the ankles. If you don’t have a pathology its better to work from the calves than the ankles.
How to find your size ? Measure the calves diameter and the tibia length.
Lots of athletes use them regularly (Tennis players, soccer and golf players, …).
Being a daily hero, you can use them during sport sessions, or after for recovery or while working on your comfort. Give them a try, you might be surprised as to how effective they are.
Pick your style between recovery socks, booster (no foot) and socks.

I bought 2 invisible running short socks, 1 pair of running ankle socks and 1 pair of multisport socks.

Check this small French company located in Saint Etienne called BV Sport which is manufacturing them since 1998.
More infos on www.bvsport.com

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